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Shingle style, Timber Frame, Berkshire Cottage beside babbling brook

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6- 8

Colesbrook Manor is a timber frame, shingle-style cottage. A true retreat destination in and of itself anytime of the year. Berkshire seclusion 2 miles off Route 8. 30 acre estate with babbling brook. Cobblestone terrace, two screen porches. Delightful & relaxing level 1/2 mile walk along brook to large untouched lake. Elevation 1500 ft. 10 minutes to Jacob's Pillow, 30 minutes to Tanglewood. Appalachian Trail nearby

Andy Inganni
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

About Andy Inganni

I am tbe designer and builder of Colesbrook Manor. The houuae is bulit from the trees on the lot that I har eated.

Why Andy Inganni chose Berkshires

Coles Brook is a deligbtful Berkshire stream, completely secluded

What makes this estate unique

Peaceful property, embracing home


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bradley/Hartford CT
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Dream Away Lodge
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Mass Pike/Exit 2
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Dream Away Lodge
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Otis Ridge
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Center Pond, Becket

Hiking, skiing, arts, and theater


Washington Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • Please bring your own towels and paper products.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Please provide your own linens. There are lots of pillows, but someone might want to bring there own favorite one.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 queens, 2 twins, 1 full futon sleeper couch. Canoe; jacuzzi; sauna;.


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Shingle style, Timber Frame, Berkshire Cottage beside babbling brook
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews

Excellent private location

  • 4 of 5

Loved being in such a remote inviting environment!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Andy is a lovely man. We will be back for sure

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Time in the Berkshires

  • 4 of 5

Colesbrook Manor is an absolutely charming destination. Andy was a wonderful host, happy to share his paradise with us. We loved the tour of the property and house, so many hidden treasures. My favorite activity was drinking coffee and sitting on the patio in the early morning watching the birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds visit the gardens, it was so peaceful. There are porches off 2 of the bedrooms where you can sit and listen to the brook. The quiet is bliss. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. We loved our stay and would recommend the house as a vacation stop.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway for R&R could use a little TLC

  • 3 of 5

First off, why only 3.5 stars?

On our first night we saw a mouse (or mice, we couldn't tell if it was the same one or more than one) run across the kitchen floor a few times. With a few people unaccustomed to more rustic living, there was a lot of comedic shrieking. When I contacted Andy to see if he had traps we could set, he was deeply apologetic and said he had bait and poison set out but didn't have traps on the property. We enjoyed the rest of our weekend, but we did spot some mouse droppings on the floor, in a drawer with ziploc bags and plastic wrap, and on the kitchen table we'd eaten off of. We saw the mouse/mice again on Saturday night and while there were less shouts, it still made a few people squirmy.

Other than that, the soap in one of the bathrooms was a bit weathered with cracks, the kitchen floor could use a good scrubbing, and the bathroom shower could use a spray-down with bleach.

But the 3.5 stars are full of what we loved:

Being unplugged -- For our bachelorette party of 7 women, this was a great house to disconnect from our reliance on daily technology and connect with each other and our esteemed bride-to-be. We enjoyed the board games we brought, grilling, sitting in front of the wood fire outside, and taking a nature walk.

Nature -- From hummingbirds on flowers around the house to mushrooms growing in the woods to listening to the sounds of rain in the morning, we fully appreciated soaking up some fresh air.

Andy -- Quick to respond, pleasant to communicate with, and friendly when we chatted upon our departure. Also, the many notes throughout the house were helpful reminders like wearing slippers inside, where to find firewood, where to place cell phone for best reception, what not to touch, how to turn lights on -- all reminders that someone does indeed live here in between guests.

The architecture -- A lovely house with so many built-in shelves, 43 (yes, we counted) chairs and options to sit, exposed beams, tables, cupboards, asparagus mirror and leg lamp (how has no one mentioned these in reviews -- they were our favorite part!) the sauna, it's a sight to behold.

Location to Becket Beach -- A short, 10-minute drive to the lake was perfect for our kayak, swimming, and soaking up the sun. The beach is all sand, no mucky sludge, and clear to the bottom.

The beds -- While one twin bed has a severe case of the squeaks, everyone still commented about how great they slept.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene and Beautiful Getaway in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

My dearest friends and I wanted to get away from the world for a weekend, and Colesbrook Manor was just the place! As soon as we walked in the door we had a cozy feeling of being home. Andy has taken such great care in building a beautiful, warm, and peaceful oasis on this beautiful piece of property. We were truly delighted to sit by the fire, play music, and share a bottle of wine. We enjoyed exploring the trails and creek located right out the back door, as well as stargazing at night.

The beds were cozy and the sauna was a treat, especially after taking a walk in the snow on Saturday.

If you visit, check out the Dream Away Lodge (open seasonally from around April to Thanksgiving) for delicious food, a quirky atmosphere, and excellent music. However, we were happy that we bought groceries because we did not want to leave the house on Saturday.

Andy, Thank you for being such an accommodating host and for building such a lovely home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. Manifesting, building a sense of place, in our environments is somwthinf we can all do everyday. Oasis is the key goal
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Beautiful house in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with family at Andy's amazing Berkshires house, situated in view of a pond through the trees. State park with trails down the road, but also lots of great walks nearby and with some patience in late afternoon, you might see the pair of beavers come out of their lodge and swim around the pond like we did. Andy also has a canoe and kayak, but we'll do that next trip. Too relaxed on the patio and busy in his well-equipped kitchen cooking up some meals for everyone. He had fridge and closets empty for us and we felt right at home - comfy beds and furniture, plus lots of porches and indoor garden with available herbs! Andy is nearby if you have questions. You'll get the answers and some great stories about how he built the house, one of a kind, that is worth the trip from anywhere.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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