About this listing
One mile from the center of Amherst on a sustainable working family farm. Visit our animals, hike our fields, forest and streams, or simply relax.
Master Suite with kitchen and bath, plus 2 additional bedrooms.
A graceful blend of the old and new near the heart of Amherst. Maybe you just want the master suite, but we can accommodate larger families and groups by adding one, or two more private bedrooms. Sleeps up to 7.
A private front porch opens to the entrance foyer and staircase. Upstairs is the master suite/apartment (1 queen bed and 1 twin bed), with a private bathroom and kitchen attached, and lovely farm views. A second private bedroom (1 queen bed, and a massage chair!) is also available upstairs.
Downstairs you will find a finely furnished living room (with a flatscreen TV, streaming movies, and lots of DVDs). If needed, the living room converts to a third bedroom by closing the doors and opening the sofa into a double bed.
Outside, you and your guests also have access to a large fire pit, a gas grill, and picnic tables.
Private front-door entry. Plenty of free parking. Access to our farm and trails. Plus all Amherst has to offer (see the guidebook section of this listing).
Interaction with guests
The farm family lives in the separate adjacent home, and is often available to assist with anything you might need. We welcomes as much or as little interaction as you like. Chat about local sustainable livelihoods, tour the farm and CSA, or enjoy your privacy and do your own thing.
A walkable/bikeable community, that cares about being a community. Stroll west past Emily Dickinson's homestead on your way to dinner in the center of town. Or turn east toward mother nature and hike to the Amethyst Brook Conservation Area, Mt. Orient, and the Robert Frost trail at the back of our farm.
Easy access to the Five Colleges. Bus service (Pioneer Valley Transit Authority) is available on the corner (North East Steet and Main Street).
Other things to note
Historic farmhouses have their charms and quirks.
N.B. There is only one bathroom available, and it is accessed through the master suite bedroom. This is perfect for couples, and usually works well for families and good friends too. Unrelated parties can still be very comfortable by using the other two private bedrooms, and keeping the suite open for kitchen and bathroom access.
EXTRAS: You may also book a horse-drawn WAGON/SLEIGH RIDE or HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS. Ask for details. Drop-in CSA VEGETABLES shares are also available.
To reduce common allergens we DO NOT PERMIT SMOKING OR PETS in the house. (Although we can probably accommodate your pet in a stable, upon request.)
We also ask that SHOES BE LEFT ON THE PORCH or in the entrance foyer. This has proven to be an prudent policy on a working farm. Thank you!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.