Spacious Comfortable Charming Family Farmhouse Great Location
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lee farmhouse description
ABOUT OUR PROPERTY:
Experience a little of old New England. Our VRBO is a charming historic family farmhouse apartment(2100 square feet) with lots of room and comfort surrounded by 22 acres. Built in 1782, our farm was famous for breeding Plymouth Barred Rock chickens. About one hundred years ago, one of these barred rock roosters won the grand prize of $2000.00 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, that’s a lot of cash for the 1800’s! Many other grand prizes were won as well, and thus our rental unit has a built in wall safe that was used back then to hold the winnings (we don’t have the combination to the safe, but we have left a stethoscope there if you would like to try to crack the code.).
Built by the Bradley family, the farm was one of the first and largest dwellings in the area. To this day, the street is named Bradley St.. The river runs through our little valley, which sometimes brings Bald Eagles, Ospreys and Great Blue Herons migrating through. There also is a train track that brings an old fashioned freight train through, and you can even book a ride on the Berkshire Scenic Railway, which runs in the summer and early fall.
• Private entrance
• Three air conditioned bedrooms with, king, queen, and full beds respectively, each with a good sized closet.
• Two bathrooms, one with a full bath and one with a shower.
• Washer and dryer
• Pull out, full size, sleeper sofa downstairs for kids or extra guests.
• Formal dining room plus a breakfast nook located in the kitchen.
• Tons of living space: living room, sitting room, a glassed in front porch, and a big yard.
• Plentiful parking including enough space for a boat or RV if you need it.
• Crib and high chair available upon request
• Downtown Lee is about 3 minutes away, Lenox about 5, Stockbridge is about a 10 minute drive.
• Tanglewood: 10 minutes
• Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival: 15 minutes
• Norman Rockwell Museum: 15 minutes
• Clark Art Museum: 45 minutes
• Cranwell Spa & golf: 5 minutes
• Canyon Ranch Spa: 10 min
• Lee Prime Shopping Outlets: 5 minutes
• Bousquet Ski Area: 15 minutes
• Ski Butternut: 20 minutes
• Jiminy Peak Ski Area: 30 minutes
• October Mountain State Forest: 2 minutes
• Bear Town State Forest: 10 minutes
• Hancock Shaker Village: 25 minutes
• Mass MOCA: 45 minutes
• Shakepeare and company
• Kripalu center for Yoga and Health
• Six Flags: 45 minutes
• Greenock Gold Course in Lee
• Pittsfield Country club
• Berkshire Visitors Bureau
• Berkshire Scenic Railway
Silvio Conte Federal Archives
ABOUT THE BERKSHIRES
The natural beauty of the Berkshires is legendary. Scenic hills, tranquil lakes and gentle streams.
The Berkshires are famous for world class music and dance festivals. Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is a ten minute drive from our location. It is an extraordinary music venue where serious music lovers can sit up close, while families or more casual listeners can relax and picnic on the beautiful expansive lawn. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is a treasure with the very best of dance from around the world. The property is wonderful for picnicking, as well as being very user friendly to families with children, offering many free events. Many other quality museums, galleries, historic places and entertainment are close by as well.
If culture is not exactly on your list, the Berkshires offers fantastic local shopping, outlet mall shopping, and antiquing. Dining opportunities for all tastes and budgets abound. Recreational opportunities are more than can be counted for any age and ability. Hiking, mountain biking, golf, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding, skiing, and snowboarding are all offered in a multitude of locations in the immediate area. We are just a few minutes away from October Mountain State Forest and Bear Town State Forest with hundreds of miles of trails. The Appalachian Trail goes through Lee if you’d like to take a day hike (or more) on it. First class health and fitness experiences are available through the purchase of spa days at Canyon Ranch, a world famous health resort, (call ahead) and Kripalu, a world famous meditation and wellness center. For the kids, Six Flags amusement park is about 40 minutes away.For history buffs,the Silvio Conte Federal Archives allows you to trace your family tree.
