LENOX -- COZY COTTAGE IN WOODS, 5 MIN. FROM TANGLEWOOD, BEACH

Laura Myerson

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LENOX -- COZY COTTAGE IN WOODS, 5 MIN. FROM TANGLEWOOD, BEACH

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Lenox Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Beautiful three season cottage in the woods of Mahkeenac Heights, at the top of the hill on a quiet dead end road.

House on 2 acres provides privacy, coziness and true Berkshire charm.

Central stone, wood-burning fireplace, heated eat-in porch with storm and screened windows, letting the outside in; first floor king-size bed in master bedroom and private half bath; first floor double bed in 2nd bedroom; full bath off the living room; and twin beds in the loft, futon on porch, queen sized convertible sofa in living room. Fully equipped kitchen, breakfast nook, ceiling fans, piano.

Walk to the Stockbridge Bowl Beach and use of town tennis courts, 5 minutes from Tanglewood. (Sorry, no smoking or pets.)

Cozy cottage in the woods, great location: Beautiful three season cottage in the woods of Mahkeenac Heights at the top of the hill on a quiet dead end road. Walk to the Stockbridge Bowl Beach and use of town tennis & basketball courts, 5 minutes from Tanglewood, near Bekshire Theater, Shakespeare & Co., Williamstown Theater Festivals, antique shops, boutiques, galleries, MassMOCA, Rockwell Museum and MUCH MUCH MORE.

Comfortable living in fully-equipped house: The house is on 2 acres, provides privacy and true Berkshire charm, comfortable for seven people. Central stone, wood-burning fireplace, heated eat-in porch with storm and screened windows, letting the outside in; first floor king-size bed in master bedroom and private half bath; first floor double bed in 2nd bedroom; full bath off the living room; and twin beds in the loft, futon on porch. Fully equipped kitchen, breakfast nook, ceiling fans, piano.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Myerson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Laura Myerson

Laura is a retired elementary public school teacher and Michael is a writer, author of several books, and writer for Local 1199, the Hospital Workers union. Laura's parents, also school teachers, built the cottage when Laura was in high school and our two kids, Molly and Jesse, now grown, grew up spending wonderful vacation time there. We still have yearly family reunions of our whole big family there, and wonderful memories of years of peace, beauty, culture and fun. We now live in Westchester, NY and rent the cottage out, taking the opportunity to enjoy it ourselves when it's not rented.

What makes this cabin unique

Every listing is unique, but what makes our cottage special is its location -- in the peaceful woods, but five minutes away from Tanglewood, one of the top music venues in the country, and from the Town Beach on magnificent Lake Mahkeenac (the Stockbridge Bowl), with a grass and sand beach. The entire Berkshires area is especially attractive not only for its natural beauty, but also for the rich cultural fare available to visitors, and a peaceful, easygoing atmosphere.

We have taken pains to make sure you are comfortable and well supplied at the cottage. You're on vacation -- we don't want you to have to run out and buy basic supplies you will need during your stay. We stock the house with toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues, plastic bags and other everyday supplies. The fridge and pantry are stocked with many condiments, and the cupboards are full of a wide selection of dishes, glasses, pots and pans and everything you need to cook meals at home. It is supremely relaxing to sit at the dining table on the porch, looking out at the peace and quiet of the woods.

For at-home entertainment, we have DVDs (though no TV), videos, books, toys and games, a piano with sheet music. Everyone in the family should be comfortable and happy in the cottage.

Perhaps the greatest attraction of this cottage is its location, five minutes from the Town Beach and Tanglewood, ten minutes from both Stockbridge and Lenox, and near to Great Barrington, Williamstown, and other charming New England towns with galleries, shops, restaurants, libraries and more. Nearby are numerous theater, music and dance venues, art and other museums, great estates to visit, galleries, antique shops, vineyards, hiking trails, and much, much more. We provide a listing with descriptions of many places in the area we have visited and highly recommend.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

3.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Lenox -- Cozy cottage in woods, 5 min. from Tanglewood, beach
average rating of 3.5714285 based on 7 reviews
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Lenox -- Cozy cottage in woods, 5 min. from Tanglewood, beach
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Lenox Berkshires
5

Beautiful, comfortable and extremely well equipped

  • 5 of 5
We had a splendid time in the Myerson's cottage. It is beautiful, comfortable and extremely well equipped -- not only a huge choice of dishes, pots and pans, glasses and so on, but condiments in the fridge, spices in the cupboard, all sorts of plastic bags, paper supplies, etc. There is a cabinet full of videos, dvds and games, a lovely piano, and a written description of cultural attractions, outdoor activities, restaurants and so on. We loved sitting on the porch to eat and read -- the peace and quiet were a great respite from city life.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Lenox -- Cozy cottage in woods, 5 min. from Tanglewood, beach
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Relaxing Location, Great Tanglewood Access

