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Farm house in town but has a secluded feeling, with lovely lawns and gardens, (knob hill) 'on the hill' in Great Barrington, which was just listed as no. 1 as the best little town in America by Smithsonian Magazine. Easy walk to center of town, walkable to Lake Mansfield for swimming, and short walk to saturday morning farmers market. The house has rustic artistic decorations, but with all the modern amenities: washer dryer, dishwasher, wi fi, cable and air conditioning. Four bedrooms, plus laundry room which can sleep one more, two porches (futon sofas on porches). New barbecure grill, lovely flower garden facing big porch. There is a second building (renovated small barn still a little rough) which can be used for an office, though has some of our storage) or an emergency guest room or playroom (during warm weather). SO good for family reunions though not overwhelming for two. Not a huge house but can sleep multitudes.
Family and pet friendly. Also close to two ski areas, Butternut and Catamount, one right in town.
We can sleep 12 - 15 comfortably. The guest house is rough, but can accommodate a few extra guests if needed. It is a great place for someone to work or find a private moment away from the crowd....moreless
Please smoke outside.
We are a 15 minute walk , or 5 minute drive to Lake Mansfield, a lovely, family friendly life-guarded beach with play equipment and picnic tables and bathroom.
Close to Butternut and Catamount Ski and summer recreation areas.
Walking distance to Great Barrington town center, just voted 'Best Little Town in America' by Smithsonian Magazine....moreless
ski season starting jan. 1 2013, Special winter rates, per week 1250 , per month 4,000, for full season,3 months 9,500 but prorated for shorter season. contact owner.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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music of all sorts,arlo guthrie center in great barrington, tangle wood,with classical and famous singers in Lenox, Jacobs Pillow for modern dance and jazz in many restaurants in town. SOme music festivals at various times.
Museums,Norman ROckwell in Stockbridge,Pittsfield Museum(good for the kids with basement aquarium and special shows. A good deal of theatre, summer stock and amateur.Stockbridge playhouse the most well known. A shakespeare repertory theatre in Pittsfield. THe Mahawie THeatre in Great Barrington has many nationally known performers of all sorts, i.e jazz, cabaret, and opera. There is a Berkshire opera company which moves around the county,and
the Triplex movie theatre in town which often has more than three movies playing.
THere are also historic homes, closely and a Hancock Shaker Village only about half an hour away.
THere are places for horseback riding and seeing farm animals and,llamas nearby.
And of course swimming in lake mansfield and the green river. There is also a community pool.
There are many wonderful eateries, fancy and funky. can give you pure recommendations. even double lobsters at east a chinese restaurant on rte.7 and lobsters on thursday notes at the Greek restaurant also on 7. simple lebanese food at Najis out on rte 7 near bend in the river a coffee and sandwich shop good for vegetarians . too many too list and great shopping on railroad st. and main st.
Year Purchased: 1973
Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington: after spending the summer working in Stockbridge ,we decided when we had the down payment we would buy something. seven years later we did it. This was one of two properties we looked at on a saturday afternoon. it was love at first sight.
The Unique Benefits at this House: in town but secluded feeling and quiet. can walk to town and to the beach. since we got house town has super come up from a working town to a resort town, where there once were six hardware stores, there are now six sushi bars,great dining and shopping,even galleries and three movies sometimes four