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Luxury Suite @ Smith Homestead

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Smith Homestead in Alford, Massachusetts has been in our family for well over two hundred years and was once a dairy farm. We are located in one of the nicest settings in the Berkshires, with over 25 acres of fields and woods, and the crystal clear Alford Brook running through. We provide accommodations for single or double occupancy in our East Room suite, composed of a sitting room with fireplace, a spacious bedroom and a luxurious spa bath. We have wireless internet access. We offer a light breakfast of coffee, tea, along with fresh seasonal fruits with yogurt and or granola, fresh croissants and bread.

Take hikes through our fields and woods. Look for wildlife. The bird watching is great, I love to see the bluebirds especially. We are minutes away from Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Kripalu, and many other Berkshire attractions. Great restaurants are nearby in the surrounding area.

Come stay with us, relax in the quiet, the calm, the babbling brook. We are sure you will be pleased!

More Details

Susan Struzziero
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017


Alford Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Suite @ Smith Homestead
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

5 star gem you won't be disapointed

  • 5 of 5

Our short stay at the Smith luxury suite was fabulous. The accommodations were 5 stars. The location is centrally located where attractions and New York and Vermont were short scenic drives.

Susan and Tom and their daughter Julia are delightful, we enjoyed spending some time with them it was like we were with family.

Breakfast served was great, scones and muffins freshly made, served with fresh fruit a nice start to the day.

And lastly Beanie their border collie, being a dog lover I enjoyed playing with him. Waking up and going outside for fresh air and to be greeted by this energetic dog with stick or ball ready to play still brings a smile to our faces.

If you are looking for a great place to get away from it all you will not be disappointed a 5 star gem in the Berkshire's.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! When are you coming back? Beanie is waiting! Susan
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Cozy room with great breakfast

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Susan and Tom's for Presidents Day weekend. It was a last minute booking as we got last minute lift tickets to Catamount ski mountain. It was a perfect stay for us in a quiet area of the Berkshires. The jacuzzi tub was AMAZING after a long day of skiing (the air jets are great). The bathroom was lovely and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was delightful, delivered fresh to our door in a basket with coffee, juice, and milk in mason jars, fresh fruit, and freshly baked scones and muffins. It was my favorite part of the stay. Susan and Tom were very nice and had great suggestions for resturaunts and other things to do in the area. I would highly recommend staying here.

PS- My husband had a great time playing with their dog, Beannie! A friendly pup who is very skilled with a ball!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please come back anytime! Beanie is always ready to play!! Susan
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Comfortable base in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

A spacious and well-appointed bedroom and bath in the countryside just north of the beautiful town of Great Barrington. The warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts provided by the hosts add to the charm. Overall an excellent value.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you!! Please visit again anytime!! Susan
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Relaxing stay with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The Smith Homestead is a lovely gem tucked away on a beautiful piece of land in the Berkshires. Susan and Tom were very welcoming hosts and the suite was perfectly comfortable (especially the Jacuzzi tub!) and exactly as shown in pictures. We were in a great location to seeing all of the local attractions, while still feeling private. As previously stated, Susan's breakfasts each morning were a wonderful treat. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Susan and Tom for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kim and Trevor, you were great guests! We will happily share our bit of the Berkshires with you again anytime!
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Alford Heaven with the STARS to prove it!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet, comfortable, quiet, private, warm tasty breakfast pastries, wonderful walks, a wading brook, and great views. We chose to be away from the crowd for back to back concerts at Tanglewood, and chose the Smith Homestead from the pictures on the website. All was as pictured and described. Susan and Tom were congenial, helpful hosts for a wonderful anniversary get away weekend.

The description was spot on, all was clean and welcoming with gorgeous Country Curtain linens and draperies. We had a fun lunch at the Brewery in Great Barrington, and did a couple of carry-in picnics to concerts the rest of the weekend. Susan's breakfasts hand-delivered in a big 'ol basket really were a special touch. The night sky from your doorway is beyond words.

We will definitely share this with friends and family, and look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests, the kind you wish wouldn't leave! Thank you for the great review! Susan
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Really enjoy life in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure to stay with Susan and Tom in their beautiful suite in Alford. This is a great alternative to the very busy hustle and bustle of a hotel in the area, especially during peak season. The private suite has all of the amenities you would need, including wi-fi and tv, a great bathroom, and the little things that matter like lots of outlets, and a very comfy bed. Susan delivered muffins and coffee in the morning, and,even offered to let me use their land line (Cell service in the area is very spotty)

Do be aware that this is the only suite on the property, but I felt perfectly safe and comfortable for the two days I spent there.

I look forward to visiting again on my next visit to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Susan, for the wonderful review! We enjoyed your visit and welcome you back again! Susan Smith Farm Homestead
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Great Barrington Airport
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Butternut, Catamount
Car: necessary

Brookside Quiltworks • Stores

Beautiful quilt shop and gallery space.

Lee Premium Outlets • Stores • 17 Prime Outlets Boulevard

Lots of great stores, easy parking.

Catamount Ski area • Other • 2962 State HWY 23

Great local skiing - you can see the mountain from our hill. A short 15 minute drive.

Ski Butternut • Other • 380 State Road

Great local ski area. A short 15 minute drive.

Jacob's Pillow Dance • Arts and Entertainment • 358 George Carter Rd


The Dream Away Lodge • Restaurants • 1342 County Road

An eclectic and homey restaurant with great music. The location is beautiful!

Fuel Coffee Shop • Coffee • 286 Main Street

Great local coffee shop - snacks and lunches, too. Free Wifi.

Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount • Other • 2 Plunkett Street

Beautiful, historic home and grounds.

Bash Bish Falls • Other

Great area for easy hikes - cool in the summer!

The Triplex Cinema • Other • 70 Railroad Street

Great local movie theater, convenient to restaurants, parking.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center • Arts and Entertainment • 14 Castle Street

Beautifully restored theater - live entertainment, movies, HD Metropolitan Opera.

Gypsy Joynt • Restaurants • 293 Main Street

Warm and friendly meeting place for food, coffee, music (open mic night is Wednesday).

Baba Louie's • Restaurants • 286 Main Street

Great pizza, salads and pasta dishes!

Bizen • Restaurants • 17 Railroad Street

The best sushi and japanese food ever!

Great Finds Antique Center • Stores • 1840 North Main Street

I love to browse the booths in this place!

Berkshire South Regional Community Center • Other • 15 Crissey Street

Great place to take a fitness class, use the weight machines or treadmills, swim laps, enjoy the sauna.

Bookloft • Stores • 322 Stockbridge Road

A great independent bookstore, good browsing!

Guido's Fresh Marketplace • Groceries • 760 Main St

Fresh produce and great selections of unusual foods.

Berkshire Botanical Gardens • Other

A wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the gardens, sculptures and the Berkshires.

Berkshire Theatre Group • Arts and Entertainment • 111 South Street

See great productions and performances at this special venue.

Shakespeare & Company • Arts and Entertainment • 70 Kemble Street

Live theater is the best!

Norman Rockwell Museum • Arts and Entertainment • 9 Glendale Road

See famous Norman Rockwell paintings and special exhibits at a beautifully sited museum.

Tanglewood Musical Center • Arts and Entertainment • 297 West Street

The summer home of the world famous Boston Symphony Orchestra is a wonderful venue for music, picnicing, and relaxing under the stars.


Rates & Availability

Alford Farmhouse Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

The suite accommodates two persons only, no pets are allowed, there is not kitchen access, and smoking is not allowed on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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