About the property
- Farmhouse2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely, comfortable get-away
We spent four lovely days here with our two small children and my parents, and we all felt quite comfortable together in the house. Our kids loved the kid-friendly bedrooms, and the adults had their own spaces to tuck away if needed. The kitchen was spacious and well-equipped, and we enjoyed a number of meals at home. Since we were here in March and snow was still on the grounds, we didn't get to enjoy the backyard as much as we would have liked, but we could see how lovely it would be in other seasons, and we hope to come back again sometime. You won't be disappointed!
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.
Beautiful Home, Perfect Location
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!!!
Great house for families who want to be close to Jiminy Peak
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.
Perfect family stay
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.
Beautiful house in the Berkshires
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.
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.