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Baird Tavern
Ranked #1 of 1 Blandford B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This tavern has had only 5 owners in 133 years, and fewer coats of paint. Plainly, it is a tired Inn. No A/C. Owners pets run the house and are in the kitchen. Though it is hard to get to (GPS does NOT work), and it is remote, there is one catch. Once you arrive you realize that you are less than 200 yards from an interstate highway. Road noise lasts all night long. Rooms were clean, nicely furnished and the bed comfortable. Shared bathroom was moderately clean. linens were exceptional quality. No WiFi or internet, but most don't go there for that for sure. Gardens were a delight as was the Innkeeper. Carolyn make, without question, the finest blueberry pancakes known to man. We may return simply for those.

Room Tip: There is one room available with a private bath. Get that one.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baird7, Owner at Baird Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Your review of the Baird Tavern B&B written in my guest book was glowing. You wrote " Our stay was regrettably short but wonderful. Your house has such character." For that reason I was surprised by your comments on Trip Advisor. As the steward of this 1768 historic house I maintain it lovingly and with great care. The Baird Tavern B&B has 90 excellent reviews. Many guests return again and again. The record speaks for itself.

Carolyn Taylor

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We have stayed at the Baird Tavern on numerous occasions just about every year since 2004 or 2005, in both winter and summer. Our last visit was in July 2013 and we intend to come back as often as possible. We always love coming back to see Carolyn and the fluffy cats, and to enjoy the comfortable, peaceful, beautifully furnished rooms at the inn. We love all of the rooms, as each has its own special charm. We have stayed at the inn with our young daughter and with just two adults as well. In the winter, we have visited a sugar house and skied at the Blandford and Otis ski areas (local skiing great for kids! very affordable, uncrowded and easy). We have also visited many times in the summer, particularly convenient when visiting our daughter at her summer camp in the area. Carolyn is a wonderful hostess and we look forward to her delicious breakfasts. She has shelves full of interesting books and is a great source of information on local events and activities. There is now an adorable dog who has joined the family. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: The Ashley and Bartholomew rooms are both lovely for couples and can accommodate a roll away bed for...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed at Baird Tavern for 2 nights last week while visiting family. Carolyn, our host, has put many loving hours into this 200+ year old home which has an interesting history. Our room was pleasant and the bed extremely comfortable....I slept like a log. I don't think there are any right angles or even surfaces in the entire house...so interesting and authentic. There were extensive gardens outside with daffodils blooming everywhere...even on the edge of the woods. Breakfast was beautifully prepared and delicious. We were the only guests and felt like we were visitors in Carolyn's home...She is just that comfortable to be with.

Carter, her dear little dog is deaf and so friendly and happy...What a delight. If you stay here, be careful when entering and leaving the place to not let him out. Shut the doors tightly! He is a puppy and in the process of being well trained.

My husband shot photos of a black bear meandering nearby in the woods and wild turkeys were wandering around on the property. ....A special place to return to at the close of a busy day.....

One caveat...no en suite bathrooms but the place is so special...don't give it a thought. If in this area again we would stay at the Baird Tavern in a heartbeat.

Thank you, Carolyn, for a lovely relaxing stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at this B&B. Carolyn was a wonderful hostess and an excellent cook. We enjoyed the superb breakfast, watching the hummingbirds and reading in the garden area. It was fun exploring the area. we discovered Jacob's Pillow
Dance Festival nearby and enjoyed seeing some very exciting and dramatic modern dance.
We look forward to another stay in this historic Inn.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Four ladies friends stayed there while visiting the area. We really did feel as if we were staying with a friend.We stayed there so we could go to Jacobs Pillow,Tanglewood,Lee shops and restaurants. We arrived late and were warmly welcomed.You don't need a pool because your are too busy doing fun things. Everything was spotlessly clean and we felt like we were visiting a close friends' beautiful country home. It was quiet and had a lovely yard and garden to enjoy. Breakfast was yummy and we also enjoyed a tour of the historic house. We found it easily from the Mass Pike. The value of the rooms is great and less than those in Lee. We are going back next summer.
Clean and charming. Great value. Will go back.

Rosemary & Friends

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stumbled upon Baird Tavern searching for a B&B near Smith College. While more distant than we initially wanted, the drive to Northampton along country roads is lovely in all seasons. The Inn is over 200 years old and full of antiques collected with a discerning eye, so we felt as if we were sleeping in a period room at a museum. The innkeeper is helpful and friendly, and served hearty gourmet breakfasts. Entertainment was provided by birds flitting around the many birdfeeders. The gardens are lovely in spring and summer. Now we book a room here every time we come up to visit our daughter at school. We highly recommend it.
Margaret

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Barid Tavern is not for everyone but if you are searching for quiet, warmth, kindness, and a sense of history still alive, you will find nothing better! It is well taken care off with cleaneness and yet old-fashioned charm. I am recommending the place, and the food, for anyone who is looking to soothe, to restart, to find themselves.

Marzena

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Baird Tavern

Address: 2 Old Chester Road, Blandford, MA 01008-9524
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Blandford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Blandford
Price Range: $70 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect B&B getaway! Beautifully restored romantic inn nestled between the Berkshires and Northampton. A treasure of Americana built in 1768. Offers three antique-filled spacious guest rooms. Common rooms and library with fireplaces. Enjoy hearty gourmet country breakfasts! The Baird Tavern is set on seven acres of woods and orchards, complete with picnic table and English garden bench. Extensive perennial gardens surround the house with ever changing colors-from the thousands of brightly lit daffodils that appear in April to the rich hues of New England asters in October. A birdwatcher's paradise and wildlife watching. Close to cultural attractions. Hiking, biking, walking & cross-country skiing. Berkshire outlets 20 minutes away. ... more   less 

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