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Unique People & Pet-Welcoming Country Haven

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Cavalier Cottage, a superb getaway for all seasons and reasons!

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

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BREAKING NEWS:
Cavalier Cottage has received, for the 2nd consecutive year, two distinguished awards as 'Top Vacation Rental' and 'Rated Excellence' In their own words…

'Congratulations! Based on exceptional guest reviews and an impressive listing, you are being recognized. This honor was awarded to a very select group of vacation rental owners based on reviews from past guests.'
and Certificate of Excellence for 2014.
A SPECIAL PLACE
Discover Cavalier Cottage B&B, a pet-friendly home away from your home and an attractive alternative to conventional hotels, motels and B&B’s. We warmly welcome visitors who come to this beautiful and diverse area of Western Massachusetts with or without their companion animals.
PET-FRIENDLY WAS THE IMPETUS FOR OPENING
Since opening the cottage in January of 2012, I’ve welcomed more guests than I could possibly have predicted or hoped. It seems that Cavalier Cottage has answered a need for truly pet-friendly accommodations. I could tell you stories about the wonderful four-leggeds who’ve enjoyed country walks here, not to mention their terrific two-legged companions. I could not have imagined that I’d meet such a variety of interesting people when I opened the cottage this past winter.

Nestled at the base of the Charlemont hills and located on a very quiet country road, Cavalier Cottage is spacious, bright and comfortable. The live-in area is simply but graciously appointed, featuring ceiling to floor windows, newly installed oak laminate flooring, a queen size bed with a deluxe Simmons plush-firm mattress, private entrance and private deck. The fully equipped kitchen has an eat-in area with a full size stove and refrigerator (in case you want to cook-in), and a private bathroom. Relax on the private deck and enjoy the country view. For entertainment, you can access Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Acorn movies & shows, Dish TV with over 200 channels on a 28" flat screen TV, or play classic board games. To stay in touch with the outside world, the cottage is equipped with Wi-Fi. Park your car in an enclosed garage if you need to. Amenities also include a delicious Continental breakfast with Pat’s English scones, a small but growing library, and a CD player with a collection of jazz and classical CD’s.

CENTRAL LOCATION FOR ALL W.MA ATTRACTIONS
Cavalier Cottage is conveniently located to the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) and many outdoor activities: There are great hiking trails, river rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking, snow shoeing, rock climbing, downhill and X-country skiing. The beautiful Massachusetts countryside, with its many quaint villages and towns, is also home to a great variety of iconic educational and cultural destinations, including MassMoCa, the Clarke Institute of Art on the Williams College campus, and many more. The area is a four-season vacation destination, from foliage time in the autumn, through ski season into spring hiking time and summer holidays. Time here is sublimely tranquil and peaceful.

A few more special features:

~A new exclusive cottage amenity:

~Tarot by Paris

Now available by appointment: Insightful, intelligent tarot readings by Paris Finley. You can schedule a reading at the cottage for only $35.00. Readings run 30 minutes to an hour.

~Our guests are now eligible for a 10% discount from Zoar Outdoors (just a few miles from the Cottage) for all their great outdoor activities including the very popular zip line canopy tours, kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing!

~For dogs (and their human companions, too) who love to swim, we offer a map featuring three wonderful river and lake areas.

~Berkshire East ski area, just 15 minutes up Rt. 2 from the cottage, offers our guests $10.00 of each lift pass on a daily basis. Also during ski season the delightful West End Pub in Shelburne Falls provides cottage guests a 10% midweek discount (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) for dinner.

Please note:
As more guests have visited, many potential guests were unable to come because the dates they wanted were already booked. Because Cavalier Cottage can only accommodate one party of guests at a time, we highly recommend that if your desired dates are available, you secure the space by submitting a deposit (through the cottage website) or by booking it on-line on this site, in order to avoid disappointment. Cavalier Cottage, a cottage for all seasons, is perfect for week-long vacations, weekend or mid-week getaways, writer’s retreats, house-hunting visits, and temporary lodging for relocated executives.

