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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.
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
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!
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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.