It’s an experience. Immersed in nature. Come into Leslie’s beautiful natural home, and she will share all that she has gleaned from her lifelong pursuit of health and happiness. 

Leslie will teach you how to incorporate a nourishing home environment with the art of self care, gourmet vegetarian, organic farm to table meals, and “loving kindness” hands on cooking classes.

Come for a weekend, a few days or a whole week. The beauty, nourishment and peace will follow you home.

Leslie home and garden facing south

Two beautiful, available rooms in a natural, beautiful private home surrounded by lush organic, flower and vegetable gardens. A few minutes to the center of Amherst, MA and located close to all 5 colleges

Master Bedroom, Lesie's organic B&B
Master Bedroom Organic B&B

The master bedroom suite is spacious enough for 2 to do yoga in the privacy of their room,

The Green Room

The Green Room overlooks the woods and Leslie’s organic vegetable, berries, flowers and herbs gardens.

Fabulous organic farm to table breakfasts:

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Teff Gluten Free Delicious Waffles
Good Morning Pancakes
Warming Sweet Porridge
Foxglove in bloom on south side of house
Foxglove in full bloom in June in all the gardens around the house
Leslie's gourmet getaway weekend
Along the driveway, summer bee balm dance with the rock sculpture
Local stone counters and a brick oven used in the winter for baking.
The Natural Kitchen, lots of counter space, natural outdoor light, southeast facing kitchen. Large windows over the stove and sliders doors open onto to a large south facing cedar deck and organic kitchen herb garden.

Contact Leslie at or call 413-259-1695 (landline, no texts) to schedule your Gourmet Getaway

During Your Stay, Enjoy:

  • Gourmet Farm to Table Organic Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free Meals
  • Hands on Cooking Classes
  • Peace, Quiet, Beauty and Privacy
  • Delicious, pure well water
  • Nature
  • Hiking on miles of hiking trails outside the door
  • Forest Bathing
  • Practicing Yoga and Meditation on the sunny south facing deck or in your room
  • Berry Picking in Summer in Leslie organic gardens
  • Birding
  • Swimming in nearby fresh water ponds and lakes in Summer
  • Trail running on miles of trails and country dirt roads
  • Writing Retreat
  • Nature Photography
  • Guided hikes in the forest with Leslie on her favorite trails, where there are wild edible mushrooms, wintergreen berries, cranberries, black raspberries, among other green allies.

Leslie’s eye for beauty will turn you on. Throughout the home hang, Leslie’s award winning Impressionistic Nature Photographs.

Fall Path
Fall Path by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie of the 20 impressionistic nature photographs that hang throughout the home
Red and Gold Leaves by Leslie Cerier
Red and Gold Leaves by Leslie Cerier, Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier.

*No pets, no scents or cigarette smokers. Please do not bring unnatural fragrances or unnatural personal care products. Leslie supplies organic and natural shampoo and soaps.

Leslie’s award winning Impressionistic Nature Photography hangs throughout the home for your inspiration and pleasure. Note cards, matted prints, framed and large canvas prints are also for sale with no pressure.

For Extra Fees: Add

  • Transportation to and from the airport, nearest airport is Hartford, CT
  • Hands on Cooking Classes with Cannabis
  • Wellness and Organic Lifestyle/Green Living Coaching with Leslie
  • Private Yoga Classes
  • Feldenkrais Sessions
  • Facials
  • Sound Bath
  • Shiatsu Bodywork
  • Thai Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Among other Healing Arts

To book your stay and for more information, please email Leslie:

Please click here for more information and more photos of the rooms, meals and experiences.

Click Here for the photos of the spacious and beautiful Master Bedroom Suite

Click here is more information and photographs of the Green Room overlooking the gardens on the east side of the house.

Click here for some organic lifestyle packages or email me and we will customize your stay and create a luscious experience ideal for you.

Contact Leslie at or call 413-259-1695 (landline, no texts) to schedule your Luscious Organic Lifestyle Retreat

I stayed at Leslie Cerier’s with a friend during one of the cooking workshop weekends. The experience was absolutely wonderful. She is such a warm and welcoming host. We enjoyed her beautiful house, every detail is so well thought through. We both think that Leslie should be on TV teaching others how to use green living concepts in your every day life. From her delicious food, to comfortable mattresses and pillows to her luscious garden, everything created an atmosphere of relaxation, happiness and joy. I highly recommend Leslie’s Gourmet Getaway!

-Lana Camiel; Somerville, MA

We had a lovely night at Leslie’s She has created the perfect Oasis!!! Something Leslie said the night we stayed over has really struck a cord. I have vowed to live life more deliciously each day.

-Julia and Bennie, Brooklyn, NY

Serene setting, comfortable home and welcoming host – we enjoyed our stay at Leslie’s house and exploring the surrounding area. Her home is wonderful with the interior architecture and artwork with the surrounding grounds adding wonderful views with all the natural gardens. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to cross our life paths with yours, Leslie. Thank-you for a lovely stay and for welcoming us into your beautiful home. Clearly, this a space of care which you have created.

