Flower Hill Farm Vacation /Retreat and Wildlife Habitat
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our Western Massachusetts Eco-Friendly Vegetarian Vacation/Getaway Retreat is a 1790 restored farmhouse with an attached artist/writer studio and barn (flower arranging and painting studio). The buildings are surrounded by rambling organic gardens, forest, marvelous sky and landscapes, cross-country, sledding, skiing and snow shoeing on a twenty-acre hillside (ten acres are in wildlife conservation) in the foothills of the Berkshires just six miles west of Northampton, Massachusetts. Amazing sky and mountain views. It is a great joy to the owner that Flower Hill Farm has evolved into a diverse wildlife habitat. Be sure to bring your binoculars and cameras. By car you will be able to reach Snow Farm in 5 minutes, 12 minutes to Double Edge Theatre and 15 minutes to Northampton.
On this site we are featuring our downstairs Queen bedroom apartment (also single bed) with private kitchen and bath. Please contact us or visit our site to see other accommodations available. *We do not use the calendar here. PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY. A large fireplace and wall of windows and door grace the living room. You can sit inside enjoying the stunning hillside views or sit outside in your private seating area.
The kitchen is very simple (no micro wave or dishwasher.) Flower Hill Farm is a very clean, simple, spacious, rustic place surrounded by the magic of nature. There is a shared Washer and Dryer available upon instruction for small fee. We do not wear shoes inside the apartment.
We do not use pesticides or any chemical fertilizers at Flower Hill Farm.
Outside the walls of the old farmhouse and studio nature abounds with wonders. There are no pets here, but many butterflies, songbirds, fireflies, grouse, wild turkey, woodcock and other creatures of the wild live in our gardens and forest. Guests enjoy breathtaking views -- sunrise, moonrise and stargazing too! Woodland and garden paths along with a country road offer inspiring walks... Don't miss a moonlight walk through the gardens. Hundreds of varieties of plants, shrubs, ornamental and fruit trees add to your outdoor experience throughout the seasons.
Northampton, home to Smith College and the Paradise City Arts Festival, is only 15 minutes away, while Lenox/ Tanglewood, Stockbridge, MOCA, Becket, with Jacobs Pillow and Williamstown/Clarke Museum, are an easy 45 minutes to one-hour drive. DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE is only 12 Minutes drive.
The surrounding hilltowns are filled with great bookstores, excellent restaurants and both famous and unknown writers and artists who have seasonal open studios and sales. Writers' workshops such as Patchwork Farm, yoga, dance and other creative ventures abound in the valley and hilltowns. Snow Farm and the New England Craft Program are five minutes from Flower Hill Farm.
Historic Deerfield, with the Deerfield Inn and Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory; Buckland/Shelburne Falls, with The Bridge Of Flowers and Potholes; Montague, with the Montague Book Mill; Worthington, home to the Sevenars Music Festival; Cummington, with its popular Country Fair, The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, and Greenwood Music Camp; and Windsor, with the Notchview Cross Country Ski Center are all but 15-20-30 minutes away along scenic country roads.
Flower Hill Farm, is only 10 minutes away from an Audubon Sanctuary and the DAR state forest with walking trails and lake for swimming, kayaking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing; Chapel Brook Falls with rock climbing, hiking and waterfalls is just down the road 7 minutes.
We welcome families and extended stays. Our home is perfect for vacations and romantic getaways.
Keywords: 1790 Farmhouse Romantic Getaway - Queen apartment with private Vegetarian Kitchen and wood Fireplace. (We have two other spaces for rent in the house ... please contact for info and availability) Organic gardens. Fabulous Views. Forest. Wildlife Habitat. Birds. Privacy. Quiet. Great for family reunions and friends reunions. Fifteen minutes to downtown Northampton and Smith College. Five College Area. Nature. Snow Farm is a five minute drive.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10
- Convertible bed(s)
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen, 1 double
- 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
- Our studio Queen is organic
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
- Our upstairs Queen is organic.
- Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Double bed (1)
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- combination tub/shower
- Bathroom 2
- combination tub/shower
- Bathroom 3
- Our studio bathroom is unique with a claw-foot tub and wand
The studio bathroom does not have a stand up shower, but the claw-foot tub situated out in the bedroom does have a wand. It is a popular romantic set up. You can lounge in the old fashion tub while looking out on the beautiful view....morecollapse
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
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Owner Great to Work with...
Owner Great to Work with...
The owner is great to work with and love that it's organic!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/01/11
- Review Submitted 10/22/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
We stayed for two nights at the Flower Hill Farm. Carol was a delight to meet, and the rooms were gorgeous and clean. They had that old-timey New England feel. The view was of Carol's flower garden, which was fantastic, even on the rainy days. The water in the shower was hot with good pressure. The nights were quiet with only maybe two cars driving past the road the house is on. My partner and I drove from here to Niagara Falls for a two night stay, and we both agreed that the highlight of the entire vacation was watching dozens of fireflies in the flower garden at Flower Hill Farm.
- Guest Scott
- Date of stay 06/10/11
- Review Submitted 06/17/11
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for one queen apartment for up to two guests
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Sorry this information is not available. Please contact the owner/manager for more information.
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: Our life is filled with art and nature... painting, photography (see Flower Hill Farm's Blog), writing and farming/gardening. Our guests often write they leave refreshed and restored from their visit to our humble paradise.
Why the Owner Chose Northampton:
We were attracted to the beauty, magic and charm of the landscape and rustic farmhouse. The area is rich in cultural happenings and abounds in creativity and fun. Living close to nature, while minutes from a five college area is rather ideal.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Simple living surrounded by serene beauty and sounds of nature. The sky too is large and breathtaking.
- Primary: (413) 268-7481 (Massachusetts, USA)
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Flower Hill Farm is surrounded by lush organic gardens, landscapes and views.
Apartment windows face eastern sky and forested hills offering gentle breezes.
Downstairs Queen Bedroom Not a working fireplace.
Downstairs Apartment Kitchen
May Garden Looking South Towards Mount Holyoke Range
Looking Up From Garden towards Downstairs Outside Seating Area - Monarchs
Breathtaking sunrises and sunset reflections. Especially in winter!
Full Moon rising in the east viewed outside all three rental spaces.
Pileated woodpeckers seen in Rock Maples next to farmhouse.
Detail of early June gardens.
Winter sledding and snowshoeing in a beautiful landscape below spectacular skies
Living room is now refreshed. Note the new arrangement from the previous image.
Downstairs Apartment Eastern Wall of Windows and Door leading to Garden
The Downstairs can now be extended to include the studio. Please ask for details
Second Queen bedroom upstairs.
Spring Garden view from Upstairs.
Downstairs Apartment Outside Seating Area
Guest in Middle Garden beneath a rainbow.
Middle meadow garden July/August in the mist.
Middle meadow July garden below farmhouse.
All butterfly sightings here at Flower Hill Farm gardens and fields.
Every year Bluebirds raise their nestlings just outside of the old farmhouse.
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