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Converted Barn on 120 Acres w/ Private Swimming Pond & All Amenities.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5+ Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

A bucolic summer retreat in the Berkshires, great for one or two families or just one person. Sitting out on the deck, you'll feel like you have the whole valley to yourself.

Inside this classic New England Barn converted to a home with all modern conveniences, the 24-ft. ceiling features original hand-cut beams. Sliding glass doors lead from the living area to the wraparound deck and splendid views across the valley. The kitchen comfortably seats 4; the dining area seats 10. The 2nd fl. has its own couch and chairs on a balcony that's open to the main room and mountain views. Next to the third-fl. Master BR is a rooftop cupola with 360º views.

Walk on our three large meadows or hike the wooded, hilly terrain. Stroll down the meadow to our private swimming pond (125' x 75' across, 10' deep), which is visible from the deck. Explore our old apple orchards and enjoy the wild blackberries as you hike to our trout stream, where rushing water is the only sound you'll hear.

Getting Wet: Swimming on the property is in our pond, which is about 100-150 feet long, 50-75 feet wide, and 9-12 feet deep in the middle. It’s located just a few minutes walk on a meadow path from the Barn, within view, at the bottom of the main meadow. There is no swimming pool. For beach swimming, boating and lake fishing, Cherry Plains State Park is very close by, with Queechy Lake in Canaan and Lake Pontoosuc in Lanesborough/Pittsfield each just a little farther away.

Staying Cool: Our air conditioners (all Q/double bedrooms), ceiling fan (main room) and other desktop fans are seldom used, since we catch a nice breeze coming up from the meadow. For the odd mid-summer cool evening, a cheery fire is perfect in either our stone fireplace or our wood burning stove.

Spreading Out: . FOR EXTRA LARGE GROUPS/FAMILIES, also inquire about available guest cottage .

More Details

Property Manager
Elissa
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Elissa

This has been in our family since we converted it into a house; we've had many multigenerational family gatherings here over the years. We love it and hope that you will, too.

Elissa purchased this barn in 1973

Why Elissa chose Berkshires

Some friends bought a place nearby and we feel in love with the area when we came to visit them.

What makes this barn unique

Nothing but starts, moon and the sound a tree peepers at night, and a magnificent view of the Berkshire mountains during the day. We're right near Jiminy Peak, but in a totally tranquil, secluded setting. The house is open and expansive and great for family gatherings. Oh, and there's a swing in the living room that will hold three adults.

Amenities

Lanesborough Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , with sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , with sink
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Cupola - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 72'x45' Cozy Double
    Balcony - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Regular Sofa
  • - Fully furnished. - Basic linens included. - Standard kitchen appliances include a dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, full-size stove/oven, microwave, toaster-oven, coffee-maker, dishes, glasses, pots and pans, silverware, etc. - Clothes Washer and Dryer in basement. - DSL (high-speed) wireless internet - Color TV with satellite TV receiver (like cable) - DVD/CD player and stereo.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Pets: No cats - owner allergic. One well-behaved dog per rental allowed. Swimming: There is no actual pool. Swimming is in our large pond, visible from the house and just a 1-2 minute walk away, at the bottom of the main meadow. Air-conditioning: one bedroom has an in-wall AC; the others have electric fans, but mountain breezes usually keep the house cool.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Converted Barn on 120 Acres w/ Private Swimming Pond & All Amenities.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Eugene, OR, USA
5

Friendly home for family & friends

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time!

Hung out and cooked with family & friends, took walks in the countryside, jumped in the pond (very chilly in wintertime) and built a snow camel.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful roomy barn and great swimming pond.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. The bedrooms are roomy and the little cupola area was a good hideaway for my nephew who is 10. The kids also enjoyed a chair-swing in the main living area, and a hammock in the nearby screened-in gazebo. The barn has a lot of atmosphere and the main area is quite pleasant for sitting around. The swimming pond is beautiful and can be seen from the deck. The water was pleasant and we spent a lot of time relaxing down in and around the pond. The only criticism I have of the property is that there is a bit of a burnt smell in the barn, which might bother you if you are sensitive to such things. But I imagined that this could be cleared out with a vigorous fan and wide open windows. Overall, this place has many wonderful features and we hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking for a nice place where we could get-away as a family. We were looking for a place that would accommodate 10 adults and a couple of grandchildren under one roof and provide a place where we could relax and visit easily. This rental fulfilled all of our expectations. The open 1st floor plan allowed us to visit over meals as well as during relaxing time. We also took advantage of the spacious grounds with a little family tournament of lawn games. The house had tons of light with easy access to the deck and yard. All the essentials were provided and we had a great time. We took a couple of excursions to the Mt. Greylock / Pittsfield / smaller New Lebanon. All were within easy travel distances.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great space and land

  • 5 of 5

Barn is well laid out with everything you could need for a weekend in the country. Pond is great for swimming and cupola is awesome hideaway. Wrap around deck is perfect for hanging out while grilling on the lawn. One caveat: bring all your food! Once you are ensconced it's jarring to go into town for anything.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the barn. The house was well-stocked--we were able to do everything from bake a pie to cook lobsters, without bringing anything extra to the kitchen-- extremely clean, and beautifully set up for families. We had multiple generations, including toddlers, and everyone was comfortable and happy. The three bathrooms made sharing the space that much easier. The house is bright and open, and there are multiple places to sit and relax.

The physical setting is lovely, and very quiet. We spent a lot of time on the porch, which had beautiful views of the mountains. We took walks on the road and were also able to drive to several nice hikes and lakes that weren't too far, as well as taking trips to Williamstown, Mass MOCA and Pittsfield. There were also excellent farm stands nearby.

The owners were incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the process of booking the house. They left thoughtful and detailed directions for everything from how to use the stereo to how to get to local supermarkets. When we had an issue with the television, they responded immediately.

We highly recommend this property and would certainly go back to it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A Roomy Barn House and a Refreshing Farm Pond

  • 4 of 5

Our family's three generations spent a rare six days together at the converted barn in Stephentown and it was the perfect place for us! With room for all and privacy as well, lawns inviting ball games, board games in the evening, and a lovely farm pond inviting young and old for a swim, we hardly needed to go anywhere else. Anyone who loves getting back to nature would love this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Rensselaer (Albany)
Car: necessary

Weekly antiques auctions, public tennis courts, miniature golf, beach swimming, boating and alpine slides are all available within a 10-15 mile radius, at places such as Cherry Plains State Park, Jiminy Peak and Lake Pontoosic.

NEW YORK CITY and BOSTON are each about 150 miles away.

PITTSFIELD is about 15 miles away

WILLIAMSTOWN is about 20 miles away

LENOX/Tanglewood is about 24 miles

STOCKBRIDGE is about 27 miles away

GREAT BARRINGTON is about 34 miles away

NORTH ADAMS is about 35 miles away

BECKET is about 40 miles away

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Rates & Availability

Lanesborough Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$380
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Also:
- Rate includes: basic satellite TV service, DSL (high-speed) wi-fi, local phone service and lawn-mowing.
- Rate does not include: long-distance phone charges, electricity charges above $200, firewood: all charged back on an as-used basis.
- Security Deposit Required: $500
- Well-behaved dogs welcome - 1 per rental, with notice. Sorry, no cats - owner allergic.

$500 deposit refunded within 21 days of checkout barring any deductions made for damage or excessive cleaning/utility charges.

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