Middlefield House Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8, new kitchen, new bathrooms
Newly renovated home on scenic Skyline Trail features spectacular western views of the Berkshires and beyond. Bordered by stone walls and surrounded by state forest, landscaped 9-acre property includes clear, trout-stocked fishing pond, historic apple orchard, beautiful meadow and extensive blueberry and rasberry bushes. House has all new bathrooms, hardwood floors, and furnishings. Sunny, private 250 sq. ft wood deck is perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, observing wildlife, star gazing, and watching the sunset. House comfortably sleeps 8 with 2 queen beds. 1 full bed, and 2 twin beds. First floor has a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, spacious dining area, comfortable living room with flat screen TV and broadband Internet access, all new bathroom, and two bedrooms. Upstairs has two bedrooms and a full-bath with walk-in shower. Tranquil country town features historic church, railroad bridges,river swimming holes, hiking trails and impressive waterfalls
- children welcome
- pets considered
- non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our stay exceeded our expectations! Your property was all that we hoped for and more. The accommodations were heavenly. Contemporary and tranquil at the same time. Thanks to your provisions, we were able to feed seven people every day as well as provide a Thanksgiving dinner beyond all expectations!
We enjoyed the call of coyotes each evening, and the Saturday after Thanksgiving observed the visitation of more than a dozen wild turkey!
The walking trails in Middlefield were perfect for our needs, accommodating a variety of ages and a very expectant mother. We enjoyed the artwork in your home as well as the reading materials. Guido's in Pittsfield satisfied our grocery needs, and the outlets in Lee our Black Friday needs.
Current owners Warren and Elizabeth Cook inherited the property from Warren's father. Born in 1910, William Cook grew up in Middlefield witnessing the introduction of the car, the telephone and electricity. The family's 1700's farm house still stands across the street. After a forty year career at IBM, William Cook built the current house in 1972 on land that had been the apple orchard of the ancestral farm. He lived there until his death at 97. Upon inheriting the property, Elizabeth and Warren initiated major renovations to take advantage to the inherent beauty of the house and its mountainside location. Elizabeth grew up near Pittsburgh, PA and has a background in fashion merchandizing including executive positions at Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's New York, and theory. Warren grew up in Long Island, NY and has worked in book publishing, movies, and web commerce. Together they currently own a home design store in Westchester, NY.