Charming Once Upon a Time Shamrock Inn with Wrap Around Porch and Mountain Views

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This beautiful 30 acre property is situated on the edge of Taconic State Park, Mount Washington State Park and is at the headwaters of one of the feeder brooks of Bash Bish Falls. A former eighteenth-century post office and the early twentieth century Shamrock Inn, this home has welcomed such famous guests as Babe Ruth, John F Kennedy and Marlene Dietrich. It is now a luxurious vacation home filled with light from all sides offering all the amenities of modern life and close proximity to all the cultural and outdoor adventures that the Southern Berkshires have to offer. Large skylights and picture windows with views of the garden, patios and fields make this classic New England colonial a lovely place to stay. There are wrap around porches on the East, West and South sides of the house, two of which offer outdoor dining areas with lovely views. Each lends itself to a scenic breakfast or evening meal. A third outdoor "living room" includes a patio and a grand fireplace built into the stone wall. Remarkably, NO BUGS! Wi-Fi, Cable television, and a washer and dryer are available. Eat-in kitchen seats six. Dining room seats eight. There are five bedrooms including a third-floor master room with a King size bed, a niche for meditation and flat screen cable-television, as well as a private bathroom boasting a claw-foot tub for a relaxing soak. There are four bedrooms on the second floor; one Tempur-pedic® queen, one full and two singles, one of which is also a temperpedic. The second floor bathroom includes a vintage claw foot tub and large ceramic tiled shower.
The living room seats eight and includes a wood stove and 42 inch flat-screen TV. For the music lover there is a Steinway grand piano in the adjoining 'music room' which is a full 20 X 20 second living room. There is also a well-stocked library for study with views of the woods and field.

A short drive takes you to Great Barrington where shopping and dining options abound. 10 minutes fromm the house are two of southern Berkshires premier restaurants, John Andrew's and The Old Mill. Great Barrington ("The jewel of the Berkshires") is 15 minutes from the house with its Triplex Cinema, Mahaiwe Theatre and many wonderful restaurants and shopping venues. For nature lovers, some of the best hiking, biking and swimming, and blue berry picking in the Berkshires, are within less then a miles drive of the house. All in all this is a beautiful and deeply restorative property, where you can replenish your body and soul while you spend an idyllic 2 weeks in the beautiful Berkshires.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 07/25/2016

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master BR with private, full bathroom and meditation alcove...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Temperpedic mattress. DVD player. Good views of fields and...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Window seat with beautiful views of field and mountains...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    Temperpedic mattress. Views....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    Views of garden. ...moreless

  • All bedrooms are cozy and large with good views from the second and third floor. 3 out of 5 bedrooms sleep two (1 Kingsize, and 2 Queen size beds). And 2 of those bedrooms have DVD players. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Large. Second floor. Shared by bedrooms 2,3,4&5...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Third floor. Master B.R. Claw foot tub with view of garden...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Downstairs bathroom. Toilet and sink....moreless

  • 2 of the 3 bathrooms have old style claw-foot bathtubs, with 1 bathroom also possessing a large shower. The downstairs bathroom has a toilet and a sink...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Mount Allander from the master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by woods and streams and fields. Trails connect up to the Appalachian trail system....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Catamount Ski resort is approximately 5 miles away ...moreless

  • Village:

    south Egremont is a lovely town with three premium restaurants and bars, several antique stores and the Egremont Village inn....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Seating for 8 people


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas vacation
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Mill Tavern
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
New London CT
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wyantanuck Golf Course
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro North Commuter Train to NYC
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 95
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
John Andrews
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catamount Ski Resort
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hatch Pond

Car: Necessary

This Idyllic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom Farm house is surrounded on all sides by fields and woods, a sleep inducing brook, 2 ponds, a barn and 14,000 acres of protected wilderness. John F. Kennedy stayed here during his presidential campaign in the 1960s when it was The Shamrock Inn. This beautiful historic house, built in 1820, is situated on 30 acres in the western mountains of Massachusetts, 10 - 20 minutes from Berkshire’s best restaurants and theaters and close to world famous Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There is a patio and impressive outdoor stone hearth for grilling local produce from the many organic farmer's markets in the area. The Appalachian trail and multiple natural wonders are just a few miles away by foot, bike or car - Catamonut and Butternut Ski areas, Lake Riga, Race Brook, Bash Bish Falls, and Mount Alander to name a few. Mount Everett State Park and a pick your own blueberry farm are within walking distance. Cable TV, Wi-Fi and fresh laid organic eggs are all available. The Appalachian Trail runs along the ridge providing many hiking trails and views of animals, birds and rare flowers. We even have the only herd of Moose in SW Massachusetts and bordering Connecticut.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: A former actor, now a psychotherapist on staff at Bard College @ Simon's Rock, I had spent my childhood vacationing in the foothills of the Berkshires. I came back to this area to do an internship for graduate school and fell in love again with the mountains. I settled here with my wife and two daughters.

Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington, MA, USA:
I have admired this house since my childhood when our family would drive up to Mount Washington to pick blueberries in the late Summer or watch migratory hawks in the Fall, as they made their way south. We enjoy hiking at nearby Bash-Bish Falls and swimming in pristine Lake Riga. I have lived at 46 East Street for the past 10 years and have found it to be an unsurpassed place to live.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The porches and windows with their views of fields and mountains surrounding the house and the patio out back make the house full of beauty and light. The proximity to nature is evident everywhere. A wonderful mountain get-a-way. Fresh eggs for breakfast from my chickens which I keep at Simon's Rock as part of their agriculture program is an added bonus.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 07/25/2016

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  • View from the street

    View from the street

  • living room

    living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • us chickens

    us chickens

  • barn apartment dining area

    barn apartment dining area

  • sauna in barn apartment

    sauna in barn apartment

  • house hallway - 2nd floor

    house hallway - 2nd floor

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • dining room

    dining room

  • Kitchen


  • living room

    living room

  • living room

    living room

  • south porch

    south porch

  • barn apartment kitchen

    barn apartment kitchen

  • barn apartment

    barn apartment

  • Full bedroom

    Full bedroom

  • Bash Bish Falls

    Bash Bish Falls

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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