The room has two windows which look out over the Beatrix Potter garden and Agritour development toward West Stockbridge Mountain. Cozy sitting area for two. Two closets and dresser available for longer stays.
If the room had been half the price, I would have been more tolerant of the rustic accommodations. The hosts were warm and welcoming, but I couldn't help feeling, the moment I arrived, that I had made a mistake. The Horse Room in mid-November was spartan and unheated. The hosts…
Response from Larry:
We are thankful that you came to stay with us at the farmhouse. Our home has hosted people from all over the world over the last 25 years. Most of them speak honestly so we can serve them well; in our we home strive to follow the Golden Rule. When you and your daughter arrived, we explained that we generally turn the heat down in the evening. Having our bedroom with easy access to our guests' just warrants a knock for us to adjust any of the 3 thermostats in any of these zones to accommodate our guests’ choice of sleeping temperature. A new burner was installed this year and the Horse Room has a full baseboard heater running across the full length of the room so it is not a true statement that there is no heat in that room. The noise level of our farm is less than the Red Lion Inn which has one side abutting Route 7 and the front abutting the main street. Also, the Red Lion Inn’s “Stephen’s House” has the same price for rooms as we do, but there could be people sleeping above and below you as well as next to you. That price does not include your breakfast as ours does. As for your breakfast being left uneaten, the cook asked if there was something else he could fix for you since your daughter was enjoying her farm-fresh eggs and you were not touching yours. You are the first person we’ve ever hosted to not speak up and share your true heart. All you had to do was state that you preferred the kale and cheese added. Your daughter thanked the cook once again for her breakfast on the way out after she had showered in the very shower that you refused to use and that guests have enjoyed regularly for 25 years. We truly enjoy how your beautiful daughter embraces life. Many guests ask about our cleaning supplies before coming. We use tea tree oil and natural products as they are not carcinogenic. This does make the bathroom and the bedrooms have a smell that some people do not recognize. Guests often participate in our horseback riding program, native plant nursery, sustainable farming, entomology, or just taking a hike on the farm. We hope you will come again to experience more of what we have to offer.
Farmer, entomologist, and photographer who enjoys sharing with others about the local flora and fauna. Our mission is to educate members in life, farming, and creative art skills ackowledging God as our provider.