Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial in Secluded Berkshires

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Accommodations could be made for entrance into the house and there is a half bath on the ground floor and a study/bedroom area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are welcome. Please no cats. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Library: 1 queen

    This is fold out futon sofa bed...moreless

  • '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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    On ground floor: half bath includes toilet and sink....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    Double sinks and double shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    En suite bathroom with master bedroom. Double sink....moreless


  • Books:

    This house has lots of books, art books and novels. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo:

    Its an old CD player. We recommend you bring speakers for your Laptops if you want music directly from your computer/MP 3 player/ipod. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    House is on top of Wadsworth Hill (1888 feet). The view is only visible in the winter, however....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    There is a dining area in the large, L-formed living room. There is also a large kitchen area with a table that sits 8 to 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is also a clotheslines with clothespins, which we encourage in warm weather....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There are two working fireplaces and, if desired, firewood can be provided....moreless

  • Garage:

    Attached garage is used for storing and playing and is not for tenant use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is central oil heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    There is high speed wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are limited linens available at extra cost....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a living room area next to the dining room and an additional sitting area around that seats six or so around the second fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:


  • Telephone:

    There is a land line for local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some limited seasonings, basic items like salt, sugar, pepper. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a lawn mowing service in summer and in winter snowplowing service for driveway. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a public swimming beach at Center Pond in Becket, which is a few miles down the road. More information is available (for a sticker) from the Town of Becket....moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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


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.

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Springfield, MA
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Massachusetts Turnpike
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dreamaway Lodge
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Becket, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch



  • the back yard

    the back yard

  • Back yard with Weber bbq and patio

    Back yard with Weber bbq and patio

  • Fall maples

    Fall maples

  • kitchen eating area

    kitchen eating area

  • kitchen with gas stove

    kitchen with gas stove

  • sitting area

    sitting area

  • upstairs hall

    upstairs hall

  • 'peacock wallpaper' room with two twin beds

    'peacock wallpaper' room with two twin beds

  • queen size bedroom , "boys room"

    queen size bedroom , "boys room"

  • large upstairs bath

    large upstairs bath

  • master bedroom with bathroom en suite

    master bedroom with bathroom en suite

  • house from the road early Spring

    house from the road early Spring

  • The old maples in the snow

    The old maples in the snow

  • screened in porch in summer

    screened in porch in summer

  • kitchen


  • dining room area

    dining room area

  • livingroom


  • study with futon couch

    study with futon couch

  • 'yellow room' with queen-sized bed

    'yellow room' with queen-sized bed

  • upstairs double bed "girls room"

    upstairs double bed "girls room"

  • 'cowboy room' with twin beds.  bed against wall is short; on floor.

    'cowboy room' with twin beds. bed against wall is short; on floor.

  • large upstairs bath with double shower

    large upstairs bath with double shower

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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