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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape with an Epic View and Direct Trail Access

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Enjoy comfort and seclusion on the slopes of Race Mountain for up to 15 people..

The Race Mountain House is set high on the slopes of the Taconic Mountains in Southern Berkshire County. Large, east-facing windows look out over a sweeping view of the Housatonic River Valley. In the early hours, the house floods with warm morning light and sunrises are spectacular. The inviting, creative design invokes a feeling of true retreat and relaxation, equally appropriate for an intimate getaway or a large group gathering. Enjoy direct access to world class hiking and a short drive to close-by Great Barrington and the attractions of the Berkshires.

The open floor plan centers on a great room, with cathedral ceilings, large fireplace, sunken seating area, and generous windows facing the eastern views. Reclining sofas are just asking to be lounged on in front of a crackling fire. The well-appointed kitchen easily accommodates the hustle and bustle of preparing meals for large gatherings- we’ve had a wonderful time testing that out! The dining table seats 10.

Four bright, comfortably furnished bedrooms offer flexible sleeping options. 3 of the rooms can be configured with a king bed or two twins. Crisp bedding and uncluttered spaces allow for a deeply relaxing night of sleep. Three full bathrooms, including one with a luxurious Japanese-style cedar soaking tub, all have tile floors and thoughtful lighting.

Special touches are sprinkled throughout the house, from the family-heirloom Steinway piano to the handmade copper chandelier above the dining table. Perhaps best of all, climb a ladder, treehouse-style, from the airy common area on the second floor to reach the loft. Wall-to-wall cushions invite cuddling, movie watching or the creation of an imaginary kid’s fort. Two decks, one on each level, and a screened porch provide space to entertain in the fresh air or to look out at the stars.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek, hindi
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    The house is great for kids! They especially love the loft. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 10-15

  • East Room: 1 queen

    Direct outdoor deck access with view...moreless

  • West Room: 1 queen

    cozy private room...moreless

  • South Room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Choice of King or 2 twins, bathroom, great light and view...moreless

  • North Room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Choice of King or 2 twins, Epic View!...moreless

  • The South Room, on the main floor has its own bathroom. The other 3 bedrooms on the upper floor share a bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • upper bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Lower Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • South Room Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is attached to the South bedroom...moreless

  • 3 bathrooms, including 2 showers, 1 bath, and 1 large wooden Japanese soaking tub...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Internet television is available....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    There is no house phone, but good cell coverage....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is well equipped, ready for you to start cooking!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Access to the pool at Race Brook Lodge, just down the hill....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$500 $650
Fri, Sat
$2,450

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 5.7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany NY
Sheffield, MA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Stagecoach Tavern
6.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Egremont Country Club
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Wassaic, Metro North Harlem Line
Sheffield, MA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
The Stagecoach Tavern
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catamount
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Twin Lakes, CT

Car: Necessary

The Berkshires are known as 'America's Premier Cultural Resort', and Race Brook is a short, scenic drive from the best of the area's attractions. Enjoy music at Tanglewood, a stroll at the Botanical Gardens, dance at Jacob's pillow, and all the natural riches of the most rural, mountainous area of Massachusetts. In the winter, enjoy nearby skiing and snowshowing. Great Barrington, the hub of south county, is just a short drive away. Billed as the 'best small town in America' by Smithsonian magazine, GB is a vibrant, bustling community brimming with boutiques, entertainment options, outdoor spaces, and friendly local characters.

Set on an 85 acre property, the Race Mountain House is surrounded by forest. Head out the back door for an incredible network of hiking trails; the Appalachian trail is right nearby and a short hike leads to Race Brook Falls. Though the Mountain House is set back privately, our affiliation with Race Brook Lodge, just down the hill, provides guests with easy access to a swimming pool and other hotel amenities, while the adjacent Stagecoach tavern offers a great nearby option for fine dining.

Vibrant gatherings, workshops, and classes occur in Race Brook Lodge’s unique gathering spaces and on the permaculture-based Race Brook Farm.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Race Brook Lodge is the Berkshires' most interesting Chintz-Free rustic mountain escape. We have 30 rooms and host all kinds of workshops and retreats, weddings, community celebrations and other gatherings. We also have an organic farm and outdoor education center where we grow food for our restaurant, The Stagecoach Tavern and host workshops in Permaculture Design, Natural Building and Organic Agriculture. The Race Mountain House is the newest addition to our family and we are very excited to welcome you here!

Why the Owner Chose Sheffield, MA, USA:
This is a sacred piece of land... sitting on the side of Mt. Race and surrounded by protected public land and Nature Conservancy reserves. It borders our B&B, Race Brook Lodge and our fledgeling organic farm where we grow food for The Stagecoach Tavern.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is very spacious and comfortable and the view is truly epic. There is direct access to great hiking trails to Race Falls, Mt. Race, Mt. Everett, Guilder Pond, and Sage's Ravine. It's also very close to Great Barrington and Catamount Ski Area. And you'll love the large Japanese soaking tub!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek, hindi
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • Color and light

    Color and light

  • Afternoon light!

    Afternoon light!

  • Bright, spacious, functional kitchen.

    Bright, spacious, functional kitchen.

  • Light and airy... you can't help but sleep well here!

    Light and airy... you can't help but sleep well here!

  • Soak the day away in the master bathroom.

    Soak the day away in the master bathroom.

  • Climb the ladder to the treehouse-style loft, or wander out to the balcony.

    Climb the ladder to the treehouse-style loft, or wander out to the balcony.

  • Does anyone in your party play piano?

    Does anyone in your party play piano?

  • Great for dinner parties!

    Great for dinner parties!

  • ...and cozy gatherings around the fire.

    ...and cozy gatherings around the fire.

  • Symmetrically satisfying.

    Symmetrically satisfying.

  • The acoustics are amazing...

    The acoustics are amazing...

  • Wake up to this view in the morning!

    Wake up to this view in the morning!

  • Om

    Om

  • Sliding glass doors offer porch access.

    Sliding glass doors offer porch access.

  • The East Bedroom

    The East Bedroom

  • The upstairs bathroom.

    The upstairs bathroom.

  • Space for everyone!

    Space for everyone!

  • Balcony access

    Balcony access

  • Custom lighting, warm and welcoming.

    Custom lighting, warm and welcoming.

  • Meander down the mountain to the Race Brook Lodge for monthly swing dance nights

    Meander down the mountain to the Race Brook Lodge for monthly swing dance nights

  • Enjoy farm fresh dinner just down the hill at the Stagecoach Tavern

    Enjoy farm fresh dinner just down the hill at the Stagecoach Tavern

  • Good morning!

    Good morning!

VRBO #512619

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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