This is a wonderful small town in Northern Massachusetts, right on the Vermont border. Easy drives to many beautiful hikes, Brattleboro, etc. The hosts are wonderful and kind, and the house is beautiful. All the comforts of home - tea,.coffee and fresh cookies in the sitting room, bottled water, full hot breakfast. Bucolic, quiet, and relaxing.
We were only there one night but felt very welcomed. The breakfast was great. I have several food allergies and they were able to accommodate me without me feeling like I was putting them out. We have already booked a return trip.
There is a wonderful community of folks residing in the town of Northfield, MA. and several of them are associated with the local B&B we had the pleasure of staying in this past weekend. The staff and owners of the Centennial House could not have made us feel more welcome, accommodated our various quirks and questions and radiated enthusiasm for their part of the world and our reasons for visiting. Their dining recommendations were spot on, and the location is great for getting to many destinations in several states! We look forward to our return soon!
This is a lovely B&B, and Joan is a wonderful hostess. Even though we were the only guests there (mid-week, off-season), Joan gave us the full treatment and had a delicious breakfast. I definitely recommend this B&B!
There is simply not negative word that could be said about this B&B! From the time we arrive till the time we left, Joan was a wonderful host! This 200-year-old home has plenty of charm and all the modern amenities one would expect in the 21st century. The room was tastefully decorated and the bed was firm and provided a great night sleep. My expectation for breakfast at any B&B is to leave feeling fuller than I need to be and Joan did not disappoint us! Finally, the gazebo in the rear of the property provided a wonderful touch for relaxation and taking in one of the books we had brought with us. If you travel to Western Massachusetts you will make your trip better with the stay here!
Joan and Steve are real professionals. But beside this, they are truly nice people, interesting and very helpful. Joan is also a great cook. The B&B was absolutely magnificent including the décor, the setting and, of course, the hospitality. We definitely plan to be back there. We recommend this place to everyone with good taste and a desire for a lovely experience. Michael (Montreal)
The proprietors Joan and Steve are seasoned B&B professionals. We stayed in the king suite for two nights. Lot of space, huge perfect jacuzzi bath tub. So comfortable, so clean. Excellent ideas for recreation. Cross country ski up to a doable 1000 foot summit on Mount Northfield 4 miles away. I am an espresso drinker perfect one block away cozy bookstore with amazing coffee!! Fire place in the breakfast room while eating home made comfort food breakfast. Small town, quiet, beautifully surrounded by foot hills. We stayed an unexpected extra night simply because it was so aweome!
Centennial House is a find! My wife and I were looking for a place central to activities and dining to relax and get away from the grind...Centennial House was perfect! Joan and Steve were great hosts and made us feel at home...a deliscious large breakfast greeted us each morning...room was very comfortable and clean...we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly!!
My husband was looking for a weekend getaway at a new B & B, we try to go to a new place every winter. We like the winter time because it is generally less quieter. The Centennial House was beautiful and the rooms we large and comfortable. We slept so well and we always comfortable, which can be difficult in old houses. The breakfast was delicious and the late afternoon snacks were yummy and always hit the spot. The decor was breathtaking (all decorated for the holiday season) and looked like something out of a movie. I already have and will continue to recommend to friends. We would love to make it back someday. Jillian and Eric Johnson
We visited from Florida and stayed there in June of 2002 and are hoping to make it back there this year. The innkeepers were fantastic and we felt like we left the world behind and went back in time to a very peaceful stressfree life. The food and accomodations cold not have been any better. I would love to be able to clone the owners and their B&B and be able to settle in with them every place we go. This is a real treat that you don't want to miss! Roger n Lynette Ball
Athough in town for the wrong reasons, we were amazed at the cozy and sparkling clean 200 year old establishment. Joan and Steve were wonderful hosts and her breakfasts' were fantastic. For my first traveling experience for over a year I'm so happy we chose The Centennial House. I hope to be back there soon. Thanks again folks.
To counter some ongoing stress, my husband and I planned an overnight stay at this B & B. To begin with, we were able to make a reservation for one night on a weekend - which is not always easy to do with many establishments. The stress began to ease as we entered the house and were greeted by Joan, one of the hosts. She showed us around, explained the house policies, brought us to our room and offered to help us with dining arrangements. From the warm welcome and the comfortable accommodations to the delicious breakfast the following morning, we were sorry to leave. It was a very positive experience which we hope to do again sometime in the not too distant future. Thank you!
We’ve been staying with Joan and Steve every year over the past 10 years, which says a lot right there. From the first visit to the last it has always been a warm and inviting place to stay. Great breakfasts, well appointed and clean rooms. Steve and Joan are knowledgeable and helpful for any plans you may need to make. If you want to feel like family rather than customers look no further. - Mark H
I must say the room was beautiful and comfortable, we stayed in the deerfield suite and it was perfect for my husband and I and two children, the breakfast was wonderful and Joan and Steve are as pleasant as they come and Barbara who also helps out was wonderful as well. We were there due to a not so happy time for my family and they were all so kind and accomadating for our stay, highly recomend and I personally hope to go back during happier times.
Whether this is your first time or you're a return visitor, Steve and Joan make you feel as though you're family and they're so happy to have you there. My wife and I are always astonished at what Joan manages to serve up for breakfast morning after morning, never the same and always delicious. The rooms are comfortable and have a "homey" feel. The surrounding community has a country atmosphere so if you're inclined to get away from the "hustle and bustle" of city life to relax, Centennial House is a nice retreat. Rachel & Roger Morin