The Glow Room at Indian Hollow

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Indian Hollow Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012, United States

The Space

The Glow Room at Indian Hollow is a history-rich 1850 post & beam barn, renovated in a light-filled, post modern style.

Imagine getting out of your car, opening the screen door to a big porch that overlooks a leaping mountain brook, deep enough to dunk in. Then pass through the strap-hinged front door and into a glowing pine-panelled great room with giant windows, a big wood stove, 3 Chesterfield couches, dining area and kitchen. You see the forest all around you, but you're inside, ready to unwind.

Upstairs, the loft features the master bedroom (sleeps 2, queen) and a reading/games room (can sleep 2, futon).

Walking into the ell, you pass the bathroom, the 'room with no purpose,' and the guest bedroom (sleeps 2, futon) which opens onto the back deck, where the barbecue is, and the sound of the leaping waters.

In summer the lawn is thick and lush, and you are surrounded with pines, birches, maples and mountains. Chauncey Brook forms the east border & offers a serene and ferny welcome; overlooking it, there's a beautiful firepit surrounded by log benches. The southern border is the Dead Branch Brook with its refreshing plunge pools.

About a 1/4 mile downstream it joins the East Branch of the Westfield River, a federally-designated 'Wild and Scenic River.' We will provide you with maps and information about the area, which contains extraordinary opportunities for picnicking, fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, x-country skiing, snow-shoeing, photography and painting. And being alone, with someone you want to be alone with.

This property is designed to inspire the maximum enjoyment of the 15+ square miles of open space that begins at its doorstep. The Glow Room is a launching pad.

To amplify the quiet and help you unplug, there is no internet service (bring DVDs for your laptop). New cell phones work, but will drop out.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The Glow Room was gorgeous inside and out; big open windows, rustic, minimalist decor, and a nearby creek and campground for hiking and exploring. The cabin was clean and well-stocked with everything we could have needed for cooking. Robbie was a wonderful host and even had the wood-burning stove going for us upon arrival. Would definitely stay here again!

    April 2014
  • Robbie and Kurt's place is drop dead gorgeous. It is a gutted and renovated barn, renovated with respect for the local history. Photos could never do the place justice. What an intelligent, playful, keenly aesthetic renovation it is. Detail after detail perfectly executed. Wow! What a pleasure. The cabin is at the bottom of a gorge, at the end of a steep, winding road (last house before a campground.) the closest neighbors are a good bit down the road. We stayed in winter, so there was very little car traffic, if any. There is a loud creek across the street, but one can barely hear it once the door to the cabin is closed. Though the temperatures outside were subfreezing, we stayed nice and toasty thanks to the efficient and very good looking wood-burning stove and handcrafted tile chimney. The kitchen is well laid out, and the cups plates etc. are handmade pottery. It's like a fairy land in there. Remember to stock up on groceries, because it is a bit of a drive to any kind of sizable market, though there is a general store nearby in Chesterfield.

    January 2014
  • The Glow Room is beautiful, cozy, and in a gorgeous setting. Robbie was easy to communicate with, and the house was accurately depicted in the listing. We had a great fall trip there.

    October 2013
  • Great place, precisely as advertised, well-organized and kindly run.

    October 2013
  • A wonderful place - the cabin is calming, tranquil and rustic, but super stylish. River swimming, apple picking and wood burning stove - the perfect getaway! Thanks Robbie and Kurt for a great stay.

    October 2013
  • This could not have been a more perfect place for our weekend with our adult was at a time when we very much needed to unplug, and feel surrounded by nature. My only regret was not meeting Robbie, she had been such a thoughtful correspondent. You will have your own special experience there, but for us , the feeling of consciousness, in every item, the crafting of the space the perfect blend of old and new.. Was really extraordinary.
    you need to know it is very remote...which of course means more stars and fireflies...I did bring an extra set of sheets, as there were 4 of us...and I'm glad we were there BEFORE the heat wave struck. But the sound of the rushing stream and the feeling of the fresh cool water, added to the magic... Thank you Robbie and Kurt..we are sorry we finished off your maple ice cream! Wendie

    July 2013
  • Our stay at the Glow Room was wonderful. We had truly amazing Spring weather and got to enjoy the beautiful creeks and land around the property. It is pretty remote, down an unpaved road (it took us about half an hour to get into Northampton), but the furnishings and kitchen were very modern and beautifully arranged.

    A great place to get away!

    May 2013
  • We stayed here because it was valentine's day weekend and everything close to MassMoca was booked for lovers and Jeff Mangum fans, but we're glad because this was better than any hotel. The Glow Room is absolutely gorgeous. The outside is very modest but inside is clean and stylish with plenty of amenities. There's not a tv or radio so sitting by the fire and talking with friends was great and a way to unplug for a while! Robbie was easy to communicate with and an inviting host. Highly recommend.

    February 2013
  • We had a great week end at the Glow Room. The house's aesthetic is a perfect combination of modern meets rustic. Loved the wood burning stove and was very pleased with the kitchen's amenities. Really well done- not to mention the location is remote and peaceful. Great hospitality. Hope to return soon.

    February 2013
  • A really charming place to stay and a wonderful winter retreat. Robbie was a great host and was helpful and flexible in accommodating our last minute arrangements.

    January 2013
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I am a full time ceramic artist and my husband runs a non profit environmental philosophy school, ((website hidden)). The Glow Room is a culmination of both our interests. It incorporates my love of design with Kurt's efforts to preserve and protect nature. The natural surroundings provide a getaway that enriches my aesthetic sensibilities while for Kurt, it is a place to keep tabs on the health of our bioregion and inspire his writing and teaching.
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