You can 'have it all' in the Berkshires! Our cozy contemporary home is less than 30 minutes from all Berkshire cultural and historical attractions, but tucked away in woodsy peace and privacy. Our four acres look out over a large lawn, lovely flower and herb garden, old apple orchard, and trout stream to a facing wooded ridge. Large windows and doors and a wraparound deck bring the beautiful views of trees and sky into the house. Our hillside location at 2000 feet elevation ensures cool breezes all summer and lots of snow in the winter.
The house provides everything you need for a comfortable and convenient vacation (or honeymoon!) All linens and towels, a wood-burning fireplace, completely equipped kitchen stocked with food staples, a Dux bed, 'smart' TV with internet and Netflix, sound system, and lots of activities for kids, including a tall swing, raspberries and blueberries to pick, and toys and games.
Within four miles from the house you will discover a sandy beach and boat launch on a large lake, horseback and trail riding, two cross-country ski areas, hiking on the Appalachian trail, blueberry picking, and access to October Mountain, the largest state forest in Massachusetts.
Our family lives in New Jersey when we aren't spending time enjoying and working on our Berkshires hideaway. We are always excited to get here, and sad to leave......
Rika Alper purchased this house in 1997
We were renters here for several summers and fell in love with the house and location. When we heard that the house was on the market, we were horrified that 'our' country house was for sale. We scraped together the down payment, and bought the house! Now we can welcome renters like us to fall in love with the Berkshires too!
The quiet, the constant background sound of the river, the amazing fresh air and water, the fluffy rich soil that makes everything GROW, the fact that all you can see in every direction is TREES, all the good times at: Sunny Banks Ranch, Blueberry Hill, Center Pond, the Becket Arts Center, Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Dreamaway Lodge, and all the other amazing Berkshire destinations that surround us on all sides.
This house provided a much needed break from the bustling streets of San Francisco. The four of us had a great time, and all agree that it was a much better alternative to staying at a motel 6 or some other motel here in the Berkshires....We are all native New Englanders and after staying in this house, there is a bit of sadness having to go back to the West coast.
Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Children's Rodeo, Horseback Riding Lessons and Trail Rides, Blueberry Picking, Canoeing, Theatre, Historic Sites, Music Festivals and Concerts, Historic Train Rides, October Mountain State Forest, Canterbury Farm X-Country Ski Area, Otis Ridge Ski Area, Jiminy Peak Ski Area, Butternut Ski Area