More comments from our guest book (most recent comments last) :
"Your warmth and charm were appreciated. We felt very much at home, Diana. In gratitude.”
--- Jean, Delmar, NY
"Loved the black & white cat. She spent the night on our bed + all the comforts of home!"
--- Dona and George, Amenia, NY
"You are amazing! Lovely home and warm kind woman." --- Linda, Provo, Utah
"Beautiful home and cats! Thanks for your hospitality." ---Christina and Carlo, Huntington, NY
"relaxed and comfy atmosphere" ---Donna, West Boylston, MA
"Thank you so much for making us feel at home. ..”---Matthew and Grace, Las Vegas, NC
"Thank you for the great hospitality and the beautiful accommodations!" ---Raymond and Patricia, Litchfield, CT
"Wonderful time. Thank you. Excellent breakfast!" Kevin and Elizabeth, South Boston, MA
"Beautiful area & home. Had a great time. Thanks" ---William and Kris, Milan, MI
"Enjoyed trip slept great!" --- Bob and Pam, Bangor, MI
"Your home and hospitality are wonderful! Thanks!" ---Kevin and Janel, Mapteon, Utah
"Thanks for everything. You've been most gracious." ---Art and Shelley, Draper, UT
"What a great place to stay!" Dwight, Wahington, DC
"Simply lovely surroundings, people + cats. Thanks, Diana. I'll be back." --- Judith, Allentown, NJ
"Thank you Diana. I like you very much. I like your attitude." Graciela, Las Vegas, NV
"Thanks for your warm hospitality and such a comfortable place to stay. We look forward to coming again, and we love your cats!" Heather, Geoffery, Hannah and Aaron, Portland, OR
"Thank you so much for going to great effort ( and distance)for us and our needs. We so enjoyed your generous hospitality." --- Tzvi and Shulamit, Far Rockaway, NY
"We had a great time here. Diana is a fantastic hostess, and I would love to come back. I could not ask for anything more. She treats people as valued guests, not just as business customers." ---Gerald and Susan, NY, NY
"Very nice place to stay." --- Fred, Boca Raton, FL
"Thank you so much. Your house was so comfortable to stay in!" ---Ashley, Sabattus, ME
"This place is great it was a lot of fun just having a place like home to come back to." --- Adam, Sabattus, ME
"Your place is very nice." --- Morgan, Greene, ME
"Thanks for a wonderful and warm weekend. We felt so at home. The food and accommodations were great!! Good luck with all your endeavors." --- Hinda and Jay, Suffern, NY
"My kids had a 'blast.' Thank You for everything!!" --- Kevin, Verona, NJ
"Set the mood for our family reunion- warm and cozy and wonderful!" ---Betsy and Torrey, Verona, NJ
"Thanks for your warm and relaxed hospitality and letting us into your life! God Bless You!" ---Janet and James, Denville, NJ
"What a delightful welcoming! We ALL thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Thanks a heap." ---Jean and Nick, Caldwell, NJ
"You are a wonderful hostess" --- Esther and Paul
“It has been a pleasure. Enjoyed your lovely home." Pierce, Melrose, MA
"We felt right at home. Very comfortable." ---Myron and Martha, Jonesboro, AR
“GREAT! We slept wonderful amd thank you for breakfast.” --- Robert and Eve
“This was amazing. Diana has been so kind and everything was PERFECT!" ---Anant, NY, NY
"Greatest place and great lady. Will come as soon as possible." --- Helen and Tzvi, Haifa, Israel
"Wonderful stay!" ---Mervyn and Joyce, Willoughby, IA
“Very gracious hostess and facility. Haimish." ---Rita and John,
"Ill be back!! Just great." "Charming, as usual." ---Gloria and Alan, Woodmere, NY
Very welcoming." ---Scott and Carla, Dighton, MA
"Beautiful House!" --- Bob and Judi, Saco, ME
"Wonderful time." ---Florence, Springfield, MO
""Beautiful home! Thank you - we'll be back!" ---Jim and Amy, Limerick, ME
"Outstanding! Will come again and tell others."
--- J. and E. H., Warwick, RI.
"Magical, enchanting & warm with love!"
