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LOVELY HISTORIC HOME PERFECT FOR SKIING AND FALL FOLIAGE

Noy Holland

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Noy Holland

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Speaks: english
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LOVELY HISTORIC HOME PERFECT FOR SKIING AND FALL FOLIAGE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Shelburne Falls House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

This lovely eight-room center hall colonial is over 200 years old and listed on the National Historic Register. It is one of the original houses in the quiet, charming town of Heath. The house has three working fireplaces and two woodstoves (firewood provided). The floors are ceramic tile or, principally, the original wide-pine floors of the period. The kitchen is bright and open and modern, the heart of the house. The house is furnished with antiques and oriental rugs.

The streets of Heath are quiet and safe; the library and post office are two doors down, next to the community center, where the ladies sell their quilts and brownies. Behind the house is pasture land; in front are mature maples. There is a raspberry patch and an apple orchard, a small wetlands where the peepers sing in springtime. There is a flagstone patio with a chimney for outdoor fires. Behind the barn is a spectacular, stone-walled garden of late summer perennials, a patch of rhubarb, a spot for a few vegetables. The garden is like a glorious outdoor room, a perfect place to take a good book, and watch the leaves turn, and the cows graze in the sloping field.

Berkshire East is six miles away, with good alpine skiing; the drive to Mount Snow takes 30-40 minutes. You can cross country ski and snowshoe out the back door of the house on the many miles of snowmobile trails cut through the woods and fields—from Heath clear to Montreal. Zoar Outdoor is ten minutes away, with rock-climbing, zip lines, and river rafting. There is horseback riding nearby, and the bridge of flowers in Shelburne Falls, and Pot Hole Pictures, with live broadcasts from the Met and classic movies. There is good swimming nearby, and lots of CSAs to choose from, and farmers markets, and good soil. Mass MOCA is over the hill in North Adams, with excellent modern art and performances. Jacobs Pillow and Tanglewood are about an hour away. Closer to home, you can pick wild blueberries, try your hand at making butter at the annual Heath fair, attend a concert at the Mohawk Trail Concert series, or a performance at Double Edge Theatre.

Keywords: colonial, center hall, gardens, quiet town, proximity to New York and Boston, skiing, hiking, biking, arts

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Noy Holland (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Noy Holland

My husband and I are writers and teachers who work at the University of Massachusetts. We have two children who love to travel and ski and play soccer and skateboard and dance and surf. We lived in Ecuador for almost two years, where we built a house on the coast, climbed a volcano, and ate piranhas and lemon ants in the Amazon basin.

Noy Holland purchased this house in 1997

Why Noy Holland chose Shelburne Falls

We have lived in the house for the past 15 years, since our children were babies. We love the area. Heath is the sweetest town in the country. Everybody here helps anybody. Neighbors swap apples and zucchini, plow each other's driveways, bring casseroles to the sick and shut in.

What makes this house unique

We love a walk around the block--which is about five miles around, past orchards and old farm houses and pastures with sheep and cows. Cross country skiing here is amazing--solitary and quiet and the tracks are groomed by snowmobilers so that they are wide and smooth.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Lovely Historic Home Perfect for Skiing and Fall Foliage
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
New York
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We needed a house to rent because we were going up to Zoar Outdoor to go rock climbing, white water rafting and zip lining. This house was in a great location (10-15 minutes from Zoar) and very easy to get to from RT 91. It is a very spacious home that was built in the 1700s and gives you that warm, at-home feeling.

The owner was fantastic through the whole process. She was very accommodating and enjoyable to talk to. We got to meet her our second night up there and she couldn't have been more sweet. Everybody in that area was so friendly and inviting which made the trip that much more enjoyable.

