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Home for the Holidays: 6 bedroom 6.5 baths, sleeps 14

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Breathtaking property, gardens, central air, near lakes, hiking, theater, danc

It’s the quintessential Norman Rockwell painting.This historic home is the perfect seasonal rental, weekend getaway, or Thanksgiving gathering for large groups of family and friends. After a fun day of skiing, shopping or museum hopping, come home to the warmth of our 1791 gem, renovated for today’s living.

Majestic spruce trees dot this 10 acre property, making it the perfect spot for snow-shoeing, or cross country skiing.

Close to all Berkshire attractions, we're just 10 minutes to Great Barrington, where you'll find plenty of great dining, movies, shopping and galleries. We're right up the road from the award-winning Old Inn on the Green, Gedney Farm and Cantina 229, and a short drive to Stockbridge and Lenox. But once you’re here, you may not want to leave the house!

The country kitchen has a a separate dining area, and a grand pantry that's well equipped. Enjoy gathering in our country french dining room, with original beamed ceilings, and a grand table that seats up to 14. It's a room that inspires great meals and conversation, and is the perfect place for holidays and celebrations .

A beautiful grand foyer is the entry way to the living room with fireplace, and a grand screened in porch which overlooks our gardens. A separate library is brimming with books and board games, and a large screen Ultra High Definition cable TV. There is free unlimited WiFi, as well as unlimited local and national long distance calling.

There are 6 bedrooms. One is an easily accessible suite on the first floor, with it's own bath, reading room and entry to the porch. On the second floor you'll find a long wide hallway, which leads to yet another comfortable seating area. There are four bedrooms on this floor, one with a fireplace. Each bedroom has it's own private bath, which is very rare in any home. The 6th bedroom is very private on the 3rd floor, and can be made up as a king or two twins. It has a skylight, and a large tiled bath with a deep soaking tub. 5 of the bedrooms have queen beds, all appointed with fine linens, and plush towels. And while you won't need central air conditioning during the winter, or an oversized screened in porch, deck with grille, or campfire pit, it's here to be enjoyed during warm weather.

This is a home that has been lived in and loved for over two centuries, and embodies historical warmth and charm. With original wide plank floors, fireplaces, and many charming seating areas and details from the past, it’s a special place for family gatherings and reunions, writing retreats, brilliant fall foliage, or the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Welcome to the quintessential Norman Rockwell painting come to life! It's more than a getaway, it's an experience.

No pets, and no smoking please.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara or Doug Newman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

About Barbara or Doug Newman

Born and bred in NY we wanted a change from the fast paced world of advertising and wanted to raise our kids in a simpler place that had natural beauty and a sophisticated culture. So my husband quit his job and went to the Culinary Institute of America and I became a freelance Creative Director| Writer. He ran the inn and together, we raised our children here. They are now almost grown and on their own summer adventures. I am involved in our community-- on the Advisory Board of our stellar Berkshire International Film Festival, (it runs the last weekend in May) and on the board of directors of the Berkshire Film and Media Commission. I am also on the Board of Visitors for Miss Hall's School. We have traveled extensively and love to try new places. We have rented many vacation homes using this website and have loved our experiences. We hope you choose to stay at our home. You won't be disappointed!

Barbara or Doug Newman purchased this house in 1999

Why Barbara or Doug Newman chose Berkshires

We fell in love with this property for so many reasons. Glorious gardens, great energy, and the trees just spoke to us. Rare to fine a flat property dotted with Blue Spruce trees beautiful enough for Rockefeller Center! Our home has extra wide plank wooden floors with hand stenciling... so many wonderful touches-- like hand hammered wrought iron hardware, heart cutouts on the closet door in the girls' bedroom. Such history! A former stage coach stop midway between Albany and Hartford-- The Red Bird has always been a welcoming 'place to rest', and now, you can enjoy all the elegant comfort it has to offer.

It even has a baseball field for family fun and a stream that runs most of the year!

What makes this house unique

Rare opportunity to stay in a beautifully maintained home that was built in another era. Classic New England, built in 1791, with central air conditioning. A huge plus. Our oversized screened porch overlooking the garden is a retreat in itself! It's perfect for late afternoon cocktails, reading, or dining al fresco! There are many lovely private nooks and seating areas throughout the house, so even if you are a large group, you can find quiet space. And of course, having a private bath for each bedroom is something hard to find.

Lakes, hiking, tennis and skiing are close by, as is the 5 star restaurant, Old Inn on the Green.(Make reservations in advance.) The town of Great Barrington is just 10 minutes away, and it's easy to get to the cultural attractions the Berkshires is famous for.

We are happy to get you information on tickets for performances in advance, and also love recommending our favorite galleries, restaurants and other attractions. We are also able to secure a babysitting service should you need one. As former Bed & Breakfast owners, we know how to cater to our guests so that they can get the very most out of their stay. Welcome!

