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Northern Berkshires Cozy Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Cozy cottage with complete privacy on 142 acres and borders Monroe State Forest. Cottage offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large living room, eat in kitchen, deck with grill, TV and DVD. Hiking and biking is available right outside your door. The Dunbar Brook Trail boasts great hiking and a grove of Old Growth White Pine and Yellow Birch trees. Night star gazing is amazing in this area. The cottage is located 15 minutes from downtown North Adams/Williamstown in Monroe Bridge where there are many cultural activities to include Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (MassMOCA), Clark Art Museum, Williamstown Theater Festival, to name a few. Monroe boasts the Deerfield River where there are many opportunities for outdoor adventures; such as kayaking, white water rafting, canoeing, or tubing for all skill levels. Zoar Outdoor and CrabApple Whitewater Rafting are 2 of the outfits that run water adventures in the area. Zip Line adventures are also available nearby at Zoar Outdoor or Berkshire East Ski Area. Berkshire East also has a new mountain coaster. There are many opportunities to go out and do things or just sit and enjoy the quiet.

Valerie or Craig
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Valerie or Craig

My husband and I live up the road from this cottage. We are always available if you need anything.

Why Valerie or Craig chose Monroe

This cottage is on a dirt road in a very quiet setting. It is a 15 - 20 minute drive to North Adams or Shelburne Falls or Williamstown. Hiking and biking is just outside of your door. There are many outdoor adventures and cultural sights in the area. It is a great place to just sit and relax or grab and read a good book.

What makes this cottage unique

Less cost than a local hotel and you have your own private house. House is well equipped with most necessary items. Owners live just up the road and are available at all times to meet your every need.


Monroe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Northern Berkshires Cozy Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Outstanding retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a peaceful place! So quiet, surrounded by state forest, with wonderful hiking opportunities right outside the door. The cabin was comfortable, with lots of little amenities that made it easy to settle right in. Valerie and Craig are great hosts and went out of their way to make us happy. If you want to get away from it all this is the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming and spending time with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the awesome review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the area. Hope to see you agin if you are ever in the area. Thanks again!
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Secluded but close to local towns

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, nicely maintained 2 bed home 10 min off the main road. The house has everything you could need and is centrally located for North Berkshire exploration. The owner, Valerie, stopped by to insure we had everything we needed. The only thing missing is wifi. Combine that with spotty cell service be prepared to be off the tech grid for your stay. We'd definitely stay here again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice retreat

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is situated at the end of a long dirt road! It is well maintained on the inside & out! The owners, Valerie & Craig, met us shortly upon arrival! They were very nice and helpful! They checked on us a few times but we definitely maintained our privacy! There was a grill & outside deck which we enjoyed! The area is private and quiet! We were able to enjoy a peaceful getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Valerie and Craig's home is lovely, quiet, and clean. They were so sweet - checking on us, bringing us fresh picked blueberries, and making sure we had everything we needed. I would recommend this home for your relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Hope that you will keep us in mind on your next visit to the area. Valerie
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Perfect retreat - quiet, rural and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Valerie and Craig were so warm and welcoming and we had a wonderful time meeting and spending time with them. Their cottage was perfect. Coming from NYC we were looking for a peaceful retreat with non of the stresses of life in the big apple. Cottage had great space inside and outside for my dogs who were in heaven off leash. I highly recommend this getaway. We can't wait to return

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the cottage the weekend of the 4th of July. We had an amazing time. The cottage was very clean and cozy. There are so many things to do in the area. The homeowners (Val & Craig) were so attentive and sweet. They even offered to find out if there were any fireworks displays going on nearby. The cottage is located in the perfect spot, so quiet and beautiful. We enjoyed a nice glass of wine on the deck in the evening looking up at all of the stars. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad you had a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to write up a review. We hope to see you again. Val and Craig
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Car: necessary

Massachusetts Meuseum of Contemporary Arts (MassMoCA) Zoar outdoor (Zip Line-kayaking) Crab Apple White Water Rafting, Berkshire East (zip Line-Mountain Coaster) Williamstown Theater Fest, Clark Art Museum, Deerfield River (kyacking-boating-swimming), relaxing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Cottage sleeps 4 comfortably. We are able to provide a daybed in the living room for an additional guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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