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Beautifully Renovated 1850s Farmhouse 1/4 Mile From Jiminy Peak

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Farmhouse On 2 Beautiful Acres In Northern Berkshires

Built in 1850, this spacious, newly renovated farmhouse has a state-of-the-art granite kitchen, 2.5 baths, four bedrooms (one king with en suite bath, one queen, two doubles, plus a futon in the living area), large living room, dining room, mud room, porch and gazebo on two pastoral acres bordering the Kinderhook Creek. Wood and tile floors throughout the home, some original and restored. Even with its classic charm, the home has all the modern conveniences, such as Dish Network satellite TV, wireless internet, washer/dryer and local phone service. The home is furnished comfortably, and decorated with Berkshire charm. The kitchen is nicely stocked, and a large lending library is yours to explore.

The 2-acre plot is nicely landscaped, with paths cut through the small meadow to Kinderhook Creek, a lovely path for families with children to explore. The gazebo is a great place to have coffee or read, while gazing out on the meadow and mountains beyond, in rain or in sun. Use the fire pit on summer nights to extend your enjoyment of the day.

If you like nature, pastoral settings, art, culture or adventure, the Berkshires are ideal. Situated between Ioka Valley Farm (with its barnyard, fall festival or maple season pancake breakfasts) and Jiminy Peak (great family skiing in winter or mountain adventure park in summer and fall), this house is in the beautiful Jericho Valley of the Northern Berkshires, with views of mountains and meadows all around. Within a picturesque and relaxing drive to Mount Greylock wilderness area, Williamstown (home of the renowned Clark Museum and Williams College and its Summer Theater Festival), and Hancock Shaker Village, it is also an easy drive to apple picking in Richmond, summer concerts in Tanglewood, historic Stockbridge and all of the Berkshire attractions. Even many of the great attractions in Southern Vermont, such as historic Bennington, scenic route 7A, Shaftsbury, are less than an hour away. Manchester with its great shopping, restaurants, Lincoln home Hildene and Mount Equinox summit drive, is about an hour north. In all of these day trips, the drives are lovely, with barely a traffic light in sight. In the summer, local farms stands abound, allowing you to enjoy fresh and often organic produce, berries, corn and maple syrup.

There are many lovely parks in Williamstown and the surrounding towns with easy and moderate trails (and several Berkshire hiking guides are in the house for your use). Several lakes are also nearby - Cherry Plain in New York, Onota in Pittsfield - but it is often not hot enough to swim. This house is ideal in summer, winter and fall.

Special consideration will be given to a winter season rental - our goal is to rent the home for the entire winter. Please inquire.

More Details

James Connolly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About James Connolly

We are a family of four, we live and work on Long Island, NY, our kids are teenagers and we do not get up as much as we'd like due to their schedules. I work as an administrator at Hofstra University.

James Connolly purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why James Connolly chose Hancock

I love the historic house (but renovated) and the big yard with views to the mountains. And I love adventures, so I go ziplining, kayaking, hiking in the summer, drive to Vermont and explore stuff, antiquing, go to Tanglewood and sit on the lawn for an evening concert, the museums are great. I walk at the Clark Museum grounds or field farm or Greylock almost every day. And I love the beautiful drives everywhere and NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house is really well-appointed and decorated, homey, roomy - lots of space. I especially love the gazebo in the summer and walking around the grounds. Each room has photos and maps from the area - posters from the Clark Art Institute, photos of the mountains and Vermont and the Shaker Village nearby, Rockwell reproductions. Lots of blankets and books and movies for you to use.


Hancock Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , En suite with master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Also available air mattresses and a futon in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Lloyd Harbor NY


  • 5 of 5

We rented the house during February break and hope to return one day. The location was excellent and the house was well appointed. The owner James, was very good at answering any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem. Beautiful property and lovely design. We do a family ski weekend every year and this house is our favorite. It has everything and was so close to the slopes. Our family had the best time laying by the fire and enjoying the snowy weather. We would love to stay here again! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great house for families who want to be close to Jiminy Peak

  • 5 of 5

Awesome experience all around. House was clean, layout was perfect for two families and James was very communicative throughout the entire process. We couldn’t believe how close it was Jiminy Peak! Only a 3 minute drive!! Will absolutely stay here again. Highly recommend — you won’t regret it.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is just perfect. We enjoyed our stay immensely and James is above and beyond attentive to all our needs. We loved our stay - wintery and cozy . We can't wait to book our next stay ! Highly recommend you will NOT be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful house in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several times from Home Away and this is the nicest house we have stayed in. Well equipped, clean and well stocked kitchen. The property is immaculate and James was a very accommodating host. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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The outside of the house looks like a charming mid19th century colonial.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in the house very much. It is cozy, comfortable and works very well. It is also very quiet. The house comes with a very large backyard which would lend itself to a variety of activities. There is also a pretty stream on the property which is a nice place to visit to read or meditate. The property is in a particularly beautiful section of the Berkshires. We look forward to spending more time at the house in the future. It is a lovely place!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Great ski resort for families and also a fantastic summer and fall destination with a mounta...
Ioka Valley Farm
Great fall destination for pumpkin patch, barnyard and fall fun. In summer, the barnyard is...
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Best collection of European and American art outside a major city. Plus the grounds have ve...
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Fantastic summer theatre program
Mount Greylock State Reservation
Road to the highest point in Massachusetts. Great views and trails along the way. Lodge on...
The Guest House at Field Farm
Lovely open space, birding, trails through wide open fields with views of the Taconic and Be...
Williams College
Home to great arts, culture, Division 3 athletics, and the Williams College Museum.
Parsley's Restaurant -- CLOSED
Adventure trail. Effort required but a lot of fun.
Hancock Shaker Village
Great historic recreation and farm with trails and demonstration. Often have events.
Pittsfield State Forest
Nice trails, a few streams, pond on top of mountain, views of Taconics. Azaleas on top in J...
No where better to spend a summer evening, under the stars, listening to classical or popula...
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Fantastic education and outdoor activities.
Whitney's Farm Market-Country
Great market, bakery and playground with petting zoo.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
Biking and hiking trail, past lakes, mountain views, rivers, wetland and forest. Great vari...
Cherry Plain State Park
Swimming hole and state park.
Powder Hounds Restaurant
Continental food very near Jiminy Peak
Norman Rockwell Museum
Wonderful museum!
Fantastic turn-of-century historic mansion and grounds.
Berkshire Botanical Gardens
Beautiful, relatively small botanical garden. Very manageable. Good kids section.
Sheep Hill
Walk up a hill, pasture, great views, see some historic buildings, pond, nice outdoor space ...
Lakeview Orchard
Great small apple orchards and u-pick throughout the summer
Furnace Brook Winery
Also Hilltop Orchard and in winter, cross country skiing
Gardner's Coffee Shoppe
Old fashioned outdoor ice cream and grill.
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Donnybrook Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Pittsfield - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Jiminy Peak
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Cherry Plain State Park
Car: necessary

The Berkshires are a rural area of great beauty, trails, outdoor activities with a wide variety of historic and arts and culture activities. Best times to visit are fall and summer, with great skiing in the winter.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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