The SpaceSpectacular property on 50-acre family compound. Clean, scenic, quiet, and conveniently tucked away in the Berkshire Hills. Near Jacob's Pillow, Canyon Ranch, Chester Theater Company, Tanglewood, Cranwell Spa, museums, shopping and other cultural and recreational attractions.
Beautiful views, deck, warm, and inviting—family and pet friendly. Fully furnished with modern and antique pieces. Phone and internet: strong AT&T and Verizon Broadband 4G LTE, and DirecTV. Washer and dryer in unit on main floor.
Recreation: Appalachian and other hiking trails, kayaking, canoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, biking, snowmobiling, ATV, golf, and tennis. Guest AccessThe retreat house loft (aka the carriage house) which sleeps 4-6, also has an optional event space on the first floor, including a classic grand piano and separate catering kitchenette. And if you need more space, there are additional bedrooms in the main house on the property, with their own private bath.
Internet: With strong AT&T and Verizon Broadband 4G LTE signals, your best bet for internet connectivity is indeed your provider's data plan (smart-phone-based broadband or "mi-fi"). The rural location only offers low-speed satellite-based internet, so wi-fi is not available. Interaction with GuestsChester's Richard & Shelley Holzman will be able to show you around the grounds and will ensure you get the VIP treatment you deserve. Other Things to NoteLeyla and David, our first guests in February 2016 wrote, "Shelley and Richard were welcoming and available throughout our stay, while also respectful of our privacy. They made sure we had everything we needed, gave us fresh eggs from their own chickens (YUM!), and answered our questions about the area. The carriage house is a dream loft — beautiful wood interior, peaked ceiling, bright skylights, cozy furnishings, and a West-facing picture window with a gorgeous mountain view (sunset central!). Everything was as pictured/described, and my husband and I had a wonderful weeklong winter retreat. The large property has it all — fields, forest, a peaceful pond, stone walls and streams — and no neighbors in sight. There's no WiFi, but who needs it when you're trying to get away from it all! Cell service is good, but turn off your phone (though it's helpful when navigating the area) and watch for the flock of wild turkeys ambling across the field. I'm sure the birdwatching is glorious in other seasons, but we saw a bald eagle nearby! We loved our stay and would love to visit again! Highly recommended for a peaceful retreat."