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Chalet-style loft on farm near Tanglewood

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5 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
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Welcome to Shaker Meadows, a historic 18th century Berkshires farm. This Chalet-style suite in the farm’s charming 1940s farmhouse creamery has a loft, full kitchen, & deck looking out onto the Berkshire mountains. Explore winding paths around 20 acres of farmland or drive 10 mins to Hancock Shaker Village, 15 mins to Tanglewood or Jiminy Peak—a wonderful base for exploring the art, music, and history of the Berkshires. Great for couples, families, & solo adventurers. Kid- and pet-friendly.

The space
NOTE: We currently have a renovation project underway. A construction crew may be onsite during weekdays working to renovate a unit in the creamery building (downstairs from this unit). They typically work during the day when guests are out, but their presence may cause noise, etc. They may also leave construction related equipment and materials near the work site.

Shaker Meadows farmhouse and creamery are nestled in 50 acres of
land that includes forested mountains, farmland, and a willow-lined pond that feeds into the Shaker Meadows wetlands.

The Suite is situated in the farm’s 1940s creamery. It has a loft bedroom (queen bed), bath, full kitchen, sitting area (sofa bed & single bed), and shared deck overlooking the fields & mountains. Note that the suite is accessed by walking up a flight of stairs. The suite is cooled by in-window air conditioners in the summer.

Guest access
Guests at Shaker Meadows are welcome to use the 1/2+ mile of walking paths around the fields, the spacious lawns on the north and south sides of the buildings, the shared grill and fire pit, and to explore the farm.

Other things to note
Know before you book:
-WiFi & cell coverage: Cell coverage is uneven in rural NY and varies by provider. You may have very weak cell coverage depending on your provider.
Wifi: We have upgraded to the ISP's highest level of service. We have consistently been able to have multiple adults on video conferences for hours at a time. However, some guests have reported inconsistent access to Wifi, possibly influenced by so many people in the area working from home and using video.

-Noise: State Rt 22 runs right past the farm (see aerial map). The noise from the road is audible.

-Other guests: The Creamery building contains 4 units. 100 ft away is the farm's 18th century farmhouse, that may also be hosting guests.

-Condition: The creamery units were renovated in the 1980s, and are well maintained but rustic/dated in some respects.

-Accessibility: The Creamery's two loft units are accessed by a set of stairs. The Carriage Suite is ground level with a few shallow interior and exterior steps.

-Pets: We allow guests to bring well-behaved pets with them. Guests with allergies may want to be aware that buildings may have previously had pets in them.

-Animals & bugs: Keep in mind that Shaker Meadows is a farm with lots of animals and insects around. You may be able to see deer, fireflies, rabbits, barn swallows, and redwinged blackbirds...and may also encounter ladybugs (who love to come inside where it's warm), mosquitos, and ticks. We recommend wearing bug spray when exploring the outdoor spaces! We clean the farmhouse consistently, but bugs and critters often find their way inside, so please help us by keeping doors closed.

-No commercial use, loud parties: We do not allow guests to make bookings with clients or use the AirBnb for commercial purposes. Large or loud parties are prohibited.
Welcome to Shaker Meadows, a historic 18th century Berkshires farm. This Chalet-style suite in the farm’s charming 1940s farmhouse creamery has a loft, full kitchen, & deck looking out onto the Berkshire mountains. Explore winding paths around 20 acres of farmland or drive 10 mins to Hancock Shaker Village, 15 mins to Tanglewood or Jiminy Peak—a wonderful base for exploring the art, music, and history of the Berkshires. Great for couples, families, & solo adventurers. Kid- and pet-friendly.

The space
NOTE: We currently have a renovation project underway. A construction crew may be onsite during week…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
TV
Air conditioning
Essentials
Heating
Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Smoke alarm

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Hancock Shaker Village
3.3 mi
Richmond Pond
4.4 mi
Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
6.8 mi
Parsons Marsh Reserve
7.5 mi

Hosted by Carl

Joined in May 2019
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I live near Boston with my wife and young kids, and love spending our weekends at Shaker Meadows in the Berkshires, hiking, visiting museums, going to farms, and trying new restaurants. I'd love to share some of our favorite places and things to do in the area. Coming to Shaker Meadows is returning to my own family’s history-- my 7th great grandfather was the first colonial settler in the Berkshires. He founded Sheffield, the first town in the Berkshires and site of the Sheffield Declarations and Mum Bett’s landmark case for freedom against slavery.
I live near Boston with my wife and young kids, and love spending our weekends at Shaker Meadows in the Berkshires, hiking, visiting museums, going to farms, and trying new restaur…
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We live a few hours away and spend many of our weekends at Shaker Meadows. If we’re not there at the same time, we’re easily accessible by phone & email and are happy to answer any questions about the neighborhood and share our family’s recommendations for favorite activities, restaurants, ice cream, etc. Our wonderful local manager is a short drive away and can help if any needs arise.
We live a few hours away and spend many of our weekends at Shaker Meadows. If we’re not there at the same time, we’re easily accessible by phone & email and are happy to answer any…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm