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Unique People & Pet-Welcoming Country Haven

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Shelburne Falls Apartment Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


Cavalier Cottage has received, for the 2nd consecutive year, two distinguished awards as 'Top Vacation Rental' and 'Rated Excellence' In their own words…

'Congratulations! Based on exceptional guest reviews and an impressive listing, you are being recognized. This honor was awarded to a very select group of vacation rental owners based on reviews from past guests.'

and Certificate of Excellence for 2014.


Discover Cavalier Cottage B&B, a pet-friendly home away from your home and an attractive alternative to conventional hotels, motels and B&B’s. We warmly welcome visitors who come to this beautiful and diverse area of Western Massachusetts with or without their companion animals.


Since opening the cottage in January of 2012, I’ve welcomed more guests than I could possibly have predicted or hoped. It seems that Cavalier Cottage has answered a need for truly pet-friendly accommodations. I could tell you stories about the wonderful four-leggeds who’ve enjoyed country walks here, not to mention their terrific two-legged companions. I could not have imagined that I’d meet such a variety of interesting people when I opened the cottage this past winter.

Nestled at the base of the Charlemont hills and located on a very quiet country road, Cavalier Cottage is spacious, bright and comfortable. The live-in area is simply but graciously appointed, featuring ceiling to floor windows, newly installed oak laminate flooring, a queen size bed with a deluxe Simmons plush-firm mattress, private entrance and private deck. The fully equipped kitchen has an eat-in area with a full size stove and refrigerator (in case you want to cook-in), and a private bathroom. Relax on the private deck and enjoy the country view. For entertainment, you can access Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Acorn movies & shows, Dish TV with over 200 channels on a 28" flat screen TV, or play classic board games. To stay in touch with the outside world, the cottage is equipped with Wi-Fi. Park your car in an enclosed garage if you need to. Amenities also include a delicious Continental breakfast with Pat’s English scones, a small but growing library, and a CD player with a collection of jazz and classical CD’s.


Cavalier Cottage is conveniently located to the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) and many outdoor activities: There are great hiking trails, river rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking, snow shoeing, rock climbing, downhill and X-country skiing. The beautiful Massachusetts countryside, with its many quaint villages and towns, is also home to a great variety of iconic educational and cultural destinations, including MassMoCa, the Clarke Institute of Art on the Williams College campus, and many more. The area is a four-season vacation destination, from foliage time in the autumn, through ski season into spring hiking time and summer holidays. Time here is sublimely tranquil and peaceful.

A few more special features:

~A new exclusive cottage amenity:

~Tarot by Paris

Now available by appointment: Insightful, intelligent tarot readings by Paris Finley. You can schedule a reading at the cottage for only $35.00. Readings run 30 minutes to an hour.

~Our guests are now eligible for a 10% discount from Zoar Outdoors (just a few miles from the Cottage) for all their great outdoor activities including the very popular zip line canopy tours, kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing!

~For dogs (and their human companions, too) who love to swim, we offer a map featuring three wonderful river and lake areas.

~Berkshire East ski area, just 15 minutes up Rt. 2 from the cottage, offers our guests $10.00 of each lift pass on a daily basis. Also during ski season the delightful West End Pub in Shelburne Falls provides cottage guests a 10% midweek discount (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) for dinner.

Please note:

As more guests have visited, many potential guests were unable to come because the dates they wanted were already booked. Because Cavalier Cottage can only accommodate one party of guests at a time, we highly recommend that if your desired dates are available, you secure the space by submitting a deposit (through the cottage website) or by booking it on-line on this site, in order to avoid disappointment. Cavalier Cottage, a cottage for all seasons, is perfect for week-long vacations, weekend or mid-week getaways, writer’s retreats, house-hunting visits, and temporary lodging for relocated executives.

We look forward to continuing to share our cozy and comfortable cottage with guests from around the world.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions.

A very warm greeting awaits all who visit Cavalier Cottage.


~ Choice of two 39'x 80' Japanese futon mattresses or an Intex Queen Size airbed with air-filled base, both very comfortable.

~ Children 12 and under stay for free

~ 10% discount to military personnel and senior citizens

~ Payment for a reservation deposit is made via credit card on the Cottage's website via its PayPal account. The balance is due upon arrival either by check or cash.

~ Because VRBO's Instant Booking system does not have my local bank as part of its system,regretfully the Cottage cannot offer this service.


Cavalier Cottage Bed and Breakfast is just minutes from downtown Shelburne Falls, MA and the famous Bridge of Flowers, the glacial potholes, splendid shopping and dining choices, as well as the work of local artisans featured in galleries and cooperatives. Other area towns such as Greenfield, Northampton and Amherst offer a plethora of locally-owned galleries, stores, restaurants, cafes and art museums.


