Reviews


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Michael, September, 2021
I stayed at Bird Hill Farm (the Quabbin Room), using it as my home base for a multiple day fishing trip on the Swift River. Prior to arriving, the host, Vance, filled me in on the room's location, how to access it, and what I wanted for breakfast. I'm not a fan of loose ends so this was really appreciated. When I got to Bird Hill Farm, Vance was working on some benches for an upcoming wedding. He immediately made me feel at home answering any questions that I might have and offering restaurant options (I arrived later in the afternoon). I put my bags in my room, clean, spacious and beautifully decorated with several local paintings and wide wood floors. The room reminded me of my grandparents' farmhouse, very homey and comfortable. The bathroom (shower included) was just across hall. It was very roomy and clean, amply supplied with soaps, towels and bath tissue. Though there were several things I loved about my stay at Bird Hill Farm, breakfast had to be the top. Vance would outdo himself each morning. It was hot, delicious, and filling, perfect for fueling a long day of fly fishing. Vance also provided fresh fruit and homemade baked goods along with refrigerated water and other beverages. Space was available in the fridge for any personal cold items. I would recommend a stay at Bird Hill Farm for anyone planning a trip to this part of Massachusetts. The place is beautiful, quiet, and relaxing. And, Vance is wonderful as host, going above and beyond to provide a perfect lodging experience. Thank you, Vance!
Kathy, September 2018
The chalk paint class was so much fun. I painted a sign and my cousin painted a bookcase. Vance did a great job of showing us techniques and the setting is fabulous. Highly recommend this class.

Alex York, PA - Summer 2018
We booked this house originally due to its close proximity to the to The Brimfield Antique Market! The property is incredible, spotless clean, minimalist yet comfortable, and incredible artwork everywhere. Vance was a joy to stay with. Our room was very private even with other guests on the property. Vance prepared us grab and go breakfast each morning and was a delight to talk to. His chihuahuas were such sweeties! Highly recommended!

The McCabe family - Northern Ireland, 2018
We were in town for the Brimfield antique fair. Delighted with our choice of accommodation. Vance has a lovely home, a real historic gem. We had gorgeous breakfast each day different which was so charming. The hospitality and chat was just great. Our children loved the two little dogs and WiFi was super fast so that kept them occupied in the evening. The decor is so lovely fresh, laid back with antique touches. Wishing the team at Birdhill farm all the best for the future.

Glen, December, 2017

You can always count on Vance to make you feel welcome in his home. If you need something, you only need to ask, he’ll make every attempt to make it happen.

Lauren, September, 2017
Vance's was the perfect place to come and relax after a full day at Brimfield. Great location! Close to the market, about 25 minutes and about the same to Sturbridge where we went to dinner (Avellino was amazing!). Comfortable beds and clean bathroom with a claw foot tub! Vance provided us with a great breakfast that helped us through an early morning of shopping. Would highly recommend staying here!.
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JAC Patrissi, founder, Growing A New Heart
What a good decision to hold one of the Growing A New Heart retreats at Bird Hill Farm!
Of all the retreat centers large and small that I have partnered with, Vance was the most attuned retreat host. Not only was the space accommodating—and embracing, a perfect container for the work, the food was delicious and nourishing and respectful of the differing food needs. Bird Hill Farm is filled with beauty. Beautiful touches, moving art, spaces that foster trust. I think this is because Vance has all those qualities and so the experience reflects him: he fosters trust; he is reflective and responsive. He is nurturing and unintrusive. All the participants talked to me about this, how healing his presence is, how gracious the space is. Without hesitation, I recommend holding you retreats and events at Bird Hill Farm.

ERIKA, July 2021: Vance was an amazing host.  He was warm, genuine, funny, and such a pleasure to work with.  He made us feel very welcome on his beautiful property.  We had a delicious multi-course breakfast and a scrumptious lunch.  It was the perfect space for our small team retreat.  Thank you for a wonderful day!

Jacquie, Georgia -  July, 2018
Vance's place is very comfortable and going back in time with the antiques and style of decor. Small touches of amenities were welcoming and the home being built in 1825 gave great historical value. Beautiful land layout and easy to get in and out of the property A park was right next door with a walking trail.

Kirsten, Minnesota - 2018
New England historic charm , with an exceptional thoughtful host with special touches created a very welcoming and comfortable first AirBnb experience.

Jeffery and J-LO!” Francis, New York - 2018
Vance is an awesome host with a stylish historical house. Everything is spotlessly clean, quiet and comfortable. We had a relaxing stay with the great bonus of spending time with Vance's fabulous dogs.

Holly, October 2017

We love to stay at Vance’s lovely, peaceful home. It is a beautifully restored farmhouse, with thoughtful attention to every detail.

John, September, 2017
Great place and super host. Really quiet and loved the antiques. So much better than a bland hotel. Bed was super comfortable. I will be back

Diana, September, 2017
My second stay at Bird Hill Farm was as enjoyable as the first. Vance does is utmost to make sure his guests are as comfortable as possible. It is the perfect sanctuary for a tired Brimfield vendor to come back to. I look forward to many visits in the years to come.
Allison, October, 2017
The home is absolutely beautiful, clean, and in a great location if one wants to get away for a vacation during prime fall foliage.

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Maria & Selim, NYC, September, 2021
Vance's Farm is a wonderful place to stay! Next to the entrance there is a living room for having breakfast in the morning or while getting ready to step out. All the rooms and the bathroom are upstairs. 
The house is beautifully maintained, discretely decorated, with interesting pieces of art...Combined with vintage utilitarian objects and well taken care off plants, the house sets up the tone for a calming experience. The original wood flooring throughout the house is precious...The outdoors has beautiful flowers, a large lawn and a parking spot.
Vance himself was very thoughtful and caring and great in communication, while observing the covid restrictions, as we did. He is a virtuoso of breakfast making to the point where he shall give lessons to other Airbnb hosts!! The bar is high now and so our future Airbnb stays will be doomed in comparison... 
The room was very cozy and clean, with a nice bed and furniture for a comfortable stay. The bathroom was perfectly clean and rarely large! 
The location of the house is awesome, next to Grenville Park, which totally worth a walk-through at the least! The proximity to the town is great while the nights are super relaxing since there is almost zero traffic. 
The regional street conditions are great for local trips to enjoy nature. Whenever we decide to visit this part of Massachusetts, we'll love to stay again at Bird Hill Farm! Thanks Vance!

Cybil, Arlington, VA - 2018
Vance is a wonderful host. The house looks exactly as it looks on the site. Quaint, artistic and great historic home but not fussy. Im a designer and very particular with style and I loved it. Vance was great communicating in advance and prepared a perfect oatmeal breakfast and coffee. Will definitely come back to visit again.

Dina, Michigan - 2018
Our stay was wonderful! Beautiful old farm house, comfortable beds, beautiful decorating, and thoughtful touches. Vance was a fantastic host - kind, welcoming, and communicative.

Esther, January 2018

Bird Hill Farm is an amazing bed and breakfast.The house and the individual rooms are beautiful, comfortable, and well appointed - with VERY comfy beds. It’s a peaceful and lovely place. Vance is an absolutely extraordinary host going above and beyond to make sure that your stay exceeds your expectations!!

Tracy, January 2018

Beautiful serene B&B with gracious host who can help you discover the many gems in this gorgeous area.

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