Beautiful Colonial in Secluded Berkshires

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“ Excellent ”
5 Reviews
1377 Fred Snow Rd, Becket, MA 01223



Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 11
Per night $325 - $375
Type: Home
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.

Sara Matson

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.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 12 2015 May 26 2017 $325 - - - 3 Nights
May 27 2016 Sep 06 2016 $375 - - - 6 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: $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: PARTIES OF SIX OR MORE: $500. 00 per person per night.


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Becket, Massachusetts

Lisa Baker

Lisa Baker

Joliet, IL

2 families 1 vacation!

July 29, 2014

This home was absolutely beautiful! It's a country home and for sure colonial... which we LOVED. We can't say enough good things about the home. Comfort, space, family time. There was no TV, which made us a little nervous with a 9, 12 and 13 year old but the variety of board games and yard space along with the frog pond kept them happy. Quite secluded and peaceful . We truly enjoyed every moment. We had family/friends over for a BBQ and there was tons of space for everyone. I loved the large kitchen and the extra sink. There is no A.C. but having the windows open really gave a nice breeze. We even had to wear sweatshirts a few nights. Sara was great at responding back in a timely matter, with questions and concerns. This home is for sure a place for those who want to relax and get away. We would for sure rent this home again. Thank you so much Sara for the memories our families will cherish. It was great to see the kids be kids... and us parents be kids a bit too. :)

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much Lisa! Come again soon.

Alison Hillhouse

Alison Hillhouse

Brooklyn, NY

Beautiful spacious home for winter fun

February 23, 2013

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

Jessika Lynch

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Perfect New England spot for a family

April 7, 2012

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.

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

Arent van Wassenaer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gorgeous home away from home

April 6, 2012

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!

Owner's reply:

Thanks !

Pamela Bertrand

Pamela Bertrand

New York City


March 25, 2012

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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