About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 bath, sleeps 7
Step back in time! Available May 15 - Oct 15. This rustic, cozy cabin from the 1920's is peaceful and charming. One bedroom has twin beds, the other a double and they share a full bath. Linens and towels provided. Great fireplace in living room. Wrap-around porch with twin bed and dining room. Third bedroom a couple of steps out the back door in a separate bunkhouse with double bed, 2nd bath nearby in main house. All furnished with country antiques. Very well equipped kitchen including new dishwasher, breakfast bar for 4. Lots of berry picking.
The cabin is set back from a dirt road on an acre of land. It is a ten minute walk down to the lake, or a short drive(no water views). It is a private association lake, very quiet as no jet-skis are allowed. We have our own dock and lake front, plus a swimming platform. There is a canoe, rowboat, and paddle boat for tenants use. Lake is stocked for fishing.
The cabin is very family friendly and has many amenities for children: swing set, sandbox, toys, games and videos, basketball hoop, 14' enclosed trampoline and horseshoe pit. Crib and highchair also available.
Well behaved pets are welcome. Please note that the pet fee is $15 per pet PER NIGHT, which won't be reflected in the quote. I will amend when you tell me whom you're bringing along!
Many hiking trails right off the property. We also have a selection of bikes for adults and kids. The area is very rural and has beautiful scenery. Norwich Lake is located 20 minutes from the cultural center of Northampton, a thriving University town with much to offer: theater, arts, great dining, antiquing.
Note: For domestic bookings a 3% credit card fee will be added above the quote from homeaway, for international the credit card fee is 5%.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
About Michelle Joyner
Michelle is originally from Westfield, Mass. and bought this cabin when she had her twin boys to spend summers close to their Grandparents. Shown in photo with her husband, Robert and his son Alec, and their two dogs Stanley and Itsy. Twins Duke (left) and Cassius (right). We got married at the cottage this summer! Home is Los Angeles California where Michelle is an actor and writer, and Robert is a theater producer and director. Alec is a painter living in Vermont. The cottage at Norwich Lake is our home away from home!
Michelle Joyner purchased this Cabin in 2000
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I have known this area for many years. The Joyner cottage is lovely, charming and well-appointed. Recent renovations are expertly done, and add to the charm of the cottage, and to its comfort. The cottage is airy and cool; we were always comfortable, temperature-wise. The lake is lovely, though the walk to and from the lake can be daunting to those who are cannot manage about 1/2 mile of a rather steep road. Of course, one can drive to the lakefront, and there is a small parking spot for one car there. The lake is excellent for boating , especially for small boats such as skiffs and canoes. The Joyner cottage has a canoe and paddleboat for guest use. We have always loved how this area is remote enough to be quiet and serene, but still a short drive to attractions such as Tanglewood, the Lee and Lenox area, and of course, the Northampton/Amherst area. The access to the bike trail from Northampton to Amherst is only 1/2 hour away.
A fantastic retreat
We have been vacationing at the cottage for several years now. It's one of our favorite places. Super charming, very cozy, well appointed, amazingly quiet, and the lake is fantastic. We always feel right at home there, and hate to leave at the end of the week. Michelle is wonderful to work with as well.
Cozy cottage with all amenities
This was a cozy cottage with all amenities as described. It was clean, well-maintained, and the owner was very friendly and helpful throughout the booking process and answered all of my questions in a timely and helpful fashion. We were in town for a college graduation and so did not have time to visit the lake, or to use the boats, bikes or any of the other many 'toys' on site. I would certainly recommend this to you if you want a quiet getaway in a very pretty part of MA. We may well be back for a real vacation in the future!
Charming is the best description of this property. We stayed for two weeks in late August with our daughter and her three children. There was plenty of beds to comfortably accomodate everyone. Lots of toys and videos for the kids. They loved the trampoline. At the lake, the canoe, row boat and paddle boat got lots of use.
Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Basketball, Horseshoes, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Rafting, mountain biking. Close to Berkshire attractions.
Additional information about rental rates
$1250 per week, $200 per night for less than one week. Pet fee is $15 PER PET PER NIGHT. Cleaning fee of $100. Plus $100 one time cleaning fee. Holiday rates may apply. Early and late season discounts! Pet fee is $15 per day per pet. THIS IS A SUMMER COTTAGE ONLY! NO BOOKINGS AFTER OCT 15! $850/week