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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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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
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May 22 - Sep 8, 2015
2 night min stay
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
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $172 Nightly
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Master bedroom with attached balcony
Upstairs bathroom-shower, shelves, cabinet, many towel racks,exhaust fan.
2nd floor study/4th bedroom- video screen, sleeper sofa, library, comfy chair.
Early springtime-view of house, patio, cottage, and yard from back pond.
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.
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.
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
Master bedroom, Tempur-Pedic queen sized bed .
Master bedroom,balcony,jade tree,rocking chairs,dbl dresser, closet,plush carpet
Upstairs bathroom-near master bedroom, crank screen window
Early springtime-the house seen through my hand-made arbor in back yard.
Smores anyone? Firepit in side yard. Free firewood on site.
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