Contemporary 'Castle in the Sky' on 15 Acres

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more


Last updated: 10/19/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Escape to the timeless beauty of nature while spoiling yourself with all the comfort and convenience of your modern lifestyle. Relax, restore, rejuvenate, rejoice!

Travel the well-kept dirt road to your secluded country retreat on 15 acres at the base of Greylock Mountain. This contemporary high-end unit is one of two in Our Castle in the Sky. On the left side as you face the house (see photo of exterior), this unit is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath vacation condo that is fit for fun or retreat.. One of our sisters, Joanne, an international interior designer, lives on the other side. Often traveling the four corners of the Earth, Jo's favorite moment is always coming back to the beauty, peace and quiet of Lanesboro.
The house was designed by a renowned architect as a kind of contemporary cathedral. One of the goals was to make each side independent. He succeeded brilliantly as each condo is devinely private. Once inside your condo, you'll feel truly alone in the world--a 'secret garden', of sorts!

Nestled at the base of the mountain and spanning a brook, the house has two decks: you can enjoy your morning on the private back deck listening to nature's bird song, go hiking or snow shoeing right out the back door and relax with the sun setting over the mountain views, enjoy outdoor dining and barbecues on the front deck.

Rental Details: Spacious, well-designed rooms organized around a central living room with cathedral ceilings and a suspended circular fireplace. Stunning views from each and every window (and there are a number of them!) Wood floors throughout. The master bedroom, just next to one bathroom, has a king bed and flat screen television. The second bedroom, just opposite the second bathroom, has a queen bed and daybed with pull-out trundle. The full eat-in kitchen not only has a dishwasher, full size refrigerator, microwave, electric stove and oven, separate vegetable sink and two work areas, it also has a cathedral ceiling and windows. It's a lovely place not only to prepare and share meals, but to admire the majesty of nature.

High-quality washer and dryer, Jacuzzi, 2 decks, private parking.

All linens are organic. All cleaning products are natural.

Also available: Fully stocked refrigerator to your specs. Regularly restocked at your convenience. Chef services available if booked in advance. Relaxation therapies and massage services available.

Keywords: Condominium

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    With prior permission...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    high-quality bedding and organic sheets...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    single beds are trundle; high-quality bedding, organic sheet...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Brand new, Queen size Beds (1) Brand new, Twin or Single Beds (1) Brand new...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Organic Towels & Sheets, Secluded Setting, Quiet on 15 Acres, Housekeeping Services Available, Organic Healthful Weekly Grocery Packages Available, Hiking Right From Your Back Door, House Spans Over Brook, Wood Floors, Flat Screen TV, Vegetable Sink, Eat In Kitchen, Relaxation Therapies Available, Cleaning Products are Natural, Gardens, Smashing Views...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Fabulous mountain and field views....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Tremendous views in every direction; Mount Greylock valley, woods, and apple orchard, as well as the beautiful surrounding fall foliage....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    High-quality, new Laundry room...moreless

  • Covered Parking:


  • Fireplace
  • Garage:


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Wonderful organic linens, comfy pillows and luxurious towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    wood-burning suspended fireplace; a wall of windows overlooking the woods, comfortable sectional couch...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    We can arrange one for you if you are not bringing your own....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two outdoor spaces...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking at the base of the path leading to the house...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High-quality, new Laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Hanging round fireplace is a central feature, along with cathedral ceiling and picture-post card views from the wall of windows in the living room...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Oganic, vegan or any specialty catering/meals available. Must be preordered....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    all tools needed to really cook available...moreless

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

    Side by side refrigerator, stove, oven, regular sink, vegetable sink, and dishwasher. Two separate work areas making it easy to work with friends and family! Sun-filled room with large dining table....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    IE coffee filters, sugar, salt, mustard, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck with table and chairs, also back deck with lounge chairs for relaxing...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 grills- charcoal and gas...moreless

  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.8
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$170 $198
Fri, Sat
$1,075 $3,450
Nov 1 - Nov 23, 2016
1 night min stay
$125 $145
Fri, Sat
$795 $2,350
Thanksgiving weekend
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
2 night min stay
late November-early December
Nov 28 - Dec 1, 2016
1 night min stay
Dec 2 - Mar 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$850 $2,995
March 2017
Mar 6 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$125 $149
Fri, Sat
April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat
$745 $1,950
May 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
$810 $2,200
June 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$140 $189
Fri, Sat
$915 $2,500
July 2-7, 2017
Jul 2 - Jul 7, 2017
6 night min stay

July 8-28, 2017
Jul 8 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

July 29-August 4, 2017
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

August 5-September 1, 2017
Aug 5 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

September 2-5, 2017
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$199 $210
Sat, Sun
September 6-30, 2017
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$145 $180
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $110


All rates are variable by night and by season.

