This place is not for everybody but it fit our needs perfectly. The grounds are beautiful with views of the mountains and a running stream in the backyard. It's atmosphere makes you feel totally surrounded by nature. The downstairs living rooms are the house's most outstanding feature. A huge circular fireplace in the middle of the room gives the house a camp like atmosphere. Our room was of moderate size but contained a king and twin bed, both very comfortable. If immaculate bathrooms are what you want in a b&b, look elsewhere. The bathroom was very small, with an equally small shower stall. My head grazed the top and I am 6'1”. Water pressure was adequate and there was hot water.
While the rest of the house was clean, I have to agree with the other the reviewers dislike of the upstairs carpet. Its cheap look doesn’t do a house with so much character justice. That being said, our ability to use the rest of the house made us feel welcome and at home. We were able to use the downstairs professional stocked kitchen to make home cooked meals and store locally purchased food. The ability to do laundry was also a nice touch. The first two nights we stayed at the house the owners were out of town. A pleasant women, Veronica took care of our minimal needs. We got on her good side and because we were courteous, cleaned up after ourselves, and low maintenance, we might have had more access to the house then is generally given. Breakfast was simple: coffee, orange juice, small assortment of breads, cereals, and pastries. We paid $100 a night which is a very good deal for the area. It was also great having Winston around: a middle aged tabby cat that was very friendly yet independent, great cat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Shaker Mill Farm offers individual and group accommodations in a restored, historic Shaker Mill built in 1824 alongside a flowing stream and waterfalls. We have a common area, dining room, and sunroom looking onto our ever-flowing waterfalls, as well as 44 acres with multiple organic gardens. We are also centrally located to numerous tourist destinations in the Berkshires and Hudson River Valley, including Tanglewood, MassMOCA, Clark Art Institute, Hancock Shaker Village, Mt. Greylock, Great Barrington, and more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn At The Shaker Mill Farm Hotel Canaan