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Quiet Country Getaway- Great for Families and Reunions

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Serenity- springtime view of house:gardens, balcony, two bay garage, sun porch.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.


Keywords: Equidistant from Boston and New York City, 4 Acres, Weekend getaway, Private, Beach Rights, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, tennis, museums, culture, theater, comfortable, rural, child-friendly, bicycling, hiking, near lakes, swimming, boating, fishing, antiquing, fall foliage, fireplace, fire pit, gardens, garage, sun porch, spacious, yard, deck, Tanglewood, Hancock Shaker Village, Clark Art Museum, Mass MOCA, Williamstown Theater Festival, Berkshire Theater Festival, Mount Greylock, music festivals, film festivals, farmstands, cozy,dishwasher.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 years old to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Yard games. Playground down the road. Private beach close by (with free pass!)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

  • Sarah's room: 1 double

    with a pillowtop double bed (on first floor)...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    with adjoining porch (on second floor)...moreless

  • Ezra's Room: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    with adjoining bathroom (on first floor)...moreless

  • Study: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    bed is a sleeper sofa in study- private room...moreless

  • Extra sleep spaces

    Blow-up Queen mattress, double foam mattress, single foam ma...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempur Pedic mattress, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two couches with queen size hide-away beds, Bunk Beds (1) Double bed with futon mattress on bottom and single bed on top....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    downstairs adjacent to one bedroom -heat lamp,exhaust fan....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    second floor,adjacent to master bedroom,exhaust fan, shelves...moreless

  • First-floor bathroom has a separate shower, tub, heat lamp, exhaust fan, large jade plant and an adjoining room with toilet, sink, shelves and cabinet. Second floor bathroom has shower, exhaust fan, shelves and cabinet. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • I have a membership pass to the Adams Point Beach Association beach at Queechy Lake. It is available FREE for anyone in the house.There is a lifeguard, swimming, picnic tables, dock, fishing and boating, portable toilet etc. at this beach. I have a spinet piano in my family room. I can recommend several accomplished masseuses who will come to my house by appointment for you....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Two medium-sized libraries with over two hundred fiction & non-fiction books downstairs and over one hundred non-fiction books in second floor study. Downstairs bedrooms have well-stocked bookshelves....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD/VHS player...moreless

  • Games:

    Several yard, board and card games for all ages...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Mostly folk, classical and jazz....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo system- FM/AM- CD & cassette players- with two room speakers and a portable stereo FM/AM cassette/CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    Used only as a DVD/VHS player, HD video screen is flat. No television stations available. Located in private second floor study...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few simple ones...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    More than seventy DVD's and VHS tapes for all ages and interests...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Quiet, scenic, large landscaped yard and property on 4 acres,with flower and vegetable gardens and good highway access.Free pass to private beach w/ lifeguard,swimming,dock,fishing,boating,picnic tabl...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Several bedroom ceiling fans along with portable floor and desktop fans instead. Because of my geographical location, an air conditioner is rarely needed to be comfortable....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in basement...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    With screen, in Family room, free wood provided...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Use our bikes, kayak or canoe...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Within continental USA...moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car with inside garage entrance to house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced hot air with humidifier system...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of extra linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    One sofa in living/great room and another in family room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Additional free parking off driveway near side door entrance to house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Three landline phones...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of extra towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in basement...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    outside firepit, free wood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    percolator and single cup types...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of 'whatyamacallits' and 'gizmos'...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped. A cook's ktchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Very quiet....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped, new cabinets and island, dishwasher and plenty of storage....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Honor system replacement or substitution of similar items...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off master bedroom second floor....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    One or two adult male bikes: both hybrids....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Includes umbrella,table, hammock and lawn chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many golf courses within 30 minutes....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Use our kayak or canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn with several flower garden displays surrounded by woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    One propane gas, the other is charcoal ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis:

    Free town courts 1 mile away....moreless

 

Reviews

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Summer
May 22 - Sep 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$300
$1,505

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $215 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,204

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $172 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

An extra charge of $25 per person per night over 8 people will be assessed.


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Location

  • Theater Barn

    "Fun, local theater."

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  • Canaan Corner Deli

    "For gas, convenience items and a deli. Only 3 miles away. "

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  • Hitchinpost Cafe

    "10 minutes away. Good family food. Check hours and days. (518) 794-9092 "

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  • Queechy Lake

    "Wonderful lake swimming with beautiful sand beach. Lifeguards and roped in swimming area. Gr..."

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  • Mario's Restaurant

    "Good restaurant for both families and couples. "

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  • Destino Cocina Mexicana and Margarita Bar

    "Good Mexican Restaurant in Chatham, NY"

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  • Tanglewood Music Center

    "The summer home of the Boston Symphony. Shed and lawn tickets. Chamber music, pop music. "

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  • Jacob's Pillow

    "The best dance venue in the country. Be sure to go to the free 6 pm performances on an outdo..."

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  • Berkshire Theatre Group

  • Williamstown Theatre Festival

    "Excellent theater. Several stages."

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  • Jimimny Peak ski resort

    "Winter skiing and summer adventure center."

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  • Bousquet Ski Area

    "Great family ski area."

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  • Butternut Ski & Snowboard Shop

  • Catamount Ski Area

    "Good family skiing. "

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  • Norman Rockwell Museum

    "Great Americana. Beautiful setting. "

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  • Berkshire Museum

    "Great family eclectic museum: aquarium, art, natural history, innovations, Egyptian mummy, a..."

