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

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Last updated: 09/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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, one double, one single, 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.

A local property manager helps with any issues and ensures property is clean and maintained. Special consideration will be given to a winter season rental - our goal is to rent the home for the entire winter. Please inquire.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    En suite with master...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet



  • Books:

    Some children's books; literature, history, mysteries, contemporary fiction...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Basic games in hall closet, air hockey available (in basement)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    dish network America's Top 120...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Property is pastoral, with views of Taconic and Berkshire Mountains, meadows and woods...moreless

  • Rural
  • Waterfront:

    Kinderhook stream borders property...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Six people in dining room in addition to 5 people in eat-in kitchen ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room seats 9; has bookshelf, speakers for iPod/iPhone 4; satellite TV; DVD player, telescope...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper goods and cleaning supplies, basic spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gourmet stovetop with pot filler...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 10 traveler reviews
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4 night min stay
$1,500 $4,500
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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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

  • Ramblewild

    "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..."

  • Tanglewood Music Center

    "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"

  • Stockbridge

  • Norman Rockwell Museum

    "Wonderful museum!"

  • Naumkeag

    "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. "

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Donnybrook Club
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Pittsfield - Amtrak
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 90
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Hancock, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
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.

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Speaks: english



  • Living room has Dish Satellite TV, couches, books, and futon

    Living room has Dish Satellite TV, couches, books, and futon

  • Eat-in kitchen well appointed w/double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge

    Eat-in kitchen well appointed w/double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge

  • Dining room seats six easily

    Dining room seats six easily

  • Main bedroom king-size with TV

    Main bedroom king-size with TV

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Hall bath - tub and shower

    Hall bath - tub and shower

  • double bedroom

    double bedroom

  • mudroom, great in winter

    mudroom, great in winter

  • Gazebo, back yard and fire pit

    Gazebo, back yard and fire pit

  • back of house, butterfly garden

    back of house, butterfly garden

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Eat-in kitchen

    Eat-in kitchen

  • Front entry

    Front entry

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

  • Upstairs hallway

    Upstairs hallway

  • Single bed

    Single bed

  • sunporch


  • view from gazebo

    view from gazebo

  • Path to Kinderhook creek

    Path to Kinderhook creek

  • Kinderhook creek

    Kinderhook creek

VRBO #627684

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 17, 2016

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