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SPACIOUS HISTORIC HOME MINUTES TO TANGLEWOOD, PET-FRIENDLY, SLEEPS 8

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Owner / Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014
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SPACIOUS HISTORIC HOME MINUTES TO TANGLEWOOD, PET-FRIENDLY, SLEEPS 8

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Stockbridge House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Minutes To Cultural And Natural Attractions

Enjoy all the Berkshires has to offer in our new (2014) restoration and outstanding renovation of the historic South Lee Schoolhouse. Perched on a hillside just across the road from the Housatonic River and Beartown State Forest in the hamlet of South Lee, just outside of Stockbridge, the 1892 schoolhouse has been converted into two spacious and comfortable post and beam homes with all modern amenities. Your host resides on site and is available to assist you during your visit in any way you may need (including granting you your privacy!)

We are just a few miles from the Exit 2 interchange on the Mass Pike, making it easy to find us, as well as to use us as your home base to explore the area.

With 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, the Schoolhouse can comfortably accommodate 8 guests. (We can provide air mattresses for an additional 1 or 2.) The fully equipped gourmet kitchen is open to two lovely seating areas, one with a fireplace and the other with a flat screen TV, and the dining area. The private patio, surrounded by lovely perennial gardens, is equipped with a gas grill and large table for al fresco dining. Families with kids and dogs will enjoy a large grassy area abutting the woodlands at the rear of the 2-acre lot.

If it is cultural activities you enjoy, we are ideally located:

o 2 miles from Berkshire Theatre in Stockbridge

o 6 miles from Shakespeare and Company

o 6 miles from Berkshire Theatre in West Stockbridge

o 7 miles from Tanglewood (and we know a secret back way!)

o 9 miles from the Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington

o 11 miles from Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival

o 14 miles from the Colonial Theater, Barrington Stage Company, or the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield

o MASS MoCA, The Clark Museum and Williamstown Theater Festival are further away, but still worth visiting.

If shopping is your thing, we are 3 miles from the Lee Outlets, and 3 miles from a very good supermarket. Great Barrington has good shopping just 9 miles from us. In the summer we can steer you toward the myriad Farmers Markets in the area.

Nearby hiking (we have maps and guide books you can borrow):

o Beartown State Forest

o Ice Glen and Laura’s Tower

o October Mountain State Forest

o Monument Mountain

o Sages Ravine

o Bartholemew’s Cobble

o Tyringham Cobble

o Savoy Mountain State Forest

o Bash Bish Falls

o Mount Greylock (highest in Massachusetts)

o Appalachian Trail

Paddling on the Housatonic: there is a put-in just down the road at the Housatonic River Association headquarters on Pleasant Street in South Lee.

Goose Pond

Golf and tennis are 2.5 miles away at the Greenock Country Club in Lee (Donald Ross designed the 9-hole course).

Swimming:

• Benedict Pond in Beartown State Forest

• Lee Town Beach on Laurel Lake

• Public beaches on Lake Garfield, Otis Reservoir, Onata Lake, Pontoosuc Lake

• Indoor pool at Berkshire South Recreation Complex

Other nearby attractions:

o Norman Rockwell Museum

o Naumkeag

o Berkshire Botanical Garden

o Chesterwood

o Hancock Shaker Village

o Animagic Museum of Animation

o Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

o Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

o Ventfort Hall

If you get tired of cooking, there are many good restaurants and cafes in Lee, Lenox and Great Barrington, all within 15 minutes driving.

Pets:

Our super friendly yellow lab plays well with kids and other dogs. You are welcome to bring your house-trained, well-behaved pooch (sorry no puppies under one year of age). We ask that you not leave your dog home alone for the whole day, however. We can recommend a great doggy day care about 5 minutes away. (Our dog boards there when we go away.)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner / Property Manager (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014

About Owner / Property Manager

I chose to relocate to the Berkshires because I am a 'nature-culture-vulture!' I grew up in Ohio but 'came East' for college and have lived all over the Boston area and in New Hampshire for the last 30+ years.

