|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Lodge is unique to these parts - a large Colorado / Alpine-style home offering unbeatable log home ambiance, relaxation and country club amenities. The peace and tranquility could be yours for just a week or a month or more (available for summer-long, golf or skiing season rental). In summer it is suitable for those who wish to play golf and tennis, enjoy the clubhouse with grill-bar and alfresco dining, swimming and gym facilities. Alternatively, you may simply wish to entertain family and friends in the beautiful southern New England countryside or in winter use the Lodge as an authentic ski lodge a short drive to several ski slopes including Thunder Ridge or Mohawk Mountain.
Candlewood Lake, the Appalachian trail, Housatonic River and Bull’s Bridge are also on your doorstep as are the lovely (and sometimes lively!) Western Connecticut country towns of “quintessential Kent”, New Preston, Washington Depot and Cornwall etc.
Only 1.5 hours from Manhattan, the Lodge is offered tastefully furnished and managed by the owner who lives close by. Depending on the precise stay duration and make-up of your party, the owner’s membership of the club will make playing golf and enjoying the club’s other facilities extremely cost-effective, especially compared with the cost of playing golf on Long Island, in Westchester or southern Connecticut where flexible tee times are also much harder to arrange.
To appreciate the ambiance of the Lodge and its position on the golf course etc., please see our beautiful photographs. You’ll notice the Lodge is extremely private, surrounded by mature cedar and oak trees and yet occupies prime position above the second fairway a short walk or cart ride from tennis courts and the clubhouse.
Views from all rooms, including over the trout pond and the most entertaining short 17th hole across the pond, are fantastic. Wrapped in extensive (c.2000 sf), mainly undercover mahogany decking, the Lodge’s interior is then almost 6000 sq ft and is almost infinitely configurable – up to 6 large bedrooms and still providing 3000 sf of open entertaining space.
A quality pool table convertible to table tennis, large screen TV, cable internet and Weber grill complete the package.
The Lodge is owned and built in Colorado/Swiss alpine style by its owners who are golf members and will proactively manage the property and any issues that might arise from just up the road.
Graham purchased this lodge in 2005
We were attracted to this southerly-most part of New England in the late 90s having moved from the UK to work in Manhattan. It reminded us of the most scenic part of ('Olde') England - specifically, the Cumberland 'Lake District' but without all the traffic!
Now we can offer probably the top golf residence (and most cost-effective golfing package) on a beautiful private course close to New York. Phil Michelson praised the course as 'very beautiful and challenging' when hosting a Pro-Am qualifier day.
The clubhouse is fully equipped to keep you fit - swimming pool, gym and tennis - and will serve meals throughout the season (April-December).
The Lodge itself is tastefully furnished with quality beds etc. It is strictly a four bedroom design but having been built with a huge fully finished lower level basement (with large bathroom), can be easily converted to six-bedrooms and still retain more than 2000 sq. ft. of great room / living space, a gourmet kitchen, up to 12 person dining room / open-plan entertaining / common areas.
The Lodge is unbeatable if you not only love golf but enjoy the peaceful ambience that only your own 'mountain cabin' or ski lodge can deliver.
Uniquely, the Club @ River Oaks has only 60 residential sites, all about 2 acres and compared with other golf communities, positioned unobtrusively blending into the beautiful surroundings.
We chose the location for the Lodge on a promontory overlooking the pond and were able to position the Lodge for optimum sun light that enters the cathedral windows at dawn and dusk and with porches that provide sunny and shaded outdoor living at all the right times.
Whether entertaining or seeking a restful break at one with nature and in the peace of the countryside, the ambiance of the Lodge is unique to this type of timber and stone property and not usually available so close to New York.
The owner is ready and able to accommodate special requests whether involving extra beds, grill equipment or, to help maximize your vacation time, just advising you on the multitude of possibilities and local services that might improve the quality of your stay.
It was the perfect home for a family get together
The owner was a pleasure to work with and easily accessible
The house is beautiful, peaceful and quite comfortable
Top attractions after playing golf and tennis, swimming keeping fit, biking, walking and dining in a gorgeous country setting at the Club are:
* In winter, skiing at Thunder Ridge or Mohawk Mountain, both within 30 minutes drive
* A myriad of top restaurants within 15 minutes drive
* Potential to day trip (on a wet day!) to Manhattan and take in a Broadway show etc.
* A countryside car tour to see places like Kent, Washington Depot, Cornwall Bridge and a host of other attractive mountain, lake, river and waterfall locations
* Mall and outlet shopping in Danbury (15 miles) or Woodbury, NY (30 miles)
* A day trip or overnight trip to Boston or Cape Cod
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May 23 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Rates vary depending on season and length of stay from $5500-7500 per week
The owner will negotiate the best rates for golf (green fees and cart) with the Club. This will depend on time of year and numbers playing etc. On request and if agreed in advance, guests will be able to use all the club facilities using their credit card.
Long-term (summer-long and 6 months plus) rental rates available.
* 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.