Cozy Monterey Family Chalet, Minutes from Lake & 10 Minutes from Butternut!(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom Monterey Home Sleeps 6 Comfortably
It is family-friendly with child gates for the stairs—and plenty of games, toys, books, and movies for your children. No kids? These things are tucked away so you don't need to use them if you don't want! (Also, we use no pesticides on our property—and use only natural cleaning products on our home...so you can feel healthy and safe in our home.)
There are 2 bedrooms upstairs: one master with a king-size bed and one smaller bedroom with a twin bed and pull-out twin bed. There is one downstairs bathroom. An open downstairs floor plan flows from the living room (with a wood-burning stove fired up by plenty of wood we have stored for you), to the kitchen to the dining room.
There's a super comfy pull-out sofa with a queen-size bed in the living room if you need extra space for your family or friends.
Off the dining room is the beautiful screened-in porch where you can sit for hours relaxing and enjoying the breeze and sounds of the Loom Brook from the back of the house. A connected deck allows for easy grilling with the gas grill.
In the summer, our house is just minutes from Lake Garfield, where there's a lake beach perfect for kids and adults alike! A lifeguard is present during the summer months—making it perfect for swimming out to the floating docks (it will bring back camp memories!). You can also canoe and kayak on this lake. We have sand toys, beach umbrellas, and chairs ready for your use. Love to hike? The Appalachian Trail crosses our road, which is perfect for walking any time of the year. We're also situated right near the Beartown State Forest with all its trails. Love to mountain bike? We have one bike available for your use; feel free to bring up your own bikes and ride along our dirt road — or on the nearby trails.
We're also close (about 20 minutes) to blueberry picking and apple picking.
We're 40 minutes from Tanglewood, 45 minutes from Jacob's Pillow, and just 25 minutes from the town of Great Barrington with its restaurants, bars, Triplex cinema, and the historic Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.
Fall brings the beautiful splendor of the fall foliage home here; it surrounds the house and everywhere you turn. Go for walks, take in kayaking or canoeing on Lake Garfield, or just take a visit to the nearby Taft Farms for their pumpkins, fresh cider and hot donuts, and corn mazes.
Our home is just 15 minutes from Butternut Ski Resort, which is where our children have learned to ski from age 3. It's the perfect family resort and our home is close enough to put season's passes (or just one-day passes) to good use. You'll love coming home to the warmth of the wood stove and the comfort of our home. We also have snow shoes available for your use.
We are minutes from the town of Monterey, which is small but quaint. The Monterey General Store is gourmet; you can get delicious soups and sandwiches (as well as pies and treats) here, along with staples for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We are also just minutes from the Roadside Cafe, the perfect country diner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Wednesday through Saturday. (There's also Great Barrington, Stockbridge, Lee, and Lenox—as well as Pittsfield...which is 45 minutes away...for more delicious restaurants.)
We are about a 25-minute drive from the outlets in Lee, about 30 minutes to Stockbridge (with the quaint and historic Red Lion Inn) and Lenox with the Cranwell Resort & Spa (where you can play golf and have top-notch spa treatments), the Kripalu Yoga Center, and Tanglewood (as well as Canyon Ranch).
Pets are allowed by individual request.
Our goal: to have you fall in love with our home just as much as we love it. We want you to feel this is your Monterey home away from home!
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Member since: 2014
- 1350 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- The Master bedroom, upstairs, features a comfortable king-size bed—and French country furnishings, including a closet and large dresser. The children's bedroom, upstairs as well, features a twin bed and a pull-out single sleeper sofa. It features a small dresser, as well as children's books, toys, and children's decorations—making this a happy place for children (or adults who are kids at heart!). There is a small terrace with sliding doors off the children's bedroom that is locked for safety. There is also child gate at the top of the stairs for safety. There's a pull-out queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room downstairs that also sleeps two comfortably....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Child's Highchair
The dining room features a large, wooden country table with seating for 8. A highchair and booster seat are available for your child's use. It looks out on a large beautiful screened-in porch....moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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The living room is part of an open floor plan that leads to the kitchen and dining room. There's a pull-out sofa with a queen-size bed, a giant oversize chair, a wood stove, and a TV for movies!...moreless
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Kayak / Canoe:
Two kayaks, each of which can fit an adult and child, are available for use on the lake 5 minutes away. Adult and child life jackets are available. Can only be used if you discuss with owner first....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 - Mar 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $125
- Taxes Not included
All guests are charged a $100 cleaning fee; payable up front at booking.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Screened porch, beautiful hikes nearby, surrounded by state forest and acres of conservation land. We are a mile to the lovely Lake Garfield with sandy beach and delightful swimming. We are 15 minutes from Butternut Ski Resort, 25 minutes from the town of Great Barrington, and 40 minutes from Tanglewood and Kripalu Yoga Center.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Valerie Latona is the former editor in chief of Shape magazine; she's a writer and editor (find out more about her at valerielatona.com). She's a mom of 3 who lives in New Jersey and works as a healthy living freelance writer and editor.
Why the Owner Chose Monterey, Massachusetts, United States of America:
We have raised all three of our children in this second home away from home; they've learned to love the country and all the delights of the Berkshires here. While we still come up for them to play at the lake, go hiking, enjoy the fall foliage, and ski at Butternut, we find that we use it less than we ever did (thanks to kids sports and weekend activities), why we decided to share our home with others. Our goal: to give you a chance to love the Berkshires the way we do.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
While small, our home is extremely comfortable and cozy. You can sit on the couch with your feet up and feel at home. You can go out the front door and walk down the road to clear your mind. But what we love most of all is our screened-in porch, where we sit for hours reading, playing games, and eating our meals. A short or long stay in our home will refresh your batteries and invigorate you.
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The front of the house: Swiss Chalet style
The front deck, perfect for reading a good book.
The Master Bedroom with king-size bed.
The second bedroom with twin bed and pull-out twin bed; sleeps two.
The dining room, which looks out on the screened-in porch.
The living room with wood-burning stove.
Another view of the back deck...quiet and private.
The back of the house, complete with porch and deck...a short walk to the stream
The back screened-in porch, where you can hear the stream.
Another view of the Master Bedroom.
The bathroom, complete with shower and tub.
The kitchen, which opens to the dining room and living room.
The back deck which connects to the screened-in porch.
The front yard, which is on a quiet road steps from the State Forest.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017
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