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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018


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 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Suite @ Smith Homestead
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 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: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Country comfort close to everything you'll want to experience in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

Susan's suite in her family homestead was the perfect combo of luxury and bucolic surroundings! The bed was comfy and the bathroom luxuriously appointed. We enjoyed eating our delicious and bountiful "continental" breakfast each morning in the sitting area. With so many activities and dining options nearby it was easy to plan our days and we were always happy to return to our cozy suite on the farm! We would recommend to anyone interested in a stay in the Berkshires!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts and living quarters. Enjoyed playing with the dog! I passed by the house a couple of times... trust your GPS!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful stay in the country side!

  • 5 of 5

On top of a beautiful setting in the country Susan made us coffee and banana bread.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marc and Kate! I enjoyed meeting you both! You are welcome back anytime!
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Peace and quiet in the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Tom have a great place to share and are wonderful hosts. The room is clean, cozy, and filled with light. The breakfasts that Susan made were very good, with fresh baked goods and fresh fruit. And, we loved playing with their dog Beanie. If we have the chance we would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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not too far from the madding crowd

  • 5 of 5

we so enjoyed the country roads that brought us to the smith homestead and the two owners, tom and susan, and their border collie beanie. we felt so close to nature here, the night sky over tbe farm is magnificent. we are especially thankful to tom and susan for the fire pit visit with them we had on our last night there. good company. the suite was very comfortable and the breakfasts got our days off to a good start. we didn;t even think of eating until 3o'clock each day! 5 minutes to great barrington, 15 to lenox and maybe 30 to pittsfield in the middle of the day. thank you tom and susan for a lovely way to celebrate an occasion. we hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Great Barrington Airport
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
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Car: necessary

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Bizen • Restaurants • 17 Railroad Street

The best sushi and japanese food ever!

Great Finds Antique Center • Stores • 1840 North Main Street

I love to browse the booths in this place!

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Bookloft • Stores • 322 Stockbridge Road

A great independent bookstore, good browsing!

Guido's Fresh Marketplace • Groceries • 760 Main St

Fresh produce and great selections of unusual foods.

Berkshire Botanical Gardens • Other

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

Berkshire Theatre Group • Arts and Entertainment • 111 South Street

See great productions and performances at this special venue.

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Live theater is the best!

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Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.