The Playhouse: 7,000 Square Feet of Berkshires Modern Luxury and History
- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - We are pet lovers. Dogs 2 years and older.We are pet lovers. Dogs 2 years and older.
Max guests: 20
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- Renter must provide photo ID within a week of booking; by agreeing to the above house rules, you also agree to execute and return the attached Rental
- No parking on grass; no obstructing common areas; no excessive noise
- No articles shall be hung out of a Unit or exposed on any part of the Common Areas and Facilities
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Amazing house for entertaining. The house was as great as it looks in the listing. Everything you could ask for when entertaining. Responsive owner, beds were very comfy, A+ all around!
Property very clean
Property manager very responsive
Extended Berkshires stay
Large and charming home, in a beautiful part of the Berkshires. Daniel very friendly and responsive. Really well outfitted - kitchen fully equipped, game room had tons of activities, well stocked with towels, paper goods. We enjoyed our stay in this wonderful home with lots of history in it.
The house was absolutely perfect for a girls weekend in the Berkshires. It was enormous and had everything we could ever need. Thank you!
Elegant and spacious, with all the extras to make your stay special
This large home in the Berkshires was perfect for our large family weekend getaway. The home itself is even better than the pictures online. Simply stunning. Even better we're all the extras provided to make our stay comfortable and convenient. Linens, towels, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen adjacent to the great room, an extra kitchen on the first floor, tons of space for our group of 16 people, fireplace, game room, and a welcome basket from the owner. All aspects of this vacation rental were as advertised or better than expected. The home is also close to Berkshire attractions like skiing, snow tubing, shopping, breweries, etc.
The Berkshires are a popular year-round premiere tourist destination and vacation getaway which boasts over one hundred cultural attractions, many of which are world-renowned. The Berkshires is a rural region in the mountains of western Massachusetts dotted with villages and towns. A popular vacation destination, it's known for its outdoor activities, fall foliage–viewing, farm-to-table food scene and thriving arts institutions. Renowned annual festivals include the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s residency at Lenox’s Tanglewood Music Center, Jacob’s Pillow dance festival in Becket and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
The Berkshires is less than 3 hours from New York City and Boston and offer culture and adventure year-round. The surrounding mountains provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor excursions in all seasons, while world-class culture and entertainment along with a deeply rooted food culture and an array of lodging options amidst picturesque towns set this region apart. The Berkshires is a rural destination with a cultural scene to rival far larger urban dwellings.
With numerous trails, including part of the Appalachian Trail, large tracts of wilderness, parks like Kent Falls, Berkshire Botanical Garden and Hebert Arboretum the Berkshires are very popular with nature lovers. The area includes Bash Bish Falls, the tallest waterfall in Massachusetts. The Berkshires are also home to dozens of summer camps, some of which date back to the turn of the 20th century.
The Berkshire region is noted as a center for the visual and performing arts; its art museums include the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Clark Art Institute, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), and the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). At Williams College, the Chapin Library displays a wide selection of rare books and documents. Performing-arts institutions in the Berkshires include Tanglewood Music Center and Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire Choral Festival, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival for contemporary music in North Adams; Shakespeare & Company in Lenox; summer stock theatre festivals such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA and the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge; and America's first and longest-running dance festival, Jacob's Pillow.
The Kripalu Center of Stockbridge, "North America's largest residential facility for holistic health and education", represents a different category of tourism.
Serial solar energy entrepreneur with over two billion pounds of carbon pollution displaced. Berkshires native. Art and book collector. Philanthropist.
Owner purchased this Estate in 2014
Why Owner chose Lee
It was love at first site, and over 250,000 pounds of building materials and eighteen months of construction later - it is our zen dream space for rest, relaxation, entertaining and working. The property was the first in the country to be powered by AC electricity, including the first ever electric boat launch and largest installation of electric lights at the time. The Playhouse contains the largest remaining installation of the original Westinghouse Electric lighting fixtures. The property's original builder, George Westinghouse, was not only a leading global industrialist, but also the first one to be considered a humanitarian: “If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied." ~George Westinghouse.
What makes this Estate unique
The rehabilitation process ensured that the meeting of history and modern minimalist luxury resulted in an open, bright space made to facilitate relaxation, connection and rejuvenation. Exposed structural elements tell the tale of the renovation process of this Berkshire's icon.