Colesbrook Manor est une maison ossature bois, bardeau de style. Une véritable destination de retraite en soi à tout moment de l'année. Berkshire mesure d'isolement 2 miles au large de la route 8. 30 acres avec petit ruisseau. Terrasse pavée, deux porches d'écran. Charmant et relaxant niveau 1/2 mile à pied le long ruisseau jusqu'au grand lac intacte. Altitude 1500 ft. 10 minutes à oreiller de Jacob, 30 minutes à Tanglewood. Appalachian Trail à proximité
3 chambres, 2 salles de bains, 6- 8
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- 12 févr. 2019
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We traveled to Becket MA from Buffalo Ny and stayed with 2 other couples in the house Friday - Monday the first weekend October 2017 for a wedding our friend was having at the nearby Pillow Dance grounds. Everything was perfect. The house was more than large enough for 6 people, super clean, hiking trails all over thru the woods with all kinds of surprises along side the brook out back. I took a long walk with my wife out there pretty far and was amazed by some of the old growth Pine. The trunks were massive. Don't grow them like that back in Western NY. Back to the house. We stayed in the master bedroom upstairs while the other couples, very large, spacious, amazing views out the multiple windows. The bedroom down stairs came equipped with its own bathroom / sauna. we didn't use the sauna but we did use the fireplace inside, as well as the BBQ, and the small firepit out on the porch. There is enough wood stocked inside the garage to fire a riverboat all the way up the Hudson. You could tell right away that the owner is a carpenter / wood worker and left subtle touches all over the home. Home comes with WiFi, HDTV (Starwars marathon on all day Sunday so the moments that it did rain, everyone was having a blast inside). We did have an issue with cell service, but its to be expected, a small price to pay for being steps away from miles of hiking trails and birdsong. We had a small issue with the hot water tank, but the owner got back to me within minutes on how to reset it. no big deal. All in all a PERFECT weekend. it couldn't have gone better. Massachusetts is truly beautiful in October and so is this Home and the expansive grounds it sits on. The price is EXTREMELY REASONABLE for everything that comes with this property. If you have a medium sized group with you the price works out about $50 less a night per person than at one of the local hotels in the area!!! I would book it again in a minute. Thanks Andrea for everything!
Thanks, Robert, for the kind words. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Colesbrook, and The Berkshires. We are pretty lucky and privileged to live in pleasant and peaceful surroundings, all things considered. The bounty of outdoor activities, art, music, dance, and theater add so much to our daily lives. Skiing out the backyard, over the bridge and along the brook is very special too.
All the best, Andy
Relaxing beautiful place
Went on a trip with 3 friends and had a great time. Amazing house with hand made furniture. Lovely kitchen but we did most of our cooking on the charcoal grill.
Various walks right from the house. State park can be accessed by foot. Nice secluded area but close enough to supermarket and restaurants.
Would definitely go back.
Excellent private location
Loved being in such a remote inviting environment!
We had a great time. Andy is a lovely man. We will be back for sure
Wonderful Family Time in the Berkshires
Colesbrook Manor is an absolutely charming destination. Andy was a wonderful host, happy to share his paradise with us. We loved the tour of the property and house, so many hidden treasures. My favorite activity was drinking coffee and sitting on the patio in the early morning watching the birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds visit the gardens, it was so peaceful. There are porches off 2 of the bedrooms where you can sit and listen to the brook. The quiet is bliss. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. We loved our stay and would recommend the house as a vacation stop.
Great getaway for R&R could use a little TLC
First off, why only 3.5 stars?
On our first night we saw a mouse (or mice, we couldn't tell if it was the same one or more than one) run across the kitchen floor a few times. With a few people unaccustomed to more rustic living, there was a lot of comedic shrieking. When I contacted Andy to see if he had traps we could set, he was deeply apologetic and said he had bait and poison set out but didn't have traps on the property. We enjoyed the rest of our weekend, but we did spot some mouse droppings on the floor, in a drawer with ziploc bags and plastic wrap, and on the kitchen table we'd eaten off of. We saw the mouse/mice again on Saturday night and while there were less shouts, it still made a few people squirmy.
Other than that, the soap in one of the bathrooms was a bit weathered with cracks, the kitchen floor could use a good scrubbing, and the bathroom shower could use a spray-down with bleach.
But the 3.5 stars are full of what we loved:
Being unplugged -- For our bachelorette party of 7 women, this was a great house to disconnect from our reliance on daily technology and connect with each other and our esteemed bride-to-be. We enjoyed the board games we brought, grilling, sitting in front of the wood fire outside, and taking a nature walk.
Nature -- From hummingbirds on flowers around the house to mushrooms growing in the woods to listening to the sounds of rain in the morning, we fully appreciated soaking up some fresh air.
Andy -- Quick to respond, pleasant to communicate with, and friendly when we chatted upon our departure. Also, the many notes throughout the house were helpful reminders like wearing slippers inside, where to find firewood, where to place cell phone for best reception, what not to touch, how to turn lights on -- all reminders that someone does indeed live here in between guests.
The architecture -- A lovely house with so many built-in shelves, 43 (yes, we counted) chairs and options to sit, exposed beams, tables, cupboards, asparagus mirror and leg lamp (how has no one mentioned these in reviews -- they were our favorite part!) the sauna, it's a sight to behold.
Location to Becket Beach -- A short, 10-minute drive to the lake was perfect for our kayak, swimming, and soaking up the sun. The beach is all sand, no mucky sludge, and clear to the bottom.
The beds -- While one twin bed has a severe case of the squeaks, everyone still commented about how great they slept.
Randonnée pédestre, le ski, les arts et le théâtre