Now taking reservations for April -June. July and August by the week only.
My fee is flat: professional cleaning and taxes included.
Guestsgarden is a spacious one room cottage on a private 7 acre estate with swimming pond, lily pond, streams, gardens and views. Only the owner shares this peaceful natural retreat, minutes from everything exciting in the Berkshires and Columbia County.
Originally built by artist caretakers to a Manhattan horticulturist, the cottage has it's own driveway and is a spacious, 550 sq. feet with a large bedroom/sitting room, separate full kitchen and a sky-lit bathroom. There is a queen size bed, reading and dining areas, Cable TV, , a CD player, WiFi, air conditioning and heater. It is comfortable, has charm and is well equipped.
From a picture window where a table is placed, you can look over the gardens to the one acre pond, a glorious view all year round.
In summer you can hear the stream trickling from the small front deck. Or step out the back to a private shade garden with cushioned lounges for reading, a propane grill, table and chairs for outdoor dining.
A gazebo cantilevered over the water is for your use alone. Perfect for reading, relaxing, a glass of wine before dinner.
The cottage is heaven sent for an individual or couple who want to relax in a natural retreat yet still have access to all this popular tourist area offers.
Enjoy the best of the Berkshires and Columbia County. Once part of Massachusetts, Austerlitz is on the NY/Mass. border Only 18 minutes to
Tanglewood and Kripalu. Less than half and hour to the towns of Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Lenox, Mass., as well as Hudson, Hillsdale and Chatham, NY. There are ski slopes nearby, golf and tennis, hiking, biking, fine restaurants, theaters, films, concerts. Museums, historic homes, antiques, festivals, farmers' markets, wineries, distilleries, celebrity sightings so much more.
OCCUPANCY: two adults unless special arrangements are made in advance for a guest.
RATES quoted are for 2 people. They are all
inclusive. There are no extra charges or fees that go to me.
PAYMENT OPTIONS; For fees of $1000 or more, you may have the option of paying a deposit of half to secure the reservation. For shorter stays, reservation is secured by
payment in full. (read cancellation info.)
MINIMUM STAY: Stays of two nights minimum apply most of the year. Summer and Holidays may require longer stays and special rates may apply. In general, rates are lowest for the longest stays.
CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund of the deposit minus a cancellation fee* will be granted if cancellation is made 31 or more days before the date of scheduled arrival. A 50% refund of the deposit will be granted if cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to arrival. There are no refunds for no shows or abbreviated stays.
*Cancellation fee for stays of 4 nights or more:
$200. Fee for shorter stays:$75
An exception will be made in winter to this policy with cancellations that are due to forcasted storms. A full refund minus fee of $75 will be granted for cancellation prior to entry but none for abbreviated stays. Please keep abreast of weather reports, as will I .
Better to be safe than sorry.
that the property was once woods and although beautiful and almost always quiet, neither the cottage not the main house is immune to bad weather, critters, power outages and other such country things. We certainly do our best to prepare for contingencies that are beyond our control.
Also be aware that your cell phone needs to be set for wifi in the cottage. The cottage has its own wifi connection as well as a landline phone with voicemail.To access info by wifi, bring a tablet or laptop as we don't have cell phone service per se. A recent guest
reviewed our internet connection very favorably.
Privacy has been reviewed positively as well. During summer weekdays, there may occasionally be mowing in the afternoon. Or gardening. You will be informed if someone needs to come near the cottage. So keep the window shade up, relax, and enjoy the spectacular view .
CHECK IN:2PM . Check out 11AM. Check out times may be flexible. Inquire.
Smoking is not permitted. Sorry no children or pets. Infants welcome.
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