Unforgettable Berkshire Getaway

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Last updated: 11/12/2015

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Gilded Age heir, Courtland Field Bishop, built this original Berkshire Cottage to escape the pressures of the city and enjoy the pastoral beauty and tranquility of the Berkshires. Lawns, meadows, and professionally landscaped gardens surround 'The Winter Palace,' a charming post and beam Colonial estate. Walk to Lenox town center with its excellent restaurants and shopping; or pack a picnic basket and take the back road to Tanglewood Music Festival, 2 miles away. A unique rental

Gathering Place: This setting is an ideal venue for guest accommodations, corporate retreats, family reunions or intimate gatherings. The Winter Palace is perfect for relaxing and gracious entertaining, with a beautiful English paneled dining room, a large brick patio adorned with flowers, and a fabulous screened-in porch with open deck areas on either side for lounging.

Remodeled South Wing: The newly remodeled South Wing features a cozy reading room warmed by a stone fireplace and buttery leather furniture, 2 elegant country bedrooms off a conservatory hallway with skylights, mahogany wood floors, and tiled bathrooms. Window seats provide comfortable reading nooks with bucolic views.

North Wing: The North Wing offers a spacious Great Room with a vaulted ceiling and hand-hewn beams. Leonard Bernstein once played piano in this room when the Boston Symphony Orchestra used to rent the house during their summer residence at Tanglewood. Antiques and comfortable country furnishings give the house the quality of a classic New England inn.

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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Private guest telephone line (no long distance); gazebo; hammocks; walking trails; outdoor fires; additional dining tables (inside or out); 3 fireplaces; 2 kitchens with 3 ovens, 2 dishwashers. A/C, patio table with umbrella and chairs, comfortable chaise lounge seating, radiant floor heating in South Wing, skylights, window seats, huge deck with screened-in porch and open-air decks. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY, Hartford, CT
60 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mass Pike

Car: Recommended

Discover the natural beauty and culture of the Berkshires from this centrally located rustic luxury. Walk to Lenox; close to Williamstown, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. Neighbor to Tanglewood Music Festival--summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Shopping, excellent variety of restaurants, antiquing, art galleries, museums (The Clark Museum, Normal Rockwell, the Mass Museum of Contemporary Art), tours of historic homes (Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, Chesterwood); the Berkshire Botanical Garden and spa services; and exceptional theater (Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theater Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and The Berkshire Opera Company). This abundant culture thrives in the midst of the magical Berkshire environment with the Appalachian Trail, Audubon Sanctuaries, four ski areas, and countless outdoor activities. Only 2.5 hours from NYC and Boston.

Other Activities: Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, bird-watching, ice-skating


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  • Elegant Bedroom with Open-Air Deck Access

    Elegant Bedroom with Open-Air Deck Access

  • Great Room with Library and Stone Fireplace

    Great Room with Library and Stone Fireplace

  • Screened-in Country Porch

    Screened-in Country Porch

  • Tiled Bath

    Tiled Bath

  • The Winter Palace and Patio

    The Winter Palace and Patio

  • snow at The Winter Palace

    snow at The Winter Palace

  • summer on the patio

    summer on the patio

  • English paneled Dining Room

    English paneled Dining Room

  • Conservatory Hallway with Skylights

    Conservatory Hallway with Skylights

  • Fully-Equipped Country Kitchen

    Fully-Equipped Country Kitchen

  • fall on the property

    fall on the property

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  • Calendar last updated 11/12/2015

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