Teach ESL, world traveller, foodie, Alice's husband, Izzy's father, Satoko's other father.
I had a great stay with HB and Alice. Not knowing my way around Amherst, MA they were very helpful in picking me up from my bus and dropping me off for my interview at UMASS. They also made sure I was always comfortable and fed. I highly recommend staying with these great hosts. I had a wonderful experience! Cosy room too.
This was my first Air BNB experience, and as folks have said before me, these two are GREAT hosts! :) When they discovered I didn't have dinner plans they invited me to join them for a delicious meal and interesting conversation! (totally unexpected and lovely evening!). The house itself is very nice and comfortable! I would definitely go back if I find myself in Amherst again.
Staying with HB and Alice was a real treat! They are a welcoming, easy going, and engaging couple with some really fantastic stories to tell. Our bed was very comfortable, and their house was a gorgeous cabin tucked into a wooden glen. It was very accessible to Amherst and Northampton and provided the perfect home base for our weekend in Western Mass. The weekend was truly lovely to say nothing of how fantastic HB's homemade breakfast and hash browns were. So great!
I had a wonderful stay with HB and Alice. They were very nice and helpful, made delicious breakfast, and drove me to UMASS early in the morning so I wouldn't have to wait for the bus. The room was also great and very comfortable. Highly recommended!
Once again, HB and Alice proved to be gracious hosts, and were flexible with our schedule moving our son out of his dorm late at night. HB cooked a delicious egg-and-potato breakfast with OJ and fresh brewed latte. Just about every food label we saw said "organic" on it. We'll certainly try to stay with them again when we come to the Amherst area.
The two nights me and my friend love at H.B. and Alice's place are so wonderful and impressive. Since we are Chinese, all the delicate Asian style decorations made us feel at home. The house is very beautiful, clean, tidy and delicate in details. The bed is very comfortable for good sleep. I always think the person to live with is most important, and H.B. and Alice proved that I made the best choice. They are so nice and helpful that they give us ride between UMass Amherst and house everyday, and nice breakfast, and all the nice and inspiring and enjoyable conversations. Everything is perfect and made our trip at Amherst the most unforgettable. We will definitely go and stay there again when we have chance to go back.
I had such a delightful time staying with H. and Alice. Yes their space is beautiful, warm, and inviting, but the hosts are truly outstanding. Both make you instantly feel like you are a very welcome part of their household. I highly recommend this spot for students and parents visiting UMass and other area colleges. H. And Alice's home is convenient and, due to great conversation and a homey environment, calming.
HB and Alice are a wonderful couple. They were so welcoming and made us feel right at home. Though we only stayed one night, we wished we could have stayed longer in their beautiful home for the good company and conversation. We highly recommend staying with HB and Alice!
H B and Alice are gracious hosts. They heated up some stew they had prepared for dinner for me, and invited me to "get hooked" on a TV show they like. Their home is neat and clean, and the bed for guests is quite comfortable. When my plans for the next day fell through, they invited me to spend part of the day with them in Northampton. If you really want to make a hit, bring chocolate for Alice!
My stay with HB and Alice was absolutely wonderful!! I am a new international student at UMass from Argentina and was coming to Amherst without any idea about this place. HB helped me with everything! He even took me in his car and showed the city and the university where I am starting my studies. He also drove me and helped me a LOT with getting a cell phone line!!
Another reason why I enjoyed so much my stay with HB and Alice is because they did their best to make me feel at home in their house. They even invited me to have dinner with them during the days I was staying. By the way, HB is a great chef, he makes a very delicious and elaborated food for breakfast and dinner!!! And he also plays piano for his guests!!!
As of the room, it is very quiet and private and the futon is VERY COMFORTABLE with extra space for stretching my legs (since I am 6'2'').
In sum, I could not have wished for a better stay during my first days in US!!!
I really like him, very funny, humorous and talktive, we had a great time with him. You are very welcome to stay with us anytime.
H B Buckner is a lovely guest and a veteran frequent flyer. He is nice, and willing to listen and to share his experience as a veteran Airbnber in Massachusetts. I hope next time he will stay over weekend, so that I can get to know more of him!