This bright cottage sits between Ashintully Gardens (landscaped public gardens with winding brook, fountain, paths and hiking trails to the stunning ruins of Ashintully) and the McLennan Reservation on Round Mountain, 1000 acres of wooded hiking trails and the largest beaver dam in Berkshire County. The land around the cottage is under conservation restriction and there are plenty of places to hike and explore. You can hear the bells of a nearby monastery. Also very close to the Appalachian trail, several lakes and ponds, and the Tyringham Cobble, and a driveable distance from Bartholomew's Cobble, Monument Mountain, the Ice Glen, Bash Bish Falls, Beartown State Forest and Mt Greylock. Close to Lee with restaurants and outlet mall, and Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. 20 min drive to Tanglewood Music Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacobs Pillow, Shakespeare and Company, Chesterwood, The Mount, Naumkeg, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and more. An hour from the Hancock Shaker Village, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Mass MOCA.
4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 7
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 14, 2019
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Charming cottage in a quiet, wooded setting.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ashintully cottage. The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable, and cozy.
The 2 updated bathrooms are a nice touch as well. The kitchen, while quite minimal served our purpose however, if you plan took major meals and require specific equipment that could be frustrating. We were a bit worried that it might not be warm enough but the heat worked great and it was very cozy. The location was good for us as we wanted to be close to Butternut Ski Resort which was about 20 minutes away. We ate several times in the town of Lee and had very good food each time. I highly recommend staying at Jennifer's cottage and would not hesitate to stay there again.
I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage. You were my first winter renters - usually the cottage is closed for winter, but I may keep it open in future. The kitchen is undergoing a few improvements before next summer, but will ultimately still remain a simple and basic one. There is an outdoor grill available for the warm season.
Loved the location of this very cute cottage in this scenic town. Plenty of space for us for the weekend. Ashintully Gardens was directly across the street and we took a walk through the property--what a view when you get up to where the ruins are. Easy ride over to Stockbridge and great starting point to exploring the Berkshires. Passed the Big Y grocery store on the way to the cottage--Right off the Mass Pike. Loved having the closed in patio. Had breakfast out there every morning. Beds were comfortable, showers were adequate, smartly decorated, kitchen nicely stocked but not a lot of counter space for food prep but not really a big deal. Cell phone reception was spotty but not a big deal for us. TV is tiny but we only watched a couple of DVD's one evening. The only con would be the ultrasonic mouse repeller--they made clicking noises every few minutes. Thought it was the heat turning on but realized that wasn't it--tried not to pay attention to it. Never saw any critters either. Norman Rockwell museum is a must visit. Poked around Stockbridge and the shops. Went hiking at McLennan Reservation which is about a mile or two down the street from the cottage. Went apple picking at Windy Hill Farm in Great Barrington--lots and lots of apples. Visited Les Trois Emme Vineyard & Winery in New Marlborough. Overall loved the location and would love to stay here again and would recommend the cottage to as a good place to for exploring the Berkshires.
Thanks for this - I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will return! Wanted to mention that the plug-in ultrasonic mouse repellants can be unplugged if they are bothersome. I've found some people can't stand them while others don't notice or hear them. I'm not sure if they really are responsible for keeping mice away, but I try to stack the deck in our favor. Unplugging them for a few days should not make any difference for mouse control.
Also wanted to mention we are adding a full bath upstairs for next season. Stay tuned and come back!
Darling house in a beautiful country setting.
My husband, daughters and I recently spent a week at Jennifer's house in Tyringham. The house is just darling! It has everything you need for a pleasant stay-pots, pans, dishes, a washer and dryer. I even used the blender to make smoothies. There is a screened in porch which was delightful. It's surrounded by a pretty meadow and beautiful mountains. It's like youre sitting in the middle of a postcard. The house is in a gorgeous area and you'll be spoiled for choice with all the great hikes near by. We would definitely stay here again.
Beatiful cottage in magical setting
This is a lovely house in a magical setting. The larger Ashintully property--including the ruins of the mansion at the top of the hill and the gardens right across the lane--is breathtaking, and having such proximity and access to it is a rare privilege. We had one especially memorable early morning hike up to the columns.
The cottage is simply beautiful, with modern crank-out windows that let you fill the house with breezes, and with gorgeous painted floors throughout. All decisions, large and small, have obviously been made with an eye for both esthetics and practicality, and the result makes for an appealing, comfortable and deeply satisfying place to relax and retreat. One of the nicest features is the new porch, which lets you sit and/or dine with a full view of the surrounding fields and hills. (The main road is close by, but it only bothered us on one occasion.)
Jennifer is an impeccable person to rent from: prompt and thoughtful, with lots of attention to detail. She makes sure you are happy. We have rented quite a few houses, and Jennifer is among the best to deal with.
Wonderful and peaceful Ashintully Cottage
This was our second stay at Ashintully and we loved it even more this time around. It's incredibly peaceful, while also enjoying close proximity to many other towns (Lenox, Lee, GB, Stockbridge, Monterey & Otis). There are three swimming options within 5 - 20 minutes away (Lake Garfield, Benedict Pond and the Tyringham swimming hole), and loads of walking/hiking choices. We walked on the Cobble at least once each day. The house itself is spacious, clean, and has everything you need, including a fabulous screened in porch where we spent most evenings. As others have noted, there is limited wifi and cell services, but what's available was fine for our needs (it's vacation, people: put the devices away). The owner Jennifer is very responsive and accommodating. I've rented a number of houses in the Berkshires, and Ashintully is by far my favorite.
Thanks, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Quaint, Rustic Cottage in beautiful setting
We had a wonderful long weekend stay at the cottage. It was very clean and well-maintained - the best part was the new screened-in porch which gave you a beautiful view of the surrounding nature. The beds were comfortable, and first floor bedroom has full attached bathroom which is nice. The kitchen is very basic but everything worked and it was well-equipped. It was just about 10 minutes to Lee which we loved, and 20 minutes to Great Barrington and Tanglewood, so location was very convenient...and lots of hiking trails nearby. I would say if you're looking for a relaxed back-to-nature kind of weekend, this is a great place to stay. No frills (including no TV service and spotty cell/wi-fi) but clean and cozy. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the whole process.
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No pets, no smoking, no parties, no exceptions!