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Contemporary 'Castle in the Sky' on 15 Acres

Lanesborough, MA, USA
  • Condo1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Condo, 2 Large Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 maximum)

The timeless beauty of nature, along with the comforts and conveniences of a modern lifestyle, await you. Relax, restore, rejuvenate, rejoice! Enjoy!

Travel the well-kept dirt road to your secluded country retreat on 15 acres at the base of Greylock Mountain. This contemporary high-end unit is one of two in Our Castle in the Sky. On the left side as you face the house (see photo of exterior), you'll find a 2 bedroom, 2 bath vacation condo, fit for fun or retreat.. One of our sisters, Joanne, an international interior designer, lives on the other side. Often traveling the four corners of the Earth, Jo's favorite moment is always coming back to the beauty, peace and quiet of Lanesboro.

The house was designed by a renowned architect as a kind of contemporary cathedral. One of the goals was to make each side independent. He succeeded brilliantly as each condo is devinely private. Once inside your condo, you'll feel truly alone in the world--a 'secret garden', of sorts!

Nestled at the base of the mountain and spanning a brook, the house has two decks: you can enjoy your morning on the private back deck listening to nature's bird song, go hiking or snow shoeing right out the back door and relax with the sun setting over the mountain views, enjoy outdoor dining and barbecues on the front deck.

Rental Details: Spacious, well-designed rooms organized around a central living room with cathedral ceilings and a suspended circular fireplace. Stunning views from each and every window (and there are a number of them!) Wood floors throughout. The master bedroom, just next to one bathroom, has a king bed and flat screen television. The second bedroom, just opposite the second bathroom, has a queen bed and daybed with pull-out trundle. The full eat-in kitchen not only has a dishwasher, full size refrigerator, microwave, electric stove and oven, separate vegetable sink and two work areas, it also has a cathedral ceiling and windows. It's a lovely place not only to prepare and share meals, but to admire the majesty of nature.

High-quality washer and dryer, Jacuzzi, 2 decks, private parking.

All linens are organic. All cleaning products are natural.

Also available: Fully stocked refrigerator to your specs. Regularly restocked at your convenience. Chef services available if booked in advance. Relaxation therapies and massage services available.

Keywords: Condominium


Joanne and Jeanne Riley

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Joanne and Jeanne Riley

Our parents, the Rileys, had a dream: to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city (at the same time, being within driving distance when they wanted to enjoy that hustle and bustle!) and create a new life for their family in 'the country'. They bought 144 acres, built the dream home, and moved to the beautiful Berkshires with their six children. After all the kids moved on to their own lives, the house was much too big for two people so it was split in half; hence we have a rental unit. There is a magical feel to 'The Castle' on the hill. Maybe because of the river that runs underneath it or the serenity around it or the views from the large cathedral-like windows... We call it the castle because when the younger children went to school that's what their friends called it.... 'oh, you live in that white castle on the hill'. Now it is entrusted to the six children who have recently renovated it for a rental income and keep half for their own vacation place. Everything about the land speaks of timelessness and a happy dream come true. It's a wonderful place to be.

Why Joanne and Jeanne Riley chose Lanesborough

The house is as stunningly beautiful and peaceful as the nature that surrounds it. Being at the base of Mount Greylock is a real privilege...as is being part of the Berkshires. Not only does nature abound here, it is an area loaded with art and culture--theatre, concerts, muséums-- and outdoor activities, be it hiking or skiing and sledding in the winter. It doesn't matter what you like to do, you will find it in the Berkshires...all year long.

What makes this Condo unique

The most unique benefits of Our Castle in the Sky are the stream that runs under the living room, the circular fireplace, a wonderful eat-in, work-in, light-filled kitchen, spacious bedrooms equipped with high-quality bedding and two wonderful outdoor decks to vary the ambiances. The house's architecture is as exceptional as the height, the sound and the beauty of the trees.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, high-quality bedding and organic sheets
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, single beds are trundle; high-quality bedding, organic sheet
      • King size beds (1) Brand new, Queen size Beds (1) Brand new, Twin or Single Beds (1) Brand new


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, double-sinks
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, jetted tub, Sink
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Mountain
          Fabulous mountain and field views.
        • Mountain View
          Tremendous views in every direction; Mount Greylock valley, woods, and apple orchard, as well as the beautiful surrounding foliage.
        • Rural
          Nestled away on a quiet, well-kept dirt road about three miles from the center of the village of Lanesboro.
        • Town
          Lanesboro, Ma. 3 miles from town center on a quiet well-kept dirt road.
        • Village
          A small rural community. Here is a link to restaurants within a 10-mile radius: http://www.lanesborough-ma.gov/index.asp?SEC=0789C686-D3CF-4B94-92BA-28BF33677F8A&Type=B_BASIC