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  • Mass Museum of Contemporary Art

    "Even the building makes it worth the visit. Changing exhibits. Always provocative. Incredibl..."

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  • The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

    "Incredible collection of impressionist work. Small enough not to be overwhelming. Nice setti..."

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  • Bash Bish Falls

    "Short, fairly level walk/hike to a spectacular falls. Also a nearby bicycle trail. "

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  • Mount Greylock State Reservation

    "Highest mountain in Massachusetts. Many trails. Visitor Center near bottom. Cafe at top. Vie..."

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  • Haven Cafe & Bakery

    "Recommended by many friends. I think its just breakfast and lunch. "

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  • The Egg

    "Unusual shaped theater in downtown Albany."

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  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center

    "Music and Dance in an outdoor setting. "

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  • Proctor's Theatre

    "Good theater outside Albany."

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  • New York State Museum

    "Many eclectic exhibits. Great for kids. Free."

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  • Lipperas' Restaurant

    "Has a fancy restaurant and a tavern. Good food. "

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  • Crandell Theatre

    "Single movie, old time movie theater. Inexpensive."

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  • Beebe Hill State Forest

    "Great 1.5 miles hike up to a fire tower with great views (Albany and Mount Greylock), about ..."

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  • Fresco's Pizza & Pasta

    "Good oven fired pizza in New Lebanon. "

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  • Bombay

    "Great Indian restaurant overlooking the water. "

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  • Lee Premium Outlets

    "Pleasant Outdoor Mall with good variety of shops. Great for the teenagers. "

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  • Furnace Brook Winery

    "Apple Orchard, hikining, cider, wintery. Close by"

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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Backwater Grill
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Berkshire Hills, Pontuusuc, GEAA, Pittsfield CC
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Hudson, NY
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Massachusetts Pike (extension)
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Backwater, Mep's BBQ, Mario's,
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bousquet-12 m, Jiminy Peak-25 m, Btternt+Ctmnt-20m
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Queechy Lake

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Canaan:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Serenity- springtime view of house:gardens, balcony, two bay garage, sun porch.

    Serenity- springtime view of house:gardens, balcony, two bay garage, sun porch.

  • Feel the warmth on sunporch with screens and look out on the gardens and woods.

    Feel the warmth on sunporch with screens and look out on the gardens and woods.

  • Charming kitchen area with island and dishwasher.Great views of backyard & woods

    Charming kitchen area with island and dishwasher.Great views of backyard & woods

  • Relax at dining table (extra leaves), on couch or swing- note door to sun porch.

    Relax at dining table (extra leaves), on couch or swing- note door to sun porch.

  • Work, study, sit and relax, read a book, explore library or sit by the fireplace

    Work, study, sit and relax, read a book, explore library or sit by the fireplace

  • 1st floor bathroom,cabinets & shelves beside room with shower, tub and bedroom.

    1st floor bathroom,cabinets & shelves beside room with shower, tub and bedroom.

  • Sarah's room.

    Sarah's room.

  • Master bedroom with attached balcony

    Master bedroom with attached balcony

  • Upstairs bathroom-shower, shelves, cabinet, many towel racks,exhaust fan.

    Upstairs bathroom-shower, shelves, cabinet, many towel racks,exhaust fan.

  • 2nd floor study/4th bedroom-  video screen, sleeper sofa, library, comfy chair.

    2nd floor study/4th bedroom- video screen, sleeper sofa, library, comfy chair.

  • Early springtime-view of house, patio, cottage, and yard from back pond.

    Early springtime-view of house, patio, cottage, and yard from back pond.

  • Winter wonderland!

    Winter wonderland!

  • Privacy is yours: driveway to house and gardens. Enjoy natures' peace and quiet.

    Privacy is yours: driveway to house and gardens. Enjoy natures' peace and quiet.

  • Colorful poppies-view from the screened sun porch onto patio, gardens and woods.

    Colorful poppies-view from the screened sun porch onto patio, gardens and woods.

  • Dining table with exquisite view of rhododendron bushes, bird feeders and trees.

    Dining table with exquisite view of rhododendron bushes, bird feeders and trees.

  • Talk about your day, make plans, play board games in living room of Great Room.

    Talk about your day, make plans, play board games in living room of Great Room.

  • Ezras'1st floor bedroom with double futon mattress, dresser; adjacent to bthroom

    Ezras'1st floor bedroom with double futon mattress, dresser; adjacent to bthroom

  • Sarahs' 1st floor  bedroom, with pillow top double bed, dresser,walk-in closet

    Sarahs' 1st floor bedroom, with pillow top double bed, dresser,walk-in closet

  • Master bedroom, Tempur-Pedic queen sized bed .

    Master bedroom, Tempur-Pedic queen sized bed .

  • Master bedroom,balcony,jade tree,rocking chairs,dbl dresser, closet,plush carpet

    Master bedroom,balcony,jade tree,rocking chairs,dbl dresser, closet,plush carpet

  • Upstairs bathroom-near master bedroom,  crank screen window

    Upstairs bathroom-near master bedroom, crank screen window

  • Early springtime-the house seen through my hand-made arbor in back yard.

    Early springtime-the house seen through my hand-made arbor in back yard.

  • Smores anyone?
Firepit in side yard. Free firewood on site.

    Smores anyone? Firepit in side yard. Free firewood on site.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/07/2015
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