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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Elegant 1920s colonial in a lovely setting on 4+ acres by the Williams River. The house is centrally located 2 miles north of Great Barrington center and approximately 20 minutes from Tanglewood, 5 miles to Butternut, 9 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. The house is fully furnished and full of intricate architectural details and beautiful chandeliers and sconce lighting. The space is appropriate for two couples or a family of up to eight people.

Downstairs, there is a large living room with fireplace and adjacent music room with a fireplace and a recently reconditioned baby grand piano, a dining room, kitchen, and a full bath with a 55" claw foot tub and hand-held shower. Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms and a full bath. There are two large bedrooms, one with a king size bed, the other with a queen size bed, connected to the common full bathroom with full tub and shower. There are two smaller bedrooms with two twin beds, each connected to one of the larger bedrooms.

Cable TV, DVD, VCR and CD Player/Stereo are located in the living room. Wireless broadband internet is accessible from any room.

Enjoy drinks or meals on the patio overlooking the Williams River. Swim in one of the many lakes in the vicinity. Climb up Monument Mountain for an uninterrupted view of the area. Visit the Guthrie Center only a short walk from the house.

Keywords: Frontage on Williams River, set back from road

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About The Owner

I am an electrical engineer, and my brother is a retired cardiologist. Over the past decades, we both spent many happy days in this house visiting our parents with our children.

The Owner purchased this house in 1960

Why The Owner chose Great Barrington

My parents bought this house in 1960 as a vacation house. My brother and I now use it for vacation rentals as well as our for our own enjoyment.

What makes this house unique

Tanglewood Music Festival is just 20 minutes north (about 11 miles). For skiing, it's just 2 miles to Butternut, 10 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. For hiking, there are trails everywhere including the Appalachian trail which passes by only 4 miles east of Great Barrington. Swimming and fishing are available at the many nearby lakes.

One of our favorite jaunts was the family climb up Monument Mountain at least once during each stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. I already miss the house. It has great character, and I love the architectural details. We appreciated the improvements you made. We also enjoyed using the fireplace and your collection of DVDs. We also appreciated the wine and goodies you left for us. We would like to rent the house again next summer.
Sep 2010
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Great Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand-held shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.9722223 based on 37 reviews

Very Nice Place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Very roomy and comfortable. The owners were great to deal with and communication with them was very easy. The place has pretty much everything that you need and the location is very close to the town and stores and area attractions.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roscommon, Michigan

Excellent family rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic experience in this beautiful, historical Home. The owner was very communicative and helpful. Everything is clean, well maintained, and well-stocked. It is a great rental for those comfortable with getting up in the middle of the night and passing by sleeping family members to use the restroom. Might be a tad uncomfortable for those who are not so well acquainted. We found this aspect to be part of the historical beauty. Easy access to town and the Appalachian trail was what we were seeking and this home fit the bill. We celebrated thanksgiving here and lacked for nothing. Great home!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Fall Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We are two families who spent a lovely fall weekend at this elegant and comfortable home on the Williams River near Great Barrington. The location was what attracted us to it initially. We made easy side trips to Lenox and Stockbridge and enjoyed meals and shopping in Great Barrington.

The house itself is accommodating with plenty of room for eight people. We gathered in the evenings in the large living room and each one of us took a turn playing the grand piano. There are four commodious bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for the meals we had in. The owners were easy to reach when we had questions. The environs are restful and quiet. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, MA

Beautiful colonial with period details

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in July in this beautiful home that has been carefully restored and maintained by the owners. Our criteria for this vacation were met in every way with the added bonus of exquisitely comfortable beds! There was plenty of room for our 2-year-old to explore inside and out. And the long driveway gave her opportunity to ride her scooter safely while we sat on the patio and by the river. The house is set back on the property giving it a sense of privacy and at the same time it is centrally located. We had easy access to the surrounding towns for dining out and shopping as well the outdoors for cycling and canoeing. The owners were very responsive and enthusiastic. They clearly take pride in the property. We loved it and we are looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, cozy, spacious home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful week at this property. It has many unique features - including a large dining room that has a country farmhouse feel to it, music room with tuned baby grand piano, lovely patio area with a grass grill. The owners have thought of everything - equipping the kitchen with some essentials (condiments, coffee) and it offered all the basic comforts of home. The location was perfect, and we took advantage of all the Berkshires has to offer! It exceeded all my expectations, and it will be a vacation I'll always treasure.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful family weekend in a beautiful home and close to everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.