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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!
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!
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.
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!
Sweet, comfortable, quiet, private, warm tasty breakfast pastries, wonderful walks, a wading brook, and great views. We chose to be away from the crowd for back to back concerts at Tanglewood, and chose the Smith Homestead from the pictures on the website. All was as pictured and described. Susan and Tom were congenial, helpful hosts for a wonderful anniversary get away weekend.
The description was spot on, all was clean and welcoming with gorgeous Country Curtain linens and draperies. We had a fun lunch at the Brewery in Great Barrington, and did a couple of carry-in picnics to concerts the rest of the weekend. Susan's breakfasts hand-delivered in a big 'ol basket really were a special touch. The night sky from your doorway is beyond words.
We will definitely share this with friends and family, and look forward to going back!
What a pleasure to stay with Susan and Tom in their beautiful suite in Alford. This is a great alternative to the very busy hustle and bustle of a hotel in the area, especially during peak season. The private suite has all of the amenities you would need, including wi-fi and tv, a great bathroom, and the little things that matter like lots of outlets, and a very comfy bed. Susan delivered muffins and coffee in the morning, and,even offered to let me use their land line (Cell service in the area is very spotty)
Do be aware that this is the only suite on the property, but I felt perfectly safe and comfortable for the two days I spent there.
I look forward to visiting again on my next visit to the area.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Smith Homestead. Susan is pleasant, helpful, and a wonderful cook. Our continental breakfast included coffee, fruit, juice, and something home baked each day. The room is very comfortable as well. The location is about 15 minutes from Stockbridge (Norman Rockwell and Jonathan Edwards sites). It is also about 20 minutes to Tanglewood and we took in three concerts during our stay.
Brookside Quiltworks • Stores
Beautiful quilt shop and gallery space.
Lee Premium Outlets • Stores • 17 Prime Outlets Boulevard
Lots of great stores, easy parking.
Catamount Ski area • Other • 2962 State HWY 23
Great local skiing - you can see the mountain from our hill. A short 15 minute drive.
Ski Butternut • Other • 380 State Road
Great local ski area. A short 15 minute drive.
Jacob's Pillow Dance • Arts and Entertainment • 358 George Carter Rd
The Dream Away Lodge • Restaurants • 1342 County Road
An eclectic and homey restaurant with great music. The location is beautiful!
Fuel Coffee Shop • Coffee • 286 Main Street
Great local coffee shop - snacks and lunches, too. Free Wifi.
Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount • Other • 2 Plunkett Street
Beautiful, historic home and grounds.
Bash Bish Falls • Other
Great area for easy hikes - cool in the summer!
The Triplex Cinema • Other • 70 Railroad Street
Great local movie theater, convenient to restaurants, parking.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center • Arts and Entertainment • 14 Castle Street
Beautifully restored theater - live entertainment, movies, HD Metropolitan Opera.
Gypsy Joynt • Restaurants • 293 Main Street
Warm and friendly meeting place for food, coffee, music (open mic night is Wednesday).
Baba Louie's • Restaurants • 286 Main Street
Great pizza, salads and pasta dishes!
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!
Berkshire South Regional Community Center • Other • 15 Crissey Street
Great place to take a fitness class, use the weight machines or treadmills, swim laps, enjoy the sauna.
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.
Shakespeare & Company • Arts and Entertainment • 70 Kemble Street
Live theater is the best!
Norman Rockwell Museum • Arts and Entertainment • 9 Glendale Road
See famous Norman Rockwell paintings and special exhibits at a beautifully sited museum.
Tanglewood Musical Center • Arts and Entertainment • 297 West Street
The summer home of the world famous Boston Symphony Orchestra is a wonderful venue for music, picnicing, and relaxing under the stars.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
The suite accommodates two persons only, no pets are allowed, there is not kitchen access, and smoking is not allowed on the property.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.