We live in an antique, Colonial house dating from 1804, on a quiet, rural road surrounded by fields, old stone walls & forest. The surrounding area offers bucolic New England scenery featuring hiking/biking trails, fishing, organic farms, & country stores. The room is private & offers sanctuary to enjoy a complimentary cup of tea. There is a new queen bed and flat screen t.v. (w/ Netflix) & a host of dvds & books to read. Enjoy a hot shower or whirlpool in spacious semi-private bathroom.
We live in a beautiful, antique Colonial Farmhouse dating from 1804, with land surrounded by old stone walls. The room you will be staying in has a queen bed, smart t.v. with Netflix/Amazon, cable TV, DVD player, wi-fi service and A/C. We have refrigerator space if you need to store something, and you can use our washer/dryer. Guests would also be welcome to cook in our kitchen. The per-night price is for the room only.
You are welcome to explore our 10 acres of land (field and forest, with lots of granite ledge). There is a lot of wildlife here which you might see (bears, hawks, resident porcupine, wild turkeys, moose, foxes, bobcats... and even mountain lions have been spotted). There are lovely places to drive, walk, bike, fish & hike that we can direct you to, around the picturesque Quabbin Reservoir Watershed. You will find the surrounding towns to be lovely and there is a wonderful farmer's market on the Barre Common. Barre is also know for the world-renowned Insight Meditation Society (IMS) where residents can sit in on Dharma/Meditation talks. We are just south of Route 2, off Route 122, about 90 minutes west of Boston/Cambridge, and 50 minutes east of Amherst.
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We will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable and to respect your privacy and need for tranquility. We are happy to answer questions, provide resources and direct you to interesting destinations. Depending on the time of your stay, we would likely be around most of the time if you have questions.
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For dinner options, there is an excellent gourmet restaurant called Picasso's in town. There are also several pizza places in town. There is also a Micro-Brewery/BBQ/ice cream place 5 minutes away called Carter Stevens. A seafood place, High Tides, has opened up just around the corner. For breakfast & lunch, right in the center of Barre is Becky's Bistro (7 minutes away). In the other direction towards Petersham is 'Quabbin Woods. One of our favorite places to go is the Petersham Country store (8 minutes drive). It is an old fashioned country store selling delicious baked goods, organic products and great gifts. The Rose 32 Cafe is a sensational bakery about 20 minutes away which also serves breakfast & lunch items.
- There is no smoking anywhere in the house at all. Guests can smoke outside if need be. Guests are welcome to bring beer & wine however we ask guests to understand that we do have a child and that this is not a place to have a rowdy time. We do have a 1 year old dog 'Juno' who is very friendly and energetic. We also have a 7 year old. Neither will be in or around the guest room. The guest room is on the 3rd floor remote from the rest of the house. People who have stayed with us report feeling well rested and they appreciate the quiet.
- Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
- Guests may not invite others without asking host first.