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.