Large, sunny & open contemporary vacation home located in Canaan, NY close to all Berkshire amenities including Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, Jacob's Pillow and the towns of Lenox, Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Williamstown, Chatham and Hudson. In the winter, skiing at family-friendly Jiminy Peak is only 20 mins away. Southern Vermont ski resorts (Mt. Snow, Bromley, Stratton and Okemo) are about 1h30m away. Killington is 2h15m away. Local x-country skiing is 20 mins away. Snow shoeing and ice skating opportunities are all close-by. In the summer, the home includes a pass to the members-only Queechy Lake with a swimming beach w/lifeguard that is perfect for families. The town park with tennis and basketball courts, soccer field and a playground is just a 5 minute walk from the house. Hiking, biking and running trails all close-by. Farmers' markets, apple orchards, summer camps for kids, kayaking, world-class museums, movie theaters, shopping, antiquing and dining experiences ranging from James Beard award winning chef-owned restaurants to roadside BBQ stands all nearby. Truly the perfect Berkshires location: 2h15m from NYC, 10 mins off the Taconic. 2h10m from Boston, 7 mins off I-90. 35 mins from the Amtrak in Hudson.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. There's a mudroom entry to the main floor, which features a bright kitchen w/breakfast nook, dining/living area w/fireplace, a half bath and a large deck with separate seating and dining areas, outdoor rug, bbq (charcoal) and mountain views. Bedroom #1 is on the main living level, has a queen-size bed and features an updated, en suite bathroom with luxury 3-head shower.
Upstairs features bedrooms #2 and #3 as well as a loft area. Bedroom #2 contains a modern, queen-sized four-post bed and has an en-suite entry to a "jack-n-jill" bathroom (i.e., a toilet with a sink on both ends and a bathtub/shower in the middle). Bedroom #3 is a perfect kids' room with 2 twin beds featuring new Casper mattresses. The loft has a flat-screen TV connected to the internet via Roku with various apps (e.g., Netflix, Amazon Prime) to watch both live and on-demand programming. The loft also has a full-size mattress on the floor that can be used as extra sleeping space.
The downstairs level features bedroom #4, which has wall-to-wall carpeting, large windows with good light and a full size bed + a toddler bed. There is a full bathroom right outside the bedroom door. There is also a large family/rec room with a new ping pong table/kids' toys/etc. on this level.
The home sits on almost 4 acres, has a large open yard, meadow areas and serene views of the Taconic/Berkshire range. It is the perfect home for a family that craves peacefulness, but wants room to entertain family/friends. It is away from it all, yet really close to charming towns, top-notch culture and outdoor activities - come relax and re-charge here.Get the full listing »