3 bedrooms (2 queen beds,1 double), 2 1/2 baths, plus outdoor shower, 3 decks, GRAND ROOM with dining table that seats at least ten, tables outside for eating around pool and on decks, kids' room with cable and apple-connected projector & extra kids' cots, crib, and pack n'play, 2 cable connected TVs in each bedroom, phone and high speed internet.. a steel, concrete, wood solar-paneled house with radiant heat and solar hot water heater & AC & generator, pool, organic garden, wild flower meadow, woods, vast lawn. 5 miles from Mohawk Ski resort, river and lake swimming, kayaking, tennis, horse back riding, trails, bike riding, arts and music festivals, organic, family farms. House is in Litchffield Hills just 30 minuets south of MA Berkshires. It overlooks the Housatonic River and across the river is the historic Appalachian Trail. , where you can walk to Sharon or Kent. It's completely secluded on 13 acres which are in conservancy, but conveniently located off route 7 and 9 miles from Kent & Sharon.. It's a 2 hour drive from NYC or accessible from NYC on Metro North's Harlem Valley Line. You can park at the Wassaic, Tenmile River, Dover Plains or Harlem River-Wingdale train stations and also rent a car at the Southeast station.In the winter there's skiing at nearby Mohawk Ski Lodge and numerous, scenic cross country and in the spring, summer, and fall swimming in our salt-chlorinated pool or the local lakes, horse back riding at the nearby stables with one as close as a 1/2 mile, tennis at the town's courts and shopping at the many local farms and farmers' market. There's also a vegetable garden, seesaw, swing, rocking chairs, barbecue, fire pit on the property. Cornwall has been named the greenest town in the Northeast by the EPA. It's three separate hamlets, Cornwall, Cornwall Bridge, & West Cornwall. There's a package store, library, general store, covered bridge, bookstore, shops & restaurants, 1 of which is very elegant. The house is perfect for kids and full of toys. There's a projector in the playroom for movie nights, which can be projected outside. Let me know if this is something that you'd be interested in considering.
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Steel, concrete, wood solar house with radiant heat, AC, pool, organic garden
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- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
About ruth charny
I am a film producer with 5 grandchildren for whom I built this house. I am anticipating being in London & Paris for work all of next year and therefore decided to put the house up for rent. Ideally, I would prefer a year-long renter or a month-long renter.
ruth charny purchased this House in 2004
Why ruth charny chose Cornwall Bridge
It was a difficult decision to put my house and our things on the rental market, but I'd rather have it used and there's very little that's breakable.
What makes this House unique
this is a very special house in that I built for my 5 grandchildren or rather when I was anticipating grandchildren. It has been enjoyed by all them as they can play, swim, hike, ski, garden, play organized sports, barbecue, roast s'mores around a campfire, sleep under the stars, and roughhouse with the DOG who is far enough from the road to never be on leash and protects the many flowers and vegetables from deer. Our neighbor on route 7 (although our driveway is 1/4 mile long and far from the road) is the Housatonic Valley, which protects the region Association which protects
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We really enjoyed our stay in Mrs Charny's property. Very secluded, really relaxing... Great place to unwind and relax. Mrs Charny was very hospitable to our family. We will definitely be back.
Exquisite, sun-filled home in the country; perfect oasis overlooking the river
The pictures don't do it justice. The house is deep in the country off of the main road. You have a tremendous amount of privacy and opportunity to relax and take in the scenery. There are balconies and patios on all sides of the house. The bedrooms are spacious, bathrooms stocked with linens. The home is perfect for any midsize group eager to have big family dinners, sit around the fireplace and enjoy the outdoors. If you are looking for a quiet, nature-filled weekend away with family and friends, this is the perfect destination for you. Not to mention, Ruth the property owner, is incredibly responsive and helpful.
Second time there and would go back again!
This was our second time staying at Ruth’s house. We love it and would go back again! The house is thoughtfully nestled in nature and really feels like an escape from it all. The floor plan offers a great room that is perfect for a group and kids. Radiant heat is a huge plus! Highly recommended.
Great house for family and friends
This is our second year in the house and we are already looking forward to the next. The house itself has a great layout with a large living/dining/kitchen area great for hanging out with family and friends. The fireplace is amazing and the location is excellent. Close to Kent, but quiet and woodsy, with a nice view of the river. The host/owner is also very friendly and responsive to any issues that arise.
This is a very beautiful house and a great location
We really enjoyed our stay at this house, it was clean, warm, and very welcoming.
Clean , private, beautifully positioned with river views and a woodsy feel , no neighbors in sight.
Wonderful open floor plan, if you love to cook as I do, the kitchen has everything you will need including a pro range .
Our host was very accommodating , we will be back.
House is about 2 miles from the Kent Falls Park and about 4 miles from the Audubon Society, about 1/2 mile away from riding stable, 1/2 miles away from river fishing, and 4 miles from town lake and lake club, and 3 miles from entrance to Appalachian Trail.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
guest must pay for same cleaning person I use before their arrival. $140 is the fee and after I inspect house I will return a $300 deposit.