We rent cottages to artists and craftpersons working in all disciplines and media, with the express purpose of maintain Byrdcliffe as a focus for creative collaboration and experiences. These simple wooden Arts & Crafts style structures were all constructed in 1903 as part of the original Byrdcliffe Arts Colony. Pets are permitted on a case by case basis.
You will be asked to provide the following materials in addition to completing a Rental Application/Tenant Screening for the Artist Housing application:

  • Basic personal info and names of co-applicants if any
  • Building preferences and needs
  • CV or professional resume
  • Names and contact information of two references
  • Up to 10 images or work samples (varies by discipline)
  • Two brief statements limited to 500 words total about your background, why you’d like to be here, or what you speculate you may do during the time
Seasonal Cottage

Quaint studio (living area and bedroom) cottage with full-sized kitchen and bathroom (shower, no tub) built in 1904. Screened-in porch with lovely forest and valley views. This historic building is the former Studio of Edna Walker and Zulma Steele.

This fully furnished seasonal rental is available for 3-month, or 5-month residencies; just supply your own linens and towels.

$1000/month, first and last months’ rent. Utilities are tenant’s responsibility (propane and electric)
Size: 384 sq ft.

Schedule a visit: Subject: Seasonal rental

Seasonal Cottage – Summer

One of the largest of the Byrdcliffe cottages, this spacious 5-bedroom, two-story home was built in 1904-05. Opens to a high ceiling great room and dining room that walks out to a wide wrap around porch with lovely forest and valley views offering additional space and encapsulating the full “Byrdcliffe Experience”. Also includes a bright kitchen with breakfast nook and two full bathrooms. This historic building has housed Chevy Chase, The Band, and artists Sally and Milton Avery.

This fully furnished seasonal cottage rental is available from June through September 2021; just supply your own linens and towels.

$4800/month, first and last months’ rent. Utilities are the tenant’s responsibility (propane, electric and wifi).Size: 3,107 Sq Ft.

Schedule a visit: Subject: Summer Seasonal rental