Looking for the perfect house in the heart of the Berkshires for a family vacation or get away with friends? Look no further. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath converted apple barn on 2 1/2 acres of rolling lawn and fields will exceed all of your expectations. The Apple Barn at Deer Hill is being offered for rent for the first time. This unique property is located in the quaint and bucolic town of Richmond but is only minutes away from the restaurants, shops and theaters of Lenox, Stockbridge, and West Stockbridge. The Apple Barn offers something for everyone all year round. A mere walk across the street to the Hilltop Orchard and Furnace Brook Winery and your family or guests can enjoy miles of trails for hiking in the summer, snow shoeing or cross country skiing in the winter, apple picking in the fall, and wine tastings and cider donuts all year round. The area also boasts 4 downhill ski resorts within 30 minutes, miles of trails for hiking or biking and several nearby lakes for boating and swimming. There are dozens of near by restaurants for everyone's tastes from family style to top rated gourmet. When it comes to culture one hardly knows where to begin. Tanglewood is 10 minutes away, and there are so many summer stock theaters within 20 minutes of the Apple Barn that you will find scheduling your evenings to be a challenge. Then there are the museums. The Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton's The Mount, Hancock Shaker Village, The Clark Museum and Mass MoCA are only a few examples of interesting and educational opportunities nearby.
The Apple Barn has two floors, with open living spaces. The décor incorporates the color and style of local artisans while remaining true to the barn's original features: open beam ceiling, wide pine floors and bow framed walls. Mounted in the decorative loft are two original ladders from the days when the neighboring orchard brought its apples here for sorting and storage. Two large decks, one complete with a gas grill, offer beautiful sunrise and sunset views. The rolling lawn is perfect for outdoor games, or quietly swinging under the grape arbor. The first floor contains a large entry room which opens to a game room, complete with a 65 inch smart TV, VCR, DVDs, puzzles and board games. The second floor living space includes another 65 inch smart TV, an open and spacious living room, dining area, kitchen and pantry with washer/dryer. The hallway leads to the four bedrooms. There are two master bedrooms, one with a king size bed, the other a queen, both with en suite baths. The spacious bathroom in the hall, complete with a cedar shower, is shared by the other two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with two twins. All mattresses are brand new with bedspreads and quilts of fine quality.
Whether you come for the peace and quiet of rural Richmond or all of the activities the Berkshires has to offer, we are sure that you will always cherish the time that you spent at the Apple Barn.