House, 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths
Rick & Ronda
About Rick & Ronda
We purchased this home so we could enjoy the beautiful Berkshires together as a family in a clean, comfortable & care free environment. It is a place where we go to 'get away' and be together with few distractions. We are a skiing family and live on the coast therefore do not use the house in the summer and would like to offer it to someone who appreciates the area and the relaxed atmosphere the house and area offer.
Rick & Ronda purchased this House in 2003
Why Rick & Ronda chose New Lebanon
The house is 2.5 hours from both NYC and Boston. It also is just 10 minutes from Jiminy Peak Resort which is terrific place to visit in the summer. Also close to Great Barrington, Southern Vermont, Chatham and Tanglewood. The areas wonderful day trips are endless in all directions.
What makes this House unique
You will find our home to clean and comfortable and an all around great place to vacation.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
no exceptions please
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Tenant is not authorized to use the Hot tub located on the Premises. Tenant acknowledges and agrees that in the event of Tenant’s unauthorized use of
the Hot tub, Landlord shall have the right to terminate this Lease Agreement upon written notice, in which event Tenant shall forfeit the
Security Deposit and shall make payment to Landlord of any additional expenses incurred by Landlord as a result of said unauthorized use.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
I have rented several properties in the Berkshires, all previously on the MA side. This house and it’s view wins hands down! Frankly, I would’ve been content just looking out the window or sitting on the screen porch all week — the view is that stunning! The house is very comfortable and Rick the owner proved 100% communicative from start to finish. The location is definitely rural and best if you don’t mind driving a little to towns like Stockbridge, Lenox, Lee and Pittsfield (I went to all). It’s about 45 mins to the Albany airport. There’s a riding stable very close by. Local Farmer’s market on Sunday. A few flea markets, too. I hope to rent this house again!
Beautiful, peaceful Berkshires stay
We had a wonderful week in the Berkshires. The house was exactly as shown in the photos; Immaculately kept and comfortable. We absolutely loved the views out the back of the house: extraordinarily green and rolling hills. Rick is a wonderful host, responsive and helpful. The house is really well located, almost everything we wanted to do was about 20 minutes away. A great location to get our first taste of summer in the Berkshires. We will definitely be back.
Perfect Vacation Rental
We stayed here for 10 days and used it as our base for enjoying the myriad cultural offerings of the Berkshires. It worked out tremendously well. The house is perfect. Very quiet and secluded, but just a short drive away from Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Co, Williamstown Theater, Mass MOCA etc. We even ventured down to the Fisher Center at Bard for a performance -- that's about an hour's drive away, but a stop in Hudson was a great way to break up the drive. The house is very well equipped, beautifully decorated and the setting is spectacular. The master suite, which offers stunning views from its own private porch, is fantastic. Our biggest challenge was just prying ourselves away from the wonderful wrap-around back porch each morning. We could have spent the whole vacation just sitting out there, admiring the view of the Berkshire hills and enjoying the wildlife that comes through the property. While we did some hiking (lots of opportunities for that nearby) we definitely focused on cultural attractions on this trip. I could see returning to this property for more of an outdoor-focused vacation and being easily able to fill another week or more. Hoping we'll get the chance to do that at some point -- I'd return to this property in a heartbeat!
Great Berkshire Rental
Overall great property and great experience. The owner (Rick) was very friendly and responsive to questions. We give it a 5-star rating and recommend renting. Situated in a quiet, bucolic setting, the house is an old renovated farm house, well furnished, comfortable, with original décor and artwork. The property is only 45 minutes from Albany/Saratoga and is centrally located to the Berkshire mountains and activities, i.e., only 30 minutes or less to Tanglewood, Clarke Institute, Stockbridge, etc. The upstairs master bedroom is spacious with a cathedral ceiling, has a very comfortable king bed, and features a walk out deck. We enjoyed reading and star gazing from the deck. The other bedrooms were comfortably furnished. The kitchen was well equipped, everything was in good working order (pots, pans, utensils, appliances, coffee maker, etc.), and we enjoyed preparing several meals. The property also features a great deck and screened porch on the main level. We had outstanding weather and spent many hours enjoying the deck and setting. The house offers all the comforts of home: A/C, cable TV washer/dryer, WiFi and there was plenty of hot water. We rented for 7 days and if we came back to the area we would rent this house again. Cheers……..Kristine & Jim
A Perfect Embodiment of Pure Berkshires Beauty
I must confess that I found this listing after another lease agreement happened to fall through at the last minute. Well, that's the best thing that could have happened to me, a blessing in disguise. Loving all the Western Mass summer attractions, I never stayed on the New York side of the Berkshires before. If that is your concern, don't fret. Tanglewood is less than 25 minutes away, and many other great spots are also close: the Shakespeare Theatre, Barrington Theatre, museums, great restaurants, and lots of hiking and nature. I've been staying in the Berkshires for years, and this property has the most beautiful view I have ever seen. It's so open, bucolic, serene -- and the backyard is well maintained, so sitting in the back, and playing in the grass, is a joy not overwhelmed by bugs and wild growth all over (all of that is kept at a safe, but beautifully close, distance). The house itself is spacious enough to be comfortable for several people, and it's VERY clean. This is important when you're staying so close to the woods and mountains. I didn't see anything more than a couple ants while I was there. It's not an overstatement to say that my summer stay in the Berkshires this year was magical and unforgettable; and Rick's family's place allowed that to happen. You can tell that he and his family love this house and take good care of it. That's always a good sign. If you want beauty and comfort and all things Berkshires, then this is a wonderful place to stay. You absolutely will not be disappointed. And, it most certainly helps that in all his dealings, Rick is quickly responsive and easy to reach. I strongly recommend.
Perfect Family Retreat
We love everything about this house! It is beautiful, spacious and comfortable, in a private setting with amazing mountain views. This was a fantastic spot for our family of 5 which includes 3 kids ages 10 - 15. Our children loved exploring the wooded areas around the house including a creek and playing ball on the huge lawn. It offers a perfect balance of a tranquil setting and nearby adventure. Museums, nature trails, Shaker Village and shopping are all within close driving distance. The house was spotless, had a well equipped kitchen, large fireplace, and beautiful master suite (super comfy king size bed) with mountain views and an outdoor deck. Really, we could not ask for a better relaxing and rejuvenating destination. The only down side was having to leave at the end of our stay!
20 minutes from Tanglewood
Great location for nearby day trips to Southern VT, Williamston, Great Barrington, Stockbridge. Queechy Lake (great swimming spot) is 15 minutes away.