Originally built by a stonecutter in 1840, Apple Cottage, completely renovated in 2015, is a charming historic home in the orchard of a working organic farm. The farmers/ hosts like to provide you with farm fresh eggs and berries in season. Comfortable, thoughtful amenities include pillow top mattresses, smart TV, wireless, jet tub, floor heat in bathrooms, a boot room for skis and bikes which includes a laundry; Views from every window. Chef's kitchen with walk-through pantry to dining for 12, electric (no-fuss) fireplace in charming living room that opens onto enormous deck. 3 Suites each with a full bath and one with a luxurious jet tub. We love when our guests walk, snowshoe or cross country ski the farm trails and lanes.
- Farmhouse1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Charming 1840 3BR, 3bath cottage with all new thoughtful amenties on 54 acres.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 2018
About June Wolfe
The Wolfe family has been farming in south Berkshire County since 1808 and on Wolfe Spring Farm since 2006. We are committed to stewarding the land and protecting the environment. We have raised four fabulous kids - a farmer, an electrician and two college students. We live in a solar-powered house behind the barns - close enough if you need us but out of sight.
June Wolfe purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why June Wolfe chose Sheffield
Apple Cottage was built in 1840 by a local stonecutter who quarried marble nearby. (the fireplace mantel used to be part of the foundation). It has been owned by many local families. It is now protected by an Agricultural protection restriction. It is beautiful with great walks and views everywhere. Close enough to all the Berkshires has to offer but quiet and private.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
This quiet well-appointed home sits at the entrance of a 54 acre farm on a country road. The original builder wisely situated it in the lee of a hill, so it is cool in summer (has air conditioning just in case) and sheltered from wind in the winter. It looks at the knoll to the north, the cliffs and a meadow to the east, orchard and pasture to the south and a sunset (from the deck or sunset deck) to the west. Rural and quiet, yet not far from anything and two hours from New York City.
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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.
A wonderful winter getaway
We had an amazing time at Apple cottage for a snowy February weekend. 5 adults and 4 children fit more than comfortably in a GORGEOUS farm house. The pictures do not even do it justice! The owners were kind and informative, always available but never intrusive. June gave us a tour of the house, along with a lot of info about how/when it was built and restored. She showed us a bunch of trails we could walk, and encouraged us to text her with any questions. Jim showed the kids (and let's be honest the adults too!) the cows and the chickens, and showed us the way up a little mountain that had a little lean-to where you could sit and look out at the beautiful scenery. We are about 15 minutes from Butternut so we were able to easily enjoy the skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. The town of Great Barrington is even closer. We had such a great time, I can only imagine the fun to be had in the warmer months. This home is highly recommended.
Lovely family getaway 100% as billed!
The house was perfect for two families with 5 kids ages 5 - 11. Charming, cozy, convenient (boot/mud room, super functional stocked kitchen, family room with fireplace to hang, play games, watch tv ... and great dining table to all sit down for a meal. Not to mention the en suite bathrooms in each bedroom. Super easy drive to a Great Barrington and Catamount Ski resort, about 15: each. And Jim/June we’re very attentive, checking to make sure all was good, but never intrusive. If you’re looking for a country getaway in this area, Apple Cottage is a great home base.
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Charming cottage and lovely hosts
We were three painters. Each had our own room and bath -- perfect. Painting under the tiki hut at the river was just right--lots of shades of green and yellow. Kitchen outfitted better than my own. And pantry very well stocked. Lots of wine and laughter on the deck at dinner. The Wolfe family couldn't have been kinder. Fresh eggs and blueberries almost daily. Very comfortable and relaxing stay.
Beautiful, kind, peaceful!
I stayed at Apple Cottage with my husband, our 2 year old, my in-laws, cousins and their 4 and 8 year old for Fathers' Day weekend. We were enormously comfortable. The house is beautiful, has old farmhouse charm, with fantastically updated bathrooms and kitchen. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. Our hosts were delightful and kind, surprising us with freshly picked strawberries and fresh eggs. Pictures don't do the house justice. The property is beautiful. I wish I could bottle up it's fragrance! Would go back in a heart beat. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Perfect place for a mini family reunion! The owners thought of everything that we needed!
We wanted a place for several age ranges where we could hang out and cook and play games. We all had privacy when we wanted it but could easily gather together too. The farm fresh eggs and well stocked pantry made it so easy to get a good meal on the table. We were close enough to the ski area so we could come and go at all different times. The beds were super comfy and the bath amenities left us wanting for nothing! best VRBO we've been to. Would love to come back in the fall and see the leaves and wander some more. Such a pretty area. The owners were fantastic too.
Sheffield is famous for open space and natural attractions. We are 4 miles from Bartholomew's Cobble, the state park with the most naturally diverse species. History buffs will enjoy the Colonel Ashley House, where the decline of slavery began. Your hosts at Wolfe Spring Farm know of all the best swimming holes, waterfalls and cultural attractions in the area.