The White Rose Bed and Breakfast
The White Rose is situated within the Mount Holyoke Range State Park, just over the hill from the Notch at Bare Mountain and Atkins Farms Country Market. You can access some of the many beautiful hiking trails in the area directly from your guest house. In addition, the Norwottuck Rail Trail which has 10.5 miles of wonderful biking and walking paths linking the towns of Northampton, Hadley, Amherst and Belchertown, is just 10 minutes away.
Conveniently located between the towns of South Hadley and Amherst, The White Rose is within minutes to the surrounding five colleges. The Village Commons in South Hadley offers movie theaters, restaurants, a day spa and shops. The towns of Amherst and Northampton provide guests with an abundance of restaurants and bars, along with a wide variety of diverse cultural events from which to choose.
The house was built by French Canadian stone mason and carpenter Ovila J. Bourbonnais in 1942. He was well known in the area and had a hand in many of the local businesses, including the design and building of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Granby. The house has a rich history thanks to the various residents and businesses that have called her home over the years. A courtyard separates the main house from the guest house providing privacy for both owners and guests alike.
Breakfast is served at the main house in the dining room, the plant-filled sun room, or on the second floor sun porch (weather permitting). Upon your arrival, we can schedule a time for breakfast based on the activities planned for the following day. We offer fresh fruit or yogurt with granola, Belgian Waffles or French Toast, sausage or bacon and fresh homemade baked goods such as breads, scones or pastries. Full breakfast is served on the weekends and continental breakfast is available weekdays.The guest house, originally a carriage house, is spacious enough to easily accommodate a small family, two couples, or several companions traveling together. It has its own private entrance, patio, full kitchen, and living room. The two bedrooms can provide sleeping for up to five guests. The second floor sleeping area is furnished with a king size bed and daybed. The first floor has queen size accommodations. Among the many amenities you will find are a gas fireplace, a cable television on each floor, stereo and wireless internet access. The kitchen has full cooking facilities, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster and microwave
The White Rose is an ideal accommodation for families coming to visit their students at one of the five colleges: Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, Smith College or the University of Massachusetts Amherst.