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"Our stay in Avalon Cottage was truly delightful. It is a charming home and so comfortable. The Cottage is ideally located for day trips to explore areas of the Hudson River Valley and Western Massachusetts and so welcoming to us on our return "home". We enjoyed the quiet and relaxed atmosphere, especially time on the back deck relaxing, reading and watching the wildlife. Our vacation was truly wonderful thanks in large part to feeling so at home in Avalon Cottage."
Guest: JGDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
"We had a great time for two weeks. Plenty to do nearby and the house is cozy and the kitchen is very good. Our dog loved it as well. Having no tv was a real plus, we played Monopoly and other games with our two grandchildren and got totally connected. Nice setting in the woods, quiet, peaceful and cool. I definitely recommend it."
Guest: BillDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015
"We came up for an annual "boys trip" that I do with my father (early 70s) and my 7 and 5 year old sons. From booking to scheduling/logistics and during our trip, Denise could not have been more fantastic and helpful. The house is really great and exactly what it looks like on the website. It's pretty basic on the outside and a nice, smaller space, but the layout is perfect and the finishing is fantastically well done. The whole place was clearly gut renovated and the kitchens and bathrooms are really nice. The bedrooms are nicely furnished with new, comfortable beds and nice linens. My Dad can be funny about beds and he was happy as a clam
The highlight of the place though is the views of the lake, either from the nice screened-in porch or from the living room (which is all glass fronted onto the porch)
The house comes with use of both a powerboat and a canoe/kayak and has a nice little dock. My boys fished off of the boat and also off the dock. We are total novice fishermen and the boys were still able to catch 10 fish between them over 2-3 days (maybe 3 hours of fishing in total). The lake is very well stocked and we literally caught fish by dropping lines straight down 2 feet off of the dock. The kids are not long on patience for fishing and so it was absolutely perfect for them
The house is only a 10-15 minute ride to Bish-Bash falls, which is a great hike and a really neat thing to see. Everyone had a great time with that. The house also has a firepit in the back and lots of dry (covered) firewood, so an early evening fire and s'mores was super-easy and fun
Just an absolutely great experience for everyone and we will definitely be back next year!"
Guest: JeffreyDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015
"'We' heard about an exhibit in Copake Falls about camps 'in the area' from the 1920's, and on. One thing led to another and 'We' decided that this was the time for a camp reunion. I immediately Gooogled 'Houses in Copake', and lo and behold, this beautiful house, right on, what we knew as Lake Rhoda (now Upper Rhoda Pond) appeared before me. This was almost unbelievable as most of us had not been back to West Copake for a good 50 years. So, after much arranging, 7 of us made our way, as far as Nashville and Colorado to our beloved lake. The house welcomed us with open arms, and the lake, as if we had never left. We almost immediately took out one of the canoes and made our way around the lake. We ate outside on the deck with a well stocked kitchen to make us feel right at home. We chose our BR's easily, as there were 2 sets of Sisters who shared a bed. The next day, we had about 20 people at the house for lunch, and between the outdoor spaces to sit, the welcoming size of the house, nothing ever felt crowded. The BR's were lovely, clean and cozy. Saturday night 3 more people stayed over and they too, were just as comfortable in the Gurst House. We did not get a chance to go swimming, although the lake was warm, we simply were not there long enough. The whole process of renting the house was easy, due to the professionalism of the rental agent/property manager. I do believe that each of us would go back in a heartbeat, and HAPILY stay for more than a weekend."
Guest: AmylikesjackDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 11, 2015