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Berkshire Retreat: Roomy Country Farmhouse on 50 Wooded Acres

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The original 1800s farmhouse


Last updated: 01/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Canaan farmhouse description

Country home in Columbia County, NY, close to all Berkshire attractions, including Tanglewood, Lenox, and Great Barrington. An easy drive to many superb cultural programs in the summer and Berkshire ski resorts in the winter. Plus gorgeous colors in the fall!

1800s farmhouse, with modern addition: 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, a wonderful great room (family living room and dining room), modern kitchen, formal dining room, additional formal living room, pool room, front porch, and back deck. Fully equipped for entertaining with all amenities. On 50 wooded acres near state forest. Membership in local lake's summer swim club included. Public tennis courts nearby. Ideal for 1 or 2 families -- with a basketball hoop, swing set, and big lawn for Wiffle ball, croquet, badminton, and barbecues.

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Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Piano, basketball hoop, swing set, and large yard.


              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Piano
              • Pool Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


                  • Dining Room


                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Evaporative Cooling
                  • Firewood
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • ISDN Access
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Canoe
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 15 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  March 2015
                  Mar 9 - Apr 5, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,250 $3,000
                  Early Spring
                  Apr 6 - May 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,300 $3,250
                  Early Summer
                  May 16 - Jun 24, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,350 $3,500
                  Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2015
                  14 night min stay

                  $1,500 $4,500
                  August 2015
                  Aug 1 - Sep 7, 2015
                  31 night min stay

                  Fall & Winter 2015-16
                  Sep 8 - Feb 28, 2016
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,350 $3,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


                  Security deposit & cleaning fee required. Rates vary by length of stay & other factors. HomeAway or VRBO estimates are generated automatically and not necessarily accurate. Holiday weekends carry a slight premium. Longer rentals negotiable and utilities added. Email the owners with your needs to receive a quote.

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                  Last updated: 01/16/2015
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                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 90 (NY Thruway & Mass Pike)

                  Car: Necessary

                  Summer membership in Queechy Lake Beach Association included.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1984

                  About the owner: My husband and I fell in love with this farmhouse from the mid-1800s and its beautiful, quiet setting when we first saw it in 1984. We knew the area well from many visits to the Berkshires and could not resist buying it! In 1991, we added a spacious addition, while preserving the integrity of the original farmhouse. For twenty years, we spent most weekends and summers here. Our kids loved swimming, canoeing, and fishing in Queechy Lake, playing Wiffle Ball on the lawn, and skiing in the winter. We still love the house, but we have college tuitions to pay!

                  Why the Owner Chose Canaan:
                  Our farmhouse is in the beautiful Berkshires, about two hours from New York City and Boston. At our house, you can enjoy the peace and serenity of country living, while still a short drive away from all the Berkshire cultural attractions, theaters, restaurants, and ski areas. Our fifty acres are perfect for walks in the woods -- criss-crossed by old stones walls, painstakingly built when the land was farmed in the 1800s. More outdoor explorations available in the Beebe State Forest and Barrett Pond up the road from the house.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  Our house, which sleeps 12, is perfect for entertaining. The large kitchen has 2 ranges/ovens for cooking marathons. There are multiple dining areas, 2 living rooms, and a pool table -- with room for socializing and room for quiet retreats. Adults and teenagers can co-exist and still have their own spaces. There are books, games, puzzles, and sets for croquet, badminton, volleyball. We have many fond memories of lazy afternoons and evenings cooking and entertaining friends, discussions at the grill and on the deck, and card-game, Monopoly, and Scrabble tournaments.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • The original 1800s farmhouse

                    The original 1800s farmhouse

                  • Large, fully equipped kitchen for the gourmet chef

                    Large, fully equipped kitchen for the gourmet chef

                  • For more formal dining

                    For more formal dining

                  • Pool, anyone?

                    Pool, anyone?

                  • The master bedroom

                    The master bedroom

                  • With a spacious addition and deck.

                    With a spacious addition and deck.

                  • The great room with a woodstove and piano

                    The great room with a woodstove and piano

                  • The 1800s living room

                    The 1800s living room

                  • A bedroom on the 1800s side of the house

                    A bedroom on the 1800s side of the house

                  VRBO #246415

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, January 18, 2015

                  $167 - $425 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 2-31 nights
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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/16/2015
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