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Bucolic Beyond Belief - Renovated Barn in the Beautiful Berkshires

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

A Peaceful & Magical Historic Home w/4 bdrms, 3 bths, & outdoor pool

Located in the tiny town of Tyringham, near Lee, Stockbridge & Lenox and less than 10 minutes from the MA. Turnpike, this unique property is a beautifully restored Shaker Barn that was built in 1840 and tastefully renovated into a comfortable home in the mid 1990's.

The building has a long cultural history: originally it was a working barn, then it hosted Tyringham dances, later it became the piano studio for Walter Damrosch, (one of the founders of the New York Philharmonic) and, most recently, it served as a venue for private concerts. Both James Taylor & Dawn Upshaw have performed there.

The house is extremely private with an open out door shower, a swimming pool that looks like a natural pond and an unobstructed view of a classic New England breathtakingly beautiful valley. Sunlight pours in from the Southern & Eastern exposures.

The main room has the original wood dance hall floors, 30 ft. ceilings, an open kitchen, a grand fireplace, a piano and book-lined walls. The large screened in porch has a day bed perfect for lazy afternoon naps, watching the unobstructed view of the dance of the clouds across the valley or great big leisurely family gatherings.

The three bedrooms are on the lower level. The master bedroom has a door leading to to the garden, pool & outdoor shower. The children’s bedroom (1 single bed and 1 full bed) has a door opening to the area under the porch containing the hot tub. The upstairs office has a sofa bed and can be easily converted into another bedroom.

It’s a great place to gather with family and/or friends in all seasons. The house has also been a creative retreat for numerous writers and artists.

It is close to Tanglewood in Lenox, Jacob's Pillow in Beckett, the restaurants and shopping of Great Barrington, and all the cultural and natural attractions of the Berkshires. The Appalachian Trail goes thru Tyringham and the property is a short stroll from the well-known Tyringham Cobble.

Only responsible people need apply. References are essential. You will not be disappointed with this very special family property which has been lovingly restored.

Keywords: House/Barn/Berkshires/Piano/Pool/Privacy

More Details

Emily Wasserman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Emily Wasserman

This is a special property lovingly restored in 1996 by our family. It is furnished with antiques, art from all over the world, and up to date appliances. We consider this our home in the Berkshires and spend much time here when it is not rented. It is a beautiful scenic drive to and from new York City,

Emily Wasserman purchased this house in 1995

Why Emily Wasserman chose Berkshires

An exquisite, unique, comfortable, very private house surrounded by jaw-dropping nature that is equidistant between NYC & Boston and near myriad world-class cultural offerings.

What makes this house unique

Ask anyone familiar with the Berkshires about the beauty and magic of the Tyringham valley.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany, NY & Hartford, CT
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
MA Pike
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Nestled in a beautiful valley, this vacation home is secluded & private yet but a short drive from Tanglewood, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Mount, Lenox, Jacob's Pillow, Skiing and all of the other cultural & natural activities the Berkshires has to offer.


Tyringham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , The completely private outdoor shower gives to the valley
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , filled with antiques, this bedroom gives to the garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room is an office but can be turned into a bedroom
    Sleeping Porch - The day bed on the porch is the best place to nap!
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Very private and yet near all the culture that the Berkshires has to offer.


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.