About this listing
The Day Room is a bright beautiful custom painted semi-private room with a huge slider door window which you can cover for late morning sleeping or wake up to the sight of the goats. If you want privacy and my daughter's room is available, just ask.
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This listing is for the colorful and bright semi-private day room.
Our home is an art piece located in heaven close to the fabulous town of Shelburne Falls (worth a (website hidden)). There are other listings available in our house. If you are a group and want to get creative, you can also request our large couch.
Shelburne Falls is home to the Bridge of Flowers, the magnificent geological wonder of the Glacial Potholes, a health food store, an original drugstore ice cream soda counter and many beautiful art galleries. And if this were not enough there are number of wonderful restaurants. The thing about this town is that it is NOT just a tourist town, it is our town, a real town complete with a thrift shop, bowling ally and Pothole Pictures, a film series in an old time working theater with an eclectic offering (also worth a (website hidden)).
You can bring your meals and bathe here. Though not pristinely clean, our home is tidy and very beautiful (we are a working farm and working people.) Wireless access available. We have one (stunningly beautiful) bathroom.
We are a family with cats, dogs, goats and chickens so expect some possible morning noise and some friendly faces. For those with cat or dog allergies: there are NO cats in the house but there are dogs. Pets with good social sense are welcome pending pre-conversation.
Clean up after your kitchen use, please. I am SERVSAFE certified and I'd love nothing more than to serve you breakfast but in my effort to be compliant with town codes and restrictions I do not.
Pets will be an additional $5. Smoking out doors. Use of laundry for a moderate $3 fee. Be kind to all animals.
We are 35 minutes from Northampton, and 45 min from Amherst and 40 min form MassMoca.
Listing includes use of kitchen. Use of laundry for a moderate $3 fee. Be kind to all animals. Clean up after your kitchen use, please. Reminder that our house has only one bathroom so baths/showers may need some coordinating.
Pets will be an additional $5.
Smoking out doors.
Janice and Michael are wonderful hosts! They make sure you feel welcome and are very concerned that are comfortable in their beautiful, uniquely artistic home. Their farm is an inspiring embodiment of the concept of 'permaculture', where self reliance, efficiency and reuse are practiced every day. It was a special experience getting to know Janice and Michael!
What can I say? Great stay, cozy room, charming house, wonderful people!! The place is filled with art, in fact Janice has turned the house itself into a work of art. And Michael, besides being a great banjo player, is a terrific guide, steering me to the best coffee and the best scenery in the area... and wow, what scenery.
And talk about helpful—when my flight into Hartford was delayed and I arrived after the rental car counters closed, Janice actually offered to pick me up. That's a three-hour round trip. At 2 am! (I decided to wait a four hours for the rental... but still, can you believe she even suggested it?)
In summary: My only regret is Airbnb doesn't let me give more than five stars.
Janice is extremely nice and their place is very beautiful. We will definitely visit them again.
This really is a charming and colorful farmhouse, enlivened by the hostess' artwork, the flower gardens, the two very amiable dogs, and of course the goats and chickens out back. I actually ended up staying in a more private bedroom rather than the dayroom, but the dayroom was very cozy and cheerful, with sliding glass door out to the back yard. Janice, the hostess, is very welcoming, and loves to share the bounty of the farm and the delicious concoctions she makes from goats milk, yogurt, fresh eggs, fresh picked berries, etc. My favorite spot was the front porch with its lovely view and cool breezes. Magpie Farm was a taste of old fashioned country living at its best.
My husband and I felt very lucky to get to stay in such a magical place at the end of this long winter. Janice and family were traveling for the weekend, but they generously offered us the use of their house in their absence. We regretted not being able to meet them because we were sure, from seeing their house, that they were kindred spirits. It was fun to keep the wood fire going and a pleasure to be around their cute (very short) dogs and their friendly tenant who has a separate living space. The farm includes some colorful chickens, from which we got to eat some colorful eggs and some goats, one of which gave birth on the morning we were leaving. We hope to visit again and meet these artistic people.
We stayed in the day room for one night. The house and the location were beautiful and the bed comfortable. Janice and her husband were both very nice and friendly and had great advice on where to go and what to do.
I definitely recommend this!
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About the Host, Janice
Janice Sorensen- Artist and Social Work Consutlant, husband Michael Hoberman, teaches English and American Studies at Fitchburg State College. Both like to run. We live on a farm with cats dogs goats and chickens. Two kids (17 and 21 who will occasionally be traveling with us.