Summer Fun - Private dock with kayaks, canoe and swim float.
Fall and winter, a great getaway. Near hiking, skiing and leisure activities.
Wake up on a summer morning and choose between an early swim or kayak paddle from the private dock, a walk or bike ride along scenic country roads, or the chance to sit and enjoy the quiet of the morning on a sun washed screened porch. During the day continue to enjoy Queechy Lake, or take advantage of the wide variety of cultural, recreational, dining and shopping activities (see below) available in the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley, most within a 15 to 45 minute drive.
OR return from a fall foliage hike or a winter day of skiing at one of several nearby ski areas and relax in front of an open fire before heading out to dinner at one of many local restaurants.
This picturesque home is in Canaan, NY and overlooks beautiful Queechy Lake. The main floor features a living room with a stone fireplace and a separate dinning area; large glass windows/doors across both areas look out at the lake. A grand wrap around screened porch includes seating and dinning areas with full view of the lake. The fully equipped kitchen opens onto a rear deck with a grill. A den with a double-size sleep sofa, a half bath, and a laundry area off the kitchen complete this floor. The second floor has three bedrooms (one with a private bath), and a second full bath. There are two twin beds, one double and one queen bed.
The circa 1900 "cottage" sits on 4.5 acres that rise up from the lake. A trail leads up through the woods behind the house to the crest of the property. The main rooms downstairs are fully carpeted and upstairs rooms have hardwood floors. There are period beaded board walls throughout. To fully appreciate this home and property, please visit our photo website (link below).
Medium sized (100 acre), spring fed Queechy Lake is one of the top rated lakes in New York State for the quality of its water. It boasts great fishing, summer and winter, and is excellent for swimming and small boating use. Just a short walk along Queechy Lake Drive is the community's beach. Morning swimming lessons are offered by the town recreational program July-August. The town tennis courts, a small library and a summer children's program are a five minute drive away.
Canaan NY is only 20 minutes from Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Company, Kripalu, The Mount (Edith Warton's house and gardens), and Cranwell, all in Lenox. The Barrington Stage Company (two recent plays have moved on to Broadway) has relocated to a newly renovated theater in nearby Pittsfield. It is an easy drive to Jacob's Pillow, the Williamstown Theater Festival and Clark Art Museum in Williamstown, MassMoca in North Adams, the Berkshire Museum, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Stockbridge Playhouse, Berkshire Theater Festival, and Chesterwood home and studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French. A short excursion south can take you to historic Hudson for antique shopping and dining or a visit to Olana (the Moorish mansion of the Hudson River School artist Frederick Church). There are many additional performance venues in the area, and musical and craft events are held throughout the year. Two Shaker Museums are within a short drive: Hankcock Shaker Village and The New Lebanon Shaker site at the Darrow School.
Shopping, Dining and Other Activities
You can dine lakeside in Canaan, or in nearby New Lebanon. And Queechy Lake is just minutes from Chatham, Pittsfield, Great Barrington, West Stockbridge, Lee, and Lenox. These towns offer many galleries, antique and specialty shops, and a variety of good restaurants. Also nearby are the galleries and artisans in Housatonic and West Stockbridge. An outlet shopping center is in Lee (less than 20 miles away).
Private Dock and swim float
Hammock on the back deck
VCR/DVD, Television, cable
Stereo w/ CD and Cassette player,
Wireless DSL line
Wood stove with glass doors and a fire screen (firewood provided)
Family board games
Washer and Dryer
Activities: Recreational Activities
Hike (Beartown State Forest or Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Graylock, Bish Bash Falls, or on the Appalachian and Mohawk Trails), nearby public golf courses, tennis courts in the town, Cross Country and Alpine Skiing within a 25 minute drive.
MEMORIAL DAY Weekend (5/23 – 5/26/2014) $1,200 for the three nights.
SUMMER WEEKS (5/30 to 9/1/2014) are $2,200,
EARLY FALL WEEKENDS (9/5 – 10/6) are $550 with a two night minimum stay
EARLY FALL WEEKS (9/5 – 10/6) are $1,700 per week.
COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND is $1,100
LATE FALL: $1700 per week, $260 per night, 2 night minimum
There is a $125 Cleaning fee for the first week and $75 for each subsequent week.
Security Deposit is $650 ($850 with a pet)
The rental fee balance, cleaning fee and security deposit are due 15 days before the start of the rental.
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