Book summer weeks starting now. (Week begins Friday or Sunday) $1280
Your own driveway off a quiet road leads to a one room cottage on a seven acre estate . The property is lush and expansive. There is a one acre lake or swimming pond, a lily pond, steams, gardens and views. Aside from the wildlife (deer, rabbits,robins,geese, herrons, owls, frogs etc.), only the owner shares this peaceful setting with you. There are no other homes in view. Yet a short drive takes you to all that is happening in this increasingly sophisticated area . The cottage is heaven sent for an individual or couple who wants to get away and relax in a natural retreat and still have the many options for entertainment the Berkhires and Hudson Valley afford.
Originally built by artist caretakers to a Manhattn horticulturist, the cottage is spacious: 550 sq. ft, with a large bedroom/sitting room, separate full kitchen and sky lit bath. There's a queen size bed, reading and dining areas, a smattering of antiques along with
Cable TV, DVD, a CD player, WiFi, air conditioning and heat. It is comfortable and well equipped.
From the picture window where a table is placed, you can look over the gardens to the lake . The view is glorious all year round. In winter, the cottage becomes a cozy cabin. Bring books, hiking boots, snow shoes, skis.( There are several slopes less than an hour away.)
As the weather warms , you can hear the stream trickling from the small front deck. Or step out the back to a private shade garden with cushioned lounges for reading, a propane grill and a table and chairs for outdoor dining.
A gazebo cantilevered over the water is for your use alone .Perfect for yoga, reading and relaxing, a glass of wine before dinner. There is also a dock from which to swim or canoe. The lake is about an acre, over 20 feet deep...clear and lovely for swimming.
Enjoy the best of the Berkshires and Columbia County.
Once part of Massachusetts , Austerlitz is on the NY/Mass. border.
Only 18 minutes to Tanglewood and Kripalu. Less than a half hour to the towns of Great Barrington, Stockbridge, and Lenox, Mass. as well as Hudson, Hillsdale, and Chatham, New York.
An easy two and a half hour drive from Boston or upper Manhattan. There are 4 ski slopes nearby... golf and tennis,hiking,biking; fine restaurants, theaters, films , concerts. Museums,historic homes, antiques, festivals,farmer's markets, wineries and distilleries, celebrity sightings,and so much more.
OCCUPANCY: 2 people in the cottage. Infants fine. Inquire about the main house guest room with en suite bath for your occasional guest .
RATES quoted are for two people. They are all inclusive. There are no extra charges or fees.
MINIMUM STAY -Stays of two nights minimum usually
DEPOSIT- A 50% deposit required to secure reservation - by check if time allows.
CANCELLATION POLICY: A refund of the deposit minus a cancellation fee* will be granted if cancellation is made 31 or more days before the date of scheduled arrival.
A 50% refund of the deposit will be granted if cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to arrival date.There are no refunds for no shows or abbreviated stays.
Cancellation fee for stays of 4 nights or more: @200.
Cancellation fee for shorter stays, $75.
CHECK IN: 2 PM Check out 11AM. Check out times may be
Smoking is not permitted. Sorry no pets.
Keywords: Cottage, retreat, romantic getaway, cabin, Tanglewood, Hudson, Great Barrington, Chatham, Kripalu
Am an expat of Manhattan but grew up outside of Boston.
For years my family rented a tiny cottage in the area so as to escape the city in the summer. We began loving it more and more and making our weekends longer and longer. When we made the leap to move up full time, we chose this location
because it is on border of Berkshire and Columbia Counties, near all the bright lights, yet very peaceful and tranquil. We were hoping to find a property with one distinguishing feature; we never expected to find one with so many bells and whistles.
Swimming , canoeing, walking around
the lake, enjoyng the gardens, lazing about the property ,watching the hummingbirds skim past the flowers. Reading under a 100 year old tree. Listening to the trickle of the stream.
Fresh air. sipping that first cup of coffee outside, exercizing on the gazebo. Yoga.