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Charming cottage in the heart of Lenox!

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Last updated: 10/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Recently renovated, amazing cottage in a walk-to-town location will allow you to explore the best of Lenox and the Berkshires. Walk to Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Company, Canyon Ranch or one of the amazing, Lenox restaurants!

The Space

This summer cottage built in the 1950's has recently been completely renovated from stem to stern to bring it up to date with the most current design standards. It is a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom space with a beautiful backyard for grilling.

There is also an amazing dining room surrounded by windows and the lush forest of Lenox, providing amazing greenery in the spring and summer and stunning fall colors as the leaves change.

The home is centrally located close-to-town, near Ventfort Hall, which actually borders our backyard!

You can walk to Shakespeare and Company for a day of festivals and shows, or head to Tanglewood (right down the street), for a picnic on the great lawns accompanied by Symphony Number 9.

Or, you can walk to Alta, one of the best restaurants in the Berkshires, for amazing bottles of wine and perfectly formed dishes. The home is also 10 minutes away from Butternut, Catamount or Bosquet, and a half hour from Jiminy Peak!

We are close if you need us!


History:
In 1844, Samuel Gray Ward of Boston, the American representative for Barings Bank of London, assembled tracts of land to create the first estate in Lenox. Called Highwood, the Italianate dwelling was designed in 1845 by Richard Upjohn. In 1876, Ward hired Charles F. McKim to design in the Shingle Style another property, Oakwood. The period from 1880 until 1920 would be dubbed the Berkshire Cottage era, when the small New England town was transformed into a Gilded Age resort similar to Newport, Rhode Island, and Bar Harbor, Maine. The wealthy and their entourage opened immense houses for recreation and entertaining during the Berkshire Season, which lasted from late summer until early fall. One event was the annual Tub Parade, when Main Street was lined with ornately decorated carriages. Property values jumped as millionaires competed for land on which to build showplaces. In 1903, an acre in Lenox cost $20,000, when an acre in nearby towns cost a few dollars.

After the great depression many of the mega estates evolved into exclusive resorts like in the case of the famed Shadowbrook property which is now the Kripalu yoga center; another, The Mount, is the former home of Shakespeare & Company. Some have been converted into vacation condominiums. Tanglewood, the former estate of the Tappan family which lies partially in Stockbridge, would in 1937 become summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Lenox remains a popular tourist destination. It was a filming location for Before and After (1996) and The Cider House Rules (1999), which was shot at Ventfort Hall (again in our backyard just through the woods, which were also in the movie)!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 10/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
 

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2 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Photos

  • Charming cottage in the heart of Lenox!

    Charming cottage in the heart of Lenox!

  • Wifi and Time Warner cable available.

    Wifi and Time Warner cable available.

  • Cozy fireplace to gather around with family and friends.

    Cozy fireplace to gather around with family and friends.

  • Energy-efficient washer and dryer uses water and heat conservation technology.

    Energy-efficient washer and dryer uses water and heat conservation technology.

  • Enjoy the scenic views of nature.

    Enjoy the scenic views of nature.

  • Exterior view of the sun room which quarters the dining room.

    Exterior view of the sun room which quarters the dining room.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Guest bedroom.

    Guest bedroom.

  • Frosted glass door partitions vanity from shower and toilet.

    Frosted glass door partitions vanity from shower and toilet.

  •  Enjoy outdoor lunches on this 6-seat, wrought iron table with decorative lantern

    Enjoy outdoor lunches on this 6-seat, wrought iron table with decorative lantern

  • Comfy, country-inspired living room.

    Comfy, country-inspired living room.

  • Recently renovated and fully stocked kitchen with modern appliances.

    Recently renovated and fully stocked kitchen with modern appliances.

  • Three walls of windows bring plenty of natural light to the dining room.

    Three walls of windows bring plenty of natural light to the dining room.

  • Master bedroom with queen size bed.

    Master bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Guest bedroom with queen size bed.

    Guest bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Newly updated bathroom. Individual-use, organic and eco-friendly care amenities.

    Newly updated bathroom. Individual-use, organic and eco-friendly care amenities.

  • Backyard patio updated with a charcoal grill.

    Backyard patio updated with a charcoal grill.

  • Experience Leaf Peeping in the Berkshires!

    Experience Leaf Peeping in the Berkshires!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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