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A Luxurious Retreat in the Secluded Hills of Old New England.

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Curl up with one of our many books by the fireplace.


Last updated: 03/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4.5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Including Two Master's Suites. Handicapped Accessibility

Master's suite on third level with steam shower, Master's suite on lower level with handicapped access. Two bedrooms on main floor with a high-end bathroom. Fully-equipped office with printer, high-speed WiFi and desk. Library for guest use complete with many books on the Berkshires. Expansive deck overlooking private fields and walking trails with mountain views. Screened sun porch with Weber gas grill and wicker furniture. Well-equipped kitchen featuring Viking and Bosch appliances with a gas stove and soapstone countertops. Soaring cathedral ceilinged living room with large fireplace, piano, and guitar. Pool and ping pong tables with a downstairs bar and entertainment center. Outdoor fire pit crafted by local master artisan with eighteenth-century well covers. Hammocks and adirondack chairs for tranquil afternoons. Air conditioned. All hard-wood floors. Recreation room with ping pong and pool tables. The house was extensively renovated in 2013 and it has been professionally landscaped. There are walking trails through the 42 acres, which make wonderful cross-country ski trails in the winter. The central living area has a large fireplace for evening gatherings. Set back from the road, this home offers privacy, seclusion, and a true retreat-like setting.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3140 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom; air conditioning; cathedral ceilings...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Cranberry linens with local quilt and curtains...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Local furniture and quilt, curtains ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Handicapped accessible master suite on lower level...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    Trundle day bed; half-bedroom/study ...moreless

  • There are 4.5 bedrooms.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Foyer bathroom with slate floors, stone backsplash, hand-cra...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Expansive handicapped accessible bathroom fully renovated...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master bath with two sinks, tub, and marble steam shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Slate floors, new stone shower, glassed in, zinc sink ...moreless

  • There are four bathrooms.


  • Books:

    There is a wide selection of books ranging from fiction to history to local Berkshire works available for you to read on site. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:


  • Game Room:

    With Pool and Ping Pong Table and a Bar...moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    There is a selection of films available in the tv room. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    There are direct views of the Berkshire hills. The Appalachian Trail is within walking distance. The popular Tyringham Cobble is close by for a charming afternoon of hillwalking. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    The house is set on 42 acres of conservation land. It offers walking trails. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    There are two dining areas: upstairs there is a reclaimed table that seats 10. Downstairs, there is a dining table that seats 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Breville professional with carafe and self-grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Simon Pearce hand-made in Vermont ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch eco-friendly...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Completely renovated with center island; soapstone counters; stone backsplash; pendant lighting; brand new appliances. A cozy space ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    There are two decks; one is a fully screened porch. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally landscaped by Windy Hill Farm ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    X-Country ski trails on property. ...moreless



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from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$3,600 $12,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Housekeeping $200
  • Tax Rate 5%


The maximum number of persons is nine, based on double occupancy in four beds, and one single. This policy is strictly adhered to, and a $100.00 per person, per night fee will be assessed for additional persons.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/16/2017
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Lion
200 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cranwell Resort
50 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mass Pike I-90
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chez Nous
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Laurel Lake

Car: Necessary

Brady's Retreat is set on forty-two idyllic acres in the charming Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts. In the summer months, the Berkshires are a veritable cultural mecca where Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and multiple theatre companies offer a plethora of performances for discerning audiences. Multiple museums reveal the Berkshires' rich cultural heritage. The nearby Cranwell resort offers golf, tennis, and spa activities. There are outlet shops close to the house and there are multiple antiquing opportunities. Restaurants abound in the immediate area surrounding the house, including Chez Nous, The Red Lion Inn, and the Blantyre.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: A scholar and director of an arts and humanities center, I reside in Connecticut with my family and my dog. The Berkshires are my sanctuary from the bustle of twenty-first century quotidian life.

Why the Owner Chose South Lee, Lee, MA, USA:
The Berkshires have always been sacred to me and my family, and we are grateful not only to enjoy this unique site, but also to share its natural beauty and cultural merits with visitors.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
From the moment that I see the sign Brady's retreat and turn into the drive, my quotidian concerns dissipate and I smile at the thought of evenings by the fire pit or afternoons curled up on the sun porch with an Edith Wharton novel.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

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  • Curl up with one of our many books by the fireplace.

    Curl up with one of our many books by the fireplace.

  • Dinner for 8? Original artwork by Arthur Zorn.

    Dinner for 8? Original artwork by Arthur Zorn.

  • Sit by the fire pit and enjoy the view

    Sit by the fire pit and enjoy the view

  • Enjoy preparing meals with our Simon Pearce dishes!

    Enjoy preparing meals with our Simon Pearce dishes!

  • Foyer


  • Large and Private Master Bedroom with High Ceilings

    Large and Private Master Bedroom with High Ceilings

  • Witness the setting sun on your own private 'back 40.'

    Witness the setting sun on your own private 'back 40.'

  • Brady's Retreat is minutes away from Butternut and makes a fine winter getaway.

    Brady's Retreat is minutes away from Butternut and makes a fine winter getaway.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 17, 2017

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