Horace Kellogg Homestead Bed and Breakfast

459 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
Innkeeper(s): Susan & Stephen Mallett
  • Introduction

    Horace Kellogg Bed & Breakfast, new exterior


    Enjoy the relaxed hospitality of the Horace Kellogg Homestead, situated in the village of Amherst in the heart of the historic Pioneer Valley. The Kellogg House is a 179-year-old, fully restored farmhouse that offers the best of New England's charm, warmth, and comfort. We are listed in Amherst: A Guide to Its Architecture.

    The historic Horace Kellogg Homestead, built in 1828 by Horace Kellogg, was once a thriving agricultural endeavor in the Pioneer Valley of Central Massachusetts. Recently restored, the Kellogg Homestead offers distinctive and memorable overnight accommodations that are conveniently located near central Amherst and the Five College area. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast before setting out for your day, or linger for a while on the front sun porch. We invite you to come and enjoy your stay at the Horace Kellogg Homestead.

  • 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 Susan Mallett for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most of my business is from the 5 Colleges in this area, The Pioneer Valley. Amherst, UMASS, Mt Holyoke, Smith and Hampshire. Families come for a pre-college visit, mostly in the spring.  After that they are back in the summer to bring the students, fall for the Parent weekends and May for graduations. I also get business folks some who need a longer stay.

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

    Best known for location. We are unique because of the age of the house 1828 and the original features have been kept. The size, closeness to town, comfort, cozy, historical look.

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

    College visits, Emily Dickinson Homestead, Eric Carle Museum, the mountains, hiking, nature, quaint towns, close driving, bus or train distance to Boston and NYC, moving.

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

    "Home away from home!"

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Many people are amazed that there are over 30 B&B's in the Pioneer Valley.

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

    Hike to Norwotock Trail and all the other hiking trails, rent a bike, go to the art galleries on all the college campuses, tour Emily Dickinson, visit Eric Carle Museum, Springfield Museums, catch a movie at the independently owned Amherst Cinema, Amherst Coffee, eat at all the great restaurants in Amherst and Northampton, relax on the hammock in our back yard, sit on our screened in porch, sit by the fire in the living room, take a trip to Boston, stop in the books stores, meet with a realtor.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Downtown Amherst: restaurants, hiking on the Norwotock trail, Emily Dickinson, the outdoor farmers market in the summer, play parks for the kids, bus and train station.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Johnny's Tavern


    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Northampton Chamber of Commerce, maps to hiking trails from Amherst Conservation Department, Pioneer Valley Local First www.pvlocatfirst.org, Five College Area Bed and Breakfast Association for the non traditional accommodations www.fivecollegebb.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 2 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.  For pet boarding, we refer guests to 2 places:

    Valley Inn for Pets, locally owned www.valleyinnforpets.com/

    Recently opened, Pet Hotel www.pethotelhadley.com


  • Amenities

    Feel free to make yourself at home in the dining and living rooms. Play a game, or the piano, watch TV or a DVD or simply curl up by the fire with a good Dickinson poem.

    Bed & Breakfast accommodations include two private guestrooms on the second floor. The Judge's Room is a peaceful, private setting with a four-post mahogany queen-size bed, in-room Cable TV and DVD/VCR. The Almarina Room is a beautifully-furnished, sunny room with queen and single bed , in-room Cable TV and DVD/VCR and Free Wi-fi. The Dining Room is located on the first floor, adjacent to the screened sun porch.

    The Common Room

    Available to guests on the first floor for relaxing by the fireplace, watching TV or movies, reading, or enjoying board games.

    Horace Kellogg Bed & Breakfast, new exterior

    Horace Kellogg Homestead Bed and Breakfast, common room



  • Breakfast

    Horace Kellogg Homestead Bed and Breakfast, dining area

    Breakfast is served between 8 and 10 AM, time to be determined upon your arrival. Wake up to the wonderful smell of breakfast cooking as you make your way downstairs for a cup of fresh brewed coffee or tea. Start the morning with juice, homemade yogurt parfait with homemade granola, muffins or toast. For a lighter start, choose hot or cold cereal. For a heartier start, choose quiche, French toast casserole or Steve's famous Eggs Benedict. Vegetarian-friendly menu, meat optional. "Grab-N-Go" breakfast is available upon request (includes, juice, muffin, fruit and coffee). When you make your reservation, please note special requests. beverage bar.

    Self serve coffee and tea available for you and your guests. There is a small refrigerator in the dining room stocked with water, juice and soda for your convenience.

