|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Mid-century home nestled among 2k+ acres of state forest minutes to Tanglewood
If you are looking for a quiet woodland retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the place for you. Located equal distance from New York City and Boston (2.5 hours from each), this mid-century home is set among more than 2,000 acres of state forest. Secluded on a dead end dirt road with only two other houses, this home makes for a perfect family getaway.
The house is approximately 2,500 square feet and features 4 bedrooms and an additional sleeping loft with its own second mini kitchen. There are 3 bathrooms (1 full and 2 3/4). It's an upside down house, which means the master bedroom and one other bedroom are on the lower level, and the living room and kitchen are on the upper level. This design maximizes the views from the living and dining areas which place you right up in the trees. The house is on a hill, so you enter the house over a land bridge on the upper level, but also have a door leading from the master bedroom to the back yard on the lower level.
The house was remodeled in 2014/early 2015 and features hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling in the living room, 2 fireplaces, a baby grand piano, a sun-filled solarium, family room with 55" LED SmartTV, gardens with outdoor pergola seating area, 2 outdoor decks, a master bedroom with a glass door opening to the outdoors, a children's room with 1 full size bed and 1 crib, guest room #1 with Queen bed, and guest room #2 with full sized bed and twin bunk beds. The house has a wi-fi + Airpplay enabled stereo system with built-in speakers throughout the house. High speed wi-fi internet is included. Washer and Dryer. There is a seasonal stream on the property, and lots of hiking trails within a few minutes drive. There is a Weber 3-burner gas grill on the deck that overlooks the gardens, and an outdoor eating table for summer BBQs.
The house is located on Fog Hill about 8 miles outside the hamlet of Austerlitz, NY in Columbia County. It's in the Berkshire foothills (sometimes referred to as the Taconic Hills in NY), and lies at an altitude over 1,500ft., which makes it naturally air conditioned in the summer.
The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, utensils, small and large appliances, and pretty much anything you will need to make your meals. There's an excellent supermarket in neighboring Chatham, called The Price Chopper, which has an enormous selection of local and organic produce and meat, as well as all the other staples. There are also dozens of local farm stands in the area where you can buy seasonal produce directly from area farmers.
To the east, our neighboring town is West Stockbridge, MA -- the site of Alice's Restaurant and the Arlo Guthrie Foundation church (3 miles away). Go a little further and you'll be in Lenox, MA -- home to Tanglewood, the summer residence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It's a short drive to all major Berkshires attraction, including Jacob's Pillow, Mt. Greylock and Great Barrington. To our west is the Hudson Valley, a vibrant and thriving community of organic farmers, artists, antiques dealers and winemakers. The town of Hudson (25 minutes away) has been called the "new Williamsburg" because so many artisans have fled the overpriced burg in Brooklyn and set up workshops and stores on the historic Warren Street in Hudson. If you like antique stores, French cafes and gourmet dining, there's a lot to explore. There are dozens of state parks within a 45 minute radius that offer hiking, swimming, boating, mountaineering, fishing and more.
We have some items at the house which may be useful if you are traveling with an infant or toddler:
+ Pack n' Play
+ High chair with removable tray table
+ Baby monitors (1 base, 2 remote monitors)
+ White noise machine
+ Diaper pail
+ bottle brush
+ toddler forks, knives, plates, bowls and cups
+ ergobaby (infant insert available)
+ umbrella stroller
+ baby shampoo + soap
+ children's toilet seat
+ bathroom step stool
+ childrens books
Welcome! We are Kurt, Mio and Kailash, and we're happy that you found our home in the enchanted woods of Fog Hill. We divide our time between New York City and the Berkshires, but we're originally from New England and Tokyo, respectively. Kurt grew up in Lexington, MA, did his undergrad at Brown University, and is a documentary filmmaker. Mio grew up in Kawasaki, Japan, did her undergrad at Los Angeles School of Art, and is a fine artist & graphic designer. Kailash is still growing up. We love to travel, and collect folk art from the places we visit. We also love mid-century design, music, art and walking in the woods.
Kurt Langer purchased this house in 2014
We fell in love with this house the moment we walked into the solarium and saw the view. The house is surrounded by trees, but light was pouring through the large picture windows and it felt like we were way up in a treehouse. It's only gotten better from there. We wanted a home that would be a great place to raise a family, and one that would always give us more to explore. We're incredibly grateful that we found just the place, and we're happy we can share it with others.
Each season brings a completely different form of natural beauty. In winter, we see the first sunlight over the Berkshires glimmering off the snow-crested trees; In spring, there are more shades of green than you'll ever see in one place; In summer, the wild blueberries and blackberries take over the forest floor and gardens come to life; And in fall, the maples, oaks, elms and birches dazzle us with foliage. If you love nature, and wilderness in particular, you'll love being here.
The house was perfect for 3 families. Each had its own space and bathroom. The children were 4 and 2. There were plenty of toys there. The house is beautiful and very private and woodsy. We highly recommend
Great property. The owner was very nice to work with and provided lots of information about the house and area. There were easy to read instructions about the house rules/how to work electronics etc. There were lists of things to do in the area that we found helpful. FYI.. One of the house rules is no shoes, so make sure to bring a pair of slippers with you.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£415|
We are a "no shoes" house.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.