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This listing is for light and beautiful pale blue bedroom upstairs that features a large picture window.
Our home is an art piece located in heaven close to the fabulous town of Shelburne Falls (worth a web search). There are other listings available on our property. (If you are a group and want to get creative, you can also request our large couch.) Note: the room listed here passes through my husbands small office and most mornings he will need to be in there (as early as 4am) working quietly.
Shelburne Falls is home to the Bridge of Flowers, the magnificent geological wonder of the Glacial Potholes, a health food store, an original drugstore ice cream soda counter and many beautiful art galleries. And if this were not enough there are number of wonderful restaurants. The thing about this town is that it is NOT just a tourist town, it is our town, a real town complete with thrift shops, bowling ally and Pothole Pictures, a film series in an old time working theater with an eclectic offering (also worth an online search.
You can bring your meals and bathe here. Though not pristinely clean, our home is tidy and beautiful (we are a working farm and working people.) That said, we are a shoes off household, so bring your slippers if you'd like. Wireless access available. We have one (stunningly beautiful) bathroom.
We are a family with cats, dogs, goats and chickens so expect some possible morning noise and some friendly faces. For those with cat or dog allergies: there are NO cats in the house but there are dogs. Pets with good social sense are welcome pending pre-conversation.
Clean up after your kitchen use, please. I am SERVSAFE certified and I'd love nothing more than to serve you breakfast but in my effort to be compliant with town codes and restrictions I do not.
Pets will be an additional $5. Smoking out doors. Use of laundry for a moderate $3 fee. Be kind to all animals.
We are 35 minutes from Northampton, and 45 min from Amherst and 40 min form MassMoca.
Listing includes use of kitchen. Use of laundry for a moderate $3 fee. Be kind to all animals. Clean up after your kitchen use, please. Reminder that our house has only one bathroom so baths/showers may need some coordinating.
Pets will be an additional $5.
Smoking out doors.
Lovely and beautiful house! We had a great weekend getaway from NYC at Janice's house, which is truly a piece of art. Her husband and she let us play with their dog and goats, and bike around the scenic area. Also, we were fortunate to be there during perfect weather and an art show in town, which has surprisingly amazing food. If you like any combination of beautiful nature, animals, art, literature and poetry, you have to visit them!! :)
How did our host make us feel welcome? She treated us with respect, friendliness, and care - and did so in a way that seemed genuine, as if we were "already friends". This was also my first Airbnb experience, and I appreciated J's openness and forthrightness in telling us about her experience with it. She helped carry in the bags. We got to sit with the fire in the stove - it was a cool night - and be with the lovable doggie while the owners stepped out in the evening. (They told us of their plans earlier.) We were not there to "be entertained" but in a way we were - by the beauty of the surroundings, by the artistic creations, and by being allowed to be.
A lovely, peaceful place full of art and books. Janice was amazing and made us feel comfy and welcome. We loved our quiet and charming blue room and its cozy bed, it was a great antidote to the sub-zero temps outside. Wish we stayed longer and can't wait to come back!
Janice was an amazing host. She is definitely a super host. Their home was beautiful and she was exceedingly kind. This home is a work of art. Just sitting in the living room provided so much inspiration and rejuvenation. Janice also allowed Tom and I to borrow her cross country skis to ski in the field. She also invited us to join her for a gallery opening and a Cajun music festival. Our stay was an amazing experience, elevated by the wonderful people hosting us. I am so thankful.
This experience exceeded any and all expectations I had of airBnb. Janice and Mike are incredible hosts and they offered us much more than a place to stay. The Pale Blue room itself was beautiful with an outstanding view through huge Windows, though the rest of the house is what made our stay so special. The space they've created is truly wonderful and I am so happy they've decided to share it.
This house is magical, creative, welcoming, and the hosts are all these as well. I sat at their kitchen table in the morning and felt inspired by the views, the colors in the artwork, the peacefulness. They also sincerely welcomed my dog, which was much appreciated. What a special place. I only wish I could have stayed longer.
My hosts did make me feel very welcome and the room was so lovely for me, a City dweller, the view from the large window was exhilarating, just open fields and mountains. It was a wonderful stay.
We had an amazing stay with Janice (and Mike and animals), and we cannot recommend her home highly enough!! From the moment we turned down the road to their house, we felt humbled and welcomed. The landscape surrounding Janice’s house is beautiful and open, while inside the house is an artist’s dream! It is clean and comfortable, as well as colorful and filled with art, as the name says. The pale blue room is upstairs and has a great view of the farm. Just like the rest of the house, it is comfy and inviting. Janice is very accommodating (delicious breakfast made with raspberries from the backyard) and provided us great suggestions on activities and restaurants in the area. Janice herself is a lovely and loving person (and an artist!). It is clear that she cares deeply about her home and the people that stay in it. It's a place that's good for the heart and body. We plan on staying there again. :)
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About the Host, Janice
Janice Sorensen- Artist and Social Work Consutlant, husband Michael Hoberman, teaches English and American Studies at Fitchburg State College. Both like to run. We live on a farm with cats dogs goats and chickens. Two kids (17 and 21 who will occasionally be traveling with us.