|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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The house is a newly constructed cruck timber frame designed by Jack Soban made from naturally treated local pine with cherry wood bracings, wide plank floors, georgeous craft mans work with an open floor plan and finished basement. There are 4 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom. The master bedroom is in the loft with a private balcony and a queen size bed. The second bedroom on the main floor has a full size bed. There are two cozy bedrooms downstairs each with a single bed. The bathroom has a luxurious clawfoot tub and steam shower. The kitchen is well equipped with high quality stainless steel appliances. There is also an outdoor grill. The house sits on 97 wooded acres with old stone walls and logging roads great for hiking. It is very quiet and peaceful here yet you don’t have to go too far to be at the finest destinations the Berkshires have to offer including Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, Kripalu (17miles), Ski Butternut, MassMoCa, and The Dreamaway Lodge less than 5 miles away! We are currently looking to rent the home for a long term period.
Johnny and I have been married for 15 years. We have two beautiful daughters. We are songwriters and musicians therefore make our living mostly on the road. I grew up here in this little town of Washington Mass just up the road on a farm, went to school at the bottom of the hill. We decided to move back in to the area in 2007 after living in South Carolina (where Johnny is from) and California.We are currently looking for a long term renter and could adjust the rate accordingly.
John Irion purchased this house in 2007
A lovely home with character that met needs for a family gathering. Would recommend to other families, and to close friends. Host Johnny was most responsive and flexible with the specifics of our needs pre-arrival. He also gave a helpful tour upon arrival. Close proximity to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (for traveling dance fans, easy 15 min drive), Tanglewood (30 mins) and other area attractions. Not super close to towns (Lee and Pittsfield probably closest 30+ mins away) for major grocery stores, etc. So picked up needs en route or while we were out and about.
What made this rental special:
--Owners are professional musicians and welcomed (respectful!) use of instruments in studio by this renting family of musicians. What a treat! (Carol King never sounded so good.)
--Also a lovely (country, indie, +) vinyl collection and turntable.
--Fully equipped kitchen that was pleasant to cook in.
--Super comfortable, supportive beds; overall clean, well-maintained. Steam shower looked great, but too hot for it!
--Lovely farm market 20 mins away for super fresh everything. Tiny, but a treasure.
--Dreamaway Lodge just 5 mins away!! (easily the best food/drinks/music retreat for miles!)
Details that may matter to some:
--Privacy: only one bedroom "door" (double on ground floor). Upstairs master BR, which occupies the whole "upstairs" has a curtain at the top of the stairs, as does one of two downstairs door-less singles (both adjoining the music studio).
--Heat: We picked the hottest week of the year to travel--an unusally blazing and humid mid-90s mid-Aug. No A/C (typical in New England countryside)--so need to be smart with fans to cool down house at night. (Worked fine all but one super hot night.) The basement was a blessed, super cool retreat even in the hottest midday.
--WIFI: none in house. Johnny was very helpful in connecting us with a few neighbors if we needed to "park nearby" for urgent business WIFI access. One of our guests created a hotspot from the Verizon cell access.
All around--we recommend this as a great family gathering spot!
We are tucked away in the peaceful hills yet central to some of the finest attractions the Berkshires have to offer. Take a picnic to Tanglewood 30 min away or to Jacobs Pillow just 15 min away. Enjoy dinner and music at the Dreamaway Lodge just 10 min. down the road... Historic Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington are wonderful towns to walk thru. Norman Rockwell Museum and MassMoCa are a must, if you have the time.
Other attractions include
Shakespeare and Co.
The Guthrie Center
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.