Amenities

New Marlborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful limestone and tumbled marble tile. Oversized tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful newly renovated tiled in suite bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beautiful newly renovated tiled in suite bathroom.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated in suite bathroom.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large, newly renovated, tiled in suite, with soaking tub.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub, with hand held shower.
    Library - toilet , Beautiful newly renovated tiled half bath in Library.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private, newly renovate hall bath, Shower over large tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private, newly renovated, in suite tiled bath with shower.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private, in suite, newly renovated tiled bath with shower.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Romantic w/ fireplace, in suite private bath w/shower.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 3rd fl.very private. Skylight. King/2 twins. Huge new bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st fl. w/private entrances. In suite bath w/ clawfoot tub.
  • All bedrooms appointed with fine linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Electric Vehicle Charging Station located on the premises, and is easily accessible. Central Air Conditionaing is a huge plus, and rare in a historic home like this!

Reviews

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Home for the Holidays: 6 bedroom 6.5 baths, sleeps 14
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

No complaints. House was clean. and property is beautiful. House has an interesting history which w

  • 5 of 5

Overall experience was very positive. 10 adults and four children ages three and under were very comfortable

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Newmans home. The house is beautiful and the grounds are gorgeous. It worked out perfectly for our party of 10. We are already planning our stay for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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A lovely girl's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Doug and Barbara's house was a dream for our group of five that wanted a relaxing, orderly space and to each have our own bathroom. It was exceptionally well-appointed for our needs, which included ample kitchen supplies, a large yard for quick strolls and best of all an enclosed porch. We did a lot of sharing, reading and dreaming on that porch!

I can't say enough about Doug's pride in his property and providing an inviting space for us. And since there are some history and archives buffs among us, he was nice enough to share the history of the house and the area. Just knowing about the lives and aspirations of people in the Berks made the trip even more meaningful. We'll definitely keep this in mind for future gatherings.

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  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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This property is absolutely beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had two families staying at this hime for our children's wedding in the Berkshires and from the very start, they were so accommodating. Answering all and every question we had. It fit ALL our needs. Our favorite part was the large screened in porch, which we spent many hours on. Thank you Doug and Barbara for everything

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ann for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure having you and your extended family stay at our home. It means so much to us when our guests thoroughly enjoy our home and property, and anything we can do to answer questions and assist them, so their minds can be at ease in preparation for their stay, is what we try to do our best. We hope you will stay with us again in the future, should your plans bring you back to the Berkshires!
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Wonderful Big Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Historic home with lots of space for a big family reunion or holiday celebration. The house has tons of character and our kids loved exploring up and down. Perfect for our family Thanksgiving, it has a large dining room table for the adults and a smaller eating area for the kids table. Doug and Barbara were fantastic hosts, they made sure we had everything we needed and came over to give us a tour of the home as well! Very very pleased to have this place on Homeaway and I know we will be back to stay longer next time. Thank you Doug and Barbara for helping us have a fantastic Thanksgiving in the beautiful Berkshires - your place is amazing, we highly recommend. Clean, comfortable, cozy and perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful stay. Everything from the house to the hospitality was perfect. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bradley Airport Hartford
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Old Inn on the Green
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Wassaic from Grand Central / Amtrak Hudson
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Old Inn on the Green, rated #1 in New England
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Butternut Ski Basin, great family mountain
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
York Lake, Sandisfield State Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Housekeeping $250
Tax Rate 5.7%

By booking this stay, We, the Renters (also referred to as “Tenants” and “Guests”) agree to the following:
There are NO REFUNDS for storms or any weather conditions, or natural or manmade disasters. We are not responsible for any personal injuries or property loss in any event, nor are We required to provide any alternative housing or shelter, or aid of any kind, under all conditions. All electrical, plumbing and appliances should be in working order upon Your arrival. The failures of operation of these, or certain extra amenities such as telephone, or the Internet and WiFi services are not a basis for any refund. Owner will make every effort to have these items repaired but does not guarantee that they will be working or repaired during Guests occupancy. With Guest’s permission, which is hereby given, Owner or Owner’s representative may enter the premises during reasonable daylight hours for maintenance or repairs. Guest understands that no special efforts have been made to “childproof” this house, and hereby accepts the risk of harm to any children You bring on the property. Guest understands that any personal property of and used by Guest is not insured by Owner and Owner shall not be responsible for any damaged, lost, stolen or missing property of the Guest . The Renter must be a minimum of 25 years of age to book this Vacation Rental. Adults cannot rent property on behalf of underage guests, no exception. This is a NON SMOKING vacation rental. A minimum of $500 will be charged for smoke cleanup fee. NO PETS ALLOWED. If you bring a pet(s), this rental agreement will be forfeited, terminated and deposits will be retained and a deep cleaning fee will apply of $500. Maximum Occupancy is 14 fourteen persons, provided that at least two Guests are under 10 years of age. The fireplaces are non-operable, and shall not be used. Parking is limited to six (6) vehicles. Guest is not authorized to let or sublet all or any part of the premises.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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