Whether you would like to visit the Berkshires for everything it has to offer, or are planning a wedding, reunion or other special event and need a place for your family to stay, we would love to talk with you more about how we can help. Please look at our pictures, and check our links. Feel free to contact us with any questions, we’d love to hear from you.
Keywords: Historic Farmhouse
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Air Conditioning
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Glass paneled front porch, large yard, beautiful view, great bird watching, great sunsets,iron and ironing board, hair dryer, blender, coffee maker, toaster oven, supermarket 5 min. away, iPod dock, 2 televisions, radio, electric fireplace, alarm clocks, picnic table, local and long distance-continental us...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Since most people have their own cell phones, we are providing an emergency use back up cell phone with a minimum of 30 minutes to be used for local emergency contact.Please discuss with us if you do not have a cell phone of your own to use and need additional assistance....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
This house had everything one would need for an extended stay. It felt like our own home, except the views were better. We loved getting up in the morning to see the horses and chickens. The house was immaculate and beautifully equipped and the owners friendly and accommodating. We hope to stay there again.
- Guest Jan (Bradenton, FL)
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 08/30/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We'd be very happy to accommodate you at any time in the future. Thanks for staying with us!
Our family had a lovely stay at the farm this summer. The house was spacious, had everything we needed and stayed cool in the summer heat. The plantings outside are beautiful and it's a treat to go to the farm and see the horses and chickens. The only thing that takes away from the bucolic setting is that the home sits close to the street so you can see/hear the cars go by. If we visit the Berkshires again, I would return to Golden Hill farm. It was lovely and the hosts were very helpful.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/04/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. We're happy to be part of your families enjoyable vacation. We welcome you back at any time in the future.
Martin Luther Ski Getaway!
Martin Luther Ski Getaway!
As an avid skier group, we have rented numerous weekend houses in Massachusettes and Pennsylvania and this is one of the best rental houses that we have stayed at. A charming house with equally charming hosts, we found the house easy to find and loaded with all the amenities one would need to have a enjoyable stay. The kids really enjoyed seeing the horses and bird watching right outside the kitchen window. Close to Jiminy Peak Ski Resort and just a few minutes away from Lee Premium outlets made this location ideal. We plan to be back very soon!
- Guest New Yorker (New York)
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 02/08/13
Owner response: We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed staying at the farm. We try very hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The location of the farmhouse is a very accessible location to enjoy all this area has to offer. Skiing or shopping, as you discovered, there is something for everyone. We'd welcome you all back any time. Thanks again.
We had a wonderful experience at this property - it was clean and comfortable, offered all the comforts of home. It's just a short drive to Butternut, which is where we skied. Great for kids - our 4 year-olds were happy and had plenty of space to play. Wendy and Tim were wonderful hosts!
- Guest christine (ossining, ny)
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: We're so happy you enjoyed yourselves. We're also happy you are skiers considering the amount of snow we had! You have expressed an interest in returning in the summer. We would be happy to share the summer side of our rental with you. There is so much to do in this area.The natural beauty of the outdoors and the many events would provide you and your family many wonderful memories. We hope you are able to come. Thanks
My wife and I booked this property for a Thanksgiving stay with our two sons who live in Boston along with our daughter-in-law and year old granddaughter. We live in upstate NY in a town next to Binghamton, NY. The location was just what we wanted, about half way between Binghamton and Boston, and the property was just right, too. Spacious, comfortable, and charming. The inside was spotless. The views outside in the back are wonderful with the horses and the prized unique chickens strolling about, and the owner who lives in the house attached to it was also friendly and helpful when we happened by each other, but otherwise it felt like we had the whole property to ourselves. It will go on our list for places for future gatherings. helpful, and quiet. It felt like we had the whole space to ourselves.
- Guest Jody (Vestal, NY)
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Hi Folks, Likewise it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. It's amazing in these old farmhouses that two families can live together and not hear each other because the walls are built so thick. It's also amazing that we don't even see each other because of the layout of the house, except for a rare bump into each other or if the renters need some help :) Thanks again, We'd welcome you and your family back any time!
