We generally prefer a hotel to a B and B because we like our privacy, but when we decided to make a last minute trip to the Berkshires on Columbus Day weekend we found few vacancies prior to our trip. We found Ingalls Crossing here on TA, viewed the property's website and decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did and we will surely be back.
Ingalls Crossing is quite secluded, in fact the paved road gives out about a quarter mile before you get there, but it's only about two miles from downtown Williamstown. The exterior of the property looks like a very nondescript New England colonial but the interior is lovely with lots of antiques, knick knacks and Victorian touches. The B and B is an apartment attached to the family home and the owner told us it was used to house hired farmhands until about ten years ago when they converted it into a B 'n B.
Ingalls Crossing is located on a large dairy farm with about 700 cows. There were calves right across the path, a llama, geese and cats and a very friendly yellow Lab. The views are beautiful but it is actually not so quiet with the cows mooing and the tractors and other farm equipment.
Ingalls Crossing has two bedrooms. The more expensive room, Rm. 2, has a bathroom attached. The room itself is comfortable and good sized, the bathroom is simply massive with two sinks. The toilet itself is behind a separate door which made it easier for us to both get ready in the morning. The other room has use of its own reserved bathroom but the bathroom is downstairs so one would have to go through common space to use it and have less privacy.
Breakfast was a fend for yourself affair for the most part. There is a fridge with milk and juice, a coffee maker, coffee and tea, a basket of fresh fruit and various cereals. In addition, the owner, Jamie, brings in fresh baked breakfast breads which are out of this world and she encourages you to take the leftovers as a snack if you are out for the day or to take home.
We had Rm. 2 but Rm. 1 was vacant which meamt that the kitchen, sitting room downstairs and dining room were all ours. It would also work well for two couple or a family traveling together but I suspect our stay would have been less enjoyable if Rm. 1 had been occupied by people we didn't know. In fact, it might be worthwhile (and not that expensive) to rent both rooms to ensure privacy if that is a concern. We probably will make our next trip with our daughter and her fiance, giving them Rm. 1.
You will be left alone if you like but we found Jamie to be a marvelous hostess. We had some car trouble the morning we left and Jamie offered to have their farm mechanic look at the car. She contacted the local garage on our behalf and even added a quart of oil to our car engine! Fortunately, the problem resolved itself and we got home without a trip to the garage but we felt well-cared-for. We highly recommend Ingalls Crossing while visiting the beautiful northern Berkshires.
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