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Hidden gem at base of ski mountain.

Bedrooms 2
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

Tucked away at the base of Berkshire East Ski Mountain in Charlemont, Massachusetts you will find our family vacation home which we call the East Berkshire Chalet. Attached to the chalet is a lovely 2 bedroom apartment suite... the perfect cozy lodging for the perfect vacation getaway. This 2 bedroom suite, which can accommodate 6 max and is pet friendly features a full kitchen, full bath and deck for your enjoyment. Located in a secluded private lot just a stones throw away from the ski resort and scenic and historic Mohawk Trail, yet easily accessible to many activities and attractions, you can come and experience what all the beautiful Berkshire seasons have to offer. Enjoy winter skiing and boarding, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, cross country skiing, summer rafting, zip line-rides, fishing, hiking, leaf-peeping , antiquing , sight-seeing and much more in and around this scenic region. We're also just a short drive to Mass MoCA, the largest center for contemporary arts in the United States, and many more cultural destinations!

Located on the base of Berkshire East Ski resort, enjoy the convenience of literally walking to the ski lift in the winter and zipline canopy tours or whitewater rafting in the spring and summer.

More Details

Ben Oyola
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Charlemont in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master bedroom has a full size bed, the smaller second bedroom has a full size bed. There is also a full size sofa bed in the living room area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Hidden gem at base of ski mountain.
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this was a wonderful place to be. Pretty much centrally located, easy to Shelburne Falls and other small towns nearby. If you're coming to fish, you're walking distance from Deerfield River; if coming to ski, just walk up the hill to Berkshire east. I would give it 5 stars, but I'm 6'2", and the beds are double, so that was a little uncomfortable. Also, for those of us "of a certain age", the bathroom is upstairs, so at 4:00 in the morning, it could have been more convenient. Regardless, it was beautiful, private, and pleasant. Certainly would recommend if you are coming to this area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great mountain biking weekend

  • 5 of 5

The location couldn't have been better for walking to the mountain bike park. The house was comfortable, roomy and welcoming. Beautiful lot. Just across the river from a couple of restaurants. Excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay !

  • 5 of 5

Definitely a hidden gem for sure - location was really great for us as there are really no hotels in this area and the apartment was just perfect. The set up is so nice, the grounds are really beautiful - had everything we needed and then some. Our visit and location was based on hiking in the surrounding area and this home away was just perfect! Nothing would have been better - will do it again for sure! We definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Make Sure Everything Works

  • 2 of 5

The place is nice. The location peaceful.

The cottage on the end is what you are renting and that seems clear enough in the photos unlike some others.

The steps could be an issue especially in loading and unloading your items.

They do look nice though.

We had some problems with heat and hot water as they ran out of propane.

I guess it did just get cold the night after we arrived and was warmer before so it's possible to run out except how did they get hot water? This honestly shouldn't happen and never did to us at other places before.

They stopped and eventually offered a few electric space heaters which made it a little better but no hot water, that would be nice for a shower.

The only bathroom is upstairs (nothing else is). May or may not pose a problem.

There were some places within a few miles to get things more down the road in Greenfield.

Probably will shop around more before our next booking. Zip line tickets are not a fix for essentials and we didn't even use them. We are in our late 60's.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful chalet

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, two dogs and I loved this apartment! We loved the outdoor deck and location, right at the base of the Berkshire East Mountain Resort. Great size space, and well kept. The only down side is the beds are full size and we had a hard time sharing a room, so had to spread out a little. Not a huge deal, we will gladly return! The kitchen has all you need, and we loved waking up to go out and drink our coffees on the deck. We discovered the beautiful flower bridge in Shelburne Falls, about 15 min away. We drove to Lenox for the botanical gardens, and specialty chocolate cafe. The drive was beautiful. It was nice to be off the grid for a bit. Great find for the price! Thank you Ben.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was ok

  • 3 of 5

First off the location is ideal if you are planning on doing anything at the Berkshire East Ski Resort. Nice little apartment but very basic amenities. It is great if you want to get off the grid without sleeping in a tent. There is little to no cell coverage but they do offer a house phone. The wifi was glorified dial up that wasn't able to stream the provided Roku/Netflix. I would recommend bringing a book, puzzles, dvds for entertainment. Also if you have trouble with stairs it is good to know that the only bathroom is upstairs with the bedrooms on the main level. Overall it wasn't amazing but wasn't bad.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Berkshire East Ski Resort

Skiing, snow- shoeing, whitewater rafting, zipline canopy tours

Other Activities: Whitewater rafting, zip-lines


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Charlemont, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £36.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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