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Froggy Pond - Family-Friendly Home With Incredible Views And A Private Swim Pond

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This is an adorable 3 bedroom house on 38 secluded acres. It is located ten minutes from all the amenities of Jiminy Peak Ski Resort and less than a half an hour from all the Berkshire attractions. A perfect escape (with a private swim pond)!

The house sits in the middle of a 38 acre plot of land in the foothills of the Taconic Mountain range in New York. A little over half of the property is gorgeous woodland and the rest is an open, sloping field, affording fantastic views of The Berkshires and Pittsfield State Forest. Up a long driveway, the house is totally hidden and secluded from the street and neighbors (although in the winter, when the branches are bare, you can just make out one of the neighbors house's through the trees). The woods behind the house are filled with rushing streams, huge 100+ year-old trees and are great for hiking. And apart from it's spectacular views, the front field is great for playing (in summer), sledding (in winter) or just relaxing on some lawn chairs and taking it all in (year round).

Froggy Pond is a little over three hours from New York City. A perfect drive up the Taconic Parkway. The closest attraction is Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort only 10 minutes away. During the winter you can actually see the peak of Jiminy Peak from the house. It is a great ski resort during the winter and loads of fun during the summer, with rides and hikes and fun for the whole family. We are also only 10 minutes from Cherry Plains State Park, which has an amazing lake, beach, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.

We are also a short ride from the heart of the Berkshires. We are less than 20 minutes away from Tanglewood, less than 20 from Williamstown. 25 to MassMoca, 30 to Jacob's Pillow. The Berkshire Museum, The Norman Rockwell, The Clark, Mount Greylock, Hancock Shaker Village, etc. etc..

The house itself is adorable. It was built in 1994 and is in great shape. It has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a living room / dining room that is surrounded by windows. The downstairs master bedroom itself is big enough for a whole family (with some kids on sleeping bags). There is also a little nook at the top of the stairs that fits our queen-sized blow-up mattress perfectly. So, at times, when we have had relatives or guests, we've had 4 adults, 4 kids and one grandmother all very comfortably sleeping under one roof (we have had more guests on a number of occasions, but after 10 people it starts to get tight).

One of our favorite features of our land is Froggy Pond. It is a huge (over 100 feet wide), concrete-bottomed swimming pond that is stream fed (which means that the water is always flowing and doesn't get stagnant). At one side it is quite shallow (good for the kids) while the other end slopes down to over 15 feet deep. The pond is surrounded by daylilies and a grassy area where you can sun bathe. Froggy Pond gets its name because there are often little tadpoles and frogs swimming along with you. Very cute.

Another interesting addition to the property (which is on stilts next to the pond) is a rustic, unfinished, 20x40 glass enclosed studio. It has no running water, but it does have electricity. In the past it has been used as a rehearsal studio, a yoga retreat, an artists' space and a cabin for camping. You definitely can't live in there (because it is unfinished), but it is fun for hanging out.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Amenities

New Lebanon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Froggy Pond - Family-Friendly Home With Incredible Views And A Private Swim Pond
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

unplug and be

  • 5 of 5

It is a magical place on top of a hill with breathtaking views. The house is very clean and comfortable, with a relaxing flow. The kitchen is well equipped, with extra condiments. We immediately felt at home. We came for a skiing trip and had a great time although the weather wasn't collaborating. We went hiking in the woods surrounding the house and it was beautiful. We definitely want to come back during the summer, the location is fantastic. No TV and no Wifi is a gift if you want your family to get into board games (there are plenty in the closet) and talking by the fire. Matt is a great host, communicating well and promptly.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Great Family Friendly Home - Excellent Host

  • 5 of 5

Took my family here over Xmas break. House was great. 10 minutes from Jiminy Peak. House was clean and easy to use and well stocked for the small extras for breakfast and lunch. The property was covered in 8 inches of snow making our arrival a little nerve racking but the owner had appropriately warned me to take and SUV so we were fine. Upon notice he made immediate arrangements for a plow the next morning. In addition the owner was incredibly responsive and welcoming making it a stress free and seamless visit. We made good use of the sleds in the shed and the kids had a fantastic time exploring the snow on the property and sledding.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, New York
5

We had an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible spot! It's such a satisfying retreat from the City, you can't see a single house for miles. The views of the rolling hills of The Berkshires in the distance are stunning, the entire setting is just idyllic. Matt was super accommodating and very easy to reach when we had questions even though he was headed out of the country on business. While this is a small house, the property is really large and the house is set very far from the road, which is so great if you have a dog (or a child!) who loves to run around and play outside. We really enjoyed our time at Froggy Pond!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston Area
5

Perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this charming home! The views are incredible -- they go on and on -- and there is tons of privacy. The house was very clean and was very well stocked with everything we needed plus extras of everything. There is a fantastic library of books, for both adults and kids. The owner was extremely responsive/easy to deal with, provided great info on the area, and was available for any questions before and during the stay. Everything about our trip, from booking through check-out, was smooth and easy!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxation heaven

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property. Just what my friends and I needed to relax, have fun, and decompress. I will be returning.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summit, NJ
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Huge piece of property, great sunrises, great for sledding, hiking, nice kitchen and very accommodating owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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