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Private Getaway in the Berkshires, Perfect for Family and Friends

(14 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7 compfortably; addiotional space for more

Preparing for the Spring and summer getaway!
Our rustic lake house is available for rent throughout the year.

Now excepting Square, allowing you to charge your stay, making booking easier simple.

Leave your worries behind and enjoy the peace and relaxation of all that is Gillen Pond. Gillen Pond is a great place to gather with friends and family for an event, or to simply escape the outside world. We are hidden away in the mountains of Lebanon Valley, New York. We are close to historical museums including the Shaker Village Museum and the Norman Rockwell Museum. We are near beautiful skiing spots in the Berkshires such as Butternut Resort and Otis Ridge. Nearby towns have incredible festivals, shops, farmers markets and so much more.
Our property contain a man-made lake that is safe for fishing, swimming, and small boats. It also includes trains that go around the lake and into the surrounding woods.
Contact the Property Manager for more details.


Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renters must be at least 25 yrs old. Proof of age required....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    3rd Bedroom has bunk beds, perfect space for kids, grandchildren. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 7-11

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3

    bunk beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    private bath...moreless

  • Futon & sleeper sofa: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon and sleeper sofa in living room...moreless

  • Master bedroom has private bathroom, queen size bed with an additional twin size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    small washer and dryer...moreless

  • Serviceable and clean, but not luxurious.

Other Amenities

  • A rural retreat. A place to get away from it all, where people can enjoy their own company without distractions. Hiking, boating, visiting museums, reading, fishing, outdoor cooking and dining are the preferred activities....moreless


  • Books:

    Our policy is leave a book, take a book :)...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Bring your own DVD movies...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    This house is away from the hustle of everyday life, but close enough to go down into town for lunch at the locale spot. Set in a peaceful wooded area with hiking and outdoor adventure all right here....moreless

  • Water View:

    This house is set overlooking a private pond out the back of the house for privacy. This is the perfect family, or couples get away. Enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking or just sit by the fire and relax....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    This is an open floor plan, allowing the dining area to open up to the living space. We have found this to be a great benefit when the family is all together, it is a great game table after dinner!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer:

    The house does have a small stack able washer dryer unit, towels, or heaver items are best hung outside to dry....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Vehicles are not permitted to park in garage, the garage is only to place trash bags in receptacle when leaving....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house does include electric heat but mainly uses the wood sotve...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    clean sheets on beds for scheduled guests, extra sheets will be available for longer staying tenants...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living space,with open floor plan, ideal for games, conversation or over flow of overnight guests(has an open out couch)....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Park in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking on the street is PROHIBITED...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline for emergency calls & calls to Management....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We do provide some bath towels, you may want to bring larger beach towels for the lake....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The house does have a small stack able washer dryer unit, not idle for large amounts of laundry or dedicates ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    wood is supplied for wood stove, please ask Herb( he does Maintenance for home) to explain the wood stove for you if you have not used one in the past....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee pot and filters provided. Coffee is not supplied...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cooking utensils included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes and utensils included ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    older model, but works well...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen basics are provided; such as glasses/plates/pots/pans /baking sheets/ cutting boards/pot holders. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    older model ...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    limited items, guest will sometimes leave, or when we have family outings we will leave pantry items for the next person instead of carrying home, such as sugar, coffee filters, some spices. ...moreless


  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    stone patio with picnic table for out door enjoyment...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe/paddle, please check to see if available for your stay....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large yard area for kids to play, or adults to relax and unwind ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill is at home for your use...moreless

  • Patio


Write a review 4.6
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $125


We now except Pay Pal

Sample Layout of the Bill

Weekly rental is $875.00

Weekend rate is $400.00

Cleaning fee $125.00

Security Deposit $200.00

Please contact owner for more information, specials etc.

No Gratuity Required

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jimmy D's RT 20 New Lebanon, NY
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, MA
15 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County Rt 9; US Rt 20:US Rt 22/ RT 295
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blueberry Hill Cafe, RT 20 New Lebanon, NY
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak

Car: Necessary

Just a short drive from the historic town of Chatham. Take a walk around town, enjoy the shops, take in a movie or have a gourmet meal at one of the cafes.

We are located on 35 private, wooded acres surrounding a 3 acre man made pond. Ideal for fishing, canoeing & kayaking.

Enjoy live music at Hudson Opera House, or perhaps classical music at The Spencertown Academy. Maybe take in a play at The Ghent Playhouse or take a day trip to Tanglewood for a picnic.

FREE access to Colombia Land Conservancy, offering cross country skiing, hiking & fishing. Located at the end of Old Gale Hill Road.

In the winter months, check out Jiminy Peak, Bousquet & Butternut, all located about a half hour drive from Gillen Pond.


Manager info

About: The Gillen Pond is a dream come true for our grandparents, the late George and Mary Gillen. In 1980, this house was built by many members of the Gillen family along with their friends. This house was originally built for their retirement years with the hopes that it would one day become a gathering place for future Gillen generations. Family was of utmost importance to George and Mary. The Gillen grandchildren now want to share their experiences with you and enable you to build a lifetime of memories with your family.

Why East Chatham, NY, USA:
Our property consists of 1500 sq. feet of lower level living space and our man made 3.5 acre pond. We have many trails around our property that lead into the beautiful woods surrounding us. This home is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature. Our pond is perfect for swimming in the summer and even ice fishing in the winter.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property is located in a private and peaceful spot, perfect for family gatherings, or a weekend away. A truly relaxing getaway, our pond is man-made and has grown into a wonderful watering hole, filled with hours of fun for all ages. We are surrounded by quiet and you can truly connect with nature. The paths around the house are safe and easy to follow. The house has large rooms and can hold many people and is pet friendly. The fire place holds to the rustic nature of the house and is wonderful to gather around in the winter. Enjoy your stay, and be sure to leave us a note in our guest journal sharing your experiences at our home.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

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  • Lake side of the home

    Lake side of the home

  • Spring time is a buzzing around Gillen Pond

    Spring time is a buzzing around Gillen Pond

  • The path along Gillen Pond, just waiting to be explored.

    The path along Gillen Pond, just waiting to be explored.

  • Almost at peak foliage! October 2013

    Almost at peak foliage! October 2013

  • Full moon October 2012

    Full moon October 2012

  • Winter at Gillen Pond

    Winter at Gillen Pond

  • Our inviting entrance

    Our inviting entrance

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Gillen Pond in June

    Gillen Pond in June

  • Lake House in August

    Lake House in August

  • Fall 2013

    Fall 2013

  • Leave your worries behind...

    Leave your worries behind...

  • Crisp winter sky at Gillen Pond

    Crisp winter sky at Gillen Pond

  • View from across Gillen Pond in the fall

    View from across Gillen Pond in the fall

  • Sunrise November 2, 2013

    Sunrise November 2, 2013

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Living room/entertainment area

    Living room/entertainment area

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