What do you look for in a room? Quiet, Comfort, great view, and simple, quality amenities? Tops of 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.
Rooms include: a single queen-sized bed that can accommodate one or two people. 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 room has its own private bathroom located directly across the hall and is located more deeply "inside" the house, just off of the kitchen.
Our solar powered house is 100% off the grid. In the winter you control your own heat, and in summer, we cool our house the old-fashioned way, by opening windows at night to catch the cold air, closing them in the morning, and using fans as needed in between. Our remote location helps us stay much cooler than in Northampton, and we find that as soon as the sun goes down, the house cools quickly.
Room fees: are $115 per night and include a full vegetarian breakfast that includes fruit, yogurt, granola, and dishes made from eggs from our own hens and vegetables from our gardens. Rooms have a single queen-sized bed and fit 2 people, but any extra person (we have one cot) is charged $20. Please note that we are a smoke free facility both indoors, on the grounds, and in the woods. A fee of $250 will be charged if there is an odor of smoke or more if there is damage.
About Children/Pets: Children over 12 years of age are welcome, but may need their own room. We are sorry, but for safety and in consideration of our other guests, we do not accept infants or young children. We cannot accommodate your pets.
Farm rules: For safety, DO NOT open any gates or climb over fences. The animals have gotten out and have gone into the road. Our animals may not want to come out of the barn if it is too hot, too cold, buggy, or if they are eating. If you want to see them and if they do not come when called, ask us to get them out for you. If we are out, we will be happy to help you coax them out when we return.
Check-In & Cancellation Policy: Weekdays check in is after 4:00 p.m or as arranged. Check-out is 11 a.m. so we can prepare for the next guests. Reservations require a 50% deposit. 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.
During graduation weekends we follow a slightly softer policy than others in our region, however as spaces fill up early there is a six-month cancellation, during which time we take 50%. If you cancel within three months of graduation, we charge 100%. We do keep a waiting list and will give your room to the next person on the list.
We welcome your reservations by email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. We also like to set an arrival time so we can be here to greet you. We require a 2-night minimum on weekends and during holidays.
The Lavender Room is located off the kitchen. It is the largest of the three and 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.
The Pink Room is a mirror image to the White Room. Sitting at the spinette, you can look out onto the east pasture and see how we nestled the house into the landscape, maintaining a pasture for the llamas between the house and the woods. The front window overlooks the gazebo and the woods. The art in this room includes work by Dee and artists from Western Massachusetts.
The White Room is our most popular room for many reasons. This room offers views of the llamas, emus, chickens and back woods.The art in this room includes work by artists from Oaxaca, Mexico, Cornwall, England, and Western Massachusetts.