The Hart House


The beautiful, historic 1791 Hart House is located in the Berkshire village of New Marlborough, close to the artist town of Great Barrington. Nestled in the bucolic Berkshire mountains and immersed in nature, our home offers the perfect ambiance for creative writing. Centrally air-conditioned, each of our individual bedrooms has an ensuite bath and is lovingly furnished with attention to detail and comfort. Walk through the woods; sit on the grass with your face in the sun, or on our grand screened porch, overlooking our verdant gardens. Take a break from writing and visit nearby Great Barrington with its sweet shops and cafes. Allow yourself to be inspired and energized by the unforgettable New England country side. We’ll welcome you with open arms.

- Barbara and Doug Newman

The Public Spaces

Our home has plenty of beautiful areas to socialize, relax and write - both interior and exterior. Feel free to relax in the living room, dining room, screened porch or meander through our curated grounds.

The Bedrooms

The Edith Wharton

A spacious suite with a private bath, this ground floor room has lots of light, and its own separate writing area. Private ensuite bath with clawfoot tub makes this a place that inspires relaxation and creativity.

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The Mary Oliver

This cheerful room is on the second floor, with a private ensuite bathroom. Facing east, it lets in the morning sunshine to seed the day.

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The Thoreau

Spacious room on the second floor with ensuite private bath. Four windows let in plenty of light, and a secretary desk is a sweet place to write.

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The Hawthorne

This romantic light filled room with private ensuite bath also has a fireplace— the perfect spot to dream your scenes as you watch the flickering flames.


The Dickinson

A happy room, filled with color and light and a princess in the pea bed. Beautiful views of giant spruce trees and open spaces. Private bath just outside the door.

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The Melville

A very private third floor loft room with skylight, spacious enough to share with a friend. We can prepare it with two twin beds, or, you can have it all to yourself with a King. The oversized bathroom has an extra deep sinking tub— perfect to relax in after an inspired day of writing.

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