The Old Mill Experience
Truly unique among bed and breakfasts, the Old Mill Inn offers guests a peaceful retreat within easy reach of the 5-college area and all the Berkshires have to offer. Under new ownership since September 2013, we have made many improvements to create an unforgettable stay for our guests. The Old Mill Inn sits on bank of the Mill River in Hatfield, and guests can relax to the sound of the rushing river and our own waterfall. Originally built as a grist mill in 1870, the Mill has seen many transformations, from gun machining shop to office building to its most recent incarnation in 2006 as a luxury bed and breakfast. For those of you who are looking for a private retreat, romantic getaway, or a one-of-a-kind place to hold a meeting or event, the Old Mill Inn offers it all. In addition to our nine rooms with private baths, we offer two suites with kitchens and room for additional guests. The Cascade Suite is just above the falls with unforgettable views and the soothing sound of rushing water below. The Hatfield Suite is also suited for longer stays, perfect for academics or those seeking accommodation while house-hunting in the area. All of our rooms and suites are tastefully appointed with antiques reflecting the style of the Victorian era through the early 20th century. The open beam construction is reminiscent of loft-style apartments and New England barn conversions, and each room is unique. We offer luxury, European-style linens, personal coffee makers in each room, HDTV and WiFi access, and an upscale amenity package in each of our modern bathrooms. Guests who are staying awhile are welcome to use our coin-op washer and dryer.
Your first impression will be that of a warm and welcoming country house as you drive up to the Mill. If you arrive in the fall you will enjoy the beautiful colors of the foliage on the trees surrounding our property. As you step out you will realize how close you are to the Mill River rushing by, and you cannot miss the view of the falls from our front deck. Be sure to check out our custom designed frog pond by the front entrance. Spring through Fall, at any one time you will likely see several frogs sunning themselves on the rocks. Take a moment to sit in the sun on the benches facing the pond and listen to the peaceful sounds of the falls and rural Hatfield as you find yourself – for a moment or a long weekend – transported back to an era where life moves at a slower pace.
Start you day with a delicious three-course breakfast and speciality coffee from a local roaster. We offer a different, hearty menu every day. Our speciality is homemade scones, but you can also expect a warm main dish, ranging from blueberry french toast to mushroom spinach frittata and a fresh fruit bowl. We also always have a cold breakfast bar set out for our guests, with a selection of cereals, juices and yogurt.