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ELEGANT BERKSHIRE COUNTRY ESTATE FOR A SPECIAL SHORT OR LONG TERM GETAWAY!

Laurie Sherman Graff

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type estate

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Laurie Sherman Graff

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014
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ELEGANT BERKSHIRE COUNTRY ESTATE FOR A SPECIAL SHORT OR LONG TERM GETAWAY!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type estate

Overview

Canaan Estate Rental Photos and Description

6+ Bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 14+

Now available for short term rentals or long term leases. Great for all seasons!

The Berkshire Country Estate is located on 60 acres in the foothills of the Berkshires within equal distance to the Hudson Valley. It is a large elegant, yet comfortable family Georgian estate with five fireplaces.

Amenities include a gym, pinball, table tennis, air hockey, heated pool, pond, miles of walking and riding trails, library etc

We also have a 4,500 square foot barn on the property, which offers a great additional space to hang out, and for events.

Enjoy year round vacations on your 60 acre estate situated in Old Chatham on miles of riding/hiking trails...12,000 sq ft brick Georgian home with In ground pool, ponds, 6 bedrooms, two double room suites can convert to 8 total bedrooms... 5 baths, 5 fireplaces, library, maid/nanny quarters, finished attic which can sleep six or more kids easily…pinball, air hockey , 3 story barn with ping pong darts, canoe.... picnic by the pond…

We're here to make your stay extra special! We can stock your refrigerator, cater dinner parties, (we make great picnic baskets), arrange for pick ups at the train station, get advance tickets for the many events in and around the Berkshires, set up massages and spa time...

Also, great for special events, weddings, birthdays etc with professional caterers and full event planning available, we'll work with you to design your 'perfect memories'.

Grounds and lawn care, pool maintenance.

Outdoor Activities all year:: Surrounded by rolling fields, manicured lawns, forest & farmland make up your estate. Pitch and putt from your front door on to the 10+ acres of manicured rolling lawns... BBQ and picnic on your brick inlaid patios next to your in ground L shaped pool with mature perennial garden. Relax in the shade of your screened in porch..Hike or ride on the miles of Hunt Club trails surrounding and winding through your estate. Professional Indoor tennis facility less than 1/2 mile down the road. Several fine golf courses or drop your canoe in several lakes and fast running rivers all just minutes away. In the winter Ski Jiminy Peak, Bousquet, Catamount all within 25 minutes or less also abundant Cross country ski trails too...

Culture Vultures & Pamper Too!: The Berkshires is a unique cultural haven..so much to see and do...

Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Shakespeare & Co., Berkshire Theatre Festival...see the worlds finest dance troupes at Jacobs PIllow...and let's not forget Canyon Ranch, Kirpalu Yoga Center and the Cranwell Golf & Spa Center....all minutes away

Special Events... : Create a perfect weekend for that special event whether its a wedding, birthday anniversary etc...Affiliated with the estate are professional caterers, great chefs and party planners...Events within the house or extended to a white tent affair. Inquire and let us help you build a Special Memory...

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Laurie Sherman Graff (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
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

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Elegant Berkshire Country Estate for a Special Short or Long Term Getaway!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Elegant Berkshire Country Estate for a Special Short or Long Term Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387726
-(518) 392-8599 (New York, USA)
Canaan Berkshires
5

Perfect Getaway for Cousins Club Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
We were in search of a large house that could accommodate many families for our cousins club weekend and the Berkshire Country Estate was the perfect find! Plenty of room for families to have their own space but also convene together for dining and game playing. We were all very comfortable in this beautiful, charming home and the owners were a pleasure to deal with and very welcoming. The house is well equipped with cooking utensils and a grill so it was easy to eat in as a family. Also, the game room was a big plus for the kids (they loved the air hockey and pin ball machine) and the outside swing set and basketball hoop were a plus and we all enjoyed ping pong in the barn. We even had a family kick ball game on the large yard. I know there are plenty of sightseeing opportunities close to this property but the house was so great, we never left for the weekend! Thank you for a memorable weekend and we look forward to returning:)
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Lori,

So happy to hear that you and yours enjoyed your "Cousins Club" weekend! What a great idea, and we look forward to hosting you again at the Berkshire Country Estate!

Warmest wishes,
Laurie
business
Elegant Berkshire Country Estate for a Special Short or Long Term Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387726
-(518) 392-8599 (New York, USA)
Canaan Berkshires
Boston
5

A Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
A large group of us had a wonderful stay at the Berkshire Country Estate. From owner, house, region and even staff, everything was perfect:

1. We are a group of college friends from 20 years ago and our families. We started with 5 families (15 people) but ended 6 families (18 people). I was afraid we had to find another property. Owner Laurie was so gracious and accommodating that our large group was finally able to enjoy the beautiful place we were looking forward to. She and I had numerous phone and email exchanges to pan out details. I was truly impressed with her professionism as well as flexibility.

