Great Natural Beauty, Culture, Outdoor Activities and Easy Highway Access
Charming house situated on 4 lovingly-landscaped acres with abutting woods, nestled on a quiet country road. Take advantage of our fully equipped home with hardwood floors, a sun-drenched porch, and a warming fireplace. Delight in the geothermal heating and cooling system, several select libraries, and an open "great room".
There are two first-floor bedrooms available for guests, one has a queen sized Tempur Pedic bed and the other a pillow-top double bed. One room can accommodate another foam/blow-up mattress on the floor. The upstairs has a master bedroom with a queen sized bed, magnificent views and a ceiling fan. In addition there is a guest room/study/entertainment room with a pull out couch. There are foam mattresses and blow-up mattresses available for any room. All rooms have linens, and dresser and closet space.
Included in the rental is a pass to a private sandy beach on beautiful Queechy Lake (along with lifeguards, dock, boating and fishing), which is 3 miles away.
The house is home to two beautiful cats. I have had people stay in the house who are allergic to cats, but with their basic medication have done fine. The house is meticulously cleaned and vacuumed before any rentals, but if anyone in your party is super allergic to cats, they may react to some of the dander inherent in a house where cats live.
In the summer, sit on the deck, eat under the umbrella, play tennis down the road, go swimming at Queechy Lake, (a free pass is provided to this private sandy beach with a lifeguard, swimming, picnic tables, fishing and boating) and go to Tanglewood, Williamstown Theater Festival, Jacob's Pillow, Hancock Shaker Village, Kripalu or dozens of other cultural offerings. On a rainy day visit the Clark Art Institute, MassMOCA, the Norman Rockwell Museum or many other nearby museums. In the evening cook in a well equipped, newly remodeled kitchen with a new, quiet dishwasher, which is part of a 'Great Room' (so you can socialize while you cook) using food from local farm stands and eat a relaxed dinner at home. After dinner take a walk and see the beautiful starry night or catch fireflies. If its cool, make a fire in the outside fire pit or in the indoor fireplace. Listen to music as you play cards or socialize and go to sleep to the quiet of nature.
In the fall, see the spectacular fall foliage, hike in the crisp air, go apple picking, toast marshmallows over a fire, snuggle up to read in an easy chair, make cookies in a well equipped kitchen, visit museums, go to the theater or just sit around and socialize and relax.
In the winter, there is great downhill skiing and snowboarding for beginners and children at Bousquet, Butternut or Catamount Ski areas, which are all within a half hour of the house. Jiminy Peak offers challenges for more advanced skiers and is only 35 minutes from the house. You can also cross-country ski on numerous local trails, sled at local parks, and visit museums.
In the spring, watch maple syrup being made, smell the fresh air, and watch the trees and flowers bud out. Swing on the bench at our small private pond, hidden away in our woods, and, in season, celebrate nature by listening to chorus-like peepers, chirping wood frogs and night owls. Explore the outside once again with hikes, bikes, walks and play in the backyard.
If you're feeling adventurous, there are endless activities to do within a 40 minute drive. The Hudson Valley-Berkshire area has so many trails to hike or cross country ski, mountains to ski, routes to bicycle, lakes to swim in or boat on, museums to visit, theater/music/dance to enjoy and great restaurants to eat at. You'll have to come back next year to see and do it all.
The house is equidistant from Boston and New York, making it an ideal place for a reunion/gathering with people from both cities.
No pet visitors allowed and no smoking allowed inside house please.
Let me welcome you to my home and show you around.
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