Stone House Farm Bed & Breakfast Suites

649 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Innkeeper(s): Candace Talley
  • Introduction

    Stone House Farm Bed & Breakfast - Amherst, Massachusetts

    Welcome to Stone House Farm, a unique Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the five college area of western Massachusetts. This beautifully renovated 1904 farm-house offers two bed & breakfast suites. As you approach, the hand painted floral arbors surrounding the door beckon you inside. Your privacy is our utmost concern--the B+B has a private entrance, private dining within each suite, full and private baths. Taste the bounty of our organic kitchen garden, where seasonal fruits and vegetables are featured in our delightful multi-course breakfasts. Fresh eggs from our resident hens further enhance the breakfast menu. Relax in the enclosed front porch and listen to the wind rustling through the trees.

  • About the Inn

    Stone House Farm Bed & Breakfast, flower farm

    Featured in People Places and Plant's August 2006 issue in the special section: Garden Inns of the Northeast as Massachusetts' representative.

    Innkeeper Candace Talley has created a calming, expansive respite with the scents and visual beauty of an English cottage garden. Strolling through highly acclaimed gardens, hundreds of old fashioned perennials and shrubs delight your senses. Guests of the Stone House Farm enjoy wonderful, innovative garden atmospheres, minutes from downtown and the colleges, just across the street from the Renaissance center of the UMASS campus.

    Twice featured in the Amherst Historical Society's Garden Tour, Stone House Farm has also earned an Historic Preservation award from the town of Amherst.

  • Activities

    Childrens' Programs

    After School and Vacation Classes at Stone House Farm feature small groups for kids in first through eighth grades, creative and quality art and craft projects in the nurturing environment of a working flower farm.

    The Stone House Farm Gardens

    The half-acre Kitchen and Garden is behind the farmhouse and the barn. The acre of mostly woodland Strolling Gardens are on the south side of the property. The Cottage Garden greets you as you enter the front of the house.

    The Barn Activities

    The barn is home to goats, chickens and ducks as well as our arts and crafts studio where an after school art program for children is among the many happenings. Decorative furniture painting, among other crafts, is taught for adults and children. A summer program for children featuring old-fashioned farm cooking and crafting runs for ten weeks this summer.

  • Kid Friendly

    Well behaved children over the age of 5 are welcome. The children will enjoy seeing the goats and chickens, and may gather the eggs if they would like to. They also are welcome to play in the corn crib and walk the many paths through the gardens. In late February and early March they can assist in maple syrup making, and in the fall they can pick raspberries to their hearts content.

  • How to Find Us

    Traveling north on I-91

    1. Take exit 19 onto Route 9 east.
    2. Go 9 miles and turn left at the town common.
    3. Go 2.5 miles and the yellow farmhouse of Stone House Farm will be on your right.

    Traveling south on I-91

    1. Take exit 25, turn left on Route 116, right on Route 116, 5 & 10, and continue for a mile.
    2. Turn left on 116 south and continue for 6 miles.
    3. Turn left at the first Amherst light onto Route 63 (Meadow Street).
    4. The next light is North Pleasant Street.
    5. Continue straight for one mile and turn right on East Pleasant Street.
    6. Go 1 mile and the Stone House Farm will be on your left, at the corner of East Pleasant and Sherman Lane.