Furnished 4 room ac'd cottage on 2 wooded tranquil acres with 200 foot frontage on the trophy trout stocked Housatonic River, viewed from within the cottage..
Near West Cornwall with its covered one lane wooden bridge, antiques, post office, Sat AM farmers' market..
Watercraft available for rental for the 10 mile river run.
Tanglewood with its outdoor concerts is less than an hour away.
The Appellation Hike Trail access is about 5 miles away.
Hotchkiss has an excellent 9 hole golf course.
Have access to 200+ feet of a prime trout stocked river. See an occasional deer at dawn or blue heron or bald eagle fishing in the river. Enjoy the outdoors. Watch people in canoes and/or rafts float down the river...or join them for the ~10 mile trip with canoes/rafts/kayak rentals , including drop off and pick up available at Clarks, about 3 miles south on Route 7. Or just cool off with a dip in the river. Bring sneakers for the rocky bottom.
There are two twins beds in the bedroom with an ac unit. There is a twin day bed on the side enclosed sun porch with an ac. A full bed and couch is set up in the living room with an ac. All rooms have fantastic river views.
A tv/ cd player is there for your use with some movies or bring any favorites to play. A wood burning stove extends out of the fireplace area in the living room.
A campsite with table and chairs is at the river's edge for a small campfire. Please observe any local restrictions(I.e. Low, and restricted if too dry).
The total cottage is available for your use except the attic.
Last minute rentals, less than 3 days, is typically available. Just ask me to see if place has been cleaned and ready
Towels, bedding, toiletries are supplied as well as snacks, coffee, tea.
I live in Florida, but fly up frequently. There are two cottages on the property, this 4 room and a 2 room,also available for rent. that I usually use. If I am not there, a phone call to me or the local house keeper, will answer any questions. She lives only 20 minutes away.
A filtration and uv system insures high quality drinking well water.
A "set" of golf clubs, bag and balls are available to use if you care to play golf at one of the nearby courses. Hotchkiss a private high school, 20 minutes away on Route112, has an excellent 9 hole golf course that you can walk or ride. Public access is available.
Various games ( bocce, croquet, putting, volley ball, indoor board and cards) are also available, besides the DVD and CD players.
Hiking part of the Appellation is great, but if just want to short walk, hit Falls Village, about 5 miles north off Route 7, for a look at the dam with its rock ledges to walk on... if the water isn't spilling over the dam. Most of the river is rerouted into the electrical power generating station.
Cultural activities nearby include The Sharon Playhouse, Hotchkiss private high school presentations, Norman Rockwell museum, Music Mountain( chamber music), Tanglewood (orchestral).
Dogs are welcome but there will be an extra $10 exit cleaning fee to leave for the housekeeper.
As anywhere, courtesy to neighbors is a must. No excessive noise late at night if neighbors are home,but usually they are away. No smoking in the house.
I have hired a cleaning service to clean the place and wash soiled towels and bed sheets. Please place all spoiled items in laundry basket in bedroom. Dishes, utensils, cups and glasses should be left clean. Campfires by river available, but not for raging fires...concern with starting a forest fire.
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I'm 6'1", 182#, active 73 year old retired engineer. I enjoy the outdoors( gardening, fishing, golfing, hiking, canoeing) and indoors( former ballroom dance teacher, opera, ballet, concerts, plays/ musicals). I enjoy cooking, and trying to eat less meat...found some vegan dishes delicious.
I travel to different Latin American countries as a student, 3 weeks period, to learn some Spanish. It includes staying at a locals house where they feed me
breakfast and dinner and only talk Spanish...a little challenging !
I do travel a lot so have hired a local cleaning service that charges me $25/hour after each guest leaves. They end up charging $100 for the 4 room cottage and $50 for the 2 room as long as all the dishes have been washed by the guests.
I plan trips up to the cottage when not rented. I enjoy working on improvements to the cottages and the landscape. And i try to get in some fishing !!!