Downton Valley - The B & B Home
Downton Valley is a cozy, contemporary getaway for adult women that sits high atop a hill and overlooks the mountains and valleys beyond. Lined with windows, it allows for maximum enjoyment of the exquisite views. Its beautiful interior was designed with luxury and comfort in mind. Ten minutes west of Northampton center, it is in the heart of the Pioneer Valley.
Downton Valley 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 contemporary home at Downton Valley is elegantly designed to be both spacious and cozy. The house is lined with windows to maximize the exquisite views of the Pioneer Valley, the Holyoke Mountain Range and breathtaking sunrises.
The main level of the home is tastefully designed with Brazilian Koa floors throughout. In the main living area, the beautiful stone masonry heater adds warmth and coziness during the winter months. Next to the heater are chairs and a table where women can gather to enjoy their morning coffee or evening wine while overlooking the property and surrounding natural landscape.
The spacious Dowager room with a comfortable queen bed, private bath and shower, boasts large windows providing views of the beautifully landscaped grounds and the surrounding woods. The afternoon sunlight bathes this 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.
In the Music/Reading Room, expansive windows span almost from floor to ceiling. Select from a library of books featuring strong women, or catch up on your own reading in this well-lit corner room. If you are a musician, settle in behind the piano or strum the guitar while enjoying unparalleled views of the mountains.
Enjoy the beautiful view while working out on the treadmill, exercise bike and elliptical machine. Watch your form in the mirror-lined wall while utilizing yoga mats, weight machine and free weights, or meditate in the mindfulness area.
Settle in for a movie night or catch up on the morning news in the comfortable media room with a Samsung 75” LED television, which offers streaming and cable options.
Indoor exercise pool
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts can keep up with training in the indoor Endless Pool. Swim in place against the current to get a fabulous workout in a well-lit and decorated room with lots of privacy.
Play ping pong or pool, or choose from a wide selection of games or puzzles to play at the game table.
Explore your creative side. Whether you're an artist, designer, or simply love to draw, the drafting table is the perfect space to bring your ideas to life.
A highlight of staying at Downton Valley is enjoying full access to the beautifully maintained property, which is full of amenities that encourage guests to spend as much time in the outdoors as possible.
A central feature on the property is the outdoor heated saltwater pool, where you can enjoy the soothing feeling of swimming through warm saltwater while surrounded by the beautiful landscape and forest. The pool is open seasonally from mid-April to mid-October.
The deluxe outdoor Jacuzzi on the property is open year-round. Relax and unwind while the jets massage you. This is the ideal place to take in the stunning Massachusetts foliage or the serene winter snowfalls.
Next to the pool is a patio area with sun chairs and umbrellas where you can take a break from swimming. Also by the pool is a comfortably furnished, screened-in gazebo where you can relax, socialize and escape the sun.
At the front of the property, a spacious porch with lounge seating provides the perfect location to look out at the mountains. The porch leads down to the front lawn, where a fire pit provides the opportunity to enjoy a toasty campfire as you survey the panoramic view.
The property grounds are well-maintained and complete with gardens and natural stone details. From the backyard is direct access to women-made trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Downton Valley is an experiential getaway that is by women and for women. Our adult-women-only, trans-friendly oasis is the ideal location for various types of small events and gatherings.
Small, Intimate Weddings
Downton Valley provides an amazing setting for your meaningful day! The idyllic natural landscape is the perfect backdrop for your small ceremony, while the indoor common spaces are ideal for enjoying a cocktail hour or a small post-wedding celebration. After your wedding is over, you can enjoy your first nights as newlyweds in our beautiful Isobel or Dowager room.
Whether you now live far away from your sister or just want to step away from your daily lives to reconnect in a relaxing setting, meet at Downton Valley, and enjoy quality time together.
Close female friendships are to be cherished. Treat yourself to time with your besties! With ample amenities in the indoor and outdoor living areas, friends will have plenty of activities to enjoy during their weekend getaway.
Time moves fast. Give each other the gift of cherished time together. Our peaceful, remote setting in the Pioneer Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet weekend together.
Enjoy the beauty, quiet and intimacy of Downton Valley as you explore your new lives together. The private and tranquil setting, as well as special touches such as complimentary wine and a Jacuzzi, make for a romantic start to your new marriage.
Catch up with your female classmates from the past and share memories together while making new ones at Downton Valley. Make it a yearly destination!
Vacations & Weekend Getaways
Design your getaway to relax, stay put and enjoy our many amenities at Downton Valley, or explore all that Northampton and the surrounding area has to offer. Perhaps a combination!
Enjoy some quiet downtime amidst the post-graduation festivities. Downton Valley is the perfect base.
Experience Downton Valley
Come and explore Western Massachusetts from the most comfortable, well-appointed home-base in the area.