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Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial in Secluded Berkshires

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Becket house description

How about bringing your family here for a relaxed Thanksgiving? Come in the beautiful Fall, or for a week of cross-country skiing!!! Beautiful, rambling 1790's farmhouse with plenty of rooms to get away from it all but close enough for all that the Cultural Berkshires has to offer! There are three bedrooms with queen and king sized beds and three bedrooms with single beds. Study on ground floor includes a fold-out couch for unexpected guests. One bedroom includes en-suite full bath. Second bathroom includes walk-in double shower and old fashioned bathtub for the rest of the upstairs guests. Ground floor also has a half bath.

The Snow House amenities include a washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, lawn mowing/snow plowing service, abundant parking, fans (for the occasional very warm night) are available for every bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a screened-in porch with wicker furniture for the cocktail hour. There is also a patio (with furniture) for morning breakfast, or the evening barbecue.

This house is full of light. The road is quiet even in mid summer (we do get the occasional rattle of a car or truck going by) but you will have guaranteed tranquility!

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility:

            Accommodations could be made for entrance into the house and there is a half bath on the ground floor and a study/bedroom area....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved dogs are welcome. Please no cats. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          • Library: 1 queen

            This is fold out futon sofa bed...moreless

          • 'yellow' front room : 1 queen

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          • 'peacock wallpaper' front room: 2 twin/ single

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          • 'master' bedroom with bath: 1 queen

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          • 'cowboy' wallpaper room : 1 twin/ single

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          • 'girl's' room: 1 double

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          • 'boy's room' : 1 queen

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          • Two bedrooms with front/eastern views of road and sunrise. One bedroom with lawn and patio views and attached bathroom, two sinks and walk-in shower. Other bedrooms share large bathroom with double sink and double walk-in shower on same floor Closet in most bedrooms. Chest of drawers in all bedrooms. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            On ground floor: half bath includes toilet and sink....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

            Double sinks and double shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            En suite bathroom with master bedroom. Double sink....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            This house has lots of books, art books and novels. ...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Stereo:

            Its an old CD player. We recommend you bring speakers for your Laptops if you want music directly from your computer/MP 3 player/ipod. ...moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    House is on top of Wadsworth Hill (1888 feet). The view is only visible in the winter, however....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    There is a dining area in the large, L-formed living room. There is also a large kitchen area with a table that sits 8 to 10....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 9 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    There is also a clotheslines with clothespins, which we encourage in warm weather....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    There are two working fireplaces and, if desired, firewood can be provided....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Attached garage is used for storing and playing and is not for tenant use....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    There is central oil heating....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    There is high speed wireless internet...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    There are limited linens available at extra cost....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    There is a living room area next to the dining room and an additional sitting area around that seats six or so around the second fireplace....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Abundant!...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    There is a land line for local calls only....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped kitchen. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Some limited seasonings, basic items like salt, sugar, pepper. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    There is a lawn mowing service in summer and in winter snowplowing service for driveway. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        There is a public swimming beach at Center Pond in Becket, which is a few miles down the road. More information is available (for a sticker) from the Town of Becket....moreless

                       

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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer 2015
                      May 26 - Sep 7, 2015
                      6 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,950
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $275

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      From Memorial Day to Labor Day there is a SIX NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 11/24/2014
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                      Location

                      85 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bradley International Airport
                      120 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak, Springfield, MA
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Massachusetts Turnpike
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Dreamaway Lodge
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Bosquet
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Center Pond

                      Car: Necessary

                      We are just up the road from Canterbury Farms Cross Country Ski Resort and their well groomed, 200+ acres of trails. Just outside of Pittsfield is Bosquet Family (Downhill Ski) and a little further north is the nationally recognized Jiminy Peak, with its state-of-the-art snowmaking! For winter hiking we are very near many official hiking trails.

                      For Summer Fun: We are next door to the world renowned Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival and Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer residence. Massachusetts Museum for Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) is in nearby North Adams; Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge and Edith Wharton’s House in Lenox. There is Shakespeare and Company Theatre Festival in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. There is the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Clark Museum in Williamstown and of course the fascinating Hancock Shaker Village outside of Pittsfield. Closer to home is the Appalachian Trial, Center Pond our local swimming spot and the Becket Arts Center, which offers classes and local exhibitions all summer long.

                      All year long: We are close to the picturesque town of Lee, and their Prime Outlets Shoppping Mall. Lee has a good library with free Wi-Fi, there area few cafes, hardware stores and supermarkets. We are also close to the small city of Pittsfield, the towns of Stockbridge, Lenox and Great Barrington with easy driving distance. Outside of Pittsfield is the Berkshire Mall that has everything from a Sears to a movie theatre.

                      We are two and a half hours from downtown Boston and three hours from downtown New York City.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: This is our family home which we purchased to be near our extended family who have been in the area for nearly forty years. We are a trans-Atlantic family, having lived in Europe for many years as well. If it's of interest, we speak Dutch too.

                      Why the Owner Chose Becket:
                      This house was on and off the market for years before we bought it and renovated it. It has a long and interesting history too. The house was built, we are fairly certain, in 1790 and has had just one major addition to it since then. Unfortunately the barn collapsed probably in the mid-1990's. This was a cattle farm with a large apple orchard (the oldest trees still visible by the neighbors across the road) and originally had hundreds of acres, like its sister farm, 'Canterbury Farms' at the end of the road. The original owners were the Snow Family, of whom the road is named. We call it the Snow House for that reason.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      In our renovation work ten years ago we sought to retain the flavor of an old farmhouse but with modern conveniences. We are on top of Wadsworth Hill. As you drive up the road you will notice that just as the hill begins to level off you have reached our house. In summer the trees have begun to block the view, but still there is a magnificent feeling of being on top of the hill and here you will always catch the best breezes. For this reason, it is rarely ever 'hot'. The house is quite secluded but wonderfully close to everything that the Berkshires has to offer for both winter and summer visitors. You can be busy with everything that the Berkshires has to offer, or just spend the day with a good book, lying out on the lawn, or on our screened in porch and its view of our two hundred year old maple trees. If cooking and family mealtimes are your favorite things to do, our kitchen is a dream. Gather around for a big family meal, by the living room fireplace or in the kitchen. You will want to come back next year!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, dutch

                       

                      Photos

                      • Crabapple in bloom

                        Crabapple in bloom

                      • Kitchen area. The Elmira stove looks old but is modern.

                        Kitchen area. The Elmira stove looks old but is modern.

                      • sitting area with working fireplace

                        sitting area with working fireplace

                      • Living room area with entrance (on right) to screened in porch

                        Living room area with entrance (on right) to screened in porch

                      • view of the screened in porch in winter

                        view of the screened in porch in winter

                      • Summer laundry

                        Summer laundry

                      • upstairs bedroom

                        upstairs bedroom

                      • upstairs master bedroom

                        upstairs master bedroom

                      • House in winter

                        House in winter

                      • Front entrance

                        Front entrance

                      • kitchen area

                        kitchen area

                      • second seating area with fireplace

                        second seating area with fireplace

                      • Swing and lawn and screened in porch

                        Swing and lawn and screened in porch

                      • View of the old maples from the kitchen and French doors.

                        View of the old maples from the kitchen and French doors.

                      • A party.

                        A party.

                      • larger upstairs bathroom with double sink

                        larger upstairs bathroom with double sink

                      VRBO #453487

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, November 24, 2014

                      $275 - $325 per night (USD)
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                      7 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

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                      Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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                      Speaks: english, dutch
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                      • Calendar last updated: 11/24/2014
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