A great place to stay
Know that the house, also known as Sweet Pea Farm, has no cell phone service. So if this matters to you, stay elsewhere. We didn't care. It does have a land line and it has wireless internet that worked well. If you need to make long distance calls, come prepared with a calling card.
We stayed here with our four children, three significant others and one grandchild. The property is magnificent and the house is very comfortable. Downstairs contains mud room, laundry room with half bath, very large and well-equipped kitchen with Viking stove (6 burners plus griddle), dining room, living room, one bedroom with a queen bed, another bedroom with a twin bed, and a full bath. There are also two working fireplaces.
Upstairs is a very large master suite with a king sized bed and a full bath (separate tub and shower), two loft suites with upper floors with queen matresses. Below one loft is bunk beds and a full bathroom. The other has bunk beds and another twin. There is a full bath in the hallway for these rooms. There is also another bedroom with a computer (we didn't use it) and a double bed and another very small room with two twins. Note--the legal limit for the number of people in the house is 16 although there are more than 16 beds.
The barn was fantastic. The space is huge and we all ran around and played. When we were there the barn contained numerous basketballs, a unicycle, a pogo stick and some roller blades. If you like to roller blade, bring your own as there is no guarantee there will be a pair that fit you. But it didn't matter. It was a wonderful place to let off steam after a busy day of sightseeing and the great dinners we cooked and shared.
We also took long walks beside the stream that borders the property. The trout weren't running but it must be awesome when they are. Catamount (for skiing or zip lining) is minutes away. Great Barrington is about 10 to 15 minutes. There is a small general store just down the road for emergencies and newspapers.
On the whole, this was a perfect choice for our large and growing family. We will definitely return.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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