Spacious all wood 4 bedroom (3 queen beds and 2 twins) authentic Log Home with skylights and windows that let in the wonderfully landscaped seven acres of Perennial gardens and expanses of lawn surrounded by mature hardwoods, -- hemlocks and all kinds of other species of pine and deciduous evergreens, oak, beech, mountain laurel, birch and multiple misc. shrubs and berry bushes. No other homes crowd this quiet, peaceful getaway. At the end of the long gravel driveway (with evergreen on one side and a high landscaped berm on the other) sits pristine, crystal clear spring fed 125 acre Winchester Lake reflecting surrounding woods —and paved boat launch directly across from your driveway to the Log Home. Two kayaks have a clever cart ( that two people can easily push down to the lake and back). Now they are up on racks so guests can use the 2 car garage under the master bedroom. Up one step is a large walkout basement -- washer/dryer with oil hot air furnace, 2 new electric hot water heaters, and a/c.
This magnificent lake is surrounded by Mountain Laurel and no visible homes. Motors over 7-hp not welcome so your, fishing and kayaking are quiet and safe. Amazing ice fishing just ending.. Numerous State Parks are in the surrounding 5 miles; Burr Pond has a nice beach on a beautiful lake with Forrest trails and picnic pergolas. Mohawk Mtn. Ski area half hour away. Sophisticated Norfolk with music concerts, Saturday morning Farmers' Market and Infinity Hall, 7 miles away. Famous Music Mountain is nearby-- Limerock Speedway only 30 minutes further. Picturesque Kent, Sharon -- and canoes are available to rent on the Housatonic River. Farmington River — thrills for every age with tubing you'll never forget. Kent is a very appealing art center full of great shops food and tourist attraction. The Norman Rockwell Museum in beautiful Stockbridge is a real "must" family affair. That town houses a stunning botanical garden and is a joy to stroll about; choices of great dining everywhere. There is skiing in Pittsfield and Great Barrington is a neighboring town also with a delightful choice of unusual shops and eating places. You can be young and adventurous or senior and crazy about all kinds of interesting pastimes and fit right in.
I never go anywhere without my beloved chocolate Labrador, Sadie, and she did live in the Log Home for several years. So I know from experience this is a wonderful home to bring your dog. The lake is an incredible place to throw balls and sticks for water-loving pets. Choose one spot in the woods surrounding the lawns as a Poop Place. You can walk the dog off leash all around the house and on the many trails behind the house But please pick up after your pet before you leave — insidetoo, if it has coated the house with its hair, please make an effort to minimize it. I don't want to charge extra for a dog, so please do your part to leave nothing behind except its sweet aura.