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Charming farmhouse on working farm. Ideal for families or a group of friends

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 10+

The large Cottage apt. (the larger 1/2 of the house) at Holiday Farm is a gorgeous place to spend the month, week or a mini-break weekend. Centered in the heart of a real, working farm there are miles of wooded trails and farm roads right outside the door. You can wander the farm, enjoy seasonal sports activities from cross-country skiing to mountain biking or you can simply relax as you take in the breath-taking views.

Located just outside of Pittsfield, you are less than fifteen minutes away from a bustling city where you can enjoy the day at the Berkshire Museum or (a little further out) explore Hancock Shaker Village, take in a show at Tanglewood or see what’s new at MassMOCA.

More about the farm: If you would like to learn more about our Holiday Brook Farm, please visit our website

More Details

Mary Crane
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2017

Why Mary Crane chose Berkshires

We, (My siblings too) grew up in this House and on the farm but I now live in VT. It's been in the family for along time and Its a special place for families to be together.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Dalton, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • master bath 1 -
    upstairs bath 2 -
    downstairs bath 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • Two of the twins in bedroom three can be converted to a King bed if needed. There is a fold out couch in one room. The master bedroom and one other have plenty of room for a crib.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming


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Charming farmhouse on working farm. Ideal for families or a group of friends
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Terrific farm property

  • 5 of 5

More than we expected. A wonderful house for four couples and two children. Beautiful setting, clean and comfortable facilities, responsive owner. A delight. Highly recommend. Thank you Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

I hosted a small yoga retreat of 10 women, there was more than enough space for everyone, space to eat, practice yoga, sleep and hangout. Our retreat was in the middle of winter and they offer sleigh rides complimentary to cottage guests and it was such a beautiful experience. The relationships and energy we created in the cottage for the weekend were beautiful and I am looking forward to hosting a retreat here in warmer weather. Thank you again!! xo

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property. Very clean, very quiet. A nice place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Dalton, so it was fun to get back to town and revisit old hangouts. The property was clean and quiet. We enjoyed revisiting Wahconah Falls and Mt. Greylock. My only suggestion would be to have a larger television in the family room. The television in the master didn't work very well. Just minor issues. Overall, we had a great time. The next door neighbor, Angus, was a delight to talk to.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After looking for a place to bring 2 larger families together for Christmas, we found this amazing home, to celebrate! We live locally but our idea was to have a sort of "staycation" and this home fit the bill! We were pleased to talk to Mary who is a very down to earth, friendly person. She answered all our questions and made this whole process so easy!

The home is beautiful and quiet and was the perfect home for Christmas. Its big and has plenty of space. We had 4 adults - 5/6 children and 2 infants and it was more than enough space for us all.

I was so shocked to open closets and find everything we needed and more! Including a pack n play. Everything was spotless when we got there, and smelled wonderful! The home has tons of room for the kids to run and do whatever. Unfortunately we didnt have much snow last year so the kids didnt have much sledding time but they loved being outside and exploring! We even were given wood for the wood stove, everything was just there when we needed it! I would highly recommend this home...we are hoping to do another Christmas there we loved it so much!

Thanks Mary for everything!

The Foggons & The Carters

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in a bucolic place. The property caretaker was pleasant and helpful but gave our party of four couples and eight children plenty of space. The house was immaculate and much more spacious than it seems from the photos. Would highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!!
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Somerville, MA

A really fun weekend on the farm!

  • 5 of 5

We were a crew of 10 adults who were looking for a nice house in the Berkshires to spend Memorial Day weekend. The beautiful property allowed us to enjoy many activities without having to travel; the working farm has a large variety of animals to enjoy (including 2-week old piglets and lots of calves!), two hiking trails, and a great road for a short run or bike ride. We only left to travel to Wandering Star Brewery and to visit the Mass MoCA, each of which were very accessible. The house itself was very homey and comfortably accommodated all 10 of us. Two notes about the house: it is unclear from the pictures or the description that the house is actually the right hand apartment of a two-apartment home, which means you share a wall with the caretaker and his wife. They were both very kind, lovely, helpful people, but we did have a bit of a noise issue playing music loudly in the living room on the first night. Just a heads up if your group likes to get loud! They were very understanding, and simply asked us to move our revelry into the farther living room. Also, the bedroom with two twin beds that can be pushed together into a queen is inside the master bedroom, which can make things a little awkward for couples, but is nothing an intricate system of knocks can't solve :)

All in all, we were all incredibly happy with the our visit to Holiday Brook! The owner was very helpful and accommodating every step of the way, and we couldn't get enough of the farm day after day. We hope to be back again soon, and recommend that you see why for yourself!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$189.16

We add a $150 cleaning fee, it's a big house with lots of beds.
Other Vacation week, besides Christmas are February break, and Thanksgiving
Holiday long weekends are also priced differently.
Pets are considered. It's a working farm so they can not run and chase the animals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.