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Thanksgiving Available for Beautiful Berkshire Country Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Mount Washington Estate Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10+

Home featured in NY Times. A 1400's barn from Kent county, England,was used for the great room of this house that is near three ski areas -- Butternut, Catamount and Jiminy Peak. The house is a spacious four thousand square feet with two fireplaces, three sitting rooms, five comfortable bedrooms and six bathrooms. The house is located on a hill away from the center of South Egremont; yet only minutes from the heart of this historic town.

The house is located on a beautiful hill and yet is close to the very center of historic South Egremont, Massachusetts in the historic southern Berkshires. It is less than 2-and-a-half hours from New York City. 4-wheel drive highly recommended in winter. A short drive to historic Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Lenox for Tanglewood, museums, antiquing, hiking, skiing and historic sight seeing.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Owner/Manager

We bought the property in 1974 as an escape from New York, NY where I worked as a network television producer, my husband an editor/reporter for Forbes magazine. I'm originally from the Midwest, got into journalism when I founded the Michigan Daily, the student run newspaper at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I was a chem major. Met my husband at United Press International. He went on to Forbes magazine, I went to NBC-TV News.

Owner/Manager purchased this estate in 1974

Why Owner/Manager chose New York

Tucked away on a private mountain road, this luxurious, spacious mountain hideaway has room for your friends, family and pets. Gated In-ground Pool with diving board on the deep end, stairs going into the pool on the Shallow End.Kids and Dogs love to jump in and climb out.

What makes this estate unique

Spacious and luxurious inside and out, yet minutes from the heart of South Egremont, MA, a pre-Revolutionary town where -- unforgettably -- the old and new come together. To Berkshire natives, the area of Western Massachusetts recalls memories of childhood vacations in the grandeur of its majestic green hills, of swimming in mysterious hidden lakes that dot the state and of family lunches and dinners at favorite restaurants on its country roads. To us the Berkshires have always been alive with music by the Boston Symphony orchestra at Tanglewood in Lenox, and rich in the famous folksy paintings in the fabulous collection at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Today, new memories are being born with innovative attractions that co-exist and blend with the natural beauty of the area....a rope adventure course in a forestry site where you'll be suspended on safety lines between the earth and the forest canopy as you scramble along any one of eight aerial trails of varying Berkshire restaurants like Brava, a wine and tapas bar in Lenox and Moe's Tavern in Lee where craft beer and American whiskey lovers mingle, and an old standby, Bagels Too in Pittsfield, has some of the country's best bagels outside of New York...In Arrowhead, take a tour of the 18th century home of Herman Melville where he completed Moby Dick. Then, on to the Old Creamery Co-Op in Cummington to pick up sandwiches and head to Savoy Mountain State Forest in Florida, MA for a swim in one of the crystalline ponds, followed by your picnic lunch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is set in the Berkshires Hills, seemingly away from everything but parallel to downtown historic South Egremont, Mass, by a few minutes. The house has many places to just sit, read a book. Fireplaces in at least two rooms, including the great room shaped by a 1400's barn from Kent, England. Great hiking just outside the door. And a swimming pool, safely fenced in so that no one gets lost.. It was an ideal and beautful getaway!
Apr 2014
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(12 traveler reviews)

Thanksgiving Available for Beautiful Berkshire Country Home
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 13 reviews

We had a wonderful stay !

