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.

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!

Amber, August, 2017
Vance went above and beyond to make our stay with him feel at home and relaxing. Not only was the home beautiful but everything in the town of Ware was homie and peaceful. Definitely reccomend this place.

Ed, White Plains, New York, July 2016
Vance was a great host. We got in much later than expected because of car trouble, but Vance waited up for us and was very understanding. The space was charming – and perfect for getting to Palmer Motorsport Park a few miles away.”

Stephanie, Hoboken, New Jersey, July 2016
Vance provided a warm welcome upon arrival. He was a great host, making wonderful breakfasts, nice conversation, and good tips for the area. The room was clean, well-furnished, and had AC. The house is beautiful, from the basement to the barn. Overall, we had a nice stay and great experience.”

Kara, Washington D.C., June 2016
Vance is a wonderful host! He made me feel welcome and right at home. The renovated country Farmhouse, bedrooms and bath are beautifully decorated, modern, comfortable, clean, and chock full of amenities. Vance is also a tremendous chef/cook; breakfast was deliciously yummy and healthy too. I stayed here overnight when traveling from Stockbridge to Boston and highly recommend visiting this B&B whether ‘Ware’ is your final destination or as stopover in between!”

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.

Todd, Cochester, CT June 2016

“Vance was friendly and accommodating, and the farmhouse was (for lack of a better word) cool. The decor was rustic, old fashioned and artsy, but the house was still functional. I did not get a chance to fully enjoy my stay – I checked in quickly then rushed out for a meeting and Red Sox game, returned at midnight and had to be out the door by 5am. Not an ideal stay at this beautiful house. As with any older house, the floors and doors were creaky and I felt bad getting home so late and waking up so early. But Vance assured me that it was fine and had a quick breakfast ready for me to grab on way out. I contacted Vance the next day because I left my tolietry bag there. He was quick to respond and immediately sent it to my house. Overall, great guy, great house.”

Vanessa, Caledonia, Canada, May 2016
“Vance was a wonderful host. Even though we arrived late, Vance was warm and welcoming. Our room was lovely, the beds were comfortable, everything was clean and stylish, and the bathroom was bright and huge! We came for the Brimfield sale, and despite our very early morning starts, Vance prepared super yummy smoothies for us to take in the car. The entire property is charming, from the house to the barns and paddocks. The park next door has a wonderful walking trail. Vance and his two (very well behaved!) dogs made our stay feel more like visiting a friend. We will be back, again and again!”
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.

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.

Nora, September, 2017
Serene environment. Comfortable b&b. Lovely and artistic host.

BreAnna, Xenia, OH, July 2016

Clean, peaceful, beautiful. Enjoyed our 5 days stay with Vance. Great host. Knows how too cook a mean breakfast! Very accommodating with your schedule. Home does have multiple rooms for guests to stay with one bathroom to share between guests. Great place if your looking to unplug, does have the convince of wifi. Has the two sweetest little dogs. Would definitely recommend!

Nancy, Ejlijay, GA, June 2016
Vance was born to host. His warm personality and genuine hospitality left me relaxed and revitalized. The breakfast and healthy smoothies he made me were delicious. The tub was relaxing and the room was so serene. I had a great time playing with his little dogs and enjoying the scenery. I enjoyed myself so much, I didn’t want to leave.”


Call  413-277-0373 or email Vance for more information.