Perfect Berkshires get away
Perfect Berkshires get away
Perfect place for exploring the Berkshires! The farm house was immaculate, completely equipment with anything you might want or need, private, and comfortable!!! The owners, who live on the property, were always available to answer any questions or give advice. It was close to town but in an area that made us feel as if we were in the country. We loved our stay there!
- Guest duffy (california)
- Date of stay 10/16/12
- Review Submitted 10/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. We try our best to make our guests feel at home. We like to stay at vrbo's and know the importance of cleanliness and everything in good working order. We're happy you enjoyed your stay. Please return any time you are in the area. You are welcome anytime. Thanks again.
Golden Hill Farm
Golden Hill Farm
Not only did the house live up to the description but it provided us with whatever we needed: lawn chairs and a blanket for a picnic; books and puzzles; CD's for entertainment; an outdoor grill for easy cooking; plenty of closet space; alarm clocks, reading lamps, even a flashlight, just in case — and all to make us feel well looked after. The setting invites you outside any time of day to enjoy the natural surroundings, including watching the two horses in the field with their daily feedings. And the location is excellent — just about every place we wanted to visit was within a short 20-30 minute ride. Wendy and Tim are thoughtful hosts who immediately responded to our questions and to our needs. Visiting their nursery was an added bonus; the beautiful plants we brought home will brighten our winter with memories of the Golden Farm Hill.
- Guest Walden (Concord,MA)
- Date of stay 07/14/11
- Review Submitted 08/07/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Our family of 7 people (including a 9-month-old and a 3-year-old) found this farmhouse enchanting. There was plenty of sleeping room for all of us, and we loved the many sitting areas on the main floor, for those times when we all wanted to be together as well as the times we wanted a little separation. The children loved being able to run around on the grass, and they never tired of watching the horses and chickens. The place was sparkling clean with loads of extras like serving dishes, utensils, extra blankets, etc. We had a fabulous time and hope to return in the years to come -- I recommend it highly!
- Guest Pat (Tempe, AZ)
- Date of stay 06/29/11
- Review Submitted 07/29/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Great property in beautiful Lee !Guest comment entered by owner
Great property in beautiful Lee !
A year ago, we rented this house for one week. We stayed there with my family and friends, since we were celebrating my daughter´s graduation from college. The house is very cozy, confortable and spacious. We loved the wonderful garden with the barn. Everything is just a few miles away: Lenox, Stockbridge, Williamstown,Great Barrington. We had a great time! Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
- Guest Lily
- Date of stay 05/20/10
- Review Submitted 07/29/11
Guest comment entered by owner
*** Review Information ************************************* Property/Unit : 224996 - "Spacious Comfortable Charming Family Farmhouse Great Location" Property Location: World, USA, Massachusetts, Berkshires, Lee Reviewer NickName: Sopranoin617 Reviewer Location: United States Date of Arrival : Aug 25, 2010 Review Rating : 5/5 Review Title : 1172829 - "Many charming details!" "As a person who has summered the past 18 years in the Berkshires, I have to say staying at Golden Hill Farm was one of the highlights of not only the summer but also of ALL the times I've been in the Berkshires. Wendy and Tim were the most gracious hosts. We only heard from them when we needed them which really was just for technical questions (how to work the internet, etc). It was such a wonderful welcome to have fresh-from_the-garden tomatoes and peppers as well as farm fresh eggs! We enjoyed those for breakfast and missed that very much when we got home. The house is well appointed and very clean. We wanted for nothing. The location to Tanglewood and all things in the Berkshires was wonderful. They even had lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket for us to pack up and bring to Tanglewood. I would highly recommend Golden Hill Farm to anyone that was interested in staying in a well appointed and PRIVATE accommodation. We all loved staying here and already are planning to come back again next summer. "
- Guest Donna
- Date of stay 08/25/10
- Review Submitted 10/21/10
50% to reserve booking, balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Refundable security deposit $350.00 Cancellation policy. $1500.00 per week inclusive of cleaning $5500.00 per month inclusive of cleaning
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Bright Kitchen ,With a Nice View
Living Room With TV
The House and Three Season Porch
Formal Dining Room Leading Into The Sitting Room
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