BERKSHIRE BARN ON 23 WOODED ACRES 1BR/1.5 BATH (SLEEPS 6)

Analisa Allen

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type barn

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BERKSHIRE BARN ON 23 WOODED ACRES 1BR/1.5 BATH (SLEEPS 6)

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Barn, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

A private driveway off a quiet road leads to a 1700 square foot loft-like Barn on 23 acres. There are two ponds, streams, and woods. Only the owners's house shares the property. No other homes in sight.

Built by a woodworker the Barn is spacious, with an open plan kitchen / dining / living room with wood stove and radiant heat concrete floors. Facing south with multiple french doors, this room is filled with light all day long. The kitchen is fully equipped with Viking stove and high quality cookware. Upstairs is also open plan with a king sized bed and bathroom with a clawfoot tub. The 3rd floor is an attic which has 3 single beds and a Queen. Note that this is an open attic, so ideal for children who enjoy sleeping in one large space together. It is carpeted and cozy. Everybody has their own bed and cozy duvet.

From the bedroom you look out over the ponds, with a dock from which you can swim or canoe. In winter you can light a fire in the wood stove. We encourage guests to showshoe, sled, ice skate, cross country ski -- all on the property. And in summer, swim and fish in the ponds (there are 2, one for swimming and one for fishing). There is a group of rare Maidenhead ferns to discover back in the woods near a stream. And there is a 6 mile walk, biking / running loop which is hilly and convenient.

The house is located in Austerlitz, 20 minutes from both Great Barrington, MA and Chatham, NY. It is 2 minutes from Alford, MA.

Keywords: Cottage, Barn, secluded, pond, fishing, ski, Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, chef's kitchen, hiking, biking, antiquing, leaf peeping, stream, birds

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Analisa Allen

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We are a family of 4 who bought this property after 9/11. We started with just the land and lived in tents for a few summers while the Barn was built. We love everything about this property, from the winter skiing at Jiminy Peak (the children are on the ski team), ice skating on the ponds, jumping off the dock in summer, the fall leaves.

I am originally from California and came to New York City to be a professional dancer. My husband is originally from Kenya. We lived in Kenya for 5 years and our children were born there as well.

I am a technologist and work full time in New York City. My husband is a woodworker. He collects felled trees, mills the wood, and dries it in a solar kiln on the property. He then makes gorgeous pieces of furniture: from dining tables, coffee tables to chairs.

There is a second house on the property which was completed in the summer of 2011. After 10 years living in the barn we now weekend in the adjacent property and are able to share the Barn with others.

Analisa Allen purchased this barn in 2001

When I first moved to New York City to dance I lived with a family as an au pair. They had a weekend property in the Berkshires. That is when I fell in love with the area.

After 9/11, instead of buying an apartment in New York City, we decided to buy land upstate. We have been so happy to have a place to escape to.

You can cross country ski in a 1 mile loop through the property as it is flat. Just outside your door. In February ice skate on the pond. In July & August, swim in the pond, jump off the dock or lie on the dock and watch the sun set.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type barn
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Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath (Sleeps 6)
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath (Sleeps 6)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384686vb
917-545-8773
Alford Berkshires
Stamford, CT
5

HAPPY FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved staying at the Berkshire Barn. My kids were in heaven, between the kids loft, the fishing lake, the fire pit, the outdoor shower, the drawer full of water guns, the shelves filled with children's books, and the art supplies. And my husband and I loved the amazingly well-stocked kitchen and the wonderful decor too. We will be come back as soon as we can.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you. Thank you for the painting your daughter did of the barn. It is going on display with the others!
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Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath (Sleeps 6)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384686vb
917-545-8773
Alford Berkshires
5

OPEN AND AIRY, LOVELY FOR A SMALL GROUP

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I had tickets to Tanglewood and decided to rent a house so we could all be together. The barn was perfect, and we all had a great time hanging around the house, building a fire, roasting marshmallows and grilling burgers. The decor was lovely and there was so much inspirational art work. The kitchen was a joy to cook in, and the beds were so comfortable! I am looking forward to renting the Barn again!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath (Sleeps 6)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384686vb
917-545-8773
Alford Berkshires
Brooklyn, NY
5

EXCELLENT WEEKEND GET AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This property is the perfect place to spend a weekend with friends or for a quick girls' getaway. It is an ideal meeting place if you are trying to coordinate people from both New York and Boston, which we were. The barn is gorgeous, spaceous and stocked with everything you might need and more. I really can't say enough good things about this property. Looking forward to going back again!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath (Sleeps 6)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384686vb
917-545-8773
Alford Berkshires
5

GREAT STAY, WOULD DEFINITELY RETURN

  • 5 of 5
The barn is absolutely gorgeous, with lots of room to spread out both inside and outside. Everything was very clean and tidy and we enjoyed our stay very much.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath (Sleeps 6)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384686vb
917-545-8773
Alford Berkshires
Groton, CT
5

RELAXING RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
A group of friends and I stayed in the barn for a winter weekend getaway and we could not have had a more relaxing trip! The barn is beautiful. This property has everything, the space is open and every detail was considered in constructing and designing it. The kitchen was a blast to prepare meals in and the surround sound speakers set a wonderful ambiance during meals. The owners were wonderful in making sure we had everything that we needed. The area is full of activities! My group specifically enjoyed hiking the Hrvey Mountain. Our only complaint was that we were only staying the weekend. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property with others!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • 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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Berkshire Barn on 23 Wooded Acres 1BR/1.5 Bath (Sleeps 6)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384686vb
917-545-8773
Alford Berkshires
Rowley, MA
5

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
This vacation was exactly what I was hoping for. The property is beautiful, the amenities and house were everything we needed. Every detail was thought of, it was like we moved right in for the weekend. It was a perfect quiet, relaxing long weekend and we would definitely return!
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak in Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 90
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Catamount
Car: necessary

Tanglewood is 20 minutes away. Another favorite summer activity is MacHayden Theatre in Chatham ( 15 mins ) if you have children under 10. We also love Jacob's Pillow and Shakespeare & Co. Both within 30 minutes.

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Availability & Rates

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Alford Barn Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80.00
50% deposit upon booking.
remainder 2 weeks before arrival.
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Amenities

Alford Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5. there is also an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • (1) King sized beds on the 2nd floor. A most comfortable bed. Everybody comments positively about it. In the attic: (3) Twin or Single Beds, and (1) Queen
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • equestrian events
  • hunting small game
  • ski lift privileges
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • hunting
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