Even before our arrival, Mary promptly answered any questions or concerns we had. The house was beautifully appointed and absolutely pristine. The great room provided a warm & inviting area for our … More
25 Oct 2015
"So well equipped, beautiful and a great location"
We loved our stay here, There were 8 of us for a book club weekend. Mary welcomed us and was there if we needed her, but we didn't see her at all if we didn't need her. The house is spectacular, the d… More
16 Aug 2015
"All of us had a perfectly wonderful time!"
We could not have found a better place to celebrate several major family events. The house is spacious, beautifully appointed, immaculate and superbly comfortable. It is ideally situated for Tanglewo… More
I stayed here with my wife as a birthday gift and it was great. We loved everything.
I will definitely stay here again.… More
31 Jan 2012
"Great Girlfriends' Getaway!"
We decided on fairly short notice to get away with a group of girlfriends to the Berkshires. Robin was so gracious to accommodate us on short notice. We arrived on a frigid day to find a clean and c… More
Thanks Judy. It was a pleasure having you. And yes, the road can be a little bit tricky in the winter. Warmly, Robin
3 Sep 2014
This is a wonderful home!
Robin has taken care with the furnishing and finishings, which are a nice blend of antique and modern. Her love of the home and region is apparent!
There is plenty of… More
"Fantastic home in an absolutely perfect location"
I didn't want to leave. It was the most relaxing and tranquil time I could have imagined. The house is lovely and extremely comfortable -- clean, cozy and situated close to a stunning lake. Spent most… More
12 Feb 2012
We had the most amazing time. This adorable home is so close to everything and yet is feels very private and secluded. It provided a perfect balance for relaxation and adventure. One of the best part… More
Rustic and vintage are apt descriptions of the house itself. It has stories to tell! And to matched its abundant, well aged charm is the friendly and generous host. Joanne made us feel like we belonge… More
I had several summer months here, it never disappoints. Full of nature's bounty, hospitable host, friendly vacationers. Very close to all the best of the Berkshires, Tanglewood, dance, theater, Shake… More
"vintage New England...home and hearth, the nearby arts and surrounding countryside"
We have taken the Writer's Room each Summer for about three years now. We find the Lodge to be authentic New England... our natural wood room to the rest of the house. It is rustic 18th century all th… More
This house had it all... my wife and I loved our time there. During the day we would either sit on the deck and read or go swimming in our own private lake that was very, very clean. It was close to t… More
This was a wonderful place to spend a family vacation. The house is immaculate, functional and well furnished. The proximity to all of the many venues and activities the area has to offer is fabulou… More
14 Oct 2013
My friends and I stayed at this cottage couple of weeks and really loved it. It is just a short walk from the Stockbridge Bowl and close to rest of the things Bershires has to offer.
The cottage was s… More
30 Sep 2013
"Little Gem in Stockbridge"
We rented this cabin originally for 5: 2 adults and 3 children (6,11,13). At the last minute our older daughter (18) decided to join us. The cabin is very spacious and accommodated us all. We took a c… More
Those who used the cottage this week ranged from me alone to one night with eight people for one night. Sleeping was not a problem. The house is ideally located between Lenox and Stockbridge and for… More
My only comment on the "non-responsiveness": Renters have my cell phone and land-line numbers, and I can't respond to concerns if they don't use these.
4 Jul 2015
"Great location, so so ameneties"
On the water with canoes, close to Tanglewood, but tired amenities. Poor second bedroom, not yet cleaned until after we arrived, but most unfortunate it was a very hot weekend and there was no air co… More
I'll just respond to the comment "...not yet cleaned until after we arrived."
The rental agreement specifies a check-in time, and if you arrive earlier, you may find the cleaning lady still there.
I have no problems with other comments that are the renter's opinion, only say that the house is in the woods and we've always found fans adequate on the hottest days.
30 Jul 2014
"Great location, tired house"
Nice house but tired bathrooms and kitchen. One great bedroom, two so so. Hot one nite and needed non existing a/c. Great screened porch with view of water. Canoe was a plus. With a little updatin… More
We stayed at this home in Housatonic, which is part of Great Barrington, the Smithsonian pic for best small town in the USA. I hope you all don't however as one of the best features of this town is it… More
26 Nov 2013
"Great home, great location"
Beautiful, modern and cosy home which proved to be a great base for the trip! The fire was an added treat at the end of the day! Location wise the cottage was perfect - close to some wonderful hikes… More
The photos speak for themselves. Overall, the home was a great escape from city life, and included its own scenery and lake. My only complaint is that our stay was so short-lived. From our email commu… More
Thank You - be sure to come back and stay longer...its good to relax
It's a Beautiful home that has all the modern conveniences. It's quiet, quaint and had just what I needed to get away from it all. I enjoyed morning coffee on the back deck among the trees and afterno… More
I had a wonderful stay! The property is gorgeous and serene. The suite is clean, very nicely decorated and private. Absolutely lovely!… More
4 Sep 2014
Lovely haven in the bucolic Berkshire countryside . Our suite had everything we could want- privacy, beautiful restful decor, comfort , all in a gorgeous setting. Short drive to Great Barrington, we… More
7 Oct 2015
"Our stay was very comfortable and relaxing."