We look forward to continuing to share our cozy and comfortable cottage with guests from around the world.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions.

A very warm greeting awaits all who visit Cavalier Cottage.


MORE THAN 2…

~ Choice of two 39'x 80' Japanese futon mattresses or an Intex Queen Size airbed with air-filled base, both very comfortable.
~ Children 12 and under stay for free
~ 10% discount to military personnel and senior citizens
~ Payment for a reservation deposit is made via credit card on the Cottage's website via its PayPal account. The balance is due upon arrival either by check or cash.
~ Because VRBO's Instant Booking system does not have my local bank as part of its system,regretfully the Cottage cannot offer this service.

ABOUT THE AREA
Cavalier Cottage Bed and Breakfast is just minutes from downtown Shelburne Falls, MA and the famous Bridge of Flowers, the glacial potholes, splendid shopping and dining choices, as well as the work of local artisans featured in galleries and cooperatives. Other area towns such as Greenfield, Northampton and Amherst offer a plethora of locally-owned galleries, stores, restaurants, cafes and art museums.

AREA COLLEGES
¦43 minutes to Smith College, Northampton – 31 miles
¦24 minutes Greenfield Community College & Stillpoint School of Massage, Greenfield -14 miles
¦50 minutes to Hampshire College, Amherst – 37 miles
¦45 minutes to Amherst College and UMass – 31 miles
¦1 hour to Mt. Holyoke College S. Hadley – 47 miles
¦58 minutes to Williams College, Williamstown – 29.8 miles
¦27 minutes to Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway – 13 miles
¦35 minutes to Hallmark School of Photography, Turners Falls – 19.5 miles
¦26 minutes to Gold Thread Herb Farm, Conway – 12.9 miles
¦37 minutes to C.S. Lewis College, Northfield – 24 miles
¦46 minutes to Mass College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), N. Adams – 24 miles
TOWNS
¦8 minutes to Shelburne Falls – 4.5 miles
¦43 minutes to Brattleboro — 33.5 miles
CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
¦45 minutes to Mass Moca, N. Adams – 28.5 miles
¦19 minutes to Shantigar Village, where artistic and spiritual practices entwine, Rowe – 19 miles
¦1 hr. and 20 minutes to Jacobs Pillow, Becket – 53 miles
¦1 hr. and 20 minutes to Tanglewood – 46 miles
¦1 hours to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute – 38 miles
¦57 minutes to the Williamstown Theatre Festival and 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown – 30 miles
¦1 hour and 29 minutes to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge – 50.8 miles
¦10 minutes to Mohawk Trail Concerts, Charlemont – 6 miles
¦50 minutes to Amherst and the National Yiddish Center on the campus at Hampshire College – 37 miles
¦30 minutes to Historic Deerfield Village – 21 miles
¦15 minutes to Rowe Conference Center – 12 miles
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
¦10 minutes to Zoar Outdoors (canopy tours and river rafting), Charlemont – 5.8 miles
¦13 minutes to Berkshire East (zip-line and skiing), Charlemont – 6.5 miles. Skiers, please note that Cavalier Cottage is a Berkshire East Ski and Stay Lodging. Each guest can save $10 on a lift ticket when they present their Ski & Stay coupon at the Berkshire East ticket window.
~40 minutes to Mt. Snow in Wilmington, VT - 28 miles
¦¦5 minutes to Crab Apple (river rafting, kayaking and rentals)

Keywords: dog friendly b&b, dog-friendly accommodation, pet-friendly b&b, animal-friendly b&b, Mohawk Trail Rt. 2, pet-friendly lodgings, Sugaring, Berkshire East, zipline & canopy tours, river rafting, kayaking, hiking, x-country, snowshoeing, golf, tennis, horseback riding.

