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“Berkshire getaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast

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24 Lakeside Terrace, Monterey, MA 01245   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Monterey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
“Berkshire getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Quaint BNB in middle of nowhere in a beautiful location. on the water with kayaks and canoes at your disposal. Felt like a summer camp in this old house. Got to meet wonderful people every morning as everyone came down for coffee and a full breakfast of english muffins with fixings/cereal/fresh fruit/hard boiled eggs/tiny pastries...enough to fill you up before lunch...lots of oj and coffee too!! Not much privacy in this place with sound with it being an old house. but i wasn't there to be private i was there to relax. NO cell service. but wifi is good. this is a remote spot. Close to lots like hiking, breweries, winery, coffee shops, small towns and art and music.
WOULD DEF RETURN.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merry O, Owner at Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Lakeside Terrace. Thanks for being open to have one of the rooms that share a bathroom. I'm glad it met your standard. It was a pleasure meeting you and your friend and thanks for your kind words.
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Meredith
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Camden, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast provided the ideal atmosphere for a nice, remote getaway with my girlfriend. The rooms were small but clean and comfy. The beautiful countryside, in addition to the clear and calm lake (literally in the backyard), which is perfect for swimming, kayaking, or rowing, provided the perfect ambiance for a relaxing weekend. Meredith, the inn keeper, was both welcoming and helpful in advising us on events going on in the area as well as must-see destinations. Great getaway if you are a city guy like myself and need a place to rest and enjoy nature. I will be returning next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Merry O, Owner at Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
I enjoyed getting to know you and your girlfriend and it was a pleasure having you here. Look forward to your return next year. Thanks for your kind words.
Best,
Meredith
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Suffern, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I were interested in a relaxing, romantic weekend away. Lakeside Terrace b&b was perfect for this kind of getaway. We really enjoyed our time at this b&b. If you are looking for a quaint, relaxing, and beautiful place to stay, this is the perfect place for you. We had breakfast (prepared by owner) in the screened in porch, kayaked on the lake (there are free kayaks provided), hung out on a hammock, had so much fun in the near towns, and drank wine by the lake at night. The owner helped us plan out everything we wanted to do in the area! The house is old but beautiful, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The room I stayed in was on the smaller side, but it did not matter. 24/7 coffee, water, tea and small snacks. I brought my own wine (glasses were provided), and snacks and there was a communal fridge that we used. It gets cool at night, so bring warm clothes. Overall an amazing weekend away!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merry O, Owner at Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
It was such a pleasure having you both here. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to your return. Thanks for your kind words.
Best,
Meredith
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Pelham, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We came to Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast after a surgical procedure I had had 1.5 weeks before. Four days and three nights there contributed to my recovery more than the previous week-and-a-half. Clean air, nice pristine lake, the house smelling old country, clean rooms; all this made us feel at home at the very first moment (bravo, Meredith!) We just didn't want to leave!
We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merry O, Owner at Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your wife and I'm so happy you were able to relax and find the peace and healing that you needed here. Looking forward to seeing you next summer and thank you for your kind works.
Best,
Meredith
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Toronto
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We went there for our wedding anniversary based on reviews on trip advisor. The rooms were small. The beds were on rollers and skid the moment you slept on it. The breakfast was minimal. The view and the location is very good but what good is the view and location if everything else is ok?? We had two awkward incidents- once we got a pizza from outside which got cold and tried to locate the owner, Meredith so that she could warm it in the microwave which she kept in her room. She wasn't there so we took the liberty to warm two slices on top of the toaster. Upon arriving, Meredith went frantic and accused us of cooking in her house. She keeps a microwave inside her own room, but not outside for the convenience of guests?? In another incident, my wife took a blanket from the room outside as it was cold and she objected to her taking the room blanket outside and gave her a old wool rug which hurt her skin so she returned it back to one of the staff. Without checking with her staff, Meredith sent us a email asking where the woolen rug was????
Bad service, ok rooms, not a great place. We have been to better B&B's where the staff are warm and believe in hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Merry O, Owner at Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
This review was obviously written by a disgruntled guest due to inappropriate and dangerous behavior in my home. Please take that into account when reading this and the 40 plus other very positive reviews that are written. Thank you so much.
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Framingham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

If you're looking to escape from the hectic pace of life, this is the perfect place to be. Lakeside Terrace is one of the most beautiful, peaceful places around to unwind. Meredith welcomes you and makes you feel right at home by going out of her way to accomodate any requests. Everything at the B&B is very clean and comfortable. The lake and ammenities were enjoyable and fun and brought me back to my childhood! I would highly recommend a getaway for a few wonderful days of peace and quiet. Judi

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merry O, Owner at Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
It was such a pleasure having you both here and I look forward to your return one day. Thanks so much for your kind words.
Best,
Meredith
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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I, along with another couple, just returned from a glorious weekend at Lakeside Terrace. It is the only B&B on Lake Garfield and its easy to get to. It's about 20 minutes from Great Barrington, a charming town with a lively main street. The house is an older home and has been a B&B for decades so don't expect luxury. What you can expect is a well kept home in a serene setting. The grounds are large and right on the lake. The lake itself is quite large and very clear. There is a small dock that allows you access to the rowboat that is available for use, or you can launch a kayak from the shore which is also provided at no charge. The rooms, while small, are quite charming and well appointed. The entire home is quite comfy and the screened in porch is just the place to have your morning coffee while soaking in the sounds of nature and the beauty of the lake.A simple but lovely breakfast of hard boiled eggs,english muffins,fruit,cereal,pastries,juice, coffee and tea is ready by 8:30 each morning. Merideth is a wonderful host. She takes the time to welcome you and make you feel comfortable during your stay. Book some time here and unwind. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merry O, Owner at Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure having you all here this weekend. I now have a paddle board thanks to you guys!!!:):) Come back soon!
Best,
Meredith
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Additional Information about Lakeside Terrace Bed and Breakfast

Address: 24 Lakeside Terrace, Monterey, MA 01245
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lakeside Terrace on Lake Garfield, is a "peace" of heaven in The Berkshires! Featured as Editors Choice in Yankee Magazine, Lakeside Terrace hosts 7 guest rooms with private baths, with a continental breakfast served. Swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating on premises, and WiFi. Short drive to all cultural events and restaurants. Extremely ideal for a very relaxing time! ... more   less 

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