|Property type||chateau / country house|
At an elevation of 300 feet above the valley, this house boasts one of the most inspiring and expansive views in all of the Berkshires. Private and secluded, the 42 acre parcel is nestled inside Bartholomew's Cobble, a 329 acre bird sanctuary with abundant walkways through fields of wild flowers and limestone outcroppings. Grab a blanket and a basket of goodies for a 5 minute hike to Hurlbert's Hill to enjoy a magnificent sunset with friends and your favorite spirits! Or you can enjoy the entertainment, shopping, and fine dining only 15 minutes away in Great Barrington.
With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this luxury home comfortably accommodates 8 people. The property includes a 4-bay garage with ample room to park your vehicles and recreational toys. Other amenities include, a full gym, satellite TV, surround sound music, a swimming pool with cabana, and beautiful gardens. Kitchen, pantry, bar, and great room designed for entertaining. You will not find a better place for getting away, slowing down, and relaxing. Come see and experience this fabulous mountain retreat.
Keywords: Totally Private and secluded, Spacious Country Home, Meadows, Mountain Vistas, Cobbles, Hiking Trails, River Walks, Canoeing,
My family recently returned from a long weekend at this property with two other families and we all had a great time. The owners answered all of our questions and were easily available if any thing came up. The house is great for entertaining, huge living space and kitchen with top appliances. We cooked all of our meals there (using veggies and herbs from their garden) The pool is great and the house is wired for music in all rooms and outside too! The property was clean and well maintained and well located. Easy car ride to boating, hiking, and Great Barrington.
The house is more beautiful than the pictures -- the view is breathtaking. The owners were fabulous. Always attentive, thoughtful, happy to help. We had great fun feeding the chickens and getting eggs every day. The pool was terrific and the house was spotless. Could not recommend the house more highly. And the location was amazing -- near Great Barrington, Norfolk, Canaan. Perfect house.
Large, comfortable house; everything in the VRBO description was not only accurate but understated. We found we could all have privacy (read naps, sleeping late) we wanted, yet could get together easily inside, around the pool, in the game area, etc. Our whole family, including two budding bird watchers, had a wonderful time. Comfortable rooms, great kitchen. It's in a one-of-a-kind location with truly spectacular views. And literally 10 minutes away from the "big city" of Great Barrington. And a five-minute drive to a brand new, humungous supermarket. Jessie is a pleasure to have as the owner, really helpful and responsive.
We stayed at this wonderful home for a week, on our honeymoon. Unusual for just two people to stay at this big beautiful home, but we are so glad we did. We explored the Berkshires each day, but were always so happy to return to the privacy of the house on the mountain.
The house is correctly described, and is big and roomy. The kitchen is great....the living space is great...and the master bathroom is amazing. The pool was awesome and, being just the two of us we were able to forego the wearing of bathing suits. The privacy is absolute, yet the views go on for miles.
Ell is an absolute sweetheart, and left us fresh eggs and produce from the garden several times. Jess is great fun, was available at a moment's notice for any need, and even treated us to a special experience as well. Such nice, friendly people...yet our privacy and space were never compromised.
Highly recommended!! We are so glad we choose Monarch Hill!
Our family has stayed here two times now (sharing with other families), and it's even prettier than the pictures. The views are gorgeous, the owners friendly and helpful, and the house spacious and beautifully appointed. The game room (pool table, foosball) is an ideal after-dinner destination for kids and adults--as is the pool. We also enjoyed the multiple patios and outdoor dining spots. A beautiful home.
My wife and I, along with our three young boys, rented this house for a portion of last summer as well as the fall and winter. The house immediately felt like a home to us. I have read the other reviews and they accurately portray the many positives. I would emphasize that the owners are terrific and that this made a big difference in the quality of our stay. We have rented other houses and have become accustomed to the inevitable 'negative surprise.' At this house there were also surprises, but they were all pleasant ones. If issues arose, Jesse was there within minutes to fix them. The location of the house is ideal: close to both Great Barrington and Lakeville, and directly bordering Reservation trails. We would return to this house and would highly recommend it, whether for groups, couples or families.
'Arial Sight Seeing', 'Twin Lakes' 5 Min, 'Lime Rock Race track', 'Berkshire School, Hotchkiss School, Salisbury School, and Indian Mountain Schools' all within 15 Min, 'Ski Resorts: 'Butternut Basin and Catamount', 'Summer Catamount Adventure Park', Great Barrington for fine Dining and Entertainment , Lakeville Ct for fine Dinning, Norfolk Ct ' Infinity Hall' great live entertainment ! all within 15 min, NY City 2 Hr, Boston 2.5 Hr