Its practice time again for crew , on the most ideal rowing lake in Massachusetts ! From the warming days when the winter ice clears off the lake , until the end of May , the lake comes alive with the sights and sounds of competition ; which culminates in late may with the Eastern sprints Regatta ! Our Chateau du lac bed and breakfast is on the water at the mid race 1000 meter mark . We are within a short walk from the Donahue rowing center ( same side of the street ) . We are an ideal place for visiting family members to stay for the weekend practice / competitions ! Our rooms ( 4 ) start at $ 135. for a single , including a gourmet breakfast ! We can also accommodate small groups of friends , for viewing from our beachfront Victorian gazebo ( for a nominal visitor fee ) Please stay with us , you will be glad you did !