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Vacation in a Berkshire Farmhouse

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 11-12

Welcome to our idyllic farmhouse in the beautiful Berkshires, where you’ll enjoy the tranquility and comfort of country living any season of the year. Relax, slow down, watch the birds in the garden, listen to the babbling brook. Or take advantage of all the Berkshires has to offer – cultural attractions, fine dining, outdoor adventures, shopping and more. Spend some time here and create memories for years to come.

This is a 2 story 1840's farmhouse in the Berkshires with original ceiling beams and 16' floor boards in much of the house.

Fully furnished with 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a gorgeous screened-in porch overlooking 4 acres of gardens, stream and wooded mountains.

It has a fully equipped country kitchen with dish washer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and lots of cooking utensils.

A full dining room with butcher block table that seats 12 and 2 complete sets of dinnerware; glasses, mugs, and wine glasses.

A large living room with 2 full couches (one is a comfortable queen pull out and the other is a great napping or over night sleeping couch), a love seat, and rocking chairs. WiFi/Cable TV/VCR/DVD/Stereo/and CD player.

4 bedrooms upstairs - 2 with double beds, 1 with trundle bed, and 1 with single bed.

1 bedroom downstairs with double bed.

All beds have memory foam toppers, all linens included.

Downstairs bathroom has washer and dryer; towels.

Perennial gardens and large vegetable garden.

2 miles from downtown West Stockbridge where you can shop and dine; 2 minutes from Card Lake Pond for swimming and fishing; 15-20 minutes to ski areas; 10 minutes from Tanglewood, theatres and movies; 10 minutes from Norman Rockwell Museum; 20 minutes to Pittsfield; 2.25 hours from Boston; 2.5 hours from NYC.

Wooded and river walks/bicycling, cross country skiing/snowshoeing right out the door.

Pricing based on occupancy

Up to 6 people:

• Fall-Winter (Sept. 5-March 25, 2012): $295/night -- $1500/week

• Spring (March 26-May 24): $260/night -- $1250/week

• Summer/Peak* (May 25-Sept. 3): $350/night -- $2000/week

7-8 people:

• Fall-Winter (Sept. 5-March 25, 2012): $350/night-- $1950/week

• Spring (March 26-May 24): $325/night-- $1500/week

• Summer/Peak* (May 25-Sept. 3): $400/night -- $2300/week

9-12 people:

• Fall-Winter (Sept. 5-March 25, 2012): $425/night - $2400/week

• Spring (March 26-May 24): $375/night -- $1700/week

• Summer/Peak* (May 25-Sept. 3): $450/night -- $2600/week

*Holiday weeks & weekends are considered peak, these include Christmas, New Year, Martin Luther King, President's Day week, Thanksgiving.

Disclaimer: Happy to discuss long term rental. Payments are only accepted in US Dollars unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance. 2 night minimum stay. No cats. Dogs negotiable. NO SMOKING please.

More Details

Owner
Elaine Hoffman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Elaine Hoffman

I am a potter who loves to get my hands in clay.

Hands in dirt is not a bad thing either, as I love to garden ,as well.

I have a large vegetable garden and perennial gardens all around the property. If you are here in season, you may be able to partake of my garden vegetables and/or flowers to decorate the farmhouse.

I also love to hike the trails right out the door- Up the mountains, and down to the river.

These are a few of my favorite things!

I hope that you can come and enjoy them too.

Elaine Hoffman purchased this farmhouse in 1965

Why Elaine Hoffman chose Berkshires

This Farmhouse has been in the family for nearly 50 years. We have developed the land and buildings and have enjoyed its solemnity and tranquility.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmhouse is just 2 miles from downtown West Stockbridge where shopping necessities, galleries, restaurants, playgrounds, tennis, and swimming are all available.

It is within 10 minutes from Tanglewood, theatres, movies, museums and other cultural activities, as well as ski resorts.

And yet a lovely place to just sit and contemplate on the screened in porch overlooking the fields, gardens, stream and wooded mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Elaine's farmhouse

>> in the Berkshires. Elaine is a kind, helpful, and generous host, and all

>> correspondences with her were clear and helpful. The home itself is cozy

>> and well-stocked. We had everything we needed, and we felt so comfortable

>> and relaxed there. The property itself is beautiful and calming- such a

>> refuge! I would recommend this home to anyone traveling through the

>> Berkshires- especially if you are a larger group. Two enthusiastic thumbs

>> up!
Jul 2012
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Amenities

West Stockbridge Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , this is a trundle bed - 2 singles or turn into a double
    living roomOther (See Description) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , a comfortable queen pull out sofa and comfortable sofa
  • Double Beds (1) 3 rooms with double beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 room with trundle bed 1 room with single bed very comfortable couch in living room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized ( comfortable!) fold out couch in Living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Vacation in a Berkshire Farmhouse
average rating of 4.875 based on 45 reviews
Bonnington, BC Canada
5

Return again, yes!

  • 5 of 5

After many years of wanting to travel east, I finally made it to the

Berkshires. What a treat! I was delighted by my stay at an old farm

house so lovingly cared for by Elaine, the owner.

It offered a quiet, clean, comfy and beautiful spot to relax and recreate.

It gave me a sense of history, yet I could use the wifi to stay connected

- best of both worlds.

Elaine's hospitality and knowledge of the area's art/craft scene was

especially appreciated and she has an amazing pottery studio just across

the field.

