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Charming Lakeside Home in a Central Berkshire Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, One Bath, Large Deck Overlooking Pontoosuc Lake,in Central Berkshires

Charming cottage with panoramic views of Pontoosuc Lake, on a quiet, private road, centrally located in the Heart of the Berkshires.The home is tastefully decorated with a mixture of Antiques and comfy furniture. The interior has been freshly painted from top to bottom in a cheerful palette. Fully equipped, sunny kitchen with large centre island. Satellite TV, internet and Smart TV. Three Bedrooms, sleeps 5. Hardwood floors throughout. Large deck overlooking the lake,with mountain views. Jiminy Peak is visible in the distance. Spacious furnished room with double bed in the basement, perfect for the kids. Mudroom entrance for ski equipment. Boating, fishing and swimming at your doorstep. The secluded setting is home to abundant wildlife to observe from the property; Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Beaver lodges, Canadian Geese and Ducks galore.

More Details

Jill Ryder
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Jill Ryder

Originally from Boston, I relocated to the Beautiful Berkshires 15 years ago. I have worked in the Hospitality Industry all my life, holding positions with Omni Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, at the Lenox Hotel in Boston, the Nausau Inn in Princeton and properties in Killington, VT, Nantucket, MA and Naples FLA, to name a few. I am pleased to be offering this cozy cottage for rent to my regular guests and new visitors alike. I am sure you will find it has a comfortably, whimsical feeling which evokes a sense of serenity and peace, as well as playfulness and curiosity. Enjoy!!

Jill Ryder purchased this house in 2013

Why Jill Ryder chose Lanesborough

I have been looking for just the right home on Pontoosuc lake for a few years and am happy to say I finally found it.

So cozy and private, you won't want to leave!

I trust you will fall in love with it just as I have.

What makes this house unique

The Cottage's location offers the best of both worlds: close to all the Berkshire attractions and activities you came here to discover, yet as soon as you pull into the driveway, you feel so far away from it all.


Lanesborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
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
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming Lakeside Home in a Central Berkshire Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Memories for a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time using this place and definitely not our last.

Nestled in the Berkshire Hills, this cozy home and its selfless host are hidden gems that deserve preposterous amounts of recognition and praise. Only a short walk away from peaceful Pontoosuc Lake, our time at this rental could not have been any more relaxing and rewarding. The building may appear small, but, dear reader, looks are deceiving and the open interior provides a reviving sanctuary for vacationers of any type. A easy to manage kitchen and clean facilities underscore the care this host puts in to provide the best experience possible for visitors.

We made use the kitchen for self made dinners, the living room for playing music and board games, and the backyard for camping and a calm fire. During the day we swam in the lake and, with the help of the host, found many great activities to do, including kayaking to the nearby islands. Please, if you are even slightly considering this place, SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY! The place is spacious and well kept, the location is convient, and above all else, the host is loving and helpful with any questions you may have regarding your vacation.

Our trip only lasted a weekend, but our investment has paid off for memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clearwater, Florida

charming, quiet, off the beaten path.

  • 5 of 5

A full house, great floor plan, beautiful fenced back yard and very close to the lake. This cottage was a pleasant surprise, close to breakfast restaurants, donut man and Dollar General. We could not have been more happy with this place. Thank you Jill for taking us as a favor. We would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Old Forge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Skyline Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Old Forge
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Jiminy Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pontoosuc Lake

Central Berkshire location, convenient to World Class Cultural venues: Tanglewood, The Clark Art Institute, Shakespeare & Co., Mass MoCA, Jacob's Pillow, Hancock Shaker Village and Norman Rockwell Museum. Our lake front location provides boating, fishing, sailing and swimming at your door step. Abundant Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, fishing, bird watching and golf. Restaurants, shopping and movie theaters nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Check-in is 3PM, Check-out is 11 AM, unless other arrangements are made.
Some furnishings are fine antiques, which need to be respected, in particular the Secretary, chest and Duncan Phyfe table in Living room, Master Bedroom hutch and the Twin Maple Spindle Beds

Kindly enter through the back door when coming in from skiing, hiking, etc. to drop off your gear to avoid damaging the wood floors.

Payment and deposit by check or cash. 50% due at time of booking, balance due one month prior to arrival.
Cancellation must be made 1 month in advance for refund of deposit.

Minimum stays and rates may vary, due to holidays, special events and high demand periods. Please call to discuss.

Key is picked up and dropped off at the Berkshire Hills Motel, unless other arrangements are made

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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