Stay in Robert Frost's beautiful house

Entire home hosted by Alexander

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 3.5 bathrooms
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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From 1931 to 1938, Robert Frost lived in this gracious 1874 house, located on a quiet, lovely Amherst street a short walk from town, Amherst College, and UMass. Our family of three moved here in 2021. For a few days in May–July 2022, the house can be yours for a country getaway, family get-together, or reunion/graduation weekend. High-ceilinged, private, full of remarkable details, and surrounded by beautiful old trees, this is a piece of Amherst history that is ready for your convivial group.

The space
The house is grand but cheerful, with excellent light. Downstairs there is a spacious living room, sitting room, dining room, study, front hall, and foyer, and large, renovated kitchen furnished with high-quality appliances and cooking equipment (plus a great pantry). Upstairs there are four bedrooms as currently configured, with 1 each king, queen, full, and twin mattress - sleeping 2 couples and 2 individuals. For an extra fee, there is a possibility of sleeping 8 by adding another queen mattress to a second-floor room that is currently used as an art studio. There are three full bathrooms upstairs (1 with bath, 2 with shower, 1 of which is en-suite with Bedroom 1) and a half-bath downstairs.

Some special features of the house are its beautiful inlaid floors downstairs, original windows, and many quirky and interesting details such as a pass-through window from pantry to dining room, and a built-in bookcase that once housed Robert Frost's own books.

The property is nearly an acre, with many special old trees, including a 175-year-old linden out front. There is a circular gravel driveway and a long paved driveway alongside the house. There is a large lawn with a pool which we expect open in May, as well as a porch by the living room and a deck next to the kitchen.

The house was built in 1874 for an early UMass professor, HH Goodell, whose family and descendants owned it until they sold it to Robert and Elinor Frost in 1931; since 1938 it has been owned by Amherst College and a succession of professors and administrators from the college.

The house is both comfortable and historically interesting. Given that it's our own family's house (which we'll be temporarily vacating), we appreciate guests who treat it with respect - though of course we also want you to make yourself at home and enjoy the place.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Washing machine
Free dryer – In unit
Bath
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced

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Where you’ll be

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

The house is located on a quiet, tree-lined street a short walk from town, UMass, and Amherst College. Coffee and movie nuts, take note of Amherst Coffee and Amherst Cinema, both excellent and a short walk from the house.

Hosted by Alexander

  1. Joined in May 2013
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Bilingual (German and English) family especially interested in music, writing, art, nature, coffee, and nice people. We've lived in Brooklyn, Berlin, and now the wilds of western Massachusetts.

During your stay

We will be staying nearby and can assist with keys or any issues that arise.
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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