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
The McCabe family - Northern Ireland, 2018
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.
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!
Kirsten, Minnesota - 2018
Jeffery and J-LO!” Francis, New York - 2018
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
Diana, September, 2017
We had a wonderful time! It’s charming and rustic. Vance is a great host and his dogs are adorable. The meals were fantastic and tea by the fire in the evening is very cozy. Vance makes a killer apple cake. The area was beautiful and fun to explore. Great trails nearby. Definitely recommend staying here!
Maria & Selim, NYC, September, 2021
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
Dina, Michigan - 2018
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.
Call 413-277-8788 or email Vance for more information.