A comfortable, welcoming home to all, with room to spread out, both inside and out.
The 3 bedrooms are on the second floor, very private, including the master bedroom with a full en suite, and another full bath for bedrooms 2 and 3. The 2rd floor also includes it's own private door and porch, a small sitting area that overlooks a year-round brook and large yard with fire pit, gardens, and wild life, including hummingbirds, friendly chipmunks, turkey, deer, and even an occasional moose or bear. Hiking trail follows the brook and beyond, providing 10 miles (+/-) or snow shoeing. A beautiful town beach on Center Pond is available to guests (6 miles drive, appx).
Along with the private 2nd floor, guest have full access to the 1st floor with open-concept kitchen, dining, and living areas, including a large screen TV with surround sound, a half bath, and laundry room. Also, the yard, including fire pit, gardens, brook, badminton area, and crazy rope swing is available to guests.
We will be available to offer any assistance needed for the duration of your stay, A continental breakfast will always available, but when Sean is home, he will be glad to cook up a breakfast feast for a small fee (he is definitely the better cook!).
We are very friendly and welcoming, but will make ourselves as scarce as possible, per our guests preferences.
The Berkshires are the summer home of the BSO, at Tanglewood in Lenox, approximately 15 mile drive, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, appx. 10 miles, and numerous other attractions (i.e., MassMOCA, Clark Art Institute, Berkshire Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, Colonial Theater, Greylock Mountain, etc.). Numerous lakes, gorgeous views, and outdoor activities for all seasons abound.
Winter attractions include downhill skiing at Bosquet Ski Area in nearby Pittsfield (14 miles), Jiminy Peak Mt. Resort in Hancock (16 miles), and Butternut Basin in Great Barrington (28 miles). For cross country skiing or snowshoeing, Canterbury Farms in Becket, a short 9 minute drive, offers 32 km of groomed trails, Notchview in Windsor offers 27 km of trails, (16 miles), Cranwell Resort in Lee, offers 10 kilometers of trail (17 miles), etc.
- Small events or parties are welcome, but please discuss with us prior.
- Laundry services are provided for a fee, or guests may do their own.
- Continental breakfast is offered daily. Full breakfast per request.
- Garbage must be separated into cans and bottles for deposit, recycling, and trash. Bins are provided. Guests can take garbage to transfer station next to the Town Park, if desired, on Wed. (4:00 to 8:00) and Sat. (8:00 to 3:00). Transfer station sticker is provided.
Recently retired Special Ed teacher married to the love of my life. We both love playing music with friends (picking parties), and share a spiritual outlook (favorite bumper sticker: "We are not physical beings on a spiritual journey, but spiritual beings on a physical journey"). Family and friends are essential to our existence, especially our grandkids! Our favorite travel destination is Costa Rica. And we genuinely love people of all backgrounds, persuasions, orientations, etc. (Hippies at heart!)