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Historic 1822 House, Newly Renovated

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1822 Berkshire House - Elegance awaits you...


Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lee house description

Sitting in South Lee, a mile outside of Stockbridge, The house is nestled in an ideal location with views of Beartown Mountain and Yale Hill. We’re centrally located to numerous southern Berkshire attractions including Tanglewood, the Appalachian Trail, and Butternut Ski Resort, Jacobs Pillow and many more. The Town of Lee lies in the valley of the Housatonic River between the Taconic Range and the southernmost extent of the Green Mountains. It was first settled in 1760, relying on agriculture and lumbering, and grew quickly enough to be incorporated by 1777. The town took its name from General Charles Lee, second in command to George Washington.
The community supported some textile manufacturing in the 19th century but its first paper mill was built by Samuel Church in 1806. As textiles declined in the town and region, paper-making took its place as the foundation of the community's economy. By 1857 there were 25 paper mills in Lee producing $2 million in paper, as well as a set of subsidiary industries producing lime and paper-making machinery.

In 1852 another major industry was launched in the town, as builders and architects discovered Lee marble. It is said to be the hardest and finest marble in the world. Large scale quarrying was carried on in Lee for such projects as construction of a wing of the Capitol. Almost half a million cubic feet of marble was quarried and shipped on the Housatonic Railroad in 1867. About the same time, a new process for making paper solely from wood pulp was adopted and the poplar forests in the town fueled a huge leap in paper production, making Smith Paper Company of Lee the largest paper producer in the world until the forests were depleted.

Lee, divided into three villages, still retains the first house ever built in town, dated 1760, still hosts a paper company and a lime kiln and still has many of the farmhouses, estates, business blocks and factories that exemplify its history. Residents like to believe that history is still alive and well in Lee.

Lee is located in western Massachusetts, bordered by Tyringham and Great Barrington on the south, Lenox on the northwest, Becket on the east, Washington on the northeast, and Stockbridge on the west. Lee is 9 miles south of Pittsfield, 122 miles west of Boston, and 138 miles from New York City.
Lee is conveniently located at Exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). By car, Lee is approximately two hours from Boston (125 miles), less than one hour from Albany (45 miles) and two and one-half hours (160 miles) from New York City. Parking in Lee is normally not a problem. There are no parking meters. Parking on Main Street is both parallel and diagonal. There is a free, public parking lot near the post office off of Railroad Street.
Lee is served by two major airports, Albany NY (ALB) and Hartford/Springfield Bradley (BDL), each approximately one hour from Lee.

Pittsfield and Albany are both served by Amtrak. Also, during its operating season, Lee is served by the Berkshire Scenic Railway. The train makes stops in Lenoxdale, Lee and Stockbridge. There is also a train museum at the Lenoxdale station.

Peter Pan Bus Lines provides service to and from Lee. Buses stop at Juice and Java, 60 Main Street, in Lee.

The LEE TROLLEY runs weekends and holidays from downtown Lee to the Prime Outlets and Stockbridge; rides are free! The trolley runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. For detailed information call 1-800-292-2782.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Our ZIP CODES are 01238 for Lee and 01260 for South Lee. The Town of Lee boasts a church with the tallest timber framed steeple in New England (185' 5 3/4'). The First Congregational Church of Lee. There are two major lakes within the town of Lee, Laurel Lake located north of town on route 20 and Goose Pond located southeast of town off route 20. Lee is located at approximately 42° 3’N latitude - 73° 2.5’W longitude at an elevation of 1,000 feet above sea level. According to the 2000 Census, the Town of Lee has a population of 5,985 people with 2,442 households. The town's area is approximately 27 square miles. For every 100 females in Lee, there are 94 males. ...moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming


                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    window units in bedrooms...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Fireplace
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Garage
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Apple TV...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace


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


                  • Bicycles
                  • Boat
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Ski & Snowboard
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Sports Gear


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $3,500 $12,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  • Cleaning Fee $175
                  • Taxes Included


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                  Last updated: 10/21/2014
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                  55 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Albany International Airport
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Perigee - Across the Street
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cranwell Resort
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak - Pittsfield

                  Car: Recommended

                  Norman Rockwell Museum

                  Red Lion Inn


                  Jacobs Pillow

                  Stockbridge Bowl

                  Mount Greylock

                  Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

                  Butternut Ski Resort

                  MASS MOCA Museum

                  Cranwell Resort

                  Perigee Restaurant

                  Prime Lee Outlets

                  Berkshire Theater Festival

                  Berkshire Museum

                  Ski Bosquet

                  The Bidwell House

                  Berkshire Choral Festival

                  Hancock Shaker Village

                  Williamstown Theater Festival

                  Berkshire Opera Company

                  Regal Cinemas

                  Cove Bowling Lanes

                  Lee USA Speedway

                  Jacobs Ladder Trail

                  Rail Trail in Adams, MA


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The bedrooms are laid out in the following fashion: 2nd Floor Bedrooms 1. Master Bedroom- King Bed, in suite bathroom 2. 2 Twin Beds 3. 1 Queen Bed with Jack n Jill bathroom 4. 1 Trundle Bed (twin) with trundle unit (twin)- shares Jack n Jill bath 3rd Floor Bedrooms 1. 2 Twin Beds 2. 1 Queen Bed

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                  • 1822 Berkshire House - Elegance awaits you...

                    1822 Berkshire House - Elegance awaits you...

                  • Front Foyer

                    Front Foyer

                  • reclaimed wood dining table, seats 12

                    reclaimed wood dining table, seats 12

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • In suite master bath with Ann Saks mosaic tile

                    In suite master bath with Ann Saks mosaic tile

                  • Queen Bedroom
with Jack 'n Jill Bathroom

                    Queen Bedroom with Jack 'n Jill Bathroom

                  • small bedroom, single with trundle

                    small bedroom, single with trundle

                  • Front Lawn

                    Front Lawn

                  • Chef's kitchen

                    Chef's kitchen

                  • 3rd floor bedroom

                    3rd floor bedroom

                  • Living Room with working fireplace

                    Living Room with working fireplace

                  • Family Room with flat screen television

                    Family Room with flat screen television

                  • Upstairs Foyer

                    Upstairs Foyer

                  • twin bedroom

                    twin bedroom

                  • Master bath marble shower

                    Master bath marble shower

                  • Office with blackout curtains, large enough for a pack n play

                    Office with blackout curtains, large enough for a pack n play

                  • Queen Bedroom, 3rd floor

                    Queen Bedroom, 3rd floor

                  • Gourmet Kitchen

                    Gourmet Kitchen

                  • Downstairs Foyer

                    Downstairs Foyer

                  • Front yard

                    Front yard

                  VRBO #398162

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

                  $500 - $550 per night (USD)

                  6 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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