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Serene Berkshire Artist's House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful, comfortable artist's house, that is tastefully furnished. Located on a very quiet 5 acre property abutting Mt Everett State Reservation - Race Brook runs past the house - 2.5 hours from New York City. You can just relax, hike, visit concerts in Tanglewood or go fine dining

The house has 3 bedrooms (2 beds, 1 sofabed and 1 toddler bed) and 2,5 bathrooms. The living area is light and has an open floor plan with a open fireplace and a gourmet kitchen. There is a large lawn with outside seating and BBQ. There is wireless internet in the house. Washer and dryer are in the basement.

Local Attractions: 5 minutes from Appalachian Trail, 15 minutes from stores, restaurants, theaters and Lake Mansfield in Great Barrington, 10 minutes from Catamount Ski Center and Lost Island Farm Equestrian Center, 35 minutes from Metro North to Grand Central, 30 minutes from Tanglewood, Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Theater Festival and Jacobs Pillow, 60 minutes from Colonial Theater and Berkshire Museum, 75 minutes from Mass MOCA and Clark Art Institute.

Children's Activities and Day Camps: IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires, Blue Rider Stables, Berkshire Museum, Animagic – Museum of Animation Special Effects.

More Details

Property Manager
Juergen Frank
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Juergen Frank

I am a photographer living in New York with my wife Nina and our daughter.

Why Juergen Frank chose Berkshires

A quintessential piece of the Berkshires. In midst of wonderful nature, remote from everything and close to great food, culture and entertainment.

What makes this house unique

Beautifully furnished house with lots of light, that is both bright and cozy.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hartford Bradley International AIrport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stagecoach Tavern
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wassaic - Metro North
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Stagecoach Tavern
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Catamount
Car: necessary

5 minutes from Appalachian Trail, 15 minutes from stores, restaurants, theaters and Lake Mansfield in Great Barrington, 10 minutes from Catamount Ski Center and Lost Island Farm Equestrian Center, 35 minutes from Metro North to Grand Central, 30 minutes from Tanglewood, Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Theater Festival and Jacobs Pillow, 60 minutes from Colonial Theater and Berkshire Museum, 75 minutes from Mass MOCA and Clark Art Institute.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO WINTER GUESTS: Our drive way is long and the winters are hard. The driveway is being plowed regularly but NOT salted or sanded. You should have a 4 wheel drive vehicle in winter to be safe and park the car roadside when a snow storm is imminent.

Amenities

Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • By booking this property you are agreeing to all terms and conditions.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Masterbed - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has a balcony and an en suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

A wonderful home in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our two children enjoyed a lovely long weekend at this beautifully furnished country home. The property is conveniently located to the local ski hills (Catamount and Butternut) and was only a few hour drive from NYC. While we decided to take advantage of the well equipped kitchen there were also several high quality restaurants close by (especially the Stagecoach Tavern). The beds were very comfortable and the wood burning fireplace was perfect after a long day outside. Juergen was very responsive and helpful. We look forward to coming back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Scott; Thank you very much for such a wonderful review! We would love to welcome you and your family again anytime! Best, Juergen
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5

Beautiful home in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful home recently. You will notice as soon as you enter how impeccably clean the house is. It was in a great location to do some hiking and just get away from it all. We spent our days hiking in the morning and relaxing at the house in the afternoon listening to the brook running nearby. We went to several of the recommended restaurants, including the Stagecoach tavern just at the end of the driveway. In addition to being very convenient, the food was excellent. We would definitely stay here again. Just perfect!

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

Very nice house in private setting and excellent host

  • 4 of 5

We have rented several homes in the Berkshires so have some perspective. This home is very well laid out and extremely well located for those seeking to cover all of the Berkshires, including Connecticut and NY. The home is very set back in the woods so very private and quiet. The kitchen and bedrooms are well-equipped and tastefully decorated. Juergen, the owner, was also very helpful and responsive when small things arose. Just to give this very positive review some credibility, I'd add the following minor observations: (1) more comfortable seating on the first floor would be helpful; (2) while it was not particularly hot during our week, I was not aware the home does not have AC and I can imagine it might get hot in warmer conditions; (3) cable TV would be nice (but the wi-fi signal was very strong). Overall, this is a very very nice home that is obviously carefully cared for and it was a pleasure to occupy it for a week.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful House in beautifull environment!

