BEAUTIFUL BERKSHIRE HOME W TENNIS COURT; CLOSE TO SKIING!

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

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BEAUTIFUL BERKSHIRE HOME W TENNIS COURT; CLOSE TO SKIING!

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Enjoy your vacation in a beautiful historic house located in the heart of the Berkshires. Located two and a quarter hours north of New York City, this circa-1770s center chimney colonial will charm and delight your family and guests. 88 acres of land with views of Mt. Washington and Mount Everett promises privacy, peace and quiet. Search 'Berkshire Winter Rental' on Vimeo to see a winter video of the house.

With 3100 sq. ft of wood floors and elegant decor, this spacious house was renovated with two additions: sunroom with master bedroom above, and the gourmet kitchen. The original portion of the house includes a den with fireplace and 42" plasma tv with satellite surround sound home theater system. Built-in bookshelves have loads of great reading and an eclectic DVD library that should have something for everyone. The Parlor is a wood-paneled room with wood-burning stove and door opening up to a small deck with adirondack chairs for lounging. This is a great room for entertaining. Connecting to the parlor is the traditional dining room which has a table that can seat 10 and a fireplace.

In the Master Suite, wake up to beautiful mountain views particularly spectacular during fall foliage season, and go to bed relaxed after taking a soak in the private master bath jacuzzi. Vaulted ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, and walk-around deck make this room a relaxing retreat. All bedrooms feature Ipod docking stations, down comforters and fans. All bathrooms feature hair dryers, robes and plush towels.

Bedrooms: In addition to the spacious master, there are three guestrooms with great architectural details like original wood beams and hardwood floors. The upstairs landing with skylights and gas stove features a day bed perfect for reading in the afternoon.

Kitchen: The gourmet kitchen features top-notch equipment like a Viking eight-burner stove and Subzero refrigerator and is fully-stocked with cookware, utensils, barware, dishware and other essential cooking tools. Hook up your IPod to the kitchen stereo system and whistle while you cook! A secondary kitchen with a second dishwasher makes entertaining for larger groups (and cleaning up!) easy.

Flower gardens are in abundance and you will be enticed to the hammock to totally unwind and soak in the incredible mountain views. Or after playing a round of tennis on the clay court, enjoy a glass of iced-tea on the patio and plan your summer bbq with friends and family gathered around the teak patio furniture with umbrella.

Other amenities include: two fireplaces, wood-burning stove, gas stove, air conditioning in the tv room, master suite and sunroom, satellite HDTV, DVD, VCR, stereo, CDs, Jacuzzi tub, microwave, dishwasher, linens, washer/dryer, and three-story, two-car garage and ping-pong game room on the 2nd story.

Smoking is **strictly not permitted.**

Keywords: skiing, snow, fall foliage, tanglewood, berkshires, mountains, hiking

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2006
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I enjoyed a fabulous Christmas getaway at august Moon. The house couldn't have been more perfect for us. It was roomy and cozy at the same time. We loved the large Chef's kitchen - it was perfect for preparing our holiday feast! And close proximity to the adirondack Trail and Race Brook Falls made for a beautiful Christmas Day hike to work off those extra calories. More than the house itself, we were just so pleased with the efforts the Gregory's made to make us feel at home.
Dec 2011
  • 1 of 5
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights
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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!
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Sheffield Berkshires
Brooklyn, NY
5

Our Wedding at August Moon

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I got married at August Moon in July of 2014. We could not have asked for a better location or property owners to work with. Every aspect of the physical property has incredible attention to detail. To say our event was successful is an understatement. The property is breathtaking and (without exaggeration) so many wedding guests called it "the best wedding ever".

As we began to envision our wedding, we decided that our route would include renting a private home, bringing a caterer on-site and putting up an outdoor tent. We wanted to have a large enough site where we could fit a sizable tent and also a large enough home where we could invite a few friends/family to stay with us. August Moon fit our interests perfectly!

August Moon has had numerous weddings in the past and the property owners recommended numerous vendors which we ended up using for our own event. In the months and weeks before the wedding, we coordinated everything via e-mail: four different site visits, inquiries about measurements for the tent company, inquiries about electrical specifications for the band/caterer and inquiries about misc. items such as speakers, signage, proper care of the home, etc. This invaluable, prompt e-mail communication was crucial and made for our seamless event to be so successful.

Beyond the logistics for the day of the wedding, we really, REALLY appreciated the interior and exterior of the property when we didn't have to entertain 100 guests. By staying at the home for a few days before and after the wedding, we were able to fully absorb the beauty of this property. Of course being in the Berkshires is always enjoyable, but to have August Moon as home base for 7 days drastically elevated our experience. We enjoyed reading all the books in the den, cooking in the fabulous kitchen, walking through the extremely well-maintained grounds and napping in the hammock. The love and care put into the home cannot be described in words. Every room, every nook, the landscaping - the vibe reads as "home".

We are grateful for the kindness, honesty and incredibly good tone that the property owners help us set. Without August Moon, our wedding simply would not have been the same. If you have any doubts about anything, just see it for yourself!!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!
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Armonk, NY
5

Magical Week at August Moon in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5
Hi Jill,
We just got home and I wanted to write to you and Trey to let you know how much we all enjoyed our stay at August Moon. It’s such a charming house – we loved rooms in the original part of the house as well as the newer, more contemporary ones. We had fabulous weather – warm, sunny days, cool nights, low humidity. The property is extraordinary! The gardens, outdoor seating, tennis court, badminton, horseshoes, etc, were used and enjoyed. Everyone was comfortable in their respective bedrooms, tho we lucked out with the fabulous master. The house is certainly well stocked and whatever we may have forgotten was in a cupboard or closet somewhere.

