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Your Glorious Country Retreat!

Leyden, Massachusetts, United States
Rates from USD $950 | Monthly

Studio or Loft | Private Space | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From June 1, 2025


Thank you for reading about this unique location IF you are looking for a real getaway from the hustle and bustle of life to center, rejuvenate, and create! This is a place where you can see deer and turkeys strolling on the front lawn, hear barred owls hooting in the evening, watch fire flies be awed by a star-stuffed sky, enjoy clouds and birds and rainbows, brilliant sunrises and sunsets and the vissicitudes of New England weather! Ambrosia is located on a picturesque ridgetop in a bucolic community of 750 residents in northwestern Massachusetts. The closest town, Greenfield, is 12 minutes away, and a very easy 30-40 minutes from the academic hub of the Pioneer Valley, including the UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Smith College, and numerous other centers of learning and culture. Boston is a very easy 2 hours to the east, Brattleboro VT 25 minutes north, and Mass MOCA, the Clark Museum and other cultural offerings of Berkshire County are an equally easy 1 hour+ to the west. Add walking, hiking, biking, kayaking, dancing, and taking a dip in the Green River just 10 minutes away. This is truly a mecca for both peaceful contemplation, concentrated work, closeness to nature, and having access to recreation and fun. Take note: the closest amenities are 12 minutes (seven miles) away. No popping out to get something here! Leyden doesn't even have a post office! The kitchenette has a microwave, hotplate, and fridge. My first tenant, a photographer and writer who had an extended stay, got meals delivered via Hello Fresh every week, which he most contentedly warmed in the microwave. Though remote, we have excellent Internet service, and Ambrosia has a signal booster that works quite well. The coffee table in the living area has a top that can be adjusted to desk height and moved to give you the view you want. At the moment Ambrosia doesn't have a television or bluetooth speaker for music. Being above the garage, you do hear the door opening and closing. Given that I'm a semi-recluse myself, that shouldn't be too bothersome as I can go days at a time not using my car! I work from home, and adore spending my free time walking, playing in my gardens, mowing my yard, meditating and studying. On the whole I'm a most amenable neighbor! Speaking of neighbors, my closest are a sweet family with two young kids, two cats and eight chickens, and when the weather is warm their family sounds float over the lawn. Fortunately Willow, their 8-year-old, sings in PERFECT pitch! This is a no pets facility. A big reason is that I don't want the worry of unwanted barking or an unsupervised pet running around on my or others' property. However, I might be willing to bend depending on your needs. Don't be afraid to ask!

Private Space Offered




440 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Studio or Loft

Comments: Ambrosia is a sunny studio located above my garage on my beautiful and peaceful six-acre property near the Vermont border in northwestern Massachusetts. This is a relatively remote country retreat perfect for renewal and reflection!


From June 1, 2025

Minimum Stay

2 Weeks | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Available for 2 to 16-week stays. I will consider longer stays upon request.


Private Space in a Studio or Loft in Leyden, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nearby Universities
Amherst College | Smith College | Mount Holyoke College | Hampshire College

On a country ridgetop with 11 other homes

Nearby Cities

Northampton | Amherst | Springfield | Holyoke | Greenfield | Brattleboro

Comments: Ambrosia is a charming studio located on six stunning hilltop acres near the Vermont border. Perfect for the person (or couple) who wants a gorgeous country setting for a retreat. Nearest amenities (besides farmstands) are 7 miles away in Greenfield.

Explore the Area


  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $950 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: Ambrosia is also available by the week ($270) . It has a microwave and hotplate for simple food prep. The coffee table is adjustable for desk work. Internet service is generally dependable. Bringing a hotspot would be a good backup.


The home is not suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with mail and deliveries

Mail can be sent to my address, which is retrievable from my mailbox 1 mile away at the bottom of our neighborhood's road. Nearest post office is in Greenfield, MA. FEDEX/UPS/Amazon deliver to my home.

I would like help with plants or garden

Water plants on your stairs and landing. Also please leave full compost bucket at bottom of stairs or deposit your compost in the compost pile. Please also leave full recycling/garbage bags just inside back breezeway for disposal.

Comments: In the off chance there is snow, I ask that you clear your stairs. Shovel/broom is supplied.





High Speed Internet




Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning




Comments: Brand new Ambrosia studio is located above my garage a mile up a dirt road in Leyden, MA. Fully furnished with good Internet service. Kitchen includes a microwave, hot plate. The closest amenities and services are 12 minutes away in Greenfield, MA.


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