As the week winds down, many urban professionals seek a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living. These seven “Weekender” listings provide the tranquility, community and natural beauty that a metropolis sorely lacks, with the convenience of the city being only a short drive away.
93 Black Brook Road –Pound Ridge, NY
Sitting on nearly 10 acres of beautiful foliage and yard space, the “Fern Hill Compound” was originally built in 1950, but has been renovated and expanded throughout the past 40 years. The property boasts a beautiful main house, guest cottage and two car garage, and its covered decks, porches and patios make the outside as much a part of the home as the inside. The pool and tennis court come in handy whether you’re looking to exercise or unwind, and easy access to the nearby Bedford Riding Lanes will appeal to any horse-riding enthusiasts and pique the interest of those who’ve never tried.
22 Pryor Manor Road– Larchmont, NY
Just over 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom estate provides the perfect weekend escape for any weekday city-goer. The home boasts an amazing location right on the Premium River, part of the Premium Marsh Conservation area, a 65-acre wetlands complex designated a “Significant Fish and Wildlife Habitat” by New York State. Despite sitting directly on a large body of water, the property’s elevated nature provides protection from any flooding or water damage. Couple the natural beauty of this estate and its surrounding area with luxurious amenities and a stunning interior, and it’s clear that this home can offer its owner an experience that few other homes can provide.
239 Mountain Road– Ridgefield, Connecticut
Yet another home with a direct lake front, 239 Mountain Road offers a beautiful living space cultivated around providing a scenic view of its gorgeous surrounding property. A hardwood-floored main level opens out to a second-story deck with amazing lake views and a hot tub to boot. Equipped with a private dock as well as an “artist shed” off the driveway, this Ridgefield retreat would find any new homeowners hard-pressed not to enjoy themselves.
28 Bishops Bay Road– East Lyme, Connecticut
Situated right between Boston and New York City, this East Lyme residence could be the perfect “weekender” home for residents of either major city. Located in the charming waterfront community of Saunders Point, this property’s expansive waterside deck sits directly upon the picturesque Niantic River. Built in 1991, this home provides jaw-dropping views of the water from nearly every room. A private deep-water dock and beach access further the home’s nautical appeal, while being within walking distance of the Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve, Three Belles Marina and The Oswegatchie Hills Club provides its owners with everlasting things to do and places to go.
19 Neds Lane– Ridgefield, Connecticut
Sitting on a mountaintop, this property offers absolutely breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley that extend for miles. Its suitability as a weekender home is tried and true, having been owned by a family from NYC as a weekend retreat for over 40 years. Built in 1948, this three-bedroom, two and a half-bathroom estate offers 3,103 square feet of living space on over eight acres of beautiful, verdant land. Surrounding specimen trees offer the property complete privacy at nearly 1,000 feet above sea level. Lastly, its luxurious amenities, such as its outdoor fireplace, tennis court, gunite swimming pool, swim spa and stone fences, make this Ridgefield residence truly special.
202 Belgo Road– Salisbury, Connecticut
Originally built in 1980, this Cape Cod-style residence is the absolutely perfect weekend getaway for the working city couple or family. This low-maintenance home was specifically built so that the lawn wouldn’t have to be mowed by the owner. With an expansive wraparound deck and a beautiful fireplace, this residence is clearly equal parts leisure and luxury. Moreover, the home’s proximity to nearby movie theaters, golf courses and tennis courts provides its owner with easy access to plenty of great activities.
9 West St– Mt. Washington, Massachusetts
Surrounded by state forest, this Mt. Washington property is the perfect weekender home, serving its present sellers, who are NYC executives, for this exact purpose for the last 18 years. Just two and a half hours from NYC, this beautiful residence boasts a spacious wraparound deck and a massive native stone fireplace in the living room. Just 20 minutes from the popular “Ski Butternut” resort, this home is ideal for skiing and snowboarding fanatics alike. Lastly, sub-15 minute drives to both Great Barrington and South Egremont mean that 9 West St offers the tranquility of a retreat without forgoing access to the Berkshire community as a whole.