-Maggie and Bill from Chicago, IL

I enjoyed every moment… from the cozy atmosphere of your home to the wonderful smell of your food ! Everything was simply delicious! And to make it even better I had the opportunity to meet you! Thank you for being a wonderful host! I had an amazing experience!  My best wishes to you and your Organic Lifestyle Retreat!

-Adriana Campos; Tampa, FL

Leslie‘s property is beautiful, and just as expected from her description and photos. I stayed in a large bedroom on the second floor with a very comfortable bed and en suite private bathroom. Every window had a scenic view of the trees and/or her stunning flower garden. Leslie is a very welcoming and friendly host. She’s also an excellent cook! She made me a delicious breakfast with fresh, organic local ingredients (including just-picked raspberries!). I was looking for a weekend escape from the city. Leslie’s house in the woods (off a dirt road) was the perfect retreat! I definitely recommend it!

– Kelly, Somerville, MA

Setting, the woods, was extraordinarily beautiful, peaceful and quiet. House was lovely. Leslie was very nice, extremely accommodating and flexible. We arrived hours early but that was no problem for her. Gave us an additional room for our daughter in response to our last minute request. Leslie went out of her way to accommodate us.

– Marta Smokler; L A, CA;

This home was both aesthetically lovely and beautifully functional. The setting was pristine, uncluttered, clean, and spiritually uplifting. We were communicated with well prior to our arrival and we were given a complete and friendly overview upon our arrival. The room was beyond our expectations with Leslie’s beautiful art work tastefully adorning the walls and literally infusing the room with life and serenity. The bed was the most comfortable we had ever slept in. We were very tired upon arrival and after an initial friendly orientation we were provided privacy and quiet so we could wind down and settle in early. Leslie had cheerfully agreed to cook us a wholesome, sumptuous breakfast. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast in a beautifully serene outdoor setting overlooking her gorgeous flower gardens. She is a great cook! If you need a natural, contemplative, quiet setting that can really serve as a retreat, this is the place!

– Diana; Maine

Thank you for the wonderful stay. The room was large; the bed comfortable. You were very accommodating re: meeting us and showing us around and making us feel at ease coming and going. We would definitely stay with you again and would recommend your place to those looking for a quiet, comfortable stay. All the best to you!  

-Jana. KaplanFastow;  Maryland  

Leslie was a wonderful hostess. Beautiful home and gardens. Spotless accommodations. She made me a delicious breakfast including all organic fruits and locally sourced organic yogurt.  All in all a great experience. I hope to stay with you again in the future.

– Anne Di Franco; Connecticut

Our overnight stay at Leslie’s beautiful home was just fine. The house, and Leslie exude warmth. The bedroom is large and airy, and features a very comfortable bed. The equally substantial bathroom suite offers the choice of bath or shower. The house is spotlessly clean. Leslie’s commitment to an organic lifestyle sets a tone of intention throughout the property. The setting is wonderfully wooded, peaceful and serene. If you’re looking for a true respite from the toils of urban life while visiting the Pioneer Valley, this is the place for you.

– Nancy and Tony; South Africa

I want to thank you for being such a gracious host. Your home is lovely and, despite a couple of late nights, I really enjoyed the comfort, peace and quiet of being there. Thanks for everything

– Harry Flood; Amherst, MA

Leslie’s Organic Lifestyle Retreat is a handcrafted home, filled with nature based stunning art, a most comfortable bed, incredible trails through the woods and windows that drink in the beauty. Her warmth and welcoming ways added to our enjoyment.

– Patty Stephens; Austin, Texas

Leslie was a very welcoming and friendly host. Her place was perfect for us. Very large room with a very comfortable bed. Had every thing we needed. Perfect for a weekend getaway in the woods. The organic breakfast was delicious. We would stay here again

– Tom, Stoneham, MA

Beautiful and peaceful, I could listen to the birds all day; best of the city and country – great location

-Ross, Maine,

Leslie’s place was perfect for us for a weekend get away. She was very accommodating of our last minute booking. Her place is cozy and in a gorgeous spot- perfect for hiking nearby trails or tooling around Amherst- which has bookstores, great restaurants and an independent movie theater. Next time, we hope to sample her cooking. By the way, her nature photos hung throughout the home are beautiful.

-Jen, Sandisfield MA

Great stay. Just as described. Beautiful wooded area. And Leslie made a wonderful vegan breakfast. Highly recommended!

-Julie, Syracuse, NY

What a beautiful place! I loved the location (set in the woods) and the simplicity and grace of the furnishings. Leslie was very warm and easy to communicate with – which was good because we didn’t get to her place until fairly late (about 10 pm). The room is clean and uncluttered, and the bathroom is spacious with plenty of room to put your toiletries. Highly recommended!

– Meredith, Chicago, ILL

Great place to stay if visiting in Amherst, MA area. Leslie was accommodating and on point with directions and places to go. Would definitely stay here again. Wish I had reason to stay longer.

-Carol, Schenectady, NY

Everything was wonderful, top notch.

-Philip, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Leslie is such a great host! She’s welcoming and very informative. I would definitely stay with her again if we visit Amherst again.

-Bao, Los Angeles, CA

Lovely home and great breakfast!

-Julie, Boston, MA

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