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Berkshire Retreat: Roomy Country Farmhouse on 50 Wooded Acres

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The original 1800s farmhouse


Last updated: 08/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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


  • 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
  • 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
Fall & Winter 2015-16
Sep 8 - Feb 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,350 $3,500
March- April 2016
Mar 5 - Apr 24, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,250 $3,000
May 2016
May 6 - May 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,300 $3,250
Early Summer
May 28 - Jun 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,350 $3,500
July 2016
Jun 19 - Jul 24, 2016
14 night min stay

$1,500 $4,000
August 2016
Jul 30 - Sep 5, 2016
14 night min stay

$2,000 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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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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Date last modified - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Berkshire Retreat: Roomy Country Farmhouse on 50 Wooded Acres

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