About this listing
Private, three bedroom country house, nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires on a quiet road. Seated on a shady two acres with a sculpted duck pond and fenced in yard this is the perfect Berkshires retreat for small families or couples looking for a relaxing weekend to unplug and unwind.
Skiing, cycling, golf, fishing, apple picking, wine tours, music, fine dining, hiking (Bash Bish Falls only 10 miles away) are all at your fingertips. As of April, 2017 house is now WiFi enabled!
Private, three bedroom house, nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires on a quiet road. Seated on a shady two acres with a sculpted duck pond and fenced in yard this is the perfect Berkshires retreat for families or couples looking for a relaxing weekend in the county.
Whether you're inclined to recline or romp around the Taghkanic or Berkshire hills - skiing, cycling, golf, fishing, hiking are at your fingertips. The Berkshires and Taghkanics offer all season outdoor activities. Even your furry friend can enjoy worry free, off-leash play in the huge fenced in yard - just watch out for the rabbits ;).
At night fire up the BBQ on the wraparound deck or head out and and enjoy the fine dining in Great Barrington, MA or Hudson, NY just minutes away. Tanglewood is only 35 minutes north!
This property is a nature lovers dream. Wake up to a hot cup of coffee and watch the deer graze in the fields, the ducks flopping around in the pond or the amazing collection of birds that make the area their home. Believe it or not there is even a mink that makes an appearance every now and then. Don't forget your binoculars and camera.
If you're a cyclist you're just have to get on your bike and pedal, any direction you choose will give you a day on the bike that is hard to compete with anywhere in the country.
There is also a great grocery store only about four miles away - plus a farmers market on the weekends during the summer- so you can utilize the fully equipped kitchen and gas BBQ. Like wine? Follow the local wine trail and sample some local grape goodness.
At night, flip on the gas fireplace, pop in a DVD and watch a movie on our flat screen TV or sit on the porch and listen to the owls hooting while you stare up at a crystal clear sky.
Interaction with guests
We will always be available to answer you questions 24/7.
Our property is tucked away off a quiet road but is centrally located between two major towns. Also, there is a small downtown with every connivence only 4 miles away.
Small ski mountain - Catamount - within 8 miles, great for families and learning to ski.
Closest train Metro North station is about 40min away. Closest Amtrak station 35 min away.
Other things to note
The local grocery store CLOSES AT 7pm so if you are coming up after work and want to cook you will need to bring supplies. However, there are a few restaurants in town that open later.
House now has WiFi (as of April 2017) and cell reception is good. We also have a DVD player with a variety of DVDs.
No smoking inside the house.
We have a large garage to store your athletic equipment -bikes, golf clubs, skis- and we ask you to store your large items there while you're visiting. And cyclists, please no bike shoes in the house -I get yelled at all the time for this.
We ask that you leave the house in the condition that you found it and wash the dishes that you use.
If you do have a dog we ask that you clean up after them -we like to run around the yard without shoes too.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
My wife and I purchased this house a few years ago and it's our favorite place to spend time and recharge from a busy lifestyle. I'm a cyclist and spend my days here carving out new routes or just going up and down Bash Bish Falls while my wife takes in the sun along with a book or three. However, we're often out of town and thought we would open up the house to other people to enjoy when we're not able to be there. It's a very special property and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. If you come later in the summer you may be able to enjoy some fresh vegetables from the garden.