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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 - 3 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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

Why Mary Crane chose Dalton

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:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We sometimes allow pets with a discussion with the owner first. It is a working farm.
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 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Boston, MA

Perfect Spring Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back! Even with cold, snowy weather, my son said this was his favorite place. Not just his favorite vacation...his favorite place! We enjoyed waking up and having a big breakfast (with delicious syrup from the farm) that we made in the big, well-appointed kitchen and then walking down to the barn to say good morning to the animals. April is a great time to visit because there were quite a few new baby animals. Next time we come, we will hopefully have better weather so we can take advantage of the trails on the property. Even with snow coming down, we were very comfortable in doors, with a beautiful view of the farm from the big living room window. The Crane family and everyone on the farm is very kind and welcoming. We hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I'm so glad you had a wonderful time despite the not so nice weather.-Mary
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Farmhouse in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the farmhouse. We are definitely planning a return trip! Thank you for everything Mary & Ruth!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable home.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for multiple people. We had great girls weekend with several women.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for are extended family

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, kitchen well stocked with everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Farm Experience

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a casual and fun country place to bring children, this fits the bill. Wonderful people and lots of animals. The house is spacious with a ton of beds. I liked the community vibe - lots of locals work in or stop by the farm and store, the high school track team (I assumed) runs down the driveway and onto nearby paths, and we even saw a local father and son duo fishing in the pond. My daughter loved waking up to watch the horses eat their breakfast hay - right from our bedroom window.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cali, Thank you for a great review , and it’s so helpful because it lets people really know what it’s like. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Mary
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One of My Favorite Places in the World

  • 5 of 5

We've been back to the farm for four summers in a row now and it's a truly magical place. The kids run around, catch frogs from the pond, collect eggs from the chickens, feed the goats, and play Harry Potter beneath the crabapple tree. Adults wander and make fabulous meals from farm's produce and meat, bought just down the lane at the farm store. Everyone involved in the farm is very kind and any small issues that come up get addressed right away. We love the farm and are so glad that it's become a summer tradition.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$203.48

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

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.