I highly recommend this house for all of the aforementioned reasons above as well as the price. It was a fantastic price for the seven people we had staying there. It was much cheaper than a hotel/motel and much more accommodating with a refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, separate bedrooms, places to socialize inside and out, and the fantastic scenery. I can't say enough nice things about this place and the owner.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
5

Delightful Berkshire get-away

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a long weekend at this beautiful home with college-aged and teenaged children. The woodstoves, cozy kitchen, lovely dining room table, and comfortable beds made for a very nice space to have a family getaway--cooking meals together, reading, playing games. With a few excursions to Shelburne Falls and Hancock Shaker Village to play into the rhythm of the time away, we mostly just enjoyed being together in the home. The house is beautiful: a real period gem, with thoughtful renovations and nice homey and international touches. You can tell the space is loved. No cell phone reception (but wifi), and few local grocery options (but we brought our own), great books, lots of firewood. In short, a very pleasant experience. Thank you, Noy and Sam (and Mike!).
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
Darien, CT
5

A wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky enough to rent this beautiful house during the ski season - what a special place! Our busy family of two adults and three kids all adored our time here. The house was spotless, spacious and filled with character. It is a short drive to Berkshire East ski mountain. We had lovely dinners around the big dining room table and the boys played endlessly outside on the property. And after a busy day outside, there is truly nothing better than sitting by the wood stove in the kitchen with a book and a glass of wine! (or tea!) Noy are Sam are wonderful hosts and assured that everything was in order for us during our stay. We would highly recommend it. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
Upstate NY
5

Perfect winter family reunion

  • 5 of 5
My family of 5 adults and a 2-year-old stayed here two nights on a snowy weekend. It was a delight and a step back in time to visit this beautiful historic home. The beds were warm and comfortable, meals were fun to prepare in the fantastic kitchen and to share at the big dining room table. Everything was clean and comfortable. Shelburne Falls is a short drive away and it's a charming town, even in February.
We all want to come back in warmer weather to see the gardens and hike the trails.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
Tenants Harbor, ME
5

Exceptional rental experience in this historic gem!

  • 5 of 5
We were so comfortable in this gracious home--a magical combination of historic excellence and modern convenience. Staying at this historicaly prestine property was like stepping back in time. We called it our "country estate" during our stay. With two liitle childen we made use of the apple orchard to play soccer, and ate outdoors on the stone patio (in March--what a treat!) With ample firewood provided we warmed our feet by fires both indoors and out, day and night. The beds and bedding were all fantastically comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, a pleasure to cook in, and to entertain from. Between the kitchen counter, the large dinning room, and the patio table we had a variety of both formal and infomal dining options. We walked two doors down to enjoy the Heath Library on Saturday morning, and took daily walks to look at the variety of farm animals that can be seen and enjoyed from the roadside in Heath Center. Just minutes off the Mohawk Trail, this truely exceptional rental is one we are conjuring up an excuse to return to really soon! We used and enjoyed every inch of this property. Thank you for you hospitality Sam and Noy! You have a truely special place!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
Newburgh, NY
5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in this charming, very clean, beautiful home for the Easter weekend and loved it! The owner's are so nice and everything from the smooth reservation, the item's they have in the house for your use and the welcome basket full of coffee and berkshire gold maple sugar are all wonderful touches! With 4 children ranging from 12 to 21, we wanted a place were we could make everyone happy. This turned out to be just the right place! Zipling at Zoar's and horseback riding in vermont was a highlight. Playing board games and bonding again as a family....priceless!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: necessary

stump sprouts 20 minutes, berkshire east 10 minutes, mount snow 30 minutes, shelburne falls 10 minutes

Photos

Rates & Availability

Shelburne Falls House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $150-$220 nightly; $850-$1200 wkly
  • US Dollars
  • November 1 through May 31st, $850 weekly/$150 nightly
  • June 1st through October 8, $1000 weekly/$200 nightly
  • Peak foliage (October 9-30) and holidays, $1200 weekly/$220 nightly
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Amenities

Shelburne Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
cross country ski trails, orchard, 3 working fireplaces, great gardens, outdoor fireplace, barn, library and church nearby

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