In winter, X-country ski, snow shoe--miles of trails.Last fall's skirt of ginkgo leaves by Patchwork Cottage/Eagles Nest

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

High on a mountain in 103 acres of forest, hiking trails and a wildlife pond, the Eagles Nest suite--2 bedrooms, a common room, kitchenette, cupola, glass & tile bathroom and private entrance--overlooks the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Come to rest, create, renew.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $95
Weekly Discount: 17%


The space

A perfect retreat in every season-- & in winter, it's best to drive an AWD vehicle! High on a mountainside in the midst of 103 acres of bird-filled forest, walking/skiing trails and a small pond for wildlife, Patchwork Farm Retreat in Westhampton MA overlooks the beautiful Pioneer Valley. The Eagles Nest is the whole top floor of the main Patchwork Cottage and has its own private entrance. It is a lovely suite of two light, airy rooms, plus a covered roof-top cupola. A private balcony off the suite holds court over a garden, wide terraces and an ancient Ginkgo tree. As necessary, ceiling fans, central air and heat keep the Eagles Nest wonderfully comfortable.

On the southeast side of the Eagles Nest is a bed-sitting room with ceiling fan, extra-comfy queen-sized bed, reading chair, walls of windows, and built-in cherry bookshelves.

Stairs pull from the ceiling to give access to a covered, lighted cupola above the Eagles Nest. It commands a panoramic view of the Pioneer Valley, Mt. Tom, the Holyoke Range, and Connecticut River.

Eagles Nest guests have used the cupola to practice yoga, sleep, read, drink coffee at dawn and share wine with their friends at sunset.

The adjoining northwest room has a private outside entrance, extra-comfy double futon bed, small closet, writing desk and chair, chest of drawers, small refrigerator, water dispenser, microwave, coffee/tea setup, lots of built-in shelves, glasses and dishes, and an elevator to other levels of house. A solid wooden door separates the two rooms for quiet and privacy.

Eagles Nest's private bathroom has all amenities and is on the main floor of the cottage. The bathroom is accessible from the outside or inside by stairs or elevator.

Eagles Nest is a perfect writer's or artist's retreat, or personal getaway for an individual, a couple of friends or a family. It's also close to Northampton and Smith College (15 minutes), Amherst (25 minutes) and it's a lovely drive to Tanglewood or Jacob's Pillow (50-60 minutes). The land, its trees and stones, its walking trails and wildlife pond have inspired many guests.

For preparing food on your own, Eagles Nest has an electric water kettle, Keurig coffee maker supplied with caf & decaf coffee, microwave, water dispenser, small refrigerator, and dishes. We supply half & half, organic plain yogurt, fresh fruit, organic granola, and muffins to get you going on your first morning.

In a tiny kitchenette downstairs next to the bathroom, you'll find a sink, extra dishes and a ceramic-lined electric skillet, should you like to cook eggs, grill the muffins, or sauté veggies for other meals. (We are a vegetarian household and ask that our guests not cook meat in the house—but we supply a small grill for outdoor cooking of whatever you wish).

Wifi is available to check your email. Because we are in the wild and wonderful woods, our satellite internet does not allow for streaming, downloading or updating files.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you to Patchwork Farm Retreat!

Guest access

Guests may use the main kitchen by special arrangement. Guests of a week or more will have access to the laundry facilities. All guests will have full use of our 103 forested acres, which include several miles of mapped hiking/skiing/snowshoeing trails, a wildlife pond, clearings and the gardens of Patchwork Farm.

Interaction with guests

We love to talk with our guests and are also glad to give you as much privacy as you wish. We are always happy to help you find our trails (we have super maps), suggest restaurants, scenic areas, shops and unique places to enjoy in this beautiful area of Western Massachusetts.

The neighborhood

We love the woods, rivers, and lakes, but especially we love the people in these Western MA hill towns. We are a small town, but our new public library is a place of pride and enjoyment for all. Visitors are sure to love the local cafes at Outlook Farm on Rt 66 (10 minutes), and Straw Bale Cafe (7 minutes) on North Road, as well as the historic Blacksmith Museum in the center of town, near the iconic white-spired church.

Within four miles, Bread Euphoria serves delicious home-made breads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, full meals and awesome coffee--and free, unlimited WiFi. Restaurants abound in nearby Florence and Northampton (15 minutes).

Getting around

There is plenty of space for parking at the Eagles Nest.

Other things to note

A covered, open-air cupola rises above the Eagles Nest and is a wonderful place to look out over the Connecticut River Valley during the day and at the abundance of stars at night. The cupola has electric lights and sockets, and has hosted many writers, thinkers and wonderers.