  • Links to Local Attractions

    Horace Kellogg Homestead Bed  &Breakfast, art

    The Emily Dickinson Homestead

    This Museum consists of two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts, home to the poet Emily Dickinson and her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Homestead was the birthplace and home of Emily Dickinson and the Evergreens, next door, was home to her brother Austin, his wife Susan, and their three children.

    Eric Carle Museum

    The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is to inspire, especially in children and their families, an appreciation for and an understanding of the art of the picture book. In fulfilling our mission, we aspire to build bridges to an appreciation of art of every kind and to provide an enriching, dynamic, and supportive context for the development of literacy. We deliver this mission by collecting, presenting and celebrating the art of the picture book from around the world and by providing interactive experiences and programs that are engaging and educational.

    Historic Deerfield

    Situated on a 330-year-old, mile long street, Historic Deerfield preserves and interprets the architecture, artifacts and lifestyle of a prosperous early New England town. The extraordinary houses with their antique furnishings, along with the exhibition galleries and collections, comprise some of the finest examples of publicly available Americana in the United States. Read More.

    Hiking on the Robert Frost Trail

    The Robert Frost Trail meanders 40 miles from Amherst northwards to Montague, passing over Mt. Orient, Pulpit Hill, Long Mountain, Rattlesnake Knob, and Mt. Toby, and ending in Wendell State Forest. The trail intersects many area roads, making hikes of any length are feasible, and the terrain is welcoming to both experienced and beginning hikers.

    Amherst Farmers’ Market

    You will find the market at the Commons in downtown Amherst. It's open through the three seasons: spring, summer and fall, with fresh produce, flowers, bread and friendly people.

    Indoors in the winter at the Amherst Regional Junior High.

    Amherst Downtown

    The Yankee Candle Company The leading designer, manufacturer, retailer and wholesaler of premium scented candles in the U.S. Since 1969, the company has offered distinctive products and marketed them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. This is where it began in 1969 when teenager Mike Kittredge made his first candle with melted crayons - a Christmas gift for his mother.

    Some of the many restaurants downtown include

    • The Amherst Brewing Company
    • The Monkey Bar
    • Bueno Y Sano
    • Rao's Coffee
    • The Lone Wolf
    • The Black Sheep
    • Judie's Restaurant

    There are many shops and boutiques that offer unique crafts, gifts, and clothing

    • Jones Public Library
    • Amherst Books
    • Montague Mill
    • National Yiddish Book Center
    • Hampshire Bicycle Exchange
    • Norwottuck Rail Trail
    • Amherst Media 

    And at day's end

    • Elements Hot Tub and Spa
    • The Hadley Yoga Studio
    • Yoga Studio Amherst
    • Planet Fitness

    For more information and web sites links to all of the above attractions, please visit our attractions page at http://www.kellogghomestead.com/links.html.

  • Guest Comments

    Horace Kellogg Homestead Bed & Breakfast, dining room

    "Thank you so much for making our time in the 5 College area so relaxing and enjoyable. You have a lovely home and a very warm way of making people feel Welcome. I shall look forward to returning to Horace Kellogg Homestead when I visit Mt. Holyoke College again.entrance"

    Sophie Yohani Parkins - Edmondton, Alberta, Canada

    "Here for the first time-what a lovely house. I enjoyed my stay and the chance to share some of my enthusiasm for the literary legacy of Emily Dickinson!" ~Walter Powell - Gettysburg, PA

    "My 17 year old daughter exclaimed, "This is how I want my bedroom to look!" upon entering the Almarina Room. What a lovely room with food for our eyes and souls. The beds and linens were heavenly. Thank you for your warmth and hospitality". ~ Cathy and Emily Schuster - Novato, CA

    "Dear Susan and Steve, You have given us four years of happy memories and we are very grateful. This isn't really a "good-bye" because I expect we'll be back! Best Wishes and Thanks for Everything." ~Leslie and Merrill Glustrom - Boulder, CO.

    "Thanks again for another lovely visit. See you in May!" ~Alex - San Francisco, CA

    "So good to see you,again,Sue and Steve. Enjoyed my stay as usual. Look forward to coming back to see new changes." ~Jill, CT

    "Very comfortable and friendly lodging. Thank you for all the valuable information." ~Bill, Judy and Sannti - Homer, Alaska

    "Wish I could stay longer and relax more into this lovely environment! It has been a treat for me~ever so short!" ~ Teresa - Gorham, ME