The Knoll Bed and Breakfast, a spacious
12-room home of Country Tudor design, was built in 1910 on a
knoll next to a small river in the area of Massachusetts known
as the Five College / Pioneer Valley.
Seventeen acres of surrounding farmland and
forest provide a sense of pastoral peace. The home is located
in the Florence residential section of Northampton in the Five
Colleges Region of Western Massachusetts.
The old home's turn-of-the-century
character is defined by hardwood floors, beautiful Oriental
rugs, and a majestic open staircase leading to the four bright
and airy guest rooms upstairs. A large living room and
adjoining library offer guests a place to relax downstairs.
The living room is appointed with a fireplace and cable
television, and the library offers several comfortable nooks
for those who like to get lost in a good book.
Guest accommodations consist of four rooms.
One guest room has twin beds, two rooms have queen beds, and
one room has a double bed. When all four rooms are occupied,
guests share two baths -- one with a large cast-iron tub and
another with a claw-footed tub and add-on shower. All four
rooms have ample closet space, and during the summer, guests
enjoy New England-fresh, sun-dried bed linens. Wireless
Internet is available to all guests.
A continental breakfast is provided for
guest enjoyment in the formal dining room from 8:00 am - 9:00
am. The breakfast consists of juice, fruit, a choice of
cereals or muffins with coffee or tea. The Inn's delicious
homemade strawberry jam is a special treat.
After breakfast, you can take a stroll
across the beautifully landscaped grounds of Look Park, which
is within walking distance of the bed and breakfast. In
addition to its myriad walking and jogging paths, the park
boasts a miniature golf course, picnic grounds, playgrounds,
and tennis courts.
With its location in the Five Colleges
Region, The Knoll is ideal for prospective students or
visiting families. Smith College, Amherst College, University
of Massachusetts, Mt. Holyoke College, and Hampshire College
are all within minutes of the Inn.
Bradley Field, an airport in the
Hartford-Springfield area, is just an hour to the south, and
Logan Airport in Boston is only two hours away. For those
flying into Kennedy or La Guardia in New York City, a scenic
three-hour New England drive will bring you to The Knoll.
For a fun-filled day, you may want to plan
a trip to the nearby Six Flags amusement park. Historic
Deerfield, only twelve miles away, also makes for an
interesting side trip.