Poetry Ridge Bed and Breakfast
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Welcome to Poetry Ridge Bed And Breakfast in Greenfield, Massachusettes.
Come stay with us and release the pent-up sonnets from your Inner Shakespeare! Enjoy the ambience of this historic home which was built in1910 on "Rocky Mountain" 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 Valley. Decompress from your busy world on eleven private acres of wooded hillsides leading to miles of trails to Poet's Seat Tower and beyond.
Poetry Ridge B and B is a great location for romantic getaways, family visits & reunions, also small weddings, corporate retreats, and special events.
We are convenient to The Berkshires, Vermont skiing, Historic Deerfield, Yankee and Kringle Candle, The Five College Area, 5 private prep schools, and losts of outdoor activities.
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 is available in all rooms. In season rates $165 - $295 includes breakfast. Off season rates, run from $165- $195. Extra single beds are available in a few rooms for $45 each. Rates vary with season, special events and holidays.
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. 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.
The first floor with its dinning area, living room, kitchen facilities, 2 glassed in porches, billiard room with fireplace, outdoor patio, upper and lower lawns are available for gatherings.
Greenfield is located on the Connecticut River where Route 2 intersects I-91 a dozen miles from the New Hampshire & Vermont borders. I-91is the north-south highway through New England giving gives Greenfield ready access to New York City and Canada. Route 2 is a primary connector from Boston to Albany and Up-State New York making this a most attractive central point in Western Massachusetts. Greenfield is also served by rail with daily service to New York City and Vermont. 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.
Nearby attractions include Historic Deerfield, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservancy, Yankee candle Flagship store, and Kringle Candle. Further south are the communities of Northampton and Amherst and the five colleges: Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts. Local private schools include Deerfield Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon, Stoneleigh-Burnham, Eaglebrook, and Bement. To the east is the Quabbin resevoir, to the west are the Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers and the Glacial Potholes. Also to the west are the many attractions of 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.
Several highly-rated restaurants are found here.
Cross-country and downhill skiing, snow-shoeing, biking trails, kayaking, whitewater rafting, Mountain Coaster, and ziplines are nearby.
The annual Green River Music Festival hosts dozens of bands and hot air balloon rides for the ten thousand music fans fortunate enough to get tickets.
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.
The recently refurbished Covered Bridge a 95-foot structure spanning the Green River was built in 1972 to replace a 100-year old covered bridge. The area is a popular spot for swimming and fishing.
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 North or South on I-91
- Take exit 27 off I-91
- Bear right onto Hwy 5-10 exit
- Then turn right at the end of the exit onto South 5-10
- Turn left at the first light onto Silver Street and drive to the end
- Turn left on French King (High street, 2A) then an immediate hard right onto Stone Farm Lane
- Take the first driveway on the right onto Stone Ridge Lane and go 500 feet up into the woods bearing left along the rail fence to the large white house
From The East on Route 2
- As you are entering Greenfield there will be a stop light with an Exit for 2A also called French King Hwy, take this left
- A short block before the 2nd light along French King take a left at the chain link fence onto Stone Farm Lane. (At this turn there is a Rebath store on the right)
- Then take the first driveway to the right onto Stone Ridge Lane. drive 500 feet up hill into the woods
- Bear left along the wooden rail fence to the large white house