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Luxury Suite @ Smith Homestead

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Smith Homestead in Alford, Massachusetts has been in our family for well over two hundred years and was once a dairy farm. We are located in one of the nicest settings in the Berkshires, with over 25 acres of fields and woods, and the crystal clear Alford Brook running through. We provide accommodations for single or double occupancy in our East Room suite, composed of a sitting room with fireplace, a spacious bedroom and a luxurious spa bath. We have wireless internet access. We offer a light breakfast of coffee, tea, along with fresh seasonal fruits with yogurt and or granola, fresh croissants and bread.

Take hikes through our fields and woods. Look for wildlife. The bird watching is great, I love to see the bluebirds especially. We are minutes away from Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Kripalu, and many other Berkshire attractions. Great restaurants are nearby in the surrounding area.

Come stay with us, relax in the quiet, the calm, the babbling brook. We are sure you will be pleased!

More Details

Susan Struzziero
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Alford in Berkshire County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Suite @ Smith Homestead
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Wonderfully friendly hosts, idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Susan and Tom's place in Alford, on our trip to the Berkshires to spend some time at Tanglewood. The guest room with its own new bath is very private and comfortable. Susan provides a delicious breakfast and their dog Beanie is a delight, always willing to play fetch with you or show you the scenery just out the door. We had very nice conversations with both Susan and Tom and they are truly accommodating and experienced hosts, eager to tell you about nearby sites and trails or talk about any other subject. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anthony! You two are delightful and we enjoyed hosting you! Come back anytime! Susan and Tom
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  • 5 of 5

Tom and Susan were great hosts

Breakfast was delicious

Beanie the dog quite playful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Maureen and Sulu. We enjoyed your stay with us! Beanie is still waiting at your door in the morning! Susan
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5 star gem you won't be disapointed

  • 5 of 5

Our short stay at the Smith luxury suite was fabulous. The accommodations were 5 stars. The location is centrally located where attractions and New York and Vermont were short scenic drives.

Susan and Tom and their daughter Julia are delightful, we enjoyed spending some time with them it was like we were with family.

Breakfast served was great, scones and muffins freshly made, served with fresh fruit a nice start to the day.

And lastly Beanie their border collie, being a dog lover I enjoyed playing with him. Waking up and going outside for fresh air and to be greeted by this energetic dog with stick or ball ready to play still brings a smile to our faces.

If you are looking for a great place to get away from it all you will not be disappointed a 5 star gem in the Berkshire's.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! When are you coming back? Beanie is waiting! Susan
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Cozy room with great breakfast

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Susan and Tom's for Presidents Day weekend. It was a last minute booking as we got last minute lift tickets to Catamount ski mountain. It was a perfect stay for us in a quiet area of the Berkshires. The jacuzzi tub was AMAZING after a long day of skiing (the air jets are great). The bathroom was lovely and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was delightful, delivered fresh to our door in a basket with coffee, juice, and milk in mason jars, fresh fruit, and freshly baked scones and muffins. It was my favorite part of the stay. Susan and Tom were very nice and had great suggestions for resturaunts and other things to do in the area. I would highly recommend staying here.

PS- My husband had a great time playing with their dog, Beannie! A friendly pup who is very skilled with a ball!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please come back anytime! Beanie is always ready to play!! Susan
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Comfortable base in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

A spacious and well-appointed bedroom and bath in the countryside just north of the beautiful town of Great Barrington. The warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts provided by the hosts add to the charm. Overall an excellent value.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you!! Please visit again anytime!! Susan
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Relaxing stay with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The Smith Homestead is a lovely gem tucked away on a beautiful piece of land in the Berkshires. Susan and Tom were very welcoming hosts and the suite was perfectly comfortable (especially the Jacuzzi tub!) and exactly as shown in pictures. We were in a great location to seeing all of the local attractions, while still feeling private. As previously stated, Susan's breakfasts each morning were a wonderful treat. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Susan and Tom for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kim and Trevor, you were great guests! We will happily share our bit of the Berkshires with you again anytime!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Great Barrington Airport
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Butternut, Catamount
Car: necessary

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A great independent bookstore, good browsing!

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Fresh produce and great selections of unusual foods.

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A wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the gardens, sculptures and the Berkshires.

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Live theater is the best!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Alford, Massachusetts

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

The suite accommodates two persons only, no pets are allowed, there is not kitchen access, and smoking is not allowed on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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