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Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath

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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A private driveway off a quiet road leads to a 1700 square foot loft-like Barn on 23 acres. There are two ponds, streams, and woods. Only the owners's house shares the property. No other homes in sight.

Built by a woodworker the Barn is spacious, with an open plan kitchen / dining / living room with wood stove and radiant heat concrete floors. Facing south with multiple french doors, this room is filled with light all day long. The kitchen is fully equipped with Viking stove and high quality cookware. Upstairs is also open plan with a king sized bed and bathroom with a clawfoot tub. The 3rd floor is an attic which has 3 single beds and a Queen. Note that this is an open attic, so ideal for children who enjoy sleeping in one large space together. It is carpeted and cozy. Everybody has their own bed and cozy duvet.

From the bedroom you look out over the ponds, with a dock from which you can swim or canoe. In winter you can light a fire in the wood stove. We encourage guests to showshoe, sled, ice skate, cross country ski -- all on the property. And in summer, swim and fish in the ponds (there are 2, one for swimming and one for fishing). There is a group of rare Maidenhead ferns to discover back in the woods near a stream. And there is a 6 mile walk, biking / running loop which is hilly and convenient.

The house is located in Austerlitz, 20 minutes from both Great Barrington, MA and Chatham, NY. It is 2 minutes from Alford, MA.

We now have 25 chickens in a coop on the property. 20 eggs a day, which are yours. Just help yourselves!

Keywords: Cottage, Barn, secluded, pond, fishing, ski, Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, chef's kitchen, hiking, biking, antiquing, leaf peeping, stream, birds

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    We have 2. Children love the open space. However, be aware of climbing to the loft area where most of the beds are situated. I do not recommend this for children under 3....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Ask, we do make exceptions for small dogs and large dogs who agree to be crated while you are out. If we are at the owner home when you are there, we will walk your dog with ours if you like!...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Loft

    ...moreless

  • (1) King sized beds on the 2nd floor. A most comfortable bed. Everybody comments positively about it. In the attic: (3) Twin or Single Beds, and (1) Queen...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    scrabble. There are other games, but Scrabble is king!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There is a TV for watching DVD's. There is NO Cable TV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have 80 DVD which include 20 children's titles. there are 2 TV's, so adults and children can watch different movies. Kids in the loft, adults downstairs....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ski-Out:

    Cross country skiing on a flat terrain just outside the door....moreless

  • Water View:

    2 ponds on the property. One has a canoe and dock for swimming. In the winter they freeze over and we ice skate....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    One in each sleeping area. fans for downstairs living area....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heat concrete floors. The best!...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 3 seated couches and a side chair....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood burning stove. All wood chopped and ready to use!...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    All wood will be chopped and ready to throw into the stove...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 8...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, tea, coffee, ketchup, mayo, mustard, flour, all spices, sugar, hot chocolate, oatmeal...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    there is a canoe on the pond. And a dock....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Discounts: 7 nights or more: $171 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $117 Nightly

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Fees:

  • Cleaning $80
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/24/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak in Hudson, NY
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 90
13 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catamount

Car: Necessary

Tanglewood is 20 minutes away. Another favorite summer activity is MacHayden Theatre in Chatham ( 15 mins ) if you have children under 10. We also love Jacob's Pillow and Shakespeare & Co. Both within 30 minutes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are a family of 4 who bought this property after 9/11. We started with just the land and lived in tents for a few summers while the Barn was built. We love everything about this property, from the winter skiing at Jiminy Peak (the children are on the ski team), ice skating on the ponds, jumping off the dock in summer, the fall leaves. I am originally from California and came to New York City to be a professional dancer. My husband is originally from Kenya. We lived in Kenya for 5 years and our children were born there as well. I am a technologist and work full time in New York City. My husband is a woodworker. He collects felled trees, mills the wood, and dries it in a solar kiln on the property. He then makes gorgeous pieces of furniture: from dining tables, coffee tables to chairs. There is a second house on the property which was completed in the summer of 2011. After 10 years living in the barn we now weekend in the adjacent property and are able to share the Barn with others.

Why the Owner Chose Alford:
When I first moved to New York City to dance I lived with a family as an au pair. They had a weekend property in the Berkshires. That is when I fell in love with the area. After 9/11, instead of buying an apartment in New York City, we decided to buy land upstate. We have been so happy to have a place to escape to.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
You can cross country ski in a 1 mile loop through the property as it is flat. Just outside your door. In February ice skate on the pond. In July & August, swim in the pond, jump off the dock or lie on the dock and watch the sun set.


Contact us

Speaks: french

 

Photos

  • The barn

    The barn

  • Living room with view outdoors through french windows

    Living room with view outdoors through french windows

  • Sit and talk to the cook

    Sit and talk to the cook

  • King size bed with stairs to loft in background

    King size bed with stairs to loft in background

  • 2 of the beds in loft; there is one queen and 3 singles

    2 of the beds in loft; there is one queen and 3 singles

  • Entrance with view of Lodge in distance

    Entrance with view of Lodge in distance

  • As you enter mudroom, view to living room

    As you enter mudroom, view to living room

  • View of the swimming pond, there are 2 ponds - the other is for fishing

    View of the swimming pond, there are 2 ponds - the other is for fishing

  • Snowy path down to the ponds.  Cross country ski on flat terrain from your door

    Snowy path down to the ponds. Cross country ski on flat terrain from your door

  • Dining area with Ostrich Egg chandelier

    Dining area with Ostrich Egg chandelier

  • Kitchen with Viking stove, Bosch dishwasher, and top of the line appliances

    Kitchen with Viking stove, Bosch dishwasher, and top of the line appliances

  • Clawfoot bathtub and shower

    Clawfoot bathtub and shower

  • Stairs to loft (recommend no children under 3)

    Stairs to loft (recommend no children under 3)

  • Painting is encouraged; art supplies on the premises

    Painting is encouraged; art supplies on the premises

  • From living room, view through the entrance

    From living room, view through the entrance

  • Mudroom with driftwood on ceiling

    Mudroom with driftwood on ceiling

  • One of two ponds in the Fall.  Swim here in the summer, ice skate in the winter

    One of two ponds in the Fall. Swim here in the summer, ice skate in the winter

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: french
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