Beautiful Colonial in Secluded Berkshires

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1377 Fred Snow Rd, Becket, MA 01223

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Overview

Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 11
Type: Home
Per night: $250
Per week: $1,500 - $1,800
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes

Description of the Becket vacation home rental

Enjoy the Fall in our New England farmhouse! Cross country ski at Canterbury Farms, only 5 minutes away! Beautifully restored Colonial historical farmhouse (1790) with almost 2 acres of lawn for playing croquet and hanging out in the sun. There is a small pond (unfenced) for frogs and birds.
Large screened in porch with a view of 200 year old maple trees; very spacious dining area; two fireplaces; fully equipped modern kitchen (completely renovated in 2000); new additional studio space with half bath and separate entranceway; more than 3500 square feet of living on 30 acres of mostly woodlands. There's plenty of peace and quiet but also convenience to local shops, shopping malls, nature reserves and mountain trails. October Mountain State Park a few miles away.

Please note this is an old house that needs to be treated with respect. We love our house. Well behaved dogs are welcome. We do prefer renting on a weekly basis, although weekends are sometimes permissible; rates vary with season.

Area Information

We are 5 minutes from Canterbury Farms Cross Country Ski Resort. 15 minutes from Bosquet Family (Downhill Ski) and 30 minutes from nationally recognized Jiminy Peak, with its state-of-the-art snow making! We are 15 minutes from downtown Lee and 20 minutes to downtown Pittsfield or in the other direction 15 minutes from Stockbridge and 25 minutes from Great Barrington. We are 7 minutes to world renown Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival; 35 minutes to Tanglewood and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Public pond swimming at nearby Center Pond. Plenty of boating in the nearby Westfield River and its estuaries. There are countless ponds in the area. In the last ten years there are many more area local and organic farms. We are also five minutes from the Becket-Chimney Corners summer camps and you can walk their hiking trails from our house. There are a number of fishing ponds and lakes nearby including Buckley Dunton Fishing Pond. The Appalachian Trail is about 5 minutes away.
Lee Outlet Mall nearby Lee. Downtown Lee has had a renaissance in the last ten years. Lovely main street with library and local crafts and restaurants.

We are two and a half hours from downtown Boston and three hours from downtown New York City.

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
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Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 01 2014 May 24 2015 - $250 $1,500 - 3 Nights
May 23 2014 Sep 07 2015 - - $1,800 - 6 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: $400 deposit required for stays of more than two weeks. $200 deposit required for stay of less than two weeks. Deposit required upon signing of the rental agreement. Deposit returned once inspection of property has taken place, usually within two weeks.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Long distance phone calls made with land line are for renter. All other utilities are included in rent, including high speed internet.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Bikes
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Screened Porch
  • Garage
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (7 miles)
  • Sailing
    (15 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (10 miles)
  • Tennis
    (15 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (20 miles)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (10 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (18 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Lake
    (4 miles)
  • Bowling
    (15 miles)
  • Hunting
    (20 miles)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (15 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (20 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (15 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (20 miles)
  • Golf
    (25 miles)
  • Beach
    (7 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)


Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Funky local restaurant with history is just 7 miles away: The Dreamaway; Appalachian Trial head is just 5 minutes away by car;
Jiminy Peak Ski Resort has great summer activities including a giant slide from the top of the mountain.
A season ticket to the public beach at Center Pond with lifeguard and rafts and sandy beach is just 10 minutes away.
Berkshire Mall just past Pittsfield has everything and a Food Court and movie theatre. Great rock climbing in nearby Great Barrington.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Becket, Massachusetts

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Alison Hillhouse

Brooklyn, NY

Beautiful spacious home for winter fun

We had a lovely stay in this huge home in February. It was large enough to fit multiple families and couples. We enjoyed a weekend of wine, board games and sitting by the fire. Pittsfield was 25 minutes away, where we enjoyed the children's museum. Some skied at jimeny peak, tubed at butternut and snowshoed at the Canterbury farms just around the bend. Well appointed , nice furniture and a gorgeous kitchen. Much bigger than in photos.

Jessika Lynch

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Perfect New England spot for a family

We spent an idyllic summer week at this lovely house with our two young children and a family friend. Both the house and the surrounding property were stunning. The downstairs is spacious and open, with a huge eat in kitchen where we spent most of our indoor time. The house has a ton of character and its comfortable decor offers the ideal blend of luxurious and lived-in. Upstairs the bedrooms are comfortable and each one unique. The highlight of our week there was the time spent outdoors. In the mornings we tended to make coffee and breakfast and eat outside while our kids played in the huge outdoor gardens. Later in the day we'd hang out on the tree swing or pick berries on the property for baking pies later in the day. In short: the week we spent here gave us a taste of the best part of New England country living and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We'd love to stay in this property again one day.

Sara Matson

Owner's reply:

The blueberry bushes were particularly good two summers ago when Jessika and her family came to stay. Hopefully we will get good berries this summer too!

Arent van Wassenaer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gorgeous home away from home

This house would remind you of everything you would have dreamed of when reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, or Phillip Roth, or Thoreaux for that matter: it is beautiful, very warm and homy, in a beautify secluded setting. It breathes a typical Berkshire hospitality, is roomy, nice, clean, warm, nice: a place to return to many many times, for pure relaxation, inspiration or exaltation!

Sara Matson

Owner's reply:

Thanks !

Pamela Bertrand

New York City

Gorgeous

this house is wonderfully open and airy. There is room for everyone to spread out, but delightful communal areas as well. The kitchen is large and sunny and the breezes coming through the double doors to the classic backyard add a wonderful touch. Sophisticated and cozy, a real treasure.

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Sara Matson

Sara Matson

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    Copley Square High School, St. John's College, St. John's College NM, British Language Training Center, University of Massachusetts Boston, Wackers Kunst Academie
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    Our house is filled with paintings, art books and literature. We love bare wood floors and sunny corners either out on the lawn or in the house. The fireplaces are not just for looking pretty but we light them for contemplation too. Some say this house has ghosts, but nice ones, if you believe ...
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