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
- Min Stay2 nights
Steel, concrete, wood solar house with radiant heat, AC, pool, organic garden
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 5, 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
Pool / Spa
Very cool house in CT with a pool
Had a great time out here with friends for the weekend. The house is well designed and very different from most homes in this area. The pool was closed when we came due to weather, but would be a fantastic add on. Ruth, the host, is a gem!
modern and unique property with beautiful views
We stayed for the weekend for a wedding in Litchfield. The house is very modern and offers an absolutely wonderful living space. Right on the Housatonic River, deep in the woods, a place to relax and have fun! The kitchen has everything you can think of and the living space is great for a family. We were off-season so the pool was closed - hope to visit again in warmer weather. Ruth was wonderful and made sure everything was just right! I grew up Litchfield and spent a lot of time in this area - love coming home again. We hope to come back again.
The home sits away from road and others, very secluded and private. The home had plenty of room, beds were very comfortable and the pool was tranquil. Beautiful location for outdoor activities with quaint local towns and pretty senery.
GPS and service is scetchy in that general area so we couldn't find the driveway at first as we arrived at night, so a better sign at the road would have been helpful. Also the driveway splits and unsure of which one to take as house number not very visible. It would have been nice to have a motion sensor light or dusk to dawn light on for first time guests.
Ruth, the host is very responsive and lovely to work with. Thank you for welcoming us to your home.
Great house for a getaway
The house is great!
We loved the convivial layout, the swimming pool, the remote location. The house was very clean, had a well equipped kitchen, the beds were super comfortable.
The communication with Ruth, the owner, was smooth as she was very responsive.We definitely recommend the house and will come back to Cornwall bridge.
Private, pet friendly and "green"
We enjoyed our stay here very much. We loved the upstairs open floor plan, which is perfect for entertaining. I like to cook and the kitchen was a pleasure to work in and was well stocked.. The views were spectacular with huge windows and sliding doors everywhere and we appreciated the privacy on this very secluded property. We "lucked out" weather wise and enjoyed the heated salt water pool immensely. The owner was super friendly, helpful and easily available, but not a pest (I've been renting vacation properties for many years and sometimes owners can "hover" a bit too much! So, thanks Ruth!). The upstairs beds were particularly comfortable. My only criticisms are that there was an additional cleaning fee, which should be mentioned in the ad and that the organic garden is no longer available. My partner is vegan and initially this was a selling point for us. But, all in all, the many positives certainly outweighed those small things and we would definitely come back here. Again, thank you Ruth for offering this beautiful place!
Beautiful property with a fabulous pool and a lovely home. Kid and pet friendly!
We will absolutely rent here again. We loved the house and the pool! Ruth was attentive and helpful and responded quickly to emails. The house is fantastic and is perfect for kids and pets. The property is secluded and lovely and near Kent, which has a great chocolate store, galleries and a great book store. Kent Falls state park is very nearby and the falls are beautiful with an easy hike. Also, the Appalachian trail is close by. A really fantastic place.
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.