This large old house provided plenty of room for ten members of our family (four generations) to spend quality vacation time together. Whether rocking on the porch swing, slugging around on the living room couches, or spending long relaxing meals at the dining room table, there was never a sense of being too crowded. The property has an extensive backyard with apple trees and some picnic tables for enjoying the outdoors, and the private access to the pond and use of the canoe and rowboat was a real treat. Boating on the pond was enhanced by the fact that the pond is undeveloped and there were no other people around--just us and nature. Another thing--the outdoor fire pit was a wonderful experience, too. We built a fire on several nights and enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making 'smores under the stars.
The house and property were all exactly as advertised--much to our surprise and delight. The place is well-maintained, and was clean upon our arrival. (We made sure to return it to that condition before leaving). Although there is an air hockey table and foosball table, we spent most of our time outdoors or on the porch (barbecuing). If the weather had forced us indoors more often, we might have taken advantage of those perks.
We would definitely recommend this rental to others--it's close to all of the action in the Berkshires, yet a perfect hideaway for those who want to get back to nature and relax. And there are lots of local establishments where you can get farm-fresh ingredients for your dining pleasure. (We had fresh-picked corn-on-the-cob nearly every night!)