My husband and I and two teenage sons spent a lovely weekend staying at The Stone House Farm while visiting our oldest son at Amherst College. We stayed in the two room suite. The two bedrooms were comfy, one with a queen bed and the other with two twins. From the quilts piled on the beds to the hand-stenciled flowers and other crafts adorning the walls, even our sons were impressed. In addition to the two bedrooms, there is a spacious bathroom and good sized sitting room. Well equipped doesn't begin to describe what is here--fresh flowers on the dining table and in each room; a television with DVD player and a stack of DVD's; a small stereo with CD's; two bookcases of books for all ages; a small refrigrator, microwave, coffee maker and electric tea kettle. And snacks!
The breakfast each day was delicious, plentiful and not overly fancy--omelettes one morning and baked french toast the next. Each served with fresh cut fruits and breakfast meats.
Innkeeper is very friendly and warm. Evidence of her 1/2 acre picking garden and decorative garden in front were impressive. Her farm animals include a very friendly cat (not allowed in guest quarters), two big goats, lots of beautiful (!) chickens and several guinea pigs (which we didn't see).
Town of Amherst is about five minutes down the road. Hiking and biking trails abound, and don't miss Judie's Restaurant for dinner--worth the wait!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stone House Farm is beautifully restored 110 year old farm-stead just two miles from Amherst center amidst almost 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The upstairs two bedroom suite and downstairs one bedroom suite feature a private entrance, fresh flowers, sitting rooms with books, cable tv, dvd, wifi, microwave, coffeemaker and refrigerator. Full gourmet breakfast served in the privacy of your suite, featuring our own eggs, fruits and vegetables. Winner of the Amherst Historical Preservation Award. Rates: $175 - $250. ... more less