I stayed overnight at the Horace Kellogg recently, and thought it was a great find. The innkeepers were friendly and welcoming without being oppressive, and the accommodations were spotless. The "Judge's Room" was tastefully furnished in what I'd call a plain Victorian style (that is, tame prints and rich colors, but thankfully no fussy / cutesy paraphernalia like teddy bears or unnecessary doilies). The bath down the hall was, again, tastefully decorated and clean.
Two small caveats: After dark, the inn is a bit hard to find--a lighted sign from the road would be very helpful. And I'd like to see better locks on the doors. Having lived in Amherst a few years ago, I know it is indeed a remarkably safe place. But as a woman traveling alone, I would have appreciated a deadbolt/key style lock on the door. (The rooms currently have a small sliding lock mounted with screws on the inside of each door, of the same type one sees in public restroom stalls). I didn't go out into town from the B & B, but if I had I might have worried about my luggage, given that one doesn't know who the other guests are. With that said, though, I highly recommend this comfortable and well-managed bed and breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1828 by Horace Kellogg, this property was once a thriving agricultural endeavor in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The Kellogg Homestead is a traditional Bed and Breakfast, offering distinctive and memorable overnight accommodations. We are conveniently located near central Amherst and the Five Colleges.Enjoy a gourmet breakfast before setting out for your day or linger for a while on the front sun porch.Your innkeeper is Susan Mallett. ... more less