Bird Lover's Paradise
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
BERKSHIRE BEAVER LODGE
Come springtime, vibrant orange Baltimore Orioles nest in the willows. A Great Blue Heron returns to the adjacent beaver pond year after year. More than 75 bird species have been spotted on the property, not to mention the occasional snapping turtle. Thanks to a thriving wetland ecosystem, an abundance of frogs and bats--natural predators of the mosquito--keep the pest problem down. The viewing platform for all this wildlife is the southern facing back deck, which also provides a front-row seat for the fall color display on the mountain out back.
A WARM, INVITING HOME
There are countless ways to relax in this house. It's filled with books and music--not only an extensive collection of CDs, but also a Mason & Hamlin grand piano. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes and silverware and begs you to cook in it, and the fireplace warms the winter months (in addition to an oil-burning heating system). Sun lovers will want to lie in the hammock on the deck. And for those times when you must be inside, there's a wireless broadband internet connection.
FIRST-FLOOR MASTER BED AND BATH
with full-size sleigh bed. There's another full bath (with a shower), and two additional bedrooms--one with a single bed and the other full-size. And then in the living room the sofa pulls out into a queen-size bed.
IN THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING
Distance to Kripalu: 2.5 miles
To Bousquet Ski Area: 8.8 miles
To Butternut: 10.8 miles
To Tanglewood: 3.1 miles
To Stockbridge Bowl Town Beach: .8 miles
Dogs are welcome.
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DG: This place has been the antidote to my life. For times as short as 24 hours, it has provided the necessary respite from my manic, urban lifestyle.
MM: My three-month-old already has a life list.
HH: It is a lovely, wonderful place. We had a marvelous time.
CM: It is good for the head, and the heart. We also marveled at your music collection. A real stunner.
HD: Enjoyed our weekend here very much. As the matriarch of the family I was privileged to occupy the master bedroom. The beautiful old-fashioned bed with the comfortable modern mattress was an example of the nice blending of tribute to the past and enjoyment of present conveniences.
SG: Other than our own properties, this is the most complete rental we have stayed in and we commend you on making this so homey and inviting.
CH: It was lovely....a great setting and very cozy. We enjoyed watching the ducks and egret on Saturday morning.
SN: Thank you so much for renting us your beautiful home! We were amazed at the amenities there (2 of our crowd brought coffee grinders, but didn't need them). Our stay was very enjoyable and cozy. I hope we get to stay there again one day and will definitely be in touch if that is the case.
ST: We had a terrific time at your house and in the Berkshires. It's a very beautiful, tranquil spot.
MT: We had a grand time and loved your home. It was just as you described--tranquil, musical, and peaceful.
JS: We are having a wonderful time here in your beautiful house. It met and exceeded our expectations and is exactly what we were hoping for; a place to relax and reconnect with our families.
KC: What a special home you have created. We made many memories here and the peepers gave our New York friends an astonishing new experience. Thank you! P.S. What a great CD collection. Loved all the eccentric collection of antiques, too....
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- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
ReviewsWrite a review
A Sweet Stay
A Sweet Stay
This is a wonderful rental. My husband and I took a long weekend in February here with our dog. It is a house with wonderful open living space; and this space is artfully furnished to provide plenty of room for solitude as well. We loved the grand piano and the varied book collection and cd's as well. It is tastefully decorated with comfortable couches and chairs, and lots of them. There is a wonderful view from all of the back windows and especially from a sitting area in the corner that provides a great place to drink morning coffee, read a book and contemplate. We didn't use the two extra bedrooms, but there is plenty of space for more than two here. It is in a very nice location, near Stockbridge Center and also Lee, Lenox and surrounding towns. So, the perfect spot to hunker down or use as a home base to take in all of the areas many attractions. The owner provided excellent customer service too! We'll come again!
- Guest Kerry H.
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/03/13
Great weekend get away!
Great weekend get away!
We loved the October weekend we spent at this comfy home. It was well maintained and located in a very quiet area. So relaxing!! We would definitely go again.
- Guest Murf
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 11/29/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children.
Very Relaxing Home
Very Relaxing Home
A lovely place to stay. We stayed here for a long weekend in October and had a great time. House is clean and comfortable. Kitchen is well stocked with basically all you need. Dean is very eager to assist you on what you might need. Highly recommend this home.
