The Berkshires are home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country and are ful of properties that showcase them.
While many of these stunning Berkshire County properties come with price tags into the millions, the short term rental market on sites like Airbnb and VRBO give other the opportunity to temporarily enjoy the lavish homes, even for a short period of time.
One rental I discovered in Great Barrington, the bucolic southern Berkshire town know for museums, theatre, a serious food scene, great shopping and of course incredible mountain views, has it all.
The property, which starts at $631 per night has nearly perfect reviews, is offered by superhost Johana on Airbnb
, really brings the fall Berkshire experience to life.
This private mountain top retreats boasts multiple decks, outdoor hot tub, fireplaces, and great room perfect for entertaining. The chef's kitchen will keep your guests feed and of course, the amazing outdoor dining table with jaw-dropping view is the perfect setting for casual lunches or a formal dinner.
The bedrooms are outfitted with luxury mattresses while the primary suite offers an en suite bath with a rain shower and deep soaking tub for ultimate relaxation.
Want to relax outside, but not all the way outside? The screened sunroom nestled in the woods allows you to enjoy beautiful views of the lake, without the bugs. The lower deck features an outdoor hot tub, pergola with bar stools and a fire pit provides the perfect setting for a cool, fall Berkshire night.
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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker
consulted data from WalletHub
, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here
. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.