Escape the City! Charming Ranch House Nestled in 2.4 Acres
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
New Lebanon house description
If you're in need of a break from the hubbub of the city, our house is the place to relax and unwind!
Tucked away in its own 2.4 acres, the house provides a perfect get-away and blissful nook to escape to - just for two...with room for family and friends...and outdoor space that kids can really enjoy.
This is a mid 1960's-built ranch-style home lying in an area of woodlands, pastures and rolling hills at the edge of the Berkshires and just across the Massachusetts state line, in Columbia County, NY. You wake to the sounds of birds and can smell the scent of pine as the breeze passes through the trees.
And it's easy to get to, approx. 2.5hr drive from New York City, just off Rt 22, a little south of the town of New Lebanon, Columbia County which lies at the intersection of Rt 20 and Rt 22. The house is secluded, but not remote.
The property has a large area of lawn great for badminton, frisbee and soccer, and is flanked by magnificent 50' mature pine trees and shrubs and nestled along a lightly populated, tree-lined road a 1/2 mile long, which ends at a winding woodland trail - ideal for walks, or trail running for the more energetic.
The house has an uncluttered, simple and relaxing interior with window views from all rooms onto the lawn. A cozy open plan living/kitchen area provides the perfect environment for reading and writing, listening to music, playing games, chatting, cooking and dining. There is plenty of seating - a large sofa, armchairs, a dining table which can seat 6 (expandable to 8). Wi-fi is installed. There are queen beds in both the master bedroom and main guest bedroom, and the second guest bedroom has a twin bed with a pullout.
In warmer weather, guests can enjoy breakfast on the fabulous screened porch bathed in dappled light that filters through the leaves of the adjacent trees...and enjoy daytime and evening activity such as ping pong in the basement or badminton on the lawn.
In the summer, with Queechy Lake just a few minutes drive away, house guests can swim regularly at the sandy public beach. Day passes available from the Canaan Corner Deli. We provide the beach towels! And there are many other beautiful lakes, waterfalls and rivers to be explored in the area.
New Lebanon town center is a short drive - post office, grocery stores, gas station, bank, restaurants, and a lively weekly farmers' market. And it's only a 20 minute drive to much more local shopping and entertainment (ten-pin bowling, theater, cafes, bakery, books, antiques) in the historic town of Chatham.
The arts and culture of the Berkshires also lie within easy driving distance. There's much on offer. It's just a 20 minute and very scenic drive to the Tanglewood festival of contemporary music, the Kripalu Yoga Centre, Lenox arts and cultural centres. The town of Great Barrington, Jacobs Pillow dance festival and the Appalachian Trail are 10 minutes farther. There are farms, wineries and gardens to visit across the region. Or head over the state line into the City of Pittsfield or over to the Berkshire Mall in Lee, MA for outlet shopping. Shaker Village, a local historic places of interest, is only 10 minutes away.
The house is also very conveniently located for the affordable family ski area at Bousquet and its summer activity park with waterslides, aerial adventure course and zip wire; and for Jiminy Peak terrain park for skiers and snowboarders.
Keywords: Country Ranch, Bungalow, Hudson Valley, Tanglewood, Berkshires, Shaker, swimming
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed with Extra Firm mattress in Master Bedroom and large guest bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) The smaller guest bedroom has an additional pull out twin/single bed.
In the finished basement area, there is a den with 3 single beds, ideal as a 'bunk' room for extra kids. We do not include these beds in the number of beds available in the rental, as although the den spacious and clean, and the beds made up, it is a basement room, so below ground with only two small basement windows to allow daylight into the room, so a functional room with a toilet/shower room but.......moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- - Very spacious yet cozy open plan living room with working fireplace and plenty of upholstered seating, a writing desk and a card table for four players. Opening onto large light and airy, eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. - An uncluttered, simple and contemporary interior. - Window views from all rooms onto lawn and tall 50' mature pine trees and shrubs flanking property. - Master bedroom (Queen) with en-suite bathroom. Guest bedroom 1 (queen). Guest bedroom 1 (twin bed with pullout). - Large screened porch (with storm windows). - Den with three twin beds in finished basement for spillover summer guests. - Ping Pong room....moreless
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Horseback Riding
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- - Local trails for hiking, running and mountain biking. - A few minutes drive to private beach on Queechy Lake. Public access with day passes available from Canaan Corner Deli. - Jiminy Peak and Catamount adventure parks, mountain biking, aerial aerial forest adventure. . Tanglewood is just a 20-minute drive away. - A few minutes by car to New Lebanon for local grocery shopping, a weekly farmers market, established restaurants and a local professional theatre. 20 minutes to more local shopping and entertainment in the historic town of Chatham. 30 minutes to Great Barrington, Pittsfield, and Lenox arts and cultural centres. Outlet shopping at Berkshire mall in Lee, MA. Local historic places of interest - 10 minutes to Shaker Village....moreless
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What a wonderfully peaceful and simple place to stay! The kids (11 & 15) spent hours playing badminton on the lawn, ping pong in the basement den, board games in the living room, or tucked away on the sofa or lying on their beds reading the books they'd brought with them! And with Queechy Lake only a short distance in the car, there was the chance for a cool down swim at the end of each day. For me, being able to view a horizon of lofty pine trees, blue skies and green grass from every window in the house made me quickly feel that I really was on vacation. Really a great destination for my husband to drive to from the city on a Friday evening.
- Guest Ella
- Date of stay 08/02/10
- Review Submitted 03/01/11
CURRENTLY PROPERTY IS ONLY OFFERED FOR A MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD OF FOUR WEEKS. Summer season - in June, July and August: 4-weeks/$2800. 8-week package/$5,200. Fall color: in Sept & Oct: $2200/4-weeks. Winter season: Jan, Feb, Mar: $1700/4-weeks; 12-week winter package/$4800. Cleaning fee, $125. Long term rental periods through school year Sept-June, negotiable. For further detais, terms and conditions or to book a viewing: our representative is Jonathan Hallam at Kinderhook Realty Chatham (518)392-8045
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2009
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The house and it's surrounds have a magical, peaceful quality. Sounds a bit dippy, but it's true. A place to relax and unwind.
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View from Driveway to the Front of the House.
Open Plan Living Space with Areas for Lounging, Writing, Card Playing....
View from side of house, where the BBQ sits in summer.
View from front deck and kitchen window.
Guest bedroom 2 (twin bed with pullout).
Queechy Lake from public beach run by Adams Point Beach Association.
Large, Light and Airy Eat-in Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and Dining Area
Fully equipped kitchen.
Screened Porch, Protected by Storm Windows in Winter Months. BBQ on side deck.
Surrounded by Peaceful Grounds and Mature Trees
The turning point into our drive, from Rt. 22. Magnificent mature pine trees...
Master Bedroom with skylight and en-suite.
Guest Bedroom 1 (Queen). Night stand & lamp each side of bed. Built-in closet.
'Olivia's View' across to Stockbridge Lake.
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