In a forest -- close to town, gym


Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Cathy (Kitty)

1 guest, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 shared bath
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Post-doc graduate students fit in beautifully here. Great place to study, walk in the woods, pick herbs and flowers. Drive, walk, bike, or bus the 2.5 miles to downtown and make use of the fitness club -- classes, full-size pool, hot tub, saunas, etc.-- a short walk from the house.

The space
We try for easy -- easy house, parking, walking, biking, and amenities. Easy kitchen, comfortable bed, wireless. We encourage guests to cook and have friends over for a meal (as long as they clean up after themselves).

Atmosphere is relaxed, progressive, and some say it's a good environment for composing and writing. I'm a publisher and grandmother; my housemate is a musician (percussion) and teacher. He teaches in the walk-out lower level, and the sound doesn't seem to travel upstairs.

If you are going to the colleges: 2.5 miles to Amherst and UMass.; ~3.5 miles to Hampshire; ~10 miles to Northampton; 10 miles to Mt. Holyoke and South Hadley. Free bus ~1/2 mile from the house runs every 15 minutes weekdays. Peter Pan bus is 2.5 miles (Amherst). Megabus is about 4 miles.

We are not inclined to host pets or toddlers. We have a sweet cat and a good air purifier.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Hair dryer
Long term stays allowed

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4.83 out of 5 stars from 46 reviews


Where you’ll be

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Echo Hill is a slow-drive community, with neighbors of all ages who bike, blade, and walk. The Robert Frost Trail is across the seasonal stream in the back of the house. Big grassy field nearby, also Hampshire Athletic Club with full pool, indoor tennis, weight rooms, saunas and hot tub, classes, etc.

The Valley is somewhat perfect, with good restaurants... museums... auctions.... ice cream... farmstands… state forests (Mt. Tom, Mt. Skinner, Mt. Holyoke, Norwottuck Range, Mt. Tobey, Cadwell Memorial Forest, Wendell State Forest). And colleges of course.

Hosted by Cathy (Kitty)

Joined in January 2012
  • 57 Reviews
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Until Covid-19 is better understood, we will not be taking guests. There are too many worries in the world right now to take on more. We are deeply concerned about the current U.S. administration and its spread of hate, its utter disdain of justice and democracy. This is written in September of 2020, before the next presidential election. When we resume hosting (we love to host!), we might institute a sliding scale for fees including some barter.
Until Covid-19 is better understood, we will not be taking guests. There are too many worries in the world right now to take on more. We are deeply concerned about the current U.S.…

During your stay

We're friendly introverts with I-Thou tendencies.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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