About the property
- House2300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
UPSCALE COMFORT - 2 BED/2 BATH; CENTRAL AC; FIREPLACE; HIKE OUT; KEYBD; BBQ
OUR SUPER COMFORTABLE, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED, MULTI-WINDOWED, "SKI LODGE FEEL"/ POST & BEAM HOME IS TWO (2) MINUTES To RTE. 20 and TWELVE (12) MINUTES To JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE CENTER/ a SWIM - KYACK LAKE/ CAMP GREYLOCK/ HISTORIC BECKET QUARRY. IT SITS ON TWO ACRES on a VERY QUIET COUNTRY ROAD in PRISTINE WOODLANDS. In the GREAT ROOM there are LARGE LEATHER CHAIRS/COUCH, a REAL WOOD- BURNING FIREPLACE (Logs Provided), a WOOD-BEAMED CEILING and a FLOOR-to-CEILING BOOKSHELF WALL. In the DEN there is a KEYBOARD PIANO and room for TWO COTS if needed. IN SUMMER, enjoy the CENTRAL AC, the OUTDOOR FURNITURE and the BBQ on the BACK DECK. Enjoy your PRIVACY and PEACEFUL LOCATION while viewing the SEASONAL VIEWS from every room. (The House Encourages Relaxation and Even Romance - a Wedding Proposal was Made and Accepted Here!).
*** HIKE OUT *** PERFECT FOR YEAR-ROUND OWNER-LED FOREST WALK/HIKE/SNOW-SHOE OUT (Conditions and Your Equipment Permitting) From the House. Nearby OUTDOOR VENUES are CLOSE: the Becket Land Preservation Trust HISTORIC QUARRY and HIKING Trails/ HISTORIC RR ARCHES BRIDGE Trails/ X-CO SKI Center/ Town Tennis Court.
HOME DESCRIPTION DETAILS:
The home has TWO SEPARATE BEDROOMS - each w/OWN BATHROOM. The HUGE master bedroom in the CATHEDRAL-CEILING LOFT features a KING-SIZE bed, en-suite bath (jetted tub), floor to ceiling windows, skylight, ceiling fan, TV/DVR SITTING AREA, wall-to-wall carpet, walk-in closet. The main level second bedroom features a QUEEN-SIZE bed and en-suite bath. ALL LINENS ARE PROVIDED. Light Housekeeping provided weekly at owner expense for guests staying two weeks or more. The sunny, multiple-windowed, BEAMED/VAULTED CATHEDRAL CEILING LIVING ROOM has an authentic brick wood-burning FIREPLACE (Logs Provided), a 48" TV/DVR, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled w/books, games, and brochures describing local Berkshire attractions/venues. There is a FULLY - EQUIPPED MODERN KITCHEN, a quiet carpeted LOFT STUDY ( w/ piano keyboard and card table) that can be converted into a sleeping area for two, and a SEPARATE DINING ROOM. All rooms oversee woods and the spacious yards. WOOD FLOORS add rustic appeal. There is also a REAR SUNDECK w/ BBQ and outdoor furniture. In the summer, CENTRAL AC is available as needed. In the winter, enjoy getting cozy sitting by the fireplace. No smoking/vaping on premises.
OUTDOOR VENUES NEARBY IN FALL/WINTER:
WALKING/ HIKING TRAILS : * HIKE/SNOW-SHOE OUT from House on an OWNER-LED TRAIL HIKE to a Pristine Lake 1/2 mile away (Weather and Trail Conditions, Level of Capability and Your Own Equipment (Boots/"Yaks"/"Crampons") Permitting (See Pictures).
BECKET QUARRY TRAILS and OUTDOOR MUSEUM, APPALACHIAN TRAIL, BASIN and FINNERTY'S POND TRAILS, CHESTER RR BRIDGES, OTIS,/BECKET/BLANFORD FOREST TRAILS. ( 8 - 15 min. close)
BIKING TRAILS: We are central to two excellent trails -- 1. The COLOMBIA GREENWAY from MA to CT. (starts in Westfield, MA , the next town, to Framingham, CT.) and 2. The ASHUWILLTICOOK TRAIL (starts in Pittsfield MA, two towns away, to North Adams, MA.) - Each trailhead is approximately 20 min. by car.
X-CO SKI and SNOW SHOE CENTER: Equipment Rentals are available if you do not have your own - 15 min.
DOWNHILL SKI CENTERS: OTIS RIDGE, BOSQUET, BUTTERNUT: 15-45 minutes.
GOLF (as weather permits): See Summer Details below.
OUTLET SHOPPING and ANTIQUING: BECKET ANTIQUES, LEE OUTLETS, SHEFFIELD and LENOX SHOPS - between 12 and 30 min.
OUTDOOR VENUES NEARBY IN SUMMER :
SWIMMING/ KYACKING/ CANOEING/ FISHING - CENTER POND. 6 min.
KYACKING/ CANOEING/ FISHING ONLY - BUCKLEY DUNTON POND. 15 min.
TENNIS: at the Town of Becket court -12 min.
GOLF COURSES : Waconah, Taconic, Cranwell 30 - 45 min.
NATURE WALKS/HIKING and BIKING : Hike Out and more (see above information).
SUMMER DAY CAMPS: GREYLOCK/ WATITO/ CHIMNEY CORNERS/ CAMP LENOX :
10 min. away.
CULTURAL VENUES IN SUMMER (S) and WINTER (W):
JACOB'S PILLOW INTERNATIONAL DANCE CENTER - 12 min. (S).
TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER - 25 min. (S).
