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

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


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

Tom & Susan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 9, 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 Jiminy Peak

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.


Hancock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • There are 2 queen sleepers in the front room.
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Just became available for the 2015 / 2016 ski season - $7500 - Dec - Mar
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

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: Feb 2017
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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: Jul 2016
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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: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property. The property was very clean and well appointed. The friendly owner greeted us shortly after arriving and made sure to inform us that if we needed anything, just ask. There was a large bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen table which was a nice touch. The property is situated in a peaceful wooded area with great views of Jiminy Peak Mountain. For a one bedroom apartment, the unit is very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom was quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Stay at Blonde Apartment in Hancock

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed, along with our one-year old dog, at the Blonde Apartment in Hancock, Massachusetts, in mid-August. We were e-mailed great instructions on how to get there from owner Tom, as it is one of those places where a GPS will only get you to the general vicinity. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly by Tom himself who stayed around to chat and answer any questions we had about the apartment and the surrounding area. A full fruit basket greeted us. The ad on VRBO mentioned the kitchen had a coffee grinder and I brought some beans along to make coffee. There wasn't a coffee grinder, and I mentioned it to Tom when I saw him; more as a reminder for future renters not a demand for action. But the next day, lo and behold, there was a coffee grinder in the kitchen. That's responding to feedback! We enjoyed the wide screen TV as the Olympics were on.

There are lots of things to do in the area that are within half an hour's drive of Hancock. We enjoyed Mt. Greylock State Preserve and the Bascom Lodge where we had a casual dinner on the summit (though reservations are required). The vast art museum complex housed in an old factory, Mass MoCa, was only a half hour's drive away for a different kind of culture.

For those bringing dogs, there is plenty of green space on the site along with woods for walks. Just take normal precautions driving up to the house as the driveway is steep, uneven, and not paved. But this is the country not a condo development.

All in all, we had an excellent stay at the Blonde Apartment and would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a unique place in a rural setting but with all the amenities you would expect in a high end rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Powder Hounds
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
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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