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Recent Great Barrington reviews
Comfortable cottage, walk to nice lake, close to GB, great for kids
"We stayed at Deidre's lake cottage in Aug 2015 and had a great time on short notice for very reasonable rate. The cottage is back in the woods off Lake Buel. The cottage's 2 bedrooms worked well for us -- 2 adults, 2 kids (2, 4) and a newborn. Our girls shared the 2nd bedroom with 2 twin/trundle which is located off the kitchen away from the master bedroom which is off the living room. The master bedroom is well appointed with 2 large chest of drawers and a very comfortable Queen bed. It was great to have a house well supplied with linens and towels (not always the case in the Berks). The house only has a stall shower (fine), this actually worked out well with the girls as they were happy to use the sprayer and we didn't need to watch them. The basement has a nice washer and a dryer which is an absolute necessity with 3 kids. We slept with the windows open every night and used the gas fireplace to take the chill off the LR couple mornings when it was in the 50s.
The Water: The house is not immediately close to the lake, as is described. It is a 5 minute stroll down dirt road to boat dock on Lake Buel, down a hill, nothing too strenuous even with stroller. We liked hanging out on the dock with floaties with the kids, feeding the ample fish population (warning: they will nibble your feet). The floating swim dock has a definite duck poop problem unfortunately. The house has a raft and small row boat. I would have liked to Kayak / Canoe but didn't get that together (pity there are hundreds of fallow canoes and kayaks on the lake!!). The cottage's immediate neighbors were friendly and helpful.
Dining: the kitchen is well supplied and has lots of pans. Big fan of the Denmark non-stick and the whisk blender... Made pancakes, crepes, bacon, blueberry buttermilk bread, etc. There is a table big enough for 4-5 to eat in the kitchen and a table on the covered porch where we ate most of the time. The covered porch is very nice and we also got to take in a strong thunderstorm from there (one afternoon only). We grilled outside frequently -- the ribs from Guido's are delicious.
Activities: We come to the Berkshires every summer pretty much. West Marlborough is close to Great Barrington for shopping and dining, Plaza Package for beer/wine/spirits, Monterey, Rawson Brook Goat Farm. We drove to Tanglewood for Tanglewood on Parade and also to Goose Pond to visit friends / beach. We had clear skies 2 nights with great sky watching - shooting stars included."
Guest: Max R.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 11, 2015
"We had a great weekend stay. The cabin is in a beautiful spot with a nice yard and places to sit outside. It's fairly secluded. The cabin itself is well-appointed, but with a rustic feel. We enjoyed sitting on the screened-in porch, and took a great hike that the owner described in the informational packet in the cabin. We will definitely try to stay here again next summer."
Guest: JoeDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 19, 2015
"A lovely and comfortable house. Walking distance to Housatonic, a very short drive to Great Barrington. Rustic charm, cozy, warm, inviting, and plenty of space for eight adults. A delightful little porch looking over the yard, and a sweet enclosed porch that provided sheltered space when it became too chilly to sit outside. Best of all, everything was in working order... including plenty of hot water for showers! A well equipped kitchen, and a terrific dining area that easily accommodated ten adults. Clean, well-kept, hassle free... exactly what our gang was looking for. I'd come back again... and again."
Guest: George A.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
A panacea to the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. It's tranquility and serenity will amaze.
"The tree house is a work of art both inside and out. We had privacy yet were close to restaurants; grocery stores etc and all the good things the Berkshires has to offer. The house is accurately represented, however, it looks better in person. So Zen. The owners are an absolute pleasure, thoughtful, organized and very responsive. There is a list of people that can be contacted in case we should have needed anything..which we did not. It's footage on paper may seem relatively small...yet once in...it feels beautifully spacious. The pod is Immaculate. It's simple yet stylish. Comfortable. The beds are comfy. Everything needed is provided with thoughtfully placed touches of luxury.
My husband and two 11 year olds went with our dog and had plenty of room. This a special place, it gave us an opportunity to get back in touch with nature and leave the chaos of the rat race behind. Each morning, we awoke and each evening we went to bed with the view of tree tops, the singing of birds and the sweet gurgling of a sweet stream just feet away from the bedrooms. Absolutely enthralling.
We enrolled our children at Hi Rock Camp for two weeks...an idea I got from a previous reviewer...which they loved! While our children were busy canoeing and horseback riding, my husband and I got to spend time relaxing. The internet service is fast and reliable - the GB's are limited yet within reason for regular internet use. For my husband and I...that was the best part...being able to spend our time with our family without the lure of the usual distractions.
To the owners, thank you for your lovely hospitality and for sharing your unique & amazing home with us! We hope very much to return."
Guest: S V.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015