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“The best place we've ever stayed” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Walnut Inn

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Black Walnut Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Amherst B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best place we've ever stayed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

This place is so great! Wonderful rooms with good mattresses, very spacious and elegantly appointed, but cozy too, with fires in the stove. The breakfasts are amazing! Marie makes about ten kinds of jams, which she even picks the wild berries for. They are very generous too. The winter sale we just took advantage of cannot be beat on this planet. Even a crummy little cheap motel is more than this beautiful place during their winter sale. We spent seven nights there altogether, in three separate short spurts, so three different rooms. We could not wait to get back for the final one. We will miss this place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

A wonderful bed and breakfast. Clean, lovely and the breakfast is worth the stay alone. It's a great location for U Mass, Amherst or Hampshire. Can't imagine why anyone would stay in a hotel in the area when they could stay here.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank ontheroad812
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Southington, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here two nights to attend a squash tournament at Amherst College. The rooms are very spacious with sitting areas and the rooms are decorated beautifully. The breakfast was delicious. Marie's homemade baked goods were outstanding. Marie and Dan were very friendly and the hard work and the care they put into refurbishing this historic home is clearly evident. We recommend it highly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GloriaM1991
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Brooklyn, NY
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

The room was charming and spotless, the breakfasts were filled with homemade items (including bacon produced down the road) and the location was right on the #31 bus to UMASS and Amherst College. We would love to stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank jomelni
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USA
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

The home made breakfast was amazing, Penny made the most delicious blueberry Muffins. The room was out of this world. All of the staff was very welcoming and friendly. Can't wait to return and bring my family!
Absolutely love it! Best B&B ever.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank bernardojcastro
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Albany, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Warm and friendly, the Black Walnut Inn is an excellent B&B in Amherst, Mass near the UMass campus and local sites of interest. Marie, the owner, was a lovely hostess and great breakfast chef. Loved the freshly made muffins and bread at breakfast each morning! Our room was large with a full bath and half bath. The gas stove kept us toasty warm and provided some nice ambiance. Give the Black Walnut Inn a try if you are in the Amherst area. You will enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kathy S
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were really pleased when we arrived at The Black Walnut Inn. There was plenty of parking and the common areas were well decorated. Our room was charming and everything was spotless. We chose the Peterson room as it was on the first/ ground floor next to the guest stting room, my husband suffers badly from jetlag and was likely to wake very early so we thought that he could easily go next door so as not to disturb me. Unfortunately I had a disturbed nights sleep due to the people above us. They came home just before midnight and were moving around up there until gone two. The floor boards in their room were very squeaky and they woke me up and kept me awake.

The breakfast was good although it took a while for us to be acknowledged by the waitress. The owner was friendly but didn't ask us about our night and I felt awkward mentioning the noise.

Overall I think that this is a good B&B but would recommend choosing one of the upper floor rooms.

Room Tip: Avoid the ground floor room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Kathe333
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Additional Information about Black Walnut Inn

Property: Black Walnut Inn
Address: 1184 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1328
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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 

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