Hillside House Bed & Breakfast
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Hillside House is the perfect destination for people seeking a combination of rural tranquility and city vibrancy. Located in the Berkshire Hills and Connecticut River Valley, this contemporary and spacious home affords marvelous views of the surrounding countryside, yet it is only minutes from Northampton and Amherst.
Our bright and airy home sits on 7 acres and looks across rolling hills to Mt. Tom in the south and Mt. Toby in the north. In addition to its proximity to Amherst and Northampton - sometimes referred to as "Manhattan in the country" - it is adjacent to historic Deerfield and within minutes of a host of outdoor activities; cycling routes and hiking trails are nearby, as are golf and tennis facilities. In short, Hillside House offers country living with easy access to a full range of urban activities. Enjoy the swimming pool during the summer or lounge on the large deck and savor the view.
This rural setting, just east of the Berkshire Hills in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley, is only a 15-minute drive from Northampton, 25 minutes from Amherst center, and 10 minutes from historic Deerfield. The house is conveniently located 5 minutes from Interstate 91 and 25 minutes from the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Both guest rooms have private bathrooms. They are tastefully furnished with queen-size beds, are bright and airy, and each affords access to the swimming pool. The larger room offers a comfortable sitting area with sweeping views of the southern mountains.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Julia and Ed for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
They come to visit one of the colleges or prep schools in the area. Many come for a get-away weekend to the country from Boston or New York, 48% of whom are repeats.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
A modern home in a country setting, the views, the hospitality, good food. Many comments about how clean the place is!
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
A reason to come is to visit one of the five area colleges or several prep schools.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
It's like visiting old friends!
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
It's a beautiful place to explore the Pioneer Valley. The area offers numerous cultural events year-round and an eclectic choice of restaurants. For the outdoor enthusiast there are hiking trails in the numerous area parks, cycling, swimming, golf, tennis, bird watching, and cross-country skiing. There are art galleries, craft boutiques, antique shops and booksellers in the surrounding towns. The five colleges – Amherst, Smith, University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire College – sponsor many activities which are available to visitors. Historic Deerfield is ten minutes away and Northampton and Amherst a twenty minute drive. Concerts are regularly scheduled. Jacob's Pillow, Tanglewood, Mass MOCA, Williamstown Theatre, Clarke Art Institute, Shakespeare & Co., The Mount – Edith Wharton's home, Norman Rockwell Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, are all within driving distance.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The Blue Heron in Sunderland, Pizza Paradiso in Northampton, Book Mill in Montague, and Chez Albert in Amherst.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
An Explorer's Guide to The Berkshire Hills & Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts by Christina Tree & William Davis.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have two rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.
The historic Pioneer Valley offers numerous cultural events year-round, as well an eclectic choice of restaurants. For the outdoor enthusiast there is cycling, golf, cross-country skiing, tennis, bird-watching at the Quabbin Reservoir, or walks in the numerous area parks. Craft boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and booksellers abound in the surrounding towns. The Yankee Candle factory and historic Deerfield are just up the road. The many activities sponsored by the area's five colleges--Amherst, Smith, the University of Massachusetts, Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire College--are available to visitors as well. Concerts are regularly scheduled and Tanglewood and Jacobs Pillow are within driving distance. For more information and local listings, click on MassLive.com