SOHO CHIC MEETS HISTORIC CHARMER, WALK TO TOWN & ABUTTING NATURE PRESERVE

Laura Fetherolf

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Laura Fetherolf

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SOHO CHIC MEETS HISTORIC CHARMER, WALK TO TOWN & ABUTTING NATURE PRESERVE

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4 bedroom, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

This historic Lenox beauty is a mere four block walk to the town's center and a stone's throw to Tanglewood. Built in 1892 by E.E. Parsons, the home is reminiscent of a bygone era with lazy summers spent on the

wrap-around porch greeting neighbors and passersby. E.E. Parsons daughter married into the Kennedy family, for which the town's nature preserve, Kennedy Park, is named. The property on which the house stands today abuts the 180-acre park, with its extensive network of groomed trails and scenic overlooks. Access to the park is right out the back door.

This piece of Lenox history was lovingly restored to its original grandeur between 2005-2007. A complete update of the services, systems, interior, exterior, as well as new bathrooms and kitchens, were executed under the discriminating direction of the home's owner/designer. Quality workmanship, with an emphasis on authenticity, abounds throughout this 4 bedroom/4 bath Victorian home.

Interior : The interior appointments in this property: Gleaming, restored hardwood floors throughout the first floor; Plush 100% wool carpeting on the second floor; Granite countertops, energy star stainless appliances and custom cabinetry in the kitchen; Baths have either a combination of hardwood floors with ceramic tiling and/or tumbled marble; Built-in custom cabinetry in the bedrooms.

Exterior: A great location: 2 minutes to Tanglewood; Walk to town; Abutting the nature preserve; Four minutes to gourmet food shopping; A lovely and private rear bluestone patio surrounded by a dry-laid rock retaining wall and beautiful perennial gardens; A rocking chair, wrap-around porch.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Fetherolf

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Hi All,

I originally grew up in Orange County, NY in a community very similar to the Berkshires. Upon graduation, I moved to New York City where I began a 20-year career in the travel industry. During the course of those years, I worked in nearly every aspect of travel with a discriminating clientele.

My husband and I moved to the Berkshires in 1998 and purchased an historic, four family building in Great Barrington, which I converted to short term, furnished vacation and corporate rental business. I ran that business for 12 years, with great success.

In 2004, we purchased this Lenox beauty, which required an extensive gut renovation. Between 2005-2007, we rebuilt this house from foundation to chimney. At this point, I studied and passed my Massachusetts Real Estate and Construction Supervisor exams. I now work for Berkshire Property Agents in Great Barrington - the number 1 sales agency in South County for two years running - and have my own development business, Green Gables.

In 2008, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIC breast cancer. Through drive, research and commitment, I beat it in six months - without surgery. I have started a non-profit. WIN (Women's Integrative Network) to enlighten women struggling with cancer about options and tools available to them utilizing integrative medicine.

In 2011, I turned my attention to the renovation of our historic multi-family building in Great Barrington, which I spearheaded as designer, developer and general contractor. The building is now on the market as four gorgeous and spacious (1100-1600 SF) condominiums, located four blocks to town on a quiet, dead end street.

With my background in the service industries of hospitality and travel, as well as design and construction, I know what travelers want - comfort, convenience, cleanliness, dependability and location.

Laura Fetherolf purchased this house in 2004

The reason I decided to buy this house originally was to renovate and sell it. However, I knew that if selling were not possible, we could always rent it because of the fabulous location.

We are truly at the epicenter of all the cultural and natural offerings of the Berkshires. The main gate for Tanglewood is only 1.5 miles away, we have 3 or more golf courses nearby, there are several cultural sites in Lenox either walking distance or within a few miles. Lenox is also right near all the summer stage theater.

My husband and I are outdoor enthusiasts and we love the easy access to hiking, biking and swimming. The town has several area beaches on two lakes within a two minute drive. There is a great rail trail about 15 minutes away. My husband and I ride there a lot Spring through Fall.

Lenox is nicely situated in the middle of the county, which means it is easy to access attractions north and south.

Additionally, the lot on which the house sits abuts the nature preserve. I use those trails every day and can't imagine living without them now. I can go to the grocery store everyday, which is important for us because we eat a very fresh and seasonal, vegan diet. I walk to town nearly every day to go to the post office or run an errand.

It is really just a great location.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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GREAT GETAWAY HOME

  • 5 of 5
I stayed the weekend at this house with a group of 8 for a nearby wedding and it was the perfect spot. Plenty of space, as it was Very easy to feel at home from the moment we arrived. It was a quick walk downtown and our group was the envy of any other wedding guest who ha the opportunity to visit it. I would definitely stay here again on a future trip
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PERFECT HOME FOR A RELAXING WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at this house! It is beautifully renovated, very clean and very spacious! It was plenty of room for four couples. It was also a really nice walk into town-very close!
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
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COMFORT AND RELAXATION IN A GEM OF A HOME.

