Beautifully furnished secluded hilltop Adirondack-style carriage house amidst 100 ft pines. 5 minutes (1 mile) from downtown Great Barrington, 20 minutes to Stockbridge, Lennox and Tanglewood, 1/4 mile to Green River, 1/2 mile to Appalachian Trail. Walking trail through woods on property. Sweeping views of meadow, mountains and lawn from wrap-around deck. Screened-in porch for bug-free summer dining. A 25x40 ft 'Great Room' perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. Air-conditioning. DSL hi-speed wireless, Satellite TV/DVD.Large stone fireplace.Antique furnishings and fixtures throughout. Pets welcome. This house and location is special.
My family and I stayed at this wonderful house for two weeks in August 2006. The house was in a perfect location for us -- very near Great Barrington and all its great restaurants and shops -- but far enough away to feel like we were way out in the country. Our boys and Black Lab particularly loved swimming in the Green River just down the road. And I spent many afternoons on the deck reading books and listening to music, enjoying the peace and quiet. We also got in several hikes, including Ice Glen, and visited Lenox and the Shaker Village. There are so many cultural and outdoor activities nearby and the weather happened to be almost perfect the whole time we were there. It was a great escape from the heat and humidity of Washington DC. The house is charming -- lots of light, comfortable furnishings, charming decor, and best of all, an enormous, airy, open great room that has windows on all 4 sides! Dave and Louise were there for our arrival and they helped us settle in by making sure we knew how to operate the TV, stereo, etc. They made us feel very at home right away! We have some lovely memories of our weeks there, and highly recommend it for anyone looking for a Berkshire-style vacation. We hope to return someday soon. Sally Baldwin and Desson ThomsonWashington DC
Hiking on Appalachian Trail (1 mile from house), Golfing (2 miles), Down hill and Cross Country Skiing, Swimming (Green River), Gourmet Dining in Great Barrington, Theater, Music and Arts and Crafts Events.
Other Activities: Fine dining, music and art events, shopping all 1 mile from house