Guest suite: bedroom with twin beds, bureaus, and walk in closet; sitting room with fridge, microwave, and coffee maker; private bath with bath/shower and subway tile. Gorgeous Victorian brownstone on leafy, historic street.
Private sitting room. Includes a small fridge, toaster oven, microwave and coffee maker.
**Please ask any questions/introduce yourself before booking and let me know what time you plan to arrive so I can arrange my schedule to meet you. Check in is between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Check out time is before 8:00 AM on weekdays and before 10:00 AM on weekends**
The guest suite is made up of a large bedroom with two twin beds, dressers and a closet, plus a sitting room with a fridge, coffee maker, toaster oven and microwave, and a full bath -- this is all your private space on the fourth floor of my house. I live on the other three floors. I only take one guest (or one party of two guests) at a time, so you will have this top floor all to yourself and I (and my pets) will be the only other person in the house. You'll get a key to the house and a parking pass.
There is strong wi-fi throughout the house. Nice cotton sheets, fluffy towels and basic toiletries are provided. I have two dogs and two cats who love attention.
NB: Guest suite is on the fourth floor of my house. Lots of stairs!
I live right downtown and the bus station (Peter Pan/Greyhound) and train station (Amtrak) are only a few blocks away. I can often pick guests up at the bus or train stations. Bradley International Airport is about a 20 minute drive.
Parliamo italiano y se habla espanol.
Springfield is a great mid-way stop between Boston (90 minutes away) and NYC (2.5 hours away by car). If you like history, Historic Deerfield is a 40 minute drive, Brimfield is about 40 minutes (figure on a longer drive during the Antiques Fair), Emily Dickinson's house is in nearby Amherst, MA (40 minute drive), Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe's homes are about 30 minutes away in Hartford, and there are several smaller house museums in the immediate area. Springfield is about an hour from the Berkshires.
This is a great place to stay if you're visiting college students at WNEU (15 minute drive), AIC (5 minute drive), Springfield College (10 minute drive), Elms (15 minute drive), Trinity or St. Joseph's (35 minute drive), U of Hartford (45 minute drive), UMass (45 minute drive), Mt. Holyoke (30 minute drive), Hampshire College (40 minute drive), or Smith (30 minute drive).
Guests have an entire floor with bedroom, sitting room, private bathroom, and mini-kitchen (fridge and microwave).
Interaction with Guests
I'm happy to visit with guests or give them their privacy, as they prefer.
Vibrant diverse neighborhood. Next to Springfield Museums complex.
Ten minute walk to Peter Pan/PVTA bus station and Amtrak train station. House is right downtown close to all amenities.
Other Things to Note
Please note: Check-in time is 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, check-out time is by 8:00 AM on weekdays and by 10:00 AM on weekends.
No smoking (or candles or incense) on the premises, please. I will meet you upon arrival to show you the ropes, give you a key, etc. I prefer it if you take off your shoes.
We had a great stay at Erica's place. She has an incredible historic home and was quite friendly and welcoming. The location is within walking distance of downtown Springfield but you would never know it once you're inside the apartment. Great option for those looking for a break from the hotel options in the area.
Erica's place is beautiful and enormous! I arrived after dark, but she made sure I was settled and found street parking nearby, as there was a great deal of snow making parking difficult. I had a great private parlor to get work done late into the night and then make my way to bed in the separate room. The area is very private on the top floor and stays considerably warm in winter for an old house. Checking out early in the morning was no trouble, as I had to attend a training in East Longmeadow, and I found her place easily accessible to highways and everything in the area. As the snow continued, Erica offered that I could stay another night so I didn't have to drive back to VT -- I didn't end up having to, but I really appreciated the invitation!
Really nice room, and the private bath and sitting room really made for a "home away from home"; for me, much needed. I was in town to spend some time visiting the hospital, so didn't get to take advantage of Erica's advice on museums, restaurants, etc. That said, the help she did give (parking peculiarities, for instance) were invaluable. Highly recommended!
I had a lovely stay at Erica's place. Her place is just as described and in a great downtown location. I stayed for just one night but in the early morning a snowstorm hit and Erica was super helpful, letting me know about parking options and even offered that I could stay another night should it not be safe to drive. I didn't have to take her up on the offer but really appreciated it! Erica is a wonderful and warm host and I recommend staying at her place very much.
She was really helpful. She offered to give me a ride in the morning if I could not find a taxi. Her place was very beautiful and I had a comfortable stay.
Had a great experience at this beautiful house on a weekend stay. Did not get to spend too much time in the room itself, as an exposition in town kept us out dawn-dusk, but the setup was very welcoming and cozy. The street was quiet and felt very safe and secure. Our brief interactions with Erica were cordial and friendly, and Erica went out of her way to provide us with our parking pass even before we checked in. Thanks!
Thank you for making this stay so pleasant for us. The rooms are absolutely beautiful and comfortable. It was very clean and quiet. The perfect place to relax after a long work day. Erica, the host is very welcoming and helpful. I would love to stay there again!