As the Eagles Nest has a small fridge, microwave, coffee pot, tea kettle and dishes, you are encouraged to bring food and drink for meals.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Please try to arrive before dark as there are no street lights here in the country. Quiet hours from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. Wifi internet access for email--but please no streaming, downloading or uploading. See description of accommodations for what we provide. Smoking is not allowed at Patchwork Farm. The primary House Rule is to relax and enjoy what this beautiful place has to offer.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

138 Reviews

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Erin User Profile
April 2017
The Eagle's Nest is a wonderful space in an absolutely gorgeous setting! My daughters and I stayed over Easter weekend for a college visit. We had fun hiking the property, sitting on the cupola drinking our morning beverages and enjoying the sunshine, and exploring the communities. The elevator was convenient when loading the car. Patricia and Jenny were very welcoming, friendly, and helpful with suggesting local vegan options and parking downtown.
Patricia Lee User ProfilePatricia Lee is a superhost.
Response from Patricia Lee:
You are heartily welcome, Erin. The cupola will be here for you, anytime!
April 2017

Megan & Michael User Profile
April 2017
Patchwork Farm is absolutely beautiful. If you're looking for solitude and quiet, this is the place. Patricia is a wonderful, kind, accommodating host. We hope to visit again soon!

Kathy User Profile
April 2017
I picked Patricia's Eagle's Nest because I was looking for somewhere to totally disconnect from the outside world - mission accomplished. I had no connection to the outside world in my 3 day stay (my choice - as mentioned in the description there is a TV in the downstairs common room, the ability to bring your own devices and you're located not that far from a few little towns to grab some food). While there was still plenty of snow on the trails of her property they were very well marked and still quite accessible for anyone who wanted to get outside and enjoy nature. The Eagle's Nest itself was bright, clean, cheery and decorated with detail and care. I was surrounded by windows and greeted each morning with a dozen or so birds coming and going on the large tree right outside the bedroom window. I spent my morning in the very comfortable bed drinking my coffee and just enjoying the view. Patricia and Jenny could not have been better hosts - they greeted me with open arms, were there if I needed anything (which really wasn't anything except a pair of clippers - thank you Jenny). I hope to go back in one of the upcoming fall seasons and enjoy my stay with a totally different perspective - thank you so much Patricia - you were just what the doctor ordered.

Laura User Profile
April 2017
Eagles nest is amazing stay! It looks great in the photos and only exceeded expectations. We were snowed in the whole weekend and it was an amazing place to enjoy being warm and watch the snow fall. We walked some nice trails on the property for an hour or two and enjoyed the DVD collection. Patricia and Jenny were very helpful and pleasant hosts. :)

Marcus User Profile
March 2017
The Eagle's Nest is an awesome space for a getaway. There are tons of windows that let in plenty of light and the cupola has a really nice view of the mountains. While we were in the area we explored the property and enjoyed the seclusion. Patricia and Jenny made us feel at home and were very friendly whenever we saw them. Highly recommended.

Curtis User Profile
February 2017
Amazing stay here for two days in mid February. The views from the Eagles Nest are spectacular - honestly slightly better than the pictures. The details, such as the glass sink in the bathroom, or the art, are exquisite. What really sets this place apart, though, is the warmth of the hosts. Patricia and Jenny are truly delightful and went out of their way to make our stay special with their warmth and charm. We had a great time chatting with Patricia about a myriad of things (the house is full of treasures), enjoying Jenny's homemade baked goods, or just relaxing quietly on the cupola looking at the sunset. Both of us promised that we'll be back soon and I look forward to keeping that promise - it was a wonderful experience
Patricia Lee User ProfilePatricia Lee is a superhost.
Response from Patricia Lee:
Thank you so much, Curtis. What a lovely response to your stay. We were absolutely delighted by you and Krystal, and already look forward to our next visit. It is especially gratifying to know that you sat up in the cupola on a February day and admired the view. True adventurers! With every good wish, Patricia
February 2017

Eugene User Profile
January 2017
The Eagle's Nest was the perfect escape for a quick two night getaway. We really enjoyed following the trails around Patchwork Farm during the day and cruised to the nearby town of Northampton for a great dinner. The private two room suite atop the main house was a cozy spot for the two of us to spend some quiet time reading and chatting. We found our selves in bed early each night, but up at the crack of dawn each morning in time to enjoy a gorgeous sunrise from our bed. Truly inspiring time, thank you Patricia and Jenny for hosting!
Patricia Lee User ProfilePatricia Lee is a superhost.
Response from Patricia Lee:
We'd be honored to welcome you two back!
January 2017

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Westhampton, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in January 2012
Patricia Lee User ProfilePatricia Lee is a superhost.

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Patricia has lived and worked at Patchwork Farm in Westhampton, MA since 1977. She has led creative writing retreats at Patchwork Farm Retreat and internationally for over 20 years. A small business owner and trail-walker, she celebrates our relationship to the earth as sacred, to writing as a way of finding what is deepest within us, and to teaching writing as a participatory, supportive endeavor. She is especially glad to meet other writers, artists and lovers of the natural world.

Patricia holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Vermont College, and completed her undergraduate degree at Smith College, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1970. She is an award-winning poet, and has spent much of her life as an advocate: for women, for civil rights, for peace, for a healthy environment, for small farms and rural communities, for the arts. She is happiest when sharing the wonders of Patchwork Farm Retreat with others.

Special places our guests enjoy at Patchwork Farm Retreat include The Hermit's Hut, The Eagles Nest & Cupola, The Aery Pavilion, the network of mapped trails, the Angel Pond, Ben's Circle Clearing, Druid Circle Stones and the multiplicity of Great Trees.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour

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