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Charming Cottage on Peaceful Wooded Acre Near Great Barrington

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All the Comforts of Home


Last updated: 09/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Egremont house description

This charming cottage offers everything you need for a quiet, peaceful vacation in the beautiful Berkshires, during any season. On a summer morning, you can sit on the screened porch overlooking lush trees, while sipping your morning tea and listening to the birds sing, or enjoy a glass of wine on a cool summer evening as the cicadas signal the autumn approaching. In winter, the warm and cozy cottage will welcome you after a long day of skiing or snowshoeing, or you can continue your fun by building a snowman in the front yard. Take a short walk down the road, past the llama farm, and around the bend to historic homes that date back to pre-Revolutionary War days, and into the Village of South Egremont, where you can pick up the newspaper and a quart of milk at the old country store, enjoy homemade pancakes and eggs at Mom’s country café, or dine on delicious local cuisine at the Old Mill. Whether you have a passion for nature, cultural arts, or history, this is the perfect place to stay year round.

Nature Lover's Paradise:
The location of this cottage is a nature lover's dream -- right down the road from the entrance to the Appalachian Trail, and close to many other hiking and biking trails, where you can marvel at the beauty of the Berkshire Hills. On summer days, you can enjoy kayaking or canoeing, or taking a dip in a nearby lake. During the winter, you are only 4 miles from Catamount Ski area or 7 miles from Ski Butternut. And there's nothing like the Berkshires in the Fall, with its majestic beauty from the colors of the autumn leaves. You can go horseback riding at a nearby stable, or even take a llama trek. With bountiful farms and orchards throughout the area, you can pick blueberries in the summer and apples in the Fall, and farmer's markets where you can get local organic produce during the harvest season. And right in our backyard, you may even catch a glimpse of wild turkeys marching across the lawn, or a deer ducking into the forest.

Cultural and Artistic Mecca:
Centrally located in the Southern Berkshires, this cottage is the perfect location to take advantage of all of the cultural gems this area provides. Summertime offers it all, from the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, only 30 minutes away; to Broadway-bound professional theater at the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge (20 min), Berkshire Fringe at Simon's Rock (10 min), or Barrington Stage (30 min); to cutting edge dance performances in a magnificent setting at Jacob's Pillow (40 min). Close to the Connecticut and New York state borders, you are only a short drive away from Music Mountain in and a variety of summer stock theater and concerts in New York State. There is also a first-run movie theater in Great Barrington, as well as the historic Mahaiwe Theater which brings in headline talent and live concerts as well as films all year round. Each Spring, the movie theater in Great Barrington is also home to the Berkshire International Film Festival.

Antiquing, History, Museums, and Dining:
The cottage is close to wonderful antiquing opportunities in nearby Sheffield, as well as many historical sites and museums. Visit the Normal Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, or drive up to Williamstown (1 hr) to the Clark.
There are also several art galleries and collections throughout the area as well. You can go back in time by touring The Mount, Edith Wharton's estate and gardens in Lenox, or visit Chesterwood, the home of sculptor William Chester French. There's no shortage of things to do in the Berkshires.

The area also boasts several fine dining experiences, including John Andrews restaurant 5 minutes away, and the Old Mill, walking distance from the cottage. Or for a more casual culinary experience, dine on local meats and fresh vegetables at the Route 7 Grill, or organic pizza at Baba Louie's in Great Barrington, just a short drive into town.

Keywords: house, cottage, Berkshires, South Egremont

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed


              • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Full bottom; twin top

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dining
              • Kitchen
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave


              • Air Conditioning:

                2 Portable A/C units / several fans included...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Wood Stove
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking


              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic

              Location & View

                  • Rural


                  • Museums
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Hospital
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Hiking
                  • Freshwater Fishing


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                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 09/02/2014
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                  55 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bradley International Airport/Hartford, CT
                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak (Hudson, NY)
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Taconic State Parkway
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Old Mill
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Catamount Ski Resort
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Egremont Country Club
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Old Mill

                  Car: Necessary

                  Walking distance to Historic Egremont Village


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: Having grown up in NYC, we loved getting out of the city and enjoying the peacefulness and simplicity 'the country.' This cottage captures all the magic of our childhood memories. Since we live in Miami now we don't come up to the Berkshires often enough. We are happy to be able to share our 'Country Cottage' with others who appreciate the healing power of temporarily disconnecting from the intensity of city life and relaxing in the beautiful Berkshires.

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                  Speaks: english


                  • All the Comforts of Home

                    All the Comforts of Home

                  • Enjoy a Cozy Night's Sleep in Plush Queen Bed

                    Enjoy a Cozy Night's Sleep in Plush Queen Bed

                  • Porch of Peacefulness

                    Porch of Peacefulness

                  • Our Country Kitchen

                    Our Country Kitchen

                  • Kids or Young at Heart Will Enjoy Large Bunk Beds and Trundle

                    Kids or Young at Heart Will Enjoy Large Bunk Beds and Trundle

                  VRBO #371427

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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