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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 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.

Amenities

Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Serene Berkshire Artist's House
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 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

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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5

Great home in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Juergen's home. Tucked away in the forest with the sounds of birds chirping and a stream flowing close to the house, it was the perfect tranquil getaway. The home has everything you'll need to relax but is clean and clutter free. We'd come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd and his family were wonderful guests, they treated our home as if it was their own, All was as good as one can hope for! We would welcome them anytime again!!
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5

Lovely and Restful

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this home didn't do it justice! It is even more spacious and serene than it appears in the pictures. The owners provided great information about area attractions and restaurants, and the house was perfectly clean when we arrives. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and a pleasure to cook in. Right out the back door are wonderful hiking trails with a crystal clear stream. We felt pleasantly secluded but not in the middle of nowhere; a high end restaurant is just a five minute walk down a country lane, and a designer cup of coffee is an 8 minute drive at The Marketplace Cafe. We enjoyed every minute, and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Sheffield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$265
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,550
$5,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $99

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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