Innkeepers Lisa Lippiello and Bonnie Sachs are both transplants to Northampton from New York and Michigan, respectively.
Lisa, a partner at Olin Lippiello LLP law firm, and Bonnie, a gifted local artist, have raised four children between them. Now that the children are grown, together, they had the dream and vision to create Downton Valley™, an exclusive getaway for women in the heart of the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.
They cherish everything about their new home, which boasts a rainbow crosswalk in the center of town!
Downton Valley™ Suites
The Dowager Room – The spacious Dowager room with a queen bed, private bath and shower, boasts large windows, providing a view of the beautifully landscaped grounds and the surrounding woods. The afternoon sunlight bathes this room.
Flat Rate: $295 per night (no tax)
Isobel Room – The intimate, cozy Isobel room, with its private bath and shower, has a beautiful, comfortable, queen-sized bed from which early risers can view the often-spectacular sunrise over the mountains.
Flat Rate: $275 per night (no tax)
This is an exceptional space. The views are amazing. It's a sprawling mountain resort. The outside makes you feel like you are in a hideaway and the inside is cozy, tastefully decorated, and extremely clean. The hosts are wonderful and really look to cater to any need. While we were there, we got to enjoy the pool which was both clean and spacious. This inn has just about everything you need. The hosts' attention to detail for both the decor, furniture, and layout of the home is amazing. I would recommend this space to anyone looking for that home away from home feel.Julia CurranGoogle Review
Downtown Valley is a serene oasis just minutes from downtown Northampton MA. The outdoor spaces are incredible ~ private backyard with pool, gazebo and hot tub and the front yard with sprawling views of the valley and hills beyond is glorious and so worth a visit, whether for a day or a long weekend. Every time I am there, I leave feeling revitalized. The inside of the house is stunning, as well. Bonnie and Lisa are always welcoming and warm and the house and grounds are kept up impeccably. Highly recommended!!Julie HeldGoogle Review
My stay at Downton Valley was simply lovely. My mom and I stayed there in October and the views of the trees from the house are absolutely stunning! The deck is the perfect place to sip on a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine.Megan RedmonGoogle Review
The house itself is amazing! “Wow” is the first word to come to mind when I pulled up. There is plenty to do at the house and it is decorated beautifully.
Lisa Sue and Bonnie are wonderful hosts and they truly make you feel so welcomed and cared for.
The quaint town of Northampton is conveniently a close drive away if you want to get out and about to do some exploring. There are lots of family-owned shops and restaurants to suit all styles and taste buds.
I highly recommend Downton Valley!
I was lucky enough to visit Downton Valley not long after Lisa and Bonnie opened their newer, spacious home home to guests this past summer. It is gorgeous and I can highly recommend it! Because of the hilltop site it seems that every corner of the house has a different lovely, photo-worthy view. I especially enjoyed my walk in the woods, which was a peaceful hour on beautiful, well-maintained trails. This was followed by another highlight of my visit (on a warm day!): a cool swim in the large pool and then sitting in the sun in the beautifully landscaped pool area. The hosts have done a lovely job with this gem of an inn and it is not to be missed on a visit to the Northampton area!Anne WerryGoogle Review
This is a fabulous place to stay for so many reasons...one being the incredible view from the front porch...breathtaking...another reason is the awesome Jacuzzi/Hot tub which is always something I look for when staying away from home. The accommodations couldn't be better. If you come in the summer the inground pool and lounge chairs are a great way to spend the day. In the fall and winter there are a number of marked trails behind the property for hiking, meditation or just connecting with nature. Not to mention that Bonnie and Lisa are the most gracious hosts. I highly recommend Downton Valley!Lisa SpencerGoogle Review
Lisa and Bonnie are two of the most amazing host you will ever find. From the moment we arrived, it was clear that every aspect of our stay was perfectly planned. Downton Valley is simply amazing, with their attention to detail unparalleled. Our stay was not neary enough time to fully explore and appreciate all this home has to offer. However, it is not the amenities that left us feeling most excited, It was the new friends we made. Not often in life do you meet two strangers that immediately have such a impact on your welbeing. Our return trip is already being planned, we can't wait to see you again!!!Gtetchen KaneGoogle Review
What an exceptionally beautiful space - it felt like an exclusive mountain retreat! Lisa and Bonnie are gracious hosts and they have opened their home as a lovely bed and breakfast by women for women - a rare find these days. Each detail of their home was carefully curated (Bonnie is a talented artist) and rooms such as “The Dowager” cleverly paid homage to the Downton Abbey show. We especially enjoyed Lisa’s farm to table vegetarian meal - quinoa with kale, cranberries and pecans accompanied by some locally grown tomatoes and delicious greek dressing. The views from the home overlooking the Holyoke Range are bar none - large windows all around, and a cozy fireplace and comfortable music / reading room. We appreciated amenities such as their well-equipped and spacious gym, naturally landscaped large pool deck/hot tub (we also liked that we were welcome to invite some guests to enjoy the amenities of their outside space if we desired), and walking trails adjacent to their property. You will not be disappointed by Downton Valley. We will be back!Margie BrennerGoogle Review
Complimentary afternoon wine & cheese; Optional vegetarian 3-course dinner available upon request (additional fee)
Downton ValleyTM is situated in the quaint New England town of Northampton. It is known for its lively artist community and galleries, delicious restaurants, and thriving downtown. Affectionately named “Paradise City,” and described as “a cross between the rural and the urbane,” it also has close proximity to numerous points of interest.
