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fireplace and shared gourmet kitchen
Private room in house

Quiet country living above Amherst


Quiet country living above Amherst

5 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 private bath
5 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 private bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

UMass faculty offering rooms in
my large colonial home in Shutesbury:
a suite with 3 rooms and private bath.

Shared gourmet kitchen, bright and spacious shared living/dining, fireplace. Wifi. Cell coverage.


Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM


42 Reviews

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2018
Wayne's home was a perfect getaway for our family. Plenty of sleeping space, beautiful kitchen! The surrounding yard gave us a great dose of being in nature. We enjoyed his super friendly cats! For activities - we highly recommend the tour of the Emily Dickenson House in Amherst …
Daniela User Profile
July 2018
Wayne's house was an excellent choice for our big group. We enjoyed the large living room and deck, which overlooks a beautiful meadow. Wayne went above and beyond to accommodate our friend's toddler too. He shared plenty of toys and a bed for the baby. Wayne was a very generous,…
Eric User Profile
May 2018
A wonderful retreat close enough to Amherst to make us the envy of our college reunion. Just a 15 minute drive through beautiful countryside, The Wayne Manor is beautiful inside and out, with a rustic charm on all four levels of the home, and beautiful grounds to gaze upon or str…
Mateal User Profile
May 2018
This house is GORGEOUS! A rustic post-and-beam home that I loved so much I even took some photos of! I hope to be able to mimic some of the features some day :). Our two-year-old loved the wooden toys and the play area. And Wayne was so sweet and helpful, especially considering t…
Steffen User Profile
May 2018
Our stay here was a fantastic experience. During our short visit, we enjoyed the beautiful nature on a little hike through the woods as well as the cozy ambience in this spacious and clean accommodation. Most of all, we liked our fruitful conversations with Wayne while having a c…
Miriam User Profile
May 2018
Large comfortable home in scenic location with easy access to all the pioneer valley has to offer. Awesome host.
Jean User Profile
May 2018
We had a very enjoyable stay. The home has a unique style, very relaxing and with lovely views. We were there to attend the two day graduation ceremonies at UMass Amherst, which had us moving all over campus. It was so nice to return to the home and just relax. It’s in a great lo…

Hosted by Wayne

Shutesbury, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in February 2014
Wayne User Profile
59 Reviews
I have been an engineering professor at UMass Amherst since 1990. I enjoy hosting guests, cooking, music and gardening and I love living in rural New England. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor sports, hiking, climbing, biking, and have traveled extensively in Europe. I am happy…
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