The Kemble- Built by a US Secretary of State in Lenox

  • 35 Guests
  • 13 Bedrooms
  • 32 Beds
  • 13 Bathrooms

The Kemble Berkshires is a registered Great Estate built in the 1880s for a U.S. Secretary of State and New Jersey State Senator - now newly renovated by Shared Estates with bright minimalist finishes and world-class amenities. The property has manicured landscaping with massive rolling views of the Stockbridge Bowl. Whether you want to relax in the library room with its array of books from the early 1900s, jam out in the music room, snuggle up in front of one of the home's seven fireplaces or enjoy a drink with a friend at the private bar, you will find beautiful spaces to enjoy in groups or in solitude. 100% carbon neutral. Events up to 175.

The Kemble is the top grossing, #1 vacation rental in the Berkshires out of roughly 1,000 listings. Owner's previous property was showcased on Netflix's "World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals" series.

The property offers a dining room (including custom farmhouse dining table), a professional kitchen, herb and vegetable garden, fire pit and expansive multi-level stone patios and decks. Events up to 175 are permitted and a tent is provided for rain contingency (first weekend in May to third weekend in October), commercial kitchen items are also provided. Indoor walls are sound-insulated for privacy. 

We provide a long list of amenities, for kids big and small we offer a virtual reality gaming room, PS4 gaming setup, retro arcade, foosball table, ping-pong, board games and more. For outdoors you will find bocce, croquet, tennis and badminton equipment, large Jenga, paddle board, kayak and more.

The Kemble Berkshires is an innovative social equity vehicle. Owned by 143 investors from Main Street and Wall Street through Shared Estates' equity crowdfunding model with investments ranging from $1,000 to $100,000, the property is part of a transformation that levels the real estate ownership playing field.

The Berkshires is one of the country's top cultural centers and the Kemble is steps away from many leading national institutions: Tanglewood (summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Shakespeare and Company, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton's The Mount, Clark Art, Jacobs Pillow and more. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (largest in the US), Kripalu (largest yoga center), Williams College (#1 Liberal Arts College in the US) are all nearby.

The Berkshires is also home to a variety of outdoor destinations: Bousquet, Butternut, Catamount (longest zip line in the USA) and Jiminy Peak.

TVs can be found in most bedrooms. Fully ADA compliant accessibility ramps, bedrooms and baths help make entry easy for all. Safety is our top priority, with discrete sprinkler systems, fire ladders and more in every room for piece of mind for all. We provide popcorn, biscotti, teas, cocoa, candy and more. A welcome basket of local goods and fresh cut flowers greet your party.

The Kemble donates 1% of net income to The Lenox Library. You will find a variety of sculpture and original fine art installed throughout.

Most of our stays are multigenerational family trips, reunions, friends getting together or retreats, however as a registered Great Estate we host many events as well (capped at 175) - our events fees:

No amplified outdoor music:

 <50 guests: $2,500

<100 guests: $5,000 (or $50 / guest)

<175 guests: $9,500 (or 54 / guest)

Amplified outdoor music (we are limited to 10 such events annually)

<100 guests: $11,500 (or $115 / guest)

<175 guests: $13,500 (or $77 / guest)

    From the first weekend in May to the end of October event fees also include use of our 44 foot round sailcloth tent.

    We have over 5,500 square feet of dedicated parking. The three acres are very private, but you are also steps to downtown Lenox, the heart of the Berkshire hills. Lenox is home not only to a variety of leading cultural institutions, but also to many fine and farm-to-table dining experiences.

    Home highlights


    Pets welcome

    Wireless Broadband Internet


    The Kemble - a registered Great Estate


    Foyer grand staircase

    Foyer balcony

    Sitting room

    Private bar


    Pool and spa facilities

    Private Steam sauna

    Parking and facilities

    Parking available, Parking lot, Parking-on-street, Parking Included, Private Garden . Private Porch


    Housekeeper Optional . Laundry service Optional


    Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Low allergen environment, Suitable for events, Pets welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Suitable for elderly or infirm . Wheelchair accessible


    Deck chairs, Row Boat, Canoe/Kayak, Foosball, Ping-Pong-Table, Private Fitness-Room, Piano, Stereo system . TV (Cable)

    Kitchen and dining

    Gas BBQ, Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster . Vacuum cleaner

    Location features

    Downtown, Mountain, Rural, Town . Village

    Bathroom and laundry

    Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel-set, Bathtub, Washbasin . Washing machine

    Heating and cooling

    Air conditioning, Central heating, Fireplace, Floor heating . Heating available

    Internet and office

    Computer . Wireless Broadband Internet

    Home safety

    Buzzer, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system . Smoke Detector

    House Rules

    • Housekeeper Optional

    • Credit cards accepted

    • Children welcome

    • Low allergen environment

    • Pets welcome

    • Pets allowed only after arrangement

    • Suitable for elderly or infirm

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Check in: 04:00 PM

    Check out: 11:00 AM


    2 Kemble Street , Lenox, United States

    45 Mi


    0 Mi


    5 Mi


    7 Mi



    Policy and notes


    August 2023


    About host


    Daniel Dus

    Contact us