OUR SUPER COMFORTABLE, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED, MULTI-WINDOWED, "POST & BEAM" HOME IS TWO (2) MINUTES To RTE. 20 and TWELVE (12) MINUTES To JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE CENTER and 6 - 10 MINUTES to a SWIM - KYACK LAKE (Boat Rentals Available)/ the CHESTER THEATER/ the BECKET ARTS CENTER/ HISTORIC BECKET QUARRY TRAILS and OUTDOOR MUSEUM/ CAMP GREYLOCK and CAMP CHIMNEY CORNERS. IT SITS ON TWO ACRES on a VERY QUIET COUNTRY ROAD in PRISTINE WOODLANDS from which you can HIKE OUT w/Owner into surrounding woods. In the GREAT ROOM there are LARGE LEATHER CHAIRS/COUCH, a REAL WOOD- BURNING FIREPLACE (Logs Provided), a WOOD-BEAMED CEILING and a FLOOR-to-CEILING BOOKSHELF WALL. In the DEN there is a KEYBOARD PIANO and room for ONE COT if needed.
IN SUMMER, enjoy the CENTRAL AC, the OUTDOOR FURNITURE and the BBQ on the BACK DECK. Enjoy your PRIVACY and PEACEFUL LOCATION while viewing the SEASONAL VIEWS from every room. (The House Encourages Relaxation and Even Romance - a Wedding Proposal was Made and Accepted Here!).
HOME DESCRIPTION DETAILS:
The home has TWO SEPARATE BEDROOMS - each w/OWN BATHROOM. The HUGE master bedroom in the CATHEDRAL-CEILING LOFT features a KING-SIZE bed, en-suite bath (jetted tub), floor to ceiling windows, skylight, ceiling fan, TV/DVR SITTING AREA, wall-to-wall carpeted, walk-in closet. The main level second bedroom features a QUEEN-SIZE bed and en-suite bath. ALL LINENS ARE PROVIDED. Light Housekeeping provided weekly at owner expense for guests staying two weeks or more. The sunny, multiple-windowed, BEAMED/VAULTED CATHEDRAL CEILING LIVING ROOM has an authentic brick wood-burning FIREPLACE (Logs Provided), a 48" TV/DVR, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled w/books, games, and brochures describing local Berkshire attractions/venues. There is a FULLY - EQUIPPED MODERN KITCHEN, a SEPARATE DINING ROOM, a quiet carpeted LOFT STUDY ( w/ piano keyboard and card table) that can be converted into a sleeping area for one. All rooms oversee woods and the spacious yards. WOOD FLOORS add rustic appeal. There is also a REAR SUNDECK w/ BBQ and outdoor furniture. In the summer, CENTRAL AC is available as needed. In the winter, enjoy getting cozy sitting by the fireplace. No smoking/vaping on premises.
*** HIKE OUT *** FROM the HOUSE. PERFECT FOR YEAR-ROUND OWNER-LED FOREST WALK/HIKE/SNOW-SHOE OUT (Conditions and Your Equipment Permitting).
INTERNET can be accessed ONLY via your OWN HOT SPOT/CELL PHONE. Free connectivity is available in our nearby newly renovated local library (12 min.) and at the Becket "Country"- General store (6 min.). Our Town is in process of acquiring fiber optic connectivity, but it is not here yet.
OUTDOOR VENUES NEARBY IN SUMMER :
SWIMMING/ KYACKING/ CANOEING/ FISHING - CENTER POND. 6 min. (Rentals Available)
KYACKING/ CANOEING/ FISHING ONLY - BUCKLEY DUNTON POND. 15 min.
TENNIS: at the Town of Becket court -12 min.
GOLF COURSES : Waconah, Taconic, Cranwell 30 - 45 min.
NATURE WALKS/HIKING and BIKING : Hike Out from House w/owner; AT and Many Trails nearby.
SUMMER DAY CAMPS: GREYLOCK/ WATITO/ CHIMNEY CORNERS/ CAMP LENOX :
10 min. away.
BIKING TRAILS: We are central to two excellent trails -- 1. The COLOMBIA GREENWAY from MA to CT. (starts in Westfield, MA , the next town, to Framingham, CT.) and 2. The ASHUWILLTICOOK TRAIL (starts in Pittsfield MA, two towns away, to North Adams, MA.) - Each trailhead is approximately 25 min. by car.
CULTURAL VENUES IN SUMMER (S) and WINTER (W):
JACOB'S PILLOW INTERNATIONAL DANCE CENTER - 12 min. (S).
CHESTER THEATER - 5 min. (S)
BECKET ARTS CENTER and MULLEN HOUSE - 15 min. (S),
TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER - 30 min. (S).
MUSEUMS - NORMAN ROCKWELL (S) (W); THE MOUNT" (
Edith Wharton's home ) (S) (W);
CHESTERWOOD (S) (W); VENTFORD HALL HOUSE MUSEUM
DuBOIS HOUSE (S) (W);
THEATERS - SHAKESPEARE & CO. (S) (W); BARRINGTON
STAGE (S) (W);
BERKSHIRE THEATER FESTIVAL (S) (W); MAHAIWE/ TRIPLEX/
RESTAURANTS (list and recommendations provided).
GROCERIES/ STAPLES/ DELI can be found at our nearby Becket "Country" Store/Deli (6 min.) as well as great pancake breakfasts!
OUTDOOR VENUES NEARBY IN FALL/WINTER:
WALKING/ HIKING TRAILS : * HIKE/SNOW-SHOE OUT from House on an OWNER-LED TRAIL HIKE to a Pristine Lake 1/2 mile away (Weather and Trail Conditions, Level of Capability and Your Own Equipment (Boots/"Yaks"/"Crampons") Permitting (See Pictures).
X-CO SKI and SNOW SHOE CENTER: Equipment Rentals are available if you do not have your own - 15 min.
DOWNHILL SKI CENTERS: OTIS RIDGE, BOSQUET, BUTTERNUT: 15-45 minutes.
GOLF (as weather permits): See Summer Details below.
OUTLET SHOPPING and ANTIQUING: BECKET ANTIQUES, LEE OUTLETS, SHEFFIELD and LENOX SHOPS - between 12 and 30 min.