About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Amenities include: 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths - sleeps 8: Screen-in porch with seating, dining and a sleeper bed, window unit AC for living room and all bedrooms, high end kitchen appliances, Beautiful Views, charcoal grill and outdoor fire pit with seating, wood-burning fireplace, decent cell service for most carriers, wifi cable internet, new SmartTV with Apple TV and access to all your own subscription TV Channels, washer/dryer... fully furnished with gorgeous high end linens.
This property situated in the heart of the glorious Berkshire Mountains is New England charm at its best. Located just minutes of Tangelwood, Shakespeare and Co, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theatre Festival, shopping in darling downtown West Stockbridge with festivals, fine dining and countless other Berkshire attractions, this home is your best bet for a Berkshire getaway. Available year round, Silvernail Farm, built in 1825 and sitting on five acres, is perfect for a family with children, or families traveling together. The gorgeous sweeping views from the back yard and kitchen window are breathtaking. There is an ample yard for running plus a brand new (built in 2017) screened-in porch with dining, seating and a sleeper!
The main floor has an easy open flow...
The eat-in kitchen is well-equipped with high-end appliances and all the gadgets one needs to make an elaborate meal. There is fantastic kitchen storage with prep areas and the views from the kitchen window - of rolling hills, changing fall color, drifting snow, or your children frolicking and playing tag in the large yard - is fabulous! The dining room, with a wood-burning fireplace, has seating for ten and lounge seating for several. There are toys, games, and books for children, cable Wifi (thru Spectrum) and although there is not cable tv channels - there is a Smart TV in the living room with AppleTV and access to all of your own subscription channels. There is also a full sized daybed located in the living room. The third bathroom, with shower, is located on the ground floor, near the kitchen and Laundry room - perfect for children to shower while you make dinner...
Upstairs this 3 bedroom home has a master suite with a queen-sized bed and its own full bath with tub/shower combination. There are two other guest rooms each with two sets of twin beds, which can be set up as king beds with enough notice to do so. The two guest rooms share a second bathroom also with a tub/shower combination. Both bathrooms have good storage and are well-maintained. All sheets and towels are all luxurious, high thread-count 100% cotton, and the beds all have fluffy down comforters.
The Berkshires is known for its wonderful shopping, restaurants, galleries, live theater, hiking trails, swimming holes, and ski resorts. We pretty much have it all here and West Stockbridge is central to all of these activities and more. Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow as well as many wonderful museums are all within a shirt drive through the most stunning roadways in the Northeast. This home provides a wide array of cultural recommendations as well as a thorough home-information packet.
Heat allowance cap applies to all winter bookings. NO smoking and well behaved pets are considered with a $150 pet fee. Final cleaning fee of $150-$200 will apply to each reservation.
NO Smoking and please inquire about non-shedding docile pets.
-E-check is our recommended payment method through VRBO as it has no processing fee.
-Credit Card Fee: Renter is responsible for any/all credit cards fees when renting directly through VRBO website. There is only a 3% transaction fee applied for each credit card transaction. In some instances, an additional 2% international surcharge may apply for credit cards issued outside of United States.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The rental payment is non-refundable. However, if the Tenant is unable to use the Premises as stated, Berkshire Rental Properties agrees to make a reasonable attempt to lease the home on Tenant's behalf and shall rebate to Tenant the net amount of rental received by Homeowner, less a 15% re-booking fee.
Keywords: House, Berkshire farmhouse, views, screened in porch, West Stockbridge, wifi, family, Tanglewood
Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties
Hello! I am Claudia Laslie, owner and creator of Berkshire Rental Properties, specializing in both long and short term vacation rentals, throughout the Southern Berkshires, since 2005. My role is to act as liaison between renter and homeowner and to assist the owner in preparing their rental so that renters have a wonderful experience and want to return to the Berkshires again and again. I moved to Great Barrington in 2003 along with my two children who were quite young at the time. Looking to supplement my income, I would clean my house top to bottom, pack my kids into their car seats, and rent out my house for weekends. In talking about it with friends, one thing lead to another and before long I was helping others to do the same! My company has come a long way from those early vacation rental pioneering days... thank goodness. BRP provides seasoned guidance to both homeowners as they prepare their homes as well as to potential renters to help them find the best property that fits their needs. I also assist with long term rentals, both furnished and unfurnished. I am a licensed MA real estate broker represented by Lance Vermeulen Real Estate Inc. If are ready to think about buying your first home, down-sizing your current, looking for an investment property (my specialty!) or finding that second home, I'd be happy to discuss your goals with you and go see some properties! The Mission: Berkshire Rental Properties aspires to deliver clean well-prepared homes, through honest advertising, to the mutual satisfaction of both homeowner and guest, by making meaningful connections. Berkshire Rental Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Home Creative LLC.
Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties purchased this House in 2003
Why Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties chose West Stockbridge
I love this property for several reasons: location is delightfully rural while still being close to the center of West Stockbridge and all major Berkshire events. The owners added a beautiful screened in porch (2017) which takes this property to a new level! The home is a classic New England Farmhouse with charm charm charm + lovely and comforting touches like high thread-count linens and updated appliances!
