Lovely inn in a sweet New England town in the foothills of the Berkshires. Full breakfast at Elmer's Store, our 1835 restaurant across the street, serving local, from-scratch food. Stay someplace you didn't know existed anymore (with great pancakes.)
Ashfield is a tiny town (1500 residents) in Western Massachusetts - yet has always been known for its artists, writers, educators and philosophers. Our inn was built when George Washington was still in office and one of its earliest residents was Dr. Knowlton, who wrote the first pamphlet in the US on birth control (and was then jailed for it.) And the residents are no less interesting today!
Accès des voyageurs
We have no television, but we do have wireless internet. Cell phones don't work in the entire town, so it's an excellent place to retreat and really retreat. We do have a house phone with free long-distance if you'd like to connect with the outside world. Nearby are hiking trails, mountains, Ashfield Lake (good for swimming in summer and skating in winter,) Elmer's Store (where you have breakfast and other interesting hang-out time,) a very cool hardware store (old wooden floors, anything practical and practically anything - including ice cream cones) and more. For dinner in town there's Elmer's Store on Friday nights and the Ashfield Lakehouse for the rest of the week. It's a pretty cool little town. ---And our chef at Elmer's is from New Orleans and baby, can he cook!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Our innkeeper, Michael Hulburt is always available, always fun, entertaining (if you like interaction) or plenty busy with other things if you don't.
Please be quiet in the evening. This is New England and these folks are quiet.
Don't even consider smoking.
We do allow some pets, but need you to let us know before you come what pet you're bringing. We really like it if your pet has a crate and we don't want your pet sleeping on (or in) the bed. We don't think that you are an irresponsible pet owner, but those other people might be and so that's who we're writing to here. Thanks