From Recreation to Re-Creation, Retreats with Great Potential

The best properties offer more than just a place to live.  Below is a selection of properties with great recreational (or re-creational) amenities.  Some could move beyond personal spaces to host large gatherings, some have commercial or educational potential.

Want to learn more about the kinds of unique properties where LandVest can help make informed decisions? Here are some examples:  the value of conservation, potential of solar, and the value of a timber portfolio (we also get that sometimes it’s not all about the money).

Here are our five great properties with re-creation potential:
Morewood, Pittsfield, MA


Listed by Luxury Real Estate Broker: Cindy Welch

This Gilded Age mansion on the gateway to Pittsfield, the Berkshires’ major commercial center, has been restored to Museum quality. With large common rooms and 4 levels of living space, Morewood could easily serve as a Cultural Center, Wellness Facility, Medical Spa (with possible ties to Berkshire Medical Center, Kripaulu, and Canyon Ranch), Assisted Living, Educational Facility, and even a golf and dinner club as Morewood adjoins the Pittsfield Country Club. The property is in pristine condition and ready for its next journey.

Swiss Meadows, Williamstown, MA

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Brokers: Keith Ross and Cindy Welch

Previously an education center for international cooperation and development, this mountain side retreat offers 2 classrooms, 4 dormitories, 2 large conference buildings, and a caretaker’s house. The Taconic Crest Trail runs along the west side of the property and it abuts thousands of acres of conserved land in Mass and NY. There are many feasible and creative uses for the 294± acre property, from private estate to campground, to school, to residential development, and more.

Vineland on the Chesapeake, Eastern Shore, VA

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Brokers: Jonathan Burt and Greta Gustafson

Nestled on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, Vineland offers a quaint retreat from the bustling waterfronts of Virginia Beach or Norfolk. The property features a long, wooded approach, open fields, over 2 miles of coastline, and serene views of the bay. Vineland’s scenic location is ideal for a wedding venue or hunting retreat in the midst of one of the most remarkable coastal ecosytems in the world.

Burklyn Hall, Burke, VT

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Brokers: Wade Weathers and Chris Lang

Perched on a ridge with 360-degree mountain views, 86± acre Burklyn Hall is the perfect wedding venue. The 12 bedrooms can easily accommodate guests and family, and there’s lots to do as the area is known for its world-class outdoor recreational pursuits including the Kingdom Trail network and Burke Mountain Resort.

Copper Beech Hill, Wenham, MA

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Broker: Lanse L. Robb

Located next to the world-renowned Myopia Hunt and Polo Club, this hilltop, turn-of-the-century, 24.14± acre estate overlooks open fields and rolling lawns. The property would be well-suited as a wellness retreat or event destination. There is a large barn with separate apartment, pool, cabana, hot tub, walking and riding trails, and a large main house with plenty of room for guests.

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