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Designer Hideway Near Skiing in 7 Acres of Lush Forest, Prime Foliage Viewing

West Cornwall, Cornwall, CT, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Main House-2 Bd/2 bath & Seasonal (CLOSED IN WINTER) 2 bd/1 bath Guest House

Designer Hideway. NOTE!! MAIN HOUSE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND BUT SEASONAL GUEST HOUSE IS NOT HEATED SO CLOSED IN WINTER. SLEEPS 4 - 6 IN WINTER and SLEEPS 8 - 10 ALL OTHER SEASONS. Main house has 2 bedrooms/2 full baths and Guest House, which is SEASONAL AND CLOSED IN WINTER has 2 bedrooms/1 full bathroom, located in the bedrooms, with queen and full beds and one full bath. Both houses are furnished with a mix of antiques and modernist scenic Berkshire Mountains of Litchfield County. Under 2 hours from NYC. A relaxing and serene forest retreat located on 7 acres of tall pines and hemlocks, stone walls, mature lush landscaping with a fern grotto. Fall asleep to the sounds of a babbling brook or cozy up to the stone fireplace in the Parisian leather club chairs. Modern rustic elegance at its best. Main house sleeps 4: 2 bdrms/2 baths with king in master and twin sized bunk beds and one full sized bed in the 2nd bedroom. Seasonal guest house, (NOT available in the winter) has 2 furnishings. Well equipped kitchen with high end appliances, outdoor stone dining terrace, barbeque grill, stone fire pit, hammock, several outdoor seating areas and outdoor shower.

Visit the many local organic farm markets, cook on the Italian commercial range or grill outside and dine on the stone terrace. After dinner, roast s'mores around the firepit. Don't want to cook? Walk to the highly rated French restaurant in the village or drive to the many restaurants in neighboring villages. Feeling active? Hike the Adirondack or Mohawk trails, drive 5 minutes to ski at Mohawk Mountain or 40 minutes to Catamount and Butternut, golf on nearby courses or swim in the clear water of Cream Hill Lake. Try fly fishing on the nearby Housatonic river. Antique stores and flea markets are in abundance in the area. Great art house cinema 20 minutes away. Lime Rock Race Track is a 10 minute drive and Tanglewood/Lenox is a 50 minute drive.



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About Victoria

We are a active family of four who love to play, relax, ski, hike, cook and entertain on the weekends.

Victoria purchased this House in 1994

Why Victoria chose West Cornwall

We purchased this property as a country escape on the weekends and summers. We feel we have the best of both worlds and with its 7 forested acres, it is a breath of fresh air the minute your car door opens and you breathe in the scent of the towering pines. We adore the beautiful setting in West Cornwall and the surrounding areas that compose the villages of Cornwall - nearby skiing at Mohawk Mountain, Cream Hill Lake, the covered bridge, the hiking trails, cycling in the foothills, the organic farmers' market, the local events - always fun, sometimes quirky, and the beauty of pristine Cream Hill Lake - interesting people and loads of activities beckon. The property has the feeling of a country retreat yet nearby cultural and sporting opportunities are a short drive away. I was smitten with the property the moment I drove down the long, winding, tree canopied driveway and I'm especially fond of the setting as it brings back memories of my childhood country home in the mountains of New Mexico.

What makes this House unique

Incredibly relaxing forest setting under 2 hours from the city or 30 minutes from Metro North - romantic getaway or perfect for families. Designer home with a seasonal guest house (not available in winter) located down a stone path, both with a mix of modernist and antique furnishings. Do nothing at all except nap in the hammock or get active with plenty of choices nearby. I love the views of the Berkshire mountains, sunsets from the kitchen and stone terrace and the massive stone fireplace that's perfect for enjoying a book and glass of wine. I love going to sleep to the sounds of a babbling brook in the background. My kids grew up skiing at nearby Mohawk Mountain, a mere 5 minute drive and now hurl themselves through the terrain parks at Butternut and Catamount (45 minute drives). Fall is my one of my favorite times - it's magical, the foliage is spectacular, great hiking weather and a photo opt awaits you at every turn.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1/Main House
        1 king, Master Bedroom, king bed w/ensuite bath
      • Bedroom 4/Guest House
      • Bedroom 2/Main House
        1 double, 1 bunk bed, 1 full size bed & 1 set of Bunk beds
      • Bedroom 3/Guest house
      • **NOTE
        GUEST HOUSE IS CLOSED IN WINTER In winter, the main house sleeps 4 adults, 2 to 4 children (no more than 6 guests total) All other seasons, the guest house is also open sleeping 10 total (6 in main house, 4 in guest house)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1/Main House
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Master bedroom, ensuite bath
      • Bathroom 2/Main House
        toilet, shower
      • Outdoor shower
        outdoor shower
      • Bathroom 3/Guest House
        toilet, shower, Not available in winter as guest house is closed
      • 2 full bathrooms in main house, 1 full bathroom in guest house, outdoor shower behind main house

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          7 Acres of Forest with a scenic view of The Berkshires
        • Rural
          Located in the quaint town of West Cornwall, the home is situated in the forest with towering pines and hemlocks. A babbling brook & waterfall on the property can be heard as you nap in the hammock.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Not needed but there are numerous fans throughout the home. You typically only need A.C. 3 or 4 days of the year.
                    • Covered Parking
                      Carport (one car) and plenty of parking in circular drive.
                    • Fireplace
                      see wood fireplace
                    • Garage
                      Not available but covered carport accommodates 1 car
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating in the main house, guest house has portable electric heaters and is guest house is closed from November - March.
                    • Internet
                      Wireless internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Huge LG dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Huge great room with three seating areas
                    • Parking
                      NOTE!! In winter, must have a 4WD to access driveway.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Huge LG washer
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Massive stone fireplace