I enjoy meeting new people and sharing what this lovely area has to offer. My friendly yellow lab and I are on site and available to provide any assistance you may need.

My favorite activities are hiking, gardening, quilting, playing chamber music and listening to classical music.

Owner / Property Manager purchased this house in 2013

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Stockbridge

The historic South Lee Schoolhouse was built in 1892 and was used as a school until the 1970s. My next-door neighbor attended school here!

The building languished until it was rescued by a local builder who specializes in fine post and beam construction. He gutted it, added the dormers, and completely re-constructed the internal posts and beams using reclaimed wood. I came along at this stage and purchased the property from him. During the summer of 2013 he built the gorgeous post and beam barn and over the winter of 2013-14 he completed the interior renovation for me.

What makes this house unique

The historic South Lee Schoolhouse was built in 1892 and was used as a school until the 1970s. My next-door neighbor attended school here!

The building languished until it was rescued by a local builder who specializes in fine post and beam construction. He gutted it, added the dormers, and completely re-constructed the internal posts and beams using reclaimed wood. I came along at this stage and purchased the property from him. During the summer of 2013 he built the gorgeous post and beam barn and over the winter of 2013-14 he completed the interior renovation for me.

You will enjoy the thought and care that has gone in to every aspect of this historic renovation.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Spacious Historic Home Minutes To Tanglewood, Pet-friendly, Sleeps 8
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Fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5
Travelling with 4 of my girlfriends, we really lucked out with this house.
The owner truly thought of everything, We are already booking our trip for next fall
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Incredible, first class home.

  • 5 of 5
Immaculate, first class, historically restored home. Extremely well equipped kitchen, roomy and comfortable bedrooms, with bathrooms included with 2 bedrooms. Spacious, open floor plan. When finished the outside area will be an area to fully enjoy. Convenient to all the area has to offer. Would recommend this home to all who want to stay in a beautiful historic home with all the modern conveniences.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
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Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
Large, beautiful renovated schoolhouse close to restaurants, parks, shopping. Comfortable, immaculate. Well-stocked kitchen. Owner lives next door but you have total privacy. Lovely quilts and beautiful artwork on the walls. Will DEFINITELY go back next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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5

Beautiful Berkshire Escape!

  • 5 of 5
Mary has done an amazing job renovating the So Lee schoolhouse! Every detail has been covered. The kitchen is fully equipped and we were able to cook amazing meals while we were renting the property. The decor is beautiful- many beautiful pieces of art and quilted wall hangings. Mary has provided binders full of cultural and outdoor activities in the area- as well as guidebooks and maps. I traveled with a group of four other women and we found the property comfortable and welcoming. Lest you worry about having the owner on the property, Mary is available, but we hardly saw her. The unit is so large that you really feel like you have your own house.
We ate at Alta's in Lenox and had a wonderful lunch, but the service and food at Perigree down the street from the schoolhouse was disappointing. There are so many other restaurants in the area to choose from that it should not be hard to find a great meal. We also hiked in the Bear Mtn State Park which is very close by.
I would recommend this rental without hesitation!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Map

Car: recommended

15 minutes to Tanglewood, 10 minutes to Shakespeare & Co, 2 minutes to Berkshire Theatre Company, Stockbridge, 15 minutes to Jacobs Pillow

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Stockbridge House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
December - holiday
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,800
 
 
Mud Season
Mar 15 2015 - Apr 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
 
 
Wildflower Season
Apr 12 2015 - Jun 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 
 
Tanglewood Season
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$9,000
 
 
Foliage Season
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $100
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Amenities

Stockbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , this bath is shared by the North and Middle Bedrooms
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , this bathroom is en-suite, has two sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • South Bedroom - 1 queen , en-suite bathroom with shower
    North Bedroom - 1 double
    First floor bedroom - 2 twin/ single , full bath with shower
    Middle Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , shared bath, beds can be pushed together to make king
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • tennis

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