About Us

Prudy, Bob, and the three children moved to the farm from the Connecticut shore in the 1980s. They were looking for an outdoor way of life and a firm connection to the land and have been feeling blessed ever since.

After careers in sailmaking and sailboat racing, real estate, and fundraising for colleges and non-profits, Bob is happy in retirement as a writer, farmer, and father/grandfather. He loves to canoe on local rivers, particularly the Housatonic from East New Lenox Road to Woods Pond, looking for eagles, beaver and lodges. He also loves to fish local streams and to bike all over, especially the rail trail next to Cheshire Lake and the Hoosic River. Bob’s favorite cultural attractions are Tanglewood and concerts at the Colonial and Clark Art.

Prudy, known to her grand-children as “Amie”, recently retired as a teaching librarian at Lanesborough Elementary School. She is the Sky Dance gardener, tending daylilies, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, flower gardens and landscaping projects. She makes jellies, dries herbs, and freezes garden produce for winter enjoyment. Prudy looks forward to the exciting summer exhibits at Clark Art as well as taking in plays at Berkshire Theatre Festival and Shakespeare & Co.

The “kids” are making their mark in the greater world but love to come back to enjoy snowboarding at Jiminy Peak, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. Our oldest, Eliza, is a midwife in CT.  Molly is a digital publishing consultant based in NY, and president of a new venture, Serial Box.  Son Adam is a filmmaker and founder of Resonant Pictures, based in Brooklyn.

The Bartons enjoy sharing theirr extraordinary location with guests and helping visitors find favorite recreations in the Berkshires.