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Woodland cottage, lake access, 10 minutes to Kripalu/Tanglewood, dog friendly

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Pittsfield Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms with Queen beds, One full bathroom, double futon in LR, sleeps six

• Large, working fireplace

• Fully equipped (small) kitchen

• Full bathroom (with bathtub)

• Large furnished deck with dining table and lounge chairs

• Gas Grill (on deck)

• Cable/Wireless Internet

• Lake access /access to shared beach (75 yards from cottage)

• canoe

• Washer/dryer

• Bed linens and towels included

• Dog Friendly

Flavor of the area: Approaching our cottage you will drive the quaint typical New England town of West Stockbridge and through the Berkshire Mountains. You will pass by rolling farms with cows frolicking in the fields, farm stands which sell vegetable and flowers where you pay by the honor system of putting money in a jar, homes with tables in front selling honey, rasberries, or garlic, and about a half mile before our cottage Bartlett's Apple Orchard where you can pick or buy apples, flowers, or rasberries (seasonal), drink fresh mulled apple cider, buy local products, or eat homemade cider donuts hot fresh from the oven. Within a 10 minute drive you can be in the historic town of Lenox, do to Tanglewood, Kripalu Yoga Center, or the Stockbridge Bowl. In Lenox there are gourmet restaurants, art galleries, and high end boutiques that rival those in any big city. For a more local experience, West Stockbridge, also 10 minutes away, is quaint town complete with a general store, a cafe, and a local tavern.

Something for everybody: The area has something for everybody. There is kayaking, biking, rafting, and hiking nearby for outdoor enthusiasts. There are restaurants abound. There are spas and golf resorts easily accessible through out the area. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has it's summer home at Tanglewood in nearby historic Lenox. There are three small ski resorts. There are high end art galleries as well as personal studios you can visit in artists homes. In Great Barrington you can walk around town, browse in used books stores, see live music, see an independent film, shop at a food co-op, and eat ethnic food. You can experience the revival of an old industrial town in historic downtown Pittsfield. Children will enjoy a visit to Hancock Shaker Village to see how the Shaker's lived, to Bosquet to ski or tube in the winter and ride the alpine slide, jump on the trampoline, or play mini golf in the summer, and to special children's programs at Tanglewood, Kripalu, the Clark Museum, or the Berkshire Museum.

Cottage: Our cottage is at Richmond Pond. Richmond Pond is more like a small lake where people kayak, canoe, boat, water ski, and swim. We have private lake access where we share a dock and common area with a few other families. The beach is about a minute walk from the cottage down a lovely wooded path. We have a canoe that is available to renters. Often we also have a kayak available, but sometimes we take it home. In the winter our snow shoes are available for renters. In the winter in front of the large fireplace is the place is where we spend the most time and in the summer we spend the most time on the large comfy porch listening to the stream gurgling by. The cottage is small but surprisingly roomy. The kitchen is small but very functional and has all full size appliances. There are two table for eating, one next to the kitchen and the other on the porch. The cottage is decorated nicely but very minimally and is very relaxing in it's simplicity.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Lisa Laurel Weinberg
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, some Spanish
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Lisa Laurel Weinberg

I am the co-owner of this cottage with my husband and a close friend. We love the area. We are all pet lovers. I am a legal services lawyer who represents low-income people. My husband and our co-owner are both professionals in the environmental community.

Lisa Laurel Weinberg purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Lisa Laurel Weinberg chose Berkshires

It is a lovely cottage at an affordable price 10 minutes from Tanglewood, Kripalu, Bosque, Lenox, West Stockbridge. It is also close to Stockbridge Bowl, Jiminy Peak, Mount Greylock, and the Towns of Lee, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. Owners are friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

What makes this cottage unique

I manage all of our rentals. I pride myself on being friendly and accessible to our renters. You will have a good experience renting from us.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Woodland cottage, lake access, 10 minutes to Kripalu/Tanglewood, dog friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

charming cottage by a country lake.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property this is! Snug, clean and comfortable Nice kichen, outdoor grill on a relaxing porch. Lake is down a wooded path with access to the owner's canoe . Perfect location, nestled amongst farm stands and not too far from a major supermarket, gas and other amenities of modern life. Very responsive owner. And AC in the master bedroom, if you need it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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A great stay in a cosy house !

  • 5 of 5

As a French family visiting the Berkshires and Tanglewood, we had a great time staying in this quiet cottage in the middle of the woods by the lake (how exciting to canoe at any time of the day ! ) and really close to towns and cultural centers (N. Rockwell Museum, the Shakers Village, Botanical Garden, Tanglewood performances, etc.).

A nice, cosy and clean house with everything you need. You really feel like a guest in this nicely decorated house.

We recommend this place very warmly and would not hesitate to go back there (for instance to visit the area in different seasons).

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Quiet, cozy, my dog and I loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great, quiet get-away with great walking trails; close to Bartlett Orchard (for coffee, newspaper); could hear brook - close to pond which would be great for swimming and boating in warmer months! Cozy and charming with fireplace (used a lot!). Space was clean, well equipped; owners friendly. My dog loved watching the squirrels from the deck!

Will rent again, maybe later in the season next time.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Great Quiet Getaway with my dog!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for walks in the woods, Bartlett's orchard nearby for morning coffee and newpaper, and only a few miles to Lenox one way and Pittsfield the other! Cottage was cozy and charming, with great fireplace (which was used) and beamed ceiling. Lovely large deck, although it was a bit chilly in April! Clean and well set up. My dog loved watching squirrels from the deck :). Pond close by would be great for swimming and boating in the summer.

I'd like to go again and will recommend to my family.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Shaker Village Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Pittsfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike (90)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Shaker Mill Tavern/Rouge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Richmond Town Beach
Car: necessary

Tanglewood, Kripalu Yoga Center, Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club, Jiminy Peak, Bosquet Ski Area, Brodie Mountain, Mt. Greylock, Berkshire State Forest, Appalachian Trail, Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Jacobs Pillow, Bershire Shakespeare Company, Colonial Theater, Capital Steps, Bershire Theater Festival, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Art Galleries, Berkshire Museum, Clark Museum,Old Red Lion Inn, Norman Rockwell Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire outlets.

Near: Lenox, West Stockbridge, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Pittsfield, Williamstown (Albany - 1 hour, Saratoga Springs 1.25 hours)

Other Activities: snowshoeing, canoeing, hiking, biking, skiing, ice fishing


Rates & Availability

Pittsfield Cottage Rental Rates

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Sep 16 2016 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Pittsfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • We also have a double pull out futon in the living room available for sleeping.
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Washer and dryer, canoe, and bikes available

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