5 on February 05, 2014
Very good get away where it is quiet, clean, neat and absolutely beautiful...
5 on December 31, 2013
Beautiful location, very friendly and hospitable innkeeper, a great place to stay!
3.8 on December 27, 2013
The room, breakfast and cleanliness were comparable to many other b and b's in which we have stayed. In other words, they were just fine. What made this a special place was the graciousness of our host Kessie, which was exceptional. In addition, we were delighted to find such a comfortable spot at such a reasonable price.
5 on November 01, 2013
My husband, mother, uncle and I stayed here as a family group for two nights at the end of a month long trip travelling from Australia. We were welcomed by the wonderful Kessie and her dog Nutmeg (and a visiting puppy - Diana). We drove up the long drive towards the gabled house on the hill as the late afternoon sun was setting...so very beautiful with the sun lighting it and the surrounding forests and acreage. The house is simply lovely - Kessie gives her guests the run of the downstairs living areas bar the one personal sitting room so you have the large open plan kitchen, dining and living room to yourselves! She will of course be in and out but basically she felt like one of our family and we probably talked her head off but I think we can categorically state that she can come and visit us anytime she wants to come to Australia! She's a lovely accomodating host, so relaxed and witty! :) We shared the entire top floor 3 bedrooms, all furnished beautifully with a huge bathroom between us. Had plenty of room and more for luggage etc..with outstanding views across the land. Breakfasts were a marvelous affair...great food and plenty of laughter.. We had omelets and sausages and pancakes and bread puddings...across two mornings of course! Kessie gave us some great advice on where to go and what to do in the local area and we enjoyed our stay immensely. Overall our stay here, was, I would say, quite perfect! I would definitely stay with Kessie again - no question. xx
4.8 on October 30, 2013
We love staying at Swallow Hill (we are repeat visitors)! Kessie and her dog Nutmeg are wonderful hosts. The house is gorgeous and is on beautiful property nestled between farms and small towns. It's a perfect, quiet setting to take a break from life! We will be back!
5 on October 28, 2013
On the road, no time for a full review, but Kessie is wonderful and Swallow Hill is just perfect. The setting is drop-dead gorgeous. The rooms was clean and lovely and ever-so comfortable, and we slept like the dead. The breakfast was absolutely to die for; Kessie is a great cook. Add Nutmeg (the springer spaniel) for seasoning and you have a perfect B&B at the end of the world. One way or another we will be back!
4.4 on October 22, 2013
I booked Swallow Hill for three couples who were attending a wedding in the area. We were very pleased with the accommodations and the service. Kessie was extremely helpful and attentive to our needs and in helping plan our next day of sightseeing. This stay was a terrific experience
5 on October 17, 2013
We loved this B&B. Kessie is the nicest person and the B&B is beautiful, set in an ideal location, terrific food and great company. We can't wait to go back in every season to see how it looks; to go skiing in Winter, hiking in Spring & Summer.
4.4 on August 14, 2013
It can not have been better. Wonderful kind greeting and muffins and blueberry pancakes and fresh fruits. A tour of the gorge and challenging rainbow fishing. Highly recommended
4.8 on August 11, 2013
My wife and I had never been to this area of the country but were invited to a wedding in Shelburne Falls with a reception in Northampton. A search of BedandBreakfast.com led us to Swallow Hill which is centrally located to the venues. Driving onto the property, we were excited by the scenery of rolling hills and open spaces. It was late afternoon and a key was left for us and a nice note to greet. Opening the door we were met by the sweetest dog- Nutmeg- a pretty little Springer Spaniel. As we were the first to arrive, we were allowed to choose our own room. We chose the eastern facing room expecting a nice sunrise. We left and went into Northampton for the evening’s pre-wedding get-together. We came in late, keeping quiet and hoping not to disturb anyone. A cool front had made its way through and the temperature was perfect to leave the windows open all night. As expected, the morning brought the warm glow of first dawn into the room. We found our way to the kitchen and were greeted by the cheerful smile of a lovely British lady named Kessie. As she made breakfast we had a delightful conversation of all sorts of things. Kessie made us feel as comfortable and relaxed as we would at home. After breakfast my wife went upstairs to get ready for the wedding and I walked the property. The grounds are a treat to the eye. Kessie has a quaint little vegetable garden and there is an interesting old stone wall behind the house. Along the house are wonderful cottage-style flower gardens. The distant mountains played hide-and-seek in the morning mist. I almost hated to leave for the day. The next morning we met with Kessie and other guests for breakfast. The experience of meeting fellow travelers is one of our favorite things about staying in a B&B. Swallow Hill is a special place that my wife and I will always cherish. Leaving the drive-way, my wife and I both sighed at the breathtaking beauty of the place and made a wish to return someday.