- Guest cmonki
- Date of stay 10/11/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Peace and quiet.
Peace and quiet.
My Husband and I wanted to get away for a couple of days. We lucked out when we found this location. The kitchen is well stocked the house was very neat and clean.We Barbequed our dinner. But there are loads of great restaurants in the area. It is close to town but still very secluded and quiet. We had a wonderful time, there are so many beautiful state parks close by. We visited Beartown State Forest and Natural Bridge State Forest. We were only there for 2 days but we had a really wonderful relaxing stay. My dogs also enjoyed the trip. Thanks again Dean!
- Guest Pumpkin
- Date of stay 09/22/12
- Review Submitted 09/29/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
My only fear in leaving a glowing review about this beautiful property is that you, dear reader, will snap it up some week when I would like to go back. But as a frequent vrbo-er, I believe great hosts must be rewarded with great reviews. The place was absolutely wonderful. A well-equipped kitchen, nice beds and furniture, and plenty of personal touches. Plenty of extra towels and good blankets and pillows. I could have spent the entire weekend planted on one of the comfortable couches, reading one of the hundreds of great books on the shelf in the living room -- and in fact I enjoyed three novels in three days! Don't stay inside your whole stay, however, because there is plenty to do outside as well. Monument Mountain is a great hike, and if you have little kids like we do, there are easier walks and a couple of playgrounds nearby. The back deck had a great view, and it was a nice peaceful place to enjoy dinner or read. I am not an educated bird watcher, but I can see how the place would be great for that. Oh, and my two year old LOVED the old fashioned dental chair in the living room. What a fun, offbeat touch. Thanks for a wonderful stay at your house!
- Guest BostonFamily
- Date of stay 09/02/11
- Review Submitted 09/11/11
A great weekend getaway
A great weekend getaway
We just went to this house for a long weekend with my parents and our 6-week old daughter. The house was perfect - one big room on the ground floor with plenty of room for our travel crib and easy access to the living room for midnight feeds etc, and two upstairs bedrooms for my parents to spread out and get away from the baby noise. The deck was gorgeous with a great view over the beaver pond, although a bit more outdoor furniture would have come in handy given the fair weather for October we did actually spend quite a bit of time out there. The kitchen was fantastically stocked, the owner clearly leaves extensive supplies which made cooking a lot easier (i.e. things like salt and oil) and the layout and large range oven made cooking for 5 very simple. It's in a great location just off the highway but well out of earshot/view of the traffic. I would definitely come again, we loved it!
- Guest An Englishwoman in New York
- Date of stay 10/23/10
- Review Submitted 11/04/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: It was indeed a surprisingly warm October, which has traditionally come after the point when the outdoor furniture gets put away for the season. As the world gets warmer, I'll plan to leave out the deck chairs and all until the first snow!
This was our first time renting from VRBO. We were five adults and three dogs staying at this house, and the weekend was great! The property is very nice with room in the back for the dogs to run a little. The photos do give a good idea of the scenic surroundings regarding the house. We did do a little bird-watching, and found a book on the bookshelves that helped us identify what we were looking at. This house offers a terrific music library as well asmany, many interesting books. We enjoyed the layout of the house; it is very airy, with a lot of natural light coming in. We found the house to be very clean, no complaints whatsoever. My pre-visit contacts with the owner were helpful, he answered all of our questions quickly via e-mail, and it made the whole process much easier for us as first-timers. The house is located very close to some cute towns, and that made for easy sightseeing. My family visited the Norman Rockwell Museum and enjoyed it very much. We also walked around Great Barrington, found a terrific cheese shop, and stopped off at the Brew House for dinner and their special Chocolate Cake. It was raining so we drove through Stockbridge but did not explore a lot on foot. We would definitely rent this house again, and recommend it for a quiet getaway.
- Guest New Jersey Mom
- Date of stay 04/16/10
- Review Submitted 04/24/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities.
Jul-Aug ......................................... $6000/month Jun,Sep-Oct ..................................... $3600/month Short-term stays ... $275/night (2 night min) ... $1,375/week Holiday Weekends off-season ... $825/weekend (Fri-Sun nights, 3-night minimum) Prices include taxes, utilities and cleaning fees. Payment and security deposit required in advance. Please inquire about long-term winter rentals.
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