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Unique People & Pet-Welcoming Country Haven

patricia butterfield

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

patricia butterfield

Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Unique People & Pet-Welcoming Country Haven

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Charlemont Apartment Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


Cavalier Cottage has received, for the 2nd consecutive year, two distinguished awards as 'Top Vacation Rental' and 'Rated Excellence' In their own words…

'Congratulations! Based on exceptional guest reviews and an impressive listing, you are being recognized. This honor was awarded to a very select group of vacation rental owners based on reviews from past guests.'

and Certificate of Excellence for 2014.


Discover Cavalier Cottage B&B, a pet-friendly home away from your home and an attractive alternative to conventional hotels, motels and B&B’s. We warmly welcome visitors who come to this beautiful and diverse area of Western Massachusetts with or without their companion animals.


Since opening the cottage in January of 2012, I’ve welcomed more guests than I could possibly have predicted or hoped. It seems that Cavalier Cottage has answered a need for truly pet-friendly accommodations. I could tell you stories about the wonderful four-leggeds who’ve enjoyed country walks here, not to mention their terrific two-legged companions. I could not have imagined that I’d meet such a variety of interesting people when I opened the cottage this past winter.

Nestled at the base of the Charlemont hills and located on a very quiet country road, Cavalier Cottage is spacious, bright and comfortable. The live-in area is simply but graciously appointed, featuring ceiling to floor windows, a queen size bed, private entrance and private deck. The fully equipped kitchen has an eat-in area with a full size stove and refrigerator (in case you want to cook-in), and a private bathroom. Relax on the private deck and enjoy the country view. For entertainment, you can access Netflix movies on your laptop, watch Direct TV with over 100 channels, or play classic board games. To stay in touch with the outside world, the cottage is equipped with Wi-Fi. Park your car in an enclosed garage if you need to. Amenities also include a delicious Continental breakfast with Pat’s English scones, a small but growing library, and a CD player with a collection of jazz and classical CD’s.


Cavalier Cottage is conveniently located to the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) and many outdoor activities: There are great hiking trails, river rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking, snow shoeing, rock climbing, downhill and X-country skiing. The beautiful Massachusetts countryside, with its many quaint villages and towns, is also home to a great variety of iconic educational and cultural destinations, including MassMoCa, the Clarke Institute of Art on the Williams College campus, and many more. The area is a four-season vacation destination, from foliage time in the autumn, through ski season into spring hiking time and summer holidays. Time here is sublimely tranquil and peaceful.

A few more special features:

~A new exclusive cottage amenity:

~Tarot by Paris

Now available by appointment: Insightful, intelligent tarot readings by Paris Finley. You can schedule a reading at the cottage for only $35.00. Readings run 30 minutes to an hour.

~Our guests are now eligible for a 10% discount from Zoar Outdoors (just a few miles from the Cottage) for all their great outdoor activities including the very popular zip line canopy tours, kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing!

~For dogs (and their human companions, too) who love to swim, we offer a map featuring three wonderful river and lake areas.

~Berkshire East ski area, just 15 minutes up Rt. 2 from the cottage, offers our guests $10.00 of each lift pass on a daily basis. Also during ski season the delightful West End Pub in Shelburne Falls provides cottage guests a 10% midweek discount (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) for dinner.

Please note:

As more guests have visited, many potential guests were unable to come because the dates they wanted were already booked. Because Cavalier Cottage can only accommodate one party of guests at a time, we highly recommend that if your desired dates are available, you secure the space by submitting a deposit (through the cottage website) or by booking it on-line on this site, in order to avoid disappointment. Cavalier Cottage, a cottage for all seasons, is perfect for week-long vacations, weekend or mid-week getaways, writer’s retreats, house-hunting visits, and temporary lodging for relocated executives.

We look forward to continuing to share our cozy and comfortable cottage with guests from around the world.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions.

A very warm greeting awaits all who visit Cavalier Cottage.


~ Choice of two 39'x 80' Japanese futon mattresses or an Intex Queen Size airbed with air-filled base, both very comfortable.

~ Children 12 and under stay for free

~ 10% discount to military personnel and senior citizens

~ Payment for a reservation deposit is made via credit card on the Cottage's website via its PayPal account. The balance is due upon arrival either by check or cash.

~ Because VRBO's Instant Booking system does not have my local bank as part of its system,regretfully the Cottage cannot offer this service.