My husband and I were looking for a relaxing getaway for a long weekend. We chose the River Song and were not disappointed. The suite is beautifully and comfortably furnished. The view from our pat… More
It's my first time booking through flipkey. Zoe, the hostess, helped me a lot during the process. She is warm, kind, and patient. Her email was in details and we checked in without any problems. She e… More
"What a wonderful cabin! What an amazing location! - The perfect log cabin getaway"
This was a perfect weekend for us. I am very picking when choosing a cabin rental because I want it to be "just right--" to fit into all of my ideal visions of the quintessential cozy cabin. Jonathan'… More
Thanks so much for your kind words, I hope you return again and again! Jonathan
18 May 2012
"Perfect getaway with views, amenities and all teched up!"
This cabin was shared by re-uning nearby Berkshire School graduates and was perfect. It had all the needed amenities, WiFi, Hdtv with a dish, beautiful fireplace, nice kitchen, sleep in screened-in po… More
I agree with all the previous reviews that this cabin met and exceeded the owner's representations, as well as our expectations. The house itself is extremely well designed and well appointed and can… More
30 Jun 2015
"Better than expected"
My husband and I met friends for a long weekend in the Berkshires. This was an ideal location. The pictures are accurate and the house is even nicer in person. It met all our needs of sleeping, cookin… More
20 May 2015
"AMAZING WEEK END OH LA LA........"
Just returned from a week end stay with friends in this property. OH LA LA !!!!!! It was HEAVEN ON EARTH. I wanted to say THANKS to Eileen and William for this wonderful and peaceful hospitality. This… More
The units are clean and spacious and well stocked. Movie theater, swimming pools, outdoor picnic area with grills. and the mountain adjacent has plenty of outdoor activities. Staff extremely friendly … More
We (family of 4) stayed a weekend in January 2010 with friends (family of 5). It is a great house, perfect location and the owner is really great to deal with. Highly recommended for everyone with kid… More
7 Oct 2010
"Berkshire hide away"
My husband and I stayed here with our 2 teen age girls last summer. We looked for a house that was close to Jiminy Peake for a family gathering. The house was well equipped and very convenient. It … More
7 Oct 2010
"Had a great time!"
The house was very clean and well supplied. The location is very convenient to fun family activities.… More
This is a lovely rental in the heart of the Berkshires. Each morning you wake up to a
view of Jiminy Peak and the sounds of bird life. Tom and Susan are wonderful innkeepers and do everything possib… More
16 Oct 2014
"Clean, Comfortable and Convenient"
This property is perfect for people with pets.
Serene setting with a gorgeous view. The hosts, Tom and Susan, were gracious and very helpful. Highly recommended if your travels take you to Northwes… More
"A wonderfully relaxing stay - exactly what we needed!"
My wife and I and two small children stayed at the cabin for one month after a big road trip adventure across the country from California. It was exactly what we needed! Our pace quickly slowed down t… More
We all thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at this lovely house. It was spacious, well situated, and well equipped. We were sorry our stay was so short, and the time in the country reduced. It was a c… More
23 Sep 2013
"beautiful home in the Berkshires"
We had a great time at this house. It's located in the eastern most part of the Berkshires and was a great launching pad for exploring the area. It was very spacious and perfect for our family vacatio… More
11 Sep 2013
The home was beautiful and spacious. The beds, floor, bathrooms, and living room were all in great condition. Perry was a delight to work with and very helpful. He has a wonderful regional guide.
The Doll house was such an exquisite stay! We had a couples retreat for Valentines day and the stay at this lake house was awesome from the moment we got here. The tub amazing, the kitchen amazing, an… More
Again I have to say that it is easy providing a wonderful stay for such thoughful and pleasant renters! Jon and I spoke on the phone and I knew right away that he was going to love the home and that the home would return that favor! I am looking forward to his return.Thank you Jon.
6 Jun 2012
"Wonderful Home In a Beautiful area!!!"
