Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath Sleeps 7(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Barn
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Barn, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Built by a woodworker the Barn is spacious, with an open plan kitchen / dining / living room with wood stove and radiant heat concrete floors. Facing south with multiple french doors, this room is filled with light all day long. The kitchen is fully equipped with Viking stove and high quality cookware. Upstairs is also open plan with a king sized bed and bathroom with a clawfoot tub. The 3rd floor is an attic which has 3 single beds and a Queen. Note that this is an open attic, so ideal for children who enjoy sleeping in one large space together. It is carpeted and cozy. Everybody has their own bed and cozy duvet.
From the bedroom you look out over the ponds, with a dock from which you can swim or canoe. In winter you can light a fire in the wood stove. We encourage guests to showshoe, sled, ice skate, cross country ski -- all on the property. And in summer, swim and fish in the ponds (there are 2, one for swimming and one for fishing). There is a group of rare Maidenhead ferns to discover back in the woods near a stream. And there is a 6 mile walk, biking / running loop which is hilly and convenient.
The house is located in Austerlitz, 20 minutes from both Great Barrington, MA and Chatham, NY. It is 2 minutes from Alford, MA.
We now have 15 chickens in a coop on the property. 15 eggs a day, which are yours. Just help yourselves!
Keywords: Cottage, Barn, secluded, pond, fishing, ski, Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, chef's kitchen, hiking, biking, antiquing, leaf peeping, stream, birds
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Member since: 2011
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- 1.5. there is also an outdoor shower.
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $80
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tanglewood is 20 minutes away. Another favorite summer activity is MacHayden Theatre in Chatham ( 15 mins ) if you have children under 10. We also love Jacob's Pillow and Shakespeare & Co. Both within 30 minutes.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: We are a family of 4 who bought this property after 9/11. We started with just the land and lived in tents for a few summers while the Barn was built. We love everything about this property, from the winter skiing at Jiminy Peak (the children are on the ski team), ice skating on the ponds, jumping off the dock in summer, the fall leaves. I am originally from California and came to New York City to be a professional dancer. My husband is originally from Kenya. We lived in Kenya for 5 years and our children were born there as well. I am a technologist and work full time in New York City. My husband is a woodworker. He collects felled trees, mills the wood, and dries it in a solar kiln on the property. He then makes gorgeous pieces of furniture: from dining tables, coffee tables to chairs. There is a second house on the property which was completed in the summer of 2011. After 10 years living in the barn we now weekend in the adjacent property and are able to share the Barn with others.
Why the Owner Chose Austerlitz, NY, USA:
When I first moved to New York City to dance I lived with a family as an au pair. They had a weekend property in the Berkshires. That is when I fell in love with the area. After 9/11, instead of buying an apartment in New York City, we decided to buy land upstate. We have been so happy to have a place to escape to.
The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
You can cross country ski in a 1 mile loop through the property as it is flat. Just outside your door. In February ice skate on the pond. In July & August, swim in the pond, jump off the dock or lie on the dock and watch the sun set. And we now have a dozen chickens. Help yourselves to some fresh eggs!
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Kitchen with Viking stove, Bosch dishwasher, and top of the line appliances
Bath and Shower
Stairs to loft (recommend no children under 3)
Painting is encouraged; art supplies on the premises
As you enter mudroom, view to living room
View of the swimming pond, there are 2 ponds
Snowy path down to the ponds. Cross country ski on flat terrain from your door
Sitting and Dining
Barn with Main house in distance barely visible
The Barn in November
View of Barn in Fall
Living room with view outdoors through french windows
Sit and talk to the cook
King size bed with stairs to loft in background
Queen size bed in attic
From living room, view through the entrance
Mudroom with driftwood on ceiling
One of two ponds in the Fall. Swim here in the summer, ice skate in the winter
Three Loft Beds. The Queen sized bed is also in the 3rd floor attic
Ski Season. Cross country ski from the house.
We have 6 chickens; eggs available all the time
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 09, 2017
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