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Family friendly property!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

BOOK NOW for Summer 2017!

The lake is a 200 foot stroll from your front door! The lake is clean and wonderful to swim in in the summer months. We provide boats and life preservers plus more. We have three summer cottages to rent from mid June through late September. The cottages are not heated. We do have fans however! And many more amenities. The cottages are available from late June until late September, sometimes early October.

Our year-round studio apartment has heat and AC. In the cooler months it's still lovely to go boating in the Fall and view the amazing foliage! In the winter months you can x-c ski,snowshoe and hike on the lake into the DAR state forest.Downhill ski mountains are nearby . This apartment sleeps 4 maximum .You have a microwave,toaster, coffee- maker and small fridge.TV(no cable)DVD player and wifi as well.There is a spacious bathroom with a shower and lots of hot water! We also provide a gas grille for you outside your door,along with a firepit at the lake for the cool Fall nights! Stargazing is amazing! Rent for a minimum of 2 nights or more.

More Details

Property Manager
Dina Raymond
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, A little bit of Spanish!
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Dina Raymond

My husband, children( both twelve ) and our poodle Laura and I, live on our property year round and love to share the beauty of the lake and it's surroundings with our guests.

I am from NY and my husband grew up in Northampton. We met in Shelburne Falls and were married right here in our own backyard!

Dina Raymond purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Dina Raymond chose Berkshires

This property has an interesting history. Originally the property was the Goshen Town beach and then was sold to the Raymond family in the 1950's.This gem of a lake has been a summer attraction for many guests from around the world for 15 summers! And now it's available for guests year round.

What makes this cottage unique

The property abuts the 1,400 mile DAR State forest with great hiking, mountain biking and X-C ski trails. There is an abundance of activities to partake in , or enjoy the quiet beauty of the lake. Boating,ice fishing,swinging on the hammock ! You will love our little slice of paradise !

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your Goshen Lake Cottage has been a wonderful healing place for us.Thank you so much for sharing this special,peaceful place.Hope to see you next summer.
Aug 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Family friendly property!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Welcoming accomodations on beautiful lake front

  • 5 of 5

The studio is homey and comfortable, and Dina and Bob made us feel very welcome. And it was wonderful waking up in the early morning and taking the short walk down to the gorgeous lake, rowing a boat out while watching the mist rise and listening to the birds. We had a lovely stay and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Restful and pleasant stay by the beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

The studio apartment was the perfect space for my family's (two adults and two kids) short vacation. The studio is clean and has AC and heating, beds are comfortable, the bathroom is large, and there is a small kitchenette. The entrance to the apartment is separate from the rest of the house and it leads onto a beautiful lawn in front of the private beach at the lake. Dina and her family are very friendly and welcoming, truly concerned with the comfort of their guests. We've stayed at "Goshen Ocean" many times and we always have an amazing time! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Goshen, including being able to host a once-in-a-child's-lifetime birthday party on the lake. Dina and Bob and their kids were very generous with their time, beach toys, and space. The distance to Northampton is surprisingly short, only 15 minutes, allowing us to commute back and forth easily when necessary. Thanks again, Raymonds!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Another Relaxing Two Weeks

  • 5 of 5

This makes five vacations I have stayed here in Goshen, as you can tell, we love it here. We had several friends and relatives visit us, with some of them sleeping overnight in the spare bedrooms.

These charming and rustic cabins remind me of my uncle's lake cabin, and remind my wife of lake cabins she stayed at as a child in Canada. The cabins are always clean, and well stocked. We made most of our meals on site this time, which was fun, especially using the gas grills.

I highly recommend this rental. Many times we are the ONLY people on the lake, its amazingly clean, peaceful, and serene. Your hosts are always welcoming and helpful in finding local resources if you need them.

Come learn how to kayak, canoe, sail or row with their array of boats!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Favorite Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay - as usual! My wife and I got married here a few years ago, and we and our out-of-town relatives have stayed here several times. For this stay we had additional family in the next cottage.

The property is gorgeous and great for kids. A long sweeping lawn across from the grey cottage leads down to a private beach, where we spend most of our time on sunny days. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the lake, so the atmosphere is always serene. Our family made use of the kayaks to explore the lake, and of course jumped on the water trampoline! One evening we had a fire in the fire pit near the shore and made s'mores.

The cottage is charming, clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals - plus a grill outside. Dina was on hand and helpful and made our stay easy. We invited a lot of family over from the eastern part of the state to spend a beautiful Saturday with us there, and Dina made them feel welcome.

This is a great place to get away or to have a family vacation or event. The cottages have wifi. The city of Northampton and the towns of Ashfield and Shelburne Falls are nearby with lots of attractions and great food.

My family has made many great memories at the cottages, and we will be back again to make many more!

Here's some extra info if you're thinking of having an event here. For our wedding here we rented a tent, tables and chairs from Northampton Rental Center, catering was by the Cummington Creamery (outstanding), and PA was rented from Downtown Sounds in Northampton.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't ask for a better place to relax and chill out! The owners made us feel welcomed and honestly wanted to make sure we had a great time. I would recommend this place to anyone on a heart beat!! We love the " Goshen Ocean" !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Berkshire East
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Car: necessary

We are located 20 minutes from Northampton ,a dynamic town full of great shops and restaurants.

X-C ski right from your front door onto the pristine lake!

Downhill skiing is a mere 30 minute drive.

The quaint town of Shelburne Falls, famous for it's Glacial Potholes and the Bridge of Flowers is 20 minutes drive,.

Snow Farm offers an abundance of art classes from weaving to glassblowing.

Great local produce abounds (seasonal) with Farmer's Market's selling crafts to organic food.There is also a fantastic yoga studio 3 miles from our property!

There is zip lining ,downhill mountain biking and a fun mountain coaster ride ( year-round)at Berkshire East in Charlemont , a 20 minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Goshen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100

The fee for having your dog here is an additional $100.00 per week. We do have a pet policy so be sure to ask me about it.
There is no lifeguard at the waterfront so children must have their adult with them at all times.Only you are responsible for your children.

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Goshen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunkbed
  • Bedroom one has a full size bed. Bedroom two has a bunkbed. Living room has pull out futon and a small daybed good for a child. Sleeps 5-6 total.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Come enjoy the proximity to the lovely DAR State Forest with miles of biking and hiking trails! Then take a rowboat ride, have a BBQ and watch the stars come out---all right outside your door! The Fall foliage is spectacular here- as is the great access to the lake,x-c skiing and snowshoeing.

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