I fell in love with this home the first day I walked in. With the spacious rooms and wonderful living areas its the best home away from home. All luxuries at its finest. Grand views of the lake all ye… More
This wonderful renter took the house from Nov through early June, and while he was able to enjoy a little boating on the lake, he had to depart before the weather was suitable for swimming. We do hope to see him return in the not too distant future.
6 Jun 2012
"Fantastic House -- Lake, Poor"
Yes, the house is wonderful. Beautiful views abound, it's well stocked with everything you'd want, and extremely clean. A five-star place.
That said, the lake's dreadful, in our opinion. It's murky… More
This guest creates the suggestion that our lake might not be suitable for swimming...nothing could be further from the truth! Like the vast majority of southern tier lakes in New York State, all of which are in varying stages of utrification (the natural aging process of a lake) Kinderhook Lake is a natural, spring-fed, glacially created lake within an agrarian environment. "Murky" water, as this renter puts it, is not unusual in this environment, in fact it is the norm.
All you have to know for your safety and enjoyment is that NY State DEC has listed Kinderhook Lake as a Class "B" Lake. To use their words: Class "B" defines a lake whose "best uses are: primary and secondary CONTACT RECREATION and FISHING. In addition a Class "B" lake must be "suitable for fish, shellfish and wildlife propagation and survival”.
Three generations of our family have all learned to swim at Kinderhook Lake and countless renters have written us to applaud the lake, noting its many merits. I offer you a small sampling:
• “I’ve never relaxed so much in my life. My husband and child lived in the water and boats our entire vacation”
• “David caught the biggest Bass of his life. It’s hard to sum up all the rest, relaxation, fun and enjoyment we experienced here”
• “Had a wonderful time here, your hospitality was second to none. We all enjoyed the water, the boats and most of all the peace and quiet”
• This is the 5th time we have been to the Doll House, twice with Priscilla and 3 times on our own and each has been enjoyable and memorable. It’s been a restful week. We thought the lake would be freezing after such a cold winter and so much rain this spring but it was just right. Thanks again for the hospitality”
• What a wonderful week this week has been in the Doll House! A week of swimming and fairy house making (for lake fairies of course!) fishing, quiet mornings by the glassy lake, playing in secret hiding places in the house and exploring the area! It was always wonderful to come back to your lovely house where comfort has been so well thought out and we have felt so welcome! We hope to return next year! There is so much more to explore!
I hope this explanation clears up the confusion that must have existed for this renter, who obviously rented a house on a lake…not one next to a swimming pool!
Sincerely and Cordially,
Words can't begin to describe how amazing this rental is!
My husband and I were married in November of 2014. Being a teacher, we couldn't go away for a long honeymoon so we found this home and decid… More
18 Oct 2015
"Amazing place to get away from the city"
My wife and I stayed at "Retreat in the Woods", and it was amazing. Aravinda was very quick to respond and provided excellent directions and information prior to our arrival.
The cabin itself is qu… More
3 Feb 2016
"Peaceful Weekend Getaway"
What a quaint and absolutely lovely place to have spent the weekend. The quiet and peaceful surroundings along with the gorgeous wood interior made for a very homey and unforgettable experience. All t… More
"Charming, serene and immaculate cottage on Windsor Lake"
The cottage is well located, seemingly remote, but with nearby access to local attractions and restaurants. I enjoyed sitting on the deck, looking out over the water in the morning - very peaceful. T… More
This review is long overdue but my family and I had such an amazing time at Jean’s rental vacation home that we had to leave a review. From the time we arrived at the house, we felt like we were at … More
1 Sep 2014
"Beautiful home in a quiet lake community that is perfect for relaxing and visiting the Husdon River Valley."
This home is located on a quiet cove on Sleepy Hollow Lake. It is immaculate and the amenities are similar to those found in an expensive bed and breakfast. We arrived to find the house in perfect o… More
21 Oct 2013
"Great vacation spot"
This is a great place to spend vacation. I've gone a few times in the summer and winter. It's such a beautiful location with lots of hiking, skiing, kayaking all at your fingertips. Jean and Dave are … More
It is so cute. Nice furnishings and decor. Very clean. Our kids loved exploring the woods nearby and cooking out doors. Plus it is in one of my favorite areas Litchfield Co! The town of Sharon is cha… More
2 Apr 2013
This is a great retreat from the city. We drove up and it only took us a little over two hours. The house is perfect for us (two adults and two small boys). There is a working fireplace inside the hou… More
1 Apr 2013
We live in NYC, so this was a super retreat for us! We rented here a few times already and I plan to do so again.
It's a quick drive from Manhattan (around 2 hours) and once we get there the house is … More