Spend time in a small New England town in the foothills of the Berkshires on the Deerfield River. You can walk to great restaurants and beautiful galleries. Share our large Victorian home/gardens with us in your cozy two-single bedroom.
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 a large living room, dining room, and kitchen. There are two bathrooms on the first floor - 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. On the second floor there's your cozy bedroom with two twin beds and a shared bathroom with 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 (seats 12), 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 with delicious local food. 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 what you are looking for!
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 specialty wine store, two pottery studios, a glass blower, an art gallery, lots of alternative medical practitioners, an herb school, 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.
It's best to have a car to get around here.
It's an easy walk down Main Street to the center of town.
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.
Lynn and her family were wonderfully warm hosts during my stay. My room was comfortable and private, and the common areas downstairs were spacious and full of light. It was too cold to enjoy the porch and garden, but I'll catch those on another visit!
We recently traveled to Shelburne Falls for "Cider Days". The location of this house was perfect; close to the places we needed to be. Dan and Lynn were excellent hosts- the breakfast they cooked on Sunday morning was outstanding. The room was as described. All in all, a very comfortable stay in a beautiful location. We will be back!
Staying with Lynn and Dan in Shelburne Falls was a wonderful experience! Unfortunately, I was only able to stay one night in the area, but it's certainly a beautiful place.
I rode my bicycle to their place from Boston, but showed up an hour and a half later than what I had originally told them due to some wrong turns. They were very understanding and we ended up having a wonderful evening of chatting when I finally did arrive.
Their house is gorgeous and spacious and the beds are very comfortable. I slept like a baby.
The next morning, Lynn and her mother were kind enough to drive me to Greenfield so I could catch the bus back to Boston. I can't say enough about how amazing the hosts are. Also the eggs in the morning were great!
Hopefully they will have a large stock of squash during someone else's visit because that was a also a very tasty meal.
We had a perfect stay in Lynn & Dan's comfortable home. Lynn's mom welcomed us and couldn't have been more hospitable, friendly, and helpful! Our room was spacious and had everything we needed. A little continental breakfast was set out in the morning including fresh eggs to make...what a nice surprise!
The location is great...about 1/2 mile to town and an easy walk or short drive. We enjoyed talking with all the hosts and felt very welcomed and at home. Charlie, the resident cat was super sweet and made our stay even more special! We'll be back next time we are in the area.
We had a terrific visit to Lynn and Dan's place in Shelburne Falls. The home is super accommodating with a lovely room that is privately situated. The welcoming atmosphere, spacious kitchen and dining area, gardens, chickens and charming town/neighborhood combined to make for a memorable and enlivening visit. Breakfast with Lynn, Dan, Lynn's Mom and daughter Maya was so very comfortable and engaging.
Third stay with Lynn and Dan, and the experience remains the same - absolutely excellent. Always look forward to good conversation and superb breakfasts. And you never know who you may meet, but they are guaranteed to be as friendly as the hosts. Very highly recommended.
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay in Lynn and Dan's house. As we entered the house, we received a warm welcome from Lyn and Dan and we just arrived to their weekly music night at the house which was fantastic. The two cats were so friendly and added to the relaxed atmosphere of the house. The bedroom, kitchen, living room, and the two restrooms are clean and well maintained. The house itself is beautiful and the location is great. We had fresh eggs for breakfast with a toast and jam - what a magnificent way to start our morning. We wish we had more time to spend with Lynn and Dan, and we are looking forward to finding an excuse to come visit again.
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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.