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Enjoy your vacation in a gorgeous home where everyone, from grandkids to great grandparents, can relax and cherish social time, special meals, and many memorable moments. 

It's your private dining room, and a crackling fire.  

Play ball on the expansive lawn.  Relish free time with the kids.  Make memories. 

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At the turn of the last century, America's prominent families created great retreats in Newport, Bar Harbor, and The Berkshires.  These mansions and estates were designed so that families could leave the chaos of the city and come together in gorgeous settings.  The Carnegies, the Vanderbilts, the Morgans, the Winthrops and others came to the Berkshires and created a flourishing community.  In the mid-1980s, eight of the most prominent and beautiful estates were designated by Lenox as its "Great Estates."  Seven of them are now beloved institutions that are enjoyed by hundreds, if not thousands, of guests each week. They include Canyon Ranch, the Relais and Chateaux hotel Blantyre, the Boston Symphony's Tanglewood Festival, Boston University's Tanglewood Institute, Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Camp, Springlawn Hotel and The Lenox Club.


One of them, Ethelwynde, has been restored to its original use as a single family home and is now available as your private retreat on more than forty acres with its own bridle trails, towering old Beech trees and some edible landscape. Modern conveniences include wifi, air conditioning, outdoor BBQ and fire pit, and Gardner mattresses in elegantly appointed bedrooms. Also, our local relationships and knowledge ensure you and your family a rich culinary, cultural, sporting and educational experience. 


The mansion rests on a hill overlooking a great lawn and Yokun Ridge.  This Berkshire "cottage" contains seven tastefully renovated bedrooms, each with a unique feel, as well as great spaces for family to gather: a conservatory with gorgeous views for meals, a music room for family group socializing, a classic wood-paneled library for fireside chats, and a game room for ping pong, etc. Guests may enjoy Ethelwynde for a one-of-a-kind, tailored experience with one family's private use of the property, pre-trip and daily concierge service, personal chef upon request, and pre-scheduled activities both on and nearby the estate.


Stay at Ethelwynde for a unique, meaningful and memorable experience.

Your Berkshire Luxury Villa


Lenox, Massachusetts