This charming cottage offers everything you need for a quiet, peaceful vacation in the beautiful Berkshires, during any season. On a summer morning, you can sit on the screened porch overlooking lush trees, while sipping your morning tea and listening to the birds sing, or enjoy a glass of wine on a cool summer evening as the cicadas signal the autumn approaching. In winter, the wood burning stove will keep you warm and cozy after a long day of skiing or snowshoeing, or building a snowman in the front yard. Take a short walk down the road, past the llama farm, and around the bend to historic homes that date back to pre-Revolutionary War days, and into the Village of South Egremont, where you can pick up the newspaper and a quart of milk at the old country store, enjoy homemade pancakes and eggs at Mom’s country café, or dine on delicious local cuisine at the Old Mill. Whether you have a passion for nature, cultural arts, or history, this is the perfect place to stay year round.
Nature Lover's Paradise: The location of this cottage is a nature lover's dream -- right down the road from the entrance to the Appalachian Trail, and close to many other hiking and biking trails, where you can marvel at the beauty of the Berkshire Hills. We even provide 3 bikes so you can take it all in. On summer days, you can enjoy kayaking or canoeing, or taking a dip in a nearby lake. During the winter, you are only 4 miles from Catamount Ski area or 7 miles from Ski Butternut. And there's nothing like the Berkshires in the Fall, with its majestic beauty from the colors of the autumn leaves. You can go horseback riding at a nearby stable, or even take a llama trek. With bountiful farms and orchards throughout the area, you can pick blueberries in the summer and apples in the Fall, and farmer's markets where you can get local organic produce during the harvest season. And right in our backyard, you may even catch a glimpse of wild turkeys marching across the lawn, or a deer ducking into the forest.
Cultural and Artistic Mecca: Centrally located in the Southern Berkshires, this cottage is the perfect location to take advantage of all of the cultural gems this area provides. Summertime offers it all, from the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, only 30 minutes away; to Broadway-bound professional theater at the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge (20 min), Berkshire Fringe at Simon's Rock (10 min), or Barrington Stage (30 min); to cutting edge dance performances in a magnificent setting at Jacob's Pillow (40 min). Close to the Connecticut and New York state borders, you are only a short drive away from Music Mountain in and a variety of summer stock theater and concerts in New York State. There is also a first-run movie theater in Great Barrington, as well as the historic Mahaiwe Theater which brings in headline talent and live concerts as well as films all year round. Each Spring, the movie theater in Great Barrington is also home to the Berkshire International Film Festival.
Antiquing, History, Museums, and Dining: The cottage is close to wonderful antiquing opportunities in nearby Sheffield, as well as many historical sites and museums. Visit the Normal Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, or drive up to Williamstown (1 hr) to the Clark. There are also several art galleries and collections throughout the area as well. You can go back in time by touring The Mount, Edith Wharton's estate and gardens in Lenox, or visit Chesterwood, the home of sculptor William Chester French. There's no shortage of things to do in the Berkshires.
The area also boasts several fine dining experiences, including John Andrews restaurant 5 minutes away, and the Old Mill, walking distance from the cottage. Or for a more casual culinary experience, dine on local meats and fresh vegetables at the Route 7 Grill, or organic pizza at Baba Louie's in Great Barrington, just a short drive into town.