Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

The name of our little cottage just about says it all: it's our bolt hole, our sanctuary away from the city, our creative space... our small peace. Welcome!

Sweet 1930s Cottage (lake, woods)

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly discount: 18%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Hark back to an earlier time, a quieter pace, far away yet close to everything!

Experience the beauty of the Berkshires at our little red cottage in the woods: 2BR (1-full main level, 1-queen upstairs), 1 full bath, sleeps 3 comfortably, 4 max.

Smallpeace Cottage boasts a newly renovated, modern country kitchen with a cheerful skylight that lets the sun stream in. The rest of the house retains its retro 1930s character, and sits on a hill above a quite road, offering privacy without being too remote. Old growth pines and a quaint old outhouse are also on the property.

Pretty mountain views and easy access to hiking trails, skiing, leaf peeping, and nearby Queechy Lake give vacationers plenty to do. Protected wetlands provide an ideal setting for birders and nature enthusiasts. For more info about local outdoor activities, check out the Columbia County Land Conservancy website.

Nestled at the base of the Taconics and a stone's throw from the Berkshire County border, Smallpeace Cottage is an easy 15 - 45 minutes drive from, well, just about everything: Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Apple picking, museums, wine tasting, outlet shopping, antiquing, and great restaurants.

Amenities include:

• Washer/Dryer
• Towels, linens, paper goods, kitchen condiments, cleaning supplies provided
• Dishwasher
• All-New kitchen appliances and quality cookware
• Wifi
• wood stove for experienced fire makers only

CHECK IN/OUT times are flexible as long as they are compatible with our other reservations, and if communicated in advance. Please let us know your arrival and departure times (if known) when inquiring about the cottage.

Guest Access

Guests should make themselves at home by using linens, towels, books, music doc, and basic kitchen spices/condiments, but are expected to bring their own food and drink and respect all personal items set away in marked drawers and closets.

Interaction with Guests

We really appreciate knowing a bit about anyone who stays in our home, so an initial email or telephone conversation is important. On the occasions when we cannot be there to greet our guests in person, we appreciate a text or telephone call to say they arrived. We are generally quite available by telephone if there are ever questions or concerns.

The Neighborhood

Canaan is a picturesque town in upper Columbia County, New York, and nestled in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains. Queechy Lake is the jewel in the crown of this pretty community. The area feels quite rural, but is within 10 miles of several lovely towns, including Chatham, West Stockbridge, Lenox, MA, and New Lebanon. The town of Hudson is an easy 1/2 hour drive west on RT 295.

Getting Around

Car services can be called in an emergency, but personal transportation is necessary. Closest train stations are in Hudson and Wassaic.

Other Things to Note

*Note: Garden stairs up to the cottage, as well as a narrow, partially open stairway to the second-level bedroom may be a safety consideration for some. Potential renters with little ones should note that the house has not been child-proofed and cannot accommodate child gates.

CHECK IN/OUT times are flexible as long as they are compatible with our other reservations, and if communicated in advance. Please let us know your arrival and departure times (if known) when inquiring about the cottage.

Thanks for keeping your shoes off indoors (within reason).

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House Rules

• Please scroll down to read our House Manual before your arrival.
• ID & signed rental agreement (for stays of more than 3 nights) is required prior to key exchange
• Leave it as you found it.
• No trash removal, so please take your garbage/recyclables with you
• No candles
• No smoking indoors
• No long distance phone service on house phone, phone card necessary
• Please make yourself at home and enjoy your time at Smallpeace cottage as much as we do!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
Modern country kitchen

Modern country kitchen

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About the Host, Michele

New York, New York, United States
Member since April 2012


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