|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Nestled in the woods, our log cabin called 'Leeway' is a place to relax in the most peaceful setting imaginable. Located on Benton Pond in East Otis, Massachusetts, the cabin offers quiet seclusion without total isolation and rest and relaxation without boredom! Approximately one mile long, Benton Pond is one of the cleanest naturally spring fed lakes in the Berkshires. Whether you like to swim, boat, fish, hike, bike, sun bathe, bird watch, pick blueberries, see a concert or a play, or just read by the fire, there is always something to do. The peace and tranquility that you will experience from living on the water will bring you back year after year making it a family tradition.
Located on the East side of the pond, the property spans 225 feet of secluded lakefront. The shore line is bordered by wild blueberry bushes and beautiful mountain laurel. Scenic paths lead to two dock areas for you to enjoy. One dock is in very deep water and the other dock is in shallow water and is suitable for small children and wading. A row boat, canoe and three kayaks are available for fishing or exploring the lake.
The property shares a private dead-end road with only five other cabins so you will be leaving the traffic and crowds behind. The cabin is set back 50 feet from the water and has spectacular views of the lake. In the late afternoon, you will experience what we call “shimmer time” when the sunlight reflects off the water onto trees and the cabin. You can enjoy the scene from the dock, deck or porch while you relax with an afternoon drink. While barbecuing dinner on your sun deck, you can take in a breathtaking sunset across the lake, ending a perfect day on the water.
Built in 1938 by Grandma and Grandpa Cooper, Leeway can sleep up to six people. There are two bedrooms: one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed (two twins). In the living room is a double sleeper sofa. Rustic, but with all the comforts of home, Leeway was upgraded with electricity and running water in the 1970s. The water that comes into the cabin is pumped up from the lake and is suitable for showers and washing dishes but not for drinking - we start you off with 5 gallons of drinking water. Our kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, microwave, electric oven and sink and a full set of cookware and dishes. The bathroom is complete with sink, toilet and shower. The cabin is heated with a fireplace and a gas propane heater. Both the screened-in porch and sun deck look out over the water. The wood paneling and floors plus the beautiful stone fireplace give Leeway its rustic warmth and charm. While we provide a TV with a DVD player, there is no cable and no internet – our renters prefer it that way! The cabin is seasonal so it's only available from mid June to mid October.
The town of East Otis is conveniently located within easy driving distance of all other Berkshire “hot spots.” The Berkshires, as you know, offers an abundance of antique shopping, hiking, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, museums and fine restaurants. Tanglewood, for example, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is located in the town of Lenox and is only 40 minutes away. The towns of Great Barrington and Lee are only 25 minutes away.
The town of Otis has small markets for all your basic needs, a laundromat, a church, library and even a skateboard park for the kids. We have tried to think of all your potential questions, but if we’ve left something out, please don’t hesitate to email us with your questions. We are confident that once you try Leeway, you'll come back year after year!
Antiquing, performing arts, shopping and fine dining
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||C$265|
Reservations during the high summer season are only accepted weekly from Saturday to Saturday. In the fall, reservations can begin any day of the week but there is a two night minimum stay. Pets must be approved in advance and require an additional $100 security deposit.
Reservations cannot be "held". Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first served basis upon receipt of a completed rental agreement and proper deposit. Require 50% rental fee plus security to make a reservation. Remaining 50% rental fee due 4 weeks before arrival. Reservations made within 4 weeks of the stay must be paid in full either by cash, EFT, cashier's check or money order.