|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Remember the simple pleasures of a country, lakeside vacation where you can spend the day swimming or boating, exploring new towns and attractions, or just spending a lazy afternoon reading on the screened-in porch? Get back to those simple pleasures in our cabin, which is located in a beautiful, quiet country setting far from the chaos of modern life in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains. The cabin is just a five minute walk to a lake where you can swim, fish or canoe (canoe and life jackets provided). Or spend the day exploring the many surrounding towns with antiques, restaurants and shopping galore. Other activities nearby include: hiking, horseback riding, Tanglewood, children's arts programming, The Mount (Edith Wharton's home), Arrowhead (Herman Melville's home) Jacob's Pillow Dance, outlet shopping, summer stock theater, Shakespeare and Company, Berkshire Museum, Clark Museum of Art, Eric Carle Museum, Heartwood School and Becket Arts Center among many, many others. Now offering high speed internet and satellite TV.
I am a lawyer living near Boston with my husband and three children, but I grew up in Woodstock, New York.
Djuna Perkins purchased this cabin in 2007
Living and working in the city, I missed the country and thought the best way to teach my kids to care for the earth was to make sure they had a place where they could actually see and appreciate the natural world, and where we could all get away from the madness of the electronic world.
This cabin is an incredibly restful place. From the breeze on the screened porch to the unbelievable stars and the air at night, to the simplicity of its furnishings, it is just the place to get away from it all and remember who you are.
We stayed at the end of June and were delighted to find the cabin as advertised; clean, neat and with every convenience but, thankfully, with no Internet. Enjoyed the canoe and the many cultural offerings nearby. The owners put a great deal of thought into their home, and it shows. Reasonably priced in a funky, eclectic development. Would definitely stay again.
We just got back from our week at our rental in Becket, MA. The cabin (“Excaliber”) was perfect for what we wanted for our week away. It was an economical choice – the daily rate is quite modest. The amenities provided are in good condition… linens, dishes, pots & pans, washer/dryer, air conditioning, gas barbecue. Djuna Perkins was most welcoming in the communications with us in the planning of the week. The cabin is located at a convenient distance from various points of interest, museums, Jacob’s Ladder Dance Festival, Tangelwood , etc. Because of the washer/dryer, don’t overpack for your time away. Our dog, Chloe, enjoyed the cabin also. We recommend going to Becket and staying at Excaliber!
Cabin is in a quiet part of the lake community. A quick walk will bring you to the lake, we also explored near by lakes on bicycle and in car.
We were looking for a place to relax and unwind, and we found it. Adorable cabin with everything you need. Enjoying coffee in the morning on the back deck listening to the birds and watching the chipmunks and squirrels or relaxing on the covered front porch watching rain. After a day of hiking at state parks or shopping at the close by outlets , you can sit by the firepit in the yard or cozy up inside by the wood stove. The cabin had plenty of clean linens and towels. The bathroom was a perfect size, but the toilet placement was a little tight. The caretaker was super friendly, and there if you need her. We would definitely stay here again.
If you're tall like myself, run like you stole something.
Ceilings are only 6 foot 3, and the bed can accommodate someone up to 5'11"
The commode is so close to the vanity I couldn't use the toilet without contorting like a Circus de Soleil performer, I'll leave it at that.
Pics are deceiving, not lakefront. Cabin is not horrible but not worthy of praise. Thank god for the cable and Wi-Fi. Also homeaway charged us $43 fee for booking, and the owner charged a pet cleaning fee$20, since we brought our small dog, we left the cabin cleaner than we found it on arrival and FYI whoever is doing your dishes doesn't know what they're doing, try using dishsoap. Basically my stay was two car payments which I'm regretting now.best of luck.
This was our second stay here. It was just as great as our first stay two years ago. We love the area and it is great for our two dogs. Hope to be back again sometime soon.
Becket, Massachusetts is in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains, an arts, culture and nature-lover's destination. Rural without being remote, the area has something for everyone, including many summer arts festivals, art classes, museums, dance, theater, antiquing, outlet shopping, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, rafting, museums, and countless wonderful towns with terrific shops and restaurants to explore.
Other Activities: cultural events
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Summer II cancellation policy: 100% refund 60 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $200 cancellation fee up to the full amount of the booking if not re-rented. Off-season: 100% refund 30 or more days prior to arrival; otherwise, minimum $100 cancellation fee up to the full amount of booking if not re-rented.