Howden Farm is a 250 acre working farm in the Berkshires. We grow blueberries, raspberries and sweet corn. Pumpkins are our primary crop - the Howden Pumpkin and the Howden Biggie - which were developed and are still grown here. A flock of chickens provide fresh eggs for your breakfast. In a lovely c. 1830 Greek Revival farmhouse, with outstanding views, three miles from the center of town you may walk the road, hike the fields and/or woods, ride your bike, canoe the Housatonic or just unwind from the world. Sleep with the window open with a gentle breeze. In the winter you can cross-country ski or snowshow, snow permitting. The Berkshires are known as "America's Premier Cultural Resort" and we are close to all these venues. You may enjoy one or all of these events or sights, as well as forty antique shops in the town of Sheffield.
Snuggle down into your room with wide plank floors and in-room sink with wide swept views of farm fields giving way to a mountain backdrop.
Enjoy your lovely room with its Victorian bureau and in-room sink wihile looking out toward the backyard, the barn and agricultural fields to the east.
Relax in one of your leather chairs looking out on southern views over our raspberry patch and other fields planted with sweet corn or pumpkins.
In your private living room relax while looking south on our raspgberry patch or west onto agricultural fields planted with hay or pumpkins.
Working Farm, Countryside, Small town, Suburban
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.)
From the North: From Sheffield Drive south 1.7 miles on #7 to the fork. Take Route 7A and then your first right onto Rannapo Road. We are on the left #303. From Boston or Albany take Mass Pike to exit #2 Lee, then Route 102 west to Stockbridge, then Route #7 south to Sheffield. From the South: Take Route 44 to traffic light in Canaan, CT. Then Route #7 north to second left, past the police barracks take Ashley Falls Road to the crossroads in the center of Ashley Falls, MA. Turn left onto Rannapo Road and proceed to #303.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails
Bruce Howden and David Prouty
Bruce Howden and David Prouty are the owners and operators of the B&B at Howden Farm. David is a retired college professor. Bruce grew up on this farm, managed a farmer's exchange in New Hampshire, then a vending machine business before owning and operating a bed and breakfast in Burlington, Vermont.