EARLY AMERICAN HOUSE IN BERKSHIRES

Corinna Barnard

Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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EARLY AMERICAN HOUSE IN BERKSHIRES

South Egremont House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

This house is like stepping inside a Currier and Ives print or a Beatrice Potter illustration of simple, country good cheer. It is a few minutes' drive to two ski slopes and provides a snug place to relax whatever your day entails. It has a wonderful layout and is deceptively large inside. It's cozy enough for one person or a couple but also spacious enough to easily hold a family.

First floor has dining room, step-down living room, small hideaway room and den. Wood-burning fire place.

Second floor offers a wing for the master bedroom with its own bathroom. The main upstairs hall connects two bedrooms and large bathroom. This design means two couples can have relative privacy; adults and kids can enjoy some distance. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with queen bed (so 2 queens in the house). One bedroom has twins. A downstairs room off the TV den has single bed. One of the couches is suitable for an overnight guest.

The house was renovated two years ago to update the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. New kitchen appliances, wi-fi. Washer/dryer in basement. Screened porch in back of house for skis with pass-through window from kitchen for summer. Dogs are fine but sorry, no cats since many people are allergic. Parking in back, along white fence.

Part of the charm of the house is the way it catches light through the antique windows. Some built-in cabinetry, uneven floors and surprising nooks and crannies add to the delight. Kitchen is well equipped and there is ample linen. It's nicely located in the heart of historic *South Egremont, in a row of similar white clapboard houses. House is bright and sunny in winter; leafy and relaxing in summer. Have a nap, take a bike ride, grab a book, wind down, slip out of time.

Rivers, lakes, tennis courts within minutes in a car. Hiking options all around. 5 minute drive to Catamount Ski Slope, 15 minutes to Butternut Ski Slope. Walk a few minutes to Old Mill restaurant, post office, country store, liquor shop, Kenver ski outfitter, public golf course and free library. Lots of antique shops and auctions and tag sales. Five-minute drive to Great Barrington with art-house movies, nightlife, gourmet and organic food stores and Saturday morning farmers' market. Minutes from Tanglewood, Berkshire School, Bash Bish Falls, and Shakespeare & Co. 30 minutes to Pittsfield theaters or Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Just over two hours from New York City and Boston.

House is located in village of South Egremont. The listing says Great Barrington because that works better with navigation devices.

Keywords: Country, Cottage, New England, Colonial, Vintage, House, Berkshires, South Egremont, Great Barrington, Retreat, Escape, Small Town, Outdoor, Activities, Hiking, Appalacian, Mountains, Swimming, Antique, Classic

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Corinna Barnard

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

I've owned the house for three years with a family member but I've known and loved it my whole life since it belonged to my grandmother, and after her, my parents. I live and work in New York and come up often, but a team of three local people run the place on behalf of guests. I hike with my dog in the woods, gather with family and friends, go to the local Triplex movies in Great Barrington, check out local historical sites, garden, read, think, bike, play tennis and cross-country ski.

Corinna Barnard purchased this house in 2008

I bought this house because it was in my family and I love getting away to the country from New York. The night air in the Berkshires, the heavenly hills, the beauty of walking, driving, biking around. The Berkshires are a rarity in that they offer the relaxation of a beautiful natural setting with plenty of cultural offerings. I'm still discovering things here, the variety of places to hike and swim is extensive as well as the array of historical sites and theaters, concerts.

It's a rarity to sit in an early American house in a casual comfortable way, but this house provides that. Here you can sample the heart of an authentic, old, New England village, from the inside, looking out.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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New York City
5

