About this listing
Comfortable, quiet room and private bathroom in country -- with our small and vibrant city minutes away. Lovely deck, yard, and nearby hiking trails. We take our hosting seriously and make our airbnb experience one that we think rivals any b&b around.
Private room with queen bed adjacent to your private bathroom in our comfortable home in Northampton. Quiet country setting with spacious deck, ample yard with hammock, walking fields and trails. 10 minutes to downtown and Smith College and just 25 minutes to U Mass-Amherst!
Northampton is one of the most interesting small cities in America, featuring coffee houses, over 40 restaurants, stores, galleries and performance venues. The Pioneer Valley is great for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and of course dining, music, and shopping.
Ideal for parents, family members and alumni visiting the five colleges and for those who love New England in any season. Our airbnb is gay- (LGBT) friendly!
Return to our home from your adventures and relax in the guest room (queen-sized bed) with adjoining private bathroom and share our sunny family room with its entertainment center. We have flat-screen TV in the bedroom too with basic cable package. Wifi too. And be sure to lounge on our secluded deck.
Feel free to use the refrigerator and microwave for your convenience.
We are a married couple who work in the area (as a psychologist and a librarian). We have two quiet cats and are nonsmokers (no smoking, please).
Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:30. Your choice of bagels, eggs, toast, pancakes with your French-pressed coffee for simple country breakfast. Tuesday through Friday, we leave very early and can't cook you breakfast, but a continental breakfast will be provided.
Checkout by 11:00 a.m.
Looking forward to meeting you!
You'll have the adjoining bathroom to yourselves, as well as use of the family room, living room, and in the kitchen the refrigerator and microwave. The house is half a mile from area hiking trails and a short ride to the extensive bike trails.
Interaction with guests
We would love to be there when you arrive so we can welcome you and give you any information you might need about Northampton or the surrounding environs. (But if not, there is 24 hour access with our keyless entry.) On weekends we offer a home-made breakfast where we serve blueberry pancakes, omelettes, or cereal - and French-pressed coffee. Continental breakfast on weekdays.
Other things to note
There are many things to do within Northampton - great music, art galleries, and restaurants. Also sights worth seeing within 30 minutes include the view from Sugarloaf in South Deerfield, the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, art museums at Smith and Amherst College, and an extensive rail trail for walking or bicycling. We are also 5 minutes from Look Park.
We are non-smokers and ask that there be No Smoking on our property, indoors or out.
We are flexible about breakfast time. Between 8:00 to 9:30 is best - but just let us know and we will try to accommodate you!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I am a librarian and my husband David is a clinical psychologist. We love living in the Northampton area with the 5 colleges, lots of interesting restaurants, music venues, and coffee houses. Opening up an airbnb has been a wonderful experience for us. We enjoy meeting new people...but also know how to give our guests space. We love movies, good books, the New Yorker magazine, NPR, and vegetarian food. We have grown kids (gone now) and love to travel. We've been to Iceland, Costa Rica, the Virgin Islands, Mexico, Alaska, and have a long list of places we would like to visit, including New Zealand. When we travel, we love to stay at airbnbs ourselves!