2. While owner unable to receive us due to other engagement, she made sure all details informed to us upon our arrival, even arranged her staff to give us a tour to the gigantic house (very much needed. :) ). After our arrival, she even emailed me right back when we needed directions and information regarding surrounding area

3. Needless to say, the house is gigantic :) . Owner was very considerate and arranged extra beds and towels for our large group. Inside of the house has everything to entertain adults and kids. Kitchen has utensils to cook and feed an army. We, a group of 18 only used a portion of them.:) Outside of the house is just as impressive. First day we arrived in afternoon, we couldn't wait and explored the beautiful foliage, trails and woods right at the property

4. Plus the region is as beautiful as it can be in Autumn. OOMS Conservation Area is 2 miles from the house. Its paradise setting made time freeze. Albany and Tanglewood are not far away for those in the group who had never been in the area. Wish we had more time to explore more.

some of us in the group hadn't seen each other since college, so the reunion was imaginably memorable. The owner, property and region added nothing but positive experience to the exciting occasion. It was a perfect time for all of us. Would love to go back when similar occasions rise again. Highly recommended. Thank you, Laurie.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jane,

I'm so happy to hear that you & yours enjoyed the Berkshire Country Estate! Please come back soon to visit:)

Warmest wishes,
Laurie
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Elegant Berkshire Country Estate for a Special Short or Long Term Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387726
-(518) 392-8599 (New York, USA)
Canaan Berkshires
5

Amazing Cycling Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We thought we would take this opportunity to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the Berkshire Estate. This estate has it all. Some of the highlights of the estate include; beautiful pool, separate building complete with table tennis, workout room, numerous fireplaces, beautiful bedrooms, games room with pinball, secluded location, and so many more amenities that they are impossible to list.
The entire estate is furnished with period pieces that very much add to the ambiance. The purpose for our visit to the region was primarily cycling but the Berkshire Estate is perfect for any large group looking for a pampered stay.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom and Helen,

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Berkshire Country Estate...and happy that the weather cooperated too!

Please let us know when you want to visit again!

Warmest wishes,
Laurie
business
Elegant Berkshire Country Estate for a Special Short or Long Term Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387726
-(518) 392-8599 (New York, USA)
Canaan Berkshires
5

Perfect family Holiday get away

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful Holiday stay at the Berkshire Country Estate. The lay out of the home was spacious but cozy at the same time, making it ideal for our family activities. It was truly the perfect setting for a relaxed family centric get away. The consensus was we are already looking forward to the opportunity to return next year.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Berkshire Country Estate!
Please let us know when you would like to return. You are very welcome:)
Warmest regards,
Laurie
Berkshire Country Estate, Proprietor
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Elegant Berkshire Country Estate for a Special Short or Long Term Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387726
-(518) 392-8599 (New York, USA)
Canaan Berkshires
Eastern Mass
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
We had an extended family group (14) with three generations stay at the house for an extra long weekend. Everyone had a great time. We played air hockey, pinball and charades inside, went walking on the trails and around the pond outside, and went to Jiminy Peak for skiing. The house was excellent, the grounds interesting and varied, and the location was nice. I highly recommend this house. Thanks Laurie.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Kevin,
It was a pleasure hosting you and yours at the Berkshire Country Estate!

Happy to hear that you had a nice vacation!

Look forward to seeing you again whenever you get the urge to visit the Berkshires:)

Warmest wishes,
Laurie
business
Elegant Berkshire Country Estate for a Special Short or Long Term Getaway!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387726
-(518) 392-8599 (New York, USA)
Canaan Berkshires
Connecticut
5

Wonderfu family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our very large family had a wonderful vacation at this gorgeous home. The house was sparkling clean and well stocked with everything we needed. We swam in the beautiful pool, hiked the many trails and cooked lots of meals in the huge kitchen. Laurie and Mark met us at check in and made us feel at home.
There was plenty to do both at the house and in the surrounding area for everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely getaway.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shelley.
We really enjoyed having you and your family as guests at the Berkshire Country Estate!

Hope to see you for another family vacation :)

Warmest regards,
Laurie & Mark

Map

Car: necessary

20 Minutes to Lenox MA and all the cultural attractions of the Berkshires including; Tangelwood(summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Shakespeare & Co., Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacobs Pillow Dance Center

etc.

In the winter enjoy local skiing at Bousquet, Jiminy/Brody, Butternut, Catamount or cross country and snow shoeing on your own property.

Wineries, apple picking, antiquing minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

From $625 Per night

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Amenities

Canaan Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Fireplace/sitting room
    Bedroom 2 - Fireplace/sitting room/library
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , sitting area,private entrance
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • 5 master bedrooms 3 ensuite with separate sitting/work/library rooms, fireplaces, soak & jacuzzi tubs, lots of closets
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Great privacy for 3 couple share....Wonderful for larger families

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