Your own gracious living space with very well equipped kitchen, private deck, entrance, garden, country roads for dog walks, forests, meadows, mountain streams, stone walls, tranquility.
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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 area of Western Massachusetts with or without their companion animals.
Now in its sixth year, Cavalier Cottage has clearly answered a need for genuinely pet-friendly accommodations. When I opened the cottage in 2012, I could not have imagined the variety of interesting people, and animals, I would meet.
Nestled at the base of the Charlemont hills and located on a very quiet country road, Cavalier Cottage is appointed with everything you’ll need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. More than one guest has commented that the cottage and its setting seem to have a special air of tranquility that works a kind of magic: Most pets settle right in with no sense of strangeness, and their human companions find themselves absorbing the atmosphere of peace in their surroundings.
That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in this very special corner of New England! The area is a four-season vacation destination, from foliage time in the autumn, through ski season into spring hiking time and summer holidays.
Cavalier Cottage is convenient to the scenic Mohawk Trail (Route 2) and many outdoor activities: There are great hiking trails, downhill and X-country skiing, snow shoeing, river rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking, and rock climbing. 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 and the Williams College Art Museum and many more.
Cavalier Cottage is spacious, bright and comfortable. The live-in area is simply but graciously appointed, featuring ceiling to floor windows, 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, Amazon, MHZ and Acorn show and movies streaming on the 28 inch flat panel TV, 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 feet away from the cottage entrance. Amenities also include a delicious Continental breakfast of English scones, a small but growing library, and a CD player with a collection of jazz and classical CD’s.
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 reservation, 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.
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, there are several great spots.
~ $30.00 per additional guest
~ 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 $25 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.
Additional information pertaining to visiting 4-leggeds:
* ALL breeds are welcome.
* There are NO additional fees for bringing pets.
* Dogs are totally unrestricted in the cottage.
* Dogs may be left alone in the cottage when you choose to go out without them. You may crate them if you so desire, but the Cottage does not require this. The owner is always more than delighted to check-in on pets if this makes a guest feel more comfortable.
* Dogs have the exclusive use of the adjoining garden and deck for hanging out.
* Beautiful Oxbow Road is a beautiful, quiet country road for dog walks.
* We have dog biscuits, dog bowls, dog bedding and a large wire crate (just in case you need one).
EXTRA PET CARE SERVICES (available only to companion animals of Cavalier Cottage guests – see fees below)
Availability of fenced-in yard
Dog walks (weather permitting)
30 minute walk with one dog (weather permitting) – $15.00 (with 2 dogs $25.00). If additional daily dog care is required, a special rate can be offered.
Zugang für Gäste
Private entrance, deck and garden. The cottage only accommodates one party of guests at a time.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Greet, available for help/advice, meeting all needs.
Weitere wichtige Infos
If you are severely allergic to cats please note that the cottage occasionally welcomes feline guests.
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.
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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
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 ( 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.