Charming 1860's secluded two story farm house adjacent to wildlife preserve. Very cozy and warm decor with original plank floors. Beautiful view from covered porch and outdoor deck set amid the magnificent rollin' Berkshire hills. Outdoor dining on porch or deck.
Walking distance to lovely hiking trails in Pleasant Valley Wildlife Preserve and Kennedy Park. Quiet and private yet minutes away from fine dining and shopping. Five minutes from Tangelwood Summer Music Festival featuring daily concerts from some of the world's finest musicians. Nearby children's theatre and puppet shows. Also five minutes from world famous Lenox Village containing cozy streets with art galleries, clothing shops, toy store, old inns, gourmet, outdoor, and casual dining, antique shops, video store, and local home made ice cream parlor. Also nearby excellent food shopping as well as farmers markets.
Also close to historic towns of Stockbridge, Great Barrington, and Williamstown with world class museums, famous theatre companies, and more excellent shopping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Ten minutes from excellent fishing, lake fronts featuring beach settings as well as good canoeing and kayaking.
We really enjoyed our couple weeks at this authentic colonial farm house in the New England woods, just up from sweet Lenox village. It's well-kept, but you can feel the character from generations of life there. Big, broad porch, beautiful setting, next to Audubon Preserve nature trails, on the back way to Tanglewood. Probably a great place to enjoy winter too. Owner is a lovely woman, very helpful and cooperative.
I stayed here over the 4th of July. I was traveling with my husband, grown children and 3 grandchildren. We were in the Berkshires to be together, so we spent a great deal of time at the house. My preschool grandchildren loved the grounds, especially the swingset. Surprisingly there are no pictures of the family room. It is right off the kitchen and we used it more than the living room. The porches were great places to hang out as well.
I would definitely return. The house needed some updating, and there was no air conditioning, but we didn't need those things and the low price more than made up for the lack of luxury.
Joan provided excellent service and was easy to work with.
My family has rented homes in the Lenox area for the last several years and this home was one of our favorties! It has a casual, cottagey feel and sits on a lovely piece of property. Very family friendly, it was great to let the kids have run of the large yard area and the swing set. My favorite aspect of the house was how close it is to great hiking in the Audubon nature reserve at Pleasant Valley. Of course, it is also very convenient to all of the great attractions of the area - Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, The Mount and so on... All in all, this rental is an excellent value for the cost.
Our family loved this old house, which we rated as excellent for an old house. If you're looking for a house with all kinds of modern luxuries, this is not the house for you. We loved the house so much that we returned for a second summer and plan to do it again this summer. We did have enough room for our two children and their families at the same time. The owner was also very accommodating; when we told him the basement stairs were unsafe because there was no railing, he had one put in.
The setting is very lovely, and it's a short walk to the Pleasant Valley Bird Sanctuary. The house is located in a very central area, with all kinds of cultural events nearby. There are quite a few museums within easy riding distance, and of course, it's quite near Tanglewood. There is good theatre, many excellent restaurants, and lots of opportunities for hiking.
Having been former campers, we find that this house more than meets our needs.
My family and I spent several nights at this home and had a wonderful experience. We have rented numerous homes before throughout Massachusetts over the last 18 years. This location was great, just 5 minutes from the heart of Lenox and about 25 minutes from Jiminy Peak. There were beautiful trees all around the house. Each bedroom in the home was spacious and comfortable; the pictures on the website reflect the home accurately. It's not a fancy home, but a very comfortable home. The house was very charming with authentic wide board floors and an intimate dining room, yet it also had all of the modern comforts to make a very relaxing vacation. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds very comfortable with plenty of blankets and duvets provided. The steps to the upstairs are steep which I believe could be problematic for a person who has difficulty with steps e.g. elderly person or with a disability, but for our family it was not a concern. One of the bedrooms has an absolutely gorgeous view of the woods. We are a family of five (including two teenagers) plus one dog and all found that there was plenty of space to sit back and relax without being on top of each other. The owners were great to deal with and very accomodating. During our stay there was a two foot snow blizzard and the driveway was plowed and shoveled in a very short amount of time. The owner even took the time to call up and check up on us. We can't wait to rent this again during the summer. It's truly a home away from home - a great place to put your feet up, grab the New Yorker or novel you've been meaning to read and RELAX.
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|
Pay by check for stay and second check for $2000 for damage deposit refundable one week after the end of the stay.