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Cavalier Cottage has received, for the 2nd consecutive year, two distinguished awards as 'Top Vacation Rental' and 'Rated Excellence' by FlipKey, a division of TripAdvisor. In their own words...

'Congratulations! Based on exceptional guest reviews and an impressive listing, you are being recognized on FlipKey. This honor was awarded to a very select group of vacation rental owners based on reviews from past guests.'

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 and diverse area of Western Massachusetts with or without their companion animals.

Since opening the cottage in January of 2012, I've welcomed more guests than I could possibly have predicted or hoped. It seems that Cavalier Cottage has answered a need for truly pet-friendly accommodations. I could tell you stories about the wonderful four-leggeds who've enjoyed country walks here, not to mention their terrific two-legged companions. I could not have imagined that I'd meet such a variety of interesting people when I opened the cottage this past winter.

Nestled at the base of the Charlemont hills and located on a very quiet country road, Cavalier Cottage is spacious, bright and comfortable. The live-in area is simply but graciously appointed, featuring ceiling to floor windows, newly installed laminate floors, a queen size bed with a deluxe 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, Acorn (the best of British TV) via Roku, watch Dish TV with over 250 channels on a 28" flat screen, or play classic board games. To stay in touch with the outside world, the cottage is equipped with Wi-Fi. Amenities also include a delicious Continental breakfast with Pat's English scones, a small but growing library, and a CD player with a collection of jazz and classical CD's.

Cavalier Cottage is conveniently located to the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) and many outdoor activities: There are great hiking trails, river rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking, snow shoeing, rock climbing, downhill and X-country skiing. 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 on the Williams College campus, and many more. The area is a four-season vacation destination, from foliage time in the autumn, through ski season into spring hiking time and summer holidays. Time here is sublimely tranquil and peaceful.

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, we offer a map featuring three wonderful river and lake areas.

~Berkshire East ski area, just 15 minutes up Rt. 2 from the cottage, offers our guests $10.00 of each lift pass on a daily basis.

Please note:

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 deposit, 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.

More than 2...

~ Choice of two 39"x 80" Japanese futon mattresses or a twin or Queen Size airbed with air-filled base, both very comfortable.

~ Children under 12 stay for free

~ 10% discount to military personnel and senior citizens

~ Weekends require a 2 night minimum stay. Last minute requests for 1 night stays will be accommodated if the cottage is available with a $20.00 surcharge.

* Weekly and monthly rates available upon request.

For many testimonials for Cavalier Cottage, please visit the FlipKey site (property #374313)

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8640664

About the area

Located in East Charlemont, Cavalier Cottage is situated at the base of the beautiful foothills of Western Mass a mile and a half off Route 2 (The Mohawk Trail) and the Deerfield River that parallels this road for much of the way. Just 5 minutes from the delightful village of Shelburne Falls and the famous Bridge of Flowers, the glacial potholes, splendid shopping and dining choices, as well as the work of local artisans featured in galleries and cooperatives. The Cottage is ideally located for easy access to the area's many iconic outdoor, educational and cultural attractions. AREA COLLEGES - 43 minutes to Smith College, Northampton - 31 miles - 24 minutes Greenfield Community College & Stillpoint School of Massage, Greenfield -14 miles - 50 minutes to Hampshire College, Amherst - 37 miles - 45 minutes to Amherst College and UMass - 31 miles - 1 hour to Mt. Holyoke College S. Hadley - 47 miles - 58 minutes to Williams College, Williamstown - 29.8 miles - 27 minutes to Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway - 13 miles - 35 minutes to Hallmark School of Photography, Turners Falls - 19.5 miles - 26 minutes to Gold Thread Herb Farm, Conway - 12.9 miles - 37 minutes to C.S. Lewis College, Northfield - 24 miles - 46 minutes to Mass College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), N. Adams - 24 miles TOWNS - 8 minutes to Shelburne Falls - 4.5 miles - 43 minutes to Brattleboro - 33.5 miles CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS - 45 minutes to Mass Moca, N. Adams - 28.5 miles - 19 minutes to Shantigar Village, where artistic and spiritual practices entwine, Rowe - 19 miles - 1 hr. and 20 minutes to Jacobs Pillow, Becket - 53 miles - 1 hr. and 20 minutes to Tanglewood - 46 miles - 1 hours to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute - 38 miles - 57 minutes to the Williamstown Theatre Festival and 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown - 30 miles - 1 hour and 29 minutes to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge - 50.8 miles - 10 minutes to Mohawk Trail Concerts, Charlemont - 6 miles - 50 minutes to Amherst and the National Yiddish Center on the campus at Hampshire College - 37 miles - 30 minutes to Historic Deerfield Village - 21 miles - 15 minutes to Rowe Conference Center - 12 miles OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - 10 minutes to Zoar Outdoors (canopy tours and river rafting), Charlemont - 5.8 miles - 13 minutes to Berkshire East (zip-line and skiing), Charlemont - 6.5 miles. Skiers, please note that Cavalier Cottage is a Berkshire East Ski and Stay Lodging. Each guest can save $10 on a lift ticket when they present their Ski & Stay coupon at the Berkshire East ticket window. - - 5 minutes to Crab Apple river rafting - 21 minutes to Stump Sprouts, X country skiing, Hawley - 11.8 miles

Owner profile

Patricia B.

