Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Berkshires Cottage Nestled In The Woods Within One Minute Of Tranquil Lake.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6 plus pull out couch (8 max)

The cottage is located in the Berkshires on a quiet winding road. Majority of cottages are owner occupied. Therefore you get the privacy & relaxation without the crowds. All the Berkshire attractions are within a scenic drive. Endless activities for the entire family. Something for everyone. The lake is high in minerals which leaves your hair & skin feeling silky smooth. The lake does not show up on tourist maps, so you have private enjoyment.I love waking up in the morning, with my cup of coffee & going around lake in the morning dew. Beaver, Otters, Birds, and Fish greet you along your way. Then take a sunset cruise before BBQ on the deck & gathering around the fire pit.The cottage has electric heat & wood burning fireplace so it can be enjoyed year round. The cottage is fully equipped with all modern conveniences. I can assure you, your entire family will create some wonderful memories here. You will be back again & again. It's convenient, private, a guaranteed Berkshire experience. Jacobs Pillow up the mountain, only 8 minute ride.

Note: Owner holds N.J. State Real Estate License.

More Details

Scott Jeffers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2017

About Scott Jeffers

I am originally from Michigan and used to spend time in at our cottage Traverse City area and have nothing but great memories. I purchased cottage for my family to create their own memories.

Scott Jeffers purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Scott Jeffers chose Becket

I fell in love with the Berkshires. The lake is cristal clear and I enjoy sailing, swimming, fishing, Kayaking, and more... There is something very special about the area and no matter what the weather, there is always something to do.

What makes this cottage unique

You are close to all the Berkshires attractions yet you are slightly off the tourest area. Most homes are owner occupied therefore the lake is never crowded. You can truly relax and enjoy the water.

Jacobs Pillow up mountain, only 8 minute ride.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great cottage tucked in the woods with a wooded path to a tranquil lake. Peaceful setting, however, within 20 minutes of Tanglewood and all the Berkshire attractions.

All you need is food and clothing. Cottage is fully equipped. There are two Hobbie style kayaks available for min. rent to enjoy the lake at Sunrise with coffee or Sunset with cocktail.

Grill on the deck, hike in the woods, firepit at night, museums, outlets, restaurants, theatre, outdoor concerts, and so much more. No matter what the weather there is something to do.

Within 20 minutes of Lenox, Stockbridge, Lee, Pittsfield, and Great Barrington which was recently voted as #1 small town get-a-way.
May 2012
  • 1 of 1


Becket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Window and fan.
  • Modern bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 Double + Bunkbeds(2)
  • Two seperate bedrooms. One has double and the other has a double plus bunk beds. Both have dressers and closet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is an additional small game table with ping pong and pool. There are cards and board games like chess and checkers. If you have any questions, just ask. There are two Kayak style conoes that are available for a min additional cost of $20. each per day. These are Top of the line Hobbie brand and alows you to enjoy the lake for fishing, excerscise, recreation or sunset/sunrise cruize. See photo's. Highly recommend.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

84% Complete
16% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Berkshires Cottage Nestled In The Woods Within One Minute Of Tranquil Lake.
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews

Nicely situated a close walk to a beautiful pond.

  • 4 of 5

The house was in excellent condition and well-equipped with everything we needed to spend a nice morning or afternoon on the property if we wanted. It was a nice, short walk to a dock on a beautiful, quiet lake so we could enjoy the outdoors in peace as well. It was also no more than a 20 minute drive to excellent dining and entertainment in the Southern Berkshires.

One recommendation to the owner (and a reason for one star off): make sure that the bedding and towels are freshly laundered immediately before guests arrive and make sure whoever washes them takes them out of the washer and starts drying them immediately. Ours smelled as if they had been sitting - either in washer or in the house - way too long without being aired out, giving the whole house an unpleasant smell; not a good first impression. A quick trip to the laundromat corrected it, but it's easily avoidable.

Everything else went very well.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your trip. I appreciate your recommendation. This is the first time I have ever had comment on sheets or towels. I always place fresh linens on bed and fresh towels in bathroom. Not sure what happened, however, will take extra care in the future. Thank you.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

awesome for the area

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax fish and enjoy

Enjoyed the cottage ,had everything plus

Scott is a great guy

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Maywood, New Jersey USA

A Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the minute Scott met us to check in, we knew it would be a great week. Our kids loved it, Jack went fishing everyday and Jamie was able to relax before beginning her summer job. The town was so quaint, we loved the country store and had such fun at the Quarry. Thank you Scott for checking in with us during the week to make sure everything was okay!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Peaceful getaway

  • 4 of 5

The setting is very pretty and a nice quiet place to relax. I especially loved enjoying a morning cup of coffee on the dock, listening to the birds. Scott was very accommodating and helpful. This is a good central location for family to meet up. Hope to be able to gather here again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cozy and fully stocked - centrally located

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun at the Jeffer's cabin in the Berkshires. It is centrally located to all the nearby attractions. We enjoyed the fire pit, the 1 minute walk to the lake and the comfy beds. The kids especially liked using the small pool table and made use of the DVD library. Also close to a nice outlet mall. Scott was very accommodating and helpful. We would recommend this place if you're looking for a cozy place to get away with your family!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Extremely cozy and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

My group had a wonderful weekend at the Jeffers Cottage! Scott met with us when we first arrived to show us the house and how everything worked as well answer any questions we had! We went in the fall and with the neighborhood being mostly summer homes we had the whole place to ourselves! The house is fully equipped with everything you need. No Wifi but we wanted a weekend off the grid. A 2 minute walk to the lake in Scott's pictures. Scott was easy to contact for anything we needed and gave us lots of info of things to do in the area (The Quarry hike was awesome!) Overall a beautiful weekend in the Berkshires!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Within 5 miles. Additional 20-30 minute drive
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Lenox / Tanglewood area.
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Great Barrington or StockBridge
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike 20 minute drive
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Within 5 miles. Majority 20-30 minute drive
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Butternut/ Great Barrington or Jiminy Peak Hancock
Car: necessary

Berkshires Get-A-Way. Located in quiet area and less than a minute walk to tranquil lake. Swimming, canoe/kayak, fishing, sailing, hiking, snow skiing, museums, theaters, Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, outdoor concerts, shops, outlet center, restaurants, brewery, horseback riding, and much more. Great family vacation area. Arts, dance, music, culture, sports, woods, mountains and lakes.Relax and enjoy no matter what the weather, there is always something to do. Prime location!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

There are variables during the year. Please do not hesitate to let me know what works for you and I will try to accomodate. I am very easy to work with. Last minute trips ok.

You can send check or money order to pay in full or pay half to book time frames and balance in cash upon arrival. You may also use Pay Pal. Very easy to use. I send you invoice through email and you choose payment method and you are booked. If you prefer another method, feel free to ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties