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Stockbridge Woodland Magic- Stay in the Heart of the Berkshires

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A truly magical getaway, private and peaceful, yet close to everything!

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Stockbridge chateau / country house description

'The Residence' is a beautiful, secluded property nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires. Built in 1926 and renovated in 1996, our beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath vacation rental is centrally located between Great Barrington and Lenox, and only 3 minutes to Stockbridge center. While the rental is close to many of the area's attractions, it feels 'away from it all' as it is ensconced in the magic of the woods and ceaseless birdsong. This rental is part of a family estate which sits on 14 acres of woods, rolling meadows and a delightful babbling stream.

We offer:
- All Amenities inside and out
- New Queen Beds upstairs; Double Bed down; Sofa Bed too
- Large Eat-In Kitchen with everything for cooking and eating
- Comfortable and cozy living room w/ rustic wood-burning fireplace
- Large Library collection for your enjoyment
- Beautiful Deck with woodland view
- Children's play barn
- Table Tennis barn
- Ample Parking for multiple cars
- In-home washer and dryer
- Dishwasher and Microwave
- WiFi
- 40' TV
- DVD player and Radio
- In-house Phone; free domestic long-distance phone
- Lake Swimming Passes Provided along with beach towels
- Charcoal grill located on sweet back porch
- Pet Friendly - with prior arrangement
- Walk to the Chesterwood & Norman Rockwell Museums
- Near 'Berkshire Mountain Bakery' (can smell the fresh bread)
- Uniquely located off the beaten path yet within minutes of Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Lenox.
- Mountain bike, sled, and cross-country ski your way through the woods and meadows straight out the front door!

Note: the rental unit adjoins the caretaker's apartment (i.e., shares a wall; no shared spaces or entrances, separate driveways). The caretaker is respectful quiet, and keeps to himself. He is available to assist guests with the rental if needed and, along with all of our family, does his best to ensure your stay is all that you hope for.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                can smoke outside only...moreless

              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • Queen size Beds (2) one in each upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (1) downstairs bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) there's one formal pull out full size Sofa Bed upstairs. The couch downstairs is large enough for two children to sleep....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • DVR
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • MP3 Dock
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                40' LCD!...moreless

              • Toys

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Downtown
              • Lake
              • Lake View:

                We do NOT have a lake view but.....we do have lakes in the area and we provide Swimming Passes to swim at local lake. (Please talk to us about this.) Our property does include a beautiful creek....moreless

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Ski-Out:

                10 minutes away from local ski slopes...moreless

              • Town
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                1 large fireplace in living room and another is the master bedroom....moreless

              • Firewood
              • Free Local Calls
              • Free Long Distance
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Area
              • Living Room
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Yes parking space is large enough for a RV or boat trailer....moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Fresh towels upon arrival....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                Beautiful, great heat, we provide the wood. Very interesting looking and romantic too....moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything provided. We even have a wok....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully equipped ...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Great kitchen with full amenities. Kitchen leads directly to the outside upper deck which is wonderful for outdoor dining....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                Large and very clean....moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas stove and oven...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio
              • Deck Furniture
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Porch Furniture
              • Ski & Snowboard
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck
              • Yard

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  Late fall through early spring
                  Nov 3 - Jun 10, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,500 $4,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Cleaning fee $100
                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Tax Rate 6.5%

                  Notes:

                  Holiday minimum stays & rates apply.

                  Fee of $50 per approved pet. Note age, breed, size when you inquire.

                  No tax on cleaning, pet fees & damage deposit.

                  You may include damage deposit in rental check, or write a separate check that can be held & returned. If no damage done to the rental property, the security deposit will be refunded within 14 days


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                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  The Berkshires are an unparalleled haven for the Arts, encounters with nature, and New England charm and history, all within 2-3 hours from New York or Boston. In the summer, visitors and performers flock to the region to enjoy top-quality theater, music and dance. In the winter, downhill and cross-country skiing beckon. And throughout the year, the great outdoors are preserved for the enjoyment of all--whether you prefer to connect with nature by hiking, fishing, canoeing, cycling, or from the comfort of an Adirondack chair perched on your deck. Amble through historic towns and buildings and visit world-class art museums and galleries, stopping to dine at delicious eateries along the way.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1968

