About this listing
Visit our small New England town in the foothills of the Berkshires. Walk to great restaurants and galleries. Year round fun with skiing, maple sugaring, kayaking, swimming, & fall foliage. Enjoy a cozy queen bedroom in our large Victorian home.
Our Victorian home has tall ceilings and large rooms. It's family-friendly - no fancy furniture or antiques. Just lots of spaces that are pleasing and comfortable. On the first floor, there's your bedroom with a queen size bed, followed by a large living room, dining room, and kitchen. Your sunlit room has a small table with two chairs in the beautiful bay window, dresser space, and a queen bed. There are two bathrooms on the first floor that you can share - a half bath under the front stairs and a bathroom with a shower behind the kitchen. There's a side porch off the kitchen leading out to the yard with a table and chairs. On the second floor there are two additional bedrooms available to rent on other listings with a shared full bathroom that has a tub and shower. (We can put a single mattress on the floor if you would like to share the room with a third person for an additional charge of $20/night.)
You'll have access to our large living room, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, two and a half shared bathrooms, a side porch with a hammock and barbeque, bicycles, a musty cellar with ping pong and a a pool table, and large backyard.
Interaction with Guests
Whether you're looking for fun, romance, or rest and relaxation, we do our best to provide the right setting for you. Some of our guests come for a romantic get-away. We give them lots of privacy and provide a beautiful, spacious, peaceful place. Some of our guests come and live with us and we end up sharing meals, sharing stories, making music, and having fun together. Just let us know!
Shelburne Falls is a very unique place. The Deerfield River flows down the middle of the town, cascading down through huge rocks worn into beautiful formations. Our "Bridge of Flowers" is an old trolley bridge, perfect for an early evening walk over the river surrounded by all the latest blooms. There's a touch of something old fashion here that we love. We don't have chain stores - just locally owned restaurants and small businesses with lots of character. In three blocks, we have several great restaurants, a coffee house with great musicians coming through, a food co-op, a small supermarket, a pottery studio, a glass blower, an art gallery, lots of alternative medical practitioners, and more. We don't have a mayor - just three people on our Select Board who implement the decisions we make together at our annual town meeting. It's a place where you can relax, breathe deeply, and let your worries go. Berkshire East ski slope is close by. Our town is great for walking and biking. Great hikes are close by too.
You can get local bus service from Northampton, Amherst and Greenfield to Shelburne Falls on the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA). There are only a couple buses each day when they run. Check the schedule here: (website hidden). The JWO Transit Center is in Greenfield. Shelburne Falls is on the Charlemont/Greenfield route.
Other Things to Note
We have spent a lot of time figuring ways to live more wisely in our home, investing in a solar hot water system that provides most of our hot water six months of the year, lots of insulation, window and door upgrades, natural cooling systems, composting, and permaculture gardens. When you stay with us, you probably won't notice any of these things unless you look for them, but you might notice that our home feels comfortable and cozy year round.
No smoking. No pets. Quiet Hours from 11 pm to 7 am.
My daughter and I enjoyed staying at this home and appreciated the quiet hospitality. We were very comfortable and would definitely return if in the area!
We arrived around 9 pm and were warmly welcomed by Dan & Shakira who showed us around the house. The room was spacious, the bed outstanding, and the bathroom conveniently located. We loved our conversations with our hosts and the way we were made to feel completely at home. We highly recommend this bnb.
Lynn and her family helped us feel right at home when we entered. It felt like we were saying hello to old friends. Their home is spacious and cozy, and full of light. It was very easy to relax there after a long day traveling to different pottery studios. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to return next year.
Lynn & Dan are welcoming, easy hosts. I immediately felt at home in their spacious, light filled house. The room is large, and the bed very comfortable. Their home is conveniently located to downtown Shelburne Falls and was the perfect location for my short stay in this charming town.
Had a wonderful stay in Lynn's home. Didn't actually get to meet Lynn and Dan--their friend Patrica welcomed us and helped us settle in. We were in the area for a wedding and their location in Shelburne Falls was perfect for getting to other hill towns in the area. Their home was a wonderful home base for our trip -- very clean, welcoming and comfy! We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the common areas. Cats Charlie and Ivy were great company! Shelburne Falls is a great town. Loved walking around town and showing my daughter the Bridge of Flowers and the glacial pot holes. Highly recommend their place!
We had a wonderful 2 night stay in Lynn's lovely home. Lynn was able to accommodate our large group (5 moms and 5 teenage girls) comfortably. It served well as our home base while we visited colleges in the area. We felt at ease and welcomed, sharing the house with Lynn, Dan and Shakira, and would recommend it to others.
Our stay was perfect! Lynn's home is very welcoming and comfortable. My 4 year old was thrilled about Lynn taking him with her to collect eggs from her chickens. We really felt at home and relaxed hanging out in the living and dining room. Lynn and Dan were terrific hosts.
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About the Host, Lynn
My partner, Dan, and I share our home with my mother, Shakira, and our cat, Charlie. We also have seven chickens living out back who provide us with fresh eggs most mornings. Our five children are grown, so we enjoy having people come to visit, to share our beautiful home with us. Our friend Patricia helps people get settled in when we're away. Dan's an acupuncturist and loves helping people become healthier and happier. A long time ago Dan was a carpenter, but he still loves to build things at our house, like the front porch that welcomes people to our home. I manage Co-op Power, an energy cooperative that helps communities in southern New England create the energy systems they want in their (website hidden)-op Power provides energy efficiency services (including MassSave), biodiesel and heating fuel buying groups, solar installations, and community solar project development. I really love the work and enjoy talking with people about how we can live more simply and more equitably together on this planet. I was a teacher years ago, teaching math, math education, and community economic development from caring for infants in my home daycare through graduate courses for teachers and students at MIT. My mom used to teach middle school years ago, and then lived on an ashram in India for 14 years. (She's really fun to talk to.) We love gardening, building things, fixing things, learning, spending time with family and friends, and making music. We're really into using resources wisely - composting, natural cooling systems, growing our own food, using biodiesel in one of our cars, and sharing what we have. We do lots of volunteer work in our community. Dan enjoys soccer and basketball. Patricia is a writer, a gardener, and a mother of 3.