Sugar Maple Trailside Inn

62 Chestnut Street , Northampton, 01062 USA (Show map)


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.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

good place

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.

great place

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.

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Location Type

Small town, Village


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

We are located at 62 Chestnut Street in Northampton's village of Florence Massachusetts 01062. This is about 2 miles west of downtown Northampton. Follow Rte 9 west from downtown and you'll then be in Florence. At the traffic light where Cooper's Corner Deli is located--this is Chestnut Street. Turn right and we are the 3rd house on the left. [look for the lit-up bike at night.]

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos , 14 mile rail-trail, 3-season porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Internet Service, Library, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: after 4:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 10 and over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night weekends always.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card number is neccessary to reserve a room though we don't usually take a deposit. Graduation weekends however will require a pre-payment in full.
  • Cancellations: Two weeks notice is required to fully refund any deposit. If your reservation is cancelled less than 14 days from your assigned dates your deposit will be refunded only if we are able to rebook the room(s). Same day Cancellations and no shows will be charged the full amount.



Craig and Kathy Della Penna

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 to 9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room