Located in the beautiful Berkshire mountains, part of this bright, sprawling property was built in 1866 as a schoolhouse. It has since retained its historic charm while including all the updated comforts of home. Play pool, sip cocktails at the antique 1920s bar, sing songs around the fire pit, cook dinner in the huge kitchen or enjoy grilling on the porch in the sun. The next-door neighbors have a lovely farm, so you get to enjoy looking at horses over coffee in the morning. Skiers and hikers will love the area and with over five acres of wooded land to explore, the property is perfect for a vacation with friends or family reunion.
Brooksong is an incredibly unique space, full of historical flourishes and quirks--for example, the foundations of a village from the 1800s are still on the property. But the house has been completely updated, so there's no need to live like you're in nineteenth-century New England. Lovingly maintained, Brooksong has the ideal combination of classic and modern decor. The house comfortably sleeps ten so you can enjoy a great weekend in the Berkshire countryside with the people you care about.
In addition to Brooksong's five acres of land, the Berkshire countryside has many other beautiful woods and meadows to hike in. Wahconah Falls State Park is just up the road, and the dramatic waterfall is definitely worth checking out. Skiers should note that there are several places nearby to hit the slopes; the closest, Jiminy Peak, is about 25 minutes away. For some culture, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is a half hour's drive from the house. The town of Dalton has some quaint restaurants and shops, and the Berkshires are renowned for their array of adorable villages and hamlets to browse. Pittsfield is about 10 minutes away and has all the strip mall options you could ask for--Stop & Shop, Home Depot, Target, etc, so you'll be secluded but not cut off from civilization. Holiday Farms is a great organic farm just up the road and there are many similar establishments nearby, so I highly recommend trying some local meat, dairy and produce. Enjoy your stay!