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Tom & Susan

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

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

April $50/nt

Summer Cultural May 26, 2014 - Seot 2, 2014 $7500

Summer $200/nt

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom & Susan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Berkshires

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.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Just became available for the 2015 / 2016 ski season - $7500 - Dec - Mar
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great hosts. Great apartments, but blonde apartment is better than red

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Fantastic house, close proximity to Jiminy and very pleasant owner

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience. Highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Tom and Susan's house. We were in the blonde apartment, and had a quiet, and peaceful time. Tom provided helpful suggestions about places to visit and even gave our 4 year old a ride on his tractor. There are picnic tables on his stunning property and a brook 10 steps away. The apartment itself is really modern and well maintained and has everything in it. If we ever visit the area again we will definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay. Tom and Susan were very accommodating and helpful. The place was clean, well-stocked, and everything functioned perfectly. Would definitely come back here for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful Property! Great Vacation Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Several friends and I rented the 'Blonde Apartment' at this beautiful property for Memorial Day Weekend and we had THE BEST time! The Blonde Apartment was very spacious and comfortable - with one king bed, and two pull out couches. The kitchen was fully stocked with all of the necessary utensils and appliances. The apartment was equipped with a washer / dryer, towels, pillows, sheets, BBQ Grill, TV, NetFlix - everything you need for a wonderful stay. The property is located close to everything - parks, restaurants, minigolf and other activities - we hiked Mount Greylock and went horseback riding over at Harmony Trails. Tom & Susan were terrific hosts - they were very welcoming and accommodating. They were always available to answer any questions.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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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Berkshires House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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.

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