|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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The Taggart House is an grand estate in the heart of The Berkshires. The property is a 5-minute walk to the center of Stockbridge, yet quietly situated on 3 manicured acres along the Housatonic River. The Taggart House was constructed in 1850 by noted Stockbridge resident Henry Dwight Sedgwick. Recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, the Taggart House combines fine 19th century architecture with luxurious comfort and modern amenities.
Formerly an executive in the fashion industry in New York City, since 2011, I have owned and operated an outdoor sales agency. I sell kayaks, paddleboards, fashion apparel, outdoor apparel, and outdoor accessories to U.S. retailers.
George Manley purchased this estate in 2014
Having looked at over 80 properties for purchase in the Bershires, the Taggart House is truly unique. This property is perfectly situated within 15 minutes of all the amenities and attractions in the southern Berkshires. This fully restored Victorian estate is a 5 minute walk to the center of Stockbridge, yet quietly situated on 3 manicured acres along the Housatonic River.
The Taggart House is the perfect home for entertaining. With six large bedroom suites, a large formal dining room, a billiards room, an eat-in kitchen, a cozy reading room, a huge family room, and an optional grand ballroom for events, the Taggart House is both hospitable and opulent.
The Taggart House was built in 1850 and has all the period details one could wish for, enhanced by the updates done a couple of years ago. In looking for a place where our family from several states could gather for a few days, we found the listing; having just returned from our visit, I can attest it lived up to the previous reviews and more. In fact, we enjoyed the house so much, we ended up just relaxing there more than we expected. Although the house is large, the rooms are all "homey" feeling and comfortable furniture abounds, including a wonderful little reading nook near the top of the main staircase! It was great fun to explore all the rooms, deciding for ourselves which was our "favorite of the minute," before discovering another favorite area. For the larger group thinking of staying, we found no problems with the showers (hot water for multiple showers per morning was plentiful); the kitchen was easily maneuverable with plenty of room for several people to work at once, the grill provided an alternative to indoor cooking, and we even baked brownies in the oven; beds were comfortable with full bathrooms in each room; the lawns and gardens - front and back - were spacious, well cared for, and inviting (including a hammock); there was plenty of parking; and it was an easy, short walk to Stockbridge Center. I hate to sound like a brochure, but there really isn't anything that I can criticize about The Taggart House, our stay this past week, or our host, who was willingly available by phone and E-mail for anything needed. If you are looking for a large HOME to enjoy time with family and/or friends that is private without being secluded, you will not be sorry you've visited.
This is a lovely home in a great location for a family weekend gathering.
We rented the Taggart House in order to host our family's Passover Seder. The beautiful house is perfect for a large family gathering - both elegant and comfortable. The dining room was easily arranged to fit our 20+ guests. The kitchen is well equipped and easy to work in. The six bedrooms are spacious and nicely decorated, each with their own bath - all as described in the listing. The owner is on-premises, very responsive, welcoming and accommodating. The location in the center of Stockbridge is convenient to everything. Highly recommended!
The Taggart House was an absolutely perfect house and location for a large holiday gathering. Spacious, well-equipped, beautifully decorated yet comfortable with great kitchen and comfy beds, we couldn't have found a nicer place for Thanksgiving. The owner George was easy to contact and very responsive, helpful and friendly. I inadvertently left a bag behind and he was nice enough to ship it to me at home. If you're looking for the iconic Betkshire experience, the Taggart Hiuse is for you!
In June 2015 our family enjoyed the best vacation in memory. The bedrooms are large and luxurious as are the six bathrooms. The back yard is beautifully manicured. We set up a splashing pool for the babies. There was room for badminton or croquet. The house is in the center of town, allowing us to walk to shops, historic sites and three public parks. Hiking is also close to home. Bicycling could be flat or hilly. Located in the heart of the Berkshires, its attractions are all minutes away. The house is amazing. The breakfast room seats eight and the dining room seats 12. The billiards room provides a classy activity for young and old. The kitchen is large and well appointed. Four people preparing dinner will not get in one another's way. The owner, George, lives on site and is always available to answer a question and help out. For all this rental provides, it is a tremendous value compared to staying in a hotel.
This fantastic mansion has it all. We were five retired couples who came north to enjoy the fall foliage. George was very nice and easy to deal with on our booking. Everyone had a comfortable, large room with their own bathroom and plenty of towels. The Taggart home is beautifully decorated by the owners. There are too many extras to name but the pictures on VRBO are exactly as advertised. The home is located within easy walking distance to Stockbridges' famous pub (The Lion's den) and restaurant (The Red Lion Inn). We enjoyed the short walk to the Kripalu Center for Yoga just above the town, with a great view . Some of our group biked to The Stockbridge Bowl (Lake Mahkeenac). Don't miss the graveyard and finding the "Sedgewick Pie" family plot. Reading the tombstones is fascinating. The only downside was we were not able to use the ballroom with its wonderful wood paneling and balcony, as it was closed off during our visit. But the house is so huge we had lots of places to hang out; coffee in the sun room every morning and a wonderful fire in the comfortable living-room every night. The five star rating is well deserved.
The Taggart House, located in downtown Stockbridge, is the center of the southern Berkshires. The Taggart House is located on 3 manicured acres with 300 feet of frontage on the Housatonic River with water access for kayaking, fishing, or swimming. The Taggart House is 1 block to the Red Lion Inn and the Lion's Den Pub; a 1/2 mile to the Berkshire Theatre Festival; 2.4 miles to the Norman Rockwell Museum; 3 miles to Stockbridge Town Beach and Stockbridge Bowl; 4 miles to Tanglewood and Kripalu; 5 miles to Shakespeare & Co.; 6 miles to Butternut Ski Mountain and Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center; and 12 miles to Catamount Ski Mountain, Jacob's Pillow Dance, and The Colonial Theatre.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
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