This lovely house is spacious and while the setting is pastoral the house is very contemporary, well appointed, clean & tastefully decorated. Situated on 6 wooded acres, perfect for family vacations and lends itself well to entertaining small groups. The fully furnished downstairs is perfect for children with room for activities & play. There is plenty of space in this house for everyone to be together balanced with areas that give you the ability to have complete privacy.
Fabulous fully equipped chef's kitchen, including double ovens, new stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher & large cook top island, with seating for 4, opens to a large comfortable living room with high ceilings & TV area. The kitchen is roomy and accommodates cooking at all levels.
There is also a BBQ grill available on a small outside back porch off the kitchen. There are glass sliding doors that lead from the kitchen area to a charming fully screened in porch, which is tucked into the trees giving you a feeling of being in a tree house with flickering views of Lake Garfield. Plenty of space for sitting and entertaining with inviting wicker couch, chair and chaise, plus two comfy chairs and ottoman. There's also a dining table for six people.
A great room and formal dining area includes a gorgeous farm table that seats 8 guests. Beautiful sunny room with super high ceilings and stone fireplace.
Comfortable and roomy seating area with two couches, rocking chair, recliner chair with ottoman & TV/stereo
First floor has the master bedroom with a queen size bed and a recently renovated full bathroom with a large walk in shower and double sinks.
Upstairs includes an open air office loft that give's you a bird's eye view of the house and views of the outside. Office is set up with high speed internet, wifi and printer/scanner/fax.
There are two guest bedrooms with queen size beds, full closets and high ceilings with fans. There is a full bathroom including a tub/shower located between the two bedrooms.
Finished downstairs area, newly renovated in 2015, includes a charming open living/recreational area with flat screen TV/stereo and a bedroom with two twin beds and a full bathroom with walk-in shower. This area is accessible from inside the house but very private from the rest of the home and has it's own access to the outside.
There are A/C units on each floor and large ceiling fans for cooling, however because of the elevation and shade of trees, this house stays relatively cool in the summer.
There is a washer & dryer downstairs in a laundry/utility room off of the living area.
A very private driveway leads you to a circular parking lot which accommodates 4-6 cars.
There is an outside shower at the back of the house available. Outside area has beautiful stone walks and plenty of places for outdoor seating on stone patios.
The house is partially handicapped accessible, please inquire for more details.
Caretaker and house manager are both close by and available if something needs immediate attention.
Let us help make your vacation time in the Berkshires special. Happy to help with more specifics about events, local attractions, dining, etc, and willing to help make suggestions to ensure a fun-filled Berkshires vacation.
Monterey, MA is located in the heart of the Berkshires, central to many fabulous attractions such as:
Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Norman Rockwell Museum, Naumkeg,
Mahaiewe Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare and Company,
Berkshire Botanical Gardens.
Biking & Hiking Trails, Golf courses and driving ranges.
Fine Dining and Spas, Cranwell, Canyon Ranch, Wheatleigh, Old Inn on the Green, Red Lion Inn.
Close to New York State Columbia & Dutchess County
70 mins to Albany airport
90 mins to Saratoga and the Lake George area &
40 mins to NW Connecticut Litchfield County
60 mins to Hartford airport
Monterey has a quaint country store, library, & post office at it's center, there is gorgeous town beach at Lake Garfield, just
minutes away. There are several larger grocery stores, and specialty/organic and natural markets, all a short drive into Great Barrington, Lenox, Stockbridge, Lee. Each of the surrounding towns has many varied and delightful restaurants and diverse shopping experiences; from small locally owned shops to brand name outlet stores and chef-owned 4-star restaurants to diners