We came from Germany and had a great 5 days stay with our family! There were plenty of things to do and visit nearby as tanglewood, MassMoca, Hancock village and the nice town of Great Barrington. Also there are wonderful hiking trails in the area.

Thanks a lot that Mr. Frank has let us stay in his well equipped and very tastefully decorated house !

Kind regards - herzliche Grüße

Almut

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A DREAM GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

We spent two glorious weeks in this house in Sheffield at the end of July and beginning of August, 2015. Turning off S. Undermountain Road (Rte. 41) up a long, unpaved drive we arrived at a clearing where the house sits surrounded by profusions of black-eyed susans and day lilies - a promising start. Once inside the house we were immediately struck by how pristinely clean and comfortable it looked, an initial observation that held up to further scrutiny.

The house is well-provisioned and despite one week of muggy summer heat, plenty cool without the benefit of air-conditioning. The many windows and tight screens allow lots of airflow and have the added benefit of keeping out the bugs. The downstairs includes a living room, dining room and kitchen that are filled with light even on rainy days. The open space plan allows for a very comfortable roost between dashes to Great Barrington (10 minutes) or Tanglewood (25 minutes). There's a lovely Juliet balcony off the master bedroom suite that overlooks the gardens and two additional bedrooms, one of which was helpfully outfitted with a crib. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms well-designed, and there was plenty of hot water and towels. The kitchen was stocked with anything one could need to cook up a meal and the gas grill was easy to use for those of us who do not have one at home.

I can't say enough about the owner, Juergen, who was readily available to answer any questions via e-mail. He was unfailingly helpful and responsive, not to mention patient with us as we fumbled with the appliances during the first day of our stay.

The house is a bit isolated but we rather enjoyed the solitude. If you tire of your own cooking, a comfort food meal is available just a short walk down past the end of the driveway at the nearby Stagecoach Tavern. The restaurant is attached to the Race Brook Lodge which also offers live music in their barn.

At the top of our list for best places to stay in the Berkshires, Sheffield itself is a less explored gem in South County, and if sampling the local spirits interests you, the Big Elm Brewery and Berkshire Mountain Distillers are only a short hop away. Beautiful bike rides and hikes are close by, as well as farm stands in the NY state area that were a revelation as this house is close to the NY state border. All in all, a truly relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you very much! We are so happy you had a good time! Please come again anytime!! Best, Juergen
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5

A quiet Berkshire retreat - near lots of activity

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for three nights in this artist's house to attend a nearby wedding. We were SO happy that we rented this house rather than stay at an inn or B&B! This home is beautiful, CLEAN (barefoot clean), bright, spacious, tastefully decorated, and has an extremely well-stocked kitchen (even a Viking four burner stove for those inclined to cook). When you see it for the first time, it's a lovely surprise: the forest opens to a sunny, spacious lawn with wildflower gardens and the house. The surroundings are quiet, peaceful, and relaxing; yet, you have easy access to many quaint Berkshire towns and outdoor activities. It is exactly as described and pictured, and even better.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! It was a great pleasure having you - please come again!!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $300

All rates are based on a 2 person occupancy, additional guests are $25 per person per night.
A deposit of 50% of the rental fee is due at time of reservation.
The balance of the rental fee is due at least 15 days prior to the Check-In Date.

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund up until 7 days prior to arrival.

The guest signs up for a $99 nonrefundable ‘Rental Protection Plan’ for security and to cover damages sustained to Property during the Length of Stay:
- CSA Travel Protection Insurance

By booking this property you are agreeing to all terms and conditions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.