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Water sports

Reviews (2)

Excellent – based on 2 reviews Excellent
2 reviews


Reviewed 17 Apr 2015

Great place to recharge, very pet friendly. Loved the setting and the scones, baked fresh every morning.

“Unmatched hospitality”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2013

I was faced with the situation in which I had to find extended stay accommodations(five-to-six months)for myself and my four dogs while on a temporary employment assignment in southern Vermont. Needless to say, that was a challenge at best. I was referred to the 'Cavalier Cottage', and being an animal lover herself, Ms. Butterfield graciously offered her beautiful property to me and "my family", even going so far as to treat my dogs as her own. I highly recommend the 'Cavalier Cottage' for its' "pet-friendy" accomodations, hospitality, peace-and-quiet and tranquility, for those traveling in the area.

Owner's reply: Mike, Thanks so much for your lovely review. It's a pleasure to have you and your "family" stay at the cottage.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

January 10, 2012

I had the wonderful opportunity to stay at Cavalier Cottage B & B in Charlemont, MA while visiting the area last weekend. I cannot speak highly enough about my stay there and the graciousness of the owner, Patricia Butterfield.

Cavalier Cottage is a charming, comfortable, cozy, immaculately clean place to stay. The bed was deliciously comfortable and adding to a truly restful night's sleep is the fact that Cavalier Cottage is located on a quiet country road far away from traffic and other noisy disturbances.

I have no hesitation in recommending it as a superior B & B.

B. Bauman, Amherst, MA

January 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Pat's Cavalier Cottage earlier this month. It's a lovely place and very comfortable. I especially like the kitchen which is clean and stocked with coffee, tea, cereals, and milk. Every morning Pat brings in fresh muffins, scones, and croissants with jam and butter. We travel with our little dachshund and are always looking for clean, odor-free, animal-friendly places. Cavalier Cottage is all this and more. Thank you, Pat. We'll be up another time soon.

Diane and Ron Siiter, NJ

January 22, 2012

The cottage is clean, full of light and simply decorated. I have stayed in frilly, cutesy, flowery places that felt downright claustrophobic. The full-size kitchen has new appliances and is stocked with everything one could want, from coffee and teas to hot cereal and a variety of fresh fruit. Pat, the proprietor, spoiled me with fresh baked English scones each morning of my stay.

It is located on a country road that offers lovely, peaceful walks past farm houses and woods. I was attending a conference during my stay and found it convenient to major roads. Probably the most outstanding feature of this charming place is the woman who owns it. She has created a warm and welcome spot for pets and their humans. I brought my new rescue dog Fiona, who had been with me for only a week. Pat supplied a crate, offered welcomed advice and some of her homemade dog food when Fiona would not eat what I brought. Pat is helpful, generous and never intrusive.

Cavalier Cottage is a wonderful place to stay with or without your pets. As a woman who travels alone, I really value privacy, convenience, safety and beautiful countryside. I found it all in this lovely B&B.

Gloria A, Greenfield, MA

January 28, 2012

Great location off Rt.2. Comfortable, bright, plenty of room. Nice to have fridge and stove. We heated up leftovers for an evening snack. Scones were served hot with james and fresh juice-fresh fruit was available along with coffee, teas & cereals.

Pat thanks for everything.

Patrica & Bob U, FL

February 5, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks for everything.

Scott F - Bedford, NY

The small details really added to the experience; like the bottle of wine, fresh fruit, chocolates on the bedstand, and fresh morning breakfast.

Gary and Jenny - Northampton, MA

February 20, 2012

Everything was excellent! The accommodations were large and spacious and we certainly appreciated the full kitchen. Access to the mountain was convenient. And we really enjoyed the fresh scones!

Being from NYC we were looking forward to vacationing in a remote area that was still accessible to local attractions...the cottage was spot-on with hospitality to match. We will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family who frequent Berkshire East.

Will P & Ashley P - NYC

March 4, 2012

Pat, thank you for a lovely stay. We look foward to coming back. Sincerely,

Michelle, Bart and Rocket - Arlington, MA

March 25, 2012

My fiance and I stayed at Patricia's cottage with our two dogs. The cottage is beautifully located on a dirt road out in the hills and forest of Western Mass. We had amazing hikes and walks with our dogs (BeebeGun and Wallace) several times a day which was delightful. We day tripped to Mass MOCA and Shelburne Falls easily. The cottage is quaint and simple but there was plenty of room for us to stay comfortably. Patricia was friendly and helpful in every way without being overwhelming. Patricia has many dogs so, in my opinion, you MUST love dogs to be comfortable in her cottage. We do so it was not a problem for us at all.

