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A Grand Estate in Historic Stockbridge

Bedrooms 6
Space 9,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

An Elegant 9000 Sqft 1850 Estate on 3 Acres in Downtown Stockbridge.

The Taggart House is an grand estate in the heart of The Berkshires. The property is a 5-minute walk to the center of Stockbridge, yet quietly situated on 3 manicured acres along the Housatonic River. The Taggart House was constructed in 1850 by noted Stockbridge resident Henry Dwight Sedgwick. Recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, the Taggart House combines fine 19th century architecture with luxurious comfort and modern amenities.

George Manley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About George Manley

Formerly an executive in the fashion industry in New York City, since 2011, I have owned and operated an outdoor sales agency. I sell kayaks, paddleboards, fashion apparel, outdoor apparel, and outdoor accessories to U.S. retailers.

George Manley purchased this estate in 2014

Why George Manley chose Stockbridge

Having looked at over 80 properties for purchase in the Bershires, the Taggart House is truly unique. This property is perfectly situated within 15 minutes of all the amenities and attractions in the southern Berkshires. This fully restored Victorian estate is a 5 minute walk to the center of Stockbridge, yet quietly situated on 3 manicured acres along the Housatonic River.

What makes this estate unique

The Taggart House is the perfect home for entertaining. With six large bedroom suites, a large formal dining room, a billiards room, an eat-in kitchen, a cozy reading room, a huge family room, and an optional grand ballroom for events, the Taggart House is both hospitable and opulent.


Stockbridge Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • The Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Large walk in closet as well.
    The Queen Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large closet as well.
    The Twin Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw tub. Large closet as well.
    The King Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large closet as well.
    The Armoire Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large closet as well.
    The Kids Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , tub
  • All 6 bedrooms, listed above have there own bathrooms. All rooms and bathrooms were newly renovated and redecorated in Spring 2014. New photos coming soon.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Master Suite - 1 king , Large full bathroom. Walk-in closet. Working fireplace
    The Kids Bedroom - 2 double , Built in closets and a small bathroom with tub.
    The Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Large full bathroom and closet.
    The Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Large full bathroom and closet.
    The King Bedroom - 1 king , Large full bathroom and closet.
    The Armoire Bedroom - 1 king , Large full bathroom and closet.
  • All rooms and bathrooms were newly renovated and redecorated in Spring 2014. New photos coming soon. Baby crib provided.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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A Grand Estate in Historic Stockbridge
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Charm, Luxury, Location

  • 5 of 5

This place was beautiful and just as luxurious as it looks online. We were up there with the extended family (8 adults, 4 kids) and we were very happy overall. I was a little concerned that it would feel too formal, but the living room with fireplace was cozy and inviting. The kitchen is eat-in, which is hard to tell from the photos. This was important because we spent a lot of time cooking together and it was nice to have room to hang out. George was communicative and nice to work with. My sister busted a lampshade, but George gave us our full refund back, which was nice. She was not wearing it on her head. Downtown Stockbridge is an easy 10-minute walk.

A couple of minor negatives - We ran out of garbage bags. This was a little stressful because there is a strict policy regarding garbage and recycling, which is understandable (have you heard about The Alice's Restaurant Massacre?). Everything was closed for the holiday weekend. Luckily the guy at the gas station around the corner gave me a couple of garbage bags. Also, the fridge was not keeping things cold. We took advantage of the winter temperatures and stored things on the back porch. This may have been because we overfilled it or we were opening it a lot. I think this is the kind of trade off one makes. We could not have had a wonderful experience like this in any hotel, no matter how luxurious. To quote Yvon Chouinard, "It's not and adventure until something goes wrong."

Overall, I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for a charming, one of a kind vacation rental for a large group. I have not had a lot of experience with this type of rental. If I do something like this again, I would plan on a run to the local grocery store right away to supplement any of the pantry items that might be low or that might be unique to your needs.

We had a family vacation that we will never forget and would love to repeat. Thanks, George!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect venue for a family event

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the Taggart House. The house is elegant yet relaxed with lots of areas for people to gather. Even though it's a large, older home it was warm and cozy. The layout is really perfect for a large family group (we were 12). The kitchen is extremely well stocked: we had everything to cook and serve multi-course dinners. And the dining room is well stocked with linens. The beds are very comfortable, the wifi is strong, great water pressure, and there's plenty of parking. The owner was helpful and made us feel very welcomed - we definitely plan to return and highly recommend the Taggart House.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property close to downtown Stockbridge

  • 5 of 5

Our cousins reunion was great because we had such a great space. Bedrooms were beautiful, and there were spaces for us to meet all together or just talk one on one

George was a great host and we look forward to coming back again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming, elegant and historic house with beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Taggart House celebrating our son's wedding. The house is charming and we had suitable accommodations for our group of eleven. The owner was very pleasant to deal with. We enjoyed it immensely and hope to come back again to charming Stockbridge and Taggart House.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, elegant and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The Taggart house was a perfect spot for our "home base" for our wedding weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was nice but the heat was very noisy, good lockation.

  • 2 of 5

We had a hard time with the owner, unfortunately we won't stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family rescheduled their rental dates twice as a result of cold weather. We made a special accommodations for them, and they still gave us a difficult time. Unfortunately, you can't please everyone ;)
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
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Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
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Nearest Train
33 Miles
Hudson, NY Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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0.2 Miles
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Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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Car: recommended

The Taggart House, located in downtown Stockbridge, is the center of the southern Berkshires. The Taggart House is located on 3 manicured acres with 300 feet of frontage on the Housatonic River with water access for kayaking, fishing, or swimming. The Taggart House is 1 block to the Red Lion Inn and the Lion's Den Pub; a 1/2 mile to the Berkshire Theatre Festival; 2.4 miles to the Norman Rockwell Museum; 3 miles to Stockbridge Town Beach and Stockbridge Bowl; 4 miles to Tanglewood and Kripalu; 5 miles to Shakespeare & Co.; 6 miles to Butternut Ski Mountain and Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center; and 12 miles to Catamount Ski Mountain, Jacob's Pillow Dance, and The Colonial Theatre.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rental booking contract required. Contact owner with questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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