Horace Kellogg Homestead Bed and Breakfast

459 South Pleasant St , Amherst, MA 01002 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the historic Horace Kellogg Homestead. 187 years old, it offers the best of New England's charm, warmth, and comfort. Built in 1828 by Horace Kellogg, this property was once a thriving agricultural endeavor in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The Kellogg Homestead is a traditional Bed and Breakfast, offering distinctive and memorable overnight accommodations. We are conveniently located near central Amherst and the Five Colleges. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast before setting out for your day or linger for a while on the front sun porch. SORRY BUT WE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE GIFT CARD PROGRAM.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great to place to stay

5 on April 23, 2016

Came to Amherst for a college tour. Loved staying here. Close to town. Impeccably clean and breakfast was delicious!

Perfect place to stay

5 on March 17, 2016

We have enjoyed this B&B three different times and we keep coming back because of the friendly welcome we receive, a spacious and comfortable room, and a delicious hot breakfast for an affordable price. We find the location to be the perfect place to stay when we visit Amherst. Try it and see!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the kind words! Makes me want to stay here!! Looking forward to your next visit!

Very nice

4.6 on March 14, 2016

A nice overnight while visiting the colleges. They managed to provide a lovely breakfast even though the kitchen was being renovated.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Thanks for taking a chance on us even thought the kitchen isn't 100%. All the important parts are in, Steve's working hard to finish it. Come on back to see it complete!

Very nice B&B

5 on March 12, 2016

We had a very good stay there. The owners are accommodating and helpful. We would gladly stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate knowing how we are doing! Your review is important, to us and to our future guests! Thanks again and hope to see YOU in the future!

Anniversary Trip

5 on October 29, 2015

Our stay was wonderful! Our hosts took time to visit with us and provided us with suggestions on restaurants and routes to take. We will definitely go back to the Horace Kellogg Homestead.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to know that your "Anniversary Trip" was wonderful! Wishing you many more! Hope to see you in the future!

Highly recommend Horace Kellogg Homestead Bed & Breakfast!

5 on October 16, 2015

I enjoyed every detail of my two-night stay in October 2015. My stay was peaceful, restful and soothing. Susan is warm and efficient. My room (Judge's room) was large, with coordinated furniture and two closets, and the bed was very comfortable, with lots of pillows. Two other sets of guests were staying, but I did not hear a sound in my room. A full bathroom was always available (there are two). Susan made us delicious well-rounded breakfasts, which we ate in the sunny dining room. One day, I bought lunch items from the farmer's market a few blocks away and ate them in the side yard under towering trees. This B&B is a few blocks from Amherst College and the center of town and a short distance from the other local colleges - a very convenient location. I will recommend it to all my friends.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You painted an awesome picture of your stay. Your review is "priceless advertisement" for us and we appreciate it very much! Hope to see you in the future!

excellent all around

5 on August 23, 2015

Susan and Stephen were very helpful hosts and Stephen's cooking was great. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. The only downside is that the rooms do not have bathrooms attached. However, I never found myself waiting in line for a bathroom.

Innkeeper Response
For some who "almost never stays at B&B's", I consider it a compliment that you took the time to write a review. I hope you try other B&B's and find them "comfortable and spacious" as well. You can almost bet that the next one will be different, no 2 are alike. Enjoy!

Excellent all around

3.8 on June 03, 2015

A lovely spot, only 10-15 walk from Amherst campus. Hosts are very pleasant, rooms are lovely. Didn't sample the breakfasts, but teas and coffee are provided throughout the day. No A/C, but that's par for the course in this area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Sorry about the AC. The weather caught us off guard. Of course the next day was in the 40's! We do have AC conditioners for the window but wasn't expecting to need them so soon and Steve wasn't here to put them in. Hope you had a fun time with your colleagues! See you next time!

Lovely owners, great breakfast, I really enjoyed my stay

5 on April 29, 2015

I was in town for a course and I really enjoyed the experience. My stay was very peaceful and comfortable...perfect!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Whether business, pleasure or taking a course, we aim to please. Come again!

Lovely Weekend at the Horace Kellogg Homestead

5 on April 29, 2015

My two nights at this B&B were everything I could have hoped for. The Judge's room was very comfortable and I slept soundly. Sue and Steve are accommodating and friendly hosts, and made me feel right at home. This is the best way to stay for your visit to the Valley. Highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Nothing better than word of mouth in order to make a good choice in choosing a place to stay here in Amherst! Thanks for choosing our B&B. Maybe we will see you in the future!

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Rooms & Rates

The Judge's Room

Across the hall from the Almarina Room, on the north side of the house is the Judge's room, named for Judge Chauncey. Space enough for your personal items in dresser,closets and luggage rack for your luggage. Hairdryer available in the bathrooms. Traditional style of architecture. This is an ideal accommodation for families coming to visit their college students.In room air conditioner. Movies available. No extra charge for: WIFI,TV,DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

Almarina's Room

The Almarina Room, named for Horace Kellogg's wife, is located on the south/east side of the house. The Almarina Room is a beautifully-furnished, sunny room with both a queen and single bed. Plenty of room in dresser, closet and luggage rack for luggage. In-room air conditioning.Movies available. No extra charge for: WIFI, Cable TV, DVD. Single/double rate $115.00, $20 for additional person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

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Location Type

Small town


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 37 miles miles

Directions to property:

Travel time about 1 hour. After exiting Airport, follow 91 North to Exit 19, turn right onto route 9, head east. Continue on Route 9 for approximately 6 miles, turn right (south) onto Route 116 (AKA) South Pleasant St. We are less than 1 mile from the intersection of Route 9 and Route 116. Dark grey house, located on the corner of HIllcrest Place and South Pleasant, (459 South Pleasant).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, University, Winery, Zoo

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On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Museums, stroll through beautiful college campus,take in a movie., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only with Dr. prescription
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes no one under 21 w/o parent
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Ngt. min.Mar./ Oct. wknds: Example: Thurs/Fri, Fri /Sat., Sat/Sun
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number holds your room.
  • Cancellations: * 2 week cancellation notice is appreciated for reservation made up to 1 month prior to check in date,if possible.
* A $95.00 charge (equal to one night rate) will be processed to your credit card for cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to check in and for no call/no show cancellation.



Susan and Stephen Mallett

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Zebra Finch

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  • Time Served: 6:30-10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , upon request, Gluten Free