Use our airy, beautiful, new house as your base to visit the Berkshires' wonderful variety of performance venues, restaurants, museums and spiritual retreats. Breakfast on the dining deck in the cool morning breeze; watch the sun go down through the trees from the upper balcony.
Relax in the deep soaker bathtub in the master bathroom after an inspiring day exploring art museums, or walking a portion of the nearby Appalachian Trail, or shopping at the Lee Prime Outlets.
Walk the dirt road the distance of two or three city streets to the closest private lake. On the way, look for the native wildflowers, hear the streams that flow to the lakes, and listen to the variety of birds among the trees in the forest. Enjoy a swim in the clean, natural lake. Breathe the clean breeze that usually blows across our site.
When you come back from the lake, enjoy the double walk-in shower in the master bathroom to get ready for the evening.
Further Details: Shop at the local farmers' markets and prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Cookware and dishes for up to 8 are in the cabinets.
When you return from the evening's performance the windows open as needed for the weather, and cross ventilation lets you enjoy natural cooling. You'll fall asleep listening to the night sounds of crickets and frogs. You'll awaken to the sounds of woodpeckers and songbirds searching for breakfast .
Other members of your party will be upstairs. A double bed is in one bedroom and a twin bed- above a double-bed futon bunk bed is in the other bedroom. A full tub-and-shower bathroom is available to both bedrooms and the loft. The oak frame sofa in the loft is a very comfortable futon double bed.
Besides the choices among the fine arts, you will have the opportunity, if you like, to visit Ku-shi Institute of macrobiotic instruction and programs, 15 minutes' drive north; and Kripalu, Zen retreat house, a half-hour drive west.
90 min. to Albany or Hartford; 2.5 hrs to NYC or Boston. Wooded private community including 5 local, private lakes with small beaches. Located in a forest clearing surrounded by native plants and wild flowers. Cross-country skiing available nearby and downhill skiing is within 45 min. drive or less.
Williamstown Summer Theater and Sterling & Francine Clark Art Museum are less than an hour's drive. Shakespeare & Co., and Berkshire Theater schedule performances year 'round 25 min. away. Tanglewood, the summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops is within 25 min. drive, and Jacob's Pillow Summer Dance Festival is three miles away.
Excellent restaurants locally, in Becket, and nearby in Lee, MA.
'Homemade' breakfasts and lunches are served in two small convenient stores with diners - both are wonderful! International and 'nouveau cuisine' restaurants are located in Lee, Stockbridge, W. Stockbridge, Lenox, and Pittsfield, too.