About the property
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)
Architect-designed, contemporary, 3-bedroom country home. Sited on five private hillside acres with breathtaking views of the Housatonic River Valley in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. With geothermal heating and air conditioning, heated floors, wood, slate, and stone flooring, gourmet granite/cherry/stainless steel kitchen, spectacular spiral stair, and attached garage. Private WiFi network. Easy access to Cornwall's own Mohawk Mountain ski area (and about a 1-hour drive to nine other ski resorts) and covered bridge, the Housatonic River, antiquing, and the Appalachian Trail. Easy ride to Tanglewood and the Berkshires. Free summer season family pass to the town's beach (a pass will be provided to you, if you wish). Free tennis on town's clay courts.
Wifi enabled controls for the heating and air conditioning systems to permit remote adjustment.
Keywords: Country Contemporary, Private, Geothermal Heating and Air Conditioning, Gourmet Kitchen, Heated floors, In-Town Skiing, Nine Other Ski Areas Within One-Hour Drive, Spectacular Central Stair, Near Antiquing, Foothills of the Berkshires, Near Tanglewood, Views of the Housatonic River and River Valley, River Canoeing and Rafting, Covered Bridge, Town Beach, Town Tennis Courts, Quiet, Green, Sustainable Design,
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
I am an architect with offices in Connecticut and New York City. Designing and building single-family homes has always been a major part of my practice. I selected this site because it is private yet close to in-town restaurants, shops, the Housatonic River, and covered bridge.
Owner purchased this House in 2006
Why Owner chose West Cornwall
I designed and built my country home for myself and my family on five private, hillside acres. It is a serene location and I now want to share it with others.
What makes this House unique
There are activities for all four seasons. Spring has the new growth of the surrounding forest and the newborn deer and wild turkeys. And there's hiking on the Appalachian Trail, which runs through Cornwall. Summer has the lush verdant beauty that is unique to northwest Connecticut. The Housatonic River offers boating and fishing, and the town has a beach and tennis courts. Antiquing is readily available throughout the area and the nearby Berkshires and New York State. Tanglewood is an easy drive. Fall offers spectacular colors for leaf-watchers. The surrounding forests turn ever so slowly from green to gold with peak colors generally around mid-October. Winter is a paradise for skiers. Mohawk Mountain Ski area is in Cornwall. Nine other ski area are within an hour's drive.
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We stayed with 10 ppl, many of them kids under the age of 10. There was ample space for them to play. The bedrooms are a great size. Could be more bed space. A number of ppl had to sleep on air mattresses which isn't what we had expected. The kitchen and common area are great for cooking and socializing. Could be more seating space in the common area. Otherwise a great stay.
Great place hidden in the countryside. Close to many sites of interest in the area.
Thank you, Stuart. Glad to have had you and your party as guests.
Wonderful Weekend Getaway
I stayed here for July 4th weekend and I have nothing but good things to say about the home and the home owner. The house is brand new, absolutely beautiful and set in a very secluded area. The home is situated in a very nice, small town located right on a river. The owner was very accommodating and gave me a great deal for such a magnificent home. I would highly recommend staying here.
Appalachian Trail runs through Cornwall, hiking loops nearby, Connecticut wine trail nearby, near Tanglewood and the Berkshires. In-town skiing, tennis, river sports, and beach.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Seasonal and annual rentals are available upon request. A rental agreement stipulating the terms and conditions of the rental will be sent to the traveler. Reservations are not confirmed until all rental costs are paid in full.