About Dan Zussman
I was born and raised in a rural town north of Boston Massachusetts, my wife, Rebecca, is from Chicago. We met in Providence, Rhode Island at college. We were both trained in the arts and live and work in Rhode Island. Rebecca is a Jewelry designer and I am a retired cabinetmaker now Materials Manager for a display company. We are both lovers of housing stock from yesteryear.
Dan Zussman purchased this House in 2015
Why Dan Zussman chose Lenox
We looked for almost a year for just the right house. We put a compass in the center of Lenox and drew a 20 mile radius. My wife and I felt that Lenox is the center of the Berkshires, I'm sure others could argue, but for us, we are 10 minutes from Tanglewood. 40 minutes down the road from the Clark Museum or Mass-MoCA. 10 minutes from Shakespeare & Company or 20 minutes to Berkshire Theater Group. If yoga is your focus Kripalu another 5 minutes down the road from Tanglewood. I forgot Dance, Jacob’s Pillow is 20 minutes to the East. And if it’s the outdoors you want anywhere in the Berkshires is the center. That explains the location. , As to the house and the land, the house was built in 1918 for the Parker Farm. And the land is some of the rolling fields’ clear back then for the farm. The farm backs up to the wetlands of the Housatonic River and be on that is October Mountain. The sunrises are spectacular.
What makes this House unique
The 100 year old house was recently renovated, exterior and interior. New plumbing, new wiring, 3 new full bathrooms. This old gem was not going to be constantly chasing me for another fix. The view out the back is quintessential Berkshires
Children allowed - House is not child proof.House is not child proof.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 28
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home in beautiful setting
A lovely Berkshires farmhouse, beautifully decorated, spacious and enough room for togetherness and privacy. The yard is gorgeous!
This was an ideal home for our family. 2 boys (6 and 9) absolutely adored their new home for 10 days. They were running outside in the massive field, throwing baseballs, footballs, kicking soccer balls, swinging on the swing, collecting sticks, digging around - you name it they were doing it outside. Also in the basement, our family would have fussball tournaments everynight. So much fun.
There are plenty of windows where you can admire the natural beauty of the location, and open them up to get a wonderful breeze.
Dan was a wonderful owner and very attentive to all our needs. We'd definitely come back here to enjoy more of the house and what the Berkshires have to offer.
I happy we could share our home with you and your family. You're welcome back any time .
Dan & Rebecca
Lovely charming property
Dan was very welcoming. The property is beautiful. I especially enjoyed the cook friendly kitchen and beautiful bathroom downstairs.
Lovely! Beautiful! Comfortable! Five stars!
Our group enjoyed an all-too-brief stay here at the end of June 2019. It is one of the best vacation rentals I've stayed in! Large and comfortable, it is ideally suited to families and groups who might want a bit of privacy for couples or family units within the group. The main floor features a beautiful, well-equipped kitchen, a large dining room, a comfortable and casual living room with large TV, and at the back of the house, a queen-size bedroom and full bath. Upstairs, a master bedroom/bath and two smaller bedrooms (one with one twin and one with two twins) are located on a hall separated by a door from another master suite with queen bed and ensuite bath. From that suite, I could go down the back stairs without disturbing either the parents in the master suite, or the kids who were sleeping in the smaller bedrooms.
All the furnishings are remarkably comfortable. I forgot to check to see what brand of mattress was on my bed, but it was outstanding! We all slept well, due to the comfort of the mattresses as well as the delightful cross breezes that kept our rooms fresh and cool all night.
Outside, the property has a huge back yard that includes a seating area with fire pit, a close-in "orchard" with apple trees complete with swing, and a mowed path that goes around a wildflower-grasses natural area. Lots of room to explore and enjoy!
It is not far to grocery stores, CVS, and civilization. The road is a bit on the busy side, but not too much.
If you are looking for a well-equipped, comfortable home to enjoy the Berkshires, this one is worth looking into. Dan made the whole experience easy by accommodating a last-minute delay in our arrival, and could not have been more helpful.
Five stars and then some!
lovely 5 day stay
We came up for two concerts at Tangelwood and it was the perfect location. The house was very well appointed. Wonderful kitchen with all that we needed to cook meals. Bedrooms with very comfortable beds and bedding. Baths with great shower heads. Backyard had a fire pit with wood available that we used a few nights. All in all a great time and wonderfully attentive owners.
Worked out perfectly for our extended family of two sets of grandparents plus the mother and father of the 4-year old birthday boy and his 7 month old sister. House was commodious, yard was beautiful, location perfect.