|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Free Electric Vehicle Charging Station!
(240V 40A no J1772)
Thanksgiving Special - Nov 24 - Dec 1 - $500
Christmas Special - Dec 20 - Dec 27 - $800
Ski Season Dec 1 - Mar 31 $8000
Summer Cultural May 26, 2014 - Seot 2, 2014 $7500
Other $150/nt $1000/wk $3000/mo
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.
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
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.
Brand New, owner/builder occupied, with panoramic views.
Walking distance to Jiminy Peak.
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.
My family and I spent six unforgettable days in Tom and Susan's delightful rental house, the blonde apartment.
With all the conveniences of modern life (I have never seen so many power outlets in one house), our stay was relaxing and comfortable, in what can be only described as a magic natural setting.
Tom is extremely knowledgable about the natural attractions in the Berkshires, and gave us several excellent tips on what to do, where to hike, swim and eat.
It's the first time I used vacation rental, and Tom & Susan's house is an starting point. House is spotless clean, great location.
Tom & Susan are both very helpful. Before our vacation he provided details in how to get around; during our vacation, he was very kind to show us around. It's a great vacation and I am sure we will come back to this place for winter activities.
Our trip could not of worked out better. Tom and Susan are such great people and were totally accomadative to our every need. Highly recommend this home away!
Tom and Susan are wonderful hosts and have very beautiful apartments. The first time I rented an apartment, my boyfriend and I stayed in the blonde apartment, which is large, spacious, and beautiful.
The second time my boyfriend and I rented an apartment, we rented the red apartment. The red apartment is a great option if you are renting and will be out and about and do not plan to watch a lot of tv or movies.
However, when my boyfriend and I rent these apartments to get away from the city, we primarily hang out, watch movies, and relax. If this is the purpose of your rental, then I do not recommend the red apartment, but the blonde apartment. The reason why I do not recommend the red apartment for relaxing, hanging out, and watching tv/movies is because of the layout. The largest tv (the best size for watching movies) is in the kitchen and you will have to move the couch into the kitchen, which means you either block the stove or the door way to get into the outside room. If the window next to the stove is closed off and the large tv is placed here, then the layout to the red apartment would be great for this purpose as well (and if shades are added, too).
Also, my boyfriend and I paid a price for the red apartment that is similar to the blonde apartment cost, however, the blonde apartment is much larger in size.
Overall, renting through Tom and Susan is great and all of their properties are wonderful, clean, and cozy!
We rented the one bedroom condo and it was perfect. Tom had a fire stoked by the time we arrived. It was the perfect location to Jiminy and other local restaurants. I would definitely recommend this property to others and will plan to make a return visit.
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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2 night minimum stay
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