--- R.T.B., Northampton, MA
"Exceptional Food! Made with love."
--- D.B., Thorndike, MA
"A charming and historic B&B. That's a huge bed!"
--- M.B., New York, NY
"Excellent host and accommodations."
--- I.S., Longmeadow, MA
"Charming! Beautiful! Feels like home!"
--- C.H. and D.W., Woodstock, VT.
"Tres beau sejour...Merci Diana...Tres gentille...."
--- T., G., L. and P.
"Peaceful and cozy. Thanks."
--- C.F., NYC
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B. K. presented us with this darling paper sculpture by E. Kay Marlin in March, 2009 with a lovely note: "I just knew that the Lathrop House would be a charming experience. Thank you for all the special touches - These four days will be remembered for a lifetime."
"Thank you very much. Merci beaucoup. You have a very nice home et votre acceuil est très chaleureux. Bonne chance pour la suite."
J.L.G. and A. F., Montreal, Canada
"Your kindness and homey atmosphere made a sad situation [a death in the family] much more bearable."
L. family, Swampscott, MA
"Very welcoming & warm."
C. and K. B., Ashland, OR
"Great house and hostess."
M. and A. R.
"Thank you for such a pleasant 2 nights' rest!"
M.P. and J.R.
"Thanks for a comfortable stay!"
C., N. and R. S., Houston, TX
"Thanks for your kindness and hospitality - your home is wonderful."
J. and C. R., Weston, CT
"Delightful owner! Lovely accommodations...and exceptional breakfasts! Thank you!"
L. and R. B., Laguna Niguel, CA
"The bed was wonderful.! Breakfast was great too. I will be back!
---N.O., Woodstock, GA
"Lovely home - we really enjoyed your hospitality."
--- A. and C. D., Biddeford, ME
"Can't beat it!."
H.T., Beverly, MA
"Great. Thanks for your hospitality."
L.H., Springfield, MA
"I'm delighted to be here - lovely home and hospitality!"
L.G., Irvine, CA (grew up locally.)
"Thanks for everything. You are a wonderful hostess!"
M. V. H., Glendale, CA
"Staying here has been a beautiful experience and it's hard to leave behind! I liked all the little touches - interesting books, dishes of candy, blueberries and cream & friendly cats!"
"Hospitality was superb and the accomodations were just fabulous! Thanks for such a wonderful Shabbos! We really enjoyed ourselves. We'll be back!!"
A. and T. E., Lakewood, NJ
"Gorgeous house, very comfortable bed and spacious room. You are a very considerate and terrific hostess. We will stay here again if we are ever in the area again!"
E.G. and J.B., Hampton, VA
"Beautiful rooms, comfortable beds, very yummy breakfasts, everyone was gracious and friendly. (I loved the cats!) I had a great time here."
T., E., F. and S. K., Brooklyn, NY
"What a wonderful home. Diana is so friendly and makes you feel so welcome. Thanks so much!"
J.R., Tucson, AZ
"Diana is a helpful and generous hostess, assisted by her daughter, friendly Bébé and interesting Orange."
F.P. Tucson, AZ
"You have just walked in the door and can't believe how beautiful this home is! Well...the really neat part is: Diana truly is the reason your stay will be so special. We recommend 'Mixed Nuts' and popcorn. Thanks a bundle!"
T.P., Tinton Falls, NJ and B.B., Trucksville, PA
"Thank you for allowing us a wonderful getaway. Your hospitality and charming house was a warm surprise."
S. and A. Danbury, CT
"Lovely home & hostess! Wish we could've stayed longer. Thanks so much for the gift certificate..."
R., J. and C. C., Ft. Collins, CO
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"Great to have you in the neighborhood!"
W.W., Springfield, MA
"What a wonderful experience spending the night in this delightful home!"
N. and A. V., East Brunswick, NJ
"Loved the house. Baby the cat is a sweetie!"
T. and M. E., Ft. Worth, TX
"A wonderful house."
The G. family, Woburn, MA
"A beautiful home and a wonderful hostess! Thank you!"
J.O. and D. M., San Diego, CA
"We had a great time. It was wonderful for a family reunion!"
