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Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

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Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

I live in Boston and I'm looking for a midweek getaway for my husband and myself. I'd love to be on a lake, with the option to kayak (need to rent). We enjoy B&Bs, we enjoy all inclusive retreats (Kripalu is out of our budget right now). Relaxing, peaceful--I'm open to checking out anything. Anyone have an idea for an out of the way place? Budget about $150 per night. Thanks.

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1. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

How far are you willing to travel? Is this an "inside 495 getaway"? Or are you thinking of elsewhere in New England?

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2. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

We'll drive up to 4 hours. Outside 495!

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You might want to ask this in the New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island or Maine boards then. Unless you want to go kayaking on Jamaica Pond, which can be a blast!

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4. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

I live up the street from Jamaica Pond. That's not a vacation. Didn't I ask the question on the Berkshires forum?

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5. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

Responders apparently are not seeing what forum they are responding to!

Did you look at any websites for the Berkshires. I have only stayed at the Red Lion, but that will be out of your price range. There should be smaller B&B's that would work.

berkshires.org/business_category/…

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6. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

My bad, I thought this was the Boston forum. Sorry for the confusion!

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7. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

I looked at a few B&B's with lakes and/or kayaking and the price was more than your budget. Have you looked into Zoar Outdoor? http://www.zoaroutdoor.com/

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8. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

Stayed at the Shaker Mill Inn last fall in West Stockbridge. Its a really small village, but it definitely has charm. Its right across the street from the Shaker Mill Pond. Its definitely north of your $150 but they also do breakfast, not as nice of a breakfast as the place I responded to in your New England forum question. There are also places in the village to eat that you can walk to and a nice coffee shop as well.

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9. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

There are plenty of B&Bs under $150.00, but when you add on a lake and kayaking it does raise the price.

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10. Re: Midweek couples' getaway on a lake?

Thanks everyone. $150 per night is for lodging and breakfast, of course I expect to pay more when adding in kayak rental. I can google and check out Trip Advisor, too. I was looking for advice about places that were less known or out of the way or that little gem that you found. Like the Maple House B&B in Rowe, where we stayed a few years ago.