The property was accurately described in every respect; one of the nicest features of the house is its layout: the the cozy living/dining area and office "corner" all look out to the lake and mountains, offering a spectacular view all around. Even while watching t.v., one could still enjoy the scenery. I visited while the weather was 15-23 degrees and the heating system in the house was excellent, and having an enclosed garage with automatic garage door opener was a great feature. I felt sorry for those who in the morning had to scrape the snow and ice off their vehicles. And having a nice computer with internet access and cable t.v. were a definite plus.The location of the house was just what I wanted & enjoy: tucked away enough to feel "away from the maddening crowd", but close to everything within a 10-15 minute drive. Beautiful parks, trails, and historical towns are within easy reach, too, including skiing and snowshoeing. I highly recommend Canterbury Farms in Becket for cross-country or snowshoeing. They have acres and acres of beautiful forrested land and the drive to get there was exciting as well.
There are plenty of local restaurants nearby the house and gourmet ones within short distances. Because it was my first time driving solo in snow, I missed out on many places I could have visited, including what I am told is a beautiful scenic drive along Rte. 2 known as the Mowhack Trail.Oveall, I enjoyed my stay tremendously and hope to return in the near future.