Steep Acres Farm (Formerly The Birches at Steep Acres Farm)

522 White Oaks Road , Williamstown, MA 01267 USA (Show map)


This scenic country estate is not only a beautiful destination, it's the setting of our pioneering effort to combine hospitality with a cannabis friendly lifestyle. Steep Acres farm is a prime destination for cannabis aficionados seeking to enjoy their leisure time in a welcoming non-judgemental atmosphere.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Best B&B in the Berkshires

4.8 on October 31, 2017

My wife and I recently took a romantic getaway weekend out in Western MA, and as always, stayed at Steep Acres. We were first introduced to this fabulous B&B a few years ago, and are repeat customers any time we have an occasion to head to the Berkshires. Steep Acres sits on a hill overlooking the beautiful local topography: it's far enough away from the major roads that you feel like you're really away from it all, but is still a quick drive to any of the local sights (the Clark, MassMOCA, Williams College, etc.). Dan, the proprietor, is a fabulous host and innkeeper, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the local area (and particularly restaurants!). The rooms and house are always impeccable, while still feeling warm and welcoming. Dan provides a world-class breakfast every morning, which should not be missed - ask about the breakfast pizza! We can't recommend Steep Acres highly enough, whether for a visit to a child at Williams, for trips to the local arts and food scene, or even just for a quiet weekend in the mountains. We'll definitely be back in the spring! Note: Dan is currently rebuilding the Steep Acres website, so it's not available - contact him by phone instead.

Mellow weekend getaway

5 on October 01, 2016

Beautiful grounds, sweet dogs, creative breakfast, kind host, quiet rooms, easy drive to museums, all around wonderful experience

Warm, welcoming, and wonderful

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!

Mother-Daughter Museum Trip

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.

lovely experience

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.

Lovely B&B, Wonderful Host

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.

Great place to stay! Friendly, beautiful, peaceful.

5 on June 02, 2013

We have stayed here regularly over the last three years. Fantatstic.

A Fantastic Weekend

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!

a wonderful experience

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.

Wonderful place to stay!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

King Suite

King size bed with private bath with shower and hot tub. Also includes large screen tv and private balcony off suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Queen Suite

Queen size bed with shared bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Twin Suite

Twin beds with shared bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town, Village


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Route #2 from Boston (3 hrs) West rt. #7 from Albany NY (45 min)

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children must be 10 years or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends June through October and Holidays
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: total amount of stay required
  • Cancellations: cancellation must be 14 days in advance of stay for a refund
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Dan Gangemi

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About the innkeepers

Landscaper/Mason, Cooking,hunting, fishing, hiking, gardening,and raising labs

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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, porch, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

baked french toast
If i tell you it would not be my signature dish anymore

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