¦43 minutes to Smith College, Northampton – 31 miles

¦24 minutes Greenfield Community College & Stillpoint School of Massage, Greenfield -14 miles

¦50 minutes to Hampshire College, Amherst – 37 miles

¦45 minutes to Amherst College and UMass – 31 miles

¦1 hour to Mt. Holyoke College S. Hadley – 47 miles

¦58 minutes to Williams College, Williamstown – 29.8 miles

¦27 minutes to Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway – 13 miles

¦35 minutes to Hallmark School of Photography, Turners Falls – 19.5 miles

¦26 minutes to Gold Thread Herb Farm, Conway – 12.9 miles

¦37 minutes to C.S. Lewis College, Northfield – 24 miles

¦46 minutes to Mass College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), N. Adams – 24 miles


¦8 minutes to Shelburne Falls – 4.5 miles

¦43 minutes to Brattleboro — 33.5 miles


¦45 minutes to Mass Moca, N. Adams – 28.5 miles

¦19 minutes to Shantigar Village, where artistic and spiritual practices entwine, Rowe – 19 miles

¦1 hr. and 20 minutes to Jacobs Pillow, Becket – 53 miles

¦1 hr. and 20 minutes to Tanglewood – 46 miles

¦1 hours to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute – 38 miles

¦57 minutes to the Williamstown Theatre Festival and 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown – 30 miles

¦1 hour and 29 minutes to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge – 50.8 miles

¦10 minutes to Mohawk Trail Concerts, Charlemont – 6 miles

¦50 minutes to Amherst and the National Yiddish Center on the campus at Hampshire College – 37 miles

¦30 minutes to Historic Deerfield Village – 21 miles

¦15 minutes to Rowe Conference Center – 12 miles


¦10 minutes to Zoar Outdoors (canopy tours and river rafting), Charlemont – 5.8 miles

¦13 minutes to Berkshire East (zip-line and skiing), Charlemont – 6.5 miles. Skiers, please note that Cavalier Cottage is a Berkshire East Ski and Stay Lodging. Each guest can save $10 on a lift ticket when they present their Ski & Stay coupon at the Berkshire East ticket window.

~40 minutes to Mt. Snow in Wilmington, VT - 28 miles

¦¦5 minutes to Crab Apple (river rafting, kayaking and rentals)

Keywords: dog friendly b&b, dog-friendly accommodation, pet-friendly b&b, animal-friendly b&b, Mohawk Trail Rt. 2, pet-friendly lodgings, Sugaring, Berkshire East, zipline & canopy tours, river rafting, kayaking, hiking, x-country, snowshoeing, golf, tennis, horseback riding.


If using a GPS device to get to the cottage, enter the town of Shelburne Falls, 01370.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

patricia butterfield
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016

About patricia butterfield

I have lived in the Pioneer Valley for the past 15 years. Before embarking on this semi-retired passage of my life, I owned and managed a private career school for cosmetology and esthetics (skin care) education and opened the first full service day spa, both Northampton-based. I have been involved in animal rights and animal welfare for many years.

Since moving to the Charlemont-Shelburne Falls area, I’ve become acquainted with Leslie and Ed Grinnell, owners of Eddie’s Wheels . Leslie and Ed custom design wheelchairs for disabled companion animals and provide them and their care givers valuable guidance and support. I volunteer at Eddie’s Wheels and have the privilege and opportunity to meet many wonderful dogs and cats who seek wheelchair assistance to regain mobility.

Leslie provided me with the inspiration to launch Cavalier Cottage as a place where her out of town clients, both 2 and 4-legged, could spend a night after a fitting for a wheelchair.

In addition, I am a major animal person and there are not very many lodgings in the area that permit pets. And it's always a delight to meet new and interesting people.

After living in NYC and working for the airline industry when I was single and young and then married for a 15 year stint, this venture now provides me much pleasure as I strive to grow Cavalier Cottage!

I look forward to warmly welcoming you to Cavalier Cottage with or without your companion animals.

patricia butterfield purchased this apartment in 2011

Why patricia butterfield chose Berkshires

This area of Western Massachusetts offers great tranquility, natural beauty, many diverse outdoor, educational and cultural activities.

The people of West County are extraordinarily kind and caring.