- The Botanic Garden of Smith College – 4.4 miles
- Smith College Museum of Art – 4.6 miles
- National Yiddish Book Center – 10 miles
- Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art – 12 miles
- Emily Dickinson Museum – 12 miles
- Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory – 16 miles
- Historic Deerfield and Yankee Candle Flagship Store – 18 miles
- Six Flags New England – 19 miles
- Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums – 22 miles
- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – 22 miles
- The Big E – 22 miles
- Lee Outlets – 26 miles
- Tanglewood – 30 miles
- Norman Rockwell Museum – 31 miles
- Museum of Contemporary Art – 34 miles
- Mark Twain estate – 37 miles
Wineries & Breweries
Glendale Ridge Vineyard
- Downton Valley is an adult-women-only property (21+).
- Downton Valley is trans inclusive.
- Rates include:
- Lodging for one or two people per room
- Daily continental breakfast
- Use of all the amenities
- Minimum stay may be required.
- We accept Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.
- There is NO smoking anywhere on the property.
- Except for the resident dog, Charlie, no pets are allowed on the premises.
- Only registered guests are allowed inside the Inn.
- Adult friends and family (21+) of registered guests may use the outdoor amenities at a daily rate of $25.00 per person.
- (Limited to 4 persons per day/per reservation)
- Quiet hours are between 10 pm and 8 am daily.
- Check-in is between 3 pm and 8 pm.
- Check-out is 11 am.
- All cancellations must be in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cancellations greater than 30 days prior to arrival date: full refund, less a 10% service fee.
- Cancellations greater than 14 days, but less than 30 days prior to arrival date: 50% refund.
- There are no refunds for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the first day of the reservation, no-shows, missed nights or early departures.
- Please understand that we strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as cancellations affect us greatly. We hope you’ll come visit with us another time.
Covid-19 Policies and Important Information
We are excited to have you vacation with us here at Downton Valley™. We are committed to keeping our guests, families, and our beloved community safe.To that end, we require all our guests to be 100% vaccinated and boosted at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and to provide proof of vaccination and booster when you arrive. However, if you are ineligible for a booster because you received your last vaccine within the last 6 months, a booster is not required.
The Covid-19 situation is an ever-changing matter. In order to protect our guests and ourselves, we have been keeping a very close eye on all developments and recommendations. We strictly adhere to the Safety Standards issued by the CDC, Massachusetts Department of Health and the City of Northampton Health Department, which can be viewed here.
The safety and well-being of our guests are the highest priority at Downton Valley™. While we always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness, we are taking additional precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19 pathogens and the variant(s). We have put into place essential preparatory and prevention measures to our already top-notch housekeeping processes, ranging from increased cleaning and sanitizing frequency, adjustments in the manner we serve breakfast, and keeping ourselves healthy and safe.
Your reservation acts as your certification that you have complied or will comply with all requirements and orders of Massachusetts State and local laws and the policies of Downton Valley™. Of course, feel free to contact us directly so that questions or concerns may be clarified before you complete your reservation.
As you can imagine, the regulations and restrictions surrounding Covid-19 change frequently. We ask that you check back to our Covid-19 policies prior to your visit to familiarize yourself with all restrictions, dining and activity arrangements and availability, as those items may change prior to your visit.
We want everyone who visits Downton Valley™ to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. Please know that we originally built our home for us and our four children to live in. Now, that they are grown, we have decided to open our home to other women in the hopes that they will get out of it what we do: tranquility, peace, and comfort. It has limited facilities in regard to handicapped accessibility. The Dowager, living room, reading/music room, dining room and kitchen are on the main floor. Two steps provide access to the home. There are two steps that lead from the back porch to the backyard/pool and one step that leads to the front deck. We do not have ramps to enter or exit the main house. The Isobel, Cora, media room, game room and exercise pool room are on the lower level and the fitness gym and mindfulness area are on the upper level. Both the upper and lower levels are accessed by several stairs. Please refer to this information when considering your stay at Downton Valley™.