  • 4 of 5
We had a lovely and relaxing time in this family-friendly cabin. Our kids range from 16 to 26 and everyone seemed to get into the lifestyle of board games, videos, and puzzles; no news or live TV for a week! Tanglewood was the main draw for some of us, and the proximity to Lion's Gate is super convenient. Of course there are plenty of other things to do in the area; ours included hiking the Appalachian Trail, Naumkeag, and the Animagic Museum in Lee. The town beach is serviceable for getting wet but tiny. The washing machine is a challenge--laundromat will save time. The cabin is *stuffed* with things; anything you want, you will be able to find if you look! People left some items for us so we did the same. Going to the dump is something you have to plan since the hours are short and there isn't much place to store trash between dump runs. Great plumbing and hot water! The two bedrooms have privacy, and the large eat-in porch is perfect for chatting in the morning while folks in the loft sleep in. No dishwasher. For phone freaks, we had service from Verizon but not T-Mobile.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A pleasant cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this cottage with two other couples over a very hot fourth of JUly weekend. As advertised, this is a basic cabin in the woods, no fancy amenities, but everything you need. we brought some floor fans, and one window air conditioner, so despite the unseasonable, (for the Berkshires) heat, we were all comfortable. The cabin was clean and neat, with lots of extra towels, (though we brought our own). The kitchen was well stocked in terms of pots, pans, utensils, etc., though we did need to buy sugar for our morning coffee, (no big deal). The location was quiet, close to the town beach and to Tanglewood. Our only warning would be make sure you leave your trash bags in the house. We put a full trash bag on the screened porch before going out, and some form of wildlife - we're thinking raccoon - came by, sliced through the screen, and dragged the garbage out back and across the stream before opening the bag and strewing the contents, (and eating our corn cobs and rib bones). We would be happy to stay at this property again.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Lenox -- Cozy cottage in woods, 5 min. from Tanglewood, beach
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Retreat to the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay at this quiet, rustic, cabin hidden away in the woods but just a short drive to nearby Lenox and Stockbridge. The cabin is fully outfitted with a well equipped kitchen, cozy living area, and plenty of comfortable beds to sleep in. We were greeted with a detailed note recommending nearby activities and attractions and despite the unseasonably cold weather had a lovely stay!

This cabin is a convenient place from which to explore all the Berkshires have to offer as well as a quiet, homey retreat where you can get away from it all.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Lenox -- Cozy cottage in woods, 5 min. from Tanglewood, beach
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Horrible experience

  • 1 of 5
DO NOT STAY HERE! The pictures do not tell the truth. The place was dirty, smelled of dust and mold and was at least 15 minutes from anything. We stayed there 1 night as we were exhausted from the drive from NYC. I could not breathe. When I spoke to the property manager I was told "that is just a cabin smell". When I called the owners the next day telling them I could not breathe they were not cooperative and would not return our money despite a very serious health concern. We tried to resolve this with them but were unsuccessful. We felt we had a legitimate reason for leaving. Why would we subject ourselves to finding another expensive place at the height of the season???? The place had no internet, no tv and was dirty. DO NOT RENT THIS PLACE. If I could give it zero stars, I would.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Beware

  • 1 of 5
We spent a week there to attend concerts at Tanglewood, which is close by. The cottage is very basic and not updated. The kitchen has all that you need, but is just unappealing: old cabinets, old appliances. The counters were clean, but the drawers and their contents were not. The bathrooms are just OK. Towels are old and mismatched. Sheets are old. I would not stay there again.
The description and the contract we signed with the owners fails to mention that there is no garbage collection in the neighborhood. Therefore we were asked to take the garbage to a collection site "if possible". Since we did not do it, the owners penalized us by withholding $125 of our deposit, claiming in addition the cabin was left dirty. That was not the case. We fulfilled our contractual obligations, but were penalized after the fact. Beware.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: This tenant, who by her own declaration is "very wealthy," wanted a 5-star $2500 house with spanking new everything, rather than a $1250 cabin in the woods that is attractive, warm and comfortable, and equipped with so many things that WE have had to buy when we've rented a cabin -- condiments and spices, coffee and tea, ample paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, napkins, plastic bags, etc. She and her husband had a houseful of guests and left the place a mess, according to our cleaning staff and rental agent, who have never complained before in seven years of renting. They left before the manager could do a walk-through, as he does with all departing tenants. We split the cleaning fee with them half and half.

If you want an "updated" rental with brand new, matching towels and sheets, we agree that you'd best find another place, or better yet, take a room in a $250/night hotel or B&B. If you want a cozy, clean and comfortable HOUSE in the woods, filled with books, games, videos, a fine piano, and blessed peace and quiet, minutes from Tanglewood and the beach of the town's beautiful lake, you will enjoy your stay greatly, and we warmly welcome you.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Stockbridge Bowl (Lake Mahkeenac)
Car: necessary

The Berkshires are famous for their natural beauty, rich cultural attractions and classic New England towns. The cottage is located within minutes of the towns of Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington, and a pleasant ride to Williamstown and North Adams. The area is a major cultural center, offering many sites of quality live theater (Shakespeare & Co., Williamstown Theater, etc.) dance (including Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival), music (including Tanglewood), art museums (MASS MoCA, The Clark Art Institute, the Norman Rockwell Museum and more) historical sites (including Chesterwood, Hancock Shaker Village and more), famous estates (The Mount, Naumkaeg), the Berkshire Garden Center, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health right across the lake, waterfalls, wineries, spectacular hiking trails, galleries, antiques, restaurants, etc. Numerous activities for children, walking distance to the Stockbridge Bowl, a magnificent lake with a beach, swimming, fishing, playground.

Other Activities: Tanglewood concerts, Berkshire Theatre, Museums, Galleries

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $952 Per week

Lenox Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 1 - Oct 20
7 night minimum stay
$952
 
 
Spring
May 17 - Jun 30
7 night minimum stay
$952
 
 
High season
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$1,246
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,246
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Notes We ask that guests bring their trash to the Stockbridge compacter and recycling facility, a ten minute drive. Sticker provided.
$700 down payment to hold reservation; balance upon checking in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lenox Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 886 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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