BERKSHIRE RETREAT: ROOMY COUNTRY FARMHOUSE ON 50 WOODED ACRES

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BERKSHIRE RETREAT: ROOMY COUNTRY FARMHOUSE ON 50 WOODED ACRES

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Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Country home in Columbia County, NY, close to all Berkshire attractions, including Tanglewood, Lenox, and Great Barrington. An easy drive to many superb cultural programs in the summer and Berkshire ski resorts in the winter. Plus gorgeous colors in the fall!

1800s farmhouse, with modern addition: 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, a wonderful great room (family living room and dining room), modern kitchen, formal dining room, additional formal living room, pool room, front porch, and back deck. Fully equipped for entertaining with all amenities. On 50 wooded acres near state forest. Membership in local lake's summer swim club included. Public tennis courts nearby. Ideal for 1 or 2 families -- with a basketball hoop, swing set, and big lawn for Wiffle ball, croquet, badminton, and barbecues.

Keywords: Farmhouse

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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My husband and I fell in love with this farmhouse from the mid-1800s and its beautiful, quiet setting when we first saw it in 1984. We knew the area well from many visits to the Berkshires and could not resist buying it! In 1991, we added a spacious addition, while preserving the integrity of the original farmhouse. For twenty years, we spent most weekends and summers here. Our kids loved swimming, canoeing, and fishing in Queechy Lake, playing Wiffle Ball on the lawn, and skiing in the winter. We still love the house, but we have college tuitions to pay!

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1984

Our farmhouse is in the beautiful Berkshires, about two hours from New York City and Boston. At our house, you can enjoy the peace and serenity of country living, while still a short drive away from all the Berkshire cultural attractions, theaters, restaurants, and ski areas. Our fifty acres are perfect for walks in the woods -- criss-crossed by old stones walls, painstakingly built when the land was farmed in the 1800s. More outdoor explorations available in the Beebe State Forest and Barrett Pond up the road from the house.

Our house, which sleeps 12, is perfect for entertaining. The large kitchen has 2 ranges/ovens for cooking marathons. There are multiple dining areas, 2 living rooms, and a pool table -- with room for socializing and room for quiet retreats. Adults and teenagers can co-exist and still have their own spaces. There are books, games, puzzles, and sets for croquet, badminton, volleyball. We have many fond memories of lazy afternoons and evenings cooking and entertaining friends, discussions at the grill and on the deck, and card-game, Monopoly, and Scrabble tournaments.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
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4.9
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Berkshire Retreat: Roomy Country Farmhouse on 50 Wooded Acres
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5

CHARMING AND COMFORTABLE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We organized a Family Reunion at this charming and comfortable renovated farm house in the Berkshires, and everyone loved this house! Six adults and five children found the house cozy, comfortable, clean and perfect for every member of our group, from the grandfather who likes reading on the old-fashioned front porch to the eight year old grandson who loves to play badminton. So much is provided: everything for the lake, all sorts of sports equipment, games and toys, and everything to cook and bake. The tables are large and perfect for the whole family to gather; the layout of the house aids and abets parents to sleep in (if the grandparents rise with the children), the house is set back from the road so it's safe for the little uns, and for the adventurous, behind the house, there rises a deep leafy forest. Oh, and I mustn't forget to mention the billiards room--yes, a whole pool table and all the fixins. We made many happy new memories at this lovely house, and recommend it most highly both to families and singles or couples who want a getaway.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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EXCELLENT FOR SKI TRIPS, TOO

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 10, including three middle-schoolers, had a wonderful long weekend at the house in the wintertime. The house is close to three different mountains-- within a half-hour of Catamount, Butternut, or Jiminy Peak. We found cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, and shopping/sightseeing nearby as well. But the house itself is perfect for winter nights and days. The kids hung around the living room with the wide variety of board games and puzzles provided, played pool at the billiards table, or went outside to play and go sledding on the grounds-- no begging for computers or TV time! The cooks in our group were gratified with the quality and size of the kitchen, which was very homey. The 1800s living room was perfect for those looking to sneak away for a quiet moment to read. At night there was little traffic on the road, and the house was nice and quiet. Lots more to say but in short: Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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WONDERFUL HOUSE FOR A BIG FAMILY VACATION

