I have two cozy attic rooms, one with a double bed and one with a twin bed. My house is a 3 minute walk from a plaza which has a cinema, deli, bank, cafe, yoga studio, retail shops and restaurants. Mount Holyoke College's beautiful campus, wooded walking paths and peaceful ponds is across the street. Holyoke Range State Park is 8 minutes by car and Amherst and Northampton are 20 minutes. It's a 5 minute walk to the bus stop. Free buses run to both towns (Sept. - May) every half hour (M-Fr).
There is a long desk in one of the bedrooms which you can feel free to use. There is also a small desk in the room between the kitchen and living room that you can also ask to use.
Accès des voyageurs
You can use your room, the bathroom, the kitchen, the yard and sometimes the living room. I have two Adirondack chairs that I put on the lawn when the weather is nice. There are two driveways and you can park in whichever one is empty.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I work as a teacher, so it will depend on the day as to whether I'm available for socializing or am too tired or have to do some grading or preparation. I'm quite happy to orient you to the local geography or field questions about where things are located in the valley.
- Vegetarian Household - no meat, chicken, seafood cooking or eating it on my dish ware.
- No food or drink in bedrooms (except water)
- No alcohol or drugs
- No shoes worn in house (bring socks or slippers)
- Quiet hours - 10 PM - 7 AM
I am a teacher in a local private school that emphasizes music and the arts as well as kinship with nature. I have taught elementary, but presently teach math, history through music, movement and occasionally some science in the high school. I have been playing piano for more than 30 years and enjoy reading music and composing, but especially improvising. I also play the four (SATB) recorders, have taught private lessons and enjoy singing tenor. I do an occasional woodworking project, love playing a few card games, as well as chess, and enjoy trivia. I love sports (MLB & NFL), but am also interested in spirituality, yoga and meditation.
If you want to stay for only a night or longer than a week, please send me an email or message and I will consider it.