                  About: We are a professional family with very strong ties and attachments to the Berkshires. The 'Residence' on Williamsville Road has been in our family for over 40 years. It's been that magical place where our extended family has lived, loved and grown. It's been that beautiful space where marriage proposals were accepted and where joyous weddings took place. It's been our home to welcome the newest members of our families and where our children spent weekends and holidays delighting us with their discoveries of a fallen bird, wild strawberries, or new deer prints in the snow. It's been that fun treat where teenagers invited their city friends for swimming, skiing, and sleepovers. It's been the quiet retreat where sister-in-laws got to know one another better and where brothers bonded; that place where parents aged, where screenwriters wrote, where the academics of the family studied and researched, and where so many dreams started that ultimately changed the lives of others in so many ways. That is our home. That is The Residence. This is the unique love and magic we can offer you as your 'Home-Away-from-Home' in the Berkshires.

                  Why Stockbridge:
                  The property (14 acres of pristine woods) is secluded and yet just minutes to everything. Our caretaker Michael is there if you need him, and all efforts are made to make your stay in our home as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  The Residence is also a unique piece of Berkshire history. The first cabin on the property (across the driveway from the rental) was built 'by hand' by Gertrude Robinson Smith and her companion, two very feisty and spirited women who defied convention for their time. (The New York Times called the Residence 'a manless eden.') In addition to founding the American Women's Association, raising funds for war relief, and championing independence for young women in New York City, Ms. Robinson Smith was a co-founder of Tanglewood, and the Residence actually served as the first ticket office for the music festival!! A rustic one-room cabin off the upper driveway of the property is there today as it was then, marked, simply, 'office.' The rental is spacious, comfortable and beautiful, and the grounds are well-kept and very peaceful.


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                  Photos

                  • A truly magical getaway, private and peaceful, yet close to everything!

                    A truly magical getaway, private and peaceful, yet close to everything!

                  • The rental was renovated in 1996.

                    The rental was renovated in 1996.

                  • The downstairs bedroom has a private bath and rocking chair.

                    The downstairs bedroom has a private bath and rocking chair.

                  • Third bedroom, upstairs. The sofa bed can sleep two.

                    Third bedroom, upstairs. The sofa bed can sleep two.

                  • Master bedroom, upstairs.

                    Master bedroom, upstairs.

                  • Front entrance of the house.

                    Front entrance of the house.

                  • Across the driveway, our family's picturesque 'Lincoln Log' cabin (not for rent)

                    Across the driveway, our family's picturesque 'Lincoln Log' cabin (not for rent)

                  • A 1919 New York Times article on the Residence & the female couple who built it.

                    A 1919 New York Times article on the Residence & the female couple who built it.

                  • A brook babbles through woods and meadow of our private 14 acre property.

                    A brook babbles through woods and meadow of our private 14 acre property.

                  • Snow blankets the brook and rolling meadow in winter. Peaceful, private, heaven!

                    Snow blankets the brook and rolling meadow in winter. Peaceful, private, heaven!

                  • Beautiful trees surround you year-round.

                    Beautiful trees surround you year-round.

                  • Full kitchen opens to dining & living room. French doors lead to private porch.

                    Full kitchen opens to dining & living room. French doors lead to private porch.

                  • Cozy up in the living room; the firewood's on us!

                    Cozy up in the living room; the firewood's on us!

                  • The downstairs bathroom has a large showerhead and bathtub.

                    The downstairs bathroom has a large showerhead and bathtub.

                  • Upstairs bathroom with bath and shower.

                    Upstairs bathroom with bath and shower.

                  • Enjoy meals on your private porch, sun streaming through the tall pines.

                    Enjoy meals on your private porch, sun streaming through the tall pines.

                  • A long driveway takes you up to the house (you can sled down it too!)

                    A long driveway takes you up to the house (you can sled down it too!)

                  • Cross the brook's footbridge to walk through woods and pasture.

                    Cross the brook's footbridge to walk through woods and pasture.

                  • It's a beautiful 5 mi drive to the Stockbridge bowl; lake passes for guest use.

                    It's a beautiful 5 mi drive to the Stockbridge bowl; lake passes for guest use.

                  • The brook and woods in winter.

                    The brook and woods in winter.

                  • Note the separate entrance for the caretaker's apartment (at right).

                    Note the separate entrance for the caretaker's apartment (at right).

                  • Wildflowers bloom in summer near the brook...

                    Wildflowers bloom in summer near the brook...

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                  $250 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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