House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8), AC
I am an electrical engineer, and my brother is a retired cardiologist. Over the past decades, we both spent many happy days in this house visiting our parents with our children.
Owner purchased this House in 1960
Why Owner chose Great Barrington
My parents bought this house in 1960 as a vacation house. My brother and I now use it for vacation rentals as well as our for our own enjoyment.
What makes this House unique
Tanglewood Music Festival is just 20 minutes north (about 11 miles). For skiing, it's just 2 miles to Butternut, 10 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. For hiking, there are trails everywhere including the Appalachian trail which passes by only 4 miles east of Great Barrington. Swimming and fishing are available at the many nearby lakes. One of our favorite jaunts was the family climb up Monument Mountain at least once during each stay.
Max guests: 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our Second Stay
This was a repeat stay at this cozy home for my sisters and me while we enjoyed our stay in the Berkshires. The owners supplied the home with just about anything we could have needed during our stay. A really great home with plenty of room and lighting.
Beautiful 1920’s colonial with elegant moldings and double doors. Easy living, our host thought of everything. Great vacation home, convenient location.
Lovely home built in to hill
This is a wonderful, unique house! The furnishings are elegant and comfortable --- you feel as though you are living in an elegant 19th c. home! There are wonderful books and Berkshires info as well. The most unique feature is that the house is built in to a hillside so the downstairs stays very cool (and a little damp) even when it is hot out. The upstairs bedrooms are lovely. The only downside is that you need to pass through a bedroom to get to each of the smaller rooms.
There are many thoughtful touches for guests . . . A welcome bottle of wine and snacks; well-stocked pantry so you don't need to buy spices etc if you are planning to cook.
We loved the house and would certainly rent it again !
And plenty towels!
Lovely house and grounds
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in this very clean, lovely home. It is centrally located to Berkshire attractions but so far back from the road as to feel really private. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and appliances and the beds are very comfortable. The property is lush and green with plenty of shade on the patio even on the hottest days. The ac in the bedrooms works well.
The one worry is that just across the driveway in front of the house - and it’s a long driveway, - the lawn precipitously drops 10 feet or more into the boulder strewn Williams river. Our granddaughter was a novice toddler so routinely hovered over close to the house. But as the owners point out in their house instructions, (active) children have to be carefully supervised outside. They cannot just go out and play on their own.
With the right age cohort, this is a delightful summer rental.
Enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property!!!
Pleasant stay in historic home.
Our stay in Great Barrington was great. Home was as described and well appointed. The owners were incredibly helpful and professional. Absolutely loved the peaceful property, proximity to town and sights, and the comfortable house. It was an excellent find.