This adorable and comfortable lakefront house sits on a private country lane in the heart of the southern Berkshires. It’s quiet, but close to everything, and comfortable year round for swimming and boating or for skiing. Enjoy lunch on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Build a fire in the wood-burning fireplace or outside in the fire pit. Take the canoe out on the lake or take a dip off the dock. One bedroom and a bathroom are on the main floor, while two bedrooms with lake views and a large bath are on the second floor. The house is fully furnished and the kitchen fully equipped.
- House1700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home right on the lake
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 16, 2018
About Amy Thompson
We bought our lake house as a retreat for us and our family and friends, many of whom live in nearby Boston, New York and Hartford. It's a great gathering spot and we have already made lasting memories in this special spot.
Amy Thompson purchased this House in 2012
Why Amy Thompson chose Egremont
We've always loved vacationing in the Berkshires, with its cultural attractions, natural beauty and varied recreational activities.
What makes this House unique
The best parts: the lake just steps from the door, lunch on the screened in porch, beautiful views, the family of ducklings gliding by early in the morning, snowy walks on bright winter mornings.
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Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 4:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quiet lakefront house accessible to Berkshire activities
This is a comfortable lakeside home. Some amenities we appreciated include: canoe, screened in porch with dining table,washer and dryer, basic supplies provided. The house offers a quiet respite in the country, away from the crowds of Lenox and Stockbridge but still easily accessible.
Amy is a responsible and responsive host. She was in regular communication with us to ensure that we had a good vacation.
We really enjoyed having Nancy, Mark and their friends at the lake house. They stayed in touch with us, were flexible when our workperson needed to stop by to check on a couple of things and, most importantly, they seemed to have a great time taking advantage of the beautiful Berkshires! They even texted me from their symphony date at Tanglewood to report a fantastic concert experience and beautiful weather.
Peaceful Lakefront Experience
Had a great stay. House right on lake. Did alkt of fly fushing off the private floating deck. Nice firepit. Spacious home. Easy to canoe and swim right there. Great hiking and of course loved Tanglewood. Host excellent customer service. Will return.
Great week in the Berkshires
Lovely charming house with all the comforts of home plus a lake! Amy, out host was great! Hope to return next summer
It was a pleasure to have Susan and her family stay at our place. They took full advantage of all our amenities, including even our bicycles, and were in touch throughout their stay to let us know how things were going. They were quite familiar with all the Berkshires has to offer so we are honored that they want to return with more family members next summer!
Great lakeside cottage
We had a great week at this very nice clean lakeside cottage. The house was just the right size for us and the screen porch was perfect. We had all of our meals there! It was great to be so close to Great Barrington which was full of restaurants, a movie theater, and our new favorite, SoCo ice cream!
Our one wish was that the house had a longer dock and a floating dock anchored out further in the lake. Closer to the shore, the lake is very weedy. Our kids are definitely lake swimmers but had to go pretty far out in the water to get away from the weeds. There may be restrictions on what can be built in the lake that prevented the owners from doing this? We did take advantage one day of the campground across the lake that had a great waterslide and swimming area - plus pool tables and kayaks for renting!
That said, we used the canoe at the house daily, the lake was quiet and peaceful - and we made friends with a mother duck and her 6 babies who came up and rested on the front lawn under the bushes every day. :-) It was a wonderful place to stay and the owners were very helpful.
Gwynne and her family were excellent guests. Ours is a small lake and the lake association is indeed very careful about the environmental impact of weed control. We will definitely look into making it possible to float our dock further out into the water. We hope they will come back to visit again.
Perfect location, very relaxing
Comfortable house; warm lake; relaxing rides on a boat; large enough lawn to play mini-soccer and badminton. Amy was very nice and accommodating.
It was great having Dmitri and his family as guests; he offered helpful comments and was very responsive when we got in touch.
Charming lakefront summer getaway
This is a lovely retreat tucked away on a small, placid lake. And it was one of the most well-stocked homes we have rented. Nearly everything is provided for, except for food and other consumables. We spent most evenings enjoying the fire pit by the lake, fueled by the ample wood supply. We spent the afternoons on the lake in the canoe and fished. We explored the surrounding towns and never had a bad meal. Great location! Amy was a gracious host and very communicative. Highly recommended.
Charming lakefront house is near all that Berkshire County has to offer. Five miles from Great Barrington and 25 minutes away from the Boston Symphony’s summer home at Tanglewood. Just a few minutes from the area's two premier ski slopes, Butternut and Catamount. The Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge or Shakespeare and Company in Lenox are both nearby as are Catamount and Butternut Ski Resorts. The Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, MASS MOCA, Great Barrington’s Mahaiwe Theatre, outlet shopping and four-star dining are additional attractions.