Poetry Ridge Bed and Breakfast
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Welcome to Poetry Ridge Bed And Breakfast in Greenfield, Massachusettes.
We are located on the Mohawk Trail on the basalt ridge above the Connecticut River. We are convenient to The Berkshires, Vermont skiing, Historic Deerfield, Yankee Candle, The Five College Area, hiking, boating, rafting, and fishing.
Poetry Ridge B and B is a great location for weddings, corporate retreats, and special events.
Come stay with us and release the pent-up sonnets from your Inner Shakespeare! Enjoy the ambience of this historic home which was built from 1910 to 1912 using rock quarried from the site for the massive foundation, the billiard room, and the seven fireplaces. You'll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the forest with layers of hills receding in the distance across the Connecticut River. Decompress from your busy world on eleven private acres of wooded hillsides with trails leading to Poet's Seat Tower.
In our travels, Bed and Breakfasts have been our favorite form of accommodation. When you stay with us at the Poetry Ridge, we are certain that you will feel the same way. We look forward to meeting you and to sharing our home with you.
Our B&B has six bedrooms with private baths and showers. For your convenience, wireless G DSL is available in all rooms. In season rates $125 - $295 includes breakfast. There are two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds, private baths, and large decks offering expansive views - both with working fireplaces, plus daybed/trundle - sleeps 2 extra.
The four queen bedrooms have private baths, one with a working fireplace, one small 2 room suite. The servants' quarters have been remodeled into 2 cozy queen rooms with private bathrooms. In one queen, the small sitting room has a small couch which folds out to a bed, folding doors add privacy, and the bath has a shower rather than tub.
Greenfield is located on the Deerfield River where Route 2 intersects I-91, the north-south highway through New England. Route 2 is a primary connector from Boston to New York State making this a most attractive central point in Western Massachusetts. I-91 gives Greenfield ready access to New York City and Canada, and Route 2 offers a byway into Boston to the east and Albany, New York to the west. Greenfield is also well served by rail via the Springfield Terminal Railway and the Central Vermont Railway. It is in the center of a circle of small cities that include Brattleboro in Vermont, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Leominster and Fitchburg in Massachusetts, and Keene in New Hampshire.
Immediately to its south is the historic town of Deerfield and further south are the communities of Northampton and Amherst and the surrounding five colleges: Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. To the east is the Quabbin resevoir, to the west are the Berkshire Mountains, and to the north are the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Among Greenfield's many attractions are:
Poets Seat Tower Park a 1912 sandstone lookout tower named after a long tradition of poets being drawn to the spot.
Greenfield Energy Park Truly a park - a place to relax, stroll along tree-lined paths, see energy demonstrations, and play on the kid's train.
Historical Society of Greenfield is housed in a Victorian Mansion on the corner of Church and Union Streets. There are 15 display closets, some of them lighted, plus five rooms of exhibits and a research library.
Covered Bridge a 95-foot structure spanning the Green River in an area called the "Pumping Station." It was built in 1972 to replace a 100-year old covered bridge that was burned by vandals. The area is a popular spot for swimming and fishing.
Artspace Community Arts Center known for exhibits in its Art Space Gallery, arts-in-education programs and detail-rich resource and information base for artists, residents and visitors to the region.
Stoneleigh Burnham School features the Geissler Gallery, which exhibits art work of students and guest artists throughout the school year. The school also hosts equestrian events.
Pioneer Valley Symphony and Chorus was founded in 1939 and is among the oldest symphony orchestras in the country. In addition to presenting symphonic and choral music, the PVS provides local musicians, both choral and orchestral, the opportunity to play under professional direction.
How to Find Us
From the South
- Take exit 27 off I-91
- Bear right onto Hwy 5-10
- Then turn right at the end of the exit onto South 5-10
From Hwy 2 East or West
- Take Hwy 5-10 South at Greenfield just east of I-91 in western Massachusetts
- Once on Hwy 5-10, at the first stop light take a Left onto Silver Street and go to the end
- Turn left onto High Street (2A)
- Take an immediate hard right onto Stone Farm Lane
- Then take the first driveway to the right onto Stone Ridge Lane 500 feet up hill into the woods
- Bear left along the wooden rail fence to the house