|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Get away from it all at our beautiful Berkshire lakefront wooded retreat. Swim, canoe, kayak, sunbathe, play tennis during the day, then enjoy the evening a short drive away at Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, or perhaps go to the movies in Great Barrington. Have dinner at the Red Lion Inn, or one of the fabulous restaurants nearby, or have it at home as you watch the sun set over the lake.
This private, modernized, 5 bedroom* cottage consists of two floors. The upper floor has a full kitchen (includes a dishwasher), a large great room with a dining and living area, featuring a beamed cathedral ceiling, skylights, a dramatic fireplace, and an entertainment area with a wide screen TV. The dining room table seats eight and overlooks the lake. A screened porch overlooking the lake extends off of the dining area. An open porch overlooking the lake extends off the living room area. The master bedroom, with a study area and a king bed (can be separated into two twin beds), and one full bath are on this floor. Downstairs, three bedrooms (one with a queen bed, one with two twin beds and one with one twin bed) have lake views. The fourth bedroom, with two twin beds, also has a couch which can double as a queen bed. A full bathroom and a utility room with a washer and dryer are on this floor. The middle bedroom has large sliding glass doors which open to a large patio area with a garden, lawn chairs, a charcoal BBQ Grill and two picnic tables.
A flight of half-steps (constructed for a gentleman who had just had a knee replacement) leads to the dock and the lake. Two canoes and two kayaks come with this rental. Lake Garfield is managed for weed control (the water is lowered each winter to kill off the weeds) so the water is one of the the clearest in Massachusetts.
A magical lakeside retreat with all the comforts of home and easily accessible to the world-renowned art, culture, dining, and entertainment of the Berkshire hills. Look forward to a memorable vacation.
* Although this cottage has 5 bedrooms, the maximum full-time occupancy is 6, and the rental fee is set with this in mind; extra sleeping capacity is meant for transient visitors only.
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We can't imagine a more accommodating vacation lake house than our stay on Lake Garfield in Monterey, MA. Everything you could imagine needing was available; canoes, kayaks, floats, etc. The views are majestic and though there are lots of steps down to the dock, they are half steps easily managed by young children. Perfect place for the whole family. Hope to return again.
Home was comfortable with 6 adults and 2 young kids. Upstairs master bedroom was air conditioned, balance of house is not - but even on hottest days, not really a problem. Downstairs always cool at night and didn't seem musty. Great fishing off the dock and access to lake is as easy as it gets. Ample gear for canoeing and kayaking.
A bit in the woods - but mosquitoes did not seem to be a problem. Dry weather probably. Many options to sit and enjoy the wonderful view. Beach nearby for kid swimming and house stocked with kid friendly items. Owners
were very responsive throughout the process. Traveling to Great Barrington and Lee easy. House was well stocked and clean. Kitchen easy to navigate. Would certainly return.
We enjoyed our stay immensely at this lovely home in Monterey,Ma. on Lake Garfield. The owner seemed to think of everything possible to help us fully enjoy our vacation. This home had an abundance of useful appliances in the kitchen and we also enjoyed the spacious dining room and living room. The home was spotless and well stocked. The screened in porch was great as was the outside porch. The sunset over the lake was breathtaking and we enjoyed canoeing on the lake and also the fishing and swimming. We also enjoyed the landscaping and beautiful plants and flowers on the property. As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home and are looking forward to returning!
When we arrived for a week on Lake Garfield in Monterey, MA, we were welcomed to a spotlessly clean, well stocked home with beautiful fresh greenery in vases! The views of the lake and sunset were spectacular! A bald eagle stopped by daily to perch in a tree while scanning the lake for food. What a wonderful sight! The yard and patio were beautiful. The dock was well supplied with water "toys" and room for our 16' Bass Tracker. When our niece came to visit and forgot a life jacket for her 4 year old, there was one in the utility room!!!! We have rented several vacation homes in the past but this was by far the most pleasant. We plan on returning next year for another relaxing week on the water. Thank you!
This cozy and spacious cottage nestled on Lake Garfield in Monterey, MA is a winner. From the screened in porch and deck you can take in magical sunsets above the lake. The cottage has kayaks, canoes, and some inflatables to enjoy the calm waters. We had a blast kayaking around the lake and admiring the sweeping vistas of the Berkshires. The cottage has great family/ entertaining space with a large living room and dining room with views of the lake. This is a very peaceful and quiet location, but only a short drive form the Mass pike (I-90). There are a variety of great attractions only a short drive away including Tanglewood, The Mount, and Naumkeag. We look forward to returning next year!
Staying at this bucolic cottage in Monterey MA is far and away the best Berkshire experience I've ever had. Whether kayaking on Lake Garfield, taking in the sunset on the dock, eating a barbeque dinner on the patio, or playing games by the fireplace at night, this place has it all. The owners keep the cottage well stocked with all sorts of amenities above and beyond expectations, including kayaks, and have clearly put time into maintaining and decorating the premises. There is plenty of space for a couples retreat or a larger group outing. A screened in porch, balcony and patio mean plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and fantastic views.
The location is convenient to many other diversions such as hiking, apple picking or exploring towns like Stockbridge, Great Barrington or Lenox. The lake was not crowded on the weekend I stayed there giving a good feeling of seclusion that can be hard to find in popular weekend destinations. The owners Sean and Ann are very personable, responsive and accommodating. They've been vacationing in Monterey for decades so they are very familiar with area and provided a wealth of information to let us know what options were available.
I would definitely recommend this cottage due to such a positive experience I had and plan on returning next year myself.
In addition to exploring Monterey (check out the General Store for great homemade pies!), we invite you to explore Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington, all just a short drive away. Enjoy everything in these quintessential New England towns, from eclectic restaurants to boutique shops and musical entertainment. A must visit is Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and world reknown for its summer music festivals. If you're the artistic type, check out The Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare and Company and Jacob's Pillow. If you are a history buff and enjoy exploring old mansions, visit Naumkeag, Chesterwood, and Edith Wharton's home The Mount. Want to play a round of golf or enjoy a day at the spa? Check out the famous country clubs of the Berkshires, including Cranwell and Blantyre. The Berkshires is one of our favorite places and we hope you get a chance to discover why!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Full-time occupancy is six. Extra bedrooms are for short-term occasional guests of tenants. Special discount for couples: $2000/week spring and fall, $2500/week summer. Lease is required. Payments (other than the damage deposit) are non refundable.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.