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Spacious Ski Racer House That's Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious, welcoming, friendly home on 16 private acres.

No matter what season, there is so much to do in the Berkshires. This stellar 4,000 sq. foot home with scenic views throughout, located in Alford, MA and minutes away from Great Barrington (restaurants, triplex movie theater, Mahaiwe Theatre) is the perfect blend of town & country. In winter, ski racers are only 10 minutes to Butternut and 20 minutes to Catamount.

Have fun preparing a delicious a meal in the large chef's kitchen, then retreat to the family room for movies or TV with a warm fire burning in the gas fireplace. If you chose some quiet time, then snuggle up with your favorite book by the fire in the library. During the summer months, swim in the large, pristine inground pool accessorized by Frontgate chaise lounges and market umbrellas.

Besides skiing, there's plenty more to do nearby. Enjoy X-country skiing, snowshoe-ing and hiking in Bartholomew's Cobble (Sheffield,MA), great shopping and restaurants in Great Barrington and nearby historic towns.

Sleeps 10; Ski Season Rentals from December 2014-March 2015. Summer weekly, monthly or seasonal rental, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths on 16 Acres (Private, Woods), 3-Car Garage with ski storage

2-Zone Central Air Conditioning/Heating

Laundry with Over-Sized Front-loading Washer/Dryer

Dog Friendly

Smoke-Free Home

State of the Art Kitchen with Stainless Appliances Including Jenn-Air Double Oven as well as a warming oven. 5 burner gas stove. Granite Counter-Tops,

Great Room w/ Gas Fireplace, High Speed Internet/WiFi, Cable and 3 Interactive TVs.

Upstairs are four large bedrooms with ample closet space: 1 master suite w/ king- size bed and flat screen TV, 2 bedrooms each with queen-size beds and 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds. Master suite has both Jacuzzi bath and separate shower with double sinks; second bathroom is a hallway full bath.

First level has a family room with 60” Interactive TV, hallway bath w/shower, over-sized eat-in kitchen with large farm house table and spectacular woodland views. Dining room seats up to 10 people. Library with gas fireplace. Office w/pull-out double-bed.

Amenities include: Towels, bed linens, personal soap, all paper goods, snow plow, pool/lawn maintenance and trash pick-up.

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Galchus
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

Why Janet Galchus chose Alford

This property will make you feel transported. It has all the comforts and conveniences of your home.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Private, turn-key luxury and relaxing property surrounded by nature.


Alford Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Granite counters with double sinks, very spacious
    Second Floor Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Office/Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Office/Den has a double sleep sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spacious Ski Racer House That's Dog Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Southport, CT


  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our long weekend in February. It was clean and beautifully decorated. Janet could not have been more gracious and extremely helpful! We had a great time skiing Butternut and even night skied at Catamount which was a short drive away. The kids had fun sledding in the front yard and best of all we brought our two dogs that had a blast running around their huge yard. Great Barrington town was a few minutes away and was charming with fun restaurants and shopping. Our kids LOVED the candy shop. We will definitely rent this house again! Thanks Janet!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for kids and pups

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful new year's eve weekend at this lovely home. Janet was incredibly response and proactively reached out to make sure we knew everything we needed to about the house in order to enjoy our time there. When we had a minor problem with the wifi, she spent time working with her provider to get it fixed. The house is very well-appointed and a wonderful secluded oasis - perfect for quality time with family.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
downtown Great Barrington
Nearest Golf
Egremont Public and Wyantenuck
Nearest Motorway
Mass Pike Interstate 90 and Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cafe Adam, Castle Street (Live Jazz), Baba Louie's
Nearest Ski
Catamount and Butternut
Car: necessary

25 minutes to TANGLEWOOD , the Boston Symphony's summer home. The Berkshires are Massachusetts Premier Cultural destination with many arts and entertainment options including Shakespeare &Co, Jacobs Pillow, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, etc. Outdoor activities for all seasons from summer to skiing to fall foliage. Alford is the rural suburb of Great Barrington, a thriving small town with many excellent restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Christmas week and New Year's can be unbundled and prices adjusted to $16,500 for a January 2-March 31, 2014 rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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