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Cedar Chest - a cottage in the woods

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

A quiet and cozy small cottage in the woods, with lake access for kayaking and swimming at a local beach. Also enjoy all the Berkshires have to offer - Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow and Shakespeare and Company. Located a half mile down a dirt road, the area is quiet and only a short 500 foot walk from Queechy Lake. A quiet paddle in the provided canoe or a short drive will get you to the local beach (required pass provided) for swimming.

Member since: 2015
Speaks German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Canaan in Columbia County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • live theatre
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Cedar Chest - a cottage in the woods
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
Wethersfield, CT

Wonderfully quiet, private, and rustic cabin!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I chose this cabin/cottage because of its location (extremely close to Tanglewood) and its price (unbelieveably affordable given its location!). We arrived on a Friday to a much appreciated 'welcome bottle' of wine. We truly enjoyed just how well this cabin is suited for the kind of week we wanted: sleep in, read, enjoy nature, enjoy music at Tanglewood. The bed is very comfortable, and my husband especially enjoyed the screened in porch. We will definitely be back next year if it's still available!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, private, romantic.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. Charles went the extra mile to make sure that we were well taken care of. We plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rustic, cozy cabin and a very good value

  • 3 of 5

this was our second visit to the cabin. i spent my summers in canaan so this was down memory lane for me. the location is good for exploring the region and the owners are very nice and are right down the dirt road. the best feature is the wonderful porch which we ate all our meals on. it is perfect for 2 folks who are not demanding amenities etc. no tv, but wifi. no clothes washer/dryer, tight bedroom space, storage could be improved by getting rid of linens in chest etc. the kitchen was basic, but served us well.

this cabin is good for people who dont want to spend a fortune on lodging, but want a quiet retreat where nature abounds. we saw a bard owl which made our day!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the location to all the places I needed to be. There was such a calm that comes over you when the wildlife is the majority of the sound that you hear. It is a small cottage and it is as if it was from a long ago era. The owners provided wifi which enabled me to watch movies on my laptop. I confess I didn't go to lake but it can be seen from the cottage. The owners were very kind and thoughtful.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is tiny but perfectly equipped, and the screened-in porch was especially pleasant. I didn't manage to row to the beach described, but I did walk or drive to it a few times. It's private, so you have to give the owners' name to the lifeguard when you arrive, but otherwise pleasant enough. The owners are kind and responsive hosts, too, eager to make sure you settle in nicely.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Backwater Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Backwater Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Adams Point
Car: necessary


Jacob's Pillow


Mt. Greylock


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Canaan, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Utilities £38.07

Utilities are not included for the monthly rate. the $50 is a high estimate.

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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