What makes this apartment unique

I share space at Cavalier Cottage with my marvellous rescued dogs and cats. Neighbors and other community members have made me feel very welcome and it just feels so right. I enjoy and value the peace and beauty this area provides me.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I found Cavalier Cottage because I was looking for a place to stay where I could bring my two dogs. What I found was a delight; a cottage that I would happily return to even without pets! Cavalier Cottage is on a quiet road (very few cars went by) with a beautiful garden, located between Charlemont and Shelburne Falls. We had daily lovely breakfast of scones, and the home was one of the quietest, most comfortable, and peaceful places I've stayed in. The kitchen was very well appointed and we could have easily cooked many meals; Patricia was wonderfully helpful. I'm looking for a way to return to Western Massachusetts and stay here again.
Jul 2016
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Unique People & Pet-Welcoming Country Haven
average rating of 4.910959 based on 192 reviews
New Haven, CT

Great place for dogs - and their owners :)

  • 4 of 5

Great place to enjoy nature, spend long days hiking and walking with dogs. Nice kitchen area to cook and make meals. Cozy and inviting.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful pet friendly cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay with your fur kids! Cottage met all our needs, and Patricia is a great hostess! Love the quiet, private location yet close enough to town. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Haven Ct

Great Place for a dog get away

  • 4 of 5

Our dog loves to go on road trips and while many places say they are dog friendly they have a long list of rules. Patricia does not and it made our visit so relaxed and fun.The Cottage is close to good places to dine and some fun shopping and walking around. We loved it and would go again in a heart beat and Winnie our dog had a blast.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pembroke, Ma

Pleasant Bed and Breakfast

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant cottage with full amenities. Breathtaking rural location. Very dog friendly. Close to local town and activities. Pat (the nice lady that runs this B&B) delivers morning scones and orange juice (yum) and she offers to dog sit too. Cavalier Cottage in my humble opinion a well run, very clean, peaceful, and charming place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, Colorado, USA

An extraordinary place, and an exceptional hostess

  • 5 of 5

Places like this one are rare. The hostess, the facility itself, and the setting are all beyond compare. Patricia is warm and welcoming, friendly but never intrusive. She thinks of the details, provides freshly-baked scones each morning, and has the kitchen stocked with great breakfast items beyond that. When we hit snags with lodging at our next location, the day we left her place to go on our way, she even got busy and located a great alternative place we could go! We felt like we made a friend, and one we cherish. She cared about us and about all our animals, and was welcoming to them as well as to us. It was clear that she honestly cares about people and their pets, and that she sees them as part of the family just like we do. The place itself is quiet and beautiful, extremely comfortable, and it has a fabulous full kitchen. The setting is incredible, with trees so tall the road there is like a tunnel in places. We even saw a bear on that road one evening! And the nearby town of Shelburne Falls quite won our hearts, with cute little stores and places with wonderful home-made pizza and ice cream. Whether you stay for one night or a week, you will be so glad you went to Cavalier Cottage to stay. We sure are!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay with the four-legged family members.

  • 5 of 5

Pat, the hostess, is incredible. She made every moment of our stay calm and casual, even when our two bassets didn't. The studio space is lovely with more then enough room for our family of four and our dogs. If you are looking for somewhere unassuming, well appointed, and in a beautiful wooded setting, this is the place to be. Also, Pat's fresh morning scones, are to die for. You will not regret your time is this area of Mass., or staying in Cavalier Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacob, Thanks so much for your gracious review. It was a pleasure having you all at the cottage! Patricia
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bradley International Airport, Hartford
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Shelburne Falls
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Shelburne Falls
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Berkshire East
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Sunburn Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Greenfield Community College
Car: necessary

This beautiful and diverse area of W. MA offers an array of cultural, educational and outdoor activities. In additon,

Zipline canopy tours, snow shoeing, skiing and X-country skiing. And best of all, you can share it all with your companion animal/s.


Rates & Availability

Shelburne Falls Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.7%

~ 10% discount offered to seniors & military personnel.
~ Special rate offers cannot be combined.
~ Contact us with any questions please.
~ Check-in from 3.00pm and check out by 11.00am
~ When you know your ETA, please advise us.

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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Shelburne Falls Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • one bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Regular queen size bed with a firm mattress. If more than 2 guests, a queen size and twin size airbed with built-in base for an overall height of 20 inches and 2 39'x80' Japanese futons , both providing for a very comfortable night's rest.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
'use of adjoining deck and garden area', 'beautiful quiet country road great for dog walks', 'extra pet care services that include fenced in yard, dog walking if weather permits and dog massage by a certified animal massage therapist', homemade english scones with jams for breakfast' 'classic board games' 'commitment from the owner to provide guests with all they need for a very great getaway'

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