What makes this House unique
Close to trendy West Stockbridge in quiet pastoral location. Check out Six Depot Coffee, Rouge, the farmers market and Sandy Klempner Antiques!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Home Away From Home
My fiancé, 18 month old son and I had the pleasure of spending a month in this home between September and October, truly making this our home away from home. The location of the house was perfect for our needs. Close enough to the towns with plenty of activity, such as Great Barrington and Lenox but far enough away that we felt as though we had our space. West Stockbridge is a quiet town, which is one of the reasons we chose this location. We frequented No 6 Depot (great coffee and lunch items) but mainly went into GB for dinners, hikes, etc. It ends up being about a 20 minute drive so we were able to go back and forth easily. Stockbridge is even closer for museums like Norman Rockwell and Chesterwood.
The home itself was up to date where it counted but has a rustic feel to it which was appropriate considering the age of the home. If you are looking for a completely modern experience, this isn't the place for you. The house has a ton of character from the beautiful beams to the old doors and handles. Coming from South Florida where everything is "new" it was a welcomed change.
My fiancé is a former chef and the kitchen was right on point from the stove to the supplies provided. I think he cooked more in that month than the rest of the year combined! Our son loved the amount of property outside - he was given the chance to run around, play in the leaves, sandbox and a few times he took on the slide.
I was able to work from the house and never had issues with the wifi or phone service.
The views from the home are so serene; we even had a day where we had a picture perfect view of a rainbow over the mountain just before sunset. We are kind of wimps with cold weather but we did have one or two nights where we braved it for some fantastic star gazing on the hammock!
The only "issues" we had was that some of the furniture needed a bit of sprucing up, which sounds like is being done this year. Any other issue that arose was responsed to right away by Claudia's team but we didn't encounter anything major over the course of the month that wasn't livable.
My family is so excited to return next fall!
Just finished a week with my husband and teenage sons in this lovely Berkshires home. Gorgeous views from each and every window. Decorated with contemporary aesthetic art work, comfortable furnishings, lovely bedrooms and well-equipped kitchen. Used the outdoor grill and fire pit which were both nicely supplied with all the necessary materials. Easy accessibility to Tanglewood, Stockbridge, Lenox and all our favorite swimming places. One of the nicest summer homes we have ever rented.
What a wonderful week at Silvernail Farm!
The house is a traditional farmhouse with expected upgrades, very well appointed with a fully stocked cook's kitchen and Viking stove. There are plenty of blankets, games, and books for reading and relaxing. We loved our time in the hammock enjoying the warm sunshine, and the views of the rolling farms around the house are gorgeous. The location can't be beat, minutes from West Stockbridge with access to everything the Berkshires has to offer. It truly is a wonderful place to "get away from it all" and relax and recharge.
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. You were perfect guests and are welcome to come back anytime!
Already making plans to return! :)
We spent two weeks at Silvernail Farm with our 5 yr old and 3 yr old and made some memories that we will not soon forget! This home is beautifully decorated, comfortable, welcoming, spotless, and really well set up for a family with children (e.g. outdoor play toys, a game closet full of puzzles and board games, a chest full of kids' DVDs). My most favorite things about this house is the large rectangular window right above the kitchen sink that provides a panoramic view of the beautiful scenery, and the hammock in the yard. The children played outside all day in the sandbox, the play structure, and on the tree swings. We used the grill to make dinner, and took advantage of the few rainy days to watch movies as a family. The house is extremely well situated to all the wonderful amenities of the Berkshires. We were able to attend multiple concerts at Tanglewood, as well as a show at Jacob's Pillow, and the Clark Art Institute. This house is a gem, and we are already making plans to return this Fall and next summer!
Silvernail is a DREAM of a house to get away to!!!
We saw the images online and the communication with the owner and the rep was really informative and smooth so we decided to take the house for a week in July. We are doing a gut renovation on our kitchen all summer so we were really excited to have a great big kitchen to work with. Upon arrival we were blown away by the land around the house. Even better than the pictures. The kids were DELIGHTED, immediately running to the tree swings. The house is gorgeous inside and out with most every amenity you would need. The interior is clean and spacious and the kitchen is awesome with the nice Viking range. We loved the decor, very tasteful. We were actually enamored by the gorgeous well maintained original wood floors upstairs and the newer ones downstairs. In our 1909 house a lot of the wood creaks especially on stairs and it drives us crazy. At Silvernail, we could walk around at night with the kids fast asleep and not one creak. A very quality built house.
The area is really pretty and its easy to get around to everything around the Berkshires. We would load up the kids and go find a lake or pond or swimming hole every day to frolic in. We would then drive a longer distance so the kids could have a nice nap in the car. We hit Mass MoCA, Normal Rockwell, Kids Museum in Pittsfield, Bash Bish Falls, Shaker Village (which was awesome) and all the surrounding towns. It was just a great week for us. i even taught my son how to ride his bike on the driveway of Silvernail! We will stay here again I am sure of it! We had fun at the house and everywhere else!
It was a pleasure having you at Silvernail and I hope you decide to return again. Thank you for the lovely review.
Claudia - Berkshire Rental Properties :)
so close to Six Depot and other fun West Stockbridge venues! Quiet location :)
Rates & Availability
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Signed lease agreement alongside VRBO booking is required Renter is responsible for any/all credit cards fees when renting directly through VRBO. Credit card fees are 3% for cards issued in the United States and 5% for cards issued issues outside the us. eChecks (electronic checks) with free processing are available for domestic U.S. banks only. All renters will be required to sign a lease agreement specific to the property, outside of VRBO.