5 on July 26, 2013
Just what I was looking for! Clean, quiet, restful, beautiful setting! Kessie is a wonderful hostess, friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend for those seeking something peaceful and off the beaten path.
4.8 on June 12, 2013
We had a perfect visit: from the asparagus omlette made with fresh, local, farm eggs decorated with edible flowers from Kessie's garden to the delightful, easy atmosphere of the house. Watching the sunset with a glass of wine from the front porch was utopia. We will return.
3.2 on June 05, 2013
Great view and location. Very easy to find and close to Northhampton and good hiking trails. Recommended for a quick get away and a nice place to stay for the weekend.
5 on April 05, 2013
We were pleased with our stay from start to finish! The house was warm and cozy on a blustery day, and Kessie was a delightful host, helping us with directions and providing interesting company. Breakfast was wholesome and healthy. We hope to return!
4.8 on March 08, 2013
Beautiful country B&B, spacious living room & dining room with lots of sunlight, felt right at home, very sociable owner and friendly dog, who stays out of the way unless you want company. Breakfast very good and healthy as well. Andrew Wyeth scenery.
4.2 on February 28, 2013
Kessie is a wonderful hostess, very welcoming and solicitous. We had to leave a day early b/c of the weather and she handled this situation quite generously. The views are spectacular, the setting is bucolic, and the house is open and airy, neat as a pin and spotless. Kessie really made the visit, as she is thoughtful, well read, and well traveled. She clearly loves her home and thoroughly enjoys hosting visitors. Her dog Nutmeg is quite friendly and very well behaved. We had a most relaxing and enjoyable stay!
4.6 on January 04, 2013
What a BEAUTIFUL B&B! The house is gorgeous, on sprawling beautiful grounds, and the rooms are beautiful and clean. The innkeeper spent a few hours with us, drinking wine and talking about life and travels, and she made gluten-free breakfast for us in the morning because I needed it. Such a wonderful experience, we will definitely be returning!
5 on October 31, 2012
We took a weekend trip around thanksgiving time last year and stayed with Kessie. I just started reminiscing about how wonderful a time we had and then was embarrassed that we never wrote a review sharing how great our stay was! Kessie was a wonderful and personable hostess, her house and the setting were beautiful, and the food was delicious. We so enjoyed our trip last year, and are hoping to make it out again soon! -Kayla and Claire
5 on October 23, 2012
Kessie is a wonderful hostess. She takes time to get to know her guests without invading your privacy. Her breakfasts are outstanding. Nutmeg, her dog, is so sweet. The ambiance is warm & welcoming. I find it so relaxing, sitting on the porch or patio & enjoying the beautiful view. This visit was my 4th stay & I intend to return. Marianne Otremba.
4.8 on September 10, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay. The area is much prettier than the pictures suggest. Kessie was an excellent host, making us feel comfortable the whole time. Her dog nutmeg was just wonderful to have around. Will definitely be going back.
5 on August 15, 2012
The place has a feeling of spaciousness. The room was large, bed comfortable. We spent an overcast day indoors in one of the comfortable sitting rooms, looking out over the expansive meadow. Kessie is a perfect host, amiable, charming and discreet. The breakfast was fresh, much of it organic, prepared simply and elegantly. This is a great place for a peaceful getaway.
Thank you so much for this absolutely lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Swallow Hill. I always think the place deserves every accolade, but it's somewhat embarrassing to read innkeeper praise too. I do hope you'll come again soon, and that the sun will shine a bit more with lovely sunsets.
4.8 on July 23, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at the Swallow Hill B&B. Kessie is a wondeful hostess, our room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, Kessie prepared us omeletes with fresh vegetables from her garden. The location is beautiful - the B&B is set in a large open field with views of the sourrounding woodlands.- very peaceful and quiet. We will definitely stay at the Swallow Hill B&B again.
5 on July 09, 2012
We spent a weekend here, and it was exactly what we needed. A gorgeous property with spectacular views all around and comfortable beds and rooms. What was most appealing to us, though, was that my wife and I are vegan, and Kessie made vegan food for us both mornings - she even had soy milk on-hand in case we wanted any in our coffee. The food was delectable. We will definitely return when we are in the area.
I'm glad you had such a good time. It was fun to have you here and cook some special vegan foods. I have more now on the back burner, so hope you'll come again soon.
