The Knoll Bed & Breakfast

230 N. Main Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01062
Innkeeper(s): Leona (Lee) Lesko
  • Introduction

    The Knoll Bed & Breakfast - Northampton, Massachusetts

    The Knoll Bed & Breakfast,a house designed by an architect named Putnam. It is of English Tudor design built in 1910. We have 17 acres of farmland and forest and the house is set back from MA Highway 9. There is a large circular driveway that leads up to the front entrance and there is an acre of lawn in front of the house.

    Within a few minutes of driving time from The Knoll you can reach any of the five colleges located in western Massachusetts. These colleges are Smith,Amherst,Mt. Holyoke,University of Massachusetts, and Hampshire. Bradley Field in the Hartford Springfield area is a major airport south of The Knoll and is an hours-driving time away. Logan airport in Boston is two hours away and Kennedy and LaGuardia in New York are three hours of driving time.

    The Knoll Bed & Breakfast has been in operation since 1982.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Leona and Edgar Lesko for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Reasons for stay: College visits, attending Bar Mitzvahs, and both family and college reunions.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Best known for clean quiet accommodations at a reasonable rate, unique because of location in a residential area yet a farm setting

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Visit relatives who have just moved to town.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "Wow! Your home is beautiful"

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Beautiful area, which is called paradise city.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    No Comment.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Look Park, a public park with picnic tables, an outdoor theater and well-manicured grounds.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    East Side Grille

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Northampton Chamber of Commerce

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have four rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets; a pet hotel in Hadley, MA is about 5 miles away.

  • Rooms & Amenities

    The Knoll Bed & Breakfast - Northampton, Massachusetts

    The Knoll Bed & Breakfast is located near Smith, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, the University of Massachusetts; and the preperatory schools of Deerfield Academy and Williston/Northampton.

    Beautiful Look Park with it's well landscaped grounds, walking and jogging paths, miniature golf and tennis courts, and small boat rentals, is a five minute walk from The Knoll.

    Upon arrival guests will be greeted in the large hallway with its open staircase leading to the guest rooms on the second floor. The wood floors throughout the house are covered with many beautiful Oriental rugs.

    Guests are welcomed to use the large living room with its fireplace and cable TV. Adjacent to the living room is the library where guests may relax and read.

    Four bedrooms, one with twin beds, two with queen beds and one room with a double bed.

    Rates are $95 per room. Only non smokers are accepted as guests.Plenty of parking space is available.

    A continental breakfast is provided for our guests in the dining room from 8-9AM. The breakfast consists of juice, fruit, cereals, muffins, coffee or tea. Our delicious homemade strawberry jam is a special treat.

  • How to Find Us

    The Knoll Bed & Breakfast-Dining Table

    1. Take exit 18 off of I-91
    2. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 5 North to Northampton
    3. One mile from the exit you will arrive at the lights at Northampton Center
    4. Once at the lights, turn left, this will bring you onto Route 9 - Main Street
    5. Continue on Route 9 for 3 1/2 miles to the second set of lights which is Florence Center
    6. Go through the lights and continue on Route 9 for another .6 of a mile. We are located on the left side
    7. Look for a large house set back off of the road with a circular driveway and an aluminum flagpole in the front
    8. Our driveway entrance is opposite a forty MPH speed limit sign
    9. Please drive up to the front door for registering