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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Great Barrington estate description

Long driveway leads to this private estate with meadows, woods, stream, pond and even a small pear and apple orchard, but you are still only minutes from downtown Great Barrington and 15 minutes from Tanglewood. 50 acres of fields and woodland along with modern amenities such as a private pool. Old world charm inside and out with gracious, large rooms to enjoy the quiet of the mountains when not swimming or taking in a concert. Wonderful stone patio with modern BBQ for evening cookouts or poolside cocktails. Large screened porch when the bugs are out. Washer and dryer in the house makes your stay an easy one. Good kitchen for entertaining or cooking for the family. Nice mountain and forest views and plenty of trails for private walks. Owner's representative lives nearby should any special needs arise.

We have recently added a 55 inch TV (for videos or games - no cable or TV reception), rebuilt the driveway and repainted many of the rooms.

Off the beaten track, but a short ride to town: Set in the middle of a former 200 acre mink farm, you can put your daily life far behind you when you turn down our third of a mile driveway. Pool, great room and plenty of woods and streams for long quiet walks. While we have no cable TV channels there are many videos and DVDs and you can bring your own or rent downtown. Full wireless internet through almost the entire property.

There is a fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook a gourmet country feast.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Estate
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • 1 queen, 2 doubles, 3 twins, 1 twin bunk bed, 2 sleeper sofas. Private woods, stream, screened porch. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Video Games
                  • Books
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Piano
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Synagogues
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Autumn Foliage

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Town
                  • Mountain

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • PC
                      • Internet
                      • Heating
                      • Living Room
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Computer Available
                      • Telephone
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Stove
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave

                          Outside

                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Patio
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Terrace
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Tennis:

                            There are many courts nearby in Great Barrington - at the High School and at a nearby club. ...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            Many public ...moreless

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Pool
                          • Private Pool
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          Jun 15 - Sep 6, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,300

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Fall Foliage
                          Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,100

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                          Location

                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bradley - Hartford
                          23 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Hudson NY
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Route 90 Exit 1

                          Easy access to all the Berkshire cultural amenities and the outstanding South County antique shops and many excellent and award winning dining experiences. Downtown Great Barrington has emerged as the retail center of the Berkshires with many specialty shops. An easy drive to Mass Moca in North Adams or the Clark in Williamstown.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1986

                          About the owner: Owned by a three generation family partnership the Nemersons and Chertows of New Haven CT, Westport CT, Baltimore MD and Oakland CA welcome you their family compound and hope you enjoy the house and grounds as much as five generations of their families have.

                          Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington:
                          Built in 1927 by Lou and Beatrice Simkins of New York City - he a successful clothing and mink fur manufacturing on 57th Street - what started out as a simple weekend retreat during the 1930s expanded into a prosperous business raising mink and grey fox. In the 1960s the 200 acre estate with four buildings was sold to Reg Nettleton a professional mink rancher. He ran the business until 1986 when we bought 40 original acres and then added another 20 over time. All remnants of the mink days have been removed by there are still the gracious land vistas and variety of trees and gardens that the Simkins installed during the 1930s and 1940s.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                          Near downtown but totally private - a great place to get away!


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                          Speaks: english, Chinese

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                          • Gracious lawns frame a romantic setting

                            Gracious lawns frame a romantic setting

                          • Large Great Room with TV, PingPong and Fireplace

                            Large Great Room with TV, PingPong and Fireplace

                          • One of 5 bedrooms

                            One of 5 bedrooms

                          • Three season screen porch

                            Three season screen porch

                          • Stone patio for grilling and enjoying the outdoors

                            Stone patio for grilling and enjoying the outdoors

                          • Downtown Great Barrington: a classic America town

                            Downtown Great Barrington: a classic America town

                          • Back of the house featuring the three season porch

                            Back of the house featuring the three season porch

                          • Cozy den with fireplace

                            Cozy den with fireplace

                          • New full bath, one of two

                            New full bath, one of two

                          • The pool for summer fun

                            The pool for summer fun

                          • 50 acres of lawns and woods to hike

                            50 acres of lawns and woods to hike

                          • Summertime in the Berkshires!

                            Summertime in the Berkshires!

                          $329 - $400 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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