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Just became available for the 2015 / 2016 ski season - $7500 - Dec - Mar

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bath Sleeps up to 6 - Other combos available. Free EV Charging.

Free Electric Vehicle Charging Station!

(240V 40A no J1772)

Ski Season Dec 1 - Mar 31 $9000

April $50/nt

Summer Cultural May 26, 2014 - Sept 2, 2017 $7500

Other combinations and units may be available.

Need an extra bathroom/bedroom - just call.

The main house has 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, panoramic views, and a 1000 sq ft Ballroom on the top floor. It is:

1) Centrally located in the Beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts;

2) Walking distance to Jiminy Peak – ½ mile;

3) 22 minutes from the Mass Pike;

4) 2 ½ hours from Boston;

5) 25 minutes to the Taconic State Parkway;

6) 3 hours to NYC;

7) 20 minutes to Williamstown/The Clark/The Theater at Williams College;

8) 20 minutes to Pittsfield;

9) 30 minutes to Mass MOCA;

10) 35 minutes to Tanglewood;

11) 45 minutes to Albany.

More Details

Owner
Tom & Susan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Tom & Susan

Tom & Susan are both workaholics. Tom’s an active scientist and Susan’s a homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and wonderful ballroom dancer – hence the Ballroom on the top floor.

Tom bought the property in 2009 and removed the 1977 modular home that was there. He designed and built what you see today. It's a work in progress and continues to grow.

It is a large but simple spacious lived in comfortable country home. The main and top floor have 10 foot ceilings and the Ballroom has a 16 foot high cathedral ceiling. There are wood stoves throughout and free firewood. All kitchens have gas stoves (Tom likes to cook).

When the house is done we’ll start on the conversion of the post and beam barn.

Tom & Susan purchased this house in 2009

Why Tom & Susan chose Hancock

North Hancock is a pristine rural area nestled in the Beautiful Berkshires yet very close to everything – just minutes from Jiminy Peak, Tanglewood, Theaters, Museums, The Mass Pike, The Taconic State Parkway, Colleges, Pittsfield, Albany, etc. It’s 2 ½ hours from Boston and 3 hours from NYC. It is also less than 1 ½ hours from Mt Snow and many other ski resorts.

What makes this house unique

Brand New, owner/builder occupied, with panoramic views.

Walking distance to Jiminy Peak.

Amenities

Hancock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Additional bathrooms may be available.
  • Additional bathrooms may be available. Call. The main house has 5 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • There are 2 queen sleepers in the front room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There are a few, but not many, rules;) 1) Don't die; 2) Have fun or leave; and 3) This is a non smoking property.

Reviews

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Just became available for the 2015 / 2016 ski season - $7500 - Dec - Mar
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
4

Stunning location

  • 4 of 5

Lacking only in minor details (worn cushions, some quickly resolved draining issues with the shower), this rental makes up for it everywhere else. Gorgeous home, spacious unit, convenient to Tanglewood, secluded, show stopping view, great amenities and outdoor space. Would recommend and stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Thanks for the heads up. I'm aware of the drain issue and try to check it occasionally. Susan cleaned and had me clear it before the next guests arrived. I took a look at the chairs and "They have to GO! I had no idea they were that bad. They'll either get new covers or get tossed. Hope you two come again. Tom
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5

Great rental property!

  • 5 of 5

Tom was home to greet us when we pulled up to the property. He was very friendly and hospitable-- letting us know that if we needed anything that wasn't already in the apartment, just to text him or walk upstairs.

The unit itself was spotless and very comfortable. Full kitchen made meals easy and the beds were comfortable. Also plenty of outdoor space to hang at the picnic tables or fire pits. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Overall very satisfied with the clean, fully equipped kitchen, very spacious apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Blonde apartment and we loved it even more because our friends were able to stay with us too. Tom was so accommodating because we had 7 people; 4 adults and 3 kids. The apartment was very spacious with a king bed and 2 pull out sleepers. We were greeted with a fruit bowl, all the appliances that we needed in the kitchen and toiletries. The house is conveniently located less than a mile from the ski slopes and the night view of the slopes from the house is just amazing. We'll definitely stay here again! Thank you Tom!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing place and top notch owners

  • 5 of 5

A little late to writing this but our stay was so good i had to eventually leave a review. My wife and I stayed in the 2 bedroom upstairs apartment as extended stay guests. Although there were cheaper options in the area, none of them offered the amenities, views, space, mountain access, comforts etc. that this one did.

The owners are great people who are passionate about sharing their property, and the experiences that come with it, with others. If there is ever anything you need to make your stay better they will bend over backwards to make it happen.

I could write a thesis length review about how great the owners, property, location and house are but i don't think you'll want to read that.

In short; TV's? Yes and probably a better cable package that what you own yourself. Space? Enough for you and several guests. Ease of access to the mountain? 2 minute drive, 25 minute walk. Location? Close to the mountain, short drive to historic Williamstown, 45ish min to Albany. Pets? Yes (at the time at least), they are dog lovers.. but talk to the owner if things have changed.

It's a house I could only dream of owning one day. We are beyond fortunate to have been able to stay here during the time we did. If it wasn't for my wife getting hired at a job back in our home town we would have definitely stayed for longer.

If you are debating between this and something a few bucks cheaper STAY HERE. I cannot stress enough how great of an experience it was. The pictures don't do it justice, one tour and you'll be sold.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place, very large and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Was much larger than I expected for a one bedroom. Perfect View of Jiminy Peak. Will stay there again I hope.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The apartment was very clean and spacious, lovely and warm for our arrival.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was excellent and very well located within key sight seeing areas of the Berkshires. I was impressed how clean it was and there was a lovely bowl of fruit on the table for us. The combustion stove is a winner and there were sufficient facilities in the kitchen for preparing food at home. The hosts were lovely and friendly and provided good local advice. The only thing to be aware of is that while the Blonde Apartment sleeps 6, which is fantastic, the two queen sofa beds are in the open living area with TV etc so the kids ended up staying awake until we were all in our beds. Having said that, I would still definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Albany,NY
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Powder Hounds
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Williamstown
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Pittsfield,MA
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Rt 43
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Powder Hounds
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Jiminy Peak
Car: necessary

In Winter All wheel Drive / 4 Wheel Drive is recommended. It's ski country and the House is on 'The Hill'.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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