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Vacation in a Berkshire Farmhouse

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 222 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 11-12

Welcome to our idyllic farmhouse in the beautiful Berkshires, where you’ll enjoy the tranquility and comfort of country living any season of the year. Relax, slow down, watch the birds in the garden, listen to the babbling brook. Or take advantage of all the Berkshires has to offer – cultural attractions, fine dining, outdoor adventures, shopping and more. Spend some time here and create memories for years to come.

This is a 2 story 1840's farmhouse in the Berkshires with original ceiling beams and 16' floor boards in much of the house.

Fully furnished with 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a gorgeous screened-in porch overlooking 4 acres of gardens, stream and wooded mountains.

It has a fully equipped country kitchen with dish washer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and lots of cooking utensils.

A full dining room with butcher block table that seats 12 and 2 complete sets of dinnerware; glasses, mugs, and wine glasses.

A large living room with 2 full couches (one is a comfortable queen pull out and the other is a great napping or over night sleeping couch), a love seat, and rocking chairs. WiFi/Cable TV/VCR/DVD/Stereo/and CD player.

4 bedrooms upstairs - 2 with double beds, 1 with trundle bed, and 1 with single bed.

1 bedroom downstairs with double bed.

All beds have memory foam toppers, all linens included.

Downstairs bathroom has washer and dryer; towels.

Perennial gardens and large vegetable garden.

2 miles from downtown West Stockbridge where you can shop and dine; 2 minutes from Card Lake Pond for swimming and fishing; 15-20 minutes to ski areas; 10 minutes from Tanglewood, theatres and movies; 10 minutes from Norman Rockwell Museum; 20 minutes to Pittsfield; 2.25 hours from Boston; 2.5 hours from NYC.

Wooded and river walks/bicycling, cross country skiing/snowshoeing right out the door.

Pricing based on occupancy

Up to 6 people:

• Fall-Winter (Sept. 5-March 25, 2012): $295/night -- $1500/week

• Spring (March 26-May 24): $260/night -- $1250/week

• Summer/Peak* (May 25-Sept. 3): $350/night -- $2000/week

7-8 people:

• Fall-Winter (Sept. 5-March 25, 2012): $350/night-- $1950/week

• Spring (March 26-May 24): $325/night-- $1500/week

• Summer/Peak* (May 25-Sept. 3): $400/night -- $2300/week

9-12 people:

• Fall-Winter (Sept. 5-March 25, 2012): $425/night - $2400/week

• Spring (March 26-May 24): $375/night -- $1700/week

• Summer/Peak* (May 25-Sept. 3): $450/night -- $2600/week

*Holiday weeks & weekends are considered peak, these include Christmas, New Year, Martin Luther King, President's Day week, Thanksgiving.

Disclaimer: Happy to discuss long term rental. Payments are only accepted in US Dollars unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance. 2 night minimum stay. No cats. Dogs negotiable. NO SMOKING please.

More Details

Owner
Elaine Hoffman
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Elaine Hoffman

I am a potter who loves to get my hands in clay.

Hands in dirt is not a bad thing either, as I love to garden ,as well.

I have a large vegetable garden and perennial gardens all around the property. If you are here in season, you may be able to partake of my garden vegetables and/or flowers to decorate the farmhouse.

I also love to hike the trails right out the door- Up the mountains, and down to the river.

These are a few of my favorite things!

I hope that you can come and enjoy them too.

Elaine Hoffman purchased this farmhouse in 1965

Why Elaine Hoffman chose Berkshires

This Farmhouse has been in the family for nearly 50 years. We have developed the land and buildings and have enjoyed its solemnity and tranquility.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmhouse is just 2 miles from downtown West Stockbridge where shopping necessities, galleries, restaurants, playgrounds, tennis, and swimming are all available.

It is within 10 minutes from Tanglewood, theatres, movies, museums and other cultural activities, as well as ski resorts.

And yet a lovely place to just sit and contemplate on the screened in porch overlooking the fields, gardens, stream and wooded mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Elaine's farmhouse

>> in the Berkshires. Elaine is a kind, helpful, and generous host, and all

>> correspondences with her were clear and helpful. The home itself is cozy

>> and well-stocked. We had everything we needed, and we felt so comfortable

>> and relaxed there. The property itself is beautiful and calming- such a

>> refuge! I would recommend this home to anyone traveling through the

>> Berkshires- especially if you are a larger group. Two enthusiastic thumbs

>> up!
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , this is a trundle bed - 2 singles or turn into a double
    living roomOther (See Description) - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , a comfortable queen pull out sofa and comfortable sofa
  • Double Beds (1) 3 rooms with double beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 room with trundle bed 1 room with single bed very comfortable couch in living room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized ( comfortable!) fold out couch in Living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • conservatory
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Vacation in a Berkshire Farmhouse
average rating of 4.868421 based on 43 reviews
Bonnington, BC Canada
5

Return again, yes!

