Meadow & Fern is a private Eco-friendly mountaintop home located in the Northern Berkshire village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Completely private with panoramic views and rolling meadows of native fern, wildflower and grasses. Meadow & Fern is the ideal location for a weekend of fun with friends/family, a week-long adventure getaway, event or reunion. Beautiful accommodations with perennial gardens and mountain vistas make for a delightful retreat; private and secluded. Our electricity is powered by the sun with geothermal and passive solar heat & hot water. Breathtaking vistas include Catamount Mountain State Forest to the north and the Berkshire Mountains to the west.
A short and scenic drive will take you to Northfield Mt.Herman, Stonleigh Burnham, Deerfield Academy and Eaglebrook private schools as well as UMass, Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, Williams, Mt. Holyake and MA Liberal Arts colleges. MASS MoCA, Sterling & Francis Clark, Smith College and Williams Collage art museums all make for short day trips. Berkshire East Resort is a close 6 miles while Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain ski areas in Vermont are less than one hour away.
If privacy is important, we are the perfect location. Meadow & Fern borders 629 acres of Mass Audubon Society land preserve. Hiking trails, a babbling brook, groves of pine and the famous High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary can be accessed directly from our grounds. Just a few steps away from our entrance you will find the junction of two rivers, The North and The Deerfield, which merge to create a famous local swimming area known as Sunburn Beach featuring amazing rock formations and a river sand island. Here you can enjoy river swimming and warm rock sunbathing. A short walk will take you to the entrance to Catamount State Forest. On your hike you can discover the stone walls and foundations of the original Catamount community, boulder caves, the Farley family cemetery and the pristine McLeod Pond. We are close to wildlife sanctuaries, hiking trails, swimming, biking, skiing, river rafting and zip line activities
A short 2 miles will take you to the Village of Shelburne Falls home of the famous Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes, Salmon Falls, shopping and dining. The village downtown and surrounding areas were significant set locations for two movies, The Judge, staring Robert Downey Jr & best supporting actor recipient Robert Duval and Labor Day staring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.+ More