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.
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?
HAVE YOU STAYED AT A B&B?
IF YES, WHAT IS ONE THING YOU REMEMBER ABOUT YOUR STAY?