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious- the great room was spectacular with plenty of seating for our large group. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and look forward to returning, hopefully in the summer so we can enjoy the in ground pool.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love to have these wonderful guests back this summer so that they can use our large ground pool. Stephanie Stern Home Owner
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this place. The bedrooms were very spread out and each had their own bathroom, so our big group could spread out and not get in each other's way. The property was beautiful and remote, the pool was clean, the lawn was mowed, so we were outside the whole time. The rooms all had air conditioners so everyone was comfortable at night. The great room was perfect for games. Really, everything just worked and we can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home on beautiful grounds!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough good things about our stay; the house was spacious, eclectic and very well equipped to handle our large group! From top to bottom the property was just perfect for our family gathering; with a stocked kitchen, 5 large bedrooms (several with en suites), and a great open concept living space, we were able to cook meals consistently throughout our stay without ever feeling cramped, slept well, ate together and there was never a wait for a bathroom! The property itself was incredible; we setup a volleyball net, enjoyed the pool and took advantage of the great BBQ! The cute town of Great Barrington is a short drive away and fun to explore; we plan on renting this house annually and will definitely take advantage of the nearby lakes and scenic sites next year - this time we had plenty of fun just hanging around the house. Thanks to the Stern's for being such lovely hosts - we had a few questions upon arrival that were answered promptly and we always felt like we had someone to call on should any additional questions arise. Plenty of linens and the house was in great condition for our family. It was a bit hot when we first arrived but most of the bedrooms had air conditioners and it cooled off at night so that wasn't too much of an issue; the entire house isn't air conditioned but the pool was perfect for cooling off. Thank you again - we'll see you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Jewel

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this house a number of times and look forward to returning every time we leave. The house is gorgeous and spacious, and the property has character and views. You can basically get lost in the great room, itself a house constructed with charming antique British barn framing within it, and hold a huge dinner around the massive table or bring your whole family around the large fireplace. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped with an entertaining bar and wet sink as well as all the other common appliances. The bedrooms are large and house a lot of people and the beds are really comfortable and arranged with enough variety for any family. The yard is fully enclosed and the pool is a wonderful treat on top of it all, large enough for a large family. We love staying at this Berkshire house!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed our house. And, yes, we agree, it is wonderful. Come back anytime. Best regards, Stephanie Stern
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Amazing house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This house is great for a group of friends or relatives because it has a gorgeous large room made out of a barn, and also smaller nooks and spaces with sofas and lamps for quiet reading and conversation, Internet browsing and movie watching. It is tucked back on a quiet dirt road loop where you can take safe walks with children and dogs, while being accessible to the cultural sites the Berkshires are famous for. My extended family is planning another visit later this year.

Dealing with the owners was a pleasure, and everything was neat and clean. The open kitchen area is great for several people cooking together. They have been very generous in leaving available their many art works in this beautifully decorated comfy home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous, luxurious and private

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful experience! Our large group of several families love love love the house! Its the kind of unique setting in its beautiful architecture and yet really truly a home. The house was clean, there was more than ample room for cooking and entertaining or finding a place for some alone time. We swam in the beautiful pool, we talked down by the pond, we hiked through the woods and saw deer, a fox and lots and lots of bunnies. A magical place we hope to come year after year!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
General aviation is in Great Barrington, MA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Mill Restaurant, Rt 23 Center of S. Egremont
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak along Hudson River stopping in Hudson, NY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Old Mill Restaurant, Rt 23, American cuisine
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Catamount (5min) Butternut (15min) Jiminy Peak 25m
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Mansfield, Great Barrington; Twin Lakes, Conn
Car: necessary

South Egremont is a pre-Revolutional country town, in a sophisticated but understated region of eastern U-S. Winding roads, Appalachian hiking trails, streams and river coursing through fields where horses, goats and cows graze. Every other person you meet who grew up and still lives in the Berkshires likes to tell you how as a kid they posed for Norman Rockwell. Jasper Johns is among the greatest living painters these days and lives nearby.

Rates & Availability

Mount Washington Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Property Damage Protection $59

Pets welcome. $300 cleaning fee is required per stay. 4-wheel drive recommended for winter stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mount Washington Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Downstairs Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs private - toilet
    Upstairs Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam shower
    Hall bathroom - toilet , shower
    Loft private bathroom - toilet , shower
    Living room / kitchen bathroom - toilet
  • The house has, in total, five bathrooms, two with bath and shower, one with shower, all with sink and toilet. Towels and linen are in ample supply.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Downstairs hall - 2 twin/ single
    Loft bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Annex room with priv toilet and shower. Sitting area.
    Upstairs Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has attached master bathroom w/ steam shower & tub jets
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen , Attached half bathroom w toilet and sink (no shower)
    Downstairs Master w/ bath 2 - 1 king , Attached private bathroom with bath/shower
  • 2 rooms with king size beds, 1 queen, 1 full size and 1 room with two twins.
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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