About this listing
Your own gracious living space with very well equipped kitchen, private deck, entrance, garden, country road for dog walks, forests, meadows, mountain streams, stone walls, tranquility.
Trip Advisor has awarded Cavalier Cottage their 2014 Certificate of Excellence!
And for the 2nd consecutive year, the cottage also received two distinguished awards as 'Top Vacation Rental' and 'Rated Excellence' by (website hidden), a division of TripAdvisor. In their own words…
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Discover Cavalier Cottage B&B, a pet-friendly home away from your home and an attractive alternative to conventional hotels, motels and B&B’s. We warmly welcome visitors who come to this beautiful and diverse area of Western Massachusetts with or without their companion animals.
Since opening the cottage in January of 2012, I’ve welcomed more guests than I could possibly have predicted or hoped. It seems that Cavalier Cottage has answered a need for truly pet-friendly accommodations. I could tell you stories about the wonderful four-leggeds who’ve enjoyed country walks here, not to mention their terrific two-legged companions. I could not have imagined that I’d meet such a variety of interesting people when I opened the cottage almost 3 years ago.
Nestled at the base of the Charlemont hills and located on a very quiet country road, Cavalier Cottage is spacious, bright and comfortable. The live-in area is simply but graciously appointed, featuring ceiling to floor windows, newly installed oak laminate flooring, a queen size bed with a deluxe plush-firm Simmons mattress, private entrance and private deck. The fully equipped kitchen has an eat-in area with a full size stove and refrigerator (in case you want to cook-in), and a private bathroom. Relax on the private deck and enjoy the country view. For entertainment, you can access Netflix movies on your laptop, watch DishTV with over 200 channels, or play classic board games. To stay in touch with the outside world, the cottage is equipped with Wi-Fi. Park your car in an enclosed garage if you need to. Amenities also include a delicious Continental breakfast with Pat’s English scones, a small but growing library, and a CD player with a collection of jazz and classical CD’s.
Cavalier Cottage is conveniently located to the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) and many outdoor activities: There are great hiking trails, river rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking, snow shoeing, rock climbing, downhill and X-country skiing. The beautiful Massachusetts countryside, with its many quaint villages and towns, is also home to a great variety of iconic educational and cultural destinations, including MassMoCa, the Clarke Institute of Art on the Williams College campus, and many more. The area is a four-season vacation destination, from foliage time in the autumn, through ski season into spring hiking time and summer holidays. Time here is sublimely tranquil and peaceful.
A few more special features:
~Our guests are now eligible for a 10% discount from Zoar Outdoors (just a few miles from the Cottage) for all their great outdoor activities including the very popular zip line canopy tours, kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing!
~For dogs (and their human companions, too) who love to swim, we offer a map featuring three wonderful river and lake areas.
As more guests have visited, many potential guests were unable to come because the dates they wanted were already booked. Because Cavalier Cottage can only accommodate one party of guests at a time, we highly recommend that if your desired dates are available, you secure the space by submitting a deposit, in order to avoid disappointment. Cavalier Cottage, a cottage for all seasons, is perfect for week-long vacations, weekend or mid-week getaways, writer’s retreats, house-hunting visits, and temporary lodging for relocated executives.
We look forward to continuing to share our cozy and comfortable cottage with guests from around the world.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions.
A very warm greeting awaits all who visit Cavalier Cottage.
For many more testimonials for Cavalier Cottage, please visit the (website hidden) site (property #374313).
A virtual tour of the property may also be viewed at this same site.
DAILY RATE - $105.00 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
~ Children under 12 stay for free
~ Cavalier Cottage gladly offers a 10% discount to military personnel and senior citizens. (Combination discounts are not applicable).
~ Stay a week or more and receive a 10% discount.
~ A 2 night minimum stay is required. Last minute requests for a 1 night stay will be accommodated if the cottage is available with a $20 surcharge.
~ All bedding, bathroom & kitchen linens are provided.
Rates do not include the 5.7% MA State Lodging Tax
~The cottage has wired smoke detectors, CO2 detector, emergency light, emergency instructions and a first aid kit.
