Cheshire House Rental Photos and Description
2 BR, 1 BA (winter, spring); 3 BR, 1 BA (for available summer weeks)
Comfortable house situated on the shore of Hoosac Lake with beautiful, long views stretching across the large lake. It's fully furnished, with cable TV, stereo, and high-speed Internet. There's a big kitchen, with a central island for dining. The expansive living/dining room and attached study, with distinctive wood paneling, are flooded with light and look out on the lawn and lake. One bedroom is on the main level, and one is upstairs with a roof window (AC in both bedrooms). An additional bedroom may be available for week-long summer rentals. The furnishings are pleasant, with some antiques. Windowed basement has washer & dryer, ping-pong table. The house is situated on large grounds gently sloping to the lake. It has upper and lower decks with outdoor furniture, and one screened deck. The location is quiet, on a dead-end road that extends into the middle of the lake. Rowboat and dock, kayaks available. Jiminy Peak skiing, Ashuwilticook bike trail, Tanglewood, Williamstown, Lenox, MASS MoCA, and gorgeous fall foliage all within a short drive.
Wading is possible from right off the property (the water is clean), but the lake is not yet weed-free enough for swimming (like many of the Berkshire lakes). It is highly suitable for boating, kayaking, and fishing. The glistening lake is surrounded by mountains in all directions and the location of the property in the central Berkshires town of Cheshire is very convenient, with all the premier outdoor and cultural attractions of the area only a short drive away.
Jiminy Peak with summer activities and skiing is less than 20 minutes away. For fall, the house is 20 minutes from the Mohawk Trail, with some of the best leaf viewing in the country.
- Low Allergen Environment
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Carol Gould
College professor and author, live in NYC and the Berks. Spend quite a bit of time up at the Cheshire house, but rent it whenever possible.
Carol Gould purchased this house in 1986
What makes this house unique
House is wonderfully situated on Cheshire Lake, with incredible views. Near the high Berkshires (Mt. Greylock, and now the 'Ashuwilly' bike trail), but still only half an hour to most Berkshire attractions.