5 on June 25, 2012
We loved everything about Swallow Hill B&B. The innkeeper, Kessie, is a delight--relaxed, great sense of humor, helpful but not intrusive. The inn itself is in a beautiful spot on a hill, overlooking the western sky and, at least when we were there, a beautiful sunset. We had a delicious breakfast of an asparagus omelet with fresh local eggs (one laid that morning!) and peaches put up last year from Kessie's peach trees. The perfect getaway.
Thank you for this super review. I'm glad you had such a good time. I loved having you here, but am afraid to tell you, a bear ate all the peaches from my peach tree this year. I'll have to go buy organic peaches to put up for winter eating. Bah!
4.4 on June 01, 2012
Kessie graciously opened her lovely home to our family...thank you for taking children. Our daugthers Mia and Noelle, 7 and 5 years old respectively adored Nutmeg, the rope bedroom, and scrumptious blueberry pancakes! The rooms were immaculate and I am very, very picky went it comes to finding "clean accommodations." The view and area is divine. If you want to experience a spectacular getaway come to Swallow Hill Bed and Breakfast!
4.6 on November 13, 2011
Located on a little-traveled country lane, Swallow Hill looks out from the top of a rise to unobstructed views of the Berkshires. You will not find a more gorgeous, peaceful setting. We bicycled along the quiet roads, then drove towards Northampton for an excellent dinner. Kessie is an outstanding hostess, taking extra care to ensure we knew where to go and how to get there. If you desire a comfortable stay in the country not far from a college town, choose Swallow Hill. You will not regret it.
Thank you for the super review. It's getting to be cool biking weather again. I do hope to see you back here at Swallow Hill.
5 on October 19, 2011
Kessie is an excellent host—friendly, interesting, knowledgeable, accommodating, and a great cook. The house is spacious and homey with lovely views of rolling fields and woods. Although this is a personal preference, the bed was just the way I like it: not too soft or too firm, with lots of fluffy covers. I would stay again in a heartbeat and hope I can return.
Do come again soon...so you can write another lovely review. Thank you so much. I loved having you here.
5 on June 28, 2011
We decided to get out of NYC for a last minute getaway and chose Swallow Hill B and B for its location in the beautiful Massachusetts country. But we never expected such an amazing experience. We had to arrive late on a friday and Kessie and her dog nutmeg were there to greet us, show us around and pour us a cup of tea before bed. She made us feel at home and welcome for the entire weekend. Kessie thought of everything to make our stay pleasant from tailoring music to our taste, remembering details from previous conversation to providing the perfect setting for every time of the day.
Such a lovely review. Thank you. I know you are working really hard, but do stop and come and visit again. Perhaps we can find a place to Buddy to stay locally?
4.4 on May 22, 2011
If you are looking for a beautiful, quiet B&B in the Pioneer Valley, do not miss Swallow Hill. The house and grounds are lovely, and the rooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished. The proprietor is warm, friendly, and helpful. Breakfast was truly outstanding, with a new menu made from fresh, local ingredients each day. It was hard to leave! -The Kerrs, San Diego CA
Dear Kerrs, Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was a fun weekend with many graduation celebrations. Perhaps you will come back to this area sometime. If so I hope you will remember Swallow Hill and come and visit.
4.8 on May 07, 2011
My husband and I loved our stay at Swallow Hill...starting with the bedrooms (a queen-sized bed) and living area...elegant, spacious, and comfortable. The proprietor welcomed us--charmed us, really--and provided a sumptuous breakfast the next morning, along with helpful tips for finding our way around the area. The view is spectatular, and yes, swallows abound in the surrounding fields. We're frequent B&B'ers, and Swallow Hill is a true find. We're coming back. Actually, I'd like to return to have morning coffee in the garden terrace and see the humming birds. Apparently, they're nuts about the place, too! -- The Lundquists from Pennsylvania
Thank you Lundquists for this super review. You seemed to capture the essence of Swallow Hill and I do hope that you will both come back soon.
4.2 on March 21, 2011
Staying at Swallow Hill was truly a wonderful experience! Our family felt welcome, and we enjoyed both the many outdoor opportunities nearby and the coziness of the rooms and common areas. The views are fantastic from every room. The breakfast was tasty (including fresh eggs from the farm up the road!) and we hope to return again.
Thank you for this lovely review. I loved having your family here to stay and I hope that you will come back and visit any time. Bryant Street eggs are even more plentiful these days!
5 on March 21, 2011
Swallow Hill is such a lovely place, I didn't want to leave. Breakfasts were delicious, lovely places to sit and read and lots of help with places to eat and visit. I highly recommend it. FN from Edinburgh
My first B&B review and a great one. Thank you. I'm so glad you had a good time, and that Swallow Hill was on your itinerary. Another year, perhaps you'll return.