Bed and Breakfast: Starlight Llama
Starlight Llama Bed and Breakfast is Massachusetts’ first solar-powered, off-the-grid, bed and breakfast. Our B&B opened in 2008 so we could showcase the ease of solar-living, provide you with a 'green' getaway, and share our land, animals and farm. We are just 5 minutes from Florence Center and 8 minutes from downtown Northampton, but light years from the noise, hustle, and hassle of city life. Our bed and breakfast is a wonderful alternative to a hotel; we offer a fantastic fresh breakfast and can easily accommodate gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diets; provide wonderful suggestions for what to do in the area and give clear directions on how to get there; and at no local hotel, inn or B&B but Starlight Llama can you get a great cup of coffee, pat a goat, watch a llama take a dust bath, and charge up your cell phone with solar power, all before 9 a.m.?
To reserve a room: Email us at email@example.com or call us at 413-584-1703.
TripAdvisor does it again: Names Starlight Llama as one of the top ten unique hotels, b&b's and accommodations! While we think we look downright tame by comparison, we are excited to be in the company of very unique places to stay: for example a hotel shaped like a dog, a Cave, a floating cottage and more! Check it out, share this news with friends, then email us to book your stay.
TripAdvisor names Starlight Llama "GreenLeaders Platinum" in 2013! See the News page for a short story on what this honor means.
Looking for a room or rooms for Smith College, UMass, Amherst College, Hampshire College or Mt. Holyoke Parents weekend, Graduation 2014, Homecoming, or your Class Reunion? We are taking 2014 Reservations now! Call or email to book today!
(photo taken by guest Michael Aquino)
There is much to do at Starlight Llama besides get a good night's sleep! Hike, bike, snowshoe, walk our trails, and if you'd like, weed a garden, help bring in the hay, or help John pound a few handmade nails into his reproduction Thoreau cabin. A visit to our bed and breakfast allows you access to 120 acres of our conservation restricted property, land that has been in our family for 6 generations. This is your getaway, so if you want a slower pace, feel free to sit on the deck with a cup of coffee and your laptop (we have free wi-fi for email) or just relax and watch the llamas graze or see the peacocks walk by.
Starlight Llama offers three beautiful rooms each decorated with original art and a blend of antique, contemporary and Shaker reproduction furniture. Each of our rooms have a single queen sized bed and their own bathroom. Two rooms have their own private bathroom en suite and have their own private entrance. The third room is the largest, and its private bathroom is located directly across the hall.
Our vegetarian breakfast starts with coffee or an offering of teas, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola followed by delicious Swedish oatmeal, pumpkin-spice pancakes, apple cider French toast, egg dishes compliments of our free-range hens, or seasonal foods from our organic gardens. We can easily accommodate vegan, gluten or dairy-free diets, and we like to know if you have food allergies.
To book your stay call 413-584-1703 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Why no booking online? We like to talk to our guests, answer your questions, be certain that we understand your food allergies or special concerns, and we aim to make your stay a personal experience. No time to call? We respond to emails several times a day so we are easy to reach.
Sorry, for the health of our guests and our animals, we cannot accomodate dogs or cats and we are smoke-free in the building and on the grounds. We are 100% off-the-grid, we stay cool the old-fashioned way - with shades, closing/opening the house at the right time, and each room has fans but no air conditioning. Even in the worst of the heat, we are always 5 degrees cooler than in town!
Starlight Llama Bed & Breakfast is located in the Florence section of Northampton, in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts. Florence was the home of Sojourner Truth and a lovely sculpture located nearby honors her and the region's abolitionist past.
Starlight Llama is the perfect 'central location' for much of what the area has to offer. Our guests tell us we feel 'delightfully remote’ yet we are just 3 minutes from Musante Beach, 5 minutes from Look Park or the Arts & Industry Building - home of seasonal Studio Art tours, and we are 12 minutes from downtown Northampton and Smith College.
We aim to keep up with 'what is happening' in the area to make your stay with us both simple and fun. Visit us during UMass, Hampshire College, Smith College, or Mt Holyoke Alumni or Parent's weekend! Plan your stay around who's playing at the Calvin, Iron Horse, Mountain Park, Paradise City Arts Fest, or Look Park's summer Pines Theater performances! Come ride the area's bike trails, hike Mt. Tom, visit Mass MOCA, bring your canoe/kayak and enjoy the areas rivers, ask for directions to the Montague Book Mill and the Peace Pagoda, wander the Pioneer Valley's incredible array of restaurants and brew pubs of Northampton, Amherst and Williamsburg, and that is just a start. Our region has it all: nature, art, theater, music, locally-owned shops, and food options that circle the globe made from fresh ingredients grown by Valley farmers!
Call or email us at email@example.com to reserve your room today!