Unique Renovated Barn is a cozy Airbnb in the Berkshires

Berkshire County in western Massachusetts offers a wide variety of rental and vacation properties to its visitors. In an area of ​​Massachusetts that sees 2.5 million visitors each year, people can choose from mountain lodge-style homes, unique treehouses, and historic settlements.

Recently, Berkshires have seen a trend of old churches or renovated barns becoming rental properties, including a rather stunning barn located in Chesire, Massachusetts.

Listed by superhost Jane on Airnbn, Mason Hill Farm is a celebration of everything there is to love about the Berkshires. Mountain views, a swimmable stream, a restored historic barn and outbuildings surrounded by lush forest. Mason Hill truly is the perfect year-round getaway for any traveler.

Originally a working farm in 1815, historic Mason Hill is a pastoral getaway in the heart of the Berkshires. Set on eight acres, the original farmhouse sits on the property with the attached post and beam barn fully renovated into a rustic yet well maintained living space.

The house is fully equipped with a modern gourmet kitchen with a dual fuel oven and a large comfortable living room and breakfast bar. The adjacent large bedroom also houses an extensive library. The home includes a full bathroom and shower, laundry room and cedar-lined outdoor shower with views of the Berkshire sky, queen bed and bunk bed in bedroom, two single beds in semi-private bedroom surrounded by the historic indoor stable next to the living room and a double bed in a semi-private bedroom adjacent to the kitchen.

There is a large deck on the west side of the barn for casual dining where guests can listen to the rushing sound of Kitchen Brook, a beautiful trout-filled stream on the property. Enjoy evenings with sausages and s’mores around the large outdoor fire pit. Perfect for summer family vacations, fall foliage, winter skiing and snowmobiling, and get-togethers.

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