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Wonderful organic linens, comfy pillows and luxurious towels provided.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      High-quality, new Laundry room
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Living Room
                      wood-burning suspended fireplace; a wall of windows overlooking the woods, comfortable sectional couch
                    • Mobile Phone
                      We can arrange one for you if you are not bringing your own.
                    • Parking
                      Two outdoor spaces
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Parking at the base of the path leading to the house
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      High-quality, new Laundry room
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Hanging round fireplace is a central feature, along with cathedral ceiling and picture-post card views from the wall of windows in the living room


                        • Kitchen
                          Side by side refrigerator, stove, oven, regular sink, vegetable sink, and dishwasher. Two separate work areas, making it easy to work with friends and family! Sun-filled room with large dining table.
                        • Catering Available
                          Oganic, vegan or any specialty catering/meals available. Must be preordered.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          all tools needed to really cook available
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          IE coffee filters, sugar, salt, mustard, etc.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Side by side
                        • Stove
                        • Stove


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR
                                • Video Game Console
                                • Video Games
                                  You can play your own on the Tivo


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Front deck with table and chairs, also back deck with lounge chairs for relaxing
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      2 grills- charcoal and gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • jetted tub


                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • ski privileges optional
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Organic Towels & Sheets, Secluded Setting, Quiet on 15 Acres, Housekeeping Services Available, Organic Healthful Weekly Grocery Packages Available, Hiking Right From Your Back Door, House Spans Over Brook, Wood Floors, Flat Screen TV, Vegetable Sink, Eat In Kitchen, Relaxation Therapies Available, Cleaning Products are Natural, Gardens, Smashing Views

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  40 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Catherine F.

                                                                  We had a wonderful long weekend skiing with the kids at nearby Jiminy Peak. The house was comfy, warm and perfect for our 3 adults and two children. Owners were easy to communicate with and all went well! Would definitely stay here again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are delighted you enjoyed Lanesboro! Thanks so much for the review and we hope you come back soon:-)

                                                                  All the best,

                                                                  Joanne and the Riley's

                                                                  Well taken care of in most aspects

                                                                  Katherine V.Current address, Katonah, New York

                                                                  We return again. Everything as the photos and more.

                                                                  Great space!

                                                                  KIMBERLY S.

                                                                  Really enjoyed our time at Castle in the Sky. The fireplace was very cool with a lovely view of the forest out the living room windows. We had fun sledding on the little hill in front of the house and was very functional space for a quick weekend in western MA. Would definitely want to come back and stay again! Thanks so much for letting us stay.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We're delighted you enjoyed your stay! Contemplating the beauty of the forest while sitting near the warmth of the fireplace and sledding on the hillside are some truly magical winter moments at Our Castle in the Sky. Come back soon! All our best, Jeanne and Joanne

                                                                  Great place for family

                                                                  Meaghan W.

                                                                  Our family of 5 stayed for three nights and felt the house had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and the furnishings of the whole house were very quaint and cozy. The fireplace and windows really add to the charm of the house.

                                                                  Certain areas of the house were a little drafty but the house had 10 heating zones so we were able to adjust the heat were needed for those areas.

                                                                  Overall very nice and we would definitely stay again.

                                                                  The owners made the process very easy as well (quick to respond).

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for writing, Meaghan. We enjoyed having you as a guest and we're glad you had a great stay!

                                                                  We're also glad that you were comfy warm with the zoned heating system in this cold winter weather.

                                                                  We'll look into the drafty areas to see if we can further improve comfort!

                                                                  We look forward to having you stay again!

                                                                  Wonderful time

                                                                  candice d.

                                                                  We had a wonderful time at the Castle in the Sky. The owners made everything feel very warm and welcoming and we very much appreciated it! We skied at Jiminy Peak nearby and had the fire to cozy up to each evening. The place was neat, clean and felt like home. Thank you Joanne and Jeanne! and, Happy New Year!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We're so glad your time at Our Castle was a wondrous one.

                                                                  We loved having you as guests!

                                                                  Best wishes for 2018,

                                                                  Joanne and Jeanne

                                                                  Fabulous and comfortable respite

                                                                  Jeri R.

                                                                  Spent three relaxing days and nights. Great location with easy access to hiking. House was very comfortable, clean and cozy with all the necessities and then some. A completely positive experience!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much!!! It was lovely meeting you all! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to spend in the Berkshires and especially at the castle.

                                                                  Please come and stay again soon:-)

                                                                  Until soon,

                                                                  Joanne and all the Riley's


                                                                  Lanesborough, MA, USA

                                                                  Locally there is a plethora of fun and relaxation to be had, including: Zip line, kayaking, canoeing, yoga, massage, spa services. Restaurants, organic markets and supermarkets are within a to 10 mile distance of our house--a 4 to 15 minute drive, depending on your choice--and choice there is! So enjoy!


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  All rates are variable by night and by season. Cancellation policy: If we re-rent your week to others at the same price then we will refund your deposit in full (minus bank charges). If not there are no refunds. Thanks for understanding that we are serious about keeping our place at its best!

                                                                  40 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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