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Designer Hideway Near Skiing in 7 Acres of Lush Forest, Prime Foliage Viewing

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Main House-2 Bd/2 bath & Seasonal (CLOSED IN WINTER) 2 bd/1 bath Guest House

Designer Hideway. NOTE!! MAIN HOUSE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND BUT SEASONAL GUEST HOUSE IS NOT HEATED SO CLOSED IN WINTER. SLEEPS 4 - 6 IN WINTER and SLEEPS 8 - 10 ALL OTHER SEASONS. Main house has 2 bedrooms/2 full baths and Guest House, which is SEASONAL AND CLOSED IN WINTER has 2 bedrooms/1 full bathroom, located in the bedrooms, with queen and full beds and one full bath. Both houses are furnished with a mix of antiques and modernist scenic Berkshire Mountains of Litchfield County. Under 2 hours from NYC. A relaxing and serene forest retreat located on 7 acres of tall pines and hemlocks, stone walls, mature lush landscaping with a fern grotto. Fall asleep to the sounds of a babbling brook or cozy up to the stone fireplace in the Parisian leather club chairs. Modern rustic elegance at its best. Main house sleeps 4: 2 bdrms/2 baths with king in master and twin sized bunk beds and one full sized bed in the 2nd bedroom. Seasonal guest house, (NOT available in the winter) has 2 furnishings. Well equipped kitchen with high end appliances, outdoor stone dining terrace, barbeque grill, stone fire pit, hammock, several outdoor seating areas and outdoor shower.

Visit the many local organic farm markets, cook on the Italian commercial range or grill outside and dine on the stone terrace. After dinner, roast s'mores around the firepit. Don't want to cook? Walk to the highly rated French restaurant in the village or drive to the many restaurants in neighboring villages. Feeling active? Hike the Adirondack or Mohawk trails, drive 5 minutes to ski at Mohawk Mountain or 40 minutes to Catamount and Butternut, golf on nearby courses or swim in the clear water of Cream Hill Lake. Try fly fishing on the nearby Housatonic river. Antique stores and flea markets are in abundance in the area. Great art house cinema 20 minutes away. Lime Rock Race Track is a 10 minute drive and Tanglewood/Lenox is a 50 minute drive.

More Details

Owner
Victoria
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Victoria

We are a active family of four who love to play, relax, ski, hike, cook and entertain on the weekends.

Victoria purchased this house in 1994

Why Victoria chose Connecticut

We purchased this property as a country escape on the weekends and summers. We feel we have the best of both worlds and with its 7 forested acres, it is a breath of fresh air the minute your car door opens and you breathe in the scent of the towering pines. We adore the beautiful setting in West Cornwall and the surrounding areas that compose the villages of Cornwall - nearby skiing at Mohawk Mountain, Cream Hill Lake, the covered bridge, the hiking trails, cycling in the foothills, the organic farmers' market, the local events - always fun, sometimes quirky, and the beauty of pristine Cream Hill Lake - interesting people and loads of activities beckon. The property has the feeling of a country retreat yet nearby cultural and sporting opportunities are a short drive away. I was smitten with the property the moment I drove down the long, winding, tree canopied driveway and I'm especially fond of the setting as it brings back memories of my childhood country home in the mountains of New Mexico.

What makes this house unique

Incredibly relaxing forest setting under 2 hours from the city or 30 minutes from Metro North - romantic getaway or perfect for families. Designer home with a seasonal guest house (not available in winter) located down a stone path, both with a mix of modernist and antique furnishings. Do nothing at all except nap in the hammock or get active with plenty of choices nearby. I love the views of the Berkshire mountains, sunsets from the kitchen and stone terrace and the massive stone fireplace that's perfect for enjoying a book and glass of wine. I love going to sleep to the sounds of a babbling brook in the background. My kids grew up skiing at nearby Mohawk Mountain, a mere 5 minute drive and now hurl themselves through the terrain parks at Butternut and Catamount (45 minute drives). Fall is my one of my favorite times - it's magical, the foliage is spectacular, great hiking weather and a photo opt awaits you at every turn.

Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
RSVP, Zagat rated French restaurant
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mohawk Mountain - 5 minute drive
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cream Hill Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Designer hideaway w/seasonal guest house (MAIN HOUSE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND BUT GUEST HOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN WINTER) located in the scenic Berkshire Mountains of Litchfield County. A seven acre relaxing and serene forest retreat filled with tall pines and hemlocks, stone walls, mature lush landscaping including a fern grotto. Fall asleep to the sounds of a babbling brook or cozy up to the stone fireplace in the Parisian leather club chairs. Rustic elegance at its best. Visit the many local farm markets, cook on the Italian commercial range or grill outside and dine on the stone terrace. After dinner, roast s'mores around the firepit. Don't want to cook? Walk to highly rated French restaurant in the village. Feeling active? Hike the Adirondack or Mohawk trails, drive 5 minutes to ski at Mohawk Mountain or 40 minutes to Catamount and Butternut, golf on nearby courses or swim in the clear water of Cream Hill Lake. Try fly fishing on the nearby Housatonic river. Antique stores and flea markets are in abundance in the area.

