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Ski at 19th C. Renovated Barn

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Last updated: 03/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Large, fully- renovated historic barn in the Berkshires

Mason Hill is a celebration of everything we love about the Berkshires. Mountain views, a rushing swimmable brook, an historic exquisitely-restored barn and outbuildings surrounded by lush forest. Mason Hill is the perfect year-round getaway for any traveler.

The post and beam barn was built in 1815 by the Mason family and retains many of its original construction features in addition to the most modern amenities. The historic Mason Hill is a wondrous getaway in the heart of the Berkshires. Situated on 8 acres, the original farmhouse is still located on the property with the adjoining post and beam barn, stables, artist studio, and cabins. The barn features a fully modern and equipped gourmet kitchen with a dual fuel oven and a large comfortable living room and bar area. The adjacent large bedroom also accommodates an extensive library. The home includes a full bath and shower, laundry facilities and an outdoor cedar- lined shower with a view of the Berkshire sky. One queen bed and one bunk in the bedroom; 2 single beds in a semi-private sleeping area enclosed by the historic indoor stable off the living room, and one double bed in a semi-private sleeping area adjacent to the kitchen. There is a large deck off the west side of the barn for casual dining or reading a book while listening to the rushing sound of Kitchen Brook--the beautiful trout stocked brook on the property. You may also choose to stay in one of two rustic cabins overlooking the brook which have bunks and a wood stove for heat. Enjoy evenings with sausages and s’mores around the large outdoor fire pit. Perfect for family summer vacations, fall foliage, winter skiing and snowmobiling, reunions and celebrations. Rental is for entire property, except the caretakers' house and adjoining studio.


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

Property Type

  • Barn

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are not allowed on the furniture or beds. Please bring bedding for your pets to sleep on the floor. Guests are requested to clean up after dogs in the yard. Unfortunately due to allergies, cats are not allowed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4 in this room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Sleeps 2 ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    bunk bed in Cabin, sleeps 2...moreless

  • Queen size Bed with TempurPedic mattress in main BR with bunk beds, Double Bed in semi-private sleeping area off kitchen, Two Twin beds in semi-private sleeping area off living room (in historic horse stable), & a bunk bed set in cabin (can be placed side-to-side). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Outdoor Cedar Shower: outdoor shower


  • Tub, shower, and outdoor shower

Other Amenities

  • Mason Hill is situated on 8 acres filled with private hiking trails, mountain views, and a brook perfect for swimming and fishing. It is minutes away from Williamstown, Mass MoCA, Tanglewood, Mt. Greylock, Appalachian Trail, Jiminy Peak & Ramblewild. Mason Hill is perfect for Summer vacation, Fall foliage hikes and festivals, Winter Skiing and Snowmobiling at MA's tallest peaks, and rejeuvnating getaways. There are also two rustic cabins down in the forest alongside the brook that have wood stoves but no running water or electricity. ...moreless


  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Property adjacent to historic Cheshire cemetery with stones and monuments dating back before the Revolutionary War...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Berkshire mountain views to the north and east ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Cheshire is a small, historic Berkshire town with an old fashioned general store and bisected by the scenic 13 mile Ashuwilticuk bike rail. It is a favorite stopping off place for hikers on the AT....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    All fine cotton comforters (some goose down), 300 thread count all cotton sheets ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for four cars off the street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for emergency...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Thick, absorbant cotton towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    In cabin ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Dual fuel Siemans gas stove, special food preparation sink and large country sink...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator with freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $80
  • Taxes Not included


Check in: 3:00 pm; Check out: Check out 11:00 am

Fifty percent upon receipt of confirmed email reservation with balance due two weeks before arrival. Credit cards accepted.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/16/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Onata in Pittsfield

Car: Necessary

Mason Hill is surrounded by rolling hills and woodlands, world-class cultural attractions, and an unparalleled variety of vacation and outdoor recreation opportunities and activities. Visitors usually create custom vacation schedules to meet their own...or their group's..interests.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Ian & Jane are young entrepreneurs who live in New York City and Cheshire, MA. Ian works in the food industry and Jane in the photographic world. They enjoy cooking, foraging for mushrooms and wild edibles, and playing with their two doggies.

Why the Owner Chose Cheshire, MA, USA:
We fell in love with the historical aspect of the property. There are five historic structures on the property some dating back to the 1700's. Mason Hill is located alongside of the historic Cheshire Cemetery which has stunning monuments and washed away gravestones dating back also to the 1700's. The property is very spacious and private with beautiful views, sounds of the brook, and is situated in the heart of the Berkshires.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Natural beauty, quiet, private, full gourmet kitchen, woodland trails, trout fishing in stocked brook, two additional rustic cabins and fire pit, stone and wooden meditation benches overlooking upper and lower gorge, cedar outdoor shower, 1/4 mi. to Appalachian Trail, 15 min to Jiminy Peak Ski Resort, 10 min away from Mt. Greylock

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

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  • 1815 Refurbished Post & Beam Barn

    1815 Refurbished Post & Beam Barn

  • Two beds located within the old Horse Stall

    Two beds located within the old Horse Stall

  • Semi-private sleeping area off LR

    Semi-private sleeping area off LR

  • Semi-private sleeping area off Kitchen

    Semi-private sleeping area off Kitchen

  • Forest behind barn where the cabins, fire pit, and brook reside

    Forest behind barn where the cabins, fire pit, and brook reside

  • Kitchen Brook

    Kitchen Brook

  • Serenity overlooking Kitchen Brook

    Serenity overlooking Kitchen Brook

  • Bedroom with Queen sized tempurpedic mattress and bunk beds

    Bedroom with Queen sized tempurpedic mattress and bunk beds

  • Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub/shower

    Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub/shower

  • Horse stables on the East side of the property

    Horse stables on the East side of the property

  • Cabin closest to Barn Home & fire pit

    Cabin closest to Barn Home & fire pit

  • Kitchen Brook on property

    Kitchen Brook on property

VRBO #346642

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 16, 2017

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