  • 4 of 5
Members of our extended family found this the perfect house for a ten-day stay in August. It's quiet, solid and peaceful -- sound doesn't travel from room to room -- and larger and more rambling than the photos suggest. There are four or five large rooms (two living rooms, dining room, big kitchen with another large dining space adjacent, billiards room) and two outdoor places where it's very pleasant to sit. Noise from the road doesn't really reach the house. There is a croquet set, badminton, a basketball hoop, bat and balls....and big lawns to play on. The woods surround the property and are nice for walking in next to the stream, and a pristine lake, with great swimming, is a ten-minute drive. The hosts took pains to set up the secluded second living room on the first floor, for use as a spacious and private bedroom for an elderly family member.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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New York
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SUMMER WEEK OR TWO

  • 5 of 5
Here for a second year and had another wonderful vacation. This house is perfect for a lot of families with kids. There is enough space that even when little ones get up at 5:30 am, you don't wake the rest of the house up, so that different schedules can miraculously be accomodated. Kids can spread out, play and be loud while adults can have some space too. Bring a lot of people and you will make this expansive home a very cheerful place to be. Kitchen is also amazingly well-stocked for cooking.

Owners are also very responsive to issues, and very organized in all their transactions with you.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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West Brookfield, MA USA
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CHARMING AND HOMEY

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at this lovely farmhouse on two occasions. It’s a fantastic place to stay and has a wonderful family atmosphere. The house is so roomey.........it has a great room for dinning, watching TV and playing games, a library/parlor, game room and FIVE bedrooms. Our family ranged in age from 8 to 75 and ALL found enjoyment. The owners even accomodated our dogs. We enjoyed the woods behind the house and the state forest just up the road. The kitchen is incredible. It includes two full ovens, lots of cooking utensils and even an assortment of herbs and spices. We plan to make this home the venue for our annual family winter vacation. I’d highly recommend selecting this vacation rental!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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WONDERFUL RENTAL EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house with two other couples, plus five kids and a dog, and it met our needs perfectly. The layout of the house is ideal for a group. The bedrooms are all upstairs and separated from the living space. The newer part of the downstairs, with a world class kitchen open to the "great room", provided ample space for the whole group be together. The chefs, the puzzle-doers, and the movie-watchers could all interact easily. And there is also a cozy sitting room in the older part of the house for a little quiet time when needed.

The location is very rural and private, while still within an easy drive of skiing and other attractions. And it is conveniently located within 10 minutes of both the Taconic Parkway and the Mass Pike.

And not least, the owners are quite easy to deal with. We have rented many houses through HomeAway and CyberRentals in the past, and an accommodating owner makes a big difference. We got prompt, friendly answers to e-mails, the lease agreement and price were very reasonable, and the property was as promised and better. When we arrived, we found a welcome note and a bottle of wine on the kitchen table--which was a nice touch.

We would gladly rent this house again.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Albany
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hudson
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 90 (NY Thruway & Mass Pike)
Car: necessary

Summer membership in Queechy Lake Beach Association included.

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Canaan Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • $3500/month
  • US Dollars
  • Fall/winter 2013-14 (Sep 3 to Feb 28): $3500/month $1350/week $850/2 nights
  • March 2014(Mar 1 to Mar 31): $3000/month $1250/week $750/2 nights
  • April-May 2014 (Apr 1 to May 24): $3250/month $1300/week $800/2 nights
  • May-June 2014 (May 25 to June 25): $3500/month $1350/week $850/2 nights
  • June-July 2014 (June 26 to July 31): $4500/month $1500/week
  • August 2014 (Aug 1 to Sept 1): $5000/month $1500/week
  • Fall/winter 2014-15: $3500/month $1350/week $850/2 nights
  • Cleaning fee $150. Longer leases negotiable. Premium for holidays.

Amenities

Canaan Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Iron & Board
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wood Stove
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
Notes:
Piano, basketball hoop, swing set, and large yard.