Cancellation policy: If we re-rent your week to others at the same price then we will refund your deposit in full (minus bank charges).

If not there are no refunds. Thanks for understanding that we are serious about keeping our place at its best!

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 10/19/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Forge Tavern; Coyote Den
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Brodie, Lanesboro; Wabeeka Springs, Williamstown
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte. 7
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak, Hancock, Ma

Car: Necessary

Locally there is a plethora of fun and relaxation to be had. Including:

Zip line,kayaking, canoeing, yoga, massage, spa services


Owner info

About the owner: The home was built in 1973 by The Riley's. They custom designed it along with a noted architect. It was their dream for many years to move from Long Island to 'the country'. They bought 144 acres, built the dream house, and moved to the beautiful Berkshires with their six children. After all the kids moved on to their own lives the house was much too big for two people so it was split it half, hence we have a rental unit. There is a magical feel to 'The Castle' on the hill. Maybe because of the river that runs underneath it or the serenity around it or the view from the large cathedral-like windows... We call it the castle because when the younger children went to school that's what their friends called it.... 'oh you live in that white castle on the hill'. Now it is entrusted to the six children who recently renovated it for a rental income and keep half for their own vacation place. Everything about the land speaks of timelessness and a happy dream come true.

Why the Owner Chose Lanesborough, MA, USA:
The house is as stunningly beautiful and peaceful as the nature that surrounds it. Being at the base of Mount Greylock is a real is being part of the Berkshire. Not only does nature abound here, it is an area loaded with art and culture--theatre, concerts, museums. It doesn't matter what you like to do, you will find it in the Berkshires...all year long.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The most unique benefits of Our Castle in the Sky are the stream that runs under the living room, the circular fireplace, a wonderful eat-in, work-in, light-filled kitchen, spacious bedrooms equipped with high-quality bedding and two wonderful outdoor decks to vary the ambiances. The house's architecture is as exceptional as the height, the sound and the beauty of the trees.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

1 of 27


  • Backyard Deck

    Backyard Deck

  • View from Great room of Backyard with footbridge over stream

    View from Great room of Backyard with footbridge over stream

  • Kitchen front window. There are 4 other windows in this room besides these two.

    Kitchen front window. There are 4 other windows in this room besides these two.

  • Master Bedroom with King size bed

    Master Bedroom with King size bed

  • Queen Size Bedroom

    Queen Size Bedroom

  • Trundle Bed  in Queen Room

    Trundle Bed in Queen Room

  • Front of two condos

    Front of two condos

  • Front deck eating area. You can watch the sunset from here.

    Front deck eating area. You can watch the sunset from here.

  • Beautiful Fall Foliage of the Berkshires (view of MT Greylock from Rte. 7)

    Beautiful Fall Foliage of the Berkshires (view of MT Greylock from Rte. 7)

  • Front of the driveway entrance

    Front of the driveway entrance

  • Scenic driveway to house.

    Scenic driveway to house.

  • Main Stairs to the condos

    Main Stairs to the condos

  • Great room with hanging fireplace

    Great room with hanging fireplace

  • Eat in kitchen.

    Eat in kitchen.

  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

    Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

  • Great Room with Flat screen TV and wireless Internet

    Great Room with Flat screen TV and wireless Internet

  • Bathroom with separate Room for Shower another for Toilet

    Bathroom with separate Room for Shower another for Toilet

  • Backyard Deck

    Backyard Deck

  • Backyard


  • View of the farm next door

    View of the farm next door

VRBO #238631

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 1-7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Send email
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 10/19/2016


Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Contemporary 'Castle in the Sky' on 15 Acres

Lanesborough, MA, USA #238631

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.