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Restored Antique: Gorgeous Grounds 6 Bdrm, 6.5 Bath, Central Air, mins to GB.

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


About the property

Breathtaking property, gardens, central air, near lakes, hiking, theater, dance!

It's rare to find a home like this... built in 1791, by Captain Solomon Hart, this elegant Greek Revival home was a former Bed & Breakfast known for its comfort and style. Centrally air-conditioned, this home is a perfect gathering place for friends and family, just down the road from Ski Butternut, Gedney Farm, and the award-winning Old Inn on the Green restaurant. Just 10 minutess to Great Barrington, our location is a short drive to Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Barrington Stage Company, the Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare & Company, the Mahaiwe theater, and the Norman Rockwell museum. There is outlet shopping in nearby Lee, and many great area restaurants. We are Beartown and Sandisfield State Forests with their pristine lakes for swimming, kayaking and canoeing, and their biking and hiking trails. And our town park at Umpachene Falls is a water wonderland for toddlers and families, or a picnic with friends. For those who are a little more adventurous, there is a great swimming hole just down the road, one of our local "best kept secrets!

The house has remarkably original wide plank wood floors throughout, and many charming seating areas, including a large screened-in porch. Each of the 6 bedrooms has it's own bath. 5 bedrooms have queen beds with fine linens, and the 6th bedroom is very private on the 3rd floor, and can be made up as a king bed or two twins. It has a skylight, and a large tiled bath with soaking tub.

There is also a large back deck off the kitchen, with a gas barbeque grill, and overlooks our beautiful grounds that are dotted with 75 ft. Norway spruce trees. The large backyard is a great place for kids to play, and even has a softball / kickball field for family fun.

The country kitchen has a grand pantry, with a separate dining area is very well equipped, and has cupboards filled with spices from around the world.

The formal dining room has a large french oak table with seating for up to 14. The beamed ceiling creates a Provence feel. It's a beautiful room that inspires great meals and conversation, the perfect place for holidays and celebrations.

The library is filled with books and board games, and has an Ultra High Definition cable TV. There is free unlimited WiFi, as well as unlimited local and national long distance calling.

As you enter large entry foyer, there is a beautiful living room that feels like a french salon. A door leads out to the oversized screened-in porch, which overlooks our formal garden. The porch is a favorite spot to dine al fresco, or to sit under the cool breeze of the ceiling fan and enjoy your favorite libations.

This is a home that has been lived in and loved for over two centuries, and has historical warmth and charm. It is a special place for family gatherings, brilliant fall foliage, or the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. The quintisential Norman Rockwell painting coming to life!

No pets, and no smoking please.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara or Doug Newman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 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!


New Marlborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Restored Antique: Gorgeous Grounds 6 Bdrm, 6.5 Bath, Central Air, mins to GB.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5

Doug was an amazing host. We had a large group of friends staying to attend a wedding close by at Gedney Farm. The house accommodated us perfectly. We loved that every room has its own bathroom. The house itself is spacious and in my opinion looks better in person!

Thank you to Doug for being so helpful and hospitable.

I would absolutely recommend staying here to anyone looking to have a very pleasant stay in a lovely HISTORIC home!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, antique home on lovely grounds

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 stayed for the weekend, and had plenty of space! It was wonderful to be so close to Gedney Farm. The home is generously sized and clean. Beds and linens were comfortable. Bathrooms are on the small size, as you'd expect of a house built in the 1700s. Doug could not have shown more warmth and hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, historic house with lots of room

  • 5 of 5

Four couples stayed here for a long weekend. The house is historic, beautifully maintained/restored and can accommodate quite a few guests. It is great for couples since there are plenty of bedrooms with queen/king beds and all have private bathrooms. The kitchen is up to date and large enough to cook nice meals in. There is a small eat-in kitchen and then a great dining room that seats 12+ people. Great selection of books and lots of comfy couches to lounge on. The best part is the large screened-on porch, if weather is warm enough. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. You were wonderful guests! We enjoy sharing our historic home with others--- it's so nice when people appreciate all the love we've put into it. Glad it was a great experience.
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Lovely Berkshires Home

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for a family reunion or large gathering. Plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and room to spread out, fully equipped kitchen, large dining room and fantastic screen porch. Clean, comfortable and Barbara and Doug were great to work with. Close enough to all of the fun the Berkshires have to offer. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, for us that is what it's all about.
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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


Rates & Availability

New Marlborough House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer, 2017
May 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Autumn, 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer, 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Autumn, 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $250
Refundable damage deposit $750
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

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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