About this listing
A hideaway in the woods, near the town of Shelburne Falls.
Enjoy our fine restaurants and galleries and go boating on the river nearby.
Happy trails and have fun!
A unique getaway in the town of Shelburne Falls, full of charm and atmosphere, welcomes you (as well as your pets!) for a stay right on the Mohawk Trail in Western Massachusetts. Being one mile to the town center, you can enjoy the beauty of the woods and the convenience of being near our charming village of Shelburne Falls. We are located within minutes of six colleges and many attractions in the Pioneer Valley, as well as North Adams and Williamstown. Visit our local coop McCuskers Market, several local restaurants (French Bistro, pub or wood-fired pizza!) and the numerous galleries and artists studios for which Shelburne Falls is known. And while you are here, a stroll across the Bridge of Flowers will explain why hundreds of people flock here to look at the natural beauty of the Deerfield River and its glacial formations the "Potholes." Whether gathering by the wood stove in cooler months or washing off in the outdoor shower, after a hike or swim in summery weather, this cottage will suit all your needs to enjoy the breathtaking scenery around this cultural center in Western Massachusetts.
New Leaf Cottage has two ample rooms available, this one a queen and the other a double bedroom. Comfortable warm bedding and towels are provided. The bath is shared and offers both a claw foot tub or a shower. I will maintain the wood stove and assure its safety at all times.
Perched on a hill facing Catamount Mountain, this cottage is artfully decorated in cheerful colors and sits high enough to enjoy views of foliage. A large open-plan living space on the main floor features a large round sun room with seven tall windows below a cathedral ceiling. Wi-Fi is also available, if you want to watch a movie on your laptop or use the internet.
Convenient to Route 2, you may take advantage of many activities while you are here. For outdoor enthusiasts, rock climbing, white-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, cross-country skiing are all within close reach. Berkshire East offers downhill skiing ten miles away. Hiking trails close by are magnificent, as is a simple walk up the road from the front door. For art lovers, take in the world class museums at Williams College or Mass MOCA in Williamstown, or venture to the galleries and museums at Smith College, Old Deerfield, UMAss or Amherst College. Or if staying closer to home is preferable, visit the glass-blowing studio in Shelburne Falls and have a drink at the pub overlooking the river or an elegant French meal at a bistro. The tranquil beauty of Shelburne Falls can be thoroughly enjoyed in every season.
A Continental breakfast is included with coffee, tea and fresh baked goods.
Interaction with Guests
I will be here and being that the house is an open plan, a little discretion as far as how much time is spent in common space would be appreciated.But I would love to get to know you a bit, before heading you head out for dinner!
Shelburne Falls is a beautiful spot, and I am on a lovely road just outside of town. A nice view and pretty walk up the road.
A car is needed.
6 Rand Road
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Locked door at all times.
Since I live here as well, the house should be quiet by 11 pm.
Breakfast anytime between 7:30 am and 9 am.
Please leave me the task of the wood stove.
No Smoking anywhere on property please.
Use front door facing Rand Road.
A friend and I chose New Leaf Cottage because of its location in Western Massachusetts. The photos of Lisa's place accurately depict the accommodations: the front room with all those windows bathe the place in warmth and artwork is abundant. Lisa (and her sweet dog, Moses ) made us feel right at home. We had great conversations, our room and the bed were comfortable and the location is only a few minutes drive from Shelburne Falls where restaurants and interesting galleries can be enjoyed. The Fall is such a great time to visit. One suggestion: plan to arrive during daylight hours because it can be tricky locating the road in the dark.
Lovely overnight at New Leaf Cottage...charming hostess, cozy quarters, delicious breakfast available for an early departure and the sweetest dog ever. Thanks, Lisa, we'll be back!!
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About the Host, Lisa
An avid music and art lover, I also relish living in the beautiful natural surroundings of Western Massachusetts. My house reflects these interests, and hopefully will feel comfortable for you during your stay. I am a graphic designer and spend a good deal of time doing mediation, as well.