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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, plenty of room for two families or 3 bedrooms in Barn

A major update brings a state-of-the-art kitchen and mud room now with a combined dining room to this well known location. Plus, the laundry room has been moved upstairs and we refreshed all five bedrooms and the upstairs bathroom.

Long driveway leads to this private estate with meadows, woods, stream, pond and even a small pear and apple orchard, but you are still only minutes from downtown Great Barrington and 15 minutes from Tanglewood. 80 acres of fields and woodland along with modern amenities such as a private pool. Old world charm inside and out with gracious, large rooms to enjoy the quiet of the mountains when not swimming or taking in a concert. Wonderful stone patio with modern BBQ for evening cookouts or poolside cocktails. Large screened porch when the bugs are out. Washer and dryer in the house makes your stay an easy one. Great kitchen for entertaining or cooking for the family.

Nice mountain and forest views and plenty of trails for private walks. Owner's representative lives nearby should any special needs arise.

We have recently added a 55 inch TV (for videos or games - no cable or TV reception), rebuilt the driveway and repainted many of the rooms.

Off the beaten track, but a short ride to town: Set in the middle of a former 200 acre mink farm, you can put your daily life far behind you when you turn down our third of a mile driveway. Pool, great room and plenty of woods and streams for long quiet walks. While we have no cable TV channels there are many videos and DVDs and you can bring your own or rent downtown. Full wireless internet through almost the entire property.

There is a fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook a gourmet country feast.

More Details

Matthew Nemerson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Chinese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2017

About Matthew Nemerson

Owned by a three generation family partnership the Nemersons and Chertows of New Haven CT, Westport CT, Baltimore MD and Oakland CA we all welcome you our family compound and hope you enjoy the house and grounds as much as five generations of their families have.

Matthew Nemerson purchased this estate in 1986

Why Matthew Nemerson chose Berkshires

Built in 1927 by Lou and Beatrice Simkins of New York City - he a successful clothing and mink fur manufacturing on 57th Street - what started out as a simple weekend retreat during the 1930s expanded into a prosperous business raising mink and grey fox. In the 1960s the 130 acre estate with four buildings was sold to Reg Nettleton a professional mink rancher. He sold off half the land and ran the business until 1986 when we bought 40 original acres and then added another 40 over time. All remnants of the mink days have been removed by there are still the gracious land vistas and variety of trees and gardens that the Simkins planted during the 1930s and 1940s.

What makes this estate unique

Near downtown but totally private - a great place to get away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We look forward to welcoming our guests to the beautiful Berkshires. Please call us at 203 744-4454 if you have any questions about out house or the area.
Jun 2003
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Great Barrington Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , shower , New glass shower stall
    Main Floor - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Kids Room - 3 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Purple Room - 1 queen
    Taupe Room - 1 queen
    Peach Room - 2 twin/ single
    Yellow Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , High ceiling
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
3 queen, 3 twins, 1 twin bunk bed, 2 sleeper sofas. Private woods, stream, screened porch.


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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley - Hartford
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Edgremont Public
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Hudson NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 90 Exit 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
25 great places in Great Barrington
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Car: necessary

Easy access to all the Berkshire cultural amenities and the outstanding South County antique shops and many excellent and award winning dining experiences. Downtown Great Barrington has emerged as the retail center of the Berkshires with many specialty shops. An easy drive to Mass Moca in North Adams or the Clark in Williamstown.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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