UNFORGETTABLE BERKSHIRE GETAWAY

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights

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UNFORGETTABLE BERKSHIRE GETAWAY

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Lenox Estate Rental Photos and Description

5-7 Bedrooms, 5-7 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 14

Gilded Age heir, Courtland Field Bishop, built this original Berkshire Cottage to escape the pressures of the city and enjoy the pastoral beauty and tranquility of the Berkshires. Lawns, meadows, and professionally landscaped gardens surround 'The Winter Palace,' a charming post and beam Colonial estate. Walk to Lenox town center with its excellent restaurants and shopping; or pack a picnic basket and take the back road to Tanglewood Music Festival, 2 miles away. A unique rental

Gathering Place: This setting is an ideal venue for guest accommodations, corporate retreats, family reunions or intimate gatherings. The Winter Palace is perfect for relaxing and gracious entertaining, with a beautiful English paneled dining room, a large brick patio adorned with flowers, and a fabulous screened-in porch with open deck areas on either side for lounging.

Remodeled South Wing: The newly remodeled South Wing features a cozy reading room warmed by a stone fireplace and buttery leather furniture, 2 elegant country bedrooms off a conservatory hallway with skylights, mahogany wood floors, and tiled bathrooms. Window seats provide comfortable reading nooks with bucolic views.

North Wing: The North Wing offers a spacious Great Room with a vaulted ceiling and hand-hewn beams. Leonard Bernstein once played piano in this room when the Boston Symphony Orchestra used to rent the house during their summer residence at Tanglewood. Antiques and comfortable country furnishings give the house the quality of a classic New England inn.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Unforgettable Berkshire Getaway
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
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Unforgettable Berkshire Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102142
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Lenox Berkshires
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here for a week and it was fabulous. The house is so spacious and beautiful. It's really close to downtown Lenox but is also on a quiet back road. It's a great place to go with a large group and the home owners were very friendly. The price was reasonable too! I had to wait for my security deposit which is fine because it states in the agreement 60-90 days so they can get their cleaning done and make sure their is no damage. I highly recommend this place for rental in Lenox, MA.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable Berkshire Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102142
-+1 413-441-3723
Lenox Berkshires
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here for a week and it was fabulous. The house is so spacious and beautiful. It's really close to downtown Lenox but is also on a quiet back road. It's a great place to go with a large group and the home owners were very friendly. The price was reasonable too! I had to wait for my security deposit which is fine because it states in the agreement 60-90 days so they can get their cleaning done and make sure their is no damage. I highly recommend this place for rental in Lenox, MA.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable Berkshire Getaway
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Lenox Berkshires
Pennsylvania
3

great house, still trying to get deposit returned

  • 3 of 5
I agree with the previous reviewer: my family has rented many houses over the years, and have never had this kind of problem having our security deposit returned. The house is terrific, beautiful, with beautiful grounds. However the plumbing is quite old; there was one leak while we were there (but the owners did deal with it quickly), and parts of the house are musty. Because it is their home, the landlords "visit" often--not a problem for our family but also unusual, (no previous landlord just "popped in" almost daily. We left this property in great condition four months ago and have not yet received our deposit back. Given the rental cost and the type of property, I find it extremely aggravating to have to chase the landlord for the deposit.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lenox Berkshires
Endwell
2

October Visit

  • 2 of 5
My family and I rented this property in October 2008 for a family birthday. The house itself was fine. The bedrooms were large, the baths were great and the kitchen was good for a group to cook in. The butler's pantry had lots of storage for food and such. We had a nice visit .

The reason I say that my experience with this house was only fair is the fact that it is now April 2009 and I have just received my security deposit after almost six months of having to call and email to make this happen. We felt that we followed all of the checkout things that had to be done...but there were still some vague charges subtracted from the money.

We have rented houses from Key West to Maine. This has taught me never to rent a house without paperwork again. I want a signed contract with everything spelled out in black and white like we usually have. What a frustrating experience this has been!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renters,

Thank you for your interest in our Winter Palace home.
As you can see, this review is from 2008. We have made multiple changes since then.

This group has received their deposit back. The reason for the delay on the return, which this group was aware of, was due to missing items in the house as well as damages. At the time, our assistant took care of returning deposits. Since then, we have replaced our assistant. However, we have kept full control of returns and have not had a problem since. Our deposit policy has been reviewed and edited. It now includes more detailed outlines of requirements and reasons for deductions. It also includes a cleaning fee and an established period of time for us to review and inspect the house before the return can be made.

We hope this clarifies the situation and brings peace of mind to those concerns keeping you from enjoying a wonderful stay in our Winter Palace home.

Please call or e-mail with any questions, concerns or requests for more details. We will gladly answer them for you.

Thank you,

Carol Gray - Homeowner
413.441.3723
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Unforgettable Berkshire Getaway
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Lenox Berkshires
Ossining, New York
5

Excellent for reunions of friends, family!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Winter Palace in October 2008. There were 10 adults and 3 kids. But with 7 bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms, no one ever felt like they were on top of someone else! The owners have decorated this house in a warm and inviting way. You will enjoy the joy of life that exudes from their family photos, but still feel like you have your own space. Kitchen is extremely well stocked and versatile for group cooking. Butler's pantry is available as extra space to put out food. Dining room totally rocks! Bathrooms have very good water pressure. Kids and sports fans enjoyed the satellite TV. Grounds are lovely. Neighborhood is quiet and very peaceful. Close to many attractions...rain or shine, you will have a great time!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Albany, NY, Hartford, CT
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Mass Pike
Car: recommended

Discover the natural beauty and culture of the Berkshires from this centrally located rustic luxury. Walk to Lenox; close to Williamstown, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. Neighbor to Tanglewood Music Festival--summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Shopping, excellent variety of restaurants, antiquing, art galleries, museums (The Clark Museum, Normal Rockwell, the Mass Museum of Contemporary Art), tours of historic homes (Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, Chesterwood); the Berkshire Botanical Garden and spa services; and exceptional theater (Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theater Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and The Berkshire Opera Company). This abundant culture thrives in the midst of the magical Berkshire environment with the Appalachian Trail, Audubon Sanctuaries, four ski areas, and countless outdoor activities. Only 2.5 hours from NYC and Boston.

Other Activities: Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, bird-watching, ice-skating

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Lenox Estate Rental Rates

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Amenities

Amenities

Lenox Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Resort ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • cots available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private guest telephone line (no long distance); gazebo; hammocks; walking trails; outdoor fires; additional dining tables (inside or out); 3 fireplaces; 2 kitchens with 3 ovens, 2 dishwashers. A/C, patio table with umbrella and chairs, comfortable chaise lounge seating, radiant floor heating in South Wing, skylights, window seats, huge deck with screened-in porch and open-air decks.

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