B. and D. W., Clemson, SC
"A delightful visit!"
B.L., Somerville, MA
"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home."
A.F. and M. R., Chicago, IL and Ashburn, VA
"We had a wonderful stay. Thanks!"
M.C. and V. H., New York, NY
"Lovely home - very welcoming."
B. and E. M., Torrington, CT
"Glad to be back!" T.and J.C., Ann Arbor, MI
"Can't wait to stay here." G.G., Islip, LI
"Goodbye, Orange & Baby!" J and D. K, Cambridge, MA
"Lovely home & company!" S. and T. D. Schenectady, NY
"Thank you for your care!" K and N. A. Cazenovia, NY
How is life in Springfield? Hope all is well.. Looking forward to another visit to you and your beautiful area sometime during one of the coming years!
Best regards and all the best,
Martin and Vivianne
"Thanks for the wonderful welcome." H and E. G., Efrat, Israel
"What a hostess, what a house FABBY."
T.M.F. Northampton, MA
"All the best. Had a great time." S and F. K., Brooklyn, NY
"Thanks for your kind hospitality." W.W. party. Springfield, MA
"It was lovely Diana. Thank you for opening your lovely home."
T.W., Springfield, MA
"A really great ambiance - We felt very well taken care of!"
Rabbi I. and C. E., Stamford, CT
"Enjoyed the hospitality!" C. and N. S., Speculator, NY
“You’re not likely to be in a better place than in Diana’s Mansion- hostess of charm and grace. Now, Diana Barbara in our home. We hope, soon, to see you!”
- Rabbi I. and Lea, Woodridge, NY
“Thanks! We’re running out the door to get on the road- I’m sure we’ll be in touch and make a connection...”
-Steve, Susan, and Jared, Hoboken, NJ
“Thanks for everything. It was all wonderful!”
“The room and hospitality were wonderful. Thank you!”
- Alex L.
“Very homey, thanks you very much!”
- Daniel B.
“Thank you for everything. The place was great and very comfortable.”
- Josh H.
“We had a great couple of days. Thank you for the picnic dinner the first night.”
- Marty and Melissa, Bedford, NH
“Great place, Thank you!”
- Larry, Beverly, MA
“Delightful, soothing, memorable. Thank you!”
-Kathleen B. and Kristina C.
“Thanks for the wonderful hospitality!”
-John and Dorothy
“Thank you, Diana,”
“Merci pour cet accued tres sympathique et chaleureux. Thanks for your welcome.”
-Nathalie, Marseille, France
“ Avee notre amitie et nos remerciements pour et excellent diner au jardin avec nos amis les moustiques.”
-Famille Revah, Marseille, France
“Had a wonderful time, thank you. Let me know you need a contact at UT Austin.”
-Will, Austin, TX
“Thank you so much for being so kind and generous. We enjoyed our stay so very much. Take good care and enjoy all the rest of your time here and adventures in the future.”
- Kari, Austin, TX
“We have been so very much at home here. Thank you for the TLC!”
-Brit, Austin, TX
“Two crazy, love struck 21 year olds who decided to pick a summer camp in the Berkshires to be their summer home, fell in love and came back for another summer reunion. No matter what people tell you, fairytales do exist...Thank you so much for providing a wonderful getaway for the two of us. We’ll be sure to tell our friends at camp about this adorable place, and maybe hope to come visit again in the future. Thank you again so much! Everything was great.”
-Andy and Angel, Stockport, UK and Plainville, CT
“ Thanks for the truly magical stay. Hope we did not keep anyone up. We’ll be back soon.”
-Fran, Monsey, NY
“Thank you!! for all you did. I really liked it here. Hope to see you soon. Nice meeting you!”
-Ricky, Monsey, NY
“ We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you.”
-John and Ruby Ann, Baton Rouge, LA
“We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We have never enjoyed a weekend at any B&B as much as this one. We enjoyed every moment. The best part was our greatest hostess ever!”
-Moshi and Miriam
“ Thank you so much for the gracious hospitality, delicious food, and wonderful room. We truly appreciate everything. Your home is lovely- it’s so fortunate that you keep it so well. I hope that we will be able to stay in it again.”
