Private Getaway in the Berkshires

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Last updated: 09/28/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our rustic lakehouse is available for rent throughout the year.

Now excepting Pay Pal we make the whole stay simple.
Leave your worries behind and enjoy the peace and relaxation of all that is Gillen Pond. Gillen Pond is a great place to gather with friends and family for an event, or to simply escape the outside world. We are hidden away in the mountains of Lebanon Valley, New York. We are close to historical museums including the Shaker Village Museum and the Norman Rockwell Museum. We are near beautiful skiing spots in the Berkshires such as Butternut Resort and Otis Ridge. Nearby towns have incredible festivals, shops, farmers markets and so much more.
Our property contain a man-made lake that is safe for fishing, swimming, and small boats. It also includes trains that go around the lake and into the surrounding woods.
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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renters must be at least 25 yrs old. Proof of age required....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    3rd Bedroom has bunk beds ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 7-11

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3

    bunk beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    private bath...moreless

  • Futon & sleeper sofa: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon and sleeper sofa in living room...moreless

  • Master bedroom has private bathroom, queen size bed with an additional twin size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    small washer and dryer...moreless

  • Serviceable and clean, but not luxurious.

Other Amenities

  • A rural retreat. A place to get away from it all, where people can enjoy their own company without distractions. Hiking, boating, visiting museums, reading, fishing, outdoor cooking and dining are the preferred activities....moreless


  • Books:

    Our policy is leave a book, take a book :)...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Bring your own DVD movies...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer:

    dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Vehicles are not permitted to park in garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house does include electric heat but mainly uses the wood sotve...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    clean sheets on beds for scheduled guests...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living space, ideal for games, conversation....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Park in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking on the street is PROHIBITED...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline for emergency calls & calls to Management....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and Lake towels are kept seperately....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap provided...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    wood is supplied for woodstove...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee pot and filters provided. Coffee is not supplied...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cooking utensils included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes and utensils included ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    older model...moreless


  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe


Write a review 4.7
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat
Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2016
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $125
  • Taxes Not included


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Weekly rental is $875.00

Weekend rate is $400.00

Cleaning fee $125.00

Security Deposit $200.00

Please contact owner for more information, specials etc.

No Gratuity Required

Cancellation policy:

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

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jimmy D's RT 20 New Lebanon, NY
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, MA
15 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County Rt 9; US Rt 20:US Rt 22/ RT 295
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blueberry Hill Cafe, RT 20 New Lebanon, NY
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak

Car: Necessary

Just a short drive from the historic town of Chatham. Take a walk around town, enjoy the shops, take in a movie or have a gourmet meal at one of the cafes.

We are located on 35 private, wooded acres surrounding a 3 acre man made pond. Ideal for fishing, canoeing & kayaking.

Enjoy live music at Hudson Opera House, or perhaps classical music at The Spencertown Academy. Maybe take in a play at The Ghent Playhouse or take a day trip to Tanglewood for a picnic.

FREE access to Colombia Land Conservancy, offering cross country skiing, hiking & fishing. Located at the end of Old Gale Hill Road.

In the winter months, check out Jiminy Peak, Bousquet & Butternut, all located about a half hour drive from Gillen Pond.


Manager info

About: The Gillen Pond is a dream come true for our grandparents, the late George and Mary Gillen. In 1980, this house was built by many members of the Gillen family along with their friends. This house was originally built for their retirement years with the hopes that it would one day become a gathering place for future Gillen generations. Family was of utmost importance to George and Mary. The Gillen grandchildren now want to share their experiences with you and enable you to build a lifetime of memories with your family.

Why Old Chatham:
Our property consists of 1500 sq. feet of lower level living space and our man made 3.5 acre pond. We have many trails around our property that lead into the beautiful woods surrounding us. This home is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature. Our pond is perfect for swimming in the summer and even ice fishing in the winter.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property is located in a private and peaceful spot, perfect for family gatherings. A truly relaxing getaway, our pond is man-made and has grown into a wonderful watering hole, filled with hours of fun for all ages. We are surrounded by quiet and you can truly connect with nature. The paths around the house are safe and easy to follow. The house has large rooms and can hold many people and is pet friendly. The fire place holds to the rustic nature of the house and is wonderful to gather around in the winter. Enjoy your stay, and be sure to leave us a note in our guest journal sharing your experiences at our home.

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Speaks: english


  • Lake House in August

    Lake House in August

  • Almost at peak foliage! October 2013

    Almost at peak foliage! October 2013

  • Full moon October 2012

    Full moon October 2012

  • Winter at Gillen Pond

    Winter at Gillen Pond

  • Our inviting entrance

    Our inviting entrance

  • Sunrise November 2, 2013

    Sunrise November 2, 2013

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Living room/entertainment area

    Living room/entertainment area

  • Lake House in June, 2012

    Lake House in June, 2012

  • Fall 2013

    Fall 2013

  • Leave your worries behind...

    Leave your worries behind...

  • Crisp winter sky at Gillen Pond

    Crisp winter sky at Gillen Pond

  • View from across Gillen Pond in the fall

    View from across Gillen Pond in the fall

  • Gillen home welcomes you

    Gillen home welcomes you

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Private Getaway in the Berkshires

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