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.