The Knoll

230 N Main Street , Florence, MA 01062 USA (Show map)


The Knoll, a twelve room house was built in 1910 and is situated on seventeen acres of farmland and forests. It is located in a residential area and yet has a rural atmosphere. Northampton is in the five college area of western Massachusetts. The colleges are located less than twelve miles from The Knoll. The five colleges are: Smith, Amherst, Univ. of Mass., Hampshire and Mt. Holoke. The house is situated well off of Route 9, so we are able to offer quiet restful accommodations. No smokers please.



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Straight out of the 50's

2.8 on February 26, 2014

Lovely stay. Perfectly adequate. Quaint. An American dream.

Delightful B&B

4.4 on October 18, 2013

This B&B is a vintage classic that sits far back from the road and has 17 acres of land around the property. Lee and Ed are lovely. Be sure to see the map noting all the states and countries guests were from.


4.0 on August 21, 2013

Beautiful old home with original detail. Proprietors run a great Inn. We'll be back.

We'll Be Back!

4.0 on November 05, 2010

Leona greeted us with graciousness and warmth, reflecting the feeling in the house and the hospitality we found there. The Knoll is a beautiful old manse with wonderful innkeepers and surroundings. Sublime in the fall.


4.4 on July 17, 2009

The accommodations are very comfortable and clean! The hostess is pleasant and charming. The pancakes with blueberries are outstanding!

best ever

5 on July 16, 2009

I loved the charm of this huge colonial home, matched by the charm of the hosts. blueberry pancakes for breakfast!

economical surprise

4.4 on May 07, 2009

We decided to take a weekend triip & at the last minute booked a room here for a very reasonable price. A beautiful,spacious old home with a very warm and charming hostess.Everything was wonderful. Note that 4 rooms (3 were occupied) share 2 baths, one with a shower and one with a tub only.


4.8 on July 28, 2008

Our two night stay was very comfortable and conveniently close to Smith College and Park. We forgot our cell phone charger and didn't even notice once we were home! but Lee had alrready put it in the mail for us. Definitely consider staying here if you'll be in the area!

The Knoll

3.6 on July 15, 2008

Beautiful house - Very nice and welcoming people.


3.0 on June 23, 2008

pleasant location, house and owner. good breakfasts. uncomfortable bed and pillow. shared baths somewhat inconvenient

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Location Type

Small town, Village

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Historical interests, River, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Telephone

Room amenities


On-site activities

Canoeing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Swimming

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  • Check In:: After 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: College grad-weekends
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Half



Bill Lesko

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  • Time Served: 8:00AM - 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room