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Apple Cottage on Wolfe Spring Farm.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming 1840 3BR, 3bath cottage with all new thoughtful amenties on 54 acres.

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.

June Wolfe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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.


Sheffield Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Juliet Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sink. Heated floor
    Baldwin Bath - toilet , shower
    Empire Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Closet. Radiant heat floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Empire Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Daybed. Coffee Bar
    Juliet Suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle in sitting room. Coffee bar
    Baldwin Suite - 1 double , Small cozy room on first floor.
  • All Bedrooms have an en-suite bath. The Juliet suite has a sleeping room and a sitting room, all overlooking the orchard and the pasture from the juliet balconies. Queen beds are pillowtops with a down duvet.The daybeds have memory foam mattress. The Juliet suite has a daybed with a trundle in the sitting room which can be a single, two twins or a king (made up with a featherbed)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
5 minutes to Berkshire Choral Festival 10 minutes to "Best small town in America" with 50 restaurants. 20 miles from Tanglewood, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare and Company, the Mount, Naumkeag


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Apple Cottage on Wolfe Spring Farm.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Great place! A definite yes!

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered at Apple Cottage for a summer vacation and had a fabulous time. The cottage is adorable, and June and Jim are lovely, gracious hosts, who treated us to fresh eggs, garden vegetables, and delicious homemade chocolate zucchini bread. We spent lots of time on the deck, catching up with family members and had some lovely times visiting the local sights. I'd highly recommend Apple Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A wonderful winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family getaway 100% as billed!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

And so charming!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, kind, peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Bridge
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Route 7, Massachusetts
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Marketplace Cafe
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Butternut, Catamount
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
York Lake, Sandisfield
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. You choose between refundable damage deposit or damage insurance

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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