Welcome to Springfield! Stay in comfort and peace in a wonderful historic neighborhood two blocks from the 800 acre Forest Park.
I live in the historical Forest Park Heights part of Springfield, Massachusetts and am active in the historical events of this district, including architecture walks, museum tours and walks through Olmstead's Forest Park a few blocks away. Sharing my home with others has been such fun. Now expanding that fun with travelers visiting Springfield and the Pioneer Valley has totally enriched our lives. I enjoy the great cultural exchange of hosting people from all parts of the world and in the process making new friends.
I am a creative type. I make quilts and build Arts & Crafts furniture and have given classes in soap making and quilting. I also dabble in printmaking and painting. Many of my works adorn my home. I enjoy people and whether you want privacy or society, we make sure everyone is comfortable and get the most out of their stay in Springfield. I have lived here for 20 years and know my way around Connecticut and Massachusetts, and will gladly help guide your visit in the most efficient way.
I can accommodate up to 4 people, two in each room.
3 Blocks from highway 91. Easy drive to area colleges (Springfield College, Western New England, AIC and Westfield State are closeby), Northampton, Hartford and the Berkshires.
During the week we gear the house for corporate travelers. Quiet hours from 10pm until 7. Check-in is 3pm (flexible). Checkout is 11am.
My husband and I spent the night before Richard went to Baystate Medical Center for a procedure on his heart. Richard stayed overnight at Baystate and I went back to Patrick's. From the very first correspondence, Patrick was warm and welcoming. The house is beautiful, the bed comfy and there's plenty of hot water. But that's not the best part. Patrick is. We got in late the night before the procedure and Patrick came out to welcome us, got us settled in and gave us the lay of the land. The next night, after a grueling and stressful day, Patrick invited me into the fabulous kitchen for a wonderful chat which really helped me unwind. Patrick is an absolute delight! We laughed and shared stories and I so appreciated his thoughtfulness. Thank you Patrick!! We're looking forward to coming back to stay in your lovely home. Next time strictly on pleasure!!
5 Star plus! I did not really know what to expect, as this was my first AirBnb stay. Patrick went above and beyond, showing me some great local restaurants. Nothing but good things to say about this experience! The room was cozy and warm, and he looked after every detail possible - to make my stay comfortable, cozy, and inviting. Would highly recommend to other travelers.
Patrick welcomed us at the door and immediately made us feel at home. We did not lack for conversation during the four days we stayed in his home. The home is charming and very comfortable. We had snow on one of the nights we were there and in the morning we found that Patrick had kindly cleaned off our car. We are looking forward to staying with him again when we go back to Springfield.
Patrick's home is located in a very beautiful, safe neighborhood. Everything was as I expected it to be. The room was spacious and comfortable. There was easy parking on the street right in front of his house. Patrick was ready and willing to offer suggestions for activities in the area. He is a great conversationalist and we found ourselves lingering over breakfast to enjoy his company.
This is the second time that my daughter and I have stayed at Patrick's house. I so look forward to staying here - the house is beautiful and Patrick has been an excellent host always thinking of his guests first. He has wonderful recommendations for places to eat and things to see in the Springfield area.
We LOVED staying here. Pat is THE most engaging host we have ever encountered at any B&B, so we had lots of fun talking to him and learning about the history of Springfield, as well as about the Arts and Crafts period of Art/Architecture. His home was beautiful and the room in which we stayed was very comfortable. Lovely, simple breakfast, as well. Staying here added much enjoyment to our weekend visiting our daughter at school in Northampton.
Pat is so warm and welcoming. I had a terrific stay at his beautiful Arts and Crafts home. My room was spotless, quiet, well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. Each room in the home that I saw is filled with artful objects that are consistent with the Arts and Crafts period and many are made by Pat himself. The neighborhood is lovely with many grand old restored homes and I was fortunate to have morning coffee and great conversation with Pat on his porch at the peak of autumn leaf season in New England. Pat is also encyclopedic regarding the history of the area and is tuned in to great cultural venues and restaurants and happy to guide you if that's your interest. I will definitely return if in the area again and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone travelling through Western MA. Thanks Pat!
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I grew up in Indiana but settled in New England after college. I love the history in New England and enjoying exploring historic sites. I am an avid cook and also enjoy sewing, woodworking, soap making, and gardening. I live in an Arts & Crafts style home and enjoy the Stickley/Arts& Crafts aesthetic.
I have traveled in many countries but my favorites are Spain and Italy. I also really enjoyed my trip to Peru. Travel in the US is great...have spent a lot of time in the western national parks and recently had a marvelous week in Venice Beach, CA. I enjoy camping here in western Massachusetts and traveling to NYC and Boston as often as I can.
I would say I am a host who responds well to the needs of my guest. If you feel like hanging out with a glass of wine or cup of tea and chatting about life, that's great. Or if you prefer to have the house more to yourself with a lot of quiet time, I'm happy to accommodate. I am very relaxed and enjoy sharing my knowledge of hidden gems in western MA, destinations, hikes, restaurants, museums, etc.
I can honestly say that I consider every guest who has ever stayed with me a friend.