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See MoCA from your mansion on a hill (+ Sauna)

Tucked away on a secluded hilltop overlooking Mass MoCA (3 min walk)



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Tucked away on a secluded hilltop overlooking Mass MoCA (3 min walk)

5-10 min drive to Williams College, MCLA, Williamstown, Clark; Steps to restaurants & galleries. This large & sun lit top floor apt is whimsically restored with all the modern conveniences as part of Floating Tower, an artist retreat for refugee & immigrant musicians. Your stay enables us to host musicians pro bono!

Chase Hill Estate is the largest property of Freeman Grove District. At its heyday, it contained a state-of-the-art carriage trail and Italian gardens with trees that created a shady respite from summer sun.

This apartment is quite large and located on the upper 2 floors of the Small Mansion (a detached Victorian on a hill), with panoramic views on the city below & MASS MoCA.

Please note that the other (parlor level) apartment in the Small Mansion is also available on Airbnb. If you are interested in renting out both apartments for a larger group (two families, wedding party etc.) please write to us to inquire about dates. Depending on the retreat availability it might be doable. We also have several other spaces on the estate that may be rented out on certain dates, please inquire for more details.

Your apartment features:

- private entrance (from a separate porch)

- a fully outfitted kitchen/dining with tall ceilings and exposed beams

- a living room with a huge quartz center window, preserved sealed sections of Victorian wallpaper, and a smart tv

- a huge master bedroom with its own sitting area (couch and chairs) and a charming separate Juliette balcony overlooking the grand stairway

- 2nd large bedroom overlooking the garden with extra closet space,

- a windowed bathroom with an original 1873 claw foot tub

- Two additional smaller bedrooms (used as a study and a practice music studio) located on the apartment’s second level. We keep these rooms closed off during winter.

- w/d in unit

- all kinds of coffee implements + fresh espresso beans provided

Important: please note that this is a Victorian building from 1873. Back staircase is quite narrow and steep (not a full 21st century staircase) and should be navigated with caution.

The guest have access to all of the gardens and lawns on the property, several decks on the porches of both mansions, a private outdoor wood-fired Finnish sauna and several fire pits on the property. We are also working on compiling a tour of the trees at Chase Hill. Known to be a show stopper during foliage with its variegated shades of purple and gold, Chase Hill’s most famous tree is the eye-catching giant oak-leaved beech (the only one of its kind in Western Mass).

We are a friendly community of artists and musicians. Do not be alarmed if on occasion you encounter a mandolin player or a water color painter on one of the lawns of the estate.

Chase Hill Estate is the centerpiece of the historic Freeman Grove District, now the location of Mass MoCA, Sanford & Kid antiques, the Porches Inn and Uno Park.

George W. Chase was president of the Sampson Shoe Factory (a building formerly located across from what is now Mass MoCA’s Main Gate) and specifically designed both mansions to overlook his factory from a hilltop to the west.

The Chase Hill Estate was built on a hilltop overlooking the Sampson Shoe factory (now part of Mass MoCA complex).

Although it feels like a little secluded piece of the country, Chase Hill is in fact located right in Central North Adams within very brief walking distance to everything in downtown North Adams (3 mins leisurely walk downhill to Mass MoCA and 5 minutes walking distance to Main Street cafes, restaurants and art galleries).

We recommend leaving your car at the estate and walking anywhere downtown.

We are also about a 10 minute drive from the Clark, Williamstown, Williams and MCLA.


Our existing listing for the parlor level apartment in the Small Mansion is titled “Steps to MoCA: Private Hideaway 2bd”

Even though there are two apartments in the Small Mansion, despite its historic title it is not “small” at all. These are entirely separate apartments with private entrances from different porches. The house, with its multiple outdoor terraces and porches, feels very private.

Unfortunately due to severe allergies and asthma our no-pet policy is strict.


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