Saturday, July 14, 2012

Charming Bed and Breakfast in Massachusetts

In the small and quaint Western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington,  there's a charming bed and breakfast called The Acorn's Hope. 

Susanna Abarbanel bought the Cape Cod style house that houses the b&b 12 years ago.

She makes a person feel welcome but is not overpowering. She's very upbeat and really cares about each guest who steps into The Acorn's Hope.

The home is located on more than an acre of land and behind it is conservation land that cannot be developed.   

Here's Susanna on a swing that hangs from this majestic tree in the back yard.

Susanna loves birds and has feeders outside the dining room window.  Guests love watching their antics.

There are lots of bird decorations  inside of the b&b, too. They line window sills and are quite adorable to look at.

Ariel, an African gray parrot with a red/orange tail rules the roost, Susanna laughed.

She said she always wanted a parrot. 

She bought Ariel 13 years ago and the parrot celebrated a birthday this past spring.

Guests from around the world have come to The Acorn's Hope and Susanna fondly  remembers each of them. 

She has all kinds of little decorations throughout the b&b and it's fun to look at each of them, such as the brightly colored South American craft shown below!

This is a colorful cover on the bread basket.

 Here's a very unique butter dish with cover:

Many of the b&b's guests have become friends and return again and again to The Acorn's Hope.

Susanna also keeps flower gardens and there are flowers in vases throughout the house in the warmer months.

She said when an acorn falls, it's hoped that it takes root.  That's how she named her b&b.

Here's Susanna, standing in front of her b&b. Now wouldn't you just love to meet her and spend some time The Acorn's Hope?



Nellie said...

Yes, we've stayed at a B&B. In fact, a long-time friend operates one, and we often stay with her. I remember our time in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard a couple of years ago. My husband is always happy to see a good breakfast.:) I'm just happy that I don't have to think about preparing it.:)

Joyful said...

It looks like a delightful place to stay. I've stayed at many B&Bs over the years; especially in New Zealand when on holiday years ago. The thing I remember best is all the cereals laid out for tasty breakfast with Euro style muesli mixes. It was the first time I'd had this kind of breakfast.

diane.stetson said...

I've stayed at bed and breakfast places in California and Maine and always enjoyed them. Remember when YOU wanted to own one? I bet you just like taking pictures of them now...ha!

Bookie said...

Looks like a very inviting place...thanks for the pictures.

Lucy said...

I have never, but would love to sometime.That looks like a sweet one to visit.

Linda O'Connell said...

Never stayed at one, but always wanted to own one. These pictures are so inviting. Love the livingroom fireplace etc.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I've stayed at a couple of B&B's and enjoyed it very much! I love getting to know the owners and enjoying the breakfast time together. hugs, Linda

Dee said...

Thank you for sharing Susanna and The Acorn's Hope. I would stay there in the blink of an eye. I love how she chose the name...

Chatty Crone said...

Very pretty! It looks like a wonderful place to stay. I have never stayed in a B&B to be honest with you.


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