Beech Hill House
Lew Beach, NY
Maximum guests: 12
Bedroom 1: Queen, 1st floor, en suite
Bedroom 2: Queen, 1st floor
Bedroom 3: 2 Twins, 1st floor
Bedroom 4: Bunk bed, 1st floor
Bedroom 5: Queen, 2nd floor
Bedroom 6: Queen, 2nd floor (game room)
Landline: Yes • Cell service: No
WiFi: Yes • A/C: No
Dogs: No dogs allowed
16 acres • Playing field
Fire Pit • Pond access
Woodstove • Gas Grill
Record player and vinyl collection
Wii • X-Box • TV: DirecTV + DVD/VCR
Reason to rent: Sustainable, modern design with sweeping mountain views. Family friendly with loads of board games, sports equipment for soccer, badminton, frisbee and more!
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Beech Hill House resides in the enchanting and private Beaverkill Valley. Built with thoughtful detail, quality and craftsmanship, the house is unique in its sustainability aspects. Though connected to the grid to ensure 24/7 amenities, 75% of the house’s electricity is supplied by the solar panels on the grounds. Most of the heat and hot water in the summer are supplied by solar thermal on the roof of the garage, and the building exterior and many interior walls are reclaimed barn and mushroom wood. Natural light floods the house through skylights and floor to ceiling windows, incorporating passive solar design.
Downstairs, the home features an open plan kitchen, with countertops made from recycled glass, dining room and living room. The Danish design fireplace is extremely efficient, and guests can enjoy mountain views while sampling an extensive vinyl collection with vintage turntable and speakers.
Three separate hallways extend from the common area. One leads to the Queen master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The next leads to two guest rooms - one with twin bunk beds and one with standard twin beds - as well as a separate full bathroom. The third hallway leads to a Queen guest room, and the tv den.
The two remaining Queen guest rooms are upstairs off a central landing lounge area with a separate full bathroom. One of these rooms is an architectural masterpiece with soaring ceilings and diffused natural light. The other doubles as a large game room, complete with WII and XBOX.
Beech Hill House is ideal for families, and guests will find loads of board games and a large book collection of fiction and non-fiction - particularly strong on environmental and political issues. Additionally, the house sits on a private 16 acres, and the forested grounds next to the house open up to a large grass field perfect for soccer, frisbee, football, badminton and more. Also on the grounds are seasonal apple and blackberry bushes and a garden with vegetables that guests are welcome to harvest for family meals. No pesticides are used either on the grass or garden. Hiking trails surround the property, including a 35-minute hike to the Beaverkill Valley Inn and Club.
A member of the Beaverkill Valley Mountain Club, Beech Hill House comes with club access for reservations two weeks or longer, which includes highly-regarded dining, private pool, tennis courts, access to 40 miles of private hiking and biking trails, and full access to a private mile of the fabled blue-ribbon trout stream, the Beaverkill River. More on the Mountain Club here.
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