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Imaginative, Secluded Berkshires Tree House near Tanglewood, Great Barrington

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Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Chalet, 1 Bedroom + Den with Bed, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 4 pp /2 couples)

The tree house has a queen-sized bed in a private bedroom with full bath and a double bed in the living room, as well as a sofabed in the living room. With its geometric, octagonal shape, this luxury rental has plenty of nooks and crannies in which to snuggle up with a new vacation read. There is an additional full bathroom off the living room, making mornings and nights a breeze for when this upscale accommodation is at capacity.

A modern wood-burning fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room, surrounded by large windows that offer vacationers stunning views of the woodlands around the tree house. The dining area off of the kitchen includes similar and equally as impressive views of the surrounding area, as grand windows are a prime feature in this luxury tree house.

A fully stocked kitchen allows guests to cook all their own meals, should they so choose, and includes a fridge, a dishwasher, and utensils. Guests will also enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the accommodation, as well as an outdoor barbecue on the patio. Linens are provided.

Location + Surroundings

Guests will find this glamping site in western Massachusetts in the Berkshire Mountains, only an eighth of a mile away from Otis Ridge, a popular, family-friendly ski area. This highland area is home to world-renowned cultural attractions and gorgeous nature destinations. Right outside the octagonal tree house is a peaceful hiking trail that leads to a large, tree-lined pond, while another path leads to a ski slope. Great Barrington, a charming New England town, is 20 minutes away by car.

Additional information

For a weekend night stay, there is a $50 increase per day, bringing the daily rate to $250.

Keywords: modern, unique, private, beautiful views, skiing, hiking, fishing, Berkshires, romantic, Tanglewood

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Katherine Auleta
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Katherine Auleta

I'm a creative who work/live in Manhattan. We travel constantly, but love our getaways in the country when we can.

Katherine Auleta purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Katherine Auleta chose Berkshires

The Berkshires are an idyllic part of America. Despite being extremely 'country', this area boasts some incredible cultural experiences. Tanglewood , Jacob's Pillow, Mass Moca, and Kripalu are all top notch experiences. The artisanal food available is up to par with any big city farmers market, and nearby Great Barrington is a wonderful little city full of great shops and an independent movie theater.

What makes this chalet unique

Our house is a few hundred yards from Otis ridge ski mountain, a tiny little resort just bought and updated by Butternut. It's perfect for firsttime skiiers and children. We are also within 30 miles from the larger Butternut, Blanford, and Bosquet mountains. There is an Appalachian trailhead 8 miles from our house and wonderful hiking/swimming all nearby.


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(15 traveler reviews)

Imaginative, Secluded Berkshires Tree House near Tanglewood, Great Barrington
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Beautiful location. KT super nice and easy to communicate with!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful nest

  • 5 of 5

This home is a truly special place nestled into the side of a hill. Starry night gazing awaits. Day trips to the best of the Berkshires are easily accessible.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend! Peaceful, private and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Charming and cleverly designed "Treehouse" situated in a peaceful and private woodland setting. Comfortable, clean and very well maintained. Instantly felt at home. The owner is also very attentive, eager to provide information about the surrounding area and considerate (even checking in to see you things were). Located in "South County" of the Berkshires which is within close driving distance to waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, hiking trails, lakes... Left there determined to rent the place again in another season just to enjoy the same accommodations and surroundings during a different time of year. I loved ever minute and left rejuvenated!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Those in Glass Houses....enjoy the view.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a completely relaxing early spring weekend at this "just right" home. Large windows encircle all but the bathrooms. This makes for lovely views and an open feeling that is balanced by modern, earthy decor. It snowed while I was there so I got to experience the home in sun and snow....both lovely.

The bed and linens are simple and comfortable, as are the bathrooms. The kitchen has beautiful cabinets, wooden counter, and natural stone backsplash, it was plenty well-equipped for me, but do note that there is no microwave. The house has a good fireplace and various cozy reading spots. The table for two makes for a good desk or dining spot. I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at The Farmington, a good, simple, Italian dinner at Frateli's, and got other supplies from Katie's general store. If you need rest, romance, or to get work done, this home can be that place. KT was helpful throughout the reservation and rental.

*If you have mobility issues or a larger person, the spiral staircase could pose a's a tight winding staircase from the entryway to the main floor.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical secluded place in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we rented this house.

We enjoyed this atypical modern architecture, the amount of glazing that makes you feel you are almost outside, the cozy atmosphere with some vintage pieces of furniture and among of everything the fireplace.

Perfect place for a retreat or a quiet romantic weekend.

The kitchen has everything you need to cook, with a small dish washer; a microwave oven would be a plus maybe?

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Document all problems as soon as you arrive!

  • 2 of 5

The location is as spectacular as other reviewers say it is, and we enjoyed a restful holiday in this gorgeous secluded chalet. We noticed several quirks, such as a finicky lamp switch, non-existent AC, and non-functional window blinds, but were so delighted by the natural beauty of the place we didn't pay much attention to them. This was a mistake. When we returned from our vacation, we received an email from the owner blaming us for several problems that we noticed when we arrived. Our entire damage deposit was withheld because of problems that should have been fixed before we arrived. Moral of the story: Be sure to carefully document all imperfections as soon as you arrive and notify the owner of them in writing. Otherwise your sweet vacation memories may be soured, as ours were.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, this guest broke a light switch that I had to pay an electrician to come fix which cost their deposit. I sent photo documentation. My cleaner and caretaker thoroughly checks the apartment between visits, and the blinds and light have since been repaired. Also, there has never been AC listed in the amenities, but there is an amazing cross breeze and ceiling fans for air circulation. I understand accidents happen, but it's sad that this guest does not want take responsibility for their mistakes when I've opened my home to them.
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Otis Chalet Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Otis Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Small Sofa sleepable for Children (1)
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
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