About the property
- Cabin640 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Djuna Perkins
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
Why Djuna Perkins chose Sherwood Forest
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.
What makes this Cabin unique
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Truth In Advertising
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.
Toilet did not work. Little to no effort made by Djuna to get it fixed.
Before we arrived at the house, Djuna called me to let me know that a tree fell and took out the power lines near the house. We had no power for a few hours. The power company fixed the lines very quickly. The outage was not a big problem.
The big problem with an otherwise great weekend was the house's only toilet, which stopped working a few hours after we arrived and did not work for most of the weekend. Our options for going to the bathroom were to go in the woods, or drive a few miles into Becket or Lee.
I told Djuna about the toilet in a text message as soon as I discovered it. She gave me some advice on what might fix it. I tried turning valves, checking under the cover, and resetting the circuit associated with the water. These did not fix the toilet. On Saturday morning, Djuna asked if it was okay for the housekeeper to come by and check on the toilet. I said yes. The housekeeper never came to the house before we left on Sunday morning.
After we left I told Djuna that I wanted a partial refund. A nonworking toilet is not what was advertised. We exchanged emails for a week. One week after we left, Djuna sent me an email telling me that the housekeeper had visited the house after we left, and the toilet did work. She told me she was not obligated to offer a significant refund. She has not communicated with me since then.
The Berkshires and the town of Becket are wonderful places. My friends and I stay in town every year, and we will not be returning to Djuna's house. We do not recommend doing business with Djuna.
I am sorry that Thomas and his group had difficulty with the toilet. I am not certain why the difficulty occurred, as the toilet was completely functional when the housekeeper cleaned before their arrival and again right after their stay. As Thomas points out, I gave him several suggestions to solve it, and offered to have someone come Saturday morning to investigate. I contacted three different people--a plumber I frequently use, our handyman, and our housekeeper. Unfortunately, none of them was available. When I did not hear back from Thomas, I assumed the situation had resolved itself. I would have been happy to provide some refund as a gesture of good will, but it was not clear from Thomas's emails how much he expected. I try very hard to respond promptly to guest concerns and take great pride in helping people enjoy the Berkshires.
Quiet, cozy cabin near the lake
My husband & I loved our stay here at Djuna's cabin. The information about the rental that we received after booking was very thorough & helpful. It's conveniently located near (about 20 minutes) many shops/ restaurants in Lee, Ma. We went hiking, canoeing, and swimming. It was a very peacegul & relaxing weekend!
The cabin is very nice, well equipped, comfortable, close to the lakes, in a beautiful setting.
We enjoyed our stay at this cabin very much. It is in a lovely natural setting, close to the lakes and many things to do in the Berkshires. The cabin was comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.
charming. Perfect base camp for Jacobs Pillow
We really enjoyed Djuna's home. Cozy, comfortable, well outfitted (even beach chairs and a canoe.). The front porch is an especially nice place to enjoy the Berkshire air.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.