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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 ski trails are nearby. Notchview Reservation, 20 minutes away has in my opinion the best XC skiing in Western Massachusetts.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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 Chesterfield

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Clearing - Quiet - Close To Nature
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
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Serene, bright and clean!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at this cottage. We went skiing at Berkshire East Mountain one day and enjoyed the property another- so so peaceful and beautiful! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and bright. Owners were warm and welcoming. Hope to return in the summer for more r&r!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country retreat

  • 5 of 5

This cottage offered a restorative and rejuvenating few days to get away from it all. It's a quiet, beautiful spot on 30 acres. There was fantastic hiking either by foot from the cottage, or other options were a short drive away. Good biking is also in the area. John was available in person or by text to answer any questions, and the comfortable cottage with it's wood burning stove made for cozy evenings. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint quiet location with beautiful views of the mountain range!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away at this quaint house in Cummington. We had plans for both evenings in Northampton and found it a very easy ride back and forth. An added bonus was our hike at nearby D.A.R. reservation and visit to the Chesterfield Gorge. Would love to come back in warmer weather to enjoy the screened in porch, the pool and a view of the evening stars!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend in this lovely cabin. The kitchen is well stocked and the living room is cozy. Perfect spot for a weekend away!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I could live here!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, very out-of-the-way location, atop a mountain bordering a wilderness area. The views are beautiful and the silence soothing. The cabin is a real gem, designed with every comfort in mind, and very homey. We loved the wood burning stove and the well-planned built-ins. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with two friends rented this cottage for a weekend during fall foliage season, and we had a great time. While it was a little difficult coming up the back roads to the property at night (we have a car with a very low clearance-our friends had an SUV and did fine), once we got there everything was lovely. We had our morning tea/coffee on the screened porch that looks over a valley and to the next hill. We traveled around Pioneer Valley exploring the area and ate very well in several venues. The cottage itself has one bedroom (the other two twin beds are part of the main area) and one bathroom which worked very well for the four of us. Everything we needed to be comfortable was there (including wood to have a fire in the fireplace every night) and I'd be glad to rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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