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Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial In Secluded Berkshires

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Six + Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms And Beautiful Lawn Close To Everything!

Cross Country Skiers Paradise. Five minutes from 250 Acres of Trails at Canterbury Farms.

Beautiful, rambling 1790's farmhouse with plenty of rooms to get away from it all but close enough for all that the Cultural Berkshires has to offer! There are three bedrooms with queen and king sized beds and three bedrooms with single beds. Study on ground floor includes a fold-out couch for unexpected guests. One bedroom includes en-suite full bath. Second bathroom includes walk-in double shower and old fashioned bathtub for the rest of the upstairs guests. Ground floor also has a half bath.

The Snow House amenities include a washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, lawn mowing/snow plowing service, abundant parking, fans (for the occasional very warm night) are available for every bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a screened-in porch with wicker furniture for the cocktail hour. There is also a patio (with furniture) for morning breakfast, or the evening barbecue.

This house is full of light. The road is quiet even in mid summer (we do get the occasional rattle of a car or truck going by) but you will have guaranteed tranquility!

More Details

Sara Matson
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Sara Matson

This is our family home which we purchased to be near our extended family who have been in the area for nearly forty years.

We are a trans-Atlantic family, having lived in Europe for many years as well. If it's of interest, we speak Dutch too.

Sara Matson purchased this house in 2000

Why Sara Matson chose Becket

This house was on and off the market for years before we bought it and renovated it. It has a long and interesting history too. The house was built, we are fairly certain, in 1790 and has had just one major addition to it since then. Unfortunately the barn collapsed probably in the mid-1990's. This was a cattle farm with a large apple orchard (the oldest trees still visible by the neighbors across the road) and originally had hundreds of acres, like its sister farm, 'Canterbury Farms' at the end of the road. The original owners were the Snow Family, of whom the road is named. We call it the Snow House for that reason.

What makes this house unique

In our renovation work ten years ago we sought to retain the flavor of an old farmhouse but with modern conveniences. We are on top of Wadsworth Hill. As you drive up the road you will notice that just as the hill begins to level off you have reached our house. In summer the trees have begun to block the view, but still there is a magnificent feeling of being on top of the hill and here you will always catch the best breezes. For this reason, it is rarely ever 'hot'.

The house is quite secluded but wonderfully close to everything that the Berkshires has to offer for both winter and summer visitors.

You can be busy with everything that the Berkshires has to offer, or just spend the day with a good book, lying out on the lawn, or on our screened in porch and its view of our two hundred year old maple trees.

If cooking and family mealtimes are your favorite things to do, our kitchen is a dream. Gather around for a big family meal, by the living room fireplace or in the kitchen.

You will want to come back next year!


Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , On ground floor: half bath includes toilet and sink.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks and double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom with master bedroom. Double sink.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Library - 1 queen , This is fold out futon sofa bed
    'yellow' front room - 1 queen
    'peacock wallpaper' front room - 2 twin/ single
    'master' bedroom with bath - 1 queen
    'cowboy' wallpaper room - 1 twin/ single
    'girl's' room - 1 double
    'boy's room' - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms with front/eastern views of road and sunrise. One bedroom with lawn and patio views and attached bathroom, two sinks and walk-in shower. Other bedrooms share large bathroom with double sink and double walk-in shower on same floor Closet in most bedrooms. Chest of drawers in all bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial In Secluded Berkshires
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

A wonderful place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect house and property for our gathering of 6 adults and 5 children. The house is absolutely charming and very well maintained. It sits on a rise overlooking the road, and the property opens up behind it beautifully. The inside of the house is large and comfortable with several living spaces, and a large, very well designed kitchen. We had three full-on family meals with all of us comfortably seated around the table in the kitchen area. The bedrooms were lovely, with plenty of cross ventilation, and modern bathrooms. The screen porch is perfect. There is plenty to do for kids of all ages in the area, as well as for adults. The property is completely quiet and off the beaten track.

We are already making plans for our next visit.

Five stars out of five.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you've had such a good time!
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This house is fantastic for our large group of hikers and skiers.

  • 5 of 5

We've come back to this house in the country and we always enjoy our stay. It's close to Canterbury x-country ski facilities down the road and we plan to keep coming back every winter. Thank you Sara for all your hospitality. I would recommend this place to anyone who has a family or a club--the accommodations are great.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved your home Sarah! Fabulous long weekend with the extended family. My favorite spot was morning coffee on the screened porch. Rolling lawn... stone walls... beautiful old farmhouse. Charming furnishings, lots of smaller seating areas, beautifully updated kitchen. Funny that we each felt we ended up in a bedroom meant for us... the curio cabinets had trinkets that seemed intended to ur unique tastes. Such an at home feel. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed yourselves so much! Come again!
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Great size for our large family vacation. Great yard for adults and kids.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Made great family memories during our stay.😊

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us!
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Beautiful well maintenained old house

  • 5 of 5

Terrific house for my family. Beautifully maintened old house, restored/maintained with love. Well more rooms than my family needed, but loved the charm and grounds. Rustic, but not roughing it. Well done!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally situated; lovely lawn and garden. Great kitchen - fully equipped.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Amtrak, Springfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Dreamaway Lodge
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Center Pond
Car: necessary

In summer we are half an hour from Tanglewood and 7 minutes from Jacob's Pillow world-class dance centre. In winter we are just up the road from Canterbury Farms Cross Country Ski Resort and their well groomed, 200+ acres of trails. Just outside of Pittsfield is Bosquet Family (Downhill Ski) and a little further north is the nationally recognized Jiminy Peak, with its state-of-the-art snowmaking! For winter hiking we are very near many official hiking trails.

For Summer Fun: We are next door to the world renowned Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival and Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer residence. Massachusetts Museum for Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) is in nearby North Adams; Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge and Edith Wharton’s House in Lenox. There is Shakespeare and Company Theatre Festival in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. There is the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Clark Museum in Williamstown and of course the fascinating Hancock Shaker Village outside of Pittsfield. Closer to home is the Appalachian Trial, Center Pond our local swimming spot and the Becket Arts Center, which offers classes and local exhibitions all summer long.

All year long: We are close to the picturesque town of Lee, and their Prime Outlets Shoppping Mall. Lee has a good library with free Wi-Fi, there area few cafes, hardware stores and supermarkets. We are also close to the small city of Pittsfield, the towns of Stockbridge, Lenox and Great Barrington with easy driving distance. Outside of Pittsfield is the Berkshire Mall that has everything from a Sears to a movie theatre.

We are two and a half hours from downtown Boston and three hours from downtown New York City.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $75

GROUPS OF MORE THAN SIX ADULTS : the rate is $425.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.