|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Get away from it all on a quiet road in the country:
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. Use our bikes, canoe, and kayak for recreational travel.
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 make a fire in the outdoor fire ring, cook a lovely meal in a well equipped kitchen, listen to music, and enjoy my spinet piano and libraries. In the spring, watch maple syrup being made, smell the fresh air, and watch the trees and flowers bud out. Explore the outside once again with hikes, bikes, walks and play in the backyard. Use our bikes, canoe, and kayak for recreational travel.
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.
Use our bikes, canoe, and kayak for recreational travel.
Enjoy staying in a sunny, spacious, comfortable home with hardwood floors, a working fireplace, a sun porch, and a porch off the master bedroom. In the nice weather, you can sit in a swing by the pond, walk through the woods in the back, barbecue and eat on the deck, and let the children play in the yard. Within 3 miles you can play tennis, bring the kids to the playground down the road or drive to Queechy Lake.
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.
If you're feeling adventurous, there are endless activities to do within a 40 minute drive. The New York-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.
The house is home to two beautiful cats who will not be in the house during a rental. I have had people stay in the house who are allergic to cats, but with 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.
Let me welcome you to my home and show you around.
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I raised my children in this home and they have now flown the nest. I love the out of doors, especially hiking, bicycling and swimming. I am a retired elementary school teacher.
Becky Meier purchased this house in 1982
2 1/2 hours to New York City and Boston. Ample opportunities to hike, bicycle and swim. Close to many cultural offerings. Peaceful. Beautiful. Access to both Berkshire County and the Capital District (Albany, NY) area. Easy and close access to the Taconic Parkway and Interstate 90.
Free pass to nearby Queechy Lake- private sandy beach with a lifeguard, swimming, picnic tables, dock, fishing and boating. Looking at the stars out the master bedroom window or its balcony. Listening to music while watching the birds. Relaxing in the 'Great Room' with friends. Gardening. Taking bicycle rides and walks from my home. So many four season cultural activities and good restaurants. Use our bikes, canoe, and kayak for recreational travel.
Great place,clean,nicely equipped with everything that you might possibly need. We had a great time.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Even before we arrived, Becky went out of her way to accomodate our needs (details unnecessary). The house is open and airy and quite appealing to anyone who wants to take advantage of the regional attractions but still wants a place to retreat to relax and enjoy the country life. My family particularly enjoyed the chance to spend some time at the nearby lake, which provides both sun and shade, complete with lifeguards for the little ones. Oh, and Becky provides very good local information about where to buy groceries and other attractions...
We will not hesitate to stay here again should we have the opportunity.
Great house in the woods with everything you could want for a relaxing stay and easy access to New York/Massachusetts area.
All went very well with our stay in Chatham. We were met by the owners who were very easy to interact with and welcoming with their home. Please note this is actually their house - so needs to be attended to as it were your own. Large outside space and two car garage which are helpful when you have a few people staying on the property. Very close to where we needed to be for our weekend activities so that was a plus!
Great place,clean,nicely equipped with everything that you might possibly need.
We had a great time.
The house is in a beautiful and convenient location: it was so nice to be able to leave right from the house for a little walk in the snow, up the hill and across the woods. Breakfast in the kitchen looking out at the winter visitors to the bird feeders was a treat! It was also a quick drive to Stockbridge, to Edith Wharton's home and to the Norman Rockwell Museum that we all really liked!
What a glorious way to spend two weeks from too warm Naples, FL. It could not be any more convenient to the Clark Museum at Williamstowm, ballet at Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theatre in Stockbridge, Tanglewood, races at Saratoga, Yale Museum in New Haven and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as well as the Fenimore Art Museum. The cool, crisp nights and mornings was a perfect way to start off our days of adventures. Becky and Bob were the perfect hosts. Sorry we had to miss the "Best Bottomless Breakfast Buffet" in town.
Private Queechy Lake Beach Pass, Lifeguards, swimming, picnic tables, dock, boating,fishing, toilet etc.
Very close to Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Ma and Kripalu in Lenox, Ma and many, many other great cultural venues and natural wonders.
Nearly equidistant from ski areas: Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Butternut Basin, and Bousquet.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, cross country skiing, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, racquetball, basketball court, miniature golf etc.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
An extra charge of $25 per person per night over 8 people will be assessed.