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The Birches at Steep Acres Farm

522 White Oaks Road , Williamstown, MA 01267 USA (Show map)
4.7
32 Reviews
$125 - $195
per night

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About

The Birches Bed & Breakfast is located approximately two miles from Williams College and the center of Williamstown. A country home on a high knoll, with spectacular views of the Berkshire Hills and Vermont's Green Mountains. Trout and swimming pond welcomes guests on this farms fifty acres of woods and pasture. Private, quiet, off the road. Williamstown offers an all season base for theatre, art, music, dance, shopping, history and recreation.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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lovely experience

5 on May 18, 2014

We had a wonderful experience, the view from my room was exceptional, Dan the owner greeted us and made us feel welcome. The breakfast was delicious. The house and grounds were breath taking, I will recommend to all my friends who are taking a trip to the Berkshires to stay here.


Lovely B&B, Wonderful Host

5 on September 25, 2013

We are Innkeepers of a B&B in the Catskills. We stayed with Dan for a couple of nights at his B&B for a much-needed getaway. His B&B is simply lovely . . . a quiet place with a calm atmosphere, tucked back away from the street, set upon a beautiful piece of property, and surrounded by the beauty of Nature. Dan keeps his B&B extremely clean and we appreciated his no-shoe policy, just as we have at our B&B. Our room was just perfect . . . it had plenty of space, a very comfortable bed, an abundance of natural light, and gorgeous views. Dan uses quality ingredients in his freshly prepared, delicious tasting and beautifully presented breakfasts. He has a lovely demeanor . . . very calm and easy going, and always willing to share in a good laugh. We had an absolutely delightful stay and look forward to future visits at his B&B. We highly recommend a visit to this special place in the Berkshires.


Great place to stay! Friendly, beautiful, peaceful.

5 on June 02, 2013

We have stayed here regularly over the last three years. Fantatstic.


A Fantastic Weekend

5 on February 19, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay here. The house was very clean and full of interesting things without being a museum - it was comfortable. While this B&B does not usually rent to families with kids under 10 (our boys were two weeks away from 10 and 7), Dan was very accommodating. The boys were in love with the dogs, Hazel and Emma, and went out sledding with them - we had to convince them to come back in after 3 hours of play. Dan made the boys hot chocolate and snacks and was able to recommend places to see and restaurants. Our rooms and bathroom were immaculate and very comfortable. We were just a short drive to Williamstown, but felt like we were away from it all. On top of the fantastic rooms and grounds, Dan is a fabulous cook. We had a gourmet breakfast that would out-compete any 5 star restaurant. We will be back next winter!


a wonderful experience

4.8 on November 02, 2012

Upon arriving we were greeted by Emma and Hazel, Dan's wonderful and playful dogs, that kept us company every single time we went out the porch door :-) Our room was so cozy and spacious - we stayed in the deluxe suite. Everything was very clean, and we especially enjoyed a warm jaccuzi-bath after a rainy day outside. Dan's breakfasts can't be described sufficiently, they were sooo delicious! Just thinking back to those marvellous warm pineapples with joghurt and granola on top... :-) What else is there to say? Just go there, and you won't get disappointed! And what tops it all is, that Dan knows all the gooood places for dining in and around Williamstown. We had a wonderful dinner in "Man of Kent", a pub you surely wouldn't find without directions :-) PS: I rated the breakfast in the "Dining" section. There won't be any dinner served at The Birches.


Wonderful place to stay!

4.8 on October 18, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay! Not only is the B&B lovely with wonderful views and beautiful grounds to walk (and two charming dogs for company on those walks) but Dan is extremely friendly and helpful, with lots of great information about the sights and local attractions. Also, he is quite the cook - the breakfasts were amazing and deserve five stars all on their own. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway that is near to MA, NY and VT attractions then look no more.


Best secret in the Berkshires!

4.6 on July 23, 2012

A lovely B&B on a beautiful, secluded spot. Delicious breakfasts, comfortable rooms, gorgeous grounds, and so many nice touches, from the dogs to the chickens (fresh eggs!) to the pond (swimming, boating) to the flowers to the hooty owl, deer, and star-lit expanse. All that within minutes of the Clark, Mass MoCA, and great theater and restaurants. And the price is very right.


Peaceful weekend

4.8 on October 12, 2011

Stayed at the Birches recently and had a fantastic fall weekend with my fiance. Dan was extremely hospitable. We were greeted by Hazel (Dan's chocolate lab) who was as friendly a dog you could find. We enjoyed a bottle of wine at sunset while sitting on Adirondack chairs over looking the private wooded grounds. Upon returning from Dinner each night, we saw numerous deer wondering around!. Dan made great breakfasts each morning. Other than the breakfast being a bit early for me, I would not change a thing. What a great weekend, would definitely go back to The Birches!


A very charming, beautiful place

4.0 on August 22, 2011

My wife and I wanted a peaceful weekend away from NYC, and we got it. This B&B is quite pleasant, with beautiful grounds. The owner, Dan, is a very nice guy, too -- he'll make sure you have what you need. We hope to come back.


Outstanding

4.0 on August 19, 2011

We stayed at The Birches at Steep Acre Farm last week-end with our sister and brother-in-law and loved every minute. The house itself is beautiful amd immaculate with artistic touches attesting to the owner, Dan Gangemi's, talents as a builder and landscape designer. He's also a tremendous host and cook! The grounds themselves are worth a trip and the pond has a sand beach for swimming. Can't wait to return!!!!


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town, Village

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Albany NY 45 min

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Williamstown Summer Theatre, Tanglewood Jacobs Pillow, Mass Moca, Clark Art Museum, mount greylock reservstion, williams college, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , 2 ACRE POND FOR SWIMMING BOATING OR FISHING.., HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS, WONDERFUL BREAKFASTS, BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED, BIRD WATCHING AND PAINTING, QUIET RELAXED ATMOSPHERE

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends June through October and Holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: total amount of stay required
  • Cancellations: cancellation must be 14 days in advance of stay for a refund

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Daniel Gangemi

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

Landscaper/Mason, Cooking,hunting, fishing, hiking, gardening,and raising labs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, porch, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

baked french toast
If i tell you it would not be my signature dish anymore


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522 White Oaks Road , Williamstown, MA 01267 USA (Show map)

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