“ROARING BEAR” cabin is an alpine adronack style cabin originally built in 1922, situated on a pine forested hillside overlooking East Twin Lake- Lake Washining. It has a relaxed, attractive cabin decor featuring quality rugs, bedding, linens, quilts, antiques and original artwork. Adjacent to a large 1500+ acre nature preserve, the cottage is private, but not remote (about 1200 ft distant above the lake), yet away from and above the typical noise of a Summer Lake cabins and close nearby cottages. A private dock and swim float are down at the lake and the rental includes a canoe or kayak.There are two large (unscreened) porches at the cabin to enjoy the beautiful sunsets, lake and mountain views facing westward to the southern Berkshire Mountains (Taconic Range).
Power boat and pontoon boat rentals, breakfast and lunch are available at O’Hara’s Landing, just ¼ mile from the dock and cabin.
A complete new kitchen has recently been installed with stainless gas stove cook top, cabinets, corian counters and double stainless sink, microwave, convection oven, dishwasher, butler refrigerator and wine cooler. The water pressure system has also been enhanced to provide comfortable amenities, but preserve its woodsy cabin appeal.
Twin Lakes is situated nearby the Salisbury/Taconic, CT, South Edgemont/Sheffield/Great Barrington, MA areas with a wide range of great restaurants, equine centers, performing arts, music and dance festivals and chamber arts programs including Tanglewood, Music Mountain, Jacobs Pillow, Sharon Playhouse, Infinity Music Hall and Yale Summer Summer Music Programs at the Battell Stovkel Estate in nearby Norwalk. There are also a number of local vineyards nearby offering an opportunity to try local area wines of superb qualities while meeting new or old friends.
In addition to myriad water sports, kayaking, canoeing and fantastic fishing opportunities on Twin Lakes, there are hiking trails on site adjacent to the cabin as well as numerous nearby access points to the Appalachian Mountain Trail system within 2 miles.
Twin Lakes is an exceptionally unique area, with a wide variety of amenities which has largely been undeveloped by the building of new Lakeside "mega homes" and clear cutting of properties to enhance owners personal lifestyles and views while destroying everyone else’s which has occurred in many other formerly beautiful lake areas.
• Minimum Age Limit for Renters
• Unsuitable for elderly, obese or incapacitated
• Children welcome
• Wheelchair inaccessible
• Non-smoking only