THE SERENITY STONE COTTAGE
YEAR-ROUND VACATION RENTAL
The Serenity Stone Cottage is tucked into five private acres of meadow, pond, and forest in the historic town of Heath, Massachusetts (population 805) in the Berkshires. Located just off the scenic Mohawk Trail, this hidden treasure was built in 1933 and eventually became a summer home to renowned theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, author of the Serenity Prayer. The Serenity Prayer (in its original version) was written at the stone cottage, and first preached by Mr. Niebuhr in the Heath Union Church in 1943. This all-season cottage has been lovingly maintained to reflect its original warmth, charm, and unique sense of peace and quiet.
The exterior design of the cottage is European in style, with a beautiful stone façade, cedar shakes, balcony porches, a hidden stone stairway, and a courtyard garden. All-around windows look out from the main living room to a cedar grove, a field of wildflowers, a small (seasonal) pond, and the woods beyond. The cottage is surprisingly spacious (approximately 1500 square feet on three levels) and there are skylights throughout.
This vacation rental is ideal for 4-6 guests, but will accommodate seven.
The interior is furnished in an eclectic mix of antique, vintage, and contemporary styles. Décor is simple with small touches of luxury. Every room is freshly painted, all appliances are brand new, and furniture is new or newly re-finished. This little house stays cool in the summer and toasty warm in colder seasons.
We have high standards for housekeeping, so you will find the cottage sparkling clean. You will typically be welcomed with samples of local coffee, maple syrup, and fresh flowers. Other amenities include: ·
Please note that this is a non-smoking cottage and that (sorry) we cannot accept pets.
Have questions or need more information? Just ask!
SO MANY THINGS TO DO!!
The wonderful village ofSHELBURNE FALLS, MA is just 8 miles away, where you will find the famous Bridge of Flowers, superb bistros and a casual pub, glacial potholes, the Trolley Museum, Mole Hollow Candles, McCusker’s Market (natural foods), local crafts and art galleries (a virtual Mecca for fiber arts), Mocha Maya’s (an excellent coffee shoppe with live music), Pothole Pictures (movie gems), and concerts by Hilltown Music that are hosted at an 1850’s Opera House (Memorial Hall)!
Note: The Serenity Stone Cottage is located in (Franklin county) western Massachusetts, less than one hour to Shelburne Falls, Greenfield, South Deerfield, and Northampton to the southeast, and Charlemont, North Adams and Williamstown to the south/ southwest. The cottage is only about five miles from southern Vermont, an easy drive to Jacksonville, Wilmington, West Dover (home of Mount Snow), or Brattleboro.
Come and be inspired by the social, political, and spiritual history of the Serenity Stone Cottage. Create a peaceful retreat, or plan your vacation around day trips to any number of fabulous destinations in the Berkshires of Massachusetts (and neighboring towns in Vermont).
Please contact us at
info@SerenityStoneCottage.com for availability, deposit & payment requirements, off-season
specials, and tourist information. You can also find us at
You can also find us atwww.HomeAway.com, rental property #190201
We look forward to hearing from you!
Lisa and Steve Andrews
Owners/ Hosts, Serenity Stone Cottage