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Berkshire Retreat: Roomy Country Farmhouse on 50 Wooded Acres

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The original 1800s farmhouse

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Last updated: 06/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • 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.

Keywords: Farmhouse

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Stove
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games
              • Piano
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • Television

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Free Long Distance
              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Rural
              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Pier Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Sailing
              • Basketball Court
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Snowboarding
              • Cycling
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Tennis
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Golf
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Mountain Biking
              • Churches
              • Synagogues
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Miniature Golf
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Forests
              • Skiing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
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              Fall/winter 2013-14 (Sep 3 to Feb 28): $3500/month $1350/week $850/2 nights
              March 2014(Mar 1 to Mar 31): $3000/month $1250/week $750/2 nights
              April-May 2014 (Apr 1 to May 24): $3250/month  $1300/week $800/2 nights
              May-June 2014 (May 25 to June 25):  $3500/month $1350/week $850/2 nights
              June-July 2014 (June 26 to July 31): $4500/month $1500/week  
              August 2014 (Aug 1 to Sept 1): $5000/month $1500/week        
              Fall/winter 2014-15:  $3500/month $1350/week $850/2 nights
              Cleaning fee $150. Longer leases negotiable. Premium for holidays.  
              

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              Last updated: 06/15/2014
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              Location

              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Albany
              20 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Hudson
              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.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • 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, June 22, 2014

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              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 06/15/14
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              Speaks: english
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