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Berkshires Rustic Modern Lake Retreat in the Trees

Entire house hosted by Josh And Kelly
12 guests4 bedrooms7 beds2 baths
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2.5 hrs from NYC, 2 hrs from Boston! Escape and unplug in our modern rustic "treehouse"! You'll feel like you are in a secluded forest, but in reality you are 5-30 minutes from anything you would ever want to do in the Berkshires! Two living rooms with gas fireplaces--ideal space for multiple families or groups. Well-stocked kitchen, Fios Wi-fi, Chromecast & seriously comfy beds!
Walk to lake, swimming, pool, tennis/pickleball, playground, fitness center, clubhouse, hiking trails, skiing.

The space
We are a family of 5 with lots of extended family (aka friends that are family!) and we love to entertain. We bought this charming house with cozy gatherings in mind. The wide-plank floors and knotty pine walls have our friends calling it "grown-up summer camp"! This is a truly flexible space and works so well for small groups or multiple families to spend time together!
The main level features an open floor plan with windowed vaulted ceiling: living, dining and kitchen are all within view of each other and perfect as a gathering spot. The living room features a wall of windows overlooking the woods, lending a cozy treehouse feel. There is a propane gas fireplace in the living room--just flip a switch!
Off the living room perched in the trees is an expansive screen porch with skylight set with a large teak dining table and conversation area. There are bluetooth outdoor speakers, making it the perfect spot for al fresco dining in warmer months--it's by far my favorite "room" in the house! (It also makes for a pretty incredible office when you need to get some work done!) The screen porch has stairs leading down to the charming old flagstone patio and Adirondack chairs. There is a large, new propane grill on the patio that you are welcome to use.
There are 3 bedrooms on the main level: one king, one queen and one full. The two larger bedrooms both have Juliet balconies, both equipped with a pair of chairs and a small table--great spots for early morning coffee and for stargazing at night! The main level has one full bath.
The kitchen is well equipped with all necessities and tools plus lots of extras. Tons of flatware, glassware and dinnerware for large groups. Microwave, Ninja blender, hand mixer, submersion blender, crockpot, coffee maker, waffle iron, and a stocked spice cabinet. There is a large breakfast bar that can seat 5 and also affords a large food prep or buffet style serving area. The open dining room has a 6 person table as well.
Lower level is amazing for kids! There is a very large den with a flat screen TV (Chromecast enabled), board games, rubber darts and little Atari console pre-loaded with classic games. There is a set of resistance bands and plenty of floor space in case you want to cast your favorite workout to the tv. There is a second propane stove on this level with a removable safety gate. There is one large bedroom with three single beds; one with a trundle for a fourth bed. The Aerobed is also on the lower level and fits easily in the den. There is a second full bath on this level, as well as a washer and dryer that you are welcome to use.

Other amenities:
-Verizon Fios wifi (password in house binder)
-full size Aerobed (off the floor)
-Pack and Play
-washer and dryer
-bed linens, towels and beach towels provided
-well-appointed kitchen
-3 flatscreen TVs (main level living room, lower level den and one of the bedrooms)
-Chromecast on all 3 TVs for casting your own Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, etc. account from your own device
-DVD player on main floor with library of DVDs in cabinet
-board games
-large selection of books
-ladder ball, giant Jenga, rubber darts
-outdoor Bluetooth enabled speakers
- 4 lightweight lake chairs provided
- fishing rods provided
-2x adult and 2x child tennis racquets and plenty of tennis balls
-whiffle bat and balls
- a few pool/lake toys provided
-landline phone for local or emergency 911 calls

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed


Lake access
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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Sandisfield, Massachusetts, United States

Our home is situated very close to the neighborhood amenities and you are a quick walk to:
-the Otis Woodlands private lake for swimming, fishing, non-motor watercraft (bring your own)
-playground by the lake
-fitness center and clubhouse
-tennis and pickleball courts
-heated pool with lap lanes (spring and summer only)
-kiddie pool

Skiing: Otis Ridge Ski Resort is just outside of our community entrance and only a 2 minute drive from our home! It is an excellent place for skiiers of all ages and especially kid and beginner friendly! We are also only 20 minutes away from Butternut.

Hiking and walking: Otis Woodlands community has its own set of hiking and walking trails and borders Otis State Forest in the rear of the community. Nearby(10 min or less) are Becket State Forest, Otis Reservoir, and Tolland State Forest.

Nearby attractions (to name only a few!): Jacob's Pillow (10 min), Tanglewood (25 min), The Mount (20 min).

Quick and scenic drive to charming towns of Lee (15 min) , Lenox (25 min), Great Barrington (25 min) and Stockbridge (25 min) for wonderful local artisan shops, independently-owned clothing stores, farmers markets, bakeries, ice cream and coffee shops, breweries, gourmet food stores and farm to table restaurants. There is also a seasonal (spring-early fall) farmer's market in the town of Otis about 7 min from the house. For those interested, Canna Provisions Dispensary is 15 minutes away in Lee. Go explore!

Groceries and sundries: The town of Otis has two wonderful small grocery/general stores only a 4 mile drive from the house near the Otis Reservoir: Katie's Country Store & Takeout and Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel (a combination gas station and organic foods market) Both of those stores also carry beer, wine and spirits and both have deli service. The closest large grocery store is the Big Y in Lee, MA, about a 15 minute drive.

Hosted by Josh And Kelly

Joined in April 2020
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Hi there! We are Josh and Kelly Aaron and we are the husband and wife creative team behind Blueprint Lighting in NYC. We have 3 kids and bought this house to share with our family and friends. When we aren't using it, we'd love to share it with YOU!
Hi there! We are Josh and Kelly Aaron and we are the husband and wife creative team behind Blueprint Lighting in NYC. We have 3 kids and bought this house to share with our family…
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