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The House in Pumpkin Hollow Bed and Breakfast

173 Whateley Road , Conway, MA 01341 USA (Show map)
8 Reviews
$95 - $150
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This spacious and comfortable 1860 home has been fully restored to combine 19th C. elegance with modern convenience. Period antiques and furnishings with comfort in mind fill every room. Bookshelves abound that reflect a lifetime of varied interests. I serve really wonderful food that inspire long and lazy meals. Hiking trails, biking, a swimming pond and cross country skiing just outside the door. Set in the glorious and peaceful hills of western Mass, the views are grand in every direction - and only a short drive to Northampton and Amherst. Pet friendly.

Rooms & Rates

Harriet Robin

Lovely period antiques, Wi Fi. Pet friendly

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Emmaline Rose

Lovely period antiques. Double bed, room for an additional twin bed. Wi fi. Pet friendly.

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

The Spinster's Retreat

Twin bed, charming antiques, ensuite bath with clawfoot tub. Private staircase. Wi fi. Pet friendly

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5

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A beautiful view!

5 on August 08, 2013

I had been to this B&B a couple of years ago, and since I was coming through the area again this year, I went back to it. It was just as great as before. The host, Diane, is welcoming, attentive, and we had interesting conversations, too. The atmosphere makes you feel very much at home. The bed is just perfect and the food is excellent with very generous portions. I really love the house, too. It's warm and very interestingly decorated. A great stay!

Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on August 07, 2013

The Inn at Pumpkin Hollow is a fabulous option for anyone traveling through New England. It is a meticulously renovated, 19th century farmhouse complete with wonderful nooks and crannies filled with interesting and delightful antiques, books, and art. I thoroughly recommend Diane’s establishment—the meals are delicious (complete with fresh, local eggs and fruits), the company is intelligent and delightful, and the dogs are a real treat. I stayed in the “Spinster’s Retreat” which is a modest under-the-eaves room with a view of Pumpkin Hollow which is a rural neighborhood of Conway, Mass. I can’t recommend this place highly enough!

Our Stay at Pumkin Hollow

4.2 on September 23, 2010

My husband and I spent a delightful weekend at this B & B and we will be returning in a few weeks. The house is furnished with quirky and comfortable antiques and is located in a lovely area of Franklin County. Diane was a great hostess and a fantastic cook. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Local produce was featured at each meal. Best of all, of dog was welcomed and got to spend some time in the country with us. Diane knows alot about the area and local attractions. Very enjoyable.

Oh what fun!

5 on September 07, 2010

Upon our arrival my partner and I were warmly greeted by Diane. She showed us arounfd the house and then onto our room, which was just so warm and cozy. Diane made a dinner recommentation at Cafe Martin (great food) and we strolled the streets of Shelburne Falls, a short 10 minute drive. A must see is the flower bridge in Shelburne Falls and the Glacer potholes! We returned to the B&B after dinner and sat on the porch and then retired to the parlor and then finally to our room. We awoke to the smell of fresh bacon and french toast. Can Diane cook! We certainly recommend The House in Pumpkin Hallow. You will not be disapointed! Enjoy!

CHarming and Delicious

5 on August 16, 2010

What a lovely stay we just had at the House in Pumpkin Hollow! Diane is a wonderful host, and better yet, a wonderful cook. Her home has an exceptional warmth to it, complimented by an eclectic collection of art and antiques. The location is lovely, in a small rural hilltown with good proximity to Old Deerfield, Shelburne Falls and the 5 College area. And she's dog friendly, with two darling dogs of her own, Barkley and Chelsea Jones. We'll be back in time for fall foliage!

Simply put, this is one of the best!

5 on August 15, 2010

This B&B nestled in the beautiful New England town of Conway is a real gem. Diane's ebullient retrievers greeted me with enthusiastic barks and offers of stuffed toys to play with, Diane greeted me with the offer of a glass of lemonade (homemade). My room was spotless and artistically decorated with old paintings, antique furniture and a wonderful mohair blanket to cuddle up in as the evening proved to be a bit nippy. The sitting rooms downstairs are warm and welcoming and painted in amazing colors--it was in one of them that I sat up until 3 in the morning reading one of her books from her generous library. Be sure to ask to see her kitchen floor--it's a gem--and don't miss the grasshopper out on the lawn! And by the way, the breakfasts were delicious!

Warm welcome. Wonderful food.

4.8 on August 11, 2010

I came to Pumpkin Hollow looking for peace and restoration, as well as for a place that would welcome my golden retriever. I found a beautiful old fashioned home, carefully and comfortably decorated in Colonial / Victorian style. Diane was a relaxed and attentive host. We had great conversations. She made me the best biscuits I have ever had in my life.

The House in Pumpkin Hollow

5 on August 08, 2010

My husband and I just stayed at the House in Pumpkin Hollow B&B in July. What a great experience! It is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed at. The house is just lovely - and impeccably furnished with great taste and style. Diane is a wonderful host, very relaxed but most attentive to our needs, and we felt very much at home. The breakfasts and snacks are a foodie's delight. For one breakfast we had a blueberry/raspberry crisp with kefir on the side, scrambled eggs with fresh dill, biscuits, Cajun home fries and homemade cinnamon/sugar toasts (to die for). The other guests were interesting and we had great breakfast conversation. The location was perfect for us - we wanted to hike and be in the country but also wanted to go out at night to Northampton which is very easy to get to. We are definitely going back.

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Location Type

Swimming pond, Countryside, Mountains, Village


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From the airport, go to Route 91 North and go to exit 24 (Deerfield. At the end of the exit ramp turn right. Go to the third traffic light. Turn left (116 North, Conway, Ashfield). Go about 5.5 miles to Whately Road on Left. Go down Whately about .2 miles to 173 Whately on the left

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Magic Wings a - butterfly (live) conservatory, Friday night auctions, Contra dancing, County fairs (July - September), Green River Music Festival (July), Artisan open studios, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: Flexible
  • Check Out:: Flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded providing the room can be rerented



Diane Poland

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat , 2 Dogs

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  • Time Served: 7:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , I can accommodate, most dietary needs

Signature Dish

Baked Oatmeal / Biscuits
My baked oatmeal is a fall and winter favorite - made with local cider, cranberries, diced apples, butter and a hint of cinnamon. The biscuits are an old 19th Century recipe, most recently popularized by James Beard - feather light and made with heavy cream instead of butter

Details Diamond Collection

173 Whateley Road , Conway, MA 01341 USA (Show map)

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