The SpaceThis recently renovated single level 1,250 square foot open plan renovation provides a great room that is spacious, comfortable and relaxing with a queen size convertibles couch and two antique club chairs, an adjustable wing chair, vintage side and coffee tables and a flat screen TV connected to Time Warner Cable and Wi-Fi.
The rest of the open space is filled with a dining area with period Art Deco table & chairs under a complementary chandelier. Across from this is the fully functional white kitchen, spiced with red accents including a vintage Coca-Cola panel from a Spanish language dispensing machine.
Down the carpeted hallway are two bedrooms, each fitted with a queen size bed, antique dressers and night tables. A separate WC is directly across the hall and next to the WC is a luxurious shower / dressing room furnished with an all-glass round shower, an antique dressing table and chair with appropriate lighting and an antique Kimono stand to hang wet towels. Next to the front door is a desk with local maps, brochures and emergency telephone numbers and a cork board for you to leave messages for members of your group. Guest AccessGuests will enjoy the convenience and privacy of the bungalow with a fully equipped kitchen, a private screened in gazebo right outside the back doors with a dining set and lighting for after dark. Interaction with GuestsInteraction with guests, after providing the house keys and giving them a basic tour of the interior, will be strictly up to the guests. We live in the house right across the driveway and are available to accommodate any reasonable request that will make their stay more pleasant. The NeighborhoodSheffield is a beautiful example of the best of small-town New England and it is located in Southern Berkshire County, MA. Conveniently located about 1 1/2 hours from the international airports at Hartford and Albany. The drive from NYC or Boston is about 2 1/2 hours (in reasonable traffic).
The Bungalow is at 125 South Main Street (Rte. 7) within walking distance of Sheffield's town center. The Berkshires are adjacent to the Mid Hudson Valley, N.Y. and the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut with their scenic and historical attractions, shopping and restaurants from fabulous to fast food.
AUTUMN IS HERE! The days are bright, cool and clear the temperatures are about 50degrees in the daytime and the nights are in the mid to low 30's.
The leaves have turned and we had a full day of snow.
We are a short drive (about 16 minutes) to either Ski Butternut or Catamount Ski areas and both offer summer out activities.
Our neighbor Immediately south of us just across the lawn, is a country store /Café "The Blue Door". They stock basics for meal preparation, wine and beer and they serve breakfast. Up the road is "The Bridge Restaurant", it is adjacent to the reconstructed covered bridge and a canoe / kayak launch site on the Housatonic river.
We are a 12 minute drive to Great Barrington with its restaurants, shopping &The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Fairview Hospital and the revived Fair Grounds. Up scale restaurants line Railroad Street, at the top is Martin's for breakfast all day, great pancakes (David loves the "Tower Bagel").
Approximately 20 minutes further up Rt. 7 you will come to Stockbridge, famous for the Red Lion Inn, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood. Nearby is the town of Lee at Exit 2 of the Mass Pike
( I-90 ), a lovely village full of fun shops, very good restaurants, try the crepes at "The Starving Artist Café", and The Lee Outlets. Lenox hosts; Shakespeare & Co, The Mount, Tanglewood, Ventfort Hall Museum, Arrowhead (the former home of Herman Melville with the view that was the inspiration for “Moby Dick”), The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio and many shops and a variety of restaurants.
For outdoor activities Sheffield offers the Appalachian Trail, Bash Bish Falls State Park, Mt Everett, Mt Washington, and the Housatonic River for fishing and kayak and canoe trips and bicyclists love the local scenic roads. Other southern Berkshire towns offer many ponds, Lake Mansfield, Lake Garfield and York Lake State park.
Fall is the turkey, deer and black Bear hunting season as well as upland game bird season you can buy your appropriate licences at Town Hall!
A short trip, about 6 miles south on Rt. 41 south, and you are in Connecticut for boating and fishing at Twin Lakes.
Several preparatory schools are nearby; The Salisbury School is 7 miles, The Berkshire School is 7 1/2 miles, The Hotchkiss School is 12 miles.
For you gearheads Lime Rock Park is 11 miles south in Connecticut.
Sheffield has several antiques shops including Susan Silver for fine quality English and Asian antiques, Painted Porch is across the road for country French and English items, Dovetail is just a bit north for clocks and the Emporium, Great Finds and The Great Barrington Antique Center are some of the group shops in Great Barrington. Nearly all of the surrounding towns and villages have at least two antique shops. Getting AroundA car is necessary, we have parking space for up to three visitor's cars on the property. Directions from the Albany Airport or Bradley Airport (Hartford Ct.) are available on their online web sites and on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps . Driving time from either airport is approximately 1 1/2 hours.
PLEASE NOTE; BRING YOUR CELL PHONES. We have very good service from most major carriers. Other Things to NoteMinimum stay is two nights usually Friday and Saturday although we welcome midweek guests as well. We are flexible as to check in. Check out on Sunday is before 11:00AM. If we have guests scheduled for Monday we can hold your luggage until 8:00PM if you like.