BEAUTIFUL FARM VACATION HOUSE

Karen Brooks

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse

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BEAUTIFUL FARM VACATION HOUSE

Shelburne Falls Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6-10, Gorgeous View, Open Fields

Close to Berkshire East, Mt Snow, Zoar Outdoor (rafting and zipline), Crabapple Whitewater, fishing in the Deerfield River. Open fields and views and hiking trails. Wonderful for children and adults alike. 25 acres of meadows and woods with a stream below. Free-ranging chickens and sheep. Always something to learn, collecting eggs, picking herbs, looking for the beaver in the pond. True eco-tourism. Large, well-equipped kitchen. Game room with ping-pong and pool table. Large rooms for entertaining. Perfect for artists' or writers' retreat or family gathering. Access to nearby Rowe Pond (Pelham Lake) with its wonderful swimming beach. Minimum 3-night stay. Cleaning fee and security deposit. Extra bedroom and bath available upon request for an additional fee, allowing 8-10 occupancy. E-mail is: kjlonghill@aol.com or contact me through HomeAway-- thanks!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered

Karen Brooks

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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Gardener, folksinger, carpenter-- went to boarding school in England where I learned to appreciate the peacefulness of a country spot. I'm just a bit up the road from Reinhold Niebuhr's stone cottage where theologians came to spend their summers trying to understand the world's problems. This is an off-the-beaten-path kind of a place, beautiful in the spring, summer, and fall, and wild in the winter. I've built much of this place with my own hands, and have tried every kind of self-sufficiency, from making beer to processing wool, to making farm products for sale. Never that much of a profit but always interesting. And always something good to eat.

Karen Brooks purchased this farmhouse in 1982

I came here as a newlywed, pregnant with my first child. It was a wonderful place to raise children-- so many things that we take for granted here are no longer available in most of the world-- amazing quiet, beautiful sunsets and big night skies full of stars, always a breeze no matter how hot the summer, delicious drinking water, fresh eggs and produce, the sight of sheep out on the pasture and chickens busy all day. We're in an area of tourism that is homespun, no fast food here, just lots of land and space, trees and sky-- the locals call our town of Heath 'God's Country', and they're not wrong. My children (four of them) are grown up now, and the house is too big for me but I love having visitors, especially from far away. I live in my studio just down the hill from the house with it's own driveway and gardens, with my 2 kitties and my Sheltie Bounder. Plenty of space to share, plenty of room to run free.

The rooms in the house are open and cozy at the same time-- simply furnished, with a huge eat-in, live-in kitchen, big livin groom, wonderful front porch and back deck for entertaining. The sunroom has a pool table which converts into a ping pong table, and looks out at the magnificent backyard towards Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts. 2 of the bedrooms are quite large, and one has a pull-out bed for 2 in addition to the queen bed. All the beds are very comfortable, unusually so, as this was very important to me.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
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4.9
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Beautiful Farm Vacation House
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
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GREAT FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
My family rented the farm house to attend a wedding celebration in Greenfield. The property was a perfect location to reconnect with grown children as well as watch the little ones marvel at sheep and roosters. Lots of space - one of the most comfortable homes I've rented with every amenity imaginable. The hot tub was hot - the beds were comfortable - the house was perfect! A perfect 5 out of 5!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you here-- I'm so glad you all had a good time!
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
Karen took very good care of us and is a lovely person. My friends and I found the home and property to be extremely well kept and comfortable for all. I've since recommended the place to others and would gladly return myself to take in the grounds, view, animals, and well equipped and spacious home.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
5

COMFORTABLE, SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Karen's house for our daughter's graduation from Smith College. I was worried the drive would seem too long, but didn't give that another thought once we saw the house and property. The Shelburne Falls area is absolutely beautiful and it was actually a very nice way to get away from the hustle bustle of the Five College Area during the busy graduation season. The house is spacious and extremely comfortable. There were 5 of us, three grandparents, my husband and I. We each had our own bathroom and large comfortable bedroom. The beds were very comfortable and kitchen had everything we needed to cook the majority of our meals there. Plenty of seating space,for everyone and a very comfortable porch in both the back and the front of the house. It was everything we wanted and/or needed. The back of the house overlooks rolling green fields and a beautiful vista of the countryside. I can only imagine how spectacular fall must be there! Karen was a gracious and friendly host. When she learned that we were travelling with elderly relatives, she wisely offered to let us use the downstairs bedroom so my mother would not have to climb the stairs. Thank you Karen for this! Made my mother's stay much easier. We also enjoyed watching the farm animals going about their daily lives beyond the fences. We will definitely return to this easy and comfortable home on our next visit to the area!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay-- I enjoyed having you here and learning a little about sheep farming in St Croix. I hope to see you again-- all the best! Karen
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
Jerusalem.
5

PERFECT FAMILY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Ideal family getaway with well-stocked kitchen, comfortable living space with full size pool table, fire pit, trampoline, hot tub, swings, and a very friendly dog. White water rafting and other sports nearby. Bathrooms clean and modern. Beds comfy though kids did have to share double beds. Perfect space for relaxing family getaway with so much to entertain the kids that you don't have to leave the house.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
4

BEAUTIFUL & RELAXING FARM HOUSE

Beautiful & Relaxing Farm House
  • 4 of 5
What a great find tucked away on a beautiful and peaceful hillside farm. We took our family for a fall holiday weekend and really enjoyed the time we spent here. The house was clean with lots of activities and the property and surroundings were a delight. Thank you for a great stay! Lisa
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shelburne Falls Berkshires
Berkeley, CA
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BEAUTIFUL RURAL STAY

  • 5 of 5
Four of us women (two in their 80s, and two in their 50s) spent 4 nights in this wonderful house, enjoying the light, the view, the trees, the chicken, the sheep, the roomy and well-equipped kitchen, and comfy beds. Karen is a lovely warm (non-intrusive) presence, and went out of her way to make our stay as perfect as possible. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you were all able to get together here-- it was a real treat for me, too-- thanks!
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bradley International Airport BDL
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mohawk Park
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Berkshire East
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Warfield House
Car: necessary

We are near the Heath Fair, home of one of the oldest agricultural fairs in Massachusetts, and a focal point for our town. Also nearby is the Bridge of Flowers, a converted trolley bridge which spans the Deerfield River in Shelburne Falls and boasts a beautiful walk spring to fall with many wonderful restaurants on both sides of the river. Zoar Outdoor and Berkshire East and Crabapple provide ziplining, world-famous whitewater, downhill and cross-country skiing, and mountain biking trails all within 10 minutes.

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Shelburne Falls Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Rental rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional bedroom/bath available upon request for an additional $50/night plus additional $35 for cleaning. Pets with prior approval of owner.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Shelburne Falls Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom with doors to bedroom #1 and #2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom off bedroom #3
  • 3rd bath available upon request
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Smaller room shares bathroom with bedroom #1
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large room can sleep 2 adults and 2 children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large bedroom with separate bath
  • 4th bedroom available upon request for an additional $50/night
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Guest pass available for nearby Rowe Pond (Pelham Lake) with a lifeguarded swimming beach and picnic area and playground
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