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Sunny, Stylish Berkshire Mountain Retreat Near Jacob's Pillow

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Middlefield house description

Newly renovated home on scenic Skyline Trail features spectacular western views of the Berkshires and beyond. Bordered by stone walls and surrounded by state forest, landscaped 9-acre property includes clear, trout-stocked fishing pond, historic apple orchard, beautiful meadow and extensive blueberry and rasberry bushes. House has all new bathrooms, hardwood floors, and furnishings. Sunny, private 250 sq. ft wood deck is perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, observing wildlife, star gazing, and watching the sunset. House comfortably sleeps 8 with 2 queen beds. 1 full bed, and 2 twin beds. First floor has a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, spacious dining area, comfortable living room with flat screen TV and broadband Internet access, all new bathroom, and two bedrooms. Upstairs has two bedrooms and a full-bath with walk-in shower. Tranquil country town features historic church, railroad bridges,river swimming holes, hiking trails and impressive waterfalls

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Both bathrooms have been totally renovated with Restoration Hardware fixtures and subway tiled baths and showers. The bathroom on the first floor is finished in an artisan glass, mosaic tile floor. The entire second floor including bath has beautiful new hardwood flooring....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • There is a 250 sq. foot deck off the kitchen/dining area complete with a table, chairs and market umbrella. The large spring-fed pond below the orchard is suitable for swimming and fishing. Apple TV access to streaming on demand movies though renter's ITunes or Netflix account....moreless


                  • Television:

                    HD local stations via antenna Apple TV and Netflix access via wireless broadband...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Bose Radio...moreless

                  • Games
                  • DVD Player
                  • Radio
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Video Library


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All


                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Outlet Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                      • Groceries

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain
                      • Rural
                      • Mountain View

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people


                          • Wood Stove
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            air conditioning window units in each of the four bedrooms....moreless

                          • Living Room
                          • Telephone
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Garage
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Blender
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils


                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Binoculars
                              • Boat With Paddles
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Boat
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Boat Dock
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas


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                              from 5 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $1,600 $5,600
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Cleaning $100
                              • Taxes Not included


                              $275 / night

                              $1600 / week

                              $5600 / month

                              3 night minimum stay

                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                              Last updated: 07/22/2014
                              Check availability
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                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
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                              45 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Bradley Airport, Hartford CT.
                              20 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Mass Pike
                              15 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Blandford Ski Area

                              Car: Necessary

                              Located on scenic Skyline Trail, house offers a commanding, 50-mile views of Berkshire mountains and New York State. 1972 house is built in an 100 year old apple orchard once part of the surrounding family farm which dates back to the 1700s. The historic Olde Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast across the street offers breakfast and weekend dinners. (call ahead.) Property is a short walk from the tranquil, historic town center and also borders on hundreds of acres of pristine state forest perfect for hiking. 5 minute drive to historic railway arches hiking trail. 10 minute drive to scenic Glendale Falls (waterfall ). 20 minute drive to Jacob's pillow. 25 minutes to Pittsfield and to Outlet shopping in Lee. 45 minutes to Tanglewood. 70 minutes drive to Hartford's Bradley Airport. Great area for road cycling, mountain biking, and kayaking. Horseback riding nearby. Centrally located to Berkshire ski areas: Jiminy Peak, 25 miles (53 minutes). Catamount, 35 miles (64 minutes). Berkshire East, 28.6 miles (53 minutes). Butternut, 33.2 miles (54 minutes). Bousquet, 22 miles, (42 minutes). Otis Ridge, 23.3 m

                              Other Activities: Jacobs Pillow and Tanglewood are driving distance.


                              Owner info

                              About the owner: Current owners Warren and Elizabeth Cook inherited the property from Warren's father. Born in 1910, William Cook grew up in Middlefield witnessing the introduction of the car, the telephone and electricity. The family's 1700's farm house still stands across the street. After a forty year career at IBM, William Cook built the current house in 1972 on land that had been the apple orchard of the ancestral farm. He lived there until his death at 97. Upon inheriting the property, Elizabeth and Warren initiated major renovations to take advantage to the inherent beauty of the house and its mountainside location. Elizabeth grew up near Pittsburgh, PA and has a background in fashion merchandizing including executive positions at Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's New York, and theory. Warren grew up in Long Island, NY and has worked in book publishing, movies, and web commerce. Together they currently own a home design store in Westchester, NY.

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                              Speaks: english

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              • Entrance View from Skyline Trail

                                Entrance View from Skyline Trail

                              • Deck with mountain views

                                Deck with mountain views

                              • Upstairs Large Bedroom with Queen bed

                                Upstairs Large Bedroom with Queen bed

                              • Dining Area and Kitchen

                                Dining Area and Kitchen

                              • Lounging with a view of the pond and mountains

                                Lounging with a view of the pond and mountains

                              • Sitting by the pond

                                Sitting by the pond

                              • Adirondack Chairs by the Pond

                                Adirondack Chairs by the Pond

                              • Downstairs Bathroom

                                Downstairs Bathroom

                              • Upstair bedroom suite

                                Upstair bedroom suite

                              • House Spring

                                House Spring

                              • Glendale Falls Winter

                                Glendale Falls Winter

                              • Winter View

                                Winter View

                              • Orchard and pond

                                Orchard and pond

                              • Living Room with fireplace and Flat Screen TV

                                Living Room with fireplace and Flat Screen TV

                              • Dining Area

                                Dining Area

                              • Downstairs Bedroom with queen bed

                                Downstairs Bedroom with queen bed

                              • Evening view

                                Evening view

                              • View of Pond through the orchard

                                View of Pond through the orchard

                              • Old stone wall

                                Old stone wall

                              • Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

                                Upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

                              • Winter early morning

                                Winter early morning

                              • House Winter

                                House Winter

                              • Fishing Pond

                                Fishing Pond

                              $275 per night (USD)

                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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