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The Dacha: Summer Retreat, Winter Skiing in the Berkshires.

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The Dacha's emblem in the painting of a moose family at lunch.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Dacha - a romantic, artsy, two-story home on the New York side of the Berkshires, close to the art hubs of Western Mass - combines full amenities with rustic country style, the privacy of a wooded setting and spectacular views from every window.

A Russian word for country home, 'dacha' (rhymes with cha-cha) reflects the origins of the owner. It conjures images of relaxing days and evenings with family and friends far from the city's hectic life.

Minutes drive from the ski lifts of Juminy Peak or hiking, boating and swimming at Cherry Plain State Park

The emblem of the house is the painting of a moose family at lunch, a copy of the Russian masterpiece by Alexei Stepanov in the Tretyakov Collection in Moscow.

The DACHA offers:

• Three bedrooms, two baths, sleeps up to 10 people
• Large living room (The Loft) upstairs
• Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, granite counters, microwave, dishwasher
• Dinner area with a working brick fireplace adjoining kitchen
• Washer and dryer
• Free wireless high-speed internet throughout the house
• Large HD satellite TV with DirectTV Premiun package (HBO, Cinemax, Sports channels)
• DVD and CD library, chessboard, and stuffed animals offering entertainment to every age and taste. Should you wish to party, there is enough dancing space in the loft.
• Yamaha keyboard for musicians
• Heating and air-conditioning

PRICING

$ 200 per night for a party of 5, then $ 40 daily for each extra guest, or:

$ 1100 per week rental for a party of 5, then $ 100 for each extra guest

Full logistical support. I am always accessible via telephone or electronically, and there is a house manager living in 10 minutes driving distance

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Standard pricing
3 night min stay
$200
$900 $2,700

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $129 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $90 Nightly


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

No smoking, pets are welcome


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Jimimny Peak ski resort

    "Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England."

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  • The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

    ""The Clark" is an art museum with a large and varied collection best known for works of Fren..."

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  • Norman Rockwell Museum

    "The Norman Rockwell Museum is home to the world's largest collection of original Rockwell art."

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  • Tanglewood Music Center

    "Tanglewood-the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and widely known as one o..."

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  • Williamstown Theatre Festival

    "Tony-Award Winning Theater in the Berkshires. WTF is a resident summer theater on the campu..."

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33 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Christiansen's Tavern at Jiminy Peak
23 Miles
Nearest Train
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mass Turnpike I-90
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mario's Restaurant, New Lebanon, NY
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pontoosuc Lake, Pittsfield, MA

Car: Necessary

Notwithstanding the serene setting of the house, the area is abundant with culture,

Williamstown, MA (18 miles away) is a major cultural spot of New England. It is home to Williams College, the world renowned Clark Art collection and the Tony-Awarded Williamstown Theater Festival, which runs every July and August.

For music lovers, 19 miles away is Tanglewood - the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and widely known as one of the world's most beloved music festivals (opens on June 28 and runs through August 30).

The Meissner's Auction in the nearby New Lebanon attracts antiques collectors every Saturday night.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I am a retired professor of biology in New York City, who loves traveling.

Why the Owner Chose Stephentown:
The house was purchased and totally redesigned and renovated in 2000. It has since been used by our family as a vacation home. The skiing at Jiminy Peak in the winter, the hikes and lake swimming in the summer, the colors of the fall foliage combined with the year-round cultural offerings of Williamstown and Tanglewood made our times here relaxing and stimulating through the years.


Contact us

Speaks: english, russian
 

Photos

  • The Dacha's emblem in the painting of a moose family at lunch.

    The Dacha's emblem in the painting of a moose family at lunch.

  • Wooded setting

    Wooded setting

  • Spacious master bathroom with a cast iron tub

    Spacious master bathroom with a cast iron tub

  • South view from master bedroom

    South view from master bedroom

  • Summer at the Dacha

    Summer at the Dacha

  • The Loft sofa

    The Loft sofa

  • Staircase with some of the Dacha's art

    Staircase with some of the Dacha's art

  • The dining area

    The dining area

  • 'Soviet Corner' -first floor bathroom with adjoining shower featuring USSR theme

    'Soviet Corner' -first floor bathroom with adjoining shower featuring USSR theme

  • Jiminy Peak, 5 miles

    Jiminy Peak, 5 miles

  • For antiques lovers

    For antiques lovers

  • Nestled in the pines

    Nestled in the pines

  • Master bedroom opens to serene north, west and south views.

    Master bedroom opens to serene north, west and south views.

  • West view from master bedroom

    West view from master bedroom

  • North view from master bedroom with an ancient birch tree

    North view from master bedroom with an ancient birch tree

  • Second floor  living room - 'The Loft'

    Second floor living room - 'The Loft'

  • The Loft entertainment center with HD satellite TV, audio, keyboard and CD and DVD library.

    The Loft entertainment center with HD satellite TV, audio, keyboard and CD and DVD library.

  • Kitchen, with black granite counters and windows facing north.

    Kitchen, with black granite counters and windows facing north.

  • The fireplace

    The fireplace

  • The smaller first floor bedroom

    The smaller first floor bedroom

  • Swimming and boating at Pontoosuc Lake - 15 miles

    Swimming and boating at Pontoosuc Lake - 15 miles

  • A major cultural center, 18 miles

    A major cultural center, 18 miles

  • The Taconic Sculpture Park - must see, 23 miles

    The Taconic Sculpture Park - must see, 23 miles

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, russian
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