About the property
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Br 3Bath Retreat With Separate Modern Sleeping Cabin in the Woods
This large, stylish home, aka The Birdhouse, has just undergone a thoughtful and extensive top to bottom renovation. It boasts four bedrooms including a new master bedroom with a private balcony and en suite bath. Close to all the hot spots of The Berkshires, but luxurious enough to never leave, it’s situated on ten private wooded acres with a screened porch for outdoor grilling and dining, a wraparound deck for bird watching and a separate outdoor beer garden with a firepit and plenty of firewood.
Indoors you’ll find a true cook’s kitchen (Viking stove, Fisher & Paykel fridge, marble countertops), an open concept living/dining room with Wittus shaker wood stove and a separate media room for screen-time fun, plus four well-appointed bedrooms (with beds for 8 people) and three modern spa-like full baths. This is a perfect home for multi-generational family gatherings or groups of friends who want to share communal time together while also enjoying some privacy and breathing room. Dogs are welcome too!
A separate sleeping cabin in the woods is a highlight of this property. Accessible by a footbridge over a seasonal creek and a short walk from the main house along a marked, wooded path, the cabin sleeps up to two people, with a single futon bed and additional sleeping bags. There’s no plumbing, but a wood stove provides ample warmth for those looking for an outdoor glamping experience.
Ideal for nature lovers, birders, writers, artists, or anyone seeking a comfortable country escape with all modern amenities. Location is excellent for walking, hiking, bike-riding, kayaking/canoeing. Swimming is nearby at multiple lakes and the beautiful Umpachene Falls is short walk away. In addition to on-property hiking, the Robert Joffe Nature Sanctuary is steps from the house.
And yes, there is high-speed internet, Amazin FireTV & Hulu Luve TV, satellite radio and central air-conditioning.
Located in close proximity to Gedney Farm and Camp WaWa Segawea, this is an ideal location for wedding guests. Spectacular restaurants like The Southfield Store, Cantina 229, The Old Inn on the Green, The Prairie Whale and more are all within a short drive, as is the charming town of Great Barrington with its specialty shops and picturesque Main Street. The Berkshires is a cultural mecca and the house is a short, scenic drive to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Rockwell Museum, MASS MoCA and much more.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Deb Bernardini
We work in music/arts and live full time in Northampton, MA. We have two college-aged sons and as empty-nesters, spend tons of time in The Berkshires with our beagle named Lucy.
Deb Bernardini purchased this House in 2007
Why Deb Bernardini chose New Marlborough
This property has been a wonderful family getaway for us since purchased in 2007. It is lovingly maintained, has a warm, inviting and comfortable vibe.
What makes this House unique
Rental includes a separate on-property sleeping cabin in the woods w/bed and wood burning stove. Entire property and home is dog-friendly!
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Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
What a wonderful place to enjoy nature
One morning we watched five deer graze and then leap over a dry creek bed 100 yds away as we ate breakfast! The hike to the nearby waterfall was well worth it. The house is a perfect place for being in the woods and fully enjoying your surroundings.
Beautiful space with a lot of natural light and plenty of room for my family of 6. Owners were helpful and flexible. Would stay again!
Very relaxing, great house.
Charming, relaxing private getaway
We had a lovely family vacation in New Marlborough. The house is well-equipped with just about all the essentials. We cooked and enjoyed the open floor plan of the living room with its huge windows. We didn't use the writer's cottage but could imagine it being perfect for its intended use. The house is nicely suited for two couples and kids. We especially enjoyed the nature walks that were walking distance from the house. Be sure to check out the beautiful Umpachene Falls (along with its well-kept grassy park).
Exceeded our expectations
We were two families travelling from Australia. After a hectic week and a half in New York, three days in this gorgeous house was very relaxing and restorative. Deb has thought of everything to make a short stay as comfortable as possible, from a well-stocked kitchen to videos and board games, all kinds of books, firewood, even toothpaste for those who forget theirs!
We loved exploring the towns and villages nearby (great thrift and antique shops!), walking through the forests and hills, and along rivers with evocative names.
Thanks Deb, we hope to come back again soon!
Highly recommend this home for families looking to relax in a quiet setting!
Deb and Tony provided us with all the ingredients to an enjoyable winter retreat! The house was perfect for our ski getaway/ extended family reunion. This property oozes charm and had everything we needed for a comfortable family vacation. Thanks to Deb and Tony for also providing us with great hospitality, cookies and welcome note upon our arrival, along with extensive information about the house and the local area (things to do, places to shop and eat, and recommended hikes). Thank you! Highly recommend!
Home is steps from a nature preserve with pond and established walking trail to a separate sleeping cabin. It's a short walk to the beautiful Umpachene Falls.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The house is about to undergo a major renovation; 2018 pricing reflects the addition of a completely new master suite (bedroom, wood-burning stove, sitting area, full bath, private balcony) as well as an expanded open kitchen/living room, a new media room and upgrades throughout. Photos will be updated as available.