  • 5 of 5
The house is perfectly situated near the lovely town of Lenox. Full of great shops and dining options and also close to Tanglewood. Enjoyed hiking in Kenedy Park which is also a short walk from the home. All the comforts of home were there and the added benefit of many new features throughout the house made it a comfort and pleasure to stay in.
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LOVELY HOME NEAR GREAT BEGINNER SKI SLOPES

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this lovely property within walking distance of the Lenox business district over Presidents Day weekend 2013. The property was spacious, tastefully decorated and clean. Our group included 4 adults and 4 children (ages 3-8). As our stay was in the winter and our goal of the weekend was to introduce our children to downhill skiing, we spent the majority of our time at nearby Butternut mountain (appx 20 min drive). Butternut turned out to be a perfect place for families with beginning skiers: reasonably priced lift tickets and rentals, high quality rental equipment, lots of bunny hills with "magic carpet" lifts and very nice, mature ski school instructors. We did not get to sample many of the restaurants in town but heard rave reviews of both Alta and Nudel; we did get to try Haven for breakfast and loved it! Overall, we had a lovely stay and thank Laura the owner for making us all so welcome!
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WONDERFUL PLACE FOR A HOLIDAY WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
Our family immensely enjoyed staying at this house. It was cozy and neat, and we felt at home in no time. The owner was extremely pleasant, courteous and helpful respecting our stay both in the house and in the Berkshire area. We would highly recommend staying here, and enjoying all the attractions of Lenox and environs.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN THE BERKSHIRES

  • 5 of 5
The house was wonderful. I stayed here with 7 of my friends and the house more than met our expectations. It was really spacious (all rooms had atleast a queen a bed) and was a great place to stay with a big group of people. I would most definitely stay here again and recommend this place to others!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Car: necessary

The E.E. Parsons House is located four blocks from the quaint village of Lenox, with its myriad of upscale boutiques, fine restaurants, taverns, art galleries and historic sites. Tanglewood, summer home of the BSO, is a stone's throw away. If you're game, you can walk or take a bike to the grounds. For nature enthusiasts, the miles of groomed trails at Kennedy Park is literally out the back door and abuts the property. Daily hikes or running is safe and pleasant along the many trails. More trails to check out at are nearby Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Swimming and beaches at either Stockbridge Bowl or Laurel Lake are a two minute drive. A short car ride (five minutes) north you'll find all your supplies at the larger grocery stores. Please check out our local, organic grocer, Guido's, with all their gourmet selections. In winter, we are a five minute drive to Bousquet Ski Center and about 20 minutes to Butternut and Catamount.

Other Activities: Lenox is the crown jewel of the Berkshires; The epicenter of a county rife with recreational and cultural offerings. Music lovers the world over flock here to enjoy summer performances at Tanglewood, home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, dance performances at Jacob's Pillow, theater at Shakespeare & Co, Barrington Stage and Berkshire Theatre Festival. Once home to Gilded Age 'cottages', tours are available of these historic homes today, such as Edith Wharton's Mount and Naumkeag. Spend time at our world-class museums, such as Norman Rockwell Museum, Clark Art Institute and Chesterwood. For outdoor activities, the area has miles of hiking trails along the Appalachian Trail and our mountain ridges. Biking is a big pastime here on the old carriage roads and through quaint villages. There are a few 'rail trails' that are also worth checking out. Plus, we're only 2.5 hours from NYC and Boston!

Golf: There are no less than 10 golf courses in the Berkshires. We are located minutes from the Golf Courses at Stockbridge, Pittsfield, and the Cranwell Spa. Slightly further afield (20 min) is Egremont Gold Course.

Ski: Winter offers excellent skiing at four area mountains: Bousquet, Jiminy Peak, Butternut and Catamont. There is also ice fishing on many area lakes, as well as skating, both indoor and out.

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Lenox House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 16 2014 - May 24 2014
2 night minimum stay
$695
$3,150
$5,000
 
 
Late Spring
May 25 2014 - Jun 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$795
$3,885
$5,000
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
$11,000
 
 
Autumn
Sep 3 2014 - Oct 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$795
$3,885
$5,000
 
 
Late Autumn
Oct 22 2014 - Dec 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$695
$3,150
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit of 50% required at time of booking to reserve space
Final payment due two months prior to arrival date
Payments by check
Notes Rates are subject to change
Peak period rates apply for holiday periods (other than summer)
Monthly rates available (except as indicated) upon request
Long term rates available upon request
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Amenities

Lenox House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , marble bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , marble bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , tiled bath & laundry
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Custom built-ins in every bedroom TV in Master bedroom A/C in every bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Large Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
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