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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 in our house. (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.
Pull into the drive way on the right or left side of the house.
You can expect to see people other than Michael and me around the place. We have a housemate who lives in another outbuilding and, there may be other airbnb guests here.
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.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Colorful Farmhouse. It's a lovely, casual and artistic farmland setting. The hosts are very friendly and interesting people, and I would be happy to return again.
I felt totally at home at the Farmhouse and had a wonderful weekend. Janice is an awesome host; a pot of tea in the morning and some great conversations. The house is a real experience and is perfectly composed as a work of art. I discovered something new and wonderful in every part. Really great. Highly recommended.
Had a great stay at Janice's farmhouse. Janice made me feel extremely welcome and introduced me to all of the friendly faces, including the goats in back and her very friendly dog. The house is beautifully decorated and has a wonderful deck in front (try the rocking chair!) and hammock in back; and the room I stayed in is bright and colourful and clean, with reading lights, clean towels, extra bedding, etc. I found the stay quiet, relaxing, comfortable. The location is also very good, close to lovely downtown Shelburne Falls and within a short drive to Mass MOCA. I had a great experience here!
Janice was very friendly and very welcoming, and made us feel very comfortable immediately. The farmhouse itself is in a beautiful location, in a wooded section a land surrounded by farmland on all sides. The pale blue room is restful and quiet, with a gigantic window over the bed looking directly into the canopy of a big, old maple tree. So pretty. We had a wonderful stay.
We had such a great time with Janice and Michael! We felt right at home...such open and friendly people! Their farmhouse, built in 1776, is nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, exudes charm and is filled with Janice's artwork and interesting books -- A LOT of books! Their farm has chicken, goats and dogs, and is surrounded by extensive fields of farmland cultivated with cucumbers, zucchini and corn -- and is a short drive to Shelburne Falls, a lovely and historic town, and is also close to Dhamma Dhara, the Vispassana Retreat Center. We had a great time...this is Airbnb at its best!
The Pale Blue Room was beautiful, with a great bay window looking out into the trees and fields all around. This seems to be the master bedroom of the house, so we did feel a little bit intrusive by staying in it. However, Janice was completely welcoming, very friendly, and great to talk to! She gave us great directions to a nearby swimming spot, and let us take her very friendly dog to swim with us. She also made dinner for us one night, which was absolutely delicious. The property is beautiful, and there was a lot to do in town, as well as great places to eat. We're so glad we stayed here, and would definitely do it again!
The Colorful Farmhouse is well named! Our hostess is an artist, and it showed in every room. Creative and unique painted walls, pictures, sculptures, handmade tiles in the kitchen. We were in town for Green River Festival which didn't start till noon, so we entertained ourselves wandering around the farmhouse looking at everything, like we were in an art gallery. On our 2nd night our hostess had time to hang out and chat with us, so we got to exchange our stories. Relaxed and fun! Our room was a bit bigger than it looks in the picture. The house is surrounded by wide open farmland, and a short drive to charming Sheffield Falls where we had a great breakfast. Lots of neat places and beautiful scenery nearby. What a great weekend all around!!
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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.