I was visiting the area to tour Hampshire College with my daughter. She suggested a bed and breakfast near the town, so she could also experience the area along with touring the college. This lodging was clean, fairly quiet, in a beautiful setting, and the food was excellent, with some of the best home baking I have ever tasted. But what set it apart was also the staff, whom my daughter and I enjoyed meeting and getting to know.
We also loved the decor, especially in the common rooms. The addition of complimentary truffles in the guest room was a nice touch!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Black Walnut Inn, fronted by a stately Federal style brick home built in 1820, sits on acres of lawn shaded by tall black walnut trees. Located in historic North Amherst, we're just a few minutes from Amherst College, Deerfield Academy, UMass, and Hampshire College. ... more less