Amenities

West Cornwall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1/Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bedroom, ensuite bath
    Bathroom 2/Main House - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3/Guest House - toilet , shower , Not available in winter as guest house is closed
  • 2 full bathrooms in main house, 1 full bathroom in guest house, outdoor shower behind main house
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1/Main House - 1 king , Master Bedroom, king bed w/ensuite bath
    Bedroom 4/Guest House - 1 double , GUEST HOUSE IS CLOSED IN WINTER
    Bedroom 2/Main House - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , 1 full size bed & 1 set of Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3/Guest house - 1 queen , GUEST HOUSE IS CLOSED IN WINTER
  • **NOTE: GUEST HOUSE IS CLOSED IN WINTER In winter, the main house sleeps 4 adults, 2 to 4 children (no more than 6 guests total) All other seasons, the guest house is also open sleeping 10 total (6 in main house, 4 in guest house)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Firepit, Outdoor shower, basketball hoop, numerous outdoor seating areas, hammock, outdoor dining terrace, charcoal grill.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Designer Hideway Near Skiing in 7 Acres of Lush Forest, Prime Foliage Viewing
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
New Hampshire
5

Rustic, comfortable country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend here celebrating my mother-in-law's 75th birthday. We had 5 adults, a 3 and a half year old and a baby. It was a wonderful, relaxing weekend with everything we could possibly need! The guest house was perfect for the couple with children, but we mostly all hung out in the main house, chatting, preparing meals etc. The houses are incredibly charming and comfortable, with a nice mix of modern amenities, and lovely antiques. It's deeply wooded, serene, calming. One thing to be aware of- we slept with the windows open and you can hear cars on a road nearby, but they didn't bother us at all. It was a very restorative weekend for us all.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This is a perfect family retreat. We stayed with our adult children and grandchildren for 5 days and had a lovely time. Our grandchildren thought it was magical and pictured little fairies flying above the babbling brook. True, I have very imaginative grandchildren, but they had so much fun. There were a lot of movies and toys and games that kept them very happy. The adults enjoyed a very relaxing weekend surrounded by nature.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful family weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (wife, parents, brother, sister-in-law and 2 young children - 3-1/2 and 7 months) recently spent a weekend at this wonderful house in West Cornwall. The property was exactly what we were looking for - comfortable, wonderfully decorated, calm and peaceful. A perfect place to spend some quality time with loved ones. The living room / sitting areas were perfect for hanging out and the kitchen table was the ideal place to gather and enjoy meals.

The owners were very responsive to any question we had while at the house, which made for a very comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a great weekend (or extended time) away!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic Cornwall getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our experience at this property. The rooms are picture perfect, with beautiful decor and scenic views. The owner is so helpful and easy to get in touch with, we had no problems during our stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is a vacation getaway from a film. It's picture perfect. The decor is incredibly well-curated and homey (we especially loved the moose head in the living area). The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare lovely dinners and enjoy them outside in Adirondack chairs around the fire pit. The house and guest house even smell like a lakeside holiday. Also, it was very well-stocked in terms of towels, sheets, extra blankets. There was nothing that we needed, except maybe a few more days there! The owner was attentive, quick to reply to email and generally wonderful. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamden,CT
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place to escape for some R&R. House had everything you need. The living in the main house was large and fun area to just hang around.Waking up to the sound of the brook near by was relaxing. We sat around the fire pit and took in the peacefulness of the area. Owners were great to deal with.

As far as our group goes the only thing missing would be a hot tub. lol

Would definitely book it again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.0%

50% due upon reservation, balance due 30 days before check in

Weekdays $350/night, 2 night min, Mon - Thurs

Weekends $375/night, 2 night min Fri, Sat & Sun

Weekly $2100 Sept - May, $2200/June - Aug

Monthly $3,500 Sept - May, $4000/June - Aug

Weekends - $175 cleaning fee/$350 cleaning fee for monthly rentals

Weekend - $750 Security deposit & $99 non-refundable insurance fee for $5k coverage required; Longer rentals security deposit varies

12% state occupancy tax

MUST BE OVER 35 TO RENT

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS

ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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