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“Gorgeous Berkshire Retreat”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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Zonkers19...
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Berkshire Retreat”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It's a spacious and lovely studio apartment, very clean, comfortable and well decorated. Our hosts were very kind and helpful. The cottage and grounds offer spectacular Berkshire views. We took many walks from and around the cottage and it was beautiful in every direction. We enjoyed Tanglewood, exploring Great Barrington, hiking and some excellent restaurants. It was a great retreat and I would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: The views and grounds.
Liked least: No complaints.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nadia C
MA
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“Perfect little cottage for a retreat in the Berkshires.”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

My husband and I just spent a wonderful week in the Berkshires. The cottage looks just like the pictures. It’s decorated with a French inspired cottage chic, very cute. The views of the sprawling green hills are simply a treat to the eyes. There are pastoral scenes all around, with sheep and cows, but more in a postcard style rather than a farm style.

We usually stay at B&Bs but enjoyed the Sigel’s cottage even better because of the privacy it offered. We could sleep in in the morning and have breakfast in our PJs. There were no awkward hellos to say to anyone in the hallway. We like our privacy.

The hosts presented us with good information on the area and were very helpful.

The cottage is in a little town of Great Barrington which has some very nice restaurants despite its small size. Stockbridge is only 15 minutes away and has a great theater (Berkshire Theatre Group), Norman Rockwell museum, a lovely botanical garden, restaurants, and of course, the historical downtown captured for posterity in a painting by Norman Rockwell himself.

Lenox with its Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co, the Mount, and all the restaurants - is about 25 minutes away.

We were out and about every day and visited many cultural venues of the Berkshires in just one week. One day when we were feeling tired we just lounged around and took a swim in the pool.

There are some nice walks and hiking trails in the area. We have climbed up Alander Mountain which was about an 8-mile round trip, as well as Monument Mountain which was only a 2.5-mile round trip with some occasional rocky climbs. The views from both mountains were spectacular.

All in all I highly recommend this little cottage for a nice cultural or romantic (or both) retreat!

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Your age range 35-49
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Central PA
Reviewed June 8, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Holliston MA
Reviewed August 30, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Reviewed June 19, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Montreal
Reviewed May 16, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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PA
Reviewed September 16, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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