Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
- english, french, Hebrew
We found the Berkshires by chance as neither of us was really familiar with the area. Now that we've had the property for nearly 18 years, we have become authorities on the Berkshires and we share that information with all our guests.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Owner chose Alford
We chose this cottage in the Berkshires because of its proximity to both leisure and cultural activities. Additionally, we loved the light and landscape that can be viewed from the cottage at different times of day.
What makes this Cottage unique
When we are at the cottage, we enjoy sitting on the deck and reading or sunning. Locally, there are hikes and bike routes, both mountain and road, that we take advantage of. We explore new areas of the Berkshires for future hikes. We love going to downtown Great Barrington and parking ourselves with our dog, at an outdoor cafe. We spend time working in our garden and bird watching.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely cottage and setting and all the amenities
We had a wonderful visit at Shira and Bruce's cottage. It was a beautiful setting, quiet and relaxing and close to everything. They were lovely hosts!
Overall fine but kitchen facilities were minimal and disappointing. Honestly though a more careful reading of property description would have made situation clear.... no stove, mini fridge, no dish washer.
The Cottage offers a Kitchenette setting. It is clearly described and noted. There are also multiple pictures of the kitchen’s amenities in the VRBO listing.
The Kitchenette is stocked with basic items, courtesy of your hosts. The Cottage is perfectly suitable for Breakfast, Lunch and other light meals.
In addition, we gladly recommend the tastes of the Berkshires: our favorite restaurants, wonderful prepared take out food establishments (check out Guido’s in GB!!!) the Farmers Market and more.
Over the last 10 years we have hosted dozens of vacationing guests who appreciated and enjoyed the beauty, and uniqueness of our Cottage. We are sorry we did not meet Rochelle's expectations.
Peaceful Berkshires Retreat
The cottage was delightful, situated in a bucolic green environment. In an exquisitely calm and beautifully natural setting, the cottage provided us a wonderful antidote to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and a week-situated gateway to explore the Berkshires.
Perfect little spot to relax
My husband and I stayed here over the Memorial 2019 weekend. **For anyone nervous about having the owners on property... don't be..."The house is a little off the beaten path, but is pretty centrally located for being tucked back. The area is quiet and nice. The cottage is on the smaller side, but it has big heart and function. The owners have everything you need and more. Bathroom and kitchen were fully stocked. They left us breakfast for our first morning which actually lasted us the whole trip. The cottage was sparkling clean. There were plenty of fans/ac to keep cool and we had access to adjust the heat if cold. The chairs outside were nice to sit and take in the nature around us. Only things I might add would be lawn games or a fire pit for the cottage guests... BUT honestly, it was 110% the best place we have ever stayed. We will def be returning... not only or the amazing place, but the owners were above and beyond nice and accommodating. I hope all of our stays through HOMEAWAY have the same level of customer service... Oh, I heard their dog, but I didn't get to meet him :( Next time! CHECK OUT: SoCo Creamery (ice cream is amazing), Prairie Whale, Siam Square Thai, & The Well. Google wineries and breweries in the area: Les Trios Emme,, Hilltop Orchard/Furnace Brook Winery, Big Elm Brew, and Great Falls Brew to name some of our favorites.
Delightful retreat in the Berkshires
Our visit to the Berkshires was made all the more enjoyable by staying at Welcome Cottage. The cottage is charming, comfortable and well appointed. Shira and Bruce are gracious hosts who went out of their way to make us comfortable (and both pets Remy and McLovin' made sure to welcome us too!). The cottage was a comfy home away from home with everything we needed to enjoy our stay.
Lovely- charming- comfortable and friendly
This is a wonderful find. Shira is a wonderful host and a fine artist as evidenced by her works in the cottage. My morning runs were beautiful and I loved enjoying a cup of tea on the porch. The value of this stay is beyond the cost.
We loved Julianne, husband and guest, They were the perfect guests. We had so much to talk about and became instant friends. The cottage was left clean and organized.
Julianne promised to come back next year, or I just have to go visit her in Colorado!
Bird Watching and occassionaly the siteing of a Beaver, Fox, Weasel or Deer