Flower Hill Farm Vacation /Retreat and Wildlife Habitat
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Northampton farmhouse description
Our Western Massachusetts Eco-Friendly Vegetarian Vacation/Getaway Retreat is a 1790 restored farmhouse with an attached artist/writer studio and barn (painting studio). There are 3 private spaces with 3 queen bedrooms, 1 double, 2 single sofa beds, 3 baths with two private kitchens. These spaces can be rented separately or togethter for larger parties. 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.
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Flower Hill Farm is a very clean, simple, spacious, rustic place surrounded by the magic of nature. 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 15/20 minutes away, while Lenox/ Tanglewood, Stockbridge, MOCA, Becket, with Jacobs Pillow and Williamstown/Clarke Museum, are an easy 45 minutes to one-hour drive. SNOW FARM is 5 minutes by car and 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 - 3 Queen Bedrooms with private Vegetarian Kitchens and wood Fireplace. The house has three separate spaces or can be rented as one unit for larger groups. Organic gardens. Fabulous Views. Forest. Wildlife Habitat. Birds. Privacy. Quiet. Great for family reunions and friends reunions. Fifteen/Twenty 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
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10
- Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Bed/futon (2), Double bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
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The Essence of Flower Hill
The Essence of Flower Hill
Just listen and you will hear the sounds of nature, the sounds of peace. Just look and you will see shades of green and touches of color painted across the landscape on Flower Hill. Be quiet and fill your thoughts with the essence of peace. Be still and release. The cool mountain air cleanses my thoughts. The sweet smells of this rich natural landscape nourish my soul. I am thankful for this time that I have given myself to stop, to notice, to listen, and just be. I am thankful for what is out there and available to us. I am thankful for every plant growing in their own way. I am thankful for the birds singing their gentle sweet songs. I am thankful for the other living creatures who are here. If you are in need of time to step away from what clutters your life. If you are in need of time to stop and listen. If you are in need of time to breathe. If you are in need of time to be quiet. If you are in need of time to be still. If you are in need of time to be with others. If you are in need of time to rest, a stay at Flower Hill....a retreat away, will take you to a good place within yourself....and when you leave, you will carry those peaceful thoughts back with you and remember them when the buzz of life takes over again. Thank you, dear Carol, for sharing nature's prize and your quaint, antique home with us. It was the first time, in a long time, that Jon and I slept solidly throughout the night! We leave rested and recharged..... and we will be back again for more! Love, Lynne & Jon
- Guest Lynnie (Andover, MA)
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
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 (Medford, MA)
- Date of stay 06/10/11
- Review Submitted 06/17/11
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2 night min stay
Jan 1 - Oct 10
1 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Discounts: 2 nights or more: $200 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for one queen apartment for up to two guests.
**The Downstairs is now a two bedroom apartment and is $200* per night for up to 3 guests. (*May be negotiable if guests only use the one bedroom.)
The entire house ( 3 queen beds, 1 double, 1 single and single futon) is the higher rate of 580.00 per night (depending on number of guests.)
August and October stays are to be prepaid by check and are non refundable unless we rebook for same time held.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Our rates are 150 per night for one bedroom apartment or studio, 200 per night for the downstairs two bedroom apartment for up to three guests. Extra guests are 25 per child or 40 per adult. The entire house is 580.00 per night for up to ten guests.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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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 Farmhouse:
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.
Living room is now refreshed. Note the new arrangement from the previous image.
Downstairs Apartment Eastern Wall of Windows and Door leading to Garden
Downstairs Queen Bedroom Not a working fireplace.
Downstairs Apartment Kitchen
Second Queen bedroom upstairs.
May Garden Looking South Towards Mount Holyoke Range
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.
Winter sledding and snowshoeing in a beautiful landscape below spectacular skies
Downstairs Apartment Outside Seating Area
The Downstairs can now be extended to include the studio. Please ask for details
Studio-Organic queen bed with tub. Private or easily connects to downstairs.
Spring Garden view from Upstairs.
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.
Every year Bluebirds raise their nestlings just outside of the old farmhouse.
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