  • 5 of 5

After many years of wanting to travel east, I finally made it to the

Berkshires. What a treat! I was delighted by my stay at an old farm

house so lovingly cared for by Elaine, the owner.

It offered a quiet, clean, comfy and beautiful spot to relax and recreate.

It gave me a sense of history, yet I could use the wifi to stay connected

- best of both worlds.

Elaine's hospitality and knowledge of the area's art/craft scene was

especially appreciated and she has an amazing pottery studio just across

the field.

If you are looking for a beautiful spot to stay in the Berkshires I

heartily recommend Elaine's farmhouse. You won't be disappointed. You

will be a returning customer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene and inviting farmhouse in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

This lovely place was home for us for a weekend in June. Our group of six fit nicely in this charming home with plenty of room to spare. The kitchen worked perfectly for our needs. The dining room was wonderful in that both the room and the table are of good size and we never felt crowded. The back screened porch was great to sit out on with a glass of wine and we enjoyed a great view of the backyard gardens and mature trees - Bedrooms were nicely decorated and comfortable . There a two bathrooms with showers on each floor so that was very convenient for us. This home was immaculate and offered us privacy if needed. Having the linens provided was great and if staying for an extended time this house offers the convenience of a washer and dryer. All in all this was a wonderful place to stay – only wish we could have stayed all week! PS ... Check out the pottery shop – there are some lovely things offered.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My extended family, including 9 adults and 4 children, just spent a lovely long weekend at this property. The owner was very nice and responsive, and filled us in completely on the workings of the house. The house itself was very well stocked. We prepared all meals in the kitchen and found all pots, pans and utensils we needed. The beds were extremely comfortable; they seemed to have foam mattress covers on them. The property was very nice; we enjoyed taking the children to put vegetable leftovers on the compost pile. The house was very well located for day trips to Shaker Village and Great Barrington. We loved visiting the little coffee shop/art gallery in West Stockbridge. Also really enjoyed getting to see Elaine's pottery studio and reading the children's book she left us about pottery with our grandchildren.

Elaine was very accommodating in terms of accepting our family dogs. We probably had too many children with us for the size of the house, but it would be a perfect fit for 9 or 10 people. I would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

my family just spent a long weekend at the beautiful farmhouse in west stockbridge. the accomdations were very comfortable,homey,clean, and well stocked. the grounds were beautiful and peaceful. the owner of the property lives on site and has an amazing pottery studio. she gave us plenty of privacy but was there if we needed anything at any time.

I would happily revisit this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Elaine Hoffman's farmhouse for events leading up to our son's wedding the home was perfect for our family and Elaine couldn't have been nicer !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We're a group of five high school friends who get together yearly for a long weekend reunion. Elaine's house was just perfect for us--comfortable, roomy and well equipped not to mention charming! For an older home, it is extremely well maintained. The screened in porch was our favorite place to gather. The location was great with easy access to the many adventures that the area has to offer. Elaine was wonderful to work with and a good host once we arrived. We highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
albany, NY
Car: recommended

2 miles from downtown West Stockbridge where you can shop and dine; 1.5 miles from Card Lake Pond for

swimming and fishing; 15-30 minutes to ski areas (Butternut,Catamount, Bousquet, Jimini Peak); 10 minutes to Tanglewood, Barrington Stage Co, Berkshire Theater Group, The Colonial Theater, The Mahaiwe Theater, Shakespeare & Co., and The Triplex Cinemas; 10 minutes to The Mount, Norman Rockwell Museum and Kripalu; 30 minutes to Jacob's Pillow; 30 minutes to the Clark Museum, 40 minutes to Mass MOCA, 20 minutes to Pittsfield; 2.25 hours from Boston; 2.5 hours from NYC.

Wooded and river walks/bicycling, cross country skiing/snowshoeing right out the door.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer&holidays
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$2,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$47 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
30 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$2,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$47 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$2,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$47 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
6 Jul 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$2,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$47 per night, per additional guest
 
summer&holidays
10 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$2,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$47 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
13 Jul 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$2,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$47 per night, per additional guest
 
summer&holidays
18 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$468
A$2,676
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$47 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$401
A$2,007
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$668.9
Pet Fee A$46.82

Up to 6 people:• Fall-Winters(sept 5-march24): $290/night,$1400/week
Spring(March 24-May 23) : $250/night , $1250/week
Summer/Peak(May 28-Sept. 4): $350/night, $1950/week
7-8 people: Fall-Winter : $350/night, $1850/week
Spring : $325/night, $1400/week
Summer/Peak*: $400/night, $2200/week
9-12 people:Fall-Winter$425/night, #2300 week
Spring: $375/night, $1600 week
Summer: $450/night, $2450
Dogs$35
Holidays weeks and weekends are considered peak. These include Christmas, New years, Martin Luther King, Presidents week, Memorial day, Thanksgiving

25% down upon signing agreement
25% down 60 days prior to arrival
remainder 30 daysa prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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