|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Comfortably sleeping 8 to 10 people, this sunny log cabin has a fireplace on each of its three levels, making it especially cozy after a day of culture, hiking or on the slopes. The main floor has anupdated open kitchen, dining room and living room with cathedral ceilings, skylights and a wood-burning fireplace. There are also two bedrooms and one bath on the main floor. Upstairs, there's a spacious master suite loft with a gas stove and full bath. The lower lever has a separate family/entertainment room with a flat screen TV with surround sound, gas stove, two bedrooms and a third bath. Two large decks provide excellent private outdoor space for year-round grilling, and a gas heater for autumn stargazing on the comfy patio furniture. 3 minutes from Ski Butternut, this house is a quick drive to downtown Great Barrington, its restaurants and shopping, and 20 minutes to Tanglewood. A perfect place for shared meals by the fire, yet with a separate level for kids to hang. We invite you to kick back and relax for a weekend, weks, or the whole season.
We are privileged to share our second home with others for family gatherings. parties and escapes. We love to share our home with repeat guests, and hope you will make your own warm memories here.
We bought the house when our 3 now adult children were little. We loved the warmth and simplicity of the log cabin, but the space and light of the five bedroom design clinched it, and the separate family room on lower level is a kid haven. That, and the great room, which really fosters hanging out and conversation, in any season, any time of day. Some day, we will retire here, but until then, we like the thought of nice people using our home to escape, re-connect, sink in. Its a comfortable house.
One feels like one is far away, but if you forgot to get milk, it is literally five minutes to Price Chopper.
There is utter privacy on the back deck; you can do yoga there, or watch the stars. The front deck is big enough to seat twenty for dinner, and you feel like you are in a tree house. There are raspberries in summer, and an infant sized sledding hill in the winter. Or drive around the corner, and Ski Butternut, the most family friendly ski resort in the northeast. If you bring a kayak, it is five minutes to the ramp on Lake Buel. If you hike, try the AT, or Bear Mountain State Forest, or East Mountain State Forest , which our property abuts.
I went up to the cabin Columbus Day weekend with a few friends and it was a fantastic experience. The cabin was cozy and homely, with more than enough space for everyone. We got to explore downtown Great Barrington, along with the neighboring towns, Stockbridge and Lenox, which are just a few minutes away by car. The fall foliage was stunning and we were able to go to several fall festivals in the area! I could not recommend this cabin or the area itself enough, truly an unforgettable experience.
I've been up here several times with a group of friends and I've never been disappointed. The cabin itself is beautiful, with its log walls and big balcony. It's got several rooms, so you can comfortably fit more people than you'd expect. The top floor is basically one big master bedroom, the main floor has two bedrooms and the space you see in the pictures, and the basement has another living room and two or three more bedrooms.
I love Great Barrington's downtown, which is only a five to ten minute drive from the cabin. It has lots of great restaurants, cafes, and shops, though the loss of the Gypsy Joynt will sting.
There is great hiking nearby, which is usually the point of our trip. Our favorites are a 2, 2 and a half hour mountain hike in Great Barrington and a roughly 30 minute hike that straddles the New York/Massachusetts border and ends at what I believe is the biggest waterfall in Massachusetts.
I've never been in the winter, but I hope to do so soon. Every time we drive by Butternut I wish it's sky season.
I stayed here with a group of friends for the weekend and had the best time. The cabin is clean, spacious and perfect for groups and families. It's just a few minutes driving from tons of hiking trails, quarries and the downtown (I seriously suggest the Gypsy Joint for the best sandwiches you'll ever have). The bedrooms are cozy and there's a gorgeous outdoor porch and grass space that's great for hanging outside on a beautiful day. Hope to stay here again sometime soon!
Autumn in the Berkshires is golden, with few crowds, and all crisp New England treats. Farmer's markets abound, but you don't have to cook, because Great Barrington is foodie paradise. Hike or just wander. In Fall, Lenox has the 'Apple Squeeze', the Botanical Garden has the Harvest Festival.
Winter is silver and beautiful, the town is nestled in white mountains, and there are happy skiers in every fireplace-warmed restaurant and bar. Stockbridge recreates Norman Rockwell's Main Street in December. Go to Cranwell for X-Country and the indoor pool at the spa.
Spring in the Berkshires brings the Berkshire International Film Festival. Welcome to Vail without the pretension.
And Summer is birdsong and other music echoing off the lakes. Tanglewood Music Festival, Aston Magna, and dance at Jacobs Pillow. Try the Berkshire Fringe Festival for something new. Do not miss an afternoon on the Red Lion's porch with a drink. The sunset from the Kemble Inn in Lenox has the most romantic view ever. For margaritas any time of year, Mexican restaurant Xicotencatl is five minutes away, and the margaritas are fresh and real. The cabin is located between two giant state parks. We are not only on a national walking trail, but on a wild path for wild turkeys, hawks, porcupines,, raccoons and even the occasional bobcat. We've seen it all from the deck. Rainy days can mean going out to a movie in town, a museum or restaurant, or staying in, surfing the web or watching a favorite film on surround sound TV. Cook up all the cool food you bought at Guidos in the spacious open kitchen. Wait for the pot to boil by the big fireplace, or snuggle in the master bedroom with its own gas woodstove fire. All the furniture is overstuffed, all the mattresses firm. This cabin is a good place to rest after a busy day, and a good place in which to to just stay home.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|6 or more surcharge||$500|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Separate lease will be provided. Groups of 6 or more people will incur a surcharge.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.