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The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Enjoy comfort and seclusion on the slopes of Race Mountain for up to 15 people..

The Race Mountain House is set high on the slopes of the Taconic Mountains in Southern Berkshire County. Large, east-facing windows look out over a sweeping view of the Housatonic River Valley. In the early hours, the house floods with warm morning light and sunrises are spectacular. The inviting, creative design invokes a feeling of true retreat and relaxation, equally appropriate for an intimate getaway or a large group gathering. Enjoy direct access to world class hiking and a short drive to close-by Great Barrington and the attractions of the Berkshires.

The open floor plan centers on a great room, with cathedral ceilings, large fireplace, sunken seating area, and generous windows facing the eastern views. Reclining sofas are just asking to be lounged on in front of a crackling fire. The well-appointed kitchen easily accommodates the hustle and bustle of preparing meals for large gatherings- we’ve had a wonderful time testing that out! The dining table seats 10.

Four bright, comfortably furnished bedrooms offer flexible sleeping options. 3 of the rooms can be configured with a king bed or two twins. Crisp bedding and uncluttered spaces allow for a deeply relaxing night of sleep. Three full bathrooms, including one with a luxurious Japanese-style cedar soaking tub, all have tile floors and thoughtful lighting.

Special touches are sprinkled throughout the house, from the family-heirloom Steinway piano to the handmade copper chandelier above the dining table. Perhaps best of all, climb a ladder, treehouse-style, from the airy common area on the second floor to reach the loft. Wall-to-wall cushions invite cuddling, movie watching or the creation of an imaginary kid’s fort. Two decks, one on each level, and a screened porch provide space to entertain in the fresh air or to look out at the stars.

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Casey Meade
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek, hindi
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Casey Meade

Race Brook Lodge is the Berkshires' most interesting Chintz-Free rustic mountain escape. We have 30 rooms and host all kinds of workshops and retreats, weddings, community celebrations and other gatherings. We also have an organic farm and outdoor education center where we grow food for our restaurant, The Stagecoach Tavern and host workshops in Permaculture Design, Natural Building and Organic Agriculture. The Race Mountain House is the newest addition to our family and we are very excited to welcome you here!

Casey Meade purchased this house in 2013

Why Casey Meade chose Berkshires

This is a sacred piece of land... sitting on the side of Mt. Race and surrounded by protected public land and Nature Conservancy reserves. It borders our B&B, Race Brook Lodge and our fledgeling organic farm where we grow food for The Stagecoach Tavern.

What makes this house unique

The house is very spacious and comfortable and the view is truly epic. There is direct access to great hiking trails to Race Falls, Mt. Race, Mt. Everett, Guilder Pond, and Sage's Ravine. It's also very close to Great Barrington and Catamount Ski Area. And you'll love the large Japanese soaking tub!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

The Perfect Berkshire Mountain Escape With An Epic View and Direct Trail Access
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

House on hill at Racebrook

  • 4 of 5

This is our second year renting this house for Memorial Day Weekend. The house and location are fantastic.

It would be great if the house had a functioning washer and dryer and a gas grill. It does have a charcoal bbq but a gas grill would be so much better.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Beautiful house with a great view

  • 5 of 5

I rented this place for a friend's reunion over thanksgiving holiday. The place is beautiful and designed with an artful taste. The view is spectacular and you can see all the area around it at a great height. There are nice trails nearby. Casey is great and very helpful.

This is a great house for a big gathering and for having a relaxed holiday. If you're looking for a place for big screen TVs and games, this is not it. This house provides you with a relaxed and zen environment to enjoy your friend's and family's company.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property for large family celebrations.

  • 5 of 5

Casey's place was really lovely - just exactly as described! WONDERFUL central great room/dining room for our large group to gather and relax - and beautiful decks for reading, lounging, and admiring the mountain views! Our large party of 10 (plus a baby) from 4 different time zones gathered for our daughter's wedding at Copake Lake, NY. The bedrooms were so well designed, private, and comfortable. Great linen closet in the largest room that was a welcome sight for our large party and getting everyone out the door for all things wedding. It was so beautiful in late July - cannot image how it must be in the fall and winter skiing season! Casey was so easy to communicate with to set things up - available (although we did not need a thing), and professional. We would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, clean and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My stay the mountain escape was delightful. Our host was extremely communicative and accommodating. The views and trails were breathtaking and it is just a short ride from Great Barrington. If you need an escape from the city for the weekend, or a place to work for a week - this is a great option. Recommended highly.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Perfect Getaway/Artist's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our experience with Casey and Dave at the Racebrook Lodge has been perfect each time, its our "home away from home". This house is their most recent addition and it is the GEM of the property. Absolutely gorgeous interior, complete with fireplace, decks, beautiful piano, spacious kitchen, and tons of rooms with beautiful views. Extremely comfortable and "homey", but also luxurious. We were so inspired while staying, we wrote a song on the piano. Perfect for an artistic retreat or getaway with family and friends. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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President's weekend 2014

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Mountain house! We had 3 families totaling 14 people and we never felt like it was to crowded. The bedrooms are a nice size and the beds are very comfortable! The views are amazing! Casey got back to us quickly when we needed something. Kitchen is well stocked with quality cookware. We would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Barpub
Stagecoach Tavern
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Wassaic, Metro North Harlem Line
Nearest Restaurant
The Stagecoach Tavern
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Twin Lakes, CT
Car: necessary

The Berkshires are known as 'America's Premier Cultural Resort', and Race Brook is a short, scenic drive from the best of the area's attractions. Enjoy music at Tanglewood, a stroll at the Botanical Gardens, dance at Jacob's pillow, and all the natural riches of the most rural, mountainous area of Massachusetts. In the winter, enjoy nearby skiing and snowshowing. Great Barrington, the hub of south county, is just a short drive away. Billed as the 'best small town in America' by Smithsonian magazine, GB is a vibrant, bustling community brimming with boutiques, entertainment options, outdoor spaces, and friendly local characters.

Set on an 85 acre property, the Race Mountain House is surrounded by forest. Head out the back door for an incredible network of hiking trails; the Appalachian trail is right nearby and a short hike leads to Race Brook Falls. Though the Mountain House is set back privately, our affiliation with Race Brook Lodge, just down the hill, provides guests with easy access to a swimming pool and other hotel amenities, while the adjacent Stagecoach tavern offers a great nearby option for fine dining.

Vibrant gatherings, workshops, and classes occur in Race Brook Lodge’s unique gathering spaces and on the permaculture-based Race Brook Farm.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 5.7%

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • upper bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Bathroom - toilet , shower
    South Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is attached to the South bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms, including 2 showers, 1 bath, and 1 large wooden Japanese soaking tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • East Room - 1 queen , Direct outdoor deck access with view
    West Room - 1 queen , cozy private room
    South Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Choice of King or 2 twins, bathroom, great light and view
    North Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Choice of King or 2 twins, Epic View!
  • The South Room, on the main floor has its own bathroom. The other 3 bedrooms on the upper floor share a bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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