RATE NOTES: Email for discount on rates for off-season visits for more than 5 nights (November through April) . Off season rate is normally $225 per night, minimum 3 nights). High Season rates (summer) vary; highest midsummer rate at $300 nightly. Summer rental is weekly Saturday to Saturday.
If you are aesthetically minded, if you are looking for something particularly charming and special, you will love this Victorian waterfront cottage totally restored from the ground up in 2016. If you are seeking a very nice spot on the lake, you will love this property. Canoe, Kayak, Sunfish Sailboat, and more to enjoy.
If you have rented cottages before, you know that location on the lake makes a difference. Our cottage is located on the favored east side of the lake, with best sunshine. It is located away from the boat traffic and boat wake waves, on a quiet cove open to the largest of the lakes bays. Nice swimming area for kids. Its has the important things experienced visitors recognize.
It is a Victorian beauty, but fully restored in 2016 to high standards. Toasty warm in winter with lower level radiant heated floor, air conditioned for summer.
Fully equipped kitchen, open-concept. We re-purposed original and vintage materials for this loved Victorian era cottage during our restoration. Every window and door has a story. Just ask us!
Easy to use fireplace. Great for crisp mornings.
Bedrooms include: one queen, one full and 2 bunks. Wake up in the queen and full bedrooms to sunrise on the lake. Spectacular views. Also upstairs, is a comfortable reading area and desk, a full bathroom with a 2 person, fully tiled shower, while the downstairs bath boasts a sparkling, new claw foot soaking tub.
Downstairs, you will find a fully equipped kitchen, full-sized fridge, dual-fuel stove (gas stove top/electric oven), dishwasher and apron farm sink. Guests can dine on the old world dining table and Hitchcock chairs made locally, or at the kitchen peninsula. We have an open concept kitchen/dining/living room area which opens, through french doors, onto a large deck, just steps from the lake front. Enjoy the gas grill and picnic table for afternoon BBQs or glowing white lights and sunsets for a lovely evening dinner party.
Bring your boat or jetski and tie up at our lakefront dock. This lake is great for swimming, boating, water-skiing and fishing. Private lawn and water front. Sunny side of the lake. The cottage is close to 'the Secret Spot,' (shallow area great for small children to play in the water). We live next door to the cottage. Our boat is parked on the south side of the dock in front of our place, your boat, if you bring one, is docked on the right north side directly in front of your cottage.
Our area offers wonderful restaurants and grocers using locally produced food, Farmer's Markets (don't miss Litchfield's Saturday Farmer's Market!), the Gilson Cinema/Cafe, Antiquing, nearby fly-fishing, hiking, and biking. Stop in at a local farm for just picked corn or tomatoes, or an after dinner ice-cream cone.
For anyone up for a Berkshires experience, we are less than a one hour, country drive from Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Co., Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Lenox, and the Outlets at Lenox.
During the summer, we request a minimum 7 day booking, Saturday to Saturday. Also, we cannot accommodate pets, due to potential allergies of renters. However, there is a highly respected kennel close to the other side of the lake.
Of course, it's great in the summer, but fall and winter offer their own special activities. Fall leaves, apple picking, hay rides and pumpkin patches in the country. Winter snow, skiing, flannel sheets and cozy fires. Our cottage can comfortably accommodate all seasons!