472 West Cummington Road
Cummington, MA 01026
Hosts: The McColgans
A two hundred year old Dutch Colonial farmhouse on a twenty-five acre
working sheep and berry farm nestled in the hills of Western Massachusetts.
Enjoy this Bed and Breakfast by reading by the parlor stove, putting your
feet up on the fieldstone porch with the views of the fields, rolling hills
and gardens. You can enjoy the hot tub in it's enclosed gazebo, or have tea by
the kitchen stove. It's no wonder that this B&B has a long list of fans.
Twelve suggestions for how to spend a night, week-end, or a week at Cumworth
Farm Bed and Breakfast.
Suggestion 1: Sit by the hearths and read a book.
Suggestion 2: Take a hike along the nearby paths in the woods, or hike down
to Chesterfield Gorge.
Suggestion 3: Help Ed feed the sheep-or pick your own raspberries and
blueberries in season.
Suggestion 4: Swim and picnic at one of the many nearby ponds or lakes.
Suggestion 5: Relax in the hot tub and watch the stars.
Suggestion 6: Enjoy Ed's wonderful pancake and sausage breakfasts-- with his own
maple syrup made on the farm.
Suggestion 7: Drive into Northampton, only 30 minutes away, and enjoy its lively
galleries and boutiques, and a plentiful offering of fine restaurants.
Suggestion 8: Explore the historic William Cullen Bryant Homestead just down
the road, or visit historic Old Deerfield, only a half hour away.
Suggestion 9: Stop by a local crafts fair, attend a country auction, or visit
your kids at camp.
Suggestion 10: Partake of the area's renowed music and theater offerings, from
15 to 45 minutes away. Music at Tanglewood, dance at Jacob's Pillow, Shakespeare
at the Mount, Sunday piano concerts at the Sevenars, plays at the miniture Theater
of Chester, Williams College Festival, and the Berkshire Theater Festival, chamber
music at the Mohawk Trail concerts: these are just some of the superb artistic
events near Cumworth Farm.
Suggestion 11: Spend an afternoon at the excellent college art museums at Smith,
Amherst, and Williams Colleges, or a the nationally acclaimed Clark Art Museum
Suggestion 12: Lie in a hammock and watch the birds.
There are thousands of blueberry and raspberry bushes that produce plenty of
fruit for jam and jelly. And the maple sugaring operation continues to use
wood to boil sap that is collected from 4,000 taps.
Your Host- Ed McColgan (with friends)
Ed has had varied work experience during this career. He has worked on
potato, dairy, and tobacco farms as a youngster. Later Ed has served as a
college history professor, Massachusetts Bicentennial director, state
legislator, Northampton city councilor, and Department of Public Health
executive. Ed has owned this 200-year-old farmhouse since 1979.