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.
4.0 on July 06, 2015
This was my second stay at this very special inn. The location and setting can't be beat. The inn is lovely with so many unique touches (a tree in the middle of the living room!), and the gardens and grounds are lush and beautiful. Dan is a warm and welcoming host, offering great advice on where to eat and what to do. His breakfasts can't be beat. So nice! So relaxing! We'll be back!
4.8 on July 27, 2014
This home was the perfect place for our overnight trip from Long Island to The Clark Institute. The host was warm and inviting and made us feel perfectly welcome to relax inside and explore the beautiful property outside. We felt like we were at a family member's house! The dogs are darling and just as hospitable. Breakfast was wholesome, delicious and filling. We didn't want to leave.
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.
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.
5 on June 02, 2013
We have stayed here regularly over the last three years. Fantatstic.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town, Village
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles
Route #2 from Boston (3 hrs) West rt. #7 from Albany NY (45 min)
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
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
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
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
baked french toast
If i tell you it would not be my signature dish anymore