Lakefront on Pontoosuc Lake, All Seasons
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lanesborough estate description
This all season 6 bedroom rental is located at the northeast corner of the lake on U.S. Route 7, just north of Pittsfield in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. See various photos of the lake posted on Google Earth.
The lake has a free boat launching area. Try your luck fishing for varieties of Trout, Bass, Chain Pickerel and Northern Pike; Yellow and White Perch, Bullhead and outsized Carp. Pontoosuc currently holds the state record for Tiger Muskellunge, at 18 lbs. 3 oz. Or rent a Jet Ski, canoe, or sail boat to better take advantage of the lake during your stay, April through October. In winter if you like ice fishing, set out your tip-ups and then watch them from the west-facing windows. Or drive onto the ice, as is common when conditions allow. Cross-country ski or snowshoe at your leisure.
Attractions below are listed in the order of their proximity your rental unit.
Walk to “Pitch and putt,” miniature golf and driving range. For a fresh seafood meal or a burger, walk a little farther to Matt Reilly’s Pub and enjoy fried belly clams, a great burger, and all legal beverages, Lanesborough Restaurant and Pizzeria, Donut Man, and Simon’s Market with deli items and package store.
Drive less than five miles: East to The Berkshire Mall (Macy’s, Best Buy, Target) and see the brand new, soon to open Berkshire Carousel; head South to Zucchini’s fine Italian and American dining and banquet facility; or North to The Olde Forge Tavern for a sumptuous burger and a wide variety of beers including those brewed locally.
Only ten minutes south brings you to Cultural Pittsfield’s resurgent Arts and Entertainment district anchored by the Gilded Age, meticulously restored Colonial Theater where you might catch James Taylor who resides nearby in the town of Washington.
Visit any number of attractions for both the visual and performing arts including the Lichtenstein Center, the Barrington Stage Company, the Berkshire Museum, or the Beacon Cinema. From April to October enjoy the free downtown festival 'Third Thursdays,' which features live entertainment, artists, vendors, and activities for all ages.
Twenty minutes to the north, discover historic Williamstown, Williams College and its ultra-modern ’62 Center for the performing arts; the Sterling and Francine Clarke Art Institute; the nationally renowned Williamstown Theater Festival; the elegant Williams Inn with its fine dining, rich history, and weekend jazz. Continue east, a short drive along Rte. 2 to North Adams to find “Mass MoCA,” Museum of Contemporary Art.
Of course, in addition to ski areas, it’s a short ride to Tanglewood or to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Or just put your feet up and hang out on the front deck or in the comfortable surroundings of your rental unit as you watch the flora and fauna of every season.
This property is located on 180' of waterfront. Weekly and monthly summer rental is available from 5/1/2013- 9/03/2013. Although some dates are already spoken for. Please contact us to ensure that these do not conflict with your plans. Also, everything is provided for your stay. Just bring clothing and toiletries. The property consists of two full sized apartments: one has two bedrooms and the other a single bedroom; also three studio apartments joined by a common parking area serving all. The studio apartments have one bedroom and kitchenettes as well as full baths with showers. We have a full set of photos uploaded that should give you a flavor of the property, which is particularly well suited to groups or families who want to be together while still maintaining a measure of privacy. We're convinced you'll find this rental offers something for everyone and is a compelling mix of home and away, the quaint and the modern, the old and the new - a place for all seasons. Come ready to relax, to roam, to socialize, and even to work in a setting that is an inspiration. Add a chapter to your memoir, a chorus to that composition, a verse to that poem, or a note to a friend, as you enjoy the serenity of your lakefront rental.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
- private baths.
Kitchen & Dining
- Game Room
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Lake View:
- Roller Blading
- Ice Skating
- Water Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- At the southern of the lake there's free parking next to the free boat launching ramp and a public beach with restrooms, a lifeguard (in season), and an adjacent picnic area with shady conifers. Pittsfield, only minutes away, is starting a Farmer's Market, which will be set up on the city owned parking lot on First Street across from the renewed Berkshire Common. In addition to the vendors, there will be a range of entertainment and activities TBA. Check the local news paper, The Berkshire Eagle (available online) for updates on this recent announcement. Also, see Balance Rock State Park and Pittsfield State Forest less than five minutes from your rental unit. ...moreless
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- Nearest Airport: Pittsfield: Lyon Aviation;Albany NY, Bradley, CN at 10 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrack, Pittsfield at 6 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Property is on US Rte. 7 at Lanesborough
- Nearest Beach: Public beach at southern end of Pontoosuc Lake at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Matt Reilly's at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Jiminy Peak, Hancock, Mass at 10 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Baker's driving range, Skyline C.C. Pontoosuc C.C at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Zuchini's at 1.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Hi, My name is Eric Taylor. I was born and raised in Pittsfield. I currently reside in the town of Peru with my wife Jen and our four children. I'm the owner and president of Restorations Inc., which my late father began in 1970. I have several other properties that I own and have developed here in the Berkshires. Among the most recent is the Mountain One Financial Center built on the site of the former General Electric headquarters. Our business has grown steadily by word of mouth and has enjoyed immense good will due to the quality of our work and the dedication of our staff. We've always been competitive with our prices. I'm always looking toward diversifying my properties. After all, even though my eldest boy is just starting high school, all four will eventually hit college age.
Why the Owner Chose Lanesborough:
This property is my first venture into an all season rental. My family and I look forward to staying at the unit when we want to vacation close to home. The kids will enjoy the lake and all the choices for recreation it affords.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
I plan to make sure the property is well maintained, and I have submitted plans for modest improvements that have been approved by the local zoning board. Perhaps this will turn out to me one of my more successful and useful investments. Anyway, it's great fun meeting new people as they come to enjoy the place.
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Property is set back from the highway offering privacy and a large parking area
View of cottage from northeast corner showing side deck and mountain view west.
Additional side entrance with privacy fence and front deck access
Spacious kitchen has added dining area seats six total
Breakfast nook with northwesterly gaze over front deck captures midday sunlight.
Front view of working fireplace and hearth
Game room has hardwood flooring and comfy seating
Front room with afternoon sunlight and island view to the southwest
Bedroom with hardwood floor, dresser, and night stand. Antique appearance.
Bedroom w/ antique headboard and mirrored vanity (who didn't make the bed?).
October view from The Donut Man parking lot .25 miles south of your rental unit.
Tanglewood: Summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, also Jacobs Pillow.
The three studio apartments each have one bedroom, kitchenette & bath w/shower.
Side deck with lawn furniture, perfect for barbecue or quiet, private lake view.
Bright kitchen gets morning sunlight. Also features modern appliances not shown.
Breakfast nook overlooks the lake. Great for watching sailboats, sunset or birds
living room w/ comfy couch, fine wood floors, rocker and fireplace
View of living room as seen from den
TV room has large couch and carpeting
Well appointed bedroom can accommodate additional twin bed as needed
Twin bed with bureau and night stand
Morning: low cloud w/ calm mirror lake, spectacular when foliage is at its peak
picnic area and public beach, south end of the lake. Lifeguard in summer months.
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