Comfortable house with great views – for wiling away the time sitting on the porch or on the lawn staring out at the views or exploring the area which includes a lot of nature and quaint towns, cultural offerings, and more. (Inside photos to come.)
The house is located on the side of a mountain (Brace Mountain) about 5 minutes north of Millerton, NY. One can hike or bike out the door and find a trail within a few minutes. About 5 minutes away is Rudd Pond rec area, which is a small lake with an artificial beach that is nice for kids. About 15 minutes away is Bash Bish Falls (in Massachusetts)--about a 30 minute hike to the falls on a good trail. The Harlem Valley River Trail offers great paved trails free of traffic for biking, running and walking. There are various sports opportunities in the area (such as paragliding just 5 minutes you can just watch the paragliders from the house).
In addition, there are a lot of wonderful towns nearby--Millerton, Hillsdale, Great Barrington (and other Berkshires towns in Massachusetts), Hudson, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Salisbury and Lakeville, etc. Great restaurants in most towns (many farm-to-table). Lot of farm stores, horse farms, etc.
Cultural opportunities in the area include Tanglewood, Clark Museum, Wassaic Project, museum and performances at Bard College, etc.
For kids, in addition to the possibilities above, there is the Trevor Zoo (at the Millbrook School), farms to visit, and much more.