THE PERFECT BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN ESCAPE WITH AN EPIC VIEW AND DIRECT TRAIL ACCESS

Casey Meade

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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THE PERFECT BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN ESCAPE WITH AN EPIC VIEW AND DIRECT TRAIL ACCESS

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Enjoy comfort and seclusion on the slopes of Race Mountain for up to 15 people..

The Race Mountain House is set high on the slopes of the Taconic Mountains in Southern Berkshire County. Large, east-facing windows look out over a sweeping view of the Housatonic River Valley. In the early hours, the house floods with warm morning light and sunrises are spectacular. The inviting, creative design invokes a feeling of true retreat and relaxation, equally appropriate for an intimate getaway or a large group gathering. Enjoy direct access to world class hiking and a short drive to close-by Great Barrington and the attractions of the Berkshires.

The open floor plan centers on a great room, with cathedral ceilings, large fireplace, sunken seating area, and generous windows facing the eastern views. Reclining sofas are just asking to be lounged on in front of a crackling fire. The well-appointed kitchen easily accommodates the hustle and bustle of preparing meals for large gatherings- we’ve had a wonderful time testing that out! The dining table seats 10.

Four bright, comfortably furnished bedrooms offer flexible sleeping options. 3 of the rooms can be configured with a king bed or two twins. Crisp bedding and uncluttered spaces allow for a deeply relaxing night of sleep. Three full bathrooms, including one with a luxurious Japanese-style cedar soaking tub, all have tile floors and thoughtful lighting.

Special touches are sprinkled throughout the house, from the family-heirloom Steinway piano to the handmade copper chandelier above the dining table. Perhaps best of all, climb a ladder, treehouse-style, from the airy common area on the second floor to reach the loft. Wall-to-wall cushions invite cuddling, movie watching or the creation of an imaginary kid’s fort. Two decks, one on each level, and a screened porch provide space to entertain in the fresh air or to look out at the stars.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Casey Meade

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Race Brook Lodge is the Berkshires' most interesting Chintz-Free rustic mountain escape. We have 30 rooms and host all kinds of workshops and retreats, weddings, community celebrations and other gatherings. We also have an organic farm and outdoor education center where we grow food for our restaurant, The Stagecoach Tavern and host workshops in Permaculture Design, Natural Building and Organic Agriculture. The Race Mountain House is the newest addition to our family and we are very excited to welcome you here!

Casey Meade purchased this house in 2013

This is a sacred piece of land... sitting on the side of Mt. Race and surrounded by protected public land and Nature Conservancy reserves. It borders our B&B, Race Brook Lodge and our fledgeling organic farm where we grow food for The Stagecoach Tavern.

The house is very spacious and comfortable and the view is truly epic. There is direct access to great hiking trails to Race Falls, Mt. Race, Mt. Everett, Guilder Pond, and Sage's Ravine. It's also very close to Great Barrington and Catamount Ski Area. And you'll love the large Japanese soaking tub!

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access
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Sheffield Berkshires
brooklyn
5

SPACIOUS, CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
My stay the mountain escape was delightful. Our host was extremely communicative and accommodating. The views and trails were breathtaking and it is just a short ride from Great Barrington. If you need an escape from the city for the weekend, or a place to work for a week - this is a great option. Recommended highly.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • 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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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p512619vb
+1 4137177476
Sheffield Berkshires
Brooklyn, NY
5

PERFECT GETAWAY/ARTIST'S RETREAT

Perfect Getaway/Artist's Retreat
  • 5 of 5
Our experience with Casey and Dave at the Racebrook Lodge has been perfect each time, its our "home away from home". This house is their most recent addition and it is the GEM of the property. Absolutely gorgeous interior, complete with fireplace, decks, beautiful piano, spacious kitchen, and tons of rooms with beautiful views. Extremely comfortable and "homey", but also luxurious. We were so inspired while staying, we wrote a song on the piano. Perfect for an artistic retreat or getaway with family and friends. We can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access
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Sheffield Berkshires
5

PRESIDENT'S WEEKEND 2014

President's weekend 2014
  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the Mountain house! We had 3 families totaling 14 people and we never felt like it was to crowded. The bedrooms are a nice size and the beds are very comfortable! The views are amazing! Casey got back to us quickly when we needed something. Kitchen is well stocked with quality cookware. We would definitely go back again!
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access
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Sheffield Berkshires
5

A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, AMAZING LOCATION, GREAT VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
Spacious and open, with a lot of natural light, the home has a zen and tranquil quality that you feel the moment you walk in. The house rests on top of a hill, with a wonderful view. I enjoyed walking the property, the brook is lovely! Overall, a great experience, highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access
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Sheffield Berkshires
5

BERKSHIRES GEM!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough lovely things about this magical mountain house! It's the perfect place for a family getaway, or a weekend with good friends. The fireplace is beautiful and the floor plan is great for large gatherings. The view from the decks (upstairs and downstairs!) are also not to be missed. There are great hiking trails all around the house and it's very quiet at night for city dwellers looking for a nature escape.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p512619vb
+1 4137177476
Sheffield Berkshires
Brooklyn
5

SPACIOUS WITH AMAZING VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
This house is so beautiful and sits on a mountain making waking up here a dream. The listing description was accurate, property well maintained and our host was very accommodating. We enjoyed hiking and a trip into Great Barrington which is the coolest New England town I've ever been to. I would definitely recommend this house to friends and family. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Wassaic, Metro North Harlem Line
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Twin Lakes, CT
Nearest Barpub
Stagecoach Tavern
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Catamount
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
The Stagecoach Tavern
Car: necessary

The Berkshires are known as 'America's Premier Cultural Resort', and Race Brook is a short, scenic drive from the best of the area's attractions. Enjoy music at Tanglewood, a stroll at the Botanical Gardens, dance at Jacob's pillow, and all the natural riches of the most rural, mountainous area of Massachusetts. In the winter, enjoy nearby skiing and snowshowing. Great Barrington, the hub of south county, is just a short drive away. Billed as the 'best small town in America' by Smithsonian magazine, GB is a vibrant, bustling community brimming with boutiques, entertainment options, outdoor spaces, and friendly local characters.

Set on an 85 acre property, the Race Mountain House is surrounded by forest. Head out the back door for an incredible network of hiking trails; the Appalachian trail is right nearby and a short hike leads to Race Brook Falls. Though the Mountain House is set back privately, our affiliation with Race Brook Lodge, just down the hill, provides guests with easy access to a swimming pool and other hotel amenities, while the adjacent Stagecoach tavern offers a great nearby option for fine dining.

Vibrant gatherings, workshops, and classes occur in Race Brook Lodge’s unique gathering spaces and on the permaculture-based Race Brook Farm.

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 30 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$800
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
$4,000
 
 
Fall Foliage
Oct 6 2014 - Nov 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
$800
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Pet Fee $100.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • upper bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Bathroom - toilet , shower
    South Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is attached to the South bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms, including 2 showers, 1 bath, and 1 large wooden Japanese soaking tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • East Room - 1 queen , Direct outdoor deck access with view
    West Room - 1 queen , cozy private room
    South Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Choice of King or 2 twins, bathroom, great light and view
    North Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Choice of King or 2 twins, Epic View!
  • The South Room, on the main floor has its own bathroom. The other 3 bedrooms on the upper floor share a bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • fishing
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