STARlIGHT LLAMA

The Solar Bed and Breakfast

(413) 584-1703

Energy supplied by Earth's own star, the Sun, only 7 Light Minutes away. 

See Starlight Llama featured in the Boston Globe. Email to us to book your room today! starlightllama@gmail.com

"When they lie down at night, most travelers off the beaten path hope for little more than a warm bed and a hot breakfast at a pleasant bend in the road. Read more...

See our guests' comments on TripAdvisor:

"Absolutely loved my stay here and hope to return.”

“...quiet, well-appointed, had delicious hot breakfast, and warm hosts- will return!” Read more on TripAdvisor.com

 

 

Our Rooms and Fees

  • Rooms
  • Fees
  • Breakfast
  • Pets
  • Power & Air Conditioning

Starlight Lllama large room

What do you look for in a room? Quiet, comfort, great view, and simple, quality amenities? Tops on most of our list is a sense that someone cared. We do, and our rooms show it by being clean, uncluttered and well appointed with simple, lovely features and original art.

Cannot live without checking your email? Check here. Our free internet is " country style" bandwidth and prohibits watching videos or YouTube, but you can web surf dinner options or see what time that show starts.

Prefer your own bath? When we built Starlight Llama Solar Bed and Breakfast in 2000, we planned it so all three of our rooms would have their own bathrooms. Two of our rooms have their own private baths ensuite and their own entrance. Our third and largest room has its own private bathroom located directly across the hall.

Rooms have a single queen-sized bed that can accommodate one or two people. Children over 12 years of age are welcome, but may need their own room. Please call to discuss younger children. We have one cot available, and charge $20 per extra person.

The Rooms

The White Room:

The White Room has its own bath ensuite. Sitting at the desk, you will look out onto the east pasture where the llamas like to hang out in summer (llama Satori is visible in the photo at right). Beyond that is the woods. The rear window overlooks our backyard, and you will see the emus and the chickens, as well as our smallest pasture. The art in this room includes work by artists from Oaxaca, Mexico, Cornwall, England, and Western Massachusetts. This is our most popular room. It is the coolest room in the house in summer as it sits at the back, away from the sun, and it is the best room to hear the emus drum.

The Pink Room:

Really, this is a 'Santa Fe red' room and is a mirror image to the White Room. This room has its own bath in the room (ensuite). Sitting at the spinette (an antique desk that once housed a harpsicord) you will look out onto the east pasture and will see how we nestled the house into the woods. The front window overlooks the gazebo (Dee's favorite place to sit with coffee and laptop), and the small front pasture, created so guests could most easily see or feed the llamas. This room gets the first morning sun. The art in this room includes work by Dee and artists from Western Massachusetts.

The Lavender Room:

The Lavender Room, or Inside room as we call it, is located off the kitchen. It is the largest of the three and was recently painted a lovely 'amethyst' or rich lavender. Its bathroom is located directly across the hall and is also the largest. The room has a single queen sized bed, a lovely Arts & Crafts table, relaxing chair, Shaker-reproduction cabinet built by John, and small tables owned by and possibly made by John's grandfather. This room is our choice for people who are slightly chemical sensitive.

The window looks out onto our backyard, and you can see the emus and the woods that shield us from the road. The art in this room includes Japanese woodblock prints and watercolors painted by Chinese artist Xu De, who lives in Western Massachusetts. Included is a special painting, a gift from Xu to commemorate the birth of our son who waStarlightllama Bed and breakfast Room Photos born in the Year of the Rooster. At left the Lavender Room prior to new paint.

 

How to Reserve a Room

Please email us at starlightllama@gmail.com or call us at 413-584-1703 (let it ring...). If you send an email we aim to be in touch within 24 hours.Our Room.. If you need to hear back sooner, please call. We will ask for a credit card to hold the room(s) and will also ask if you have any food allergies. We can easily accomodate vegans, vegetarians, gluten free or dairy free diets.

Smoke-Free

Starlight Llama is smoke-free in the building and grounds. 

A $250 fee will be charged if the room or bed smells of cigarettes or if there is damage beyond regular wear and tear. 


White Room

We welcome your reservations by email starlightllama@gmail.com or by phone at 413-584-1703. We will ask for a credit card, expiration date, code on reverse, zip code, and if you have any food allergies, and we also like to set an arrival time so we can be here to greet you.

Room fees are $115 per night and include a full vegetarian breakfast. Rooms fit a queen-sized bed and 2 people, but any extra person (we have one cot) are charged $20.

Weekdays check in is after 5:00 p.m. or as arranged. 

Check-out is 11 a.m.

Reservations require a 50% deposit.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations in advance of 2 weeks will be credited. Cancellations within 2 weeks of your reservation will be charged 50% per night which we will credit to you during a future visit (maximum refund is one night per night charged.) If we fill the room we will refund you. Cancellations within one week will be fully charged.

Graduation Only: Graduation weekends are important events in Northampton and parents are encouraged to schedule their reservation a year in advance (make your dinner reservations as well!). As a result, we are following the policies of our peers and require a 6-month cancellation for a refund. If you cancel within six months, and if we fill the rooms, we will refund your deposit, if not, you will be charged the full rate. Cancellations in the final two weeks before graduation will be charged the full amount regardless of whether we fill the room or not.

Holidays, weekends spring through fall, and graduations require a two-night minimum. (We will make an exception if you are traveling here from out of the country.) 

We LOVE breakfast!

Breakfast at Starlight Llama is all vegetarian. We start each home-style breakfast with granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, and fresh coffee or your choice of herbal or English teas, and then we add a warm dish. Our menu varies with the season: in winter and fall we serve baked eggs, baked oatmeal, pumpkin pancakes, Swedish oatmeal pancakes, cider French toast, lemon crepes, or other warm dishes.

Breakfast is generally served at 9:00 a.m., however if your schedule, wedding party or your class requires an earlier time, we are happy to work with you. We have a Keurig so you can help yourself to fresh coffee, tea or hot cocoa whenever you want.

In summer and spring we feature fresh seasonal foods from our organic gardens and eggs from our own free-range hens. Depending upon what is in the garden, summer breakfast may include eggs Florentine or eggs with fresh basil and grilled tomatoes, lemon poppy-seed pancakes, zucchini crepes, or other garden-inspired creations.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies when you make your reservation. We view can easily accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free diets. Your host is allergic to wheat, so we 'get it'.

 

Peacocks

For the safety and pleasure of all, no pets are allowed. If you miss your pets, we invite you to visit ours.

Feel free to photograph the farm animals from outside the gates. If you get fun photos, send them to us, we will post them here AND give you credit.


 

Solar power is a wonderful thing and we feel like we are doing our part to address climate change, but it does require some sacrifices as we use power stored our batteries over night. As a result we do not have TV’s or air conditioning in the rStarlightllama Bed and Breakfastooms, but we do offer fans which keep the rooms comfortable. Our country location is 5 degrees cooler that in town, and we keep the house cool the old-fashioned way; we close windows in the morning to capture cool air, and we keep the blinds closed until later in the day to keep the heat out.

We can explain how we manage to keep our power usage to 4 kilowatts a day, even with extra guests, and we are always interested in hearing how you conserve power.

One more thing: We have a small gas-powered fridge and are happy to make space for insulin or a few special needs items but tiny but super-efficient fridge cannot accommodate leftovers or foods you may wish to bring for family picnics or large gatherings. Please ask us if you have any questions.