BERKSHIRE SPRING/SUMMER/FALL RENTAL

George Ferris

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BERKSHIRE SPRING/SUMMER/FALL RENTAL

New Marlborough Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Private 2 Bedroom + Spare Room

Just renovated, this charming barn cottage is situated across from a small apple orchard on a quiet country lane in New Marlborough. Surrounded by several hundred acres of Wildlife Sanctuary and New Marlborough Land Trust, you can walk out your door onto hiking trails around Thousand Acre Lake and beyond.

The cottage (our former studio - we are both artists) has a living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and bath. One bedroom has a queen bed, one bedroom has a single bed and a separate computer room/office (with free Wi-Fi) doubles as a third bedroom (I have a folding single bed). The total living space is 900 square feet, not counting the large deck off living room, which overlooks fields and woods and sunset. The cottage is near (six miles) the Yale Music School’s Norfolk Music Festival (great concerts with guest artists) and is a short (scenic!) drive on quiet country roads to Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow Dance (free outdoor afternoon performances by some of the best dance companies), Great Barrington (Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center) and Stockbridge, home of the Berkshire Theatre Festival, as well as the other main Berkshire attractions.

Less than two miles away is York Lake, which has a supervised, sandy beach (great for family swimming) with restrooms and picnic areas with grills and tables. Both York Lake and Thousand Acre Lake (a half mile down our road are excellent for wildlife viewing and kayaking, with the two kayaks we have, no charge. Also close by are two scenic waterfalls, Campbell Falls (see photo) and Umpachene Falls, both perfect for a refreshing dip on a hot day.

Also less than two miles away are the New Marlborough Old Inn on the Green Restaurant and the Southfield Store Cafe, two of the best restaurants in the Berkshires.

Our own house is across the road and down a bit from the cottage, and has raspberry and blueberry plantings, which you are welcome to pick when in season.

Available for monthly, weekly, or three day stays, Memorial Day through October, from $895. per week.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
George Ferris (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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New Marlborough Berkshires
Boston, MA
5

Excellent vacation spot for our young family-

  • 5 of 5
Spotless rental, beautiful setting. Perfect space for our 2 and 5 year old daughters. Private back deck, lots of land for toad spotting and befriending nature. Excellent selection of books! Owner close by and very helpful when we called on him. Truly a place to unplug and relax.

Helpful information if you're visiting with small children: Garfield Beach in Monterey, MA an easy drive, free parking, pristine water with two two docks, a lifeguard and roped off swimming area. Stop at the country store on the way for iced coffee and penny candy.

Riverbend Cafe in Great Barrington is a great spot for kids for breakfast or lunch with a play space, fenced in back yard, and children's books. Baba Louie's in Great Barrington has amazing pizza, kid friendly with coloring books at the tables, and fun vibe.

Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge has an amazing frog pond, beautiful paths easy to navigate with a stroller, and wonderful children's garden with hens, lambs, rabbits, baby chicks, wishing tree, water pump and sand box plus fairy house making materials. A huge hit- we all loved it.

Pleasant Valley Animal Reserve in Lenox is a beautiful spot with easy hikes around a pond with frogs, fish, big flat rocks for climbing. Big hit with our 5 y.o.

Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy,
It was very nice having you and your family here at the cottage, and we are happy that the cottage met your needs.It's great that you enjoyed the New Marlborough area. You were really very creative in finding all the wonderful things to do with your children that the Berkshires has to offer. We hope you can return soon!
Best,George
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New Marlborough Berkshires
New York, NY
5

A great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent a relaxing, restful week in the cottage, and we can confirm the other glowing reviews of the property. The cottage is very clean, cozy, and comfortable, and we really loved how secluded it is—as city dwellers, it was a treat to relax amidst the sounds of nature. We took advantage of the easy access to hiking and nature trails, including nearby Thousand Acre Swamp and York Lake. George was very helpful in leaving us plentiful maps and guides to the area. We also enjoyed dining at the Southfield Store Café close by (really good food at Mexican Night on Thursdays!) and in Great Barrington. We plan on returning to enjoy the cottage yet again.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael,
Thanks for the excellent review and we are happy you enjoyed the cottage, as well as the surrounding lakes, hiking and walking trails and New Marlborough countryside. Glad you liked the Southfield Store Cafe, it has been popular with my other guests. We certainly hope you and your partner can visit us again soon.