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Chef's kitchen is fully stocked with cookware & serving ware.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          fully stocked
                        • Oven
                          convection oven/stove combination - Bertazonni
                        • Pantry Items
                          Starter supply of paper towels, napkins & toilet paper. There are usually condiments, vinegars, spices, etc. but not guaranteed.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining area is part of the kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Stereo
                                  CD player, radio, turntable
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Board games for all ages
                                • Music Library
                                  Massive vinyl LP collection featuring a wide variety of music.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • CD Player
                                • Television
                                  Large Smart TV
                                • Toys
                                  Toys for boys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Games
                                  Wii console
                                • Video Library
                                  Wide variety with kid titles


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Front stone patio, stone terrace for dining and stone firepit
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rental is 5 minutes away
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Mature landscaped garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Mohawk Mountain is 5 minutes away
                                    • Tennis
                                      Public town courts in Cornwall


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Firepit, Outdoor shower, basketball hoop, numerous outdoor seating areas, hammock, outdoor dining terrace, charcoal grill.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Rustic, comfortable country retreat

                                                              Elizabeth H.New Hampshire

                                                              We spent a long weekend here celebrating my mother-in-law's 75th birthday. We had 5 adults, a 3 and a half year old and a baby. It was a wonderful, relaxing weekend with everything we could possibly need! The guest house was perfect for the couple with children, but we mostly all hung out in the main house, chatting, preparing meals etc. The houses are incredibly charming and comfortable, with a nice mix of modern amenities, and lovely antiques. It's deeply wooded, serene, calming. One thing to be aware of- we slept with the windows open and you can hear cars on a road nearby, but they didn't bother us at all. It was a very restorative weekend for us all.

                                                              Perfect Family Getaway

                                                              Judy C.

                                                              This is a perfect family retreat. We stayed with our adult children and grandchildren for 5 days and had a lovely time. Our grandchildren thought it was magical and pictured little fairies flying above the babbling brook. True, I have very imaginative grandchildren, but they had so much fun. There were a lot of movies and toys and games that kept them very happy. The adults enjoyed a very relaxing weekend surrounded by nature.

                                                              A wonderful family weekend

                                                              Lee K.

                                                              My family and I (wife, parents, brother, sister-in-law and 2 young children - 3-1/2 and 7 months) recently spent a weekend at this wonderful house in West Cornwall. The property was exactly what we were looking for - comfortable, wonderfully decorated, calm and peaceful. A perfect place to spend some quality time with loved ones. The living room / sitting areas were perfect for hanging out and the kitchen table was the ideal place to gather and enjoy meals.

                                                              The owners were very responsive to any question we had while at the house, which made for a very comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a great weekend (or extended time) away!

                                                              Idyllic Cornwall getaway


                                                              We couldn't have been happier with our experience at this property. The rooms are picture perfect, with beautiful decor and scenic views. The owner is so helpful and easy to get in touch with, we had no problems during our stay. We will definitely be back!

                                                              Perfect Getaway

                                                              Eiseley T.

                                                              This property is a vacation getaway from a film. It's picture perfect. The decor is incredibly well-curated and homey (we especially loved the moose head in the living area). The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare lovely dinners and enjoy them outside in Adirondack chairs around the fire pit. The house and guest house even smell like a lakeside holiday. Also, it was very well-stocked in terms of towels, sheets, extra blankets. There was nothing that we needed, except maybe a few more days there! The owner was attentive, quick to reply to email and generally wonderful. 5 stars!

                                                              Great Getaway


                                                              Great place to escape for some R&R. House had everything you need. The living in the main house was large and fun area to just hang around.Waking up to the sound of the brook near by was relaxing. We sat around the fire pit and took in the peacefulness of the area. Owners were great to deal with.

                                                              As far as our group goes the only thing missing would be a hot tub. lol

                                                              Would definitely book it again and recommend to others.


                                                              West Cornwall, Cornwall, CT, USA

                                                              Designer hideaway w/seasonal guest house (MAIN HOUSE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND BUT GUEST HOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN WINTER) located in the scenic Berkshire Mountains of Litchfield County. A seven acre relaxing and serene forest retreat filled with tall pines and hemlocks, stone walls, mature lush landscaping including a fern grotto. Fall asleep to the sounds of a babbling brook or cozy up to the stone fireplace in the Parisian leather club chairs. Rustic elegance at its best. Visit the many local farm markets, cook on the Italian commercial range or grill outside and dine on the stone terrace. After dinner, roast s'mores around the firepit. Don't want to cook? Walk to highly rated French restaurant in the village. Feeling active? Hike the Adirondack or Mohawk trails, drive 5 minutes to ski at Mohawk Mountain or 40 minutes to Catamount and Butternut, golf on nearby courses or swim in the clear water of Cream Hill Lake. Try fly fishing on the nearby Housatonic river. Antique stores and flea markets are in abundance in the area.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              50% due upon reservation, balance due 30 days before check in Weekdays $350/night, 2 night min, Mon - Thurs Weekends $375/night, 2 night min Fri, Sat & Sun Weekly $2100 Sept - May, $2200/June - Aug Monthly $3,500 Sept - May, $4000/June - Aug Weekends - $175 cleaning fee/$350 cleaning fee for monthly rentals Weekend - $750 Security deposit & $99 non-refundable insurance fee for $5k coverage required; Longer rentals security deposit varies 12% state occupancy tax MUST BE OVER 35 TO RENT ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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