“Thank you so much for this very comfy visit. Everything was lovely- from the room to the breakfast to the lively and interesting conversation. I’m sure I’ll be back again someday.”
Carole, Warwick, NY
“Thank you so much for everything. We had a wonderful time here and very much appreciated your hospitality. The home is lovely we really appreciated the delicious breakfast.”
Elana, W. Hempstead, NY
“ Words cannot adequately describe our experience ay Lathrop House... Diana, your hospitability and kindness are amazing! We truly enjoyed spending time in your home, which for three days was our home as well. The beautifully decorated rooms and ever-present food certainly added to the ambiance. Above all, your gracious nature is inspiring. May you have success in all your endeavors. Thank you for making this such a wonderful vacation.” ..." We still talk about the great time we had staying at the Lathrop House with the most gracious hostess of them all."
Zoli and Sylvia, Lakewood, NJ
“Thank you for a wonderful visit. We thoroughly enjoyed it. See you in Israel! PS. Loved the veggies!”Malka , Far Rockaway, NY
“A charming hostess in a fascinating house. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.”
“I really relaxed there and liked the local shul... I was reading the mishnayot and other books at night and in the morning...”
Charles, NY, NY
Thank you so much for a lovely visit & accommodations.” Judith, Arlington, MA
“This was great! Diana-you are a wonderfull hostess.” Nancy, Margate, NJ
“We’ll miss you, Diana! Thank you for making this such a lovely visit, we’ve never met anyone so welcoming.” “Thank you for taking care of us so well, you’ve really made Lathrop House a home away from home! ... we really enjoyed our visit to the shul. It’s been an absolute pleasure meeting you. Please keep in touch! Lots of love, Elizabeth and Chris.” Lichfield, England
“Thanks for a wonderful visit. Your home is delightful – along with your wonderful hospitality.” Dela and Maury, Fair Lawn, NJ
“So nice to be able to visit with my California cousin in your home.” Jan, North Kingston, RI
“Thanks, Diana for your hospitality!” Melanie, Glendale, CA
“Loved the cat, bed, and variety of food. Great environment, very comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality.” Benjamin, Woonsocket, RI
“Lovely home; Charming and relaxed hospitality. All the comforts of home without
the....” Laura, Providence, RI
“Nice, quiet, warm and good chat too.” Jim and Leonora, Bedford, NH
“This is our 3rd year staying here at the Lathrop. We just adore it.” Todd, Tracey, and Ling-Li, West Hartford, CT
“Nice to be here! Lovely House..” Sean, South Orange, NJ
“What a lovely home and a lovely hostess! Many thanks for making our visit so memorable! P.S. Love your cat... she’s a great welcoming committee!”
Eliot and Stephanie, West Hempstead, NY
“We had an amazing time, we will be back. Thanks.” Jeremy and Amanda, Stratford, CT
“Lathrop house is sure to become and integral part of our annual trek to the Big E – Thank you, Diana!” Linda and Charlotte, Garrison, NY
“My stay here was short but great. You have an amazing house. I wish I had more time to spend talking to you. Thank you, Julie” Julie, Brockport, NY
“With greatest thanks for all you have done for us. You are a great host – too bad you weren’t here. We look forward to seeing you next time. We enjoyed your love-starved cat and most of all your fine photographs, Tom and Lucy” Lansdale, PA
“Lovely to stay in your welcoming home. Thanks, and hoping to see you in Italy.” Ornella, Piacenza, Italy
“I really enjoyed my stay at your beautiful and cozy home. The park and neighborhood are lovely. I also enjoyed seeing your photographs and artwork.” Kathy
“Wonderful staying with you!” Mary-Kay, Sonoma, CA
“Perfect place to stay to celebrate our 50th high school reunion.” Judith, Brookline, MA
“Really a nice house, stay and hostess! Thanx”
“Most wonderful stay! – Diana – you’re great. So homey and comfortable, toosie too! Thank you!” J
“A lovely 2 weeks in a great home. I have been most comfortable here. Thank you Diana for your warm hospitality and a great stay!” David, Sao Domingos de Rana, Portugal
