The SpaceLocated on Main Street in the small, historic town of Ashfield, Massachusetts at the foot of the Berkshires, The Zachariah House is a charming, well furnished, post and beam antique cape attached to the former Historic Zachariah Field Tavern (circa 1792). The unit boasts a lovely stone fireplace, wide pine floors, fully equipped and stocked kitchen with all new appliances and cookware, 54" TV, DVD player. Separate semi-private loft-sleeping (queen bed and double bed) overlook the fireplace and living room. Beautifully updated tile bath with Tub and shower. All linens and towels provided. Comfortably sleeps 4 with pullout couch in Living room for two more. Ideal for for couple or small family. Walking distance to dining and the lake.
Internet/Wi-Fi friendly; Roku TV/Netflix service; somewhat limited cell service; land line on site. Guest AccessThere is a private stone patio attached to the unit with a Weber Gas Grill and adirondeck chairs for relaxing. Interaction with GuestsWe live locally in Greenfield and are available to offer suggestions for hiking, biking, tubing, kayaking, skiing, shopping, arts and entertainment in the Franklin/Hampshire County area. The NeighborhoodZachariah House is attached to the oldest building in Ashfield, built in 1798 and formerly served as a Tavern for residents and travelers, and now is a small, quiet residential apartment building. It is located across the street from the Town common which hosts the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from May through September. It is a short stroll down the Street to 'Elmers' which serves up fabulous breakfasts, (and now dinners with Wine and Spirits!) and a great spot to pick up locally made foods, cheeses, breads, and gifts. Beautiful Ashfield Lake is just down the street and a peaceful spot to watch sunsets. The area is full of outdoor opportunities from hiking, biking, skiing, ziplining to just plain relaxing. Getting AroundGreat area for Biking, Hiking, Skiing, walking.....but no public transportation. Other Things to NoteThe Zachariah House is a short walk to :
Elmer's Store - famous local hangout with great breakfasts. Now serving dinners and a recently added pub bar; live entertainment. Fine selection of locally made cheeses, breads and gifts.
Ashfield Lake - lovely quiet lake and beach, offering tennis, swimming, boating...enjoy wonderful western sunsets from the beach.
The Ashfield Lake House - Waterfront drinks and casual dining, indoors and outdoors, with live entertainment.
Double Edge Theater - Internationally recognized outdoor theater, offfering Live theater productions throughout the summer - Yankee Magazine voted it best Farm Theater.
Country Pie Pizza - Pizza, soup, subs and games.
Ashfield Farmers Market - Across the Street from Zachariah House every Saturday morning throughout the summer; live music, tasty treats.
We are a short drive to:
Charlemont, MA - Tubing, rafting kayaking, zip line adventures - Zoar Outdoor Adventures, Crabapple Tours, Berkshire East Ski Resort.
Goshen, MA - DAR State Forest and Highland Lake - great swimming, boating, camping and hiking/biking trails.
Shelburne Falls, MA - Charming Town with wonderful restaurants, famous Bridge of Flowers, numerous artists' galleries and other shopping opportunities.
Deerfield, MA Historic Old Deerfield, Deerfield Academy; Butterfly Museum.
Lenox, MA - TANGLEWOOD - Bring your picnic, blanket and bottle of wine.
Northampton, Funky, hip college town offering numerous restaurants, shopping, and entertainment; Paradise City Arts Festival, various horse shows through the summer.
Amherst, MA, Quintessential college town - home of Amherst College, University of Massachusetts, and Hampshire College.
Greenfield, MA, Annual Green River Summer Musical Festival and Hot Air Ballooning; weekly outdoor concerts at the Energy Park; dining and entertainment.