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Cedar Chest - a cottage in the woods

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

A quiet and cozy small cottage in the woods, with lake access for kayaking and swimming at a local beach. Also enjoy all the Berkshires have to offer - Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow and Shakespeare and Company. Located a half mile down a dirt road, the area is quiet and only a short 500 foot walk from Queechy Lake. A quiet paddle in the provided canoe or a short drive will get you to the local beach (required pass provided) for swimming.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017


Canaan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Cedar Chest - a cottage in the woods
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
Wethersfield, CT

Wonderfully quiet, private, and rustic cabin!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I chose this cabin/cottage because of its location (extremely close to Tanglewood) and its price (unbelieveably affordable given its location!). We arrived on a Friday to a much appreciated 'welcome bottle' of wine. We truly enjoyed just how well this cabin is suited for the kind of week we wanted: sleep in, read, enjoy nature, enjoy music at Tanglewood. The bed is very comfortable, and my husband especially enjoyed the screened in porch. We will definitely be back next year if it's still available!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, private, romantic.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. Charles went the extra mile to make sure that we were well taken care of. We plan to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rustic, cozy cabin and a very good value

  • 3 of 5

this was our second visit to the cabin. i spent my summers in canaan so this was down memory lane for me. the location is good for exploring the region and the owners are very nice and are right down the dirt road. the best feature is the wonderful porch which we ate all our meals on. it is perfect for 2 folks who are not demanding amenities etc. no tv, but wifi. no clothes washer/dryer, tight bedroom space, storage could be improved by getting rid of linens in chest etc. the kitchen was basic, but served us well.

this cabin is good for people who dont want to spend a fortune on lodging, but want a quiet retreat where nature abounds. we saw a bard owl which made our day!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the location to all the places I needed to be. There was such a calm that comes over you when the wildlife is the majority of the sound that you hear. It is a small cottage and it is as if it was from a long ago era. The owners provided wifi which enabled me to watch movies on my laptop. I confess I didn't go to lake but it can be seen from the cottage. The owners were very kind and thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is tiny but perfectly equipped, and the screened-in porch was especially pleasant. I didn't manage to row to the beach described, but I did walk or drive to it a few times. It's private, so you have to give the owners' name to the lifeguard when you arrive, but otherwise pleasant enough. The owners are kind and responsive hosts, too, eager to make sure you settle in nicely.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Backwater Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Backwater Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Adams Point
Car: necessary


Jacob's Pillow


Mt. Greylock


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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