House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9 but limited to 8)
with prior written consent only
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Prior written consent is required for pets. See rental contract for additional rules.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
This house has it all!
We've stayed at this property 3 years ago and really enjoyed it. But now it's even more spectacular with recent renovations! This is not just a cabin on a lake but a true resort! It is bright and sunny with phenomenal views of the lake and sunsets. The house is stylishly decorated and has all the cooking/dishes /glasses you would need and stocked with all the basic necessities - linens, towels, dish soap, baggies etc. There are plenty of different seating areas to stare at the flowers and lake. The lake itself is crystal clear and stocked with a variety of fish including largemouth bass, pickerel, rock bass, pumpkin seed and blue gill to keep you catching all day. Plenty of canoes, kayaks and floats. The nice size dock gets sun ALL day and you get beautiful sunsets!
Relaxing and Beautiful
We loved our stay this summer! My family and I stayed for a week, My family = me , my husband, 3 sons (23, 19 and 17) and our 2 dogs. The house itself is in a gorgeous location. The lake and woods, and up on a hill provides a magnificent view. My boys fished off the dock and in the provided kayak and row boat day and night. I wouldn't say there an abundance of fish, but the fish caught (and released) were good ones (bass). The house was stocked with everything needed. Towels, kitchenware, condiments, firewood. There were so many relaxing areas in and outside the house, spacious living room, beautiful screened in porch and unscreened porch, picnic tables, around the fire pit and 2 level dock to name some! There were endless dirt roads to walk our dogs which we took advantage of twice a day. I have to say I had a love/hate relationship with the steep hilled driveway. It was great exercise walking up it, but was tough walking up it! The house was recently renovated and was quite impressive. Loved living there for a week and got some great renovation ideas for myself! If I had to find one negative about our stay, I would say it was the boat traffic on the lake. There isn't a trolling rule, so there were boats going quite fast and causing heavy wake waves. It was hard to navigate on a row boat, kayak and paddle board. Just a heads up to be careful and to bring/use flotation wear , which is a rule of the house. Thank you to Ann and her family for sharing your beautiful home. We would love to stay again next summer!!
This cottage is comfortable and has all the modern conveniences one could want. There is an incomparable view of Lake Garfield and direct, private access to it where one can swim or boat. The owners are lovely. What more can I say than that our family has rented this cottage every summer since 1994.
Ideal Family Getaway!
We can't imagine a more accommodating vacation lake house than our stay on Lake Garfield in Monterey, MA. Everything you could imagine needing was available; canoes, kayaks, floats, etc. The views are majestic and though there are lots of steps down to the dock, they are half steps easily managed by young children. Perfect place for the whole family. Hope to return again.
Home was comfortable with 6 adults and 2 young kids. Upstairs master bedroom was air conditioned, balance of house is not - but even on hottest days, not really a problem. Downstairs always cool at night and didn't seem musty. Great fishing off the dock and access to lake is as easy as it gets. Ample gear for canoeing and kayaking.
A bit in the woods - but mosquitoes did not seem to be a problem. Dry weather probably. Many options to sit and enjoy the wonderful view. Beach nearby for kid swimming and house stocked with kid friendly items. Owners
were very responsive throughout the process. Traveling to Great Barrington and Lee easy. House was well stocked and clean. Kitchen easy to navigate. Would certainly return.
A Treasure in the Berkshires!
We enjoyed our stay immensely at this lovely home in Monterey,Ma. on Lake Garfield. The owner seemed to think of everything possible to help us fully enjoy our vacation. This home had an abundance of useful appliances in the kitchen and we also enjoyed the spacious dining room and living room. The home was spotless and well stocked. The screened in porch was great as was the outside porch. The sunset over the lake was breathtaking and we enjoyed canoeing on the lake and also the fishing and swimming. We also enjoyed the landscaping and beautiful plants and flowers on the property. As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home and are looking forward to returning!
In addition to exploring Monterey (check out the General Store for great homemade pies!), we invite you to explore Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington, all just a short drive away. Enjoy everything in these quintessential New England towns, from eclectic restaurants to boutique shops and musical entertainment. A must visit is Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and world reknown for its summer music festivals. If you're the artistic type, check out The Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare and Company and Jacob's Pillow. If you are a history buff and enjoy exploring old mansions, visit Naumkeag, Chesterwood, and Edith Wharton's home The Mount. Want to play a round of golf or enjoy a day at the spa? Check out the famous country clubs of the Berkshires, including Cranwell and Blantyre. The Berkshires is one of our favorite places and we hope you get a chance to discover why!