My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Starlight Llama B&B. We both went to college at UMass 30+ years ago, so we really enjoyed being able to spend time in the area and seeing what had changed in the towns surrounding Amherst and Northampton. We are also looking to find our "retirement" place and have been considering going off grid and doing some small scale farming - so this was a natural choice for us!!
John and Dee were great hosts, welcoming and friendly. In addition to John's cooking (he prepares the breakfasts) he is very happy to share his wealth of knowledge on solar electricity and farming. Our room was very nice - snug, but not overly cramped. Very clean. No TV or entertainment (OK by us since we like to read). Breakfasts were very tasty and healthy. If you're looking for spas, hot tubs, cable TV and the like, then probably isn't for you. But if you are looking for a quiet retreat that is a little away from downtown (but still within 15 minutes from downtown Northampton and museums and restaurants) I would highly recommend staying here!
PS. The animals are very friendly :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This bed and breakfast is powered by the sun! We are Massachusetts first solar-powered off-grid B&B. Located on a llama farm, we feel remote, but are just minutes from Smith College and downtown Northampton. Our vegetarian breakfasts feature fresh organic food from our gardens, eggs from our free-range hens, and we can easily accommodate vegan or gluten-free diets. Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the llamas graze or the peacocks meandering through the yard. ... more less