Anna & Bart - Providence, RI

March 28, 2012

Patricia was a wonderful host. I was looking for a place to relax and I certainly chose the right one! The house is very quiet, and there are hiking and walking trails nearby. Patricia offered fresh-baked scones for breakfast, and the kitchen was stocked with milk and cereal, tea and coffee, and a few other essentials. I didn't bring my dog with me this time, but this would be an ideal place for dog owners and I certainly plan to return with my pup in future. The scenery is beautiful, the house is well-stocked and comfortable, and Patricia is a lovely and accommodating host. Highly recommended!

Alissa JN - Roslindale, MA

March 30, 2012

Patricia - thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. The location, decor, and price should make this a destination spot for anyone wanting to explore the Mohawk Trail/Shelburne Falls area. We didn't bring any pets, but still had a great time; although, I would highly recommend Cavalier Cottage to guests with dogs. Thanks again!

Carlo, Ellie & Toni, Cambridge, MA

April 2, 2012

Friendly, accommodating, welcoming and very, very CLEAN . There are not many B&B's around I can say I would return to but my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cavalier Cottage. The location is incredible, peaceful and quiet, surrounded by the serenity of the Deerfield River corridor - yet a short drive over the bridge and you have all the amenities of an artisan village in Shelburne Falls. The history runs deep and the tranquility of the surrounding mountains is rejuvenating. There's so much to do.

Again, the cottage is clean, quiet and cozy, A+++. Will definitely return

Dave & Julie, Cape Cod, MA

April 13, 2012

Don't know where to start. The Location: beautiful, serene, and relaxing. Also very close to extremely quaint New England villages. The Facility: Fantastic. Everything was clean and neat and the kitchen is phenomenal. If only my own kitchen were so spacious and well-stocked! The Hostess: Gracious, kind, professional and thoughtful. I highly recommend this place for vacationers, and vacationers with pets. Really great stay. We hope to return on a vacation visit. Thank you.

Susan Y - Brooklyn, NY

April 15, 2012

Our stay met (surpassed) our expectations. Cavalier Cottage was just what I was looking for...a clean, comfortable and affordable place to stay for the weekend with our 2 dogs. While Dave participated in the River Rat Canoe Race, I was able to relax and hangout with our dogs and take them on some nice country road walks. Patricia made us feel comfortable because she understand dogs and dog owners. We will stay again next year.

Jeanne & David - Fredon, NJ

January 27, 2012

Cavalier Cottage is a delight and Pat B. is a delightful hostess. The area is beautiful, the accommodation very comfortable, and Pat makes you feel right at home. If you are an animal lover, this is the place to stay in Western Massachusetts!

Rebecca T, Pittsburgh, PA

May 28, 2012
Our experience at Cavalier Cottage couldn't have been better. The cottage was fantastic, super comfortable, cozy and with lots of space for my husband, my dog and myself. It was pretty hot outside but the cottage always remained cool. The kitchen had all the necessary items, coffee, tea, cereal, milk, and many more things. Patricia was the most amazing host I've ever had and assisted us with anything we needed. She gave us a couple of maps and told us where to go, gave us directions and recommendations. Patricia served for breakfast the best scones I've ever had in my life. The area in which the Cottage is located is really amazing and beautiful and it's surrounded by hiking and walking trails. It definitely exceeded our expectations. We highly recommended it even if you don't have dogs. We're already planning our next visit to Cavalier Cottage. Thanks Patricia for everything!
Virginia & Fred, Newton MA

October 23, 2012
I just loved the feel of the place from the moment I arrived. The beauty of the surroundings, the charming home in the countryside and the cheery welcome of our hostess, Pat, and the tail-wagging from her pets in the picture window of her home. But when she opened the door to the spacious studio apartment, I completely fell in love with the place. Move over Martha Stewart!!! The apartment is just that pretty. Fresh, bright, welcoming and decorated in crisp, clean blues - it is a delight to be here. As I write my Lhasa Apso, Bashia, is snoozing comfortably - just like at home. After a day of sightseeing and traveling about this is a haven of clean, fresh comfort for pets and their people. Absolutely charming place - I've taken photos to show my friends.
Arlene F-Southington, CT

We stayed just one night and enjoyed the calm of the woods and Patricia's hospitality. The cottage is very clean, nicely decorated and the kitchen fully equipped. Patricia brought warm scones for breakfast and was helpful with info about the area. I appreciated very much that she accepted us with a puppy. It is a good place to stay and relax with your dog, still keeping private.
Eva S - NYC, October 21, 2012