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Bucolic Beyond Belief - Renovated Barn in the Beautiful Berkshires

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The main room has wooden beams, large windows, a fireplace & plenty of light


Last updated: 03/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Tyringham house description

This is available for summer rental from June 1 thru Labor Day. We might consider a one month rental, for July or August, upon enquiry. Please contact us for rates.
We do not acknowledge enquiries for less than one month's stay.

Located in the tiny town of Tyringham, near Lee, Stockbridge & Lenox and less than 10 minutes from the MA. Turnpike, this unique property is a beautifully restored Shaker Barn that was built in 1840 and tastefully renovated into a comfortable home in the mid 1990's.

The building has a long cultural history: originally it was a working barn, then it hosted Tyringham dances, later it became the piano studio for Walter Damrosch, (one of the founders of the New York Philharmonic) and, most recently, it served as a venue for private concerts. Both James Taylor & Dawn Upshaw have performed there.

The house is extremely private with an open out door shower, a swimming pool that looks like a natural pond and an unobstructed view of a classic New England breathtakingly beautiful valley. Sunlight pours in from the Southern & Eastern exposures.

The main room has the original wood dance hall floors, 30 ft. ceilings, an open kitchen, a grand fireplace, a piano and book-lined walls. The large screened in porch has a day bed perfect for lazy afternoon naps, watching the unobstructed view of the dance of the clouds across the valley or great big leisurely family gatherings.

The three bedrooms are on the lower level. The master bedroom has a door leading to to the garden, pool & outdoor shower. The children’s bedroom (2 single beds) has a door opening to the area under the porch containing the hot tub. The upstairs office has a sofa bed and can be easily converted into another bedroom.

It’s a great place to gather with family and/or friends in all seasons. The house has also been a creative retreat for numerous writers and artists.

It is close to Tanglewood in Lenox, Jacob's Pillow in Beckett, the restaurants and shopping of Great Barrington, and all the cultural and natural attractions of the Berkshires. The Appalachian Trail goes thru Tyringham and the property is a short stroll from the well-known Tyringham Cobble.

This property is rented on a 2 month minimum basis but would welcome annual renters as well.

Only responsible people need apply. References are essential. You will not be disappointed with this very special family property which has been lovingly restored.

Keywords: House/Barn/Berkshires/Tanglewood/Fall/Piano


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We would just have to know a bit about the pup. Maybe we'd take an extra security dis it....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Very private and yet near all the culture that the Berkshires has to offer....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    large selection of classical and eclectic music on cd's...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Unobstructed view of the Ztyringham Valley...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The huge fireplace is truly the hearth if the home....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Great family room with nooks and crannies for naps, my favorite place being the daybed on the screened in porch....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Good connection. There is also an Apple TV....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    The screened in porch is the place you'll never want to leave!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gorgeous garden full of peonies, butterfly bushes, Russian sage and lavender. The hummingbirds love it....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    You can go cross country skiing in the fields behind the house...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    unheated pool open in summer...moreless



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May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
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Last updated: 03/09/2015
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY & Hartford, CT
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MA Pike
8 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Nestled in a beautiful valley, this vacation home is secluded & private yet but a short drive from Tanglewood, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Mount, Lenox, Jacob's Pillow, Skiing and all of the other cultural & natural activities the Berkshires has to offer.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: This is a special property lovingly restored in 1996 by our family .It is furnished with antiques,art from all over the world, and uptodate appliances. We consider this our home in the Berkshires and spend much time here when it is not rented. It is a beautiful scenic drive to and from new York City,

Why the Owner Chose Tyringham:
An exquisite, unique, comfortable, very private house surrounded by jaw-dropping nature that is equidistant between NYC & Boston and near myriad world-class cultural offerings.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Ask anyone familiar with the Berkshires about the beauty and magic of the Tyringham valley. We look out on gardens, pool, hills, cows, wild turkeys, old fruit trees in a splendid view!!!

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  • The main room has wooden beams, large windows, a fireplace & plenty of light

    The main room has wooden beams, large windows, a fireplace & plenty of light

  • Privacy in the pool, surrounded by flower garden and hills.

    Privacy in the pool, surrounded by flower garden and hills.

  • there's a hidden hot tub underneath that porch!

    there's a hidden hot tub underneath that porch!

  • Dine like a king - in dungarees!

    Dine like a king - in dungarees!

  • "Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me"

    "Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me"

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