This studio is in the woods of dramatically scenic southern Vermont, between Bellows Falls and Townshend. It's a bit over an hour from Northampton MA, two and half from Boston, and under four hours from NYC. The area is appealingly secluded and is great for cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc. There's alpine skiing at Magic Mountain, Mt. Snow, and Okemo, all within 40 minutes. Artists are encouraged to book an extra "off" day so they can decompress in the fresh Green Mountain air. There are several options for going out, including the Inn at Saxtons River's great cozy pub, as well as Pleasant Valley Brewing which serves up an amazing variety of beers and tasty food (and also has live music on Fridays and Saturdays). These options are in Saxtons River, just an 8 minute drive from the studio. Several other taverns and restaurants are within a 20 minute drive, and if "city-like" nightlife/dining is desired, Brattleboro is only about a half hour down the road. Yes, you can get sushi in Brattleboro.