2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4
- English, French, Spanish
About Djuna Perkins
I am a lawyer living near Boston with my husband and three children, but I grew up in Woodstock, New York.
Djuna Perkins purchased this Cabin in 2007
Why Djuna Perkins chose Sherwood Forest
Living and working in the city, I missed the country and thought the best way to teach my kids to care for the earth was to make sure they had a place where they could actually see and appreciate the natural world, and where we could all get away from the madness of the electronic world.
What makes this Cabin unique
This cabin is an incredibly restful place. From the breeze on the screened porch to the unbelievable stars and the air at night, to the simplicity of its furnishings, it is just the place to get away from it all and remember who you are.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great location, great experience
All the comforts of home in a secluded location. A perfect getaway from everyday life. My wife, mother and I enjoyed three wonderful days at" Excalibur", as it will affectionately be known around here for some time. (Oh yeah, our dog Cookie was in seventh heaven also.)
Nestled in the quiet town of Becket, surrounded by trees and minutes away from a beautiful lake, this cabin experience exceeded our expectations. The owner was very responsive to all our queries and the " welcome package" was very helpful in planning our outings.
We especially enjoyed the convenience of The Sherwood Shoppe, a small eatery/grocery store where the meals are made one at a time, but well worth the wait.
Perhaps the best compliment I can give is that we immediately started looking at Real Estate listings for the area.
We hope to return in the near future and would highly recommend this property.
Very Nice Stay !
Lovely, charming cabin, equipped with all necessities. It's about a two block walk to the small beach, but by the end of August too cool to go swimming !
This home is very special. The red themed decorations are so conducive to feelings of hominess and relaxation. Clean and well maintained.
Quiet, shade, and culture
The cabin was well located in a very quiet area of the development. Neighbors were not in residence and few cars passed the cabin
The cabin was immaculate when we arrived and everything was working properly. Having a washer/dryer on site is a big plus. Wifi and Smart TV was excellent and kept us abreast of the rest of the world. The screened porch is quiet, shady and cool and an excellent place to open a book and relax
The location is within driving distance of Tanglewood and many local museums
Overall a very pleasant experience
Our time in Sherwood Forest
The cabin was clean and had everything we needed but felt a bit old and tired. The main room was spacious and comfortable, but the bedrooms were small. It would have been helpful to have more information about how to find our way around the development and the closest places to get food and provisions. The location is a bit far from things but we relaxed and enjoyed our stay.
Prior to arrival, we provide guests with a fairly comprehensive packet of information including maps of the development (including beach locations), information about the house, where to get food and supplies, and local restaurants and attractions. I sent this information to Robin, but perhaps she missed it somehow. It is true that the bedrooms (and bathroom) are small, which is clear from our listing, but we factor that consideration into our pricing, and we've made a great effort to maximize the space for comfort and style. Local zoning rules prevent us from expanding the house any further, but we do make an effort to update what we can, and we have made many improvements in ten years of owning the house. We (and our guests who return year after year) think the simplicity and location of the house makes for a more relaxing (and affordable) vacation. However, we understand that this type of vacation setting may not be for everyone.
Cute house in serene environment
Great house with an amazing deck overlooking the forest. Loved the front screened in porch. Even in hot weather, the house stayed cool with the AC and window fans. Very quiet neighborhood with only a few houses on the street. 30 minutes to Tanglewood and not far from hiking the AT. Great spot, would definitely return!
Becket, Massachusetts is in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains, an arts, culture and nature-lover's destination. Rural without being remote, the area has something for everyone, including many summer arts festivals, art classes, museums, dance, theater, antiquing, outlet shopping, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, rafting, museums, and countless wonderful towns with terrific shops and restaurants to explore.
Other Activities: cultural events