Your notes and suggestions were most helpful, although we rarely left the property other than for a walk or a lunch excursion to Baba Louie’s. We took turns grilling and cooking in every night.

Our thanks for sharing August Moon with us. We all agreed that it added so much to our family vacation in the Berkshires.
Warmest wishes,
A and S
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
August Moon is PERFECT! My husband and I could not have asked for anything more. We had our wedding here and our family stayed on the property. It was the perfect wedding the property laid the most amazing backdrop for it. We have exacting tastes and August Moon delivered. Words fail to describe how wonderful and perfect the property is--the house, the fields, the town. And the owners are just beyond amazing.... We love them.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!
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Sheffield Berkshires
Auburn, NY
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent a long weekend at this lovely restored and updated home with plenty of living space to accommodate our multi-generational family of 12 people (8 adults. 2 children, 2 infants). The well-kept grounds offered long walks and is located only 1/4 mile from the Appalachian Trail.
This historic home is well maintained, immaculately clean and particularly welcoming to young children. Our grandchildren were delighted with the “hidden” playroom. A well-appointed gourmet kitchen kept us clustered in the breakfast area, only steps away from the spacious family room, but away from the many local eateries! Two patio areas outside the house are nestled within the gardens and provided even more living & relaxing space.
While we sipped morning coffee overlooking the stunning mountain views from the master suite, it was more than difficult to leave! We will definitely be returning to this lovely home for our next couples or family getaway.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!
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Brooklyn, New York
5

Absolutely perfect Berkshire escape!

  • 5 of 5
This is so much more than a rental, it is truly a home. From the minute you walk in, you can feel that it has been well loved and well cared for. The home is stylish and beautiful yet completely inviting and comfortable. The owners' love of music, art and entertaining shines through in every room. The kitchen is extremely well stocked and a complete delight to cook in. The wood burning stove is fabulous to sit in front of for hours while listening to an amazing record collection. There are several cozy nooks throughout the house to relax in - even a secret toy room that the kids could have all to themselves. Each bedroom is beyond comfortable and finished with perfect lighting and hotel like touches.

The drive up the house and the street are exactly what you picture when you think of the perfect country getaway. You enter the driveway to a wonderful clearing among beautiful trees to a vast property where you can spend countless hours exploring. My husband and our two kids spent many days hiking back in to the trails for hours and never even left the property. The tennis court, while not open in the winter when we were there, looks absolutely amazing and complete with its own delightful tennis house. We can't wait to come back in warm weather to take full advantage of it! Half a block down the street is an Appalachian trail head one way and the quaint and delightful Stagecoach Tavern to the other end with great food and beyond perfect ambiance. Both Catamount and Butternut are within 20 minutes away and Jiminy Peak is an easy drive at about 50 minutes. After a long day of exploring, hiking, or hitting the mountains, the fabulous Guidos gourmet market is just ten mins away and provides everything you need to take full advantage of the great kitchen.

I cannot say enough about this home - it is wonderful in every way and the owners, Jill and Trey, were absolutely delightful and attentive to our every need!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Berkshire Home W Tennis Court; Close to Skiing!
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Minnesota
5

Over the moon about August Moon

  • 5 of 5
We got the extended family together for Thanksgiving at August Moon. My daughters arrived before me and texted "OMG this kitchen has more equipment than we can ever use!" There was everything in the kitchen for our gang of 5 foodies to cook and taste and experiment. . . and then wonderful dinners in the classic 1800's dining room with candlelight, an evening in the TV room with a real wood fire, morning hikes from the trailhead within walking distance, and casual breakfasts in the light-filled kitchen. Tons of room to roam on the property, and every needed amenity. August Moon is the spot from your childhood, with character oozing from its pores, gracious, homey, welcoming, gentle. All seven of us found something to love about this home, and we would return in a heartbeat. It is not New York hip or "fabbb-u-lose, dahling" but is is just right for people who love each other and just want to spend time in their company in a classic Berkshire property.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Our Welcome Book features a list of local information related to: antiques shopping, dining, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Tanglewood, and art exhibits in the area.

SWIMMING: In the summer months, a refreshing dip is a must for cooling off. Here are some ideas:

Green River Water Hole: amazing spot! (2.5 miles north from S. Egremont on Route 23)

Lake Mansfield: a 40 acre body of water less than a mile from downtown Great Barrington. The lake has historically been a site for recreation, social gatherings, and solitude. Generations of swimmers have enjoyed its cool waters. A small beach with lifeguard and roped off swimming area is great for families with children.

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Availability & Rates

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Sheffield House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housecleaning $150
Notes Higher rates will apply for holiday weekends. Site fee applies for weddings and group events.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Ski-In ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In addition to the bedrooms, there is a twin-size day bed in the upstairs landing,
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
On-site activities: Tennis (picturesque HAR-TRU shared-use court), nature walks through forest protected by a conservation easement. **Opening of the court in the spring is dependent upon winter and spring weather (usually mid-May to October). Please inquire when booking. SKI RESORTS: For the winter ski season, the house has close proximity to two local family-friendly mountains. Catamount Ski Resort is just 6 miles away and Butternut is 12 miles away in Great Barrington. Jiminy Peak Ski Resort is a larger mountain with more advanced terrain and is 1 hour away. After your day on the hill, stop for dinner at the cozy Stagecoach Tavern, less than a mile from the house and serving wonderful farm-to-table cuisine. HIKING: Race Brook Falls trailhead is a short walk down the dirt road where you'll discover a beautiful 3-tier waterfall It's not a stretch to say thatto say that "Hawaiian waterfall" comes to mind when you visit Race Brook during the summer months.
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