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Sunny, Stylish Berkshire Mountain Retreat near Jacob's Pillow

Warren Cook

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Warren Cook

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2015
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Sunny, Stylish Berkshire Mountain Retreat near Jacob's Pillow

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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. Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival and Tanglewood are driving distance.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Warren Cook (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2015

About Warren Cook

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Warren,



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.



Thank you!



Regards,



Wendy
Nov 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Sunny, Stylish Berkshire Mountain Retreat near Jacob's Pillow
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Perfect Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay and none of us wanted to leave. The house is in wonderful condition with comfortable beds and a well supplied kitchen. Despite cooler than average temperatures we still spent many hours enjoying the pond. The surrounding area is beautiful and we loved exploring Glendale Falls. Warren provided thorough, complete information that made everything very easy. He was quick to respond to any questions or concerns and great to work with. We would definitely recommend this property and would love to come back if we're ever in the area again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Milford, CT
5

Wonderful getaway place!

  • 5 of 5

This home was delightful -- bright, clean, nicely furnished with plenty of room and beautiful views. I spent a weekend with four friends for our ladies weekend, and it was perfect with enough beds and bedrooms that no one was crowded. It was chilly, so we didn't get to enjoy the deck or the great property, but it looks like it would be a wonderful summer spot, too! The owner was always quick to respond to my questions online and the one time we had a question about the wifi at the house, he was easily reachable by phone and the issue quickly resolved.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great House, Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Although our review is a bit belated it does not take away from the fact that we had a great time staying at the house. The property and setting are beautiful. The house is great, plenty of room, airy, sunny and better equipped than just about any place we ever stayed. Warren, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with - returned our deposit in approximately one week. We definitely plan to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely House, Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here and can't wait to return. The listing was just as described and in some instances, much better. There were three generations to please in our group and from the deck with the incredible views, to the pond with frogs and fish, to the field and assorted sports equipment available in the basement, there was something to make everyone happy.

The owner was very responsive and helpful and the neighbor checked in on us as well. We were there during very hot weather, but the house cooled off quickly in the evening with the windows open.

We highly recommend this house for anyone who is looking for a quiet and peaceful location.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house!

It is actually nicer than the pictures. The house was roomy, very clean, stylish and well maintained. Everything worked and the kitchen was very well supplied. The beds were super comfortable and included high end linens, which eas a lovely touch.

The setting is breathtaking-peaceful and quiet. The kids had a very nice time swimming and rowing in the pond. We had several great barbecues on the back deck - I think the large rear-facing deck with the great views was one of the highlights of the house which is under represented in the pictures.

The house is quite remote, a bit of a drive to the nearest gas or groceries, but that is what we wanted, so not an issue for us.

The owner was very friendly and helpful. Returned the deposit promptly, etc.

I would definitely rent again or recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Norton, MA
5

Rural Awesomenes

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time during our weekend in the hills. The house is so perfect, we will definitely be back. Simple, modern and eclectic all at the same time. We enjoyed walking the property during sunset.

The kitchen had everything we needed and we grilled on the deck a few times while having cocktails.

The upstairs master bedroom's huge windows offer that fantastic morning view.

The television and Bose stereo allowed us to play music and movies off our iPhones and whatnot with the same cord connectors we use in our car.

Also, the owners were very easy to contact for questions and comments. Extremely reasonable and a pleasure to deal with.

Thanks so much - we hope to be back sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bradley Airport, Hartford CT.
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Mass Pike
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Blandford Ski Area
Car: necessary

Located on scenic Skyline Trail, house offers a commanding, 50-mile views of Berkshire mountains and New York State. 1972 house is built in an 100 year old apple orchard once part of the surrounding family farm which dates back to the 1700s. The historic Olde Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast across the street offers breakfast and weekend dinners. (call ahead.) Property is a short walk from the tranquil, historic town center and also borders on hundreds of acres of pristine state forest perfect for hiking. 5 minute drive to historic railway arches hiking trail. 10 minute drive to scenic Glendale Falls (waterfall ). 20 minute drive to Jacob's pillow. 25 minutes to Pittsfield and to Outlet shopping in Lee. 45 minutes to Tanglewood. 70 minutes drive to Hartford's Bradley Airport. Great area for road cycling, mountain biking, and kayaking. Horseback riding nearby. Centrally located to Berkshire ski areas: Jiminy Peak, 26 miles (45 minutes). Catamount, 35 miles (64 minutes). Berkshire East, 28.6 miles (53 minutes). Butternut, 33.2 miles (54 minutes). Bousquet, 22 miles, (42 minutes). Otis Ridge, 23.3 m

Other Activities: Jacobs Pillow and Tanglewood are driving distance.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Middlefield House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer rates
Jun 19 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100
Notes $300 / night
$1600 / week
$5600 / month
2 night minimum stay

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Middlefield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have been totally renovated with Restoration Hardware fixtures and subway tiled baths and showers. The bathroom on the first floor is finished in an artisan glass, mosaic tile floor. The entire second floor including bath has beautiful new hardwood flooring.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , closet, mountain view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , large closet, mountain views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , closet, mountain views
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a 250 sq. foot deck off the kitchen/dining area complete with a table, chairs and market umbrella. The large spring-fed pond below the orchard is suitable for swimming and fishing. Apple TV access to streaming on demand movies though renter's ITunes or Netflix account.

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