BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED OLD COLONIAL IN SECLUDED BERKSHIRES

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Sara Matson

Speaks english, dutch
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED OLD COLONIAL IN SECLUDED BERKSHIRES

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Six + Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms And Beautiful Lawn Close To Everything!

How about bringing your family here for a relaxed Thanksgiving? Come in the beautiful Fall, or for a week of cross-country skiing!!! Beautiful, rambling 1790's farmhouse with plenty of rooms to get away from it all but close enough for all that the Cultural Berkshires has to offer! There are three bedrooms with queen and king sized beds and three bedrooms with single beds. Study on ground floor includes a fold-out couch for unexpected guests. One bedroom includes en-suite full bath. Second bathroom includes walk-in double shower and old fashioned bathtub for the rest of the upstairs guests. Ground floor also has a half bath.

The Snow House amenities include a washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, lawn mowing/snow plowing service, abundant parking, fans (for the occasional very warm night) are available for every bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a screened-in porch with wicker furniture for the cocktail hour. There is also a patio (with furniture) for morning breakfast, or the evening barbecue.

This house is full of light. The road is quiet even in mid summer (we do get the occasional rattle of a car or truck going by) but you will have guaranteed tranquility!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered

Sara Matson

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Speaks english, dutch
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This is our family home which we purchased to be near our extended family who have been in the area for nearly forty years.

We are a trans-Atlantic family, having lived in Europe for many years as well. If it's of interest, we speak Dutch too.

Sara Matson purchased this house in 2000

This house was on and off the market for years before we bought it and renovated it. It has a long and interesting history too. The house was built, we are fairly certain, in 1790 and has had just one major addition to it since then. Unfortunately the barn collapsed probably in the mid-1990's. This was a cattle farm with a large apple orchard (the oldest trees still visible by the neighbors across the road) and originally had hundreds of acres, like its sister farm, 'Canterbury Farms' at the end of the road. The original owners were the Snow Family, of whom the road is named. We call it the Snow House for that reason.

In our renovation work ten years ago we sought to retain the flavor of an old farmhouse but with modern conveniences. We are on top of Wadsworth Hill. As you drive up the road you will notice that just as the hill begins to level off you have reached our house. In summer the trees have begun to block the view, but still there is a magnificent feeling of being on top of the hill and here you will always catch the best breezes. For this reason, it is rarely ever 'hot'.

The house is quite secluded but wonderfully close to everything that the Berkshires has to offer for both winter and summer visitors.

You can be busy with everything that the Berkshires has to offer, or just spend the day with a good book, lying out on the lawn, or on our screened in porch and its view of our two hundred year old maple trees.

If cooking and family mealtimes are your favorite things to do, our kitchen is a dream. Gather around for a big family meal, by the living room fireplace or in the kitchen.

You will want to come back next year!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial In Secluded Berkshires
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Becket Berkshires
5

Wonderful family weekend!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
A group of 3 families as well as my own stayed here late winter and we were more than impressed by the size and beauty of the VERY spacious home! We had small children and they loved exploring the house plus there was so much room we never felt on top of each other. The kitchen was well stocked with multiple dining areas, along with the rest of home providing mire than enough space. We only wish we had gone (or will return) in warmer weather as we wanted to explore the beautiful outdoor grounds as well.

There is no television (but is high speed Internet) but nobody minded. One above and beyond A PLUS was the upstairs bathroom and spa style shower! Unreal! The rooms were all very spacious and the owners were very accommodating with our family needs. We will return for sure (probably in the fall)!
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Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial In Secluded Berkshires
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Becket Berkshires
5

Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My family of 6 adults (+dog) used Sara's beautiful house over Thanksgiving. My sister and her husband are in NYC, the rest of us in Boston, so we decided to meet half way.

The description of the property is very accurate, and we are all very comfortable over the long weekend. There is plenty of space for large groups to spread out without tripping over each other. Kitchen was perfect for Thanksgiving, having all the tools we needed, and easy to have several chefs working at once. We really enjoyed having the two fireplaces, and there was plenty of space for the dog to run around outside. It's always astonishing to me as a city dweller getting out somewhere dark and seeing all the stars.

