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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 scrapbooking in this awesome house. We had plenty of space in the great room and lots of room for everyone to have their own bedroom. Loved the layout of the home and we will be going back this fall for another girls weekend."
Guest: Trista K.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
"The cute cottage is literally in downtown Lenox and close to restaurants, shopping and bookstore - also walking distance to Kennedy park and short walk to the mount. House was clean and in great condition I would deftinitley stay again. Penny was a breeze to work with!!"
Guest: Laura C.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
"We stayed in this special house for a long weekend in June while we attended a wedding in Monterey. The place is very beautiful, with large windows overlooking the lake. The kitchen is really charming, and well equipped. There is a dock that leads right out from the house to the lake. We felt like we were in a magical hideaway. The main bedroom is big and bright; the two little bedrooms are meant for kids, but we had an adult sleep in each bed, and it was comfortable. There is no internet, but our at&t phones worked just fine, and we went to the nearby general store when we needed to use our computers. We were nice and warm at night. The shower worked well. We recommend this place fully!"
Guest: Naomi T.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 21, 2015