Poetry Ridge Bed and Breakfast

55 Stone Ridge Lane , Greenfield, MA 01301 USA (Show map)


Come stay at Poetry Ridge and release the pent-up sonnets from your Inner Shakespeare! Enjoy the ambiance of this historic home which was built in 1910 on "Rocky Mountain" using rock quarried from the site for the massive foundation, the billiard room, and the seven fireplaces. You'll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the forest with layers of hills receding in the distance across the Connecticut River. Decompress from your busy world on eleven private acres of wooded hillsides with trails leading to Poet's Seat Tower and miles beyond. Poetry Ridge B and B is a great location for romantic getaways, family reunions, small/medium weddings, business retreats, and special events. It is convenient to Five College Area, 5 private schools, as well as attractions: Shelburne Falls, North Adams MassMOCA, Historic Deerfield, Yankee & Kringle Candle, Magic Wings, the Berkshires, Green River Festival, Vermont skiing, rafting, boating, zip lines and fishing. The 6 rooms are en-suite with cable & WiFi. Each of the 2 Kings have a fireplace, daybeds/trundle & large deck with valley view. One of the 4 Queens also has a fireplace. Available for social functions are: the 1st floor living room, foyer, dinning room, kitchen, 2 glassed in porches, exterior stone patio and 2 lawn ares as well as an Old World stone walled Billiard Room with original table & a massive fireplace. We have always enjoyed staying at B&Bs and look forward to sharing that enjoyment with you.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Wonderful getaway weekend

4.6 on September 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in this Bed and Breakfast. Our host was very warm and friendly, and we felt very comfortable throughout our two-night stay. The room was nice, the bed was exceptionally comfortable. We were very impressed when our host, knowing it was our anniversary, brought us chocolate and a glass of home-made wine when we returned from our dinner out. He also gave us terrific recommendations for places to eat during our stay. We will return for another visit, that's for sure.


4.0 on March 04, 2012

We found them last min but our stay was great very warm. the room was cozy. We are so happy we found them when we did. we hope to come back soon

Charming hosts, Beautiful Spot

4.0 on January 19, 2009

This is a charming B&B, with warm, welcoming hosts, Errol and Mary. The room was clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. Errol pointed out a journal on the bedside table where guests can write notes and poems. The breakfast of homemade waffles with fresh berries, chicken sausage, smoked salmon on toast, coffee, tea, and juice hit the spot. We plan to back again soon -- and bring our X-country skis and snow shoes for some winter exploration. We love this place!

Wonderful B&B in a beautiful setting

4.6 on August 28, 2008

We only had one night at the Poetry Ridge but really enjoyed our stay. Errol was very friendly and helpful. He couldn't do enough to make our stay perfect. This B&B was a little far from our destination but well worth driving the extra distance. The B&B is located in a beautiful setting. The rooms are tastefully furnished. We already have reservations to stay there again in October. I can highly recommend this bed and breakfast without any reservations. You won't be disappointed in your stay. Eileen and Michael Beard


3.4 on July 23, 2008

A charming B&B with delightful hosts.

A great escape in the Berkshires

4.4 on July 09, 2008

We stayed two nights. The common sitting rooms, sunporches and porch were well and comfortably furnished and provided great options to sit, relax, read and enjoy the scenery. Errol and Mary were ideal hosts, and very helpful with guidance on restaurants, hiking trails, and area attractions. Fresh baked mini-muffins, fresh fruit and hot breakfast were all outstanding. An ideal B and B experience.

Reunion weekend

4.4 on June 16, 2008

Our stay at Poetry Ridge was absolutely wonderful. The enthusiasm, hospitality, and genuineness extended to us by Errol and Mary was unbelievable. Comfortable bed, spotless room and house, tasty breakfast, and interesting stories of the house made it a perfect stay. It was really neat to hear Errol and Mary describe their experience in transforming a house that had been occupied by the same owner for 40 years into a B&B over a 3-year period of time. An unexpected surprise was the real nice hiking trails leaving from the house up to Poetry Tower. The ground floor 'billiard room' was also a unique characteristic of this 100 year old home. We look forward to returning to Poetry Ridge again.

1st Anniversary weekend

4.0 on May 18, 2008

We were immediately greeted upon our arrival. We were given the "grand tour" since it was our 1st time staying at Poetry Ridge. Our host Errol was exceptionally friendly and fostered a very friendly environment. He and his wife prepared a delicious breakfast each morning of our stay. Nothing but great things to say about this bed and breakfast.


4.0 on May 12, 2008

The bed was great. The room had a fireplace which our hosts got going for us when we returned from dinner. The stay was as delightful as the owners. The location was lovely. Stay here is you have the chance.

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Rooms & Rates


• King sized bed • Working fireplace when weather permits • Private bath • Private 350 square foot deck • Expansive views of the Connecticut River Valley and Mount Toby and beyond • Daybed with trundle for two additional people at $45 each additional bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $195 - $299

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Location Type

Ridge overlooking the Connecticut River Valley, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 50 miles

Directions to property:

We are just east of I-91 and Route 2. From the South or North take Exit 27 off I-91. Then HWY 5-10 south into Greenfield to the first stoplight. Go left onto Silver to the end. Go left on High Street (French King Hwy- 2A) and take an immediate hard right onto stone Farm Lane. Take the first driveway on the right which is Stone Ridge Lane. Come 500 feet up the hill into the woods and bear left along the rail fence to the house. From the East, take Route 2 to HWY 5-10 south into Greenfield and follow the above directions. From the West take the Mohawk Trail or Mass Pike to I-91 and up to exit 27 and follow the above directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, University

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No outside away from doors & windows only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited call for exceptions
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: holidays, inseason, private school parents weekends and graduations
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A room may be held with a credit card
  • Cancellations: During the busy season, holidays, prvt school and event weekends, cancellations prior to 30 days before your stay will forfeit one-half nights rate. If you cancel within 30 days prior to your stay, you will forfeit one night's stay. If you do not show up and do not notify us until the check-in date, you will forfeit the price of the entire reserved stay. Special policies apply to corporate reservations, private school parents' weekends and graduations. Please call us for details.
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Errol Sorensen and Mary Brosnan-Sorensen

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About the innkeepers

We love travel...staying at other B and B's when possible. Mary likes mysteries and Sudoku, and Errol likes archaeology, astronomy, gardening , and wine-making.

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  • Time Served: 7 to 9 am, early if required
  • Serving Location: stone patio is available, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian as needed

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