Sheffield House Rental Photos and Description
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.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Casey Meade
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
Why Casey Meade chose Sheffield
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.
What makes this house unique
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!