Upstairs Studio at Patchwork Farm

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Chesterfield Road, Westhampton, MA, United States

The Space

High on a mountain in the midst of 103 acres of bird-filled forest, walking trails and a small pond for wildlife, Patchwork Farm in Westhampton MA overlooks the beautiful Pioneer Valley. The Upstairs Studio is a centrally air conditioned and heated suite of two light, airy rooms and balcony on the third level of Patchwork Cottage,

On the Studio's southeast side is a bed-sitting room with high ceiling fan, an extra-comfy double futon couch, reading chair, large-screen DVD player, triple windows, and built-in cherry bookshelves.

Stairs pull from the ceiling to give access to a lighted cupola on the roof of the cottage. It's called the Eagle's Nest for the panoramic view of the Pioneer Valley, Mt. Tom, the Holyoke Range, and Connecticut River,

The adjoining northwest room has a private entrance to the outside, twin pull-out sofa-bed, writing desk and chair, chest of drawers, side table with file drawer, small refrigerator, water dispenser, microwave, coffee/tea setup, lots of built-in shelves, and an elevator to other levels of house. A solid wooden door separates the two rooms for quiet and privacy.

The Upstairs Studio 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) and 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.

Breakfast is on your own. The Upstairs Studio has an electric water kettle, coffee pot & filters, microwave, water dispenser, small refrigerator, dishes. By special arrangement, you may use the cottage's small kitchen to cook other meals.

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

Massage! We are fortunate to have a licensed massage therapist as a friend of Patchwork Farm. If you wish, Jaimee Roncone will bring her table to you! Jaimee is the best we've ever known and many of our friends are her regular clients. She charges $80 for 1 hour or $100 for 1.5 hours which can include massage, craniosacral therapy or lymph drainage. There will be a minimal travel fee. Please request a reservation in advance of your arrival by calling Jaimee at (phone number hidden) or by requesting an appointment on her web site: (website hidden)

It will be a pleasure to welcome you to Patchwork Farm.

Guest Access

Guests may use the Cottage kitchen by special arrangement. Guests of a week or more will have access to the laundry facilities. All guests will have full access to the hiking trails, pond and gardens at Patchwork Farm.

Interaction with Guests

I love to talk with our guests and am also glad to give them as much privacy as they wish. We are always happy to suggest restaurants, scenic areas, shops and places to enjoy in this beautiful area of Western Massachusetts.

The Neighborhood

I love the woods, rivers, and lakes, but especially I love the people. 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 (email hidden) Farm on Rt 66, and Straw Bale Cafe on North Road, as well as the historic Blacksmith Museum in the center of town, near the iconic white-spired church.

Other Things to Note

The Eagle's Nest cupola rises above the Upstairs Studio and is a wonderful place to look out over the Connecticut River Valley during the day and at the abundance of stars at night.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $525 /week
Monthly Price: $1850 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Patricia's Upstairs Studio consists of two rooms with floor to ceiling windows providing beautiful views of distant mountains. The wooded location is peaceful and serene; and Patricia is a warm and thoughtful host. The only drawback is the location of the bathroom, which is on the floor below the studio. However, Patricia's home is so warm, inviting, and unique that this inconvenience is worth it!

    November 2013
  • We had a brief but wonderful stay in the upstairs studio at Patchwork Farm. The perfect combination of rustic seclusion and contemporary comforts, it was the perfect weekend getaway! Thank you Patricia!

    November 2013
  • Claire and I enjoyed a wonderful stay in the Upstairs Studio at Patchwork Farm in mid-October. It was a spectacular place to escape for a weekend (Claire escaped from New Orleans; I escaped from New Haven). Immediately upon arrival we climbed up to the “Eagle’s Next” to take in the sunset over the Pioneer Valley with a glass of wine to celebrate our good luck at finding this place. We ate breakfast up there each morning, and took long walks around the property at all times of the day and night, following trails to a pond and clearings in dense hardwood forest. Patricia is wonderful and welcoming. We hiked up Mount Holyoke on her recommendation and explored Northampton a bit. The Upstairs Studio’s pair of rooms were just right for us – well-proportioned, luminous, built with sturdy details and beautiful carpentry, private from the rest of the house and property. The place was so comfortable that on our last night there, we enjoyed a picnic on the Eagle’s Nest and in the studio’s main room.

