The August Moon Residence

berkshire county, massachusetts
4 bedroom - 3 bath
(8 reviews)
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$550 per night (USD)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
2 twin / single
sleeps 2
2 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This charming New England home, set on 88 acres of private land in the heart of the Berkshires, is steps from hiking trails and full of relaxing treats. Enjoy western views of Mount Race and Mount Everett from the grounds, or explore the woods and nearby waterfalls from the paths that lead right from the house. There are 2 kitchens, and luxury touches throughout include luxury linens, down comforters and bathrobes. The master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub. Out by the tennis court, there is a charming tennis house with bar, refrigerator, sound system and outdoor seating.

Why Kids Love it

It is packed with kid-friendly essentials - including a selection of babycare items - and there are surprises for kids throughout, from a secret playroom full of toys and books to a modern outdoor playhouse, a ping-pong table and walking trails through the woods. A handmade wooden swing hangs from one of the old maple trees and there is a hammock for an afternoon nap. The owners provide a Rock and Play for infants. There is a firepit for roasting marshmallows at night while fireflies and night owls dance overhead.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights (except from 1st Jan to mid March and 1st June to August 31st: 7 night minimum). The property is sprayed for mosquitos and ticks in the summer so you can enjoy bug-free evenings outdoors. In addition to beds noted, a sofa bed and 2 travel cribs with upgraded mattresses are available. Stair gates can be fitted. A housekeeper and babysitter can be arrange for an extra fee.

About the Location

The residence is 10 minutes’ drive from Sheffield MA, and 20 minutes away from Great Barrington, voted best small town by Smithsonian Magazine a few years ago. It is also 15 minutes from Catamount and Butternut, 2 local family-friendly ski resorts. A Berkshire County Guide with local favorites is provided with each rental. Albany is an hour’s drive to the north; New York City is 2 hours 20 minutes to the south.

Accommodation Details

This large home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with a spacious eat-in kitchen, lounge and dining room downstairs, plus an additional kitchen. On the upper floor, there is a playroom and all 4 bedrooms, 3 being queensize beds and the fourth with twin beds. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns and has a tennis court.

Style Notes

This beautiful New England home has historical bones and contemporary additions. From the cocooning wicker chairs in the lounge to the wood paneled room with a tiger portrait, there’s plenty of panache in the styling details. There’s a fine mixture of comfort and convenience plus classic style and modern perks. The attic bedrooms has sloping ceilings and plenty of character while the rose sprigged wallpaper in the kids room adds nostalgic appeal. It’s all rather lovely.

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Jill G.
Member since July 31, 2015

8 reviews

Katherine P.
Visited in January 2019
We all loved our long weekend at August Moon. We were there for the MLK weekend and a delayed Christmas family gathering. The weather was really, really cold (-7 was the lowest) but the house was toasty warm thanks to the fireplace and wood stove, as well as the regular heating units. The house is wonderfully stocked with gazillions of dishes, including big bowls and serving platters, great chef's knives, 6-burner gas stove, large refrigerator, lots of counter space, and even cupboards to store your groceries. The weather cooperated magically for us -- we had a day before snow fell so we hiked a bit on the trails, explored the kids' cafe, the very magical treehouse, and outdoor swing. The snow arrived as predicted that night and we found 2 little hills just perfect for sledding with our toddlers. The snowplow arrived as promised (and without prompting) and the roads were clear for our Monday morning drives home. The owner was very responsive and the instructions for home care were clear and very helpful. You can see from the photos that the house is beautifully decorated, artful but also comfortable for all of us. We might be outgrowing the space (6 adults and 4 kids) but would love to return in all seasons. It's really heavenly, for kids and adults. Thanks!
Erin W.
Visited in November 2018
There is something magical about this spot! The setting is just beautiful, it's convenient to cute towns with restaurants and coffee shops in the Berkshires and in Conn. We stayed for a long weekend with two families (5 kids among us) and it was a perfect set up. There was so much for the kids to run free and explore outside -- tennis, the tree house, fire pit, play house, tree swing and huge yard. Inside was well-stocked with board games, some art supplies (crayons/watercolors) and DVDs. My little one would not leave the secret attic playroom. It was so cute. The house is comfortable for two families and was well-stocked with linens, kitchen supplies, etc. Beware tall renters, the ceilings are sloped in a few of the bedrooms, so we had to duck a bit, but they were also very cozy. The house is tastefully and beautifully decorated -- I may borrow some design inspiration for my own home :). Jill was a very responsive host. We'll be back!
Michelle G.
Visited in June 2017
Jill's place was amazing! Jill was super helpful since we first contacted her and made everything go smoothly. The kids loved all the toys both inside and out and my husband and I loved all the luxurious touches throughout the house. Would definitely return!
Allison K.
Visited in March 2017
We had a wonderful stay at August Moon with 4 adults and 4 kids! The house is great for kids and had an amazing selection of toys, both indoors and outdoors. We also really enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, which is very well stocked and beautiful. We went in the winter but still had plenty to do - skiing at Butternut, eating at the great local restaurants, playing outside in the yard, and even a bonfire. Jill is a wonderful host, very responsive and helpful in the planning process. We hope to return again!
randi b.
Visited in December 2016
Our stay at August Moon was magical. We arrived during a snowfall and everything was so beautiful! It set the tone of enchantment for sure. All of Jill's A+ communication leading up to our stay had totally made the transition from arrival to relaxing a very quick one. The house is so charming and has so much sprawl to relax in one room and have kiddos play in another, but never felt like anybody was too separate. Cooking was a joy, and everything was cozy and comfy and fun and perfect!
Patricia W.
Visited in October 2016
We recently stayed at August Moon and had a wonderful weekend in the Berkshires! It could not have been easier to arrive with two toddlers to a house that was already equipped for young children. It made the weekend so much more relaxing. The house is warm and inviting, Jill was a pleasure to communicate with, and we would recommend August Moon to anyone looking for an escape from the city with their children (or without) in tow!
Lauren B.
Visited in December 2015
My family and I spent a fun and cozy Christmas at August Moon and had a really wonderful time! The house itself is sweetly decorated with a great sun room for lounging and a den for movie watching. The owners Jill and Trey could not have been nicer and more welcoming via email. And the house is situated between many cute towns for exploring and great nature walks. Overall, it was a very peaceful and memorable stay for my family who could not have asked for a better holiday getaway!
Kristin A.
Visited in November 2015
The August Moon Residence provided an absolutely perfect getaway four our family of 4 (Mom, Dad, and two kids ages 3 and 5 months). The house is spacious and beautifully decorated. Jill, the owner, was always just an email away if we had questions. We especially loved the secret playroom in the house and the massive variety of outdoor toys in the garage. At night we enjoyed staring at the stars and sleeping in the comfy beds with luxury linens. No detail has been overlooked in this fine home. We cannot wait to return for another stay.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Art and culture in the hills

For decades, artists and performers have flocked to the gently rolling hills of the Berkshires to hone their crafts. The largely rural region is a year-round destination for families: nature lovers can raft and kayak, ski, ride horses, hike a segment of the Appalachian Trail, fly through the forest on a zipline tour, or ascend Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in the state. Art enthusiasts will love the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), all of which offer special programming for children and families.