|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Enjoy the beautiful lake and mountain views at our cozy cottage nestled in the scenic Berkshires. With an open kitchen/living area, kitchen corner nook area, spacious deck and 1/3 acre of grassy lawn. Come & relax!
1st bedroom has a full bed & 2nd bedroom has bunk beds: linens provided. You will have access to the community beach for swimming or launching of the cottage's available kayaks (2) or canoe (1), with lifevests included, only a 1 minute leisurely stroll from the cottage. During the winter, the lake is perfect for a cross country ski or snowshoe trek. Enjoy leisure time or meals on the spacious deck in the summer months or warm up by the easy-to-use pellet stove during those cozy winter nights.
There is plenty to do and our guest information guide is filled with tidbits of knowledge of the surrounding area. Come & enjoy your complimentary gift basket!
There is a shed on the property: filled with outdoor toys for the children, fishing poles & tackle boxes, beach chairs, etc. Multiple tiki torches are available for those summer evenings on the deck/lawn. Deck is huge with furniture/umbrella included.
Dear Sonya & Glen,
We have stayed in quite a few Berkshires rental cabins and this was by far the loveliest. Everything was absolutely perfect. The warmest welcome! The gift baskets were such a treat- the kids were thrilled with their glow sticks and snacks & we very much enjoyed the wine after a traffic-y drive from NYC. We played croquet, and BBQ'd, went apple and pumpkin picking, kayaked & canoed *Eric fell in fully clothed in late October attire :) , the kids took a 2 min dip, played with the toys & games...and we still had time to read by the fire & sun ourselves on the deck with cups of tea. And we roasted marshmallows on the campfire! We cannot wait to come here again- everything about the place is perfection & you truly go above & beyond in making it an easy, relaxing, thoroughly enjoyable place to vacation. Things like a little welcome note with all our names on it & mints on the pillows are just special touches one doesn't find everywhere. It was also especially nice of you to order up a FULL GOLDEN HARVEST MOON to rise over the lake on our arrival! Many thanks!
Jenny, Eric, Hutch & Violet
OH! & we loved Ozzie's Steak & Eggs! We wanted to eat there 3 meals a day!
We wanted a comfortable, clean, peaceful place to get away, where we'd have easy access to outdoor activities as well as restaurants, cafes and shopping. The cottage gave us everything we were looking for. We really enjoyed kayaking around the lake and just sitting out on the deck with a cool drink, watching the hummingbirds and taking in the beauty of the surroundings.
Before planning our summer vacation, we sat down to dream up the perfect place to stay. It had to be in the center of the Berkshires so it would be possible to hit many of the tourist sites around Lenox and Pittsfield. It had to be on a lake, with kayaks or canoes. And it had to be cozy and comfortable for our family of four. This little lake cottage was that dream come true. It's in the country, but still within easy driving distance to all the places we wanted to visit, including the Norman Rockwell Museum (which the kids liked a lot), Melville's house at Arrowhead, and Emily Dickinson's house in Amherst (which is exactly an hour east along Rt. 143). And Ashmere Lake was all we imagined, so quiet and peaceful for most of the day. The cabin comes complete with two kayaks and a canoe, perfect for four people to tour the entire lake in a little flotilla or to take off on their own or in pairs -- often with the whole lake to yourself. It is a very short walk down to the lake, where we not only enjoyed a little sun and swimming but got to observe the mating habits of the Pumpkinseed sunfish right along the shore, where they set up stone-covered beds and the male guards and fans the eggs until they become whole schools of little ones feeding in the sunny shallows (all of which happened within the mid-June week that we stayed). The little beach was perfect and we had it all to ourselves for most of our stay, though it was a pleasure to meet some of the neighbors there, all of whom were very helpful and fun to talk to. The weather was perfect, with only one late-night rainstorm (with some wonderful thunder and lightning) and great sun and low humidity during the day. We slept wonderfully in the quiet and cool nights. There were lots of fun games for us to play together, and we also brought our own so that every night was family game night or movie night (we brought along several DVDs). The cozy cabin really brings the family together, either indoors or in the backyard for a bonfire, which is set up perfectly, surrounded by rocks and chairs and picnic table for eating smores. We ate in most days, as the kitchen is set up perfectly and we made one big shopping trip to Pittsfield for groceries (about a 25 minutes drive) so we had food for the whole week. Sonya has thought of everything, from the lovely welcome gift baskets to the many blankets hidden around the place for cool nights. They even have a basketball hoop! We will be back.
