For more than 30 years, guests at River Bend Farm Bed & Breakfast have been provided with a unique historical experience combined with modern amenities.

Bed & Breakfast facts:

  • River Bend Farm Bed & Breakfast is a preservation effort to save the history of Benjamin Simond's home and tavern. For this reason we have left rooms as we expect they appeared in the 18th century and do not offer private baths. There are two shared baths for our guests' use.
  • We are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a Certified Historic Structure.
  • We are open from April through October.
  • We are fully inspected and licensed.
  • For more information on staying with us please click here.


  • Featured on This Old House
  • Editors pick Yankee Magazine
  • New York Magazine
  • Travel and Leisure
  • "My favorite place in all Williamstown [Massachusetts]" - Tom Brosnahan


The first owner of the land at River Bend Farm was Ephraim Sellye from 1766-1769. A year later Col. Benjamin Simonds constructed the house that you now see at River Bend Farm Bed & Breakfast. Innkeepers, Dave and Judy Loomis, seen below, are the eighth owners of the house and think of themselves more as caretakers than owners.

About this site:

This site was created by, and is maintained by, friends...Site by artist Kate Gilbert Miller and hosting by Windsors of Stonington, home of fine hand-made reproduction Windsor chairs in the Eastern Connecticut style.