Just the perfect family getaway in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5
Our new favorite place-thank you Corinna for making us feel right at home! The house had everything we needed: An incredible and unsuspected amount of space-which was perfect for us and four kids/teenagers ;-)
The formal dining room was large -we had dinners and brunch with family and lingered in conversation it was so comfortable. In the eve we had cheese/crackers and wine out on the enclosed porch. The bedrooms were beautiful and very comfortable. The master was private and the other two bedrooms were far enough away that we all had privacy. Can't say enough about the charm and comfort of the whole house. I found myself in the kitchen wanting to bake with all the wonderful dishes that Corinna has available. Location was also perfect for us to do all we had planned-so close to GB. As a runner I was able to take off in different directions and enjoy a new run each day. The house is clean and well cared for and it shows! We hope to be back soon!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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South Egremont Berkshires
Rockville, MD
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5
We had a really nice stay at Corinna's house. Our trip was split between two day hikes on the Appalachian Trail (which is literally just down the street) and two days exploring Great Barrington and other nearby towns. The house and location worked great for both. We also spent a good chunk of time just hanging around the house. Being there added a lot of good feelings to the vacation overall. As others have mentioned, the house is clean and cozy, while giving four adults and a one-year-old enough breathing room. We especially enjoyed the light-filled dining room. Corinna was friendly and responsive from start to finish. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Egremont Berkshires
Elmhurst, IL
5

Wedding Weekend in The Berkshires

  • 5 of 5
This was exactly what we wanted for a family weekend in the Berkshires. The house has colonial heritage, warm charm, and met all of our needs. The owner was very attentive to making sure our stay was comfortable.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying at Corinna's house! The location is a stone's throw from Great Barrington, the house has a quirky, farmhouse feel, and everything was wonderfully easy in terms of logistics. We cooked some lovely big brunches and the adults had late night chats around the cozy dining room table.

We were two families (total of five kids, ages 6-10) - we did add an air mattress so that all of the girls could sleep together in the largest upstairs bedroom. The girls loved exploring the nooks and crannies of the house.

We will definitely be back! And Corinna is a pleasure to work with. We definitely recommend this house!!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Egremont Berkshires
Louisville, KY
5

Charming Historic Home

  • 5 of 5
Our first visit to the Berkshires, this beautiful sliver of Massachusetts! We felt as if we were transported back to the 18th century and could feel the creative forces that inspired the great poets, authors and famous historical figures of a bygone era. The house itself was charming with the uneven wood floors, wooden ceiling beams and bright rooms and porches. Corinna answered all our sightseeing questions and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was extremely well located for exploring several lovely hiking areas and the quaint villages of South Egremont, Sheffield and Stockbridge. Simple, clean and comfortable accommodations made for a relaxing and enjoyable New England getaway!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Berkshires Rental

  • 5 of 5
We rented the house for three months last winter so our kids could ski at Catamont (also very cloase to Butternut). We absolutely loved the house. It's really adorable, clean, and nicely furnished. The beds are really comfortable, good linens, big bathrooms. With 5 children in our group (2 families), we found there were plenty of nooks and crannies for the kids to spread out. The dining room is fantastic, we had some great (and large!) dinner parties in there. The location is outstanding, just a few minutes to Great Barrington and in the lovely village of Egremont. Everyone in our group loved it so much, we're going to rent again. The owner, Corinna, is very, very accomodating and wonderful to work with. For a quick weekend getaway, or an extended stay in the Berkshires, this house would be one I'd highly recommend. Oh, and our two parties are from NY and Boston, and we both commuted each Friday to meet up, and everyone found the drive to be a piece of cake.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hartford, Conn., or Albany, N.Y.
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Wassaic, N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Mansfield, Great Barrington
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Old Mill or Egremont Village Inn
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Catamount or Butternut
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Egremont Country Clug
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Old Mill, Egremont Village Inn

House is 5 minutes from Catamount ski slopes; 15 minutes from Butternut. A big draw in summer is the Tanglewood Boston Symphony open-air summer festival and such leading nearby performing arts centers as Shakespeare and Co in Lenox and Jacob's Pillow Dance center in Beckett.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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South Egremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,350
$4,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$2,100
 
 
Winter-Ski
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,350
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Notes For stays of more than two weeks visitors may pay a 50% deposit at the time of booking and then a balance 20 days prior to arrival. Full payment in advance is required for visits of two weeks or less.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

South Egremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) are in two rooms; three twins or single beds (3) in one room. Single futon on the upper floor that can be positioned in any room you like; pullout sofa in the TV den sleeps two.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
Notes:
House has a good, eclectic reading library; some old books, some contemporary, equal mix of fiction and nonfiction.
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