About This Listing
Space is a loft partitioned by curtain and bookcase. Complimentary full breakfast, espresso, organic food. Free use of snowshoes, bikes. Possible local transportation, contact us for particulars. Graduated from UMass, daughter from Hampshire College.
Home is located in a unique development within a pine grove. Just a 7 minute drive to Amherst Center and close to bike trail and conservation trails. 12 minute walk to bus.
House is post and beam construction and has an Asian flair. Loft area with futon is on the second floor. I describe the space as shared room since although it is a private space, there is a curtain and bookcase/partition for privacy, rather than a door (see photos). Shared bathroom is down the hall. Free wifi.
(We also have listed on Airbnb, a large private bedroom with king-size bed for $20 dollars more.)
Contact us for particulars.
All common areas.
Interaction with Guests
We try to make our guest feel welcome and at home, but also give them space for privacy.
This a 53 unit development nestled in the midst of a stunning pine grove and abutted by conservation land, trails and a pond.
Twelve minute walk to bus. Seven minute drive to Amherst Center. Ten minute drive to UMass and Hampshire.
Other Things to Note
Use of two bicycles. Close to bike path and nature trails. Also 2 pair of snow shoes, available
Quiet hours 10PM to 6 AM
I felt completely at home during my week-long stay. HB and Alice have a cozy cabin-like place in the woods. They are warm, outgoing people who interact with their guests with casual ease. HB and Alice clearly enjoy meeting and hosting people in their unique corner of the world, as well as traveling and exploring many other parts of the world. It was great to hang out with them, a pleasure to meet the guests that stayed in the other room during my stay, and really interesting to learn from their long-term roommate about his research on eagles. HB takes his job as a B and B host seriously, and takes great pleasure in making his guests feel special. He gave me a driving tour around Amherst, took me to a fantastic farm market, and we shared a delicious dinner on the day I arrived. The room had special amenities like mints, soap and shampoo. Coffee and tea are available at all times. I enjoyed delicious breakfasts made to order every day, and learned some great new recipes. The futon room is as described – it is comfortable and has a giant window looking out into the woods. Although there is a privacy screen, there are not walls and door. Choose this room if you are comfortable with a little extra light and sound. If walls and a door are important, choose the beautiful private room with king-size bed and private bath.
Alice and HB are lovely, welcoming hosts. They provide you with all the little extras that you might need and are flexible and accommodating. Their space was gorgeous and relaxing and I got to wake up to a chorus of birds and fresh air.
Though our visit with Alice and HB was brief, my son and I felt welcomed at this ABNB. If you are looking for spacious luxury, this experience would not be for you. We found the accommodations to be very quiet and rustic, and it suited our needs. The conversations shared with our host formed a great connection between two people who would have otherwise been strangers.
Thank you for sharing your home with us and for the hearty breakfast!
I only stayed with HB for two nights, but I thoroughly enjoyed those. HB and his wife Alice live in a beautiful little house in a great area of Amherst. We had some great conversations swapping travel stories over breakfast—which was simply superb. (Definitely try the omelette!) I can't imagine someone not having a great time staying here.
HB and Alice welcomed me to their home somewhat late in the evening after a very full, long day at a wonderful conference in nearby S. Hadley. HB met me outside, helped bring in my belongings and he and Alice offered refreshments (fresh cranberry nut bread, still warm) after I settled into my room. We shared interesting conversation and then I slept comfortably. I had to leave early to return to the conference and HB was very accommodating, rising early to offer me tea, along with delicious quiche and fruit salad. Their home is lovely and is in a peaceful setting, where I certainly would have taken a walk if I'd had more time. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend them to friends, as well as stay there again myself.
HB was very warm and welcoming as always (unfortunately Alice was away on business)! They have a beautiful home and the vibe is relaxing and chill. HB is also a beautiful piano player, which I did not know, so I was pleasantly surprised! I can't express how grateful I am for their hospitality and warmth. it really does feel like you're visiting family that you want to spend time with!
HB & Alice are very welcoming hosts. They have a lovely, comfortable and easy home to feel at ease in as a guest. It is obvious they enjoy meeting new people and sharing their home, as they are well traveled themselves. I would highly recommend their guesthouse to anyone visiting the Amherst area. HB is a fine cook and makes delicious espresso lattes each morning---an added bonus!!
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About the Host, H B (With Alice)
HB: Teach ESL, 1031 Exchange specialist, world traveller, foodie, Keyboard player. Alice: HR specialist, Jobcorp administrator, artist, gardener, poet, foodie.
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