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Pet & Kid Friendly, Solar, 13 Acres, Salt Water Pool, River Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Steel, concrete, wood solar house with radiant heat, AC, pool, organic garden

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.

ruth charny
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 8, 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


Cornwall Bridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • there are 2 and 1/2 bathrooms. 1 with shower, 1 with tub and and outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 2 have cable TV & open up to deck overlooking river. 1 has private bathroom and opens to garden view of river.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Pet & Kid Friendly, Solar, 13 Acres, Salt Water Pool, River Views
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

This is a very beautiful house and a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house, it was clean, warm, and very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean , private, beautifully positioned with river views and a woodsy feel , no neighbors in sight.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, my dog, and I really enjoyed our winter weekend at this beautiful house. The house was spacious and roomy, yet cozy due to the radiant floor heating and unique “floating” fireplace. The house has large windows/sliding doors for enjoying the view to the river on one side, and mature pines on the other. I will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family spent two wonderful days during the recent Thanksgiving holiday

in Cornwall. The home had everything we needed-open floor plan with a fully

equipped kitchen to accommodate gourmet cooks in the family; enough bathrooms,

space for all of us to roam, including two dogs, 7 adults and a 4 year old. The property

the house sits on is pristine. Hiking trails within 10 to 15 minutes were an added


  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location & great property!

  • 5 of 5

Six adults met for a bit of a weekend reunion at Ruth's house and everyone loved the property. The contemporary / open style was perfect for both privacy and for group gathering. And the south facing patio was especially appreciated as a place to enjoy the fall foliage surrounding the large property.

There was an issue with one of the service providers for the house; but Ruth was on top of the issue quickly, and helped get it resolved within hours - all while she was on vacation herself! She could not have been more responsive or concerned - and we greatly appreciated how quickly she was able to solve the issue.

Overall, a great weekend for everyone, including the dogs! Hiking, bike riding, touring the surrounding towns - a terrific weekend at a great property.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful property !

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at this lovely, unusual home. Our two dogs were made most welcome, and the swimming pool was enjoyed by all of us - just like swimming in a lake. The property is in a lovely setting and the surrounding area was beautiful. The deli in Cornwall Bridge was an excellent find! We will definitely be planning to return. Thank you Ruth for your hospitality. Sandra, Russ, Sage and Grace.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cornwall Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hotchkiss School in Lakeville
Nearest Train
15 Miles
MTA Harlem River Line
Nearest Motorway
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
RSVP,Community Table,When Pigs Fly
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mohawk Ski Lodge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake beaches & River beach
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.