If you are looking for a beautiful spot to stay in the Berkshires I

heartily recommend Elaine's farmhouse. You won't be disappointed. You

will be a returning customer.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A cozy, comfortable, convenient Berkshire home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse was everything we had hoped for, in terms of having our family, complete with grand babies, gather for a Berkshire vacation. The location was ideal for everything that we planned to do: Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Great Barrington, the MOCA, and swimming at the local lakes.

Elaine was a wonderful hostess, in that she offered just enough attention, while allowing us plenty of privacy and space. We were greeted with fresh flowers from her garden upon arrival and treated to fresh greens and veggies throughout our stay. She offered tips in terms of places and activities available in the area.

We will definitely return to the Berkshires, and the Farmhouse would be our first choice for our home-away-from-home!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fabulous place to gather

  • 5 of 5

A group of six former college friends rented Elaine's farmhouse for a weekend reunion and birthday celebration. Elaine greeted us warmly with fresh flowers and greens from her garden and helpful information about the area. The house is wonderfully appointed with tons of dishes, decent knives, flour, sugar and spices, paper and cloth napkins, and games and books. There was absolutely nothing we needed that we couldn't find in the house! The screen porch is heavenly, the gardens beautiful, and the neighborhood quiet. Elaine was extremely helpful and available as she lives and works next door. We'll definitely keep Elaine's farmhouse on our list for future reunions or family vacations.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Serene and inviting farmhouse in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

This lovely place was home for us for a weekend in June. Our group of six fit nicely in this charming home with plenty of room to spare. The kitchen worked perfectly for our needs. The dining room was wonderful in that both the room and the table are of good size and we never felt crowded. The back screened porch was great to sit out on with a glass of wine and we enjoyed a great view of the backyard gardens and mature trees - Bedrooms were nicely decorated and comfortable . There a two bathrooms with showers on each floor so that was very convenient for us. This home was immaculate and offered us privacy if needed. Having the linens provided was great and if staying for an extended time this house offers the convenience of a washer and dryer. All in all this was a wonderful place to stay – only wish we could have stayed all week! PS ... Check out the pottery shop – there are some lovely things offered.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

rental in west stockbridge

  • 5 of 5

My extended family, including 9 adults and 4 children, just spent a lovely long weekend at this property. The owner was very nice and responsive, and filled us in completely on the workings of the house. The house itself was very well stocked. We prepared all meals in the kitchen and found all pots, pans and utensils we needed. The beds were extremely comfortable; they seemed to have foam mattress covers on them. The property was very nice; we enjoyed taking the children to put vegetable leftovers on the compost pile. The house was very well located for day trips to Shaker Village and Great Barrington. We loved visiting the little coffee shop/art gallery in West Stockbridge. Also really enjoyed getting to see Elaine's pottery studio and reading the children's book she left us about pottery with our grandchildren.

Elaine was very accommodating in terms of accepting our family dogs. We probably had too many children with us for the size of the house, but it would be a perfect fit for 9 or 10 people. I would happily return.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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west stockbridge farm house

  • 5 of 5

my family just spent a long weekend at the beautiful farmhouse in west stockbridge. the accomdations were very comfortable,homey,clean, and well stocked. the grounds were beautiful and peaceful. the owner of the property lives on site and has an amazing pottery studio. she gave us plenty of privacy but was there if we needed anything at any time.

I would happily revisit this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Tanglewood Music Center
Shakespeare & Company
Norman Rockwell Museum
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Mass Museum of Contemporary Art
Ski Butternut
Baba Louie's
New York State Museum
John Andrews Restaurant
Cranwell Resort
Castle Street Cafe
Taconic State Park
Hoffman Pottery-W Stockbridge
Dream Away Lodge
Copake Country Club
Stockbridge Bowl
Bash Bish Falls
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Bousquet Ski Area
Catamount Ski Area
Nudel Restaurant
Olana State Historic Site
MASS MoCA
Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health
Hiking
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
albany, NY
Car: recommended

2 miles from downtown West Stockbridge where you can shop and dine; 1.5 miles from Card Lake Pond for

swimming and fishing; 15-30 minutes to ski areas (Butternut,Catamount, Bousquet, Jimini Peak); 10 minutes to Tanglewood, Barrington Stage Co, Berkshire Theater Group, The Colonial Theater, The Mahaiwe Theater, Shakespeare & Co., and The Triplex Cinemas; 10 minutes to The Mount, Norman Rockwell Museum and Kripalu; 30 minutes to Jacob's Pillow; 30 minutes to the Clark Museum, 40 minutes to Mass MOCA, 20 minutes to Pittsfield; 2.25 hours from Boston; 2.5 hours from NYC.

Wooded and river walks/bicycling, cross country skiing/snowshoeing right out the door.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Pet Fee $35
Damage Deposit $500

Up to 6 people:• Fall-Winters(sept 5-march24): $290/night,$1400/week
Spring(March 24-May 23) : $250/night , $1250/week
Summer/Peak(May 28-Sept. 4): $350/night, $1950/week
7-8 people: Fall-Winter : $350/night, $1850/week
Spring : $325/night, $1400/week
Summer/Peak*: $400/night, $2200/week
9-12 people:Fall-Winter$425/night, #2300 week
Spring: $375/night, $1600 week
Summer: $450/night, $2450
Dogs$35
Holidays weeks and weekends are considered peak. These include Christmas, New years, Martin Luther King, Presidents week, Memorial day, Thanksgiving

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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