MORE THAN A PARTY OF 2…
~ Your choice of two 39″x 80″ Japanese futon mattresses or a Queen Size or Twin size airbed with a built-in air-filled base, all providing for a very comfortable night’s rest.
Private entrance, deck and garden. The cottage only accommodates one party of guests at a time.
Interaction with Guests
Greet, available for help/advice, meeting all needs.
A beautiful wooded area with majestic hills, mountain streams, stone walls, verdant meadows, peace and tranquility.
The studio is a private space with its own private entrance and deck and garden area.
- Guests are requested to be mindful of conserving energy costs and that they be respectful in all other matters during their visit.
- We request that our guests apply moderation vis a vis all aspects of their stay and, thereby, retain the tranquility of the property and its environs.
- No smoking is permitted.
- Please remove all perishable food items from the fridge upon your departure and do not leave any food behind.
- Please wash all dirty dishes, appliances and other items before departing.
T H A N K Y O U - Your valued patronage is very much appreciated.
Very hospitable and kind. My wife and I enjoyed our time in the area and Patricia was a great host with plenty of insight to the area. We would definitely recommend staying with Patricia and her precious pups!
This cottage is as advertised .
It is warm and welcoming and has everything you could need for an over night stay or a vacation .
This place is close to everything out doors you could want to do and just as close to all the city eateries most of us are used to .. Check it out
Beautiful setting. Clean, well-kept accomodations. Thank you for your hospitality!
My wife and I spent the past weekend at the Cavalier Cottage and we could not have been happier. Pat was extremely warm and welcoming and even checked in on our little puppy while we were out snowboarding. The studio was perfect and had everything we needed to enjoy the weekend and the fresh made scones and fresh squeezed orange juice in the mornings were a great bonus. If you are traveling to the Charlemont area I highly recommend staying here, especially if you are traveling with your dog. You won't be disappointed and if we travel there again we will definitely be booking with Pat again!
Cavalier Cottage is pleasant and well appointed; Patricia is a terrific hostess. I came up to the Berkshires to attend an event hosted by Williams College and really enjoyed the opportunity to explore the area. Both my Old English bulldog and I were very comfortable here, and I would definitely stay here again if in the area.
Patricia spoiled us with morning scones and orange juice. We can tell she is an animal lover and we support bussiness that care about animals.
The stay was comfy, cozy and most of all quiet;) the area is beautiful and we can't wait to come back next year. What a treasure this place is.
Thank you Pat for a wonderful time... If you make it to california, we would love to show you around.
Niva, Marlon, Mossimo and Tai Shan
Lovely cottage which is fully stocked and very well maintained. Patricia is an animal loving person with a big heart and is very helpful. Hope to be back to visit soon! Thanks for a memorable time!
About the Host, Patricia
I am a 66 year old and "semi-retired". Born in South Africa. I have now lived in the United States for 40 years so I guess I won't be heading back to the old country.
I have lived in the Pioneer Valley of W. MA for the past 15 years. Before embarking on this semi-retired passage of my life, I owned and managed a private career school for cosmetology and esthetics (skin care) education and opened the first full service day spa, both Northampton-based. I have been involved in animal rights and animal welfare for many years.
My companion animals are a major part of my life. All are rescues but one.
I traveled extensively when I worked for the airlines back in the 70's and 80's.
I am a vegan (for ethical reasons and you can read more on this at (website hidden).
Enjoy "quiet" movies, mellow jazz, classical music, Barbra Streisand - difficult to name a favorite travel destination but I always kept returning to Bermuda.
At this stage of my life, it is important for me to be involved in activities for which I have a passion and to be around friends for whom I really care.
Of course, meeting new and interesting people is wonderfully energizing.
I do hope to meet and greet you at Cavalier Cottage.
Since moving to the Charlemont-Shelburne Falls area, I’ve become acquainted with Leslie and Ed Grinnell, owners of Eddie’s Wheels ((website hidden)). Leslie and Ed custom design wheelchairs for disabled companion animals and provide them and their care givers valuable guidance and support. I volunteer at Eddie’s Wheels and have the privilege and opportunity to meet many wonderful dogs and cats who seek wheelchair assistance to regain mobility.
I look forward to warmly welcoming you and your pets to Cavalier Cottage.