We're happy to explain our seasonal rates. A pleasant 2-to-3-hour drive up the Taconic Parkway, the NY Thruway or across the MASS Pike/Route 90 transports you to our luxury-inn-type experience within easy reach of just about EVERYTHING.
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)Hike- bike- swim or golf! Visit museums; attend theater and performing arts events. Browse antique & outlet shops... dine at restaurants galore...all are nearby.
And now, when fans of the Harry Potter book series visit nearby Mt. Greylock, they'll understand why author J.K. Rowling chose the highest peak in Massachusetts as the site of Ilvermorny, the North American equivalent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry!
Cozy Peaceful Waters Overlooking Pontoosuc Lake is a perfect writer's or meditation retreat musician's refuge, painter's inspiration, or vacation central for all your cultural and recreational activities with essential guest amenities surpassing any hotel suite. Enjoy Internet with your lake view out on the patio or inside in sunroom.
Upgrades! Sunroom with comfy loveseat/gateleg table off bedroom. Bigger gas grill, expanded garden seating. Teakwood bench, mat & shower massage. Knotty pine ceilings, 42-inch HD TV, unique rustic decorating accents mix country ambience with elegance. Widened driveway & opened up landscaping keep Sweet Suite modern and convenient!
Savor lake & mountain views from cozy sunroom or landscaped garden courtyard surrounded by latticework privacy fence intertwined with flowering vines. Soak up sunshine with morning coffee, tea or afternoon wine. Or, relax by the water on a small grassy area, or have a refreshing swim! Pontoosuc Lake is about 100 yards away -- beach chairs, blanket, towels, CD player/radio provided.
Need rest? Our comfortable newly remodeled snug suite, located in a separate wing of our house, is in a quaint, quiet flower-infused neighborhood on a dead-end street. Park beside your private front door and deck complete with two Adirondack chairs bathed in morning sun.
If on a working vacation WiFi can be used throughout the Suite -- sitting room to patio.
Love nature? Watch humming birds, cardinals, woodpeckers, goldfinches and other feathered friends at our feeders. Our bunny we fondly call Tippy III is a daily visitor. You may DEFINITELY see a pair of Bald Eagles. They've become regular visitors to the lake below. An Osprey diving for fish, a Cooper's hawk on the hunt -- complete the 'National Geographic'-like picture. Relax with a book from our extensive, eclectic library, play board games or pop a DVD in one of 2 players – one is portable.
Pontoosuc Lake is a water paradise. Swim, picnic, power or sailboat ride (A boat rental is down the road.). Fall brings spectacular foliage reflecting off water, powerboats disappear. The lake becomes quiet. Graceful kayaks and canoes appear serene. Later, eerie shadows and sparkling snow bestow a magical landscape.
Additional recreational activities: golf, bike on Ashuwillticook Rail Trail north to Adams, MA; hike up to top of Massachusetts’ highest peak, Mt. Greylock. (Road to peak/trail heads is about 10 minutes away.) Marvel at all-marble Natural Bridge and ode to railroads at Heritage State Park in North Adams, hike the Appalachian Trail, explore one of area's many hidden waterfalls – guides in our library.
Lanesboro is conveniently located in the center of Berkshire County; Berkshire Mall with cinema 5 minutes away. Rejuvenated Pittsfield 7 minutes away has the Colonial Theatre, Barrington Stage, Berkshire Museum, Beacon Cinema, Hancock Shaker Village and trendy restaurants. Locals love Matt Reilly's Pub & Restaurant’s lake-facing deck for fresh-cooked lobster or burgers, the beer club at Old Forge Tavern AND watching for the moose! Baker's Miniature Golf and Driving Range is less than a mile away.
Other nearby Berkshire cultural hot spots, many open all year include; Clark Art Museum, Williams College Museum of Art (free admission), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Norman Rockwell Museum, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare & Co., Berkshire Theatre Festival, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Chesterwood, Kripalu yoga center and more. Drop the kids off at school -- or summer camp – as Williams College, Mass. College of Liberal Arts, Berkshire Community, Bard of Simon's Rock, Buxton are easy commutes. Then put feet up and relax here!
Sweet Suite is newly remodeled. Knotty pine ceilings and unique decorating touches introduce the rustic ambience. In sitting room: Queen-sized convertible sofa bed, gateleg table, Casablanca-style fan, A/C with remote control and room divider, new 42-inch HD TV with DirecTV, DVD player. Tiled entryway has blue/emerald/pearl granite countertop & sink. Pocket door separates tiled bathroom with glass-enclosed shower. Bedroom has handcrafted pine headboard/queen-sized bed with double mattresses, plush bed topper, new rustic lights, Casablanca-style fan,A/C with remote control, Bose radio, eclectic library (DVD & reading), armoire, portable DVD player and new sunroom with comfy loveseat.
In kitchenette area: more gorgeous blue/emerald/pearl granite countertop, built-in cabinets, NEW dishwasher, 2 electric table-top ranges, NEW micro-refrigerator with freezer, NEW larger convection toaster oven, microwave, tea kettle, coffeemaker and front-loading washer/dryer. New: Garage now has cabinet storing cooking items for “foodies” -- small rotisserie, food processor, coffee grinder, blender, 18-qt Roaster Oven, and large mini frig. Owner’s freezer will be shared upon request.
Linens, towels, hair dryer, kitchenware provided. The photos are an exact representation of the size of the space.
Yes, the Berkshires are a multi-season vacation haven offering a wealth of cultural activities all less than one hour's drive away. Every kind of outdoor recreational activity, big-city, four-star dining, entertainment events and shopping complement its affordable local amenities. We hope to see you soon.