Sara was very helpful answering questions, gave very clear instructions (directions, how to light stove etc), and was flexible about adding an extra night. The snow house would be perfect for basically any kind of group looking for some peace and quiet.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial In Secluded Berkshires
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617 4701847
Becket Berkshires
Brooklyn, NY
5

Wonderful, family friendly house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had a wonderful time in the house for a three day weekend with 3 families with kids (16 months to 11 years old). It has plenty of space, a great fireplace, a modern kitchen and rustic charm. There's also a great little trail right behind the house for exploring the woods and pond for finding frogs. The owner is a pleasure to interact with and very accommodating. We will definitely be back.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial In Secluded Berkshires
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617 4701847
Becket Berkshires
Brooklyn NY
5

Gorgeous property, wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We spent two summer weeks at this lovely house with another family and only wished we could have stayed longer. Having chosen it sight unseen (from VRBO) we weren't sure what to expect, and were absolutely thrilled with every part of our stay. The house is large and well laid out; the kitchen is much better stocked than the usual rental; the indoor spaces are large and comfortable; the beautiful garden is enormous (blueberries!); and the location is private and quite while also very close to many excellent venues such as Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, The Mount, Shakespeare and Co., etc. The owner was available and prompt in dealing with any small issues that arose. We had a perfect vacation here and hope very much to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Beautifully Renovated Old Colonial In Secluded Berkshires
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Becket Berkshires
Massachusetts
5

Beautiful, charming, perfect house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We rented the Snow House for a family reunion: Five adult couples, no kids. It was absolutely perfect for us. The house was clean, comfortable, well maintained, and very spacious; plenty of room for us to spread out and spend as much time together or apart as we wished. The decor is tasteful and welcoming -- neither fancy nor shabby, but just right for a country retreat that has been lovingly and thoughtfully renovated. The pictures do not do the house justice, as it's difficult to gauge the scale and ambiance from a photo. Beautiful grounds. Well-equipped kitchen. Lots of good books on the shelves. An excellent location for exploring the Berkshires. We had a magical time reconnecting in this rambling, comfortable old house: Talking, hiking, visiting museums, swimming, cooking together, relaxing, playing games... I would highly recommend this very special property, and I hope we'll have the opportunity to return!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Amtrak, Springfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Center Pond
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bosquet
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Dreamaway Lodge
Car: necessary

We are just up the road from Canterbury Farms Cross Country Ski Resort and their well groomed, 200+ acres of trails. Just outside of Pittsfield is Bosquet Family (Downhill Ski) and a little further north is the nationally recognized Jiminy Peak, with its state-of-the-art snowmaking! For winter hiking we are very near many official hiking trails.

For Summer Fun: We are next door to the world renowned Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival and Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer residence. Massachusetts Museum for Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) is in nearby North Adams; Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge and Edith Wharton’s House in Lenox. There is Shakespeare and Company Theatre Festival in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. There is the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Clark Museum in Williamstown and of course the fascinating Hancock Shaker Village outside of Pittsfield. Closer to home is the Appalachian Trial, Center Pond our local swimming spot and the Becket Arts Center, which offers classes and local exhibitions all summer long.

All year long: We are close to the picturesque town of Lee, and their Prime Outlets Shoppping Mall. Lee has a good library with free Wi-Fi, there area few cafes, hardware stores and supermarkets. We are also close to the small city of Pittsfield, the towns of Stockbridge, Lenox and Great Barrington with easy driving distance. Outside of Pittsfield is the Berkshire Mall that has everything from a Sears to a movie theatre.

We are two and a half hours from downtown Boston and three hours from downtown New York City.

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Availability & Rates

Becket House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
May 23 2014 - Oct 1 2014
$300
6 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$250
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Notes From Memorial Day to Labor Day there is a SIX NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Becket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , On ground floor: half bath includes toilet and sink.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks and double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom with master bedroom. Double sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms with front/eastern views of road and sunrise. One bedroom with lawn and patio views and attached bathroom, two sinks and walk-in shower. Other bedrooms share large bathroom with double sink and double walk-in shower on same floor Closet in most bedrooms. Chest of drawers in most bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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