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A Berkshire Hillside Retreat on 2 Acres, Lovely Views

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Coach House in summer


Last updated: 09/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lee guest house description

NOW TAKING SUMMER RESERVATIONS - a beautiful time to be in the Berkshires. This cherished hillside retreat has been our family home since 1940. It was renovated in 2008 for vacation rental, after our parents move. Two acres of lawn and field surround the house. Views of the neighborhood and distant mountains can be seen from anywhere on the property. The Town Forest abuts the property The house is located between Lee and Lenox, off Route 20, central to the wide array of activities that the Berkshires offer throughout the year. Tanglewood is within 5 miles, Laurel Lake (swimming, boating, fishing) is 1/2 mile away. Shops and restaurants on Main Street are within walking distance (1 mile). Other Berkshire attractions such as the Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Daniel Chester French studio, Edith Wharton's The Mount are all within ten miles. Winter skiing is within 20 miles, and fall foliage viewing abounds anywhere. Come, enjoy!

The kitchen and bath were completely renovated in 2008, with new fixtures and appliances, including Bosch washer and dryer. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, a television in the living room, and one in the master bedroom.

There are three rooms downstairs: eat-in kitchen with a pantry; dining room, living room and a 1/2 bath. The second floor has three bedrooms and a full bath, shower only (no tub).

There is a comfortable, open porch that overlooks the hillside where lovely sunsets can be viewed. The hill continues behind the house into the Town Forest and walking trails. We would love to share this home with you and your family.

The surroundings.......: The house is located at 75 Circular Avenue in Lee. This street is off Route 20 (Laurel St), between Lee and Lenox. It is central to the many cultural and outdoor activities that the Berkshires offer. Laurel Lake is within 1/2 mile, and Tanglewood is within 5 miles. You can walk to Main St. and downtown Lee (1 mile), where there are many shops and restaurants. Backroads for fall foliage viewing abound - and winter skiing areas are within 10 miles.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            sorry, no pets due to allergies in the family ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            airy, 3 windows...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


          • Master BR is air-conditioned. Pack-n-Play is available for toddlers. Lovely views from all three bedrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            first floor, powder room only...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            second floor...moreless

          • Bathrooms are both newly renovated. The full bathroom is shower only, no tub....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We can provide sheets and towels, and make up the beds for you for an extra fee, depending on the number of people. Rates are $10 per bed....moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Piano
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television


              • Budget
              • Family


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                Laurel Lake is just 1/4 mile away! ...moreless

              • Lake
              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                Hillside retreat with distant mountain views....moreless

              • Town
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                Wi-fi is available!...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Toilet Paper
              • Washing Machine


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                sorry, no dishwasher...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional


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                  from 10 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall Season
                  Sep 8 - Nov 8
                  2 night min stay
                  $215 $190
                  Fri, Sat
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $500
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,050 $8,400
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Included


                  We do have a no pets, no smoking policy.

                  We have a simple lease for you to sign. A deposit of 50% will reserve the time for you

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                  Last updated: 09/23/2014
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                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bradley International Airport, Windsor CT
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Sports Bar
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Greenock Country Club
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Springfield, MA
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 90
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Several - Main Street Lee
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Buttenut Ski Basin - Great Barrington
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Sandy Beach, Laurel Lake

                  Car: Recommended

                  This lovely 1940 newly-renovated home is located on Circular Ave, off Route 20, between Lee and Lenox. There is easy access to the wonderful array of year-round cultural and recreational offerings. The home sits on a quiet hill surrounded by over two acres of lawn and field, and borders a Town Forest. Winter ski areas are within 20 miles. Tanglewood is within 5 miles. Edith Wharton's The Mount is within 3 miles. The Norman Rockwell Museum and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival are within 10 miles, and Kripalu within 3 miles. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Clark art museum are a 45 minute drive. The Berkshires also offer excellent summer theatre, as well as the Shakespeare summer festival. There is great hiking at October Mountain (5 miles) or Mount Greylock (12 miles). This wonderful area offers a wide range of experiences, from simple relaxation on the porch or an evening at Tanglewood in summer, to great hiking in the fall and skiing in winter.

                  Other Activities: Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Norman Rockwell Museum, The Mount, Daniel Chester French Studio

                  Golf: Greenock Country Club, a public golf course facility, is located in Lee, and is a 5-minute drive from Coach House. Greenock is a lovely course, surrounded by mountain views.

                  Ski: Coach House is within 20 minutes of Butternut Basin, a wonderful family ski area, especially for beginning skiers. We are also within 20 minutes of Bousquets in Pittsfield, and 45 minutes to Jiminy Peak. This house on the hill offers lovely winter views! We would be pleased to welcome you to Coach House.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1940

                  About the owner: This house is our family home, which our parents purchased in 1940. They spent 70 years together in this hillside home, raising six children. My father was a local teacher and coach, my mother a local newspaper reporter and author. The house is now owned by the six children. Because the house is such a special place to all of us, we wanted to keep it in the family so that family and friends can continue to enjoy it. Come visit us!

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                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Coach House in summer

                    Coach House in summer

                  • The dining room -  morning sun

                    The dining room - morning sun

                  • The living room

                    The living room

                  • The master Bedroom

                    The master Bedroom

                  • The twin bedroom

                    The twin bedroom

                  • The kitchen

                    The kitchen

                  • The living room  - quiet relaxation

                    The living room - quiet relaxation

                  • The porch - a gathering place

                    The porch - a gathering place

                  • The queen bedroom

                    The queen bedroom

                  • Morning coffee on the porch

                    Morning coffee on the porch

                  • ...........the backyard

                    ...........the backyard

                  $190 - $500 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 09/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 09/23/2014
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