BECKET ARTS CENTER and MULLEN HOUSE - 15 min. (S),
CHESTER THEATER - 5 min. (S)
MUSEUMS - NORMAN ROCKWELL (S) (W); THE MOUNT" ( Edith Wharton's home ) (S) (W);
CHESTERWOOD (S) (W); VENTFORD HALL HOUSE MUSEUM (S) (W);
DuBOIS HOUSE (S) (W);
THEATERS - SHAKESPEARE & CO. (S) (W); BARRINGTON STAGE (S) (W);
BERKSHIRE THEATER FESTIVAL (S) (W); MAHAIWE/ TRIPLEX/ BEACON CINEMAS.
INTERNET can be accessed ONLY via your OWN HOT SPOT/CELL PHONE. Free connectivity is available in our nearby newly renovated local library (12 min.) and at the Becket "Country"- General store (6 min.). Our Town is in process of acquiring fiber optic connectivity, but it is not here yet.
RESTAURANTS (list and recommendations provided).
GROCERIES/ STAPLES/ DELI can be found at our nearby Becket "Country" Store/Deli (6 min.) as well as great pancake breakfasts!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
We are retired professionals who discovered the Berkshires after our children had grown up in our previous home. The increased traffic and congested/"built-out" community there no longer suited us. So we moved to Becket! Love the small town ambiance/facilities AND access to all kinds of cultural events and offerings in the Berkshires. One of us totally enjoys outdoor activities in all the seasons and the other mostly enjoys playing tennis year round. We both enjoy the many cultural offerings here. The fact that we never lack for visitors is certainly indicative of the popularity of Berkshire living!
Ann purchased this House in 2015
Why Ann chose Becket
Beautifully constructed and furnished house in quiet area. No traffic noise!! Many windows!! Super clean and comfortable!! Rural ambiance with access to theater, music venues, museums, sports venues all year round.
What makes this House unique
Fresh Country Air. Privacy. Spacious, yet Cozy. Bright and Sunny Year-round. In Summertime -- CENTRAL AC comfort available if needed. In Fall - great leaf-viewing from every window. In Winter -- Enjoy romantic aura of the authentic wood-burning fireplace while relaxing on the posh leather furniture and viewing snowscape outside. Linens/Towels/Light Housekeeping provided weekly at owners expense for guests staying 2 weeks or longer. Linens provided. Private laundry service can be arranged by renters for pick-up and delivery of personal items. Small Keyboard Piano in Study/Den. Hike out w/owner on rough trail to pristine lake 1/2 mile away (provided conditions/weather, level of capability, your own equipment allow).
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy stay in the Berkshire’s
The House was clean and inviting. It was even better than the pictures could show. There were fresh linens and towels as well as travel size toiletries.
It was exactly the little getaway weekend we were hoping to have.
Ann and Dave were very helpful and always available if we had any questions.
Perfect place to unplug
We brought our three children here for a quiet weekend of board games and winter walks -- a perfect spot to unwind!
Great house, great location, great hosts!
This is a beautiful house! Post and beam construction with many modern conveniences. Beautiful kitchen with new appliances, pots, pans, dishes, flatware and everything you need. The living room is comfy and has a nice fireplace for that warm and cozy feel.
Our hosts Ann and Dave were very nice and accommodating, responding to our few questions/requests immediately.
We stayed for three nights in December 2017 and never left the house; that's mainly because it was so comfortable and partly because it didn't get above 10 degrees while we were there!
Our one suggestion would be to provide wireless Internet. Other than that, perfect!
SO Glad you enjoyed your stay!! We anxiously await the completion of town efforts to have internet service available throughout the town. At this time, even if a homeowner has a private hot spot data for streaming is quite limited and costly.
This property suited our family get together perfectly.
Lovely setting. Pleasant hosts. Many relaxing hours sitting by the fire. Good beds. Kitchen great for the many meals we cooked. Could use some firmer seating in living room for older folks, but seating great for younger people.
Beautiful Berkshires countryside location!
We had a very enjoyable stay at this Berkshire home over the Columbus Day weekend despite the unrelenting rain! The home is very clean and well appointed, especially the living areas, kitchen and beautiful master suite on the upper level. The bedroom on the lower level would benefit from a more comfortable bed and exposure to increased natural light. Ann and David were gracious hosts, left us a lovely bottle of wine and attended to our requests promptly. An upgrade to the wireless network is expected in the future and that would be a great boon.
Hi. Thanks for alerting me to the mattress firmness. This is the first I heard of it. I am adding another mattress pad to create more softness and will test it myself. Take care -
We were looking for somewhere to escape to that was an easy drive from NYC - somewhere that we could spend three days just doing nothing. This was the perfect place. A beautiful, comfortable, home tucked away in the woods but convenient to all the Berkshire things to do, had we wanted to. The host/owners have thought of everything. We didn't want to leave.
HIKE OUT/ HIKE IN from the rental house onto OWNER - LED ROUGH TRAIL to lake - - WEATHER/ CONDITIONS/ RENTER LEVEL OF CAPABILITY PERMITTING. Approximately one hour round trip. For venues/ restaurants/ etc. see owner-provided suggestion/information sheet at the house.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Refund 100% within 60 days of cancellation; 50% within 30 days of cancellation. Pay a $59. Non-refundable Damage Protection fee. Cleaning fee is $125. Mud room and/or rear deck are available for outdoor gear/boots/shoes. Weekly light cleaning service will be provided at owner's expense for rentals two weeks or longer in length. Children require approval by owner. Extra guests require approval by owner at added fee per night of $20.00. Check-in time is generally between 2 - 4 pm but we are flexible; Check-out by 11 am, but we are flexible. No Smoking/vaping on premises. Internet access ONLY via YOUR OWN HOT SPOT. Connectivity is available at our local library, down the road, which has private work stations and comfortable couches, and at the nearby Country Store.