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Susan Reimer-Torn

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Hebrew, bengali

7 bedroom, weekend groups welcome, New England village charm

23 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Berkshires House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps up to 14

Relax in a recently redone 19th century, 3-floor, 12-room Federal-style house on 8 wooded acres located in a quiet side street of Shelburne Falls. With its well-equipped kitchen and communal dining indoors and out, the house is ideal for family gatherings and weekend seminars. You can enjoy our classic jazz, French film and poster collections. The house is within walking distance of the renown Bridge of Flowers and glacial potholes with its refreshing waterfalls. Start your day in our world class yoga studio, then lose yourself in the artisan shops and galleries, refresh yourself in the river or in winter try some cross-country or downhill skiing, end the day dining in a highly-rated restaurant. Marvel at autumn foliage, browse the bookstores. Bicycles and water tubes available.while kayaking, canopy zip-lining are minutes away. Our celebrated local chef will even create a private brunch or dinner on premises, just for you! Ask about our special wellness weekends. Read all about our village in the New York Times: One of the film stars stayed in our house for a full month!http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/nyregion/on-location-a-new-england-village.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Reimer-Torn (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Hebrew, bengali

Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

7 bedroom, weekend groups welcome, New England village charm
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
5

Delightful farmhouse in delightful village

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in Shelburne Falls in Susan's rambling, comfortable and roomy home. 7 adults had our pick of multiple bedrooms on 3 floors (no one felt short-changed), with bathrooms on each floor. The home was clean and ready for us. The second floor spacious kitchen was where we spent time together, with plenty of room around the large farmhouse table to enjoy coffee and breakfast. It's an easy 5-10 minute walk into Shelburne Falls, which has multiple restaurants, a few small grocery stores, plenty of places to for snacks, drinks and conversation, and excellent candlepin bowling. Our destination for the weekend was the Green River Festival, where we spent our days and some of our evenings. Note: if you want a sleek modern open-plan house, the many charms of Susan's home will be lost on you. We heartily enjoyed the tasteful funky artwork and smaller rooms typical of older houses. Susan and her housekeeper provided excellent and responsive help, and were there to greet us when we arrived and orient us. A 5 star experience. We would DEFINITELY stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great getaway for a group.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had such a wonderful stay! The kitchen was well equipped for cooking big meals and the big family dining table was perfect! There is plenty of room (we were a group of 12) and the house is very charming. Great books in every room. Also, an easy walk to town and the glacial potholes which is really nice. Thank you so much for giving us a place to celebrate and relax!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion in Shelburne Falls

  • 4 of 5

We came to Shelburne Falls for a family reunion, to celebrate my parent's 60th wedding anniversary. The weekend was a complete surprise for them, as family members came from all corners of the U.S. We all had a lovely time - 4 generations ! The house was great- the bedroom layout worked out well for us all . We managed to have family dinners outside on that huge table every night- the weather allowed us to get through the meals before the showers came !

Several of the young adults searched out the beach the owner recommended . All of us enjoyed strolling through the village of Shelburne Falls, walked the Bridge of Flowers , and ate ice cream (multiple times!) Most of all, we enjoyed being together at the house - just hanging out in the backyard, porch or parlor. Hadley, the toddler , loved the wading pool we found in the garage !

Thank you for sharing your home with us, it was a wonderful experience ! ,

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Great location, plenty of space!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous vacation house with lots of room for everyone in our group and walking distance from a great town. The beds were very comfortable and the number of rooms meant that everyone had privacy. The first floor was a little musty, so those of us with sensitivity to mold could not stay down there. The common room was the dining room just off the kitchen on the second floor, and it was a little small for all of us to gather. All in all, we had a great experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the five star rating. I appreciate your pointing out the mustiness of ground floor:It has been fully dealt with. Also, there is an additional table for dining room seating but I may have forgotten to let you know. Apologies. All in all, Im glad you had a great experience. Your feedback helps us to keep up our very high standards.
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5

What a great area.

  • 5 of 5

The place was just great. Went for a wedding that was a few towns over. Stayed there with a large group. The owner's were really welcoming and even though I was in a foul mood from a long car ride with kids, they told me the house was soothing. It certainly was. There was ample space. It was just a neat home. The town is adorable. There was a bridge covered with flowers and an odd parade the day we were there. There is also a glacial pool within walking distance of the house. Really neat environment. I felt like a local the whole place was so welcoming. Favorite part of Massachusetts: They don't waste their time gardening unless whatever they are planting is going to bloom. I felt like the whole area was in bloom. It was just gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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What a great area.

  • 5 of 5

The place was just great. Went for a wedding that was a few towns over. Stayed there with a large group. The owner's were really welcoming and even though I was in a foul mood from a long car ride with kids, they told me the house was soothing. It certainly was. There was ample space. It was just a neat home. The town is adorable. There was a bridge covered with flowers and an odd parade the day we were there. There is also a glacial pool within walking distance of the house. Really neat environment. I felt like a local the whole place was so welcoming. Favorite part of Massachusetts: They don't waste their time gardening unless whatever they are planting is going to bloom. I felt like the whole area was in bloom. It was just gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bradley In'tl
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
West End
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amherst
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I 91 North
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Gypsy Apple
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Berkshire east
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sunburn Beach
Car: not necessary

Art, music, festivals, Bridge of Flowers, unique village of shops, restaurants, glacial potholes, world class yoga, healing modalities, bicycling, river swimming and tubing, near Berkshires, off the beaten track, great for family reunions.

Other Activities: Kayaking,yoga, zip canopy, tubing

Golf: The Ashfield Golf Club is open to the public and only 15 minutes away.

Ski: Berkshire East is ten minutes down the road. They make snow and offer all levels of trails, plus ski school and tubing for the kiddies. The rent equipment; there is never a long wait at the lifts and they offer many interesting pricing deals. In season they have the best Zipline Canopy in New England.

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Rates & Availability

Shelburne Falls House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$550
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$550
Fri,Sat
$2,850
$8,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75

pets may be allowed at owners' discretion

if there are more than 3 children under the age of 10, a security deposit may be required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Berkshires House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The ground floor bathroom is full with claw-foot/ shower tub; the 1st floor bathroom is same but smaller in size, the third floor bathroom is very large and has a new, luxurious shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size
  • We have 2 bedrooms on the ground floor, one with a double bed and an adjoining one with 2 single twin beds. We have 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor, one with a queen bed and the other with a queen fol-down futon. We have 3 more bedrooms on the 2nd floor, 2 with queen beds and one with a double -sized futon.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Our house is distinguished by our vintage poster collection, well-stocked kitchen, high-pressure shower, collection of French classic films, also the availability upon request of aromatherapy blends for diffusion in individual rooms and again upon request the services of an award-winning chef for brunches, lunches and/or dinners. The house is walking distance from a river for swimming or fishing or tubing and a unique town with shops and restaurants, while it is set back on 8 acres of sloped woods.

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