Cavalier Cottage Bed and Breakfast is just minutes from downtown Shelburne Falls, MA and the famous Bridge of Flowers, the glacial potholes, splendid shopping and dining choices, as well as the work of local artisans featured in galleries and cooperatives. Other area towns such as Greenfield, Northampton and Amherst offer a plethora of locally-owned galleries, stores, restaurants, cafes and art museums.


¦43 minutes to Smith College, Northampton – 31 miles

¦24 minutes Greenfield Community College & Stillpoint School of Massage, Greenfield -14 miles

¦50 minutes to Hampshire College, Amherst – 37 miles

¦45 minutes to Amherst College and UMass – 31 miles

¦1 hour to Mt. Holyoke College S. Hadley – 47 miles

¦58 minutes to Williams College, Williamstown – 29.8 miles

¦27 minutes to Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway – 13 miles

¦35 minutes to Hallmark School of Photography, Turners Falls – 19.5 miles

¦26 minutes to Gold Thread Herb Farm, Conway – 12.9 miles

¦37 minutes to C.S. Lewis College, Northfield – 24 miles

¦46 minutes to Mass College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), N. Adams – 24 miles


¦8 minutes to Shelburne Falls – 4.5 miles

¦43 minutes to Brattleboro — 33.5 miles


¦45 minutes to Mass Moca, N. Adams – 28.5 miles

¦19 minutes to Shantigar Village, where artistic and spiritual practices entwine, Rowe – 19 miles

¦1 hr. and 20 minutes to Jacobs Pillow, Becket – 53 miles

¦1 hr. and 20 minutes to Tanglewood – 46 miles

¦1 hours to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute – 38 miles

¦57 minutes to the Williamstown Theatre Festival and 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown – 30 miles

¦1 hour and 29 minutes to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge – 50.8 miles

¦10 minutes to Mohawk Trail Concerts, Charlemont – 6 miles

¦50 minutes to Amherst and the National Yiddish Center on the campus at Hampshire College – 37 miles

¦30 minutes to Historic Deerfield Village – 21 miles

¦15 minutes to Rowe Conference Center – 12 miles


¦10 minutes to Zoar Outdoors (canopy tours and river rafting), Charlemont – 5.8 miles

¦13 minutes to Berkshire East (zip-line and skiing), Charlemont – 6.5 miles. Skiers, please note that Cavalier Cottage is a Berkshire East Ski and Stay Lodging. Each guest can save $10 on a lift ticket when they present their Ski & Stay coupon at the Berkshire East ticket window.

~40 minutes to Mt. Snow in Wilmington, VT - 28 miles

¦¦5 minutes to Crab Apple (river rafting, kayaking and rentals)

Keywords: dog friendly b&b, dog-friendly accommodation, pet-friendly b&b, animal-friendly b&b, Mohawk Trail Rt. 2, pet-friendly lodgings, Sugaring, Berkshire East, zipline & canopy tours, river rafting, kayaking, hiking, x-country, snowshoeing, golf, tennis, horseback riding.


If using a GPS device to get to the cottage, enter the town of Shelburne Falls, 01370.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
patricia butterfield (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About patricia butterfield

I have lived in the Pioneer Valley for the past 15 years. Before embarking on this semi-retired passage of my life, I owned and managed a private career school for cosmetology and esthetics (skin care) education and opened the first full service day spa, both Northampton-based. I have been involved in animal rights and animal welfare for many years.

Since moving to the Charlemont-Shelburne Falls area, I’ve become acquainted with Leslie and Ed Grinnell, owners of Eddie’s Wheels . Leslie and Ed custom design wheelchairs for disabled companion animals and provide them and their care givers valuable guidance and support. I volunteer at Eddie’s Wheels and have the privilege and opportunity to meet many wonderful dogs and cats who seek wheelchair assistance to regain mobility.

Leslie provided me with the inspiration to launch Cavalier Cottage as a place where her out of town clients, both 2 and 4-legged, could spend a night after a fitting for a wheelchair.

In addition, I am a major animal person and there are not very many lodgings in the area that permit pets. And it's always a delight to meet new and interesting people.

After living in NYC and working for the airline industry when I was single and young and then married for a 15 year stint, this venture now provides me much pleasure as I strive to grow Cavalier Cottage!

I look forward to warmly welcoming you to Cavalier Cottage with or without your companion animals.

patricia butterfield purchased this apartment in 2011

Why patricia butterfield chose Charlemont

This area of Western Massachusetts offers great tranquility, natural beauty, many diverse outdoor, educational and cultural activities.

The people of West Country are extraordinarily kind and caring.