Our stay was absolutely, positively, without a doubt...perfect. The cottage had pretty much everything you could need, including disney/pixar cute wildlife running/flying around the property. Everything is clean and completely prepared for you. Kitchen was fully stocked, including a welcome gift basket that was personalized for you. One of the best parts of the cottage are the deck and yard, perfectly laid out with a spectacular view of the lake literally steps away. Canoe and kayaks were available for us...including an entire shed filled with activities to keep us entertained. We opted for the canoe and relaxed on the majestic lake. We just can't compliment the cottage enough, but really...the best part was Sonya and how kind, professional, understanding, and helpful she was from the moment we inquired about the cottage to the moment we left. We will definitely be coming back and renting from from her again.
We had a wonderful time staying at this sweet and cozy Berkshire cabin. Everything was clean and comfortable when we arrived and there was a sweet and wonderful gift basket waiting for us, including a personalized toy for our young son. The wood in the cabin makes everything feel warm and inviting and the pellet stove kept us warm and gave the room a wonderful ambiance. The kitchen was great to cook in, and the beds were comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet and the lake views are absolutely beautiful, and what bright stars at night! We can't wait to go back again in warmer weather and try canoeing on the lake. Thanks for a great weekend stay!
Our stay was wonderful. The house had everything we needed. It is very close to the lake, and we easily were able to take the kayaks out and enjoy it--twice! Sonya was helpful with our questions, and we received a nice gift basket upon arrival. Pittsfield is close by as are many great places to hike, including the Appalachian Trail. The weather was perfect, too. Sweet!
The property was top class. Well equipped and very spacious. The photos did the property no justice. It was way bigger than we expected, the garden and deck were amazing. Great for kids. We did not want to leave.
Come enjoy our cozy 2 bedroom cottage nestled in the Berkshires with scenic lake and mountain views. There is much to do (or little, if desired!) during any season of the year here at the lake cottage. Enjoy the outdoors during the warm summer days, filled with swimming in the private community beach area, just a 1 min leisurely stroll, followed by a drink on our spacious deck. Canoes and kayaks are also available (lifevests too) for use in the lake. Also during Summer months enjoy the many cultural attractions nearby including Tanglewood,Jacob's Pillow,Norman Rockwell museum, The Mount, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Mass Moca, and the Clark Art Institute, most within 30 minutes driving. In the fall, enjoy what New England's best has to offer, by taking a scenic leaf peeping drive through the famous Berkshire towns and country roads. Enjoy the summit of the tallest mountain in MA, Mt. Greylock (3491 ft), by car only 30 mins away (road to summit open from late-May to Nov 1, weather permitting) or by foot via numerous hiking trails. Bascom Lodge on the summit has been recently renovated and offers meals/overnight accommodations. In the winter, enjoy a downhill ski day at Bousquet Ski Area or Jiminy Peak Resort (30-40 min drive) or cross country ski day on our Ashmere Lake or at Notchview Reservation or Bucksteep Manor just 20 mins away, followed by a cup of hot chocolate by the fire. Late winter/early spring days bring fresh maple sugaring with rustic sugar shacks in neighboring towns.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Week of July 4th: $1200.00.
Change over days can be flexible if cottage is not rented in back to back weeks. Individual situations considered.
***No more security deposits!!! Now there is only a $59.00 fee for a Home Instead Property Protection plan instead having to put down a large security deposit.
Tax included in rental rates.
No hidden fees!