“Thanks for letting the kids enjoy tosie very much made them feel at home. Your homemade breads were great. Thank you for being willing to accommodate ours.” Sarah, CA
“Our stay was very comfortable, our meals were delicious. I’ll send you a card about Judy Chicago” Lael and Celia, Seattle, WA
“Thank you for a most enjoy time.” Cooper, Lake Wylie, SC
“It was fun” Nicholas, Worcester, MA
“We wanted to thank you so much for your hospitality while we were there. You are such a sweetheart. Your house is goregeous and comfy and we loved Toesie. Thank you for chauferring us around and sharing your wonderful stories with us. It would be great if we could get up there again someday. Love, Greg and Jackie” Millbury, OH
“A lovely 2 weeks in a great home. I have been most comfortable here. Thank you Diana for your warm hospitality and a great stay!” David, Cascais, Portugal
“Thank you so much for letting all of us stay in this wonderful house. Your generosity really made us feel welcome. Me, Nick, Freddie, Ema, Roy, Arbi, Era, Abby, Alex and the rest of everyone were very pleased and had a great time. Once again, thank you for everything. A happy customer (friend), Thomas” Thomas, Worcester, MA
The best thing is the convenience of having a shul only 2 blocks from you. I hope we can come up again soon... we have such good time memories.”
Esther and Howard, Bergenfield, NJ
"We still talk about the great time we had staying at the Lathrop House with the most gracious hostess of them all.” Zoltan and Sylvia, NJ
“Our 4th visit! Wonderful as always.” Dawn, Franconia, NH
“Can’t wait for fifth visit!” Mary, Emerson, NH
“Thanks Diana for your gracious and generous hospitality.(Toe-sy was an added comfort!) Hopefully you will have a room for me-us when next I visit.” Peter, Portland, OR.
“Thank you for your warmth and hospitality. It was greatly appreciated. It meant so much! It made all my time in Springfield that much more enjoyable. Good luck and thanks again,” Michael, Israel
“Thank you for your warm hospitality. We enjoyed our Shabbos here. Yehuda, our 1-year-old loved Toesy. Best regards,” Adina and Yitz, NY, NY
“Thanks Diana for your gracious and generous hospitality.(Toe-sy was an added comfort!) Hopefully you will have a room for me-us when next I visit.” Peter, Portland, OR
“Thank you for a lovely evening!” Pamela, Hamden CT
“Thank you so much for your much-appreciated absentee hospitality. We love your B&B and would love to return for a longer stay sometime and explore the area- fascinating!” Alison, Pemaquid, ME
“Wonderful photographs!” Eleanore, Newcastle, ME
“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You are very generous and kind and took care of our every need. We had a wonderful night’s sleep- and it was so restful we didn’t want to get up in the morning. Thanks again.” George, Alexandria, VA
“Lovely House!” Dan and Sarah, Borough Park, NY (11/27/09)
”Lathrop B&B is great with good accomodations. I reccomend the armory. Thank you for such a warm welcome. We felt taken care of! The breakfast is so yummy and the house itself is really cozy. We hope to come back again. We wish you everything good and wonderful in life. Sincerely, Yosef and Shani” Monsey, NY (2/5/10)
”Great Photos! Beautiful Home!” Chris, Boston, MA
“Thank you for our lovely stay! We hope we can visit again.” Demetri and Jennifer, Cambridge MA and Providence RI
“Thank you for your help and hospitality in your gorgeous home!” Valerie, Cambridge, MA
“Dear Diana - Your warm and hospitality are very much appreciated by the mishpacha! Thank you my dear.” Blima and Chaim, Mt. Laurel, NJ
“Thank you for our stay and the interesting conversation.” Perry and Sue, Lunenberg, MA
“We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in your beautiful home & hope to be able to return soon - Thank You!” Rabbi Wesley and Jessica, New Haven, CT
“Thanks so much for lovely hospitality in a beautiful house!” Heather and Stephen
“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You are very generous and kind and took care of our every need. We had a wonderful night’s sleep- and it was so restful we didn’t want to get up in the morning. Thanks again.” George, Ashley and Matthew, Alexandria, VA.
( to 2/15/2010 )
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