NOTE:
If using a GPS device to get to the cottage, enter the town of Shelburne Falls, 01370.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 630 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 12 stay for free...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are a couple of steps to navigate and the bathroom that has a shower cannot accommodate a wheelchair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are an extremely pet-friendly property. We welcome companion animals with open arms. Crates, dog bowls and other dog-related items are on hand....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Regular queen size bed with a firm mattress. If more than 2 guests, a queen size and twin size airbed with built-in base for an overall height of 20 inches and 2 39'x80' Japanese futons , both providing for a very comfortable night's rest....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 'use of adjoining deck and garden area', 'beautiful quiet country road great for dog walks', 'extra pet care services that include fenced in yard, dog walking if weather permits and dog massage by a certified animal massage therapist', homemade english scones with jams for breakfast' 'classic board games' 'commitment from the owner to provide guests with all they need for a very great getaway'...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    classic board games including backgammon...moreless

  • Music Library:

    If you're a fan of classical music and/or mellow jazz, I can stock the cottage with some CD's....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The cottage is surrounded by woods and forests, mountain streams, mountain view, quiet country roads and is sublimely tranquil....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Just outside the unit and available for a minimal charge. Share with the owner...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    There is an enclosed garage attached to the cottage...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Indoor garage with entrance into the cottage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi with a very strong signal...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, towels, face cloths, dish towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    part of the overall living area...moreless

  • Parking:

    driveway parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Space in the driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    By enlarge most cell phones do not work at this location.However, most receive a signal by going outside on the driveway. I am happy to have guests use my land line if needed....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Just outside the cottage and available for a minimal charge. Share with the owner...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hook up to my NetGear router for a strong Wi-Fi signal and also enjoy Netflix movies via streaming on the 28 inch flat panel TV...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart programmable coffee maker. We grind small amounts oforganic beans for each new guest....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen is completely outfitted with cutlery, utensils, pots and pans. In short all that you need to prepare a snack or a 3 course meal!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    kitchen is fully stocked with a variety of dishes, glassware, serving ware and utensils for cooking...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full size oven, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, food processor, toaster, assorted teas, organic coffee, hot chocolate, hot& cold cereals, milk in the refrigerator, dog biscuits, with eat-in area...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    basic condiments, paper towels, dish towels, mustard, ketchup...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Kayaking and river rafting trips are within 15 minutes of the cottage at Crab Apple WhiteWater and Zoar Outdoors....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck off the cottage for your use...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are 2 courses, one 20 minutes from the cottage and the other 35 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available at Crab Apple WhiteWater and Zoar Outdoors....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    enjoy your own private garden space...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Berkshire East Ski Resort is 15 minutes from the cottage and Stump Sprouts for X-Country is 30 minutes away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    tennis courts are 10 minutes from the cottage...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
HIGH
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$133 $138
Fri, Sat, Sun
$834 $2,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $105 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $52 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

FALL/WINTER
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$123 $128
Fri, Sat, Sun
$789 $2,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $101 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $48 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$123 $128
Fri, Sat, Sun
$789 $2,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $101 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $48 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 5.7%

Notes:

~ MA State Lodging Tax of 5.7% not included.

~ 10% discount offered to seniors & military personnel.

~ VRBO's instant booking system does not include my local bank so this service regretfully is unavailable.

~ Make a booking with a $100 deposit to the PayPal a/c on the cottage website. Balance is due upon arrival.

~ Special rate offers cannot be combined.