Best, George
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New Marlborough Berkshires
NYC area
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is an excellent place to get away from the city. The furnishings and design are simple and elegant. There is easy access to Great Barrington and the surrounding Berkshires; plenty of good restaurants close by too. And right outside the cottage are trails through a beautiful nature preserve as well as unpaved roads with almost no cars that provide for nice walks too. George is a great host: attentive to renters' needs but very considerate of privacy. We highly recommend this cottage for a quiet retreat from everyday life!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Christian,

Thanks for the kind review! I am happy that you both enjoyed the cottage, as well as the hiking trails and walks around the lake near the cottage. Glad you liked the nearby restaurants. We hope you can visit us again sometime.

Best,
George
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New Marlborough Berkshires
New York City
5

Paradise in the Woods

  • 5 of 5
Nestled in the woods, remote from cars, people and town, this little house is a piece of paradise. The only noise you hear are the birds or wildlife, the leafs or the rain falling... The house is perfectly maintained and clean with character and comfort. The owners are close by if anything but privacy is total. They are very nice and helpful. We will go back - for sure. Can't wait actually!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt,

Thank you for the warm review. I am glad the cottage and the tranquil countryside of Southfield and New Marlborough were to your satisfaction. We certainly look forward to your return for future stays.

Best Wishes,
George and Roberta Ferris
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New Marlborough Berkshires
Madison, WI
5

Exceeded our expectations in every way

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a perfect 3 night stay at this lovely cottage in a magnificent, serene rural setting during the fall color spectacular in the Berkshires. Very accommodating, knowledgeable, but non-intrusive owners. Their preparations for us were excellent, their welcome was warm and everything was handled efficiently according to our contract.

The simple, recently renovated cottage is immaculate, with tasteful, comfortable furnishings. High quality linens, very well-supplied kitchen. Our experience compared very favorably with our cottage "gite" experience in a Provencal vineyard earlier this year. We especially enjoyed the beautiful, uncrowded hiking trails near the lake just down the road...and sampling a few antique apple varieties from the owners' orchard across the way -- a bonus.

Advice for new travelers in the Berkshires: cell phone coverage can be spotty while traveling and it is well worth the effort to carefully review the directions and maps prior to travel...especially if you plan to arrive at night. The owners provide directions and also land line contact information prior to your arrival.

We hope to return to this property to take in the blossoming orchards in spring and Tanglewood performances during the summer! Thank you, George and Roberta, for an extraordinary visit.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sandy and Stan, it was a pleasure meeting you both, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage here in New Marlborough. Your wonderful review is very greatly appreciated, and we are happy you feel the cottage and hiking trails and lakes in the surrounding Wildlife Sanctuary compare well with a beautiful farmhouse at a vineyard in Provence! We would love to have you visit us again.

A bientot, George and Roberta
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New Marlborough Berkshires
Montclair, NJ
5

Great Berkshires Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My family and I have stayed at various places in the Berkshires over the years, and this part of New Marlborough is definitely one of our favorite spots. The prior review nicely describes the setting. We loved jogging and riding bikes along the shady paths and past nearby farms, and stargazing while listening to the creatures of the night. The cottage is basic and cozy but nicely laid out. We used the office as a second bedroom, though we brought a blowup bed with us. We definitely enjoyed the two kayaks, as it's very close to Thousand Acre Swamp and York Lake (the kayaks fit in the back of our Subaru wagon with the gate open, with rope to secure them). The location is close to nearby state forests, waterfalls and swimming holes, and it's also not far from Norfolk, CT and Great Barrington (and we agree that dinner at Southfield Store is great). The surrounding area is fantastic for cycling. Owners are wonderful and even let us pick berries from their yard (and our older daughter baked two pies!). We highly recommend if you're looking for a serene spot with easy access to Berkshires attractions.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kevin and Roseanne,

Thanks for your kind comments. We are flattered that you said our cottage is a favorite of yours, compared to other places you have stayed at in the Berkshires. We enjoyed meeting you and your nice family, and were pleased to see all of you taking part in the many activities available in the surrounding New Marlborough area, as well as the rest of Berkshires. Glad to see your daughters enjoying picking berries, and making pies.

Hope to see you all again.

George and Roberta
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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New Marlborough Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
September
Sep 1 - Sep 30
3 night minimum stay
$200
$875
$3,300
 
 
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
$200
$875
$3,600
 
 
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30
3 night minimum stay
$200
$875
$3,300
 
 
July, August
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$980
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$875
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
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Amenities

Amenities

New Marlborough Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
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