    October 2013
  • Patricia at Patchwork Farm is the perfect hostess. She will leave you entirely alone, or engage as much as you indicate you would like to. The accommodation is immaculate, the amenities are extensive, the setting is idyllic. I would return in a heartbeat. Simply one of the best B&B's I have ever had the pleasure of staying at, and I have stayed at plenty all over the world.

    October 2013
  • Our stay at Patchwork farms was lovely. Patricia is a wonderful host and ensures that guests have everything they might need. The accommodations are very clean, the house and the surrounding farm are beautiful and we couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The eagle's nest provides amazing views of the valley and is a great space to read and relax. One of our favorite parts of staying at Patchwork was walking on the trails in the morning around the property. This is the perfect place for a relaxing and peaceful get away.

    September 2013
  • A secluded and quiet location where you can enjoy nature and the visit the Northampton area. Patricia is an excellent hostess who is both helpful and considerate of her guests' privacy.

    September 2013
  • The upstairs studio at Patchwork Farm (and the entire Patchwork Farm property) are absolutely beautiful and serene- the perfect escape from the city. My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights, but I could imagine staying for a week or more. Patricia was the ultimate host and the most sweet and genuine person. Not to mention delicious breakfast and coffee every morning. It was a dream! Thank you Patricia, we'll be back.

    September 2013
    Patricia Lee
    Response from Patricia Lee:

    Lovely to hear from you, Chantal. It will be wonderful to welcome you back to Patchwork Farm, anytime. You were truly special guests.

  • excellent pioneer valley experience!
    if you like your outdoor activities accented with style and grace,this is the place and pat is the host for you...

    August 2013
  • Patchwork Farm is a haven of peace and soft beauty, a perfect retreat for anyone who appreciates a fresh forest breeze, the sound of birds and wind and woods, the feel of a home that fits its surroundings. The absolute perfect setting for focused work on a creative endeavor, for a retreat from the noises and distractions of daily life, or for silence and contemplation amidst the healing power of deep, barely-disturbed woods. The residential spaces on Patchwork Farm are attentively designed and decorated, filled with natural light, wide screened-in windows and porches. We stayed in the Upstairs Studio with access to the Eagles' Nest - a magical spot for misty morning yoga, for a sunset cup of tea, for breathing in the landscape -- from the tall surrounding woods to the blue mountains on the horizon. Patricia was an incredible hostess, serving up delicious breakfasts -- (which was an unexpected surprise for us!) -- and really opening her home to us. The beautifully-crafted map of the land of Patchwork Farm allows for exploration of woods trails, the pond, the old stone wall that runs through the property, lush green clearings perfect for a picnic or some meditation. We are already looking to return for another peaceful, productive stay -- this place is truly a gift, a special place on Earth. My recommendation: Bring your own food (for lunches and dinners) -- the peace of this place is deep. Once you arrive you may not want to leave :)

    July 2013
    Patricia Lee
    Response from Patricia Lee:

    Thank you, dear Lindsay, for this beautiful response to your stay at Patchwork Farm. I can't imagine more wonderful guests than you and Erik, and I am honored to hear that you really may return! With much love and all good fortune with your project. Patricia

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Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin, TX, Smith College, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, Anthropology 1970, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Patchwork Farm Retreat, leading writing & yoga retreats internationally
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Patricia has lived and worked at Patchwork Farm in Westhampton, MA for 35 years. She has led creative writing retreats at Patchwork Farm since 1992, and internationally since 1996. 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. 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 with others.
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