~ Contact us with any questions please.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International Airport, Hartford
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shelburne Falls
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ashfield
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Amherst
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-91
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shelburne Falls
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Berkshire East
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sunburn Beach

Car: Necessary

This beautiful and diverse area of W. MA offers an array of cultural, educational and outdoor activities. In additon,

Zipline canopy tours, snow shoeing, skiing and X-country skiing. And best of all, you can share it all with your companion animal/s.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I have lived in the Pioneer Valley for the past 15 years. Before embarking on this semi-retired passage of my life, I owned and managed a private career school for cosmetology and esthetics (skin care) education and opened the first full service day spa, both Northampton-based. I have been involved in animal rights and animal welfare for many years. Since moving to the Charlemont-Shelburne Falls area, I’ve become acquainted with Leslie and Ed Grinnell, owners of Eddie’s Wheels . Leslie and Ed custom design wheelchairs for disabled companion animals and provide them and their care givers valuable guidance and support. I volunteer at Eddie’s Wheels and have the privilege and opportunity to meet many wonderful dogs and cats who seek wheelchair assistance to regain mobility. Leslie provided me with the inspiration to launch Cavalier Cottage as a place where her out of town clients, both 2 and 4-legged, could spend a night after a fitting for a wheelchair. In addition, I am a major animal person and there are not very many lodgings in the area that permit pets. And it's always a delight to meet new and interesting people. After living in NYC and working for the airline industry when I was single and young and then married for a 15 year stint, this venture now provides me much pleasure as I strive to grow Cavalier Cottage! I look forward to warmly welcoming you to Cavalier Cottage with or without your companion animals.

Why the Owner Chose Charlemont:
This area of Western Massachusetts offers great tranquility, natural beauty, many diverse outdoor, educational and cultural activities. The people of West Country are extraordinarily kind and caring.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
I share space at Cavalier Cottage with my marvellous rescued dogs and cats. Neighbors and other community members have made me feel very welcome and it just feels so right. I enjoy and value the peace and beauty this area provides me.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Cavalier Cottage, a superb getaway for all seasons and reasons!

    Cavalier Cottage, a superb getaway for all seasons and reasons!

  • Privacy personified at the Cottage.  Enjoy simple country sophistication.

    Privacy personified at the Cottage. Enjoy simple country sophistication.

  • Beautiful oak laminate flooring just installed.  Looking spiffy!

    Beautiful oak laminate flooring just installed. Looking spiffy!

  • Blue predominates at the cottage

    Blue predominates at the cottage

  • The new flooring is fabulous!

    The new flooring is fabulous!

  • Simple cottage sophistication to enhance your visit

    Simple cottage sophistication to enhance your visit

  • Rear to front view of the gracious living space

    Rear to front view of the gracious living space

  • A very cozy nook of the Cottage

    A very cozy nook of the Cottage

  • View from the kitchen area to the living area

    View from the kitchen area to the living area

  • Organic coffee to enjoy with fresh baked English scones for breakfast!

    Organic coffee to enjoy with fresh baked English scones for breakfast!

  • The cottage garden in full summer bloom

    The cottage garden in full summer bloom

  • Welcome to Cavalier Cottage B&B!

    Welcome to Cavalier Cottage B&B!

  • Welcome to Cavalier Cottage currently home to 5 rescued Cavaliers.

    Welcome to Cavalier Cottage currently home to 5 rescued Cavaliers.

  • Breakfast on the deck is always a great idea

    Breakfast on the deck is always a great idea

  • View from kitchen into the living area

    View from kitchen into the living area

  • A section of the living/sleeping area

    A section of the living/sleeping area

  • Dish TV with over 200 channels

    Dish TV with over 200 channels

  • The new spiffy sofa

    The new spiffy sofa

  • We like the soft curves of the new headboard.

    We like the soft curves of the new headboard.

  • Country view out of the floor to ceiling windows

    Country view out of the floor to ceiling windows

  • The new eat-in kitchen table. Mini-library, cd's & classical board games in rear

    The new eat-in kitchen table. Mini-library, cd's & classical board games in rear

  • The blue bathroom

    The blue bathroom

  • Beautiful and peaceful Oxbow Road...so great for people and dog walks

    Beautiful and peaceful Oxbow Road...so great for people and dog walks

  • Host and owner with Gwen

    Host and owner with Gwen

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