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Peaceful Berkshires Retreat

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Enjoy all seasons in the amazing Berkshire Mountains in this uncluttered, zen-like retreat, on 4 1/2 serene acres, with beautiful and pastoral views of Mt. Washington. Minutes away from renowned Great Barrington, and within 20 minutes of Lenox, Lee, and West Stockbridge, and all the amazing seasonal cultural offerings. Family-friendly Butternut and Catamount ski mountains within 15 minutes.

Keywords: House


Owner
Kim Block
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Kim Block

We have been married for 30 years, have two grown sons, and live most of the year in South Florida, where we have a textile business. Kim is a recently minted psychotherapist. We are fans of yoga, hiking, swimming, cooking, theater, and independent films.

Kim Block purchased this house in 1998

Why Kim Block chose Berkshires

After renting for two summers in Great Barrington, and partaking in the amazing cultural experiences and soaking in the natural beauty of the Berkshire Mountains, we knew we wanted a permanent retreat to return to, year-round. We can have peace and tranquility when we want it, at the same time being minutes away from great restaurants and entertainment.

What makes this house unique

We love experimenting with different hikes and bike rides, and exploring the various lakes and rivers available within minutes of leaving our property. In summers, Tanglewood is a weekly excursion. Summers also offer abundant locally grown produce. Whatever we don't grow in our garden, we can purchase from the amazing nearby markets. In winter, skiing at Catamount and Butternut is minutes away.

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Amenities

Alford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Peach and apple trees

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
4

The view is perfect and the house is big and beautiful

  • 4 of 5

The Berkshires are a lovely place to be in the summer. The house is spacious with plenty of room for lots of guests. It is also some distance from the road and is relatively isolated and quiet. We enjoyed our stay very much. The owners were very accommodating and it was a pleasure to do business with them.

There were a few small things that did need to be repaired.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

the Perfect house in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from an amazing vacation with our family (my parents, my sister and her daughter and my family (me & my wife and our 3 kids) we had a wonderful stay and it was the perfect place to be.

The house is so beautiful, clean big and cozy .

The bed was so comfortable , we wanted to stay forever :):)

The area is gorgeous, and Great Barrington is a lovely town with very nice shops and restaurants, so there are great places to go.

The home was a perfect location for getting away from it all, yet being convenient to shopping and dining in Great Barrington.

we'll love to come again soon...

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A large and beautiful home with great views of the countryside from every room.

  • 5 of 5

We wife and daughter just finished a wonderful stay in this home over the holidays, and it was the perfect place to be. The area is gorgeous, the house is beautiful, and it is far more spacious than we imagined. Great Barrington is a lovely little town with very nice shops and restaurants, so there are great places to go. Everything was arranged perfectly for us in the house, so it was simple to show up and start relaxing. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the holidays in our winter wonderland! The mountain views are amazing every season; you'll have to come back and see for yourself--you're welcome back anytime!
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, roomy home. Everything we needed and Kim was a pleasure to work with and easy to reach with questions. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idyllic setting for a Long Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was a perfect location for getting away from it all, yet being convenient to shopping and dining in Great Barrington. The beds were very comfortable and the views spectacular. We had every intention of going out to dinner our first night, but were so captivated by the views from the front deck we sat back and enjoyed. We spent our days exploring the several towns within an easy drive. It was a relaxing weekend and we hope to come back and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Picturesque Property in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to share with family and friends for the weekend! The property was beautiful, clean, and there was ample space for all. At night, the sky was perfect for stargazing, and several shooting stars were seen! We had a fantastic weekend and highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a retreat in the Berkshires!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven. Would love to have you back any time!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

3 night minimum July 4th weekend and Labor Day weekend

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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