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The Clearing - Quiet - Close To Nature

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Hilltown Cottage - Quiet - Close To Nature

This newly renovated cottage is located atop a hill overlooking the Wild and Scenic Westfield River surrounded by state forest and protected land. Wildlife abounds and we are a birder's haven. Many a morning you can watch mist arising from the river. Walk out the door to hike, mountain bike, snowshoe, or ski in the woods. Groomed cross country skis are nearby. We are located midway between The Berkshires with its many cultural activities and the Pioneer Valley, home to the five colleges: U Mass, and Smith, Amherst, Mt Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges. The cottage sleeps four (1 BR for 2, 2 built-in twins by the wood stove). The kitchen is fully equipped. The owner lives on the property in the main home near to the cottage.

John Follet
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About John Follet

I am currently a retired physician now able to devote full time to our 50 acres of managed woodlands and grounds.

John Follet purchased this cottage in 1998

Why John Follet chose Berkshires

The Cottage is a part of the property. We have here lived in Western Massachusetts on and off for 20 years beginning in 1975. We have no plans to be anywhere else.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a very special place


Chesterfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Close to Cummington Fairgrounds


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

The Clearing - Quiet - Close To Nature
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Beautiful, quiet, and just as described

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend to attend my reunion at Smith College in Northampton, and loved it. The location is delightfully remote, yet conveniently located for things that we wanted to do at Smith as well as up in Williamstown and at MassMOCA in North Adams. We were a little too early for pool season, but I expect that would be lovely in Summertime. We will be back for boys college visits coming up soon!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our daughters graduation weeekend and Johns place exceeded our expectations. Lovely cottage, beautiful location with breathtaking views! Would highly recommend and would love to stay again when we have more time to explore. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Clearing. The house was very cozy and quiet and all that we were seeking for our weekend retreat. We hope to be able to come back and stay again. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed a nice quiet weekend in this cozy cottage. The layout and furnishings were well thought out. The wood stove was a nice bonus on cold nights!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect place for a solitary retreat for yoga, hiking, writing... Close enough to many attractions and restaurants; secluded enough to enjoy some solitude and quiet. John was very help and friendly. Loved it and hope to return in the Spring!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as it says

  • 5 of 5

I'll add my voice to the chorus of cheers. Lovely place. Lovely people. Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Liston's Worthington
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Worthington Golf Club (restaurant)
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak Pittsfield, Northampton MA
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Northampton, Pittsfield MA
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Notchview Reservation (XC)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Chesterfield Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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.
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