Located in Florence, a village within Northampton, Massachusetts, the Sugar Maple Trailside Inn has two comfortable guest rooms on the second floor—each with private bathrooms. The Inn is an 1865 house that underwent a complete and careful restoration in 2002. It was awarded the coveted Historic Preservation Award by the City of Northampton in the spring of 2003. In the fall of 2003, the restoration was featured on HGTV's Restore America--episode # 908. Though the Inn honors the past, it does not forget the present and offers the modern amenities that discerning travelers expect. Both guest rooms have extensive antique furnishings, air-conditioning, and free access to the internet by way of a broadband wireless network. An extensive continental breakfast is offered each morning that includes fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, yogurt, coffee, various teas, and orange juices. We also offer our guests the convenience and security of an on-line calendar and reservation system found on our extensive web site at: .sugar-maple-inn For the active visitor, the Inn sits adjacent to a paved biking and hiking path that in a few years will be largely open all the way to New Haven Connecticut some 80 miles to the south. The inn boasts one of the region's largest collections of antique railroad maps, documents, and books about regional railroad history. Guests are welcome to peruse the library and relax in a cozy rocking chair on the three-season porch—or on our Goshen-stone patio that is directly adjacent to the rail trail.
4.8 on October 18, 2008
we enjoy very much our 2 nights in Sugar Maple the room was clean , nice breakfast Craig and KathY are very welcoming people helping and nice, very nice place to be.
5 on April 01, 2007
We had a great time here. Lots to do nearby and the bike trail is right next to the house.
Small town, Village
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 30 miles
I-91 north to Exit 18 in Massachusetts. (perhaps 30 minutes non-peak time) Take left at bottom of ramp and then follow signs for Route 9 west. (see above directions)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Arguably The Best Bicycling in North America, #1 Small Arts Town in the US, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails
Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Internet Service, Library, Radio
14 mile rail-trail, 3-season porch
Craig and Kathy Della Penna
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Craig is the Associate Broker of The Murphys Realtors with an office 5 doors from our bed and breakfast. Kathy works for the state of Massachusetts and is a dedicated power-walker on the rail trail next to our house.