|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Situated on a country road, overlooking the Green River, this is a new home re-built in 1990 on 90 acres of land. 100 steps away is your own private riverfront beach! Swim, skip rocks, sunbath and watch the birds in this beautiful spot that is all yours! Surrounded by fields and woods, the landscape is breathtaking. Take a hike in the woods, or walk across the street and lounge by the river; this is an ideal setting for a vacation or personal retreat.
This is a very comfortable home with a fully stocked kitchen, fireplace, library filled with classics and light reading. Our family has celebrated holidays and vacations in this home for 45 years, and we are excited to share this jewel with you.
The house is in Colrain which is 12 miles away from Greenfield, 7 miles away from Shelburn Falls and 15 miles away from Brattleboro VT. The house is only 20 miles away from the Berkshire East Ski Resort and 45 miles from Mt. Snow. 2 hours from Boston; 3 1/2 hours from New York.
Keywords: House, farmhouse
Max is a retired school professor and his wife, Joan, an artist and writer, own the property. We sought a second home in the country for summers and holidays as well as to experience a different lifestyle from our urban life in Brooklyn. Upon retirement, this became our permanent home. The original house (which was built in 1825) burned down and was totally rebuilt in the similar style, in 1990. We now live in California for most of the year so we can be close to our grandchildren.
Hala Khouri purchased this house in 1965
We wanted lots of nature and we got it. Mountains, the river, open skies and our garden are the highlights. Great memories were created for our family here: swimming in the river, reading by the fire, hiking on our property, and great meals with fresh food from the local farmer's market.
We enjoyed our three day stay very much. The home is beautiful and well cared for. Everything we needed was easily located and worked well. We would gladly stay again in the future. This is an exceptional home. We recommend it to you enthusiastically.
We stayed for several weeks at this lovely vacation home. Just as the caretaker promised it had a magical quality to it. Upon first arriving you will find a sweet farmhouse surrounded by green hills and fields, along the Green River. The house is spacious and comfortable, full of the artifacts of an interesting family life. The bedrooms are comfortable with plenty of linens, the sunny bathrooms have deep soak tubs, the living areas are lived-in in a good way, and the kitchen has absolutely everything you need for small family meals or feasts. We came to relax, spend time together as a family and with friends, and explore the quiet beauty of the area. No big attractions, no bling, no fancy restaurants, not much night life -- but great walks and bike rides, covered bridges, interesting historical explorations, fresh farm food at local markets, and most of all a quiet little river to play in. We took our young son to the river at least once a day to play on the rocks, swim, make leaf boats or hunt for salamanders. We went to bed listening to the running river and a chorus of crickets. The stars at night, oh my!! We biked to the covered bridge in Vermont at least twice and week and had a picnic before returning. The caretaker took care of every little thing that came up quickly and graciously. He is a wonderful source of information about many things! We explored the area towns with their beauty and arts, but our favorite days were spent reading in the house, doing yoga on the porch, playing by the river, grilling outside, and going to sleep to the wondrous night sounds.
This house was perfect for what we wanted - to get away from everything but be close to Deerfield, Massachusetts. The kitchen was modern, large and well-equipped. The rooms were welcoming and bedrooms very nice. The Green River across the street was a short walk to nature and adventure. It was a short drive to Greenfield, Massachusetts for groceries, antiquing, dining. We would definitely return.
We stayed here in June, 2012. The house was better than described. The library was a real treat
with an eclectic array of subjects & titles. We really enjoyed beginning & ending our days sitting under
the huge evergreen in the yard. There was an abundance of wildlife, including a fox who passed through
the yard as if she owned it. We highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys peace, quiet, &seclusion
Pete & Kat
We rented this property for Aug./Sept. to be near our children and grandkids in Greenfield. We loved it! The house has everything you could possibly need. Wonderful layout and very comfortable. My husband loved the bookcases in every room as did my grandchildren during "quiet time". Jeff, the property manager, was always available if we had any questions. Walks by the river and in the upper pastures were relaxing and gave us all a chance to unwind. Trips to Northampton and Shelbourne Falls, antiquing, exploring, swimming, rock collecting, pumpkin carving, apple picking - we did it all! There are several great farm markets nearby - Hager's, Pine Hill orchard and Apex. You will not be disappointed with your stay. Enjoy!
this place was recommended by a friend as a great weekend getaway. Communication was easy and clear. the house is beautiful and roomy, and the location perfect for my needs. My 4-month old was very happy there, and it accommodated 4 adults as well. (Could accommodate at least two more.) Went for a beautiful run by the river, and enjoyed nearby town of Shelburne Falls.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.