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Berkshire Getaway at 'Tofu'S Retreat'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 12 nights

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Wonderful Alford upscale family home with in ground heated pool; art barn, acreage; lush view & privacy.

Private tranquil getaway vacation home.Delightful tri-level saltbox which has been completely, thoughtfully & tastefully renovated with every comfort in mind.

Main floor: Enters into a breath taking chefs kitchen with high end appliances(6 burner Wolf gas oven); sub zero ref & freezer. The tones are rich brown & cream with real cooper accents.The kitchen counter seats 2. There is an adjacent dining area. The kitchen is just off a gorgeous wrap around deck with outdoor seating and lovely mountain & pool views. The great room has a stately granite stone fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating, The 3 season screen porch with propane stove is oversized and fabulous. The screens and an overhead fan keeps things cool in the summer. Just outside this area is a courtyard with hammock with gas grill standing by. There is a half bath on this floor.

The master bedroom is on the 2nd floor: with a queen bedroom suite, full bathroom and a large walk in dressing area.

The lower ground floor level: has 2 more bedrooms; one with a queen bed and a guest room with a queen size aero-bed. This room has its own massage table & sharper image style massage chair. This lower ground floor also has a den with a flat screen TV and additional sleeping facilities(a full size fold out sofa bed). These rooms share a full bathroom. These rooms open out to the outside with a sliding door. The laundry room is located on this level.

Outside: you have 5 acres of lawn, gardens, rock climbing, view, & pool area. The pool is gloriously fresh with plenty of outdoor lounge seating. There is a 2 car garage with artist/pottery studio with plenty of space to do some yoga as well.

The lovely rock border gardens are a gentle reminder that things are well tended.

This home is about 10 minutes from the center of Great Barrington & short ride to Tangelwood.

Keywords: family home,upscale,heated in ground pool, acerage,berkshires, Alford, mountain views, gardens, hiking, tranquil, country, rural, chefs kitchen, fireplace

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The peace and quiet. Just the sounds of nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation at our home .

Come back soon.
Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany or Hartford
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Ferry
89 Miles
Bridgeport, CT
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Metro North -Wassaic (50 min drive)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Great Barrington- many restaurants
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Butternut & Catamount
Car: necessary

Amenities

Alford Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Aerobed (queen size) and full size convertible sofa.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Green Elements such as: zero VOC paints,, wool carpets, air filtration; filtered well water, heated, non chlorine, cooper ion treated swimming pool(chemical free). Motorized massage chair.art studio space -paint, pottery , yoga.

Reviews

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(3 traveler reviews)

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Berkshire Getaway at 'Tofu'S Retreat'
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
West Hartford, CT
5

The Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

The screen door to the patio stuck a little. That's it. Period. Otherwise, this place was perfect! Three adults (two seniors), two children, and one dog spent a spectacular week at Tofu's Retreat ("TR")! The property is huge (think backyard, front yard, pool, and football field (besides property in the woods)! The house is great. While nothing is as comfortable as home, TR was beautiful and great. If the house included just the remarkable screened in room (not porch but spectacular wood paneled room) and second floor wrap-around porch looking over the pool (picture taking a deep breath and enjoying morning coffee or an evening glass(es) of wine. The pool was perfect and having the heating option was great on our one cool day. Everything you need is there. There's plenty of exploring to do in the beautiful little town of Alford, and Great Barrington is an easy 10 minute drive with great restaurants, CVS, grocery stores and a great town center to answer all of your needs. Most importantly, TR's owners, Jeff and Greg, were amazing. They were accessible for all of my dumb questions and incredibly kind and caring about everything! They took a genuine and vested interest in my dog, who was going through chemotherapy (they made sure that I had the number for the best vet nearby and an emergency vet!). We loved TR and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This house provided us with peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting. It's not far from town, but even if you just want to hang out at home, this is the place. The house, the grounds, the flowers, the pool, all inviting you to just stay home and relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

magical place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at tofu's retreat last July. This was by far the nicest house that we ever rented in the berkshires. Everything was the best quality,from the chief's kitchen,to non chlorinated pool. A lot of love went into this house and we felt it.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $2,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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