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Quiet Comfortable Cabin 5 Min. Walk to Swimming and Boating

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Sherwood Forest Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Djuna Perkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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 Becket

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.


based on 48 traveler reviews

Quiet Comfortable Cabin 5 Min. Walk to Swimming and Boating
average rating of 4.625 based on 48 reviews
Upstate New York

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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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  • 5 of 5

We had great time at Becket .The cabin is clean and has everything .thanks to the owner Irena and Dave.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cozy, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Excaliber! We loved making fires at night and doing puzzles and napping on the screened in porch. We canoed in the lake both days and one day it was warm enough to take a dip. It was perfectly quiet and serene in the cabin. We also enjoyed walks on the dirt roads. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable accommodations in the Berkshires. Suits 2 people fine.

  • 3 of 5

Accommodations were affordable for the area. Enjoyed the privacy and living in the woods. The bathroom and bedrooms are incredibly small-definitely not good for tall nor wide people! No adult would be comfortable in the room with bunk beds (too cramped) and my travel partner thought this room smelled like urine and mold. I couldn't smell it but I'm not sensitive to odors. Bathroom was not as clean as we would have liked. Kitchen stocked with sufficient cookware and good to have a washer and dryer. Good wifi.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 10-day getaway with pet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a place to get away to with our dog as our house was undergoing renovations. This Becket cottage was great. Though small and snug, it lives bigger because it is very well-equipped and has a huge screened-in front porch. My dog and I loved walking all around Sherwood Forest in the mornings and my husband and I loved exploring the Berkshires in the afternoons and evenings. We were very busy, highlights include: visiting and dining at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, hiking Keystone Arches in Chester, attending a great play in Stockbridge, visiting the excellent Clark Museum in Williamstown, enjoying Shaker Village in Hancock, antiquing all over the place, and more.

We were able to accommodate visitors, too. Our 25-yr old son stayed over for a weekend and my 78-yr old mother and her friend dropped by on the way through from Maine to Michigan. Guests reported that the bunk beds were comfortable and easily entered/exited.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampton, New York

The Right Choice for a Week in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bradley Int'l Airport
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Mass. Pike
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles

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

Sherwood Forest Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 20 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 31 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer I
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $20

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sherwood Forest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunkbed
  • The twin beds in the second bedroom are bunkbeds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Portable boombox for iPod, CD player

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