Large, fully- renovated historic barn in the Berkshires
Ian & Jane
- English, French
About Ian & Jane
Ian & Jane are young entrepreneurs who live in New York City and Cheshire, MA. Ian works in the food industry and Jane in the photographic world. They enjoy cooking, foraging for mushrooms and wild edibles, and playing with their two doggies.
Ian & Jane purchased this Barn in 2015
Why Ian & Jane chose Cheshire
We fell in love with the historical aspect of the property. There are five historic structures on the property some dating back to the 1700's. Mason Hill is located alongside of the historic Cheshire Cemetery which has stunning monuments and washed away gravestones dating back also to the 1700's. The property is very spacious and private with beautiful views, sounds of the brook, and is situated in the heart of the Berkshires.
What makes this Barn unique
Natural beauty, quiet, private, full gourmet kitchen, woodland trails, trout fishing in stocked brook, two additional rustic cabins and fire pit, stone and wooden meditation benches overlooking upper and lower gorge, cedar outdoor shower, 1/4 mi. to Appalachian Trail, 15 min to Jiminy Peak Ski Resort, 10 min away from Mt. Greylock
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Barn is clean and well appointed, nice for a short unique getaway.
beautiful renovated stable/cabin!
Very cute cabin/renovated barn, with a beautiful property out back - you can walk down by a creek or sit out on rocking chairs and enjoy the view. Felt very rustic, but also located close to a lot of things in the Berkshires so best of both worlds! Beds were comfy and the kitchen was has nice new appliances. Great for a group of close friends or family since the rooms are semi-private as described.
Overall a great experience, would recommend!
Already planning my next visit
This is an absolutely stunning property. It's well maintained with tons of charm. We especially enjoyed the small trails and brook in the backyard. This property is in a prime location if you're interested in exploring Greylock or the Appalachian Trail. Great spot to bring your dog too. Our dog loved the backyard and the small trail leading to the brook. Highly recommend. My only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay. Can't wait to return.
A real getaway
Soon as we pulled in, the city stress just wash away. The deck with lovely outdoor seating set the perfect tone.
The former barn has been renovated beautifully. The floors felt great on my bare feet. It was simple and comfortable. He perfect place to enjoy the slow down pace of a weekend getaway.
Very nice setting. Sleeping areas described as “semi private” are not very private at all. And the one bedroom that does have a door must be entered for others to get to bathroom. But it’s still a good setting as long as you are with friends/family who don’t need too much privacy!
So relaxing! I wish we had longer stay.
This space is unique! Great kitchen area and comfortable beds and bedding. I loved all the windows! We didn't have time for hiking around the property, but did peek at the waterfall in the "backyard"---lovely! This barn does not provide for a lot of privacy within your group, but is excellent for close friends and family to enjoy. My only critique is the tub and shower curtain needed some attention by owner.
Mason Hill is surrounded by rolling hills and woodlands, world-class cultural attractions, and an unparalleled variety of vacation and outdoor recreation opportunities and activities. Visitors usually create custom vacation schedules to meet their own...or their group's..interests.