Originally from Western Mass and lived in upstate NY and Oconomowoc, WI in another lifetime. Amherst has been my home for the last twelve years after a long circuitous route getting here. . My son has graduated from college and gainfully employed in nearby Boston while my daughter is living in Boulder, CO and as a result I'm living large, i.e. in a large house with more room than most Bed and Breakfasts.
I like welcoming guests in their variety of interest and needs, whether it be for maximum privacy or a few suggestions I've picked up along the way. I can guide you anywhere from the sublime, as in Emily Dickinson's home just up the street or point you toward Tanglewood, a James Taylor concert and of course there's always the cross country ski trails in my back yard. If you want something a little faster which is my preference, there are a dozen downhill ski areas between 1 and 2 hours away. If you're here to visit your son or daughter in college, make sure you participate in some recreation while you're here so that you can tell a few stories of your own! After 25 years in the business world, I've changed careers to creative writing a departure toward a discipline I couldn't have imagined only a few years ago, but neither could I have imagined being a quasi Inn Keeper. I used to think I knew everything and even that's changed!
I even jumped over to the "other side" and bought an Apple computer after trying to convince my son unsuccessfully for years that they were "limiting". Good thing he didn't listen to me. My daughter has been in more countries at 20 years old than the number of states I was in at 20 and on it goes. The biggest surprise of all is that I can actually fix something on occasion instead of grabbing the phone, so much for teaching new tricks to old dogs.