My son and I spent 5 days here recently and were beyond pleased to find such a home away from home in the Northampton area. John and Dee are engaging hosts, sometimes it was hard to tear ourselves away from the breakfast conversation to get on with our day! I loved going to sleep hearing the faint booming of the emus or just the quiet hum of nature, and waking to the clucking of the chickens or the calls of the peacocks. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful every day. Yogurt, granola and fruit (some from their garden) started each morning, followed by eggs (from their hens) and/or other tasty dishes. The apple cider french toast and pumpkin pancakes deserve an extra special thumbs up. I'm not a vegetarian, but still very much enjoyed the veggie sausage they often served.
The rooms are clean, comfortable and well-ventilated with screened windows and a fan I only needed for a few minutes here and there in the late morning or afternoon. Nights were cool and pleasant even in July, and true to their name, the lack of light pollution makes for lovely star-gazing.
This is a "road less traveled" option, strikingly different from a typical B&B experience and so very worth it.
- 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