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The house is accessed from a small dirt road, part of a network of nearby like roads, wonderful for walking, running and biking. At the top of the driveway, the views to the north west are breath taking, but the house itself and the pool are nestled in a grassy meadow down hill of the road for privacy. The inside is open in plan with a large eat in kitchen (fully equipped) giving onto an double height dining room which in turns opens onto the living room. Stairs and a gallery connecting the bedrooms above flank one wall of the central dining space. A ground floor guest room and full bath are handicapped accessible via the adjacent one car garage. On the second floor there are 3 double bedrooms, one bunk room that sleeps 3, a TV room/office that sleeps 2 and two full baths each w. double sinks, one with a jacuzzi and a separate shower. There is an enclosed breakfast porch off the kitchen, a screened porch off the living room and a several decks.
Weddings: The house is ideal as a home base for a wedding party. Small weddings and/or rehearsal dinners for up to 40 people can happen within the house itself. Larger weddings require a tent to be installed on the lawn. We have had both kinds. The open kitchen is ideal for caterers, and trhere is plenty of parking on site in the field above the house. Wedding parties are required to take the house for a whole week, and there is an additional fee of $1000 for a wedding party.
Those responsible for signing the rental agreement must be over 25 years of age...moreless
There is a bunk room with a double decker and a single bed, a portable Pack and Play, a portable stair gate, a child seat that straps onto a regular chair and an old fashioned bent wood high chair, not up to today's safety standards. standards...moreless
Non Smoking Only
Dogs are welcome, cats much less so as they are not kind to interior space. There much free space for dogs to run and play that is very far from any road....moreless
Gorgeous view north to the back side of Butternut Mountain...moreless
Umpachene River and Falls are within a mile's walk from the house. The falls are lovely for summer swimming....moreless
Open fields and farm land alternate with dense woods which make for lovely walks in all seasons...moreless
Ski In/Ski Out:
The surrounding countryside is ideal for cross country skiing. Butternut Mountain is 15 minute drive from the house, and Catamount about 30 minutes away....moreless
Canaan CT is the nearest town and has all amenities from Lindell's, a gigantic building supply store to a mega Stop and Shop, liquor stores, miniature golf, pizza parlors, gas stations and the like....moreless
Mill River & Southfield are the nearest villages, each totally unspoiled. Mill River has a General Store and a brand new library. Southfield has a sophisticated cafe ideal for brunches year round....moreless
York Lake with a charming public beach is approx 4 miles from the house....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Additional Fees and Taxes:
There is a cleaning fee of $125 before and $150 after each tenant's stay. Utilities (other than excessive toll calls), lawn care and one visit per week by the pool people to clean the pool and adjust the chemicals are included in the rent.
There is a surcharge of $1000 for weddings and other large parties, and the minimum stay is one week for such events.
For a weekend stay a $500 deposit is required up front to secure the reservation. If the reservation is cancelled 30 days before the start of occupancy $250 will be refunded. Security of up to 1/3 the total rent will also be required and will be refunded at the end of the stay if there is no damage and if the house and grounds are left broom clean.
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New Marlborough, MA
Rte 7 & Canaan Southfield Rd
New Marlborough MA
All the major cultural attractions of the Berkshires are a short drive away: Norfolk (CT) Chamber Music Festival 15 mins, Aston Magna Music Festival 20 mins, Barrington Theatre Co. 20 mins, Tanglewood 35 mins, Edith Wharton's The Mount 35 mins, Jacob's Pillow 55 mins.
The area around the house is laced with dirt roads giving onto beautiful views and ideal for walking and longer hikes, mountain biking,sledding and cross country skiing. Butternut Ski Basin is 15 mins away. Nearby Umpachene and Campbell's Falls are ideal for picnics. There is a local public golf course and tennis courts. In addition to our pool there is a beach at York Lake 4 miles away.
Southfield (2 mi) has a charming cafe, and there is a general store and library Mill River (3 mi). Canaan CT and Great Barrington MA are the nearest towns each with a full compliment of restaurants, super markets, gourmet food shops, retail shopping, art galleries and cinemas. And the Lee Outlet Mall is 30 mins away.