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Bright, Cozy Berkshire Cottage Across from Pristine Lake

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sherwood Forest Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps: 4-8

Two bedrooms, two baths and a fully equipped kitchen make this cozy cottage a wonderful vacation retreat. Across the road from a quiet, no-wake lake in the heart of the Berkshires, this is the perfect home base to take advantage of all the area has to offer. Spend a summer afternoon at the grassy beach just a 5-minute walk down the road and take the provided inflatable boat out on the water. Fire up the gas grill for a tasty dinner at the picnic table on the deck. On a cool night in the fall, start a warm, cheery fire in the wood stove.

The fully updated cottage has two walls of windows and is sunny throughout. One bedroom has bunk beds and a queen-sized pullout couch. The other has a king-size bed, along with a private full bath. There is also a sleeping porch with a small convertible sofa and twin bed – perfect for a warm summer night. The kitchen comes completely stocked with dishes and cookware.

In addition to the comforts of home, the cottage is close to many of the Berkshires' great attractions. It is less than 10 minutes to Jacob's Pillow dance festival (free evening performances at a stunning outdoor stage) and 30 minutes to Tanglewood. The Appalachian Trail is just 15 minutes away. Easy access to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton's 'The Mount', Berkshire Museum, MassMoca and the Clark. And the Lee premium shopping outlets are close by as well.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Sean Kelley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016

Why Sean Kelley chose Becket

We have always loved coming to the Berkshires and taking advantage of all they have to offer. Having this house also helps to get away from the bustle of city life and just sloooowww dowwwwnnn.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Bright, Cozy Berkshire Cottage Across from Pristine Lake
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews

A welcome refuge in the heart of The Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay at Rachel & Sean's cottage in Becket. It's situated in a great location to explore all that The Berkshires has to offer. I went for a much needed getaway, from the hustle & bustle of the city and enjoyed every minute. Located on a small, no wake lake with access to the rich local arts, scene as well as the great outdoors. It was so peaceful and the property well kept with so many windows it's easy to forget when you're inside. Outside I made use of the large gas grill & picnic table on the deck, as well as the beautiful lake which is a five minute walk from the house. Rachel & Sean were extremely responsive to my questions both before & during my stay. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet with a nice buffer of trees between properties for privacy

  • 2 of 5

A view of Robin Hood Lake would have been enjoyable, unfortunately the amenities, specifically CDs and videos skipped and did function properly. Property was clean, pleasant area, with restaurants, grocery stores within 10 miles.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin conveniently located for hiking and visits into town.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The cabin is comfortably outfitted. It is in a quiet area, yet is close to hiking trails and other day visits. Town of Lee looks cute and as fun as Williams or Lenox, yet so much closer. We would definitely return here. Price is right, too! Owner was very quick to respond by to my questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. We take a lot of pride in having a clean, comfortable place and good customer service to go along with it. Hiking is a favorite activity of ours too; glad you enjoyed your stay. thanks, Sean
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our family. It was clean upon arrival, the layout is very open but definitely easy to find privacy. The beds were comfortable and bedrooms were roomy. The lake is a short walkable distance from the house and we had it to ourselves for the entire week. The water was beautiful. The owner is very helpful and gave us a lot of information for the stay. If you're on the laid back side, definitely check out Dream Away lodge for dinner in Becket. We met some locals hanging out at the fire pit and had a great meal and great time. Thanks for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

The place was impeccably clean, beds were comfortable, nice deck, well-cared for lawn. Communication with the owner was always prompt and easy. The inflatable boat and flotation devices were a nice bonus. The house is quite large and can easily accommodate 8 people. The kitchen was well stacked with all you need for cooking, and the grill was very easy to use. I wish the house had a fire pit - nowhere to make bonfire at night. We did make fire in the wood stove on a rainy day and the house got very hot very quickly.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely charming and secluded, a true gem!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly as described, quiet and cleanly and perfect for a weekend getaway. It is far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to get back to civilization when necessary. The hiking in the area was perfect, couldn't have asked for a better central location to all of the most popular trail systems. Pristine Lake proved to be true to its name, pristine and breathtakingly beautiful. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for some time to venture in the woods or just some R & R. The property owners were wonderful communicators and provided great customer service, we will definitley be back for another stay in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hartford, CT
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike, Exit 2 - Lee, MA
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Sherwood Forest Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer/Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sherwood Forest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom #1 also contains the washer & dryer. It is accessible from Bedroom #1 and the sitting room. Bathroom #2 is solely accessible from Bedroom #2.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Sleeping Porch - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 - contains bunk beds and a queen-size pullout couch. Bedroom 2 - king-size bed Sleeping Porch - twin bed and a fold-out couch. Almost all windows, so very nice on a warm summers's night.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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