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Corinna Barnard

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Early American House in Berkshires

19 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

South Egremont House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

This house is like stepping inside a Currier and Ives print or a Beatrice Potter illustration of simple, country good cheer. It is a few minutes' drive to two ski slopes and provides a snug place to relax whatever your day entails. It has a wonderful layout and is deceptively large inside. It's cozy enough for one person or a couple but also spacious enough to easily hold a family.

First floor has dining room, step-down living room, small hideaway room and den. Wood-burning fire place.

Second floor offers a wing for the master bedroom with its own bathroom. The main upstairs hall connects two bedrooms and large bathroom. This design means two couples can have relative privacy; adults and kids can enjoy some distance. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with queen bed (so 2 queens in the house). One bedroom has twins. A downstairs room off the TV den has single bed. One of the couches is suitable for an overnight guest.

The house was renovated two years ago to update the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. New kitchen appliances, wi-fi. Washer/dryer in basement. Screened porch in back of house for skis with pass-through window from kitchen for summer. Dogs are fine but sorry, no cats since many people are allergic. Parking in back, along white fence.

Part of the charm of the house is the way it catches light through the antique windows. Some built-in cabinetry, uneven floors and surprising nooks and crannies add to the delight. Kitchen is well equipped and there is ample linen. It's nicely located in the heart of historic *South Egremont, in a row of similar white clapboard houses. House is bright and sunny in winter; leafy and relaxing in summer. Have a nap, take a bike ride, grab a book, wind down, slip out of time.

Rivers, lakes, tennis courts within minutes in a car. Hiking options all around. 5 minute drive to Catamount Ski Slope, 15 minutes to Butternut Ski Slope. Walk a few minutes to Old Mill restaurant, post office, country store, liquor shop, Kenver ski outfitter, public golf course and free library. Lots of antique shops and auctions and tag sales. Five-minute drive to Great Barrington with art-house movies, nightlife, gourmet and organic food stores and Saturday morning farmers' market. Minutes from Tanglewood, Berkshire School, Bash Bish Falls, and Shakespeare & Co. 30 minutes to Pittsfield theaters or Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Just over two hours from New York City and Boston.

House is located in village of South Egremont. The listing says Great Barrington because that works better with navigation devices.

Keywords: Country, Cottage, New England, Colonial, Vintage, House, Berkshires, South Egremont, Great Barrington, Retreat, Escape, Small Town, Outdoor, Activities, Hiking, Appalacian, Mountains, Swimming, Antique, Classic

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Corinna Barnard (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Corinna Barnard

I've owned the house for three years with a family member but I've known and loved it my whole life since it belonged to my grandmother, and after her, my parents. I live and work in New York and come up often, but a team of three local people run the place on behalf of guests. I hike with my dog in the woods, gather with family and friends, go to the local Triplex movies in Great Barrington, check out local historical sites, garden, read, think, bike, play tennis and cross-country ski.

Corinna Barnard purchased this house in 2008

Why Corinna Barnard chose Berkshires

I bought this house because it was in my family and I love getting away to the country from New York. The night air in the Berkshires, the heavenly hills, the beauty of walking, driving, biking around. The Berkshires are a rarity in that they offer the relaxation of a beautiful natural setting with plenty of cultural offerings. I'm still discovering things here, the variety of places to hike and swim is extensive as well as the array of historical sites and theaters, concerts.

What makes this house unique

It's a rarity to sit in an early American house in a casual comfortable way, but this house provides that. Here you can sample the heart of an authentic, old, New England village, from the inside, looking out.

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

Early American House in Berkshires
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

A very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property for five nights with my two sons (19 and 21) and my friend and her son (16). The house was ideal for us with three bedrooms, one of them with three beds for the boys. The beds were all very comfortable and having two bathrooms was great.

Downstairs was really spacious with lots of comfy sofas for relaxing, books to read and games to play - although we spent a lot of time in the evenings watching the olympics! It was incredibly hot during our stay but the A/C and fan downstairs worked well (and the A/C in the bedrooms). The kitchen is small but had everything we needed. We barbecued outside most evenings.

This really felt like staying in a family home rather than a rental. It's a beautiful old house with antique furniture which feels lived in (i.e. you can relax without worrying that you're going to damage something pristine).

Corinna and her partner both called round to check we had everything we needed. They were very friendly and helpful and gave us some good suggestions for things to do in the area - the beach in Great Barrington, hiking Monument Mountain and a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Everything is a 15-30 minute drive away. We could have done more but it was very hot, the house and garden were very inviting - and, did I mention, there were olympics to watch (and as Brits we got very excited about Team GB's success!).

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a place to stay. Thank you Corinna for providing us with the perfect restful interlude between our Boston and New York City stays.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy house perfect for a retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and roomy old New England house that will make you feel at home. It's great for children, as there is room to roam outside and a wonderful screened-in porch.The house is well situated near the Taconic and a short drive from downtown Great Barrington, with its many shops and restaurants. It's also a short drive to beautiful Lake Mansfield and to many hiking trails. We enjoyed eating the breakfast the owner provides in the charming dining room. The owner is very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york
5

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, everything a small group of college buddies needed. The beds were comfortable and the yard was amazing. Dining room table is excellent for a card game. Right around the corner from the golf course. Perfect, great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming home with great space. We were having a family reunion so it gave us space to be both together around the large dining room table and also apart in the bedrooms and interesting off rooms. The village is charming. Pleasant places to walk nearby and good places to hike within an easy drive. Great restaurants nearby too. Would recommend the Castle street Cafe in Great Barrington (next town). Corinna was very responsive. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review; so happy the house worked out for your reunion! Corinna
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5

Great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and quiet home, lots of space to accommodate a large family. Thoughtful accommodations, lots of fun books to read along with board games for the family. Very close to the town of Great Barrington where we enjoyed various tasty cuisines. The area is great for hiking, the views from the mountains are simply breathtaking. Definitely a place I would visit again. Full disclosure, cell phone service at best is very poor and so is the Wi-Fi, but who needs service when you are enjoying quiet bonding time with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review, Andrae. We love it when our guests enjoy themselves. Thanks also for mentioning the Wifi issue. I know cell coverage is spotty -- except for AT&T --so that's why we provide a landline. But I have not been warning visitors about the WiFi. I will check into that. Best, Corinna
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5

Wonderful, charming house - fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this cute, charming house! Location was great (less than 10 mins from Great Barrington), house was adorable and clean, owners provided fantastic service. We are already looking forward to our next stay. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hartford, Conn., or Albany, N.Y.
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Old Mill or Egremont Village Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Egremont Country Clug
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Wassaic, N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Old Mill, Egremont Village Inn
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Catamount or Butternut
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Mansfield, Great Barrington

House is 5 minutes from Catamount ski slopes; 15 minutes from Butternut. A big draw in summer is the Tanglewood Boston Symphony open-air summer festival and such leading nearby performing arts centers as Shakespeare and Co in Lenox and Jacob's Pillow Dance center in Beckett.

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Rates & Availability

South Egremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late summer, early fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$210
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Late fall
Oct 11 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,300
 
 
Ski Season
Dec 10 2016 - Mar 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,200
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $100

For stays of more than two weeks visitors may pay a 50% deposit at the time of booking and then a balance 20 days prior to arrival. Full payment in advance is required for visits of two weeks or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Egremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) are in two rooms; three twins or single beds (3) in one room. Single futon on the upper floor that can be positioned in any room you like; pullout sofa in the TV den sleeps two.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
House has a good, eclectic reading library; some old books, some contemporary, equal mix of fiction and nonfiction.

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