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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.
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!!
We had a wonderful time staying at Janice's home - the house is full of fabulous art (the entire bathroom too - by Janice!!). Janice and Michael are very friendly and accommodating, with great sense of humor, and were very helpful in telling us about the region and it's attractions. Morning coffee on the front porch was a delight, and we hope to stay there again someday!
What a great situation! We felt incredibly welcome, and communication was very clear, helpful and quick....which makes all the difference when travelling in the age of smartphones. The room was gorgeous, with a view of a cornfield and trees. This is a very rural, quiet setting, but really close to town. Janice, our host, was incredibly sweet, and she gauged our desire for interaction perfectly at all moments - perhaps the cornerstone of being a good host! Animals were amazing, and if I had kids I'd book this because there is endless wonders on the property to discover. Very good experience all around. For those wondering about staying right in someone's home while they're there, you'd be surprised how much it feels like you're meant to be there. I can be a bit shy, so that was my one concern before we arrived, but as soon as we met Janice we felt right at home.
We loved staying here - Janice made us feel very welcome. The house is a work of art!
We enjoyed our short stay at Janice and Michael at their very colorful home very much! We experienced a very pleasant atmosphere with them and had nice conversations. Hartelijk bedankt en misschien tot ziens!
Janice was very accomidating to all my needs and then some. Her home was so much more then described in a very warm and artistic way. It's situated in a beautiful country setting that's very convenient to a charming town
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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.