Roaring Bear cabin is our family's 1920's cabin situated on a pine forested hillside overlooking East Twin Lake- Lake Washining 'Laughing Waters'. It has a relaxed, charming, attractive cabin decor - quilts and antiques. Adjacent to a large 1500 acre nature preserve, the cottage is private, but not remote (about 1200 ft distant above the lake). There is a private dock and swim float and your rental includes a canoe.
Power boat rentals, breakfast and lunch are available at O'Hara's Landing just 1/4 mile from the dock. There are two large (unscreened) porches to enjoy the beautiful sunsets, lake and mountain views.
“ROARING BEAR” cabin is our family’s alpine style cabin originally built in 1922, situated on a pine forested hillside overlooking East Twin Lake-Lake Washing - “laughing waters”. It has a relaxed, attractive cabin décor – quality rugs, quilts, antiques and original artwork. Adjacent to a large 1500+ acre nature preserve, the cottage is private, but not remote (about 1200 ft distant above the lake), yet away from and above the typical noise of a Summer Lake cabin and nearby cottages. There is a private dock and swim float lakeside and rental includes a canoe.
Power boat and pontoon boat rentals, breakfast and lunch are available at O’Hara’s Landing, just ¼ mile from the dock and cabin. There are two large (unscreened) porches at the cabin to enjoy the beautiful sunsets, lake and mountain views facing westward to the southern Berkshire Mountains (Taconic Range).
We have recently installed a complete new kitchen at the cabin with stainless gas stove top, cabinets, corian counters and double stainless sink, microwave, and convection oven, dishwasher, butler refrigerator and wine cooler. Our water pressure system has also been enhanced to provide comfortable amenities, but preserve its woodsy cabin appeal.
Twin Lakes is situated nearby the Salisbury/Lakesville, CT, South Edgemont/Sheffield/Great Barrington, MA areas with a wide range of great restaurants, equine centers, performing arts, music and dance festivals and chamber arts programs including Tanglewood, Music Mountain, Jacobs Pillow, Sharon Playhouse, Infinity Music Hall and Yale Summer Summer Music Programs at the Battell Stovkel Estate in nearby Norwalk. There are also a number of local vineyards nearby offering an opportunity to try local area wines of superb qualities while meeting new or old friends.
In addition to myriad water sports and fishing opportunities on the Twin Lakes, there are hiking trails on site adjacent to the cabin as well as numerous nearby access points to the Appalachian Mountain Trail system within 2 miles.
Twin Lakes is a very unique area with a wide variety of amenities which has largely been undeveloped with Lakeside mega homes and clear cutting of properties to enhance owners lifestyles and views while destroying everyone else’s which has occurred in many other formerly beautiful lake areas.
• Minimum Age Limit for Renters
• Unsuitable for elderly, obese or incapacitated
• Children welcome
• Wheelchair inaccessible
• Non-smoking only
The cabin was built by our grandfather, John Hunter Stearns, in 1922. We are always in awe when we drive up the .7 mile access road and realize that it was built at a time when constructing such a road up the side of a hill was extremely diffucult and yet it it has served all of his descendants so well for many generations as has the cabin.
The cabin sits nestled under towering pines, with amazing, unique panoramic mountain and lake views- bathed in peace and quiet.
While the cabin maintains it's charming rustic exterior, the interior has been upgraded to provide modern conveniences and comfort without compromising or changing it's authentic appeal.
We have been stewards of the property for over 40 years. Our children have learned to fish and use power boats here. We were married 25 years ago on 'Isola Bella' (beautiful Island) in the center of the lake at a most lovely event where we transported all of our guests to the island by classic powerboats.
It is a natural getaway where you are afforded privacy without compromising expansive views of the entire southern Berkshire mountain range.
Attractions: Tanglewood Summer Concerts, Music Mountain, fly fishing on the Housatonic River. Antique shopping, and fine dining. Hiking, swimming, horseback riding at nearby stables and swimming /boating on Twin Lakes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 8 2014
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $42 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||Pets by owner approval only. Per day fee or security deposit will apply|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.