Making the Most of the Great Outdoors Year-Round

Outdoor Entertaining Spaces for Every Season

Outdoor entertaining is for more than just the summer months. When the air gets crisper and cooler and the trees change colors, now is as good a time as any to get outside and enjoy a beautiful backyard.

A key feature to making the most of your outdoor space year-round? A firepit. Outside of Boston are two properties, Westwoods and 8 Norton’s Point, with firepits you can gather your friends and family around. But that’s not all these properties offer. Seventy-four-acre Westwoods’ outdoor features all promote peace and wellbeing with a meditation well and labyrinth, a secluded stone sanctuary, and a koi pond beside the patio. Look down to the water from the wrap-around porch at 8 Norton’s Point, which also has a dock, boathouse, heated pool, and more.

Want to take a dip no matter the temperature? Hot tubs with a view are your answer. Just choose your setting like Currier Ridge’s, overlooking a mountain vista, or Stonescape’s, set on a terrace on Maine’s rocky coastline.

Of course, who doesn’t love a spacious deck where you can appreciate this scenic time of year? Just take a look at the view from one of Birch Heaven Lodge’s 5 separate decks, where you can look down towards Lake Sunapee and Mt. Sunapee. At Rockport Harbor Views, the extensive outdoor space gives you exactly what the property’s name suggests, views of Rockport’s picturesque harbor. An expansive wrap-around porch (in addition to a screened porch with fireplace) at Pinnacle Cottage provides the ideal spot to take in panoramic Maine views.

Imagine hosting your loved ones on Cooper Hill’s patio, where you can admire rolling meadows, stone walls, and a truly Vermont setting. From 129 Atlantic Road’s beautifully landscaped grounds, soak in the sun and breathe in the sea breeze at this Cape Ann oasis. At Brook Farm Vineyards, it can feel like there’s a gorgeous entertaining space around every corner.

If you’re always planning for summer get-togethers, water to cool off in is probably on your wish list. In that case, a pool set among Hidden Ridge Farm’s idyllic pastoral acreage or a swimming pond in front of an incredible view at Summit Ridge House is perfect for you. At 19 High Ridge Drive in Mattapoisett’s Bay Club, you get the best of both worlds – a saltwater pool and a hot tub.

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