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Quaint and Quiet Cottage with Lake Rights and Private Dock

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Norwich Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms with new mattresses 2008, 1 bath, sleeps 6

Welcome to Mountain Laurel Cottage on Norwich Lake. Available May 15-Oct.15. You'll feel as though you've been transported back to a simpler time when you step from the huge screened porch into the open living area with fieldstone fireplace. Living area flows into the original 1947 retro kitchen complete with modern appliances. Two bedrooms with two twin beds that can be put together to make a king. The living area has a trundle bed couch which opens to a queen or separated for twins. The porch has 3 loungers and a daybed. One bath with large shower. The cottage is set up and back from the dirt road on over an acre of land with amazing sunset views over the Berkshire Mountains. The lake is behind the cottage, a quick drive or 10 minute walk to the lakefront and private dock with a canoe and paddle boat. You'll be inspired for many outdoor activities! Or relax on the porch with a good book or one of the many games or puzzles as there is no TV, just a radio/CD player and piano.

Lake activities: Many hiking trails and amazing views. The lake is pristine and fairly quiet especially during the week, you may be one of just a few folks out on the water. Weekends get a bit busier but never crowded. Swimming, boating, fishing or just floating away the afternoon. Hampshire YMCA in Northampton operates Camp Norwich on the lake with week long day camp programs for kids. You relax while the kids splash the days away.

Close attractions.: The lake is only 20 minutes from Northampton, a thriving university town and cultural center offering theater, the arts, antiquing and the best dining found anywhere. Spa services are available at many local shops. It is only 35 minutes from Lee and Lenox, home of Tanglewood, great antiquing also and shopping outlet.

great retreat: Mountain Laurel is 20 minutes from Smith College and 40 minutes from Amherst College and UMASS Amherst. 45 minutes to Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges making it a nice place for summer students. Or a quiet writers retreat.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Denise Adams
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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September 13, 2016
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Quaint and Quiet Cottage with Lake Rights and Private Dock
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Burlington CT

Wonderful, peaceful stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot to forgot all your worries and get away from it all. We enjoyed every moment of our relaxing stay. We loved the feel of the rustic cabin. The fireplace was the icing on the cake! We throughly enjoyed gazing and relaxing by the fire. There are nice hiking trails right up the street, the lake was serene, everything was perfect. The only problem was we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was my second year renting this house and it was just as relaxing and wonderful as last year. Denise and Chad make you feel right at home. Looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review! It was great to have you back again this year and look forward to seeing you next year. We live next door and love to share this quiet place with folks looking to relax and have fun in the woods. Thanks again! Denise & Chad:)
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A Spring Tradition

  • 5 of 5

Back again for the fifth time with Denise and Chad at the cottage. Every spring we look forward to our trip and stay at the cottage. Peace and quiet, friendly neighbors and superb hosts! It is nice to take a break with our friends at Mountain Laurel. Our trip this year was again top notch. Already booked next year.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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New Orleans suburbs

Back in time

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing stay if only for the weekend! The place was rustic and everything a vintage cabin in the woods should be. Denise and Chad supplied the firewood and Mother Nature a rainy day by which to sit by the fire. Also we spent the day on the lake swimming and using the paddle boat. The four of us and our water loving dog had a great time there. Best of all, we didn't have to worry about alligators-we're from South Louisiana and swimming in the bayous at home is not quite as carefree as Norwich Lake. Can't wait to find a longer week in the spring for some R&R back at the cabin. Thanks Denise and Chad.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Hi Kate and friends, It was so great to meet you! Thanks so much for all of your kind words about the cottage and your experience here at Norwich Lake! We're so glad that you got to relax and experience stress free swimming. Even with the alligators, we may just take you up on a visit to your place this winter. If it's anything like last winter here, I say it's worth the risk. Thanks for the offer and we will keep you posted. Again, we were delighted to host your time here in Western MA and would love to see you in the spring. Returning guests get a discount so please keep us posted. Thanks and happy new semester! Kind regards, Denise and Chad
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Great place! Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Denise and Chad were wonderful from the first email until the return of my deposit check. Traveled with my friend and our dogs and I don't know who had a better time. The house was lovely and comfortable and the dogs enjoyed the walk to the lake and a swim before walking home. I was a little concerned about being in a house in July with no a/c but I was actually cold a couple of nights. Thankfully I packed extra blankets and we didn't need the space heaters. Looking forward to returning next year! Thanks again Denise and Chad!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turkey Camp

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit to the Mountain Laurel Cottage for myself and 4 of my "Turkey Hunting Buddies". Once again we had an awesome time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our stay. The cottage was just as we remembered it. Quiet nights and a warm fire with friends telling stories (and maybe a few white lies) about hunting adventures. The cabin was just perfect for us. It was clean and comfortable. Once again Chad and Denise couldn't have been more accomodating. Definitely a place to keep in mind for Fall Deer season too.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bradley International, Hartford, CT
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Springfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Rr. I-91
Car: recommended

Western Mass is a treasure of nature providing an abundance of outdoor activites along with great culture, the arts and fine dining. We're surrounded by colleges and therefore have quite the eclectic mix of friendly folks who'll make you feel right at home.

Other Activities: live theater and dance, Tanglewood summer concert series, cinemas


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Refundable damage fee $200

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required upon reservation. Refunded if we are able to reserve your cancelled time even last minute.
Rental balance and Damage/Cleaning deposit is due 30 days prior to reservation.
The $200.00 refundable Damage/Cleaning deposit will be returned to RENTER within 30 days after rental. Often, if there are no problems, the deposit is mailed within the first week after rental.

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Norwich Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Very large shower stall and great retro fittings.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two twin beds in each room can easily be moved together to create a king. New mattresses 2008.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Bed linens and towels need to be brought by the renter, not provided. Dogs will be considered on individual basis with a refundable $200.00 deposit for damage/cleaning. The cottage is really a retreat away from our techno world, although AT&T, yes AT&T and Verizon cell service is very good up here! Unplug and relax at Mountain Laurel!

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