What makes this apartment unique

I share space at Cavalier Cottage with my marvellous rescued dogs and cats. Neighbors and other community members have made me feel very welcome and it just feels so right. I enjoy and value the peace and beauty this area provides me.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved that we were able to bring Max and Jade with us! The breakfast scones and juice were a welcomed morning treat and the peaceful surroundings have left us feeling well rested. We will absolutely recommend Cavalier Cottage to our friends.
Dec 2014
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Unique People & Pet-Welcoming Country Haven
average rating of 4.92233 based on 145 reviews

Peaceful, cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

Pat is very welcoming and super dog-friendly. The cottage is very clean which is top on our list. The fresh baked scones in the morning were a nice addition! Side note - if a big brown lab shows up and lies down outside your door, don't be alarmed thinking it's lost and homeless. It's Molly, a neighbor's dog that hangs around Pat's because she is so good to her :-)

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Peaceful, dog friendly getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights at the cottage and really enjoyed it. It is very well located, on a quiet dead-end road in the country. It felt like a real get away, but was still close to many attractions. We used the cottage as a base to explore the beautiful Mohawk Trail area. The cottage is a remodeled section to the owner's home, with a big, well stocked kitchen, small but adequate bathroom, and living room/bedroom area. It was the perfect size for two people and we thoroughly enjoyed lounging around the cottage enjoying coffee and breakfast, doing puzzles and relaxing. The owner Pat was a wonderful host and dog lover who was often at home (with her three dogs) and eager to help. Highlights from the trip included great hikes to Mt. Todd at Mohawk State Park and Chapel Brook in Ashfield. We also enjoyed the nearby town of Shelburne Falls and had a fun meal at the West End Pub- great food and atmosphere, particularly at the bar! We would definitely go back to Cavalier Cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rochester, NY

A Cozy Cottage Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful experience: starry nights, peaceful days, and fine hospitality, with easy access to Berkshire attractions. We shall return!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Cozy and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Cavalier Cottage. We chose the place primarily becuse it was pet freindly. It was very charming and close to Berkshire East and the local small towns. Pat was a delightful woman who made us feel at home. She even took care of my dogs while we skied for the day!! She clearly cares about her "four-legged" guests as well!!! Also, her home made scones were outstanding!!! We are looking forward to visiting again soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Cozy, Inviting and animal friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Patricia! I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful accommodations for our family of four plus Betty, the goldendoodle! We very much enjoyed our stay, as well as the scones, decor, and hospitality during our stay at your cottage! We were very pleased with the cozy ambiance, fun games, warm scones, and ever-presence of our hostess (YOU!) whenever it was needed! I really felt as though our family was your family during our visit and we will be sure to visit again!


Lynn Levinson, and family

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A beautiful place for both pets n people!

  • 5 of 5

The Cavalier Cottage is a lovely place, set just near local attractions, yet secluded and tranquil. The cottage interior is beautifully furnished, spotless and spacious. There were three of us, so we used the roll out foutons, and everyone was quite comfortable. We had skied all day, and although outdoors the wind was howling, and the thermometer was six degrees, we were warm and cozy as we settled down to dinner we had prepared in the well equipped kitchen. The cottage suited our needs very well. We hope to return in the summer when the gardens are blooming...a very nice place.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bradley International Airport, Hartford
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Shelburne Falls
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Shelburne Falls
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Berkshire East
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Sunburn Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Greenfield Community College
Car: necessary

This beautiful and diverse area of W. MA offers an array of cultural, educational and outdoor activities. In additon,

Zipline canopy tours, snow shoeing, skiing and X-country skiing. And best of all, you can share it all with your companion animal/s.


Rates & Availability

From $115 Per night

Charlemont Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.7%
Notes ~ MA State Lodging Tax of 5.7% not included.
~ 10% discount offered to seniors & military personnel.
~ VRBO's instant booking system does not include my local bank so this service regretfully is unavailable.
~ Make a booking with a $100 deposit to the PayPal a/c on the cottage website. Balance is due upon arrival.
~ Special rate offers cannot be combined.
~ Contact us with any questions please.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Charlemont Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • one bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Regular queen size bed with a firm mattress. If more than 2 guests, a queen size and twin size airbed with built-in base for an overall height of 20 inches and 2 39'x80' Japanese futons , both providing for a very comfortable night's rest.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
'use of adjoining deck and garden area', 'beautiful quiet country road great for dog walks', 'extra pet care services that include fenced in yard, dog walking if weather permits and dog massage by a certified animal massage therapist', homemade english scones with jams for breakfast' 'classic board games' 'commitment from the owner to provide guests with all they need for a very great getaway'

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