Exposed Beams & Open Spaces! Swim Lake Mansfield! Gt. Barrington 5min
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This beautiful and immaculate historical home, with large open living spaces and beautiful exposed beams, has a perfect location It is a 3 min drive to the center of beautiful Great Barrington, only 10 min drive to the Ski Resort Butternut! Great swimming only a few blocks away at Lake Mansfield! It easily accomodates two families with areas for privacy and quiet as well as beautiful spaces for family and friends to build special memories together. The house sleeps 10 very comfortably.
This spectacular home was built by one of the Berkshires' most outstanding post and beam builders, D. Lanoue. The frame, first raised circa 1858 in Duanesburg, NY, was restored and reassembled in 1993. The 42 feet by 30 feet form is hand-hewn of mostly hemlock timber held together with wooden pegs.
In addition, the wide pine plank flooring is from the threshing room of the original barn. Deceptively simple in outward appearance, the interior is beautifully decorated with French Provincial antiques and Primitive accessories. Many modern conveniences include all new appliances, dyed plaster walls, an excellent central air conditioning throughout the house, WIFI, Ipod docking station, a DSL line and cable tv with 200 channels.
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Loft + Office
King size beds (1) There is the possibility to create a 2nd King sized bed by combining the twin beds and covering them with the available (upon request) king sized high quality thin mattress. 2 Queen size Beds one upstairs w/ white iron frame and 1 downstairs. 2 bedrooms with 2 Twin beds in each....morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
This spectacular and immaculate, newly renovated, historical home is tucked away on queit cul de sac overlooking dense woods and gardens. It easily accomodates two families with areas for privacy & quiet as well as wonderful spaces for family & friends to gather together. The immaculate kitchen overlooks the dining and living room. This main room (42'x30') features hand-hewn hemlock timber held together with wooden pegs. It opens onto the deck and garden. The house sleeps 10 very comfortably. There is 1 king sized bedroom, 1 queen bedroom, 2 single bedrooms & 2 bedrooms w/ twin beds. There is also a study & a finished basement with a ping pong table. The house has an excellent location! It is only 3 minutes to the quaint town of Great Barrington with wonderful restaurants & theatres. The ski resort Butternut is only 10 minutes away! Lake Mansfield w/ it's beach & hiking trails is only 3 min away. The music festival Tanglewood is a 18 min drive & Jacob's Pillow approx 25 min....morecollapse
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Every conceivable activity to enjoy a great time is available within 5-25 minutes of this house. Tanglewood, summer home of the BSO, featuring the symphony as well as special nights with James Taylor and the extraordinary Jazz weekend. Kid friendly on the lawn. Large water park about 50 minutes. House is 3 minutes from Lake Mansfield, which has a small beach and life guards (beach chairs at the house) . Rental of kayaks is available from the sports shop in Lenox....morecollapse
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Two families with kids hanging out together
Two families with kids hanging out together
While the previous reviews of the red barn where justifiable in the their respective praise of this place, they still fell short of how perfect the house, its character and location were. We were to two sets of adults and four kids holed-up. The house is ideal for all us - plenty of room for the kids to run around (and we were there in between ski season and summer so it must be even nicer); rustic, cozy and warm for the adults. Well equipped. Great location near the slopes, a walk to the lake, Bard College campus and of course the town of Great Barrington. We can't wait to come back.
- Guest stephen s
- Date of stay 03/27/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
A Perfect Home Away From Home
A Perfect Home Away From Home
My husband, son and I rented the Red Barn for the ski season (12/15/12-3/15/13). It was ideal! Large enough to host friends and family and homey enough when it was just the three of us. The location couldn't be better -- 5 minutes from the town of Great Barrington and 10 minutes (or less!) to Butternut, where we had season passes. The owners are fantastic and so helpful and responsive. The basement had all the space and cubbies for our ski equipment. My son loved running around the property and exploring in the woods. There is a caretaker for the house and they provide housekeeping and whatever else is needed. There are five bedrooms and an office, a great open kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Two small drawbacks were: there weren't enough couches when we had guests and the house lacks a fireplace. Neither deterred from our fantastic time at the house. We loved the house so much, we booked it already for the Ski Season 2013-2014!
- Guest DebBrooklyn
- Date of stay 12/15/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children.
Fabulous Rental Home
Fabulous Rental Home
My family just returned from a wonderful week at the "red barn." This house is magical! When I saw the photos in the vbro posting, it certainly looked nice. In reality, the house is even nicer. It is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and is surrounded by woods. The grounds are lovely and there was plenty of space for our kids to play and explore. The house itself is spacious and very nicely decorated. The kitchen is beautiful and the bedrooms and bathrooms are all very comfortable. There were 5 of us and we had 2 extra bedrooms! This is a great spot for a family vacation or gathering of friends.
- Guest Bernadette H.
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.
I celebrated my birthday here, and it was all that I'd paid for and more! The kitchen was gorgeous (I like to cook!), the living room very comfortable, and the patio wonderful for sunny afternoons. The house is in a great location, only a 10 minute walk to the lake (2-minute drive) and just up the hill from a quaint downtown area. It was removed enough to feel cabiny, but close enough to be convenient. But, by far, the best part was that the property owner and the property manager were very accommodating and helpful. The owner was very friendly and answered a lot of questions before my stay, and when we came into town (near sunset), the property manager came to meet us to help us find our way to the place. When we had a DVD-player issue, he got us help right away. Other than that little technical glitch, everything was amazing! My friends and I can't stop talking about how nice the vacation was. In other words, we would all do it again in a heartbeat!
- Guest Catherine
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/18/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
SKI SEASON INKL. NEW YEAR'S EVE 12,800 (Dec. 29th - March 15th) CHRISTMAS WEEK $3,400 (Dec. 22th - 29th) WEEKEND $1500 (3 nights) Jan-May $2,440/week $6,900/month Jun-Aug $2,860/week $9,800/month Sep-Dec $2,440/week $6,900/month Security Deposit of $750 will be automatically returned to your credit card. Cleaning and Linens Fee: $180
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Year Purchased: 2012
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Beautiful post & beam home nestled in dense woods at the end of a private road
backyard & deck with grill. flowers and grasses surrounding deck
massive beams of open areas of dining area and living area
living room connects to open space of dining & kitchen area. Old TV replaced!
upstairs bedroom with queen sized bed
Downstairs bedroom / Queen sized bed (half bathroom available - not adjoining)
a great spot to lounge with the family
immaculate kitchen, open dining room space that opens onto the deck
master bedroom w/ cathedral ceilings and adjoing bathroom w/ large modern shower
Twin bedroom(a) or King (king sized high quality thin mattress available)
lake mansfield w/ lifeguard for children. only a few blocks away or 2 min drive
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