About this listing
1790 farmhouse on 21 acres organic gardens. Eco-Friendly. 3 Queen bedrooms & 1 tiny double, 1 sofa bed, 1 futon. 3 Baths. 2 kitchens. 1 Dining room seats up to 10. Cozy, private rustic simplicity. Sleeps 10. Fireplaces use at owner's discretion-small fee to help with cost of wood.
Flower Hill Farm Retreat is housed within a rustic 1790 farmhouse and studio situated on an east facing hillside fifteen minutes west of Northampton, Massachusetts. Rambling organic gardens, fields and forest surround Flower Hill Farm Retreat and are home to a diverse wildlife habitat. For over 15 years Carol has welcomed guests from around the world. The farmhouse is divided into two very private apartments. Our 'writing studio' is between the farmhouse and barn. All three spaces are air-conditioned, offer WiFi, and can be private retreats for individuals, or combined and rented as one for larger parties. Flower Hill Farm has laundry facilities.
Expansive sky and landscapes surround our retreat. For those seeking a quiet and inspiring getaway into nature only 15 mins from Smith College and downtown Northampton. Our electricity is 100% Wind-powered. We use only chemical and fragrance free cleaning products and laundry detergents. Seventh Generation (and other eco-friendly) products are used here at Flower Hill Farm Retreat.
Our organic gardens, fields and forest are open to our guests to explore. Flower Hill Farm is home to a diverse wildlife habitat. Birds and butterflies abound — be sure to bring binoculars. Please stay on paths and never pick flowers (they are food for pollinators.) Pets must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the gardens as they are a wildlife habitat. (On a trial basis we are allowing pets in the gardens with their owners but they must be on a short leash at all times.) Williamsburg has a leash law for all dogs.
Interaction with Guests
Our guests have complete privacy. We have a triple listing here to cover each separate space. You can rent the entire house and studio for larger groups and family reunions. Carol is available by phone if she can help make your stay more comfortable. She might run into you in the gardens and enjoy sharing the magic found there.
We are located on a quiet country road near to waterfalls, hiking, swimming and rock climbing. Snow Farm Craft Program is only 5 mins away.
You would need a car or bicycle. We are on a hill. 2 miles from bus stop.
Other Things to Note
Downstairs Apartment — $200 per night, or $1300 a week, for up to three. $40 per adult, $25 per child per night for additional guests. Cleaning fee of 50.00
Upstairs Apartment — $170 per night, or $1090 a week, for up to two. $40 per adult and $25 per child per night for additional guests. Cleaning fee of 50.00
Studio — $160 per night for up to two. Cleaning fee of 50.00
Renting Upstairs and Downstairs (includes dining room) -- Rates are $400 per night for up to five guests $40 for each additional guest. Cleaning fee is $80.
*Renting Entire House and Studio (includes dining room) — Rates are $560 per night for up to seven guests $40 for each additional guest. Cleaning fee is $100.
Monthly Rates depend on season.
There is an additional fee for parties/events that have more than the number of guests staying at the retreat. If you would like to host a party here please discuss details and questions with Carol well in advance of your visit. Eight cars can be safely parked on the premise.
For B&B add 50 dollars per night per 2 guests.
Pets are allowed in the Downstairs and Studio for a 50.00 fee.
There are no additional taxes.
A Security and Cleaning Deposit are required.
To confirm most reservations we ask for a 50% deposit.
Reserving Apartments or the Studio for Weddings here or in the area, Holidays, Graduation and Parent weekends, as well as Week Long Stays in May, July, August and October must be prepaid in full and are non-refundable unless we are able to rebook for equal time.
Since we only have three units, any refunds on cancellations (except for non refundable situations mentioned above) require 21 days notice. Within three weeks before arrival, deposits/payments are refundable only if we are able to rebook the apartments(s) again. There is a cancelation fee of $50.00.
*Holidays, Long weekends, Weddings, Commencement and Parent Weekends, and Week long stays in May, August and October, must be prepaid in full and are non refundable unless we book the apartments again for equal time. We have three nights minimum for all Graduation weekends and Parents weekends in October.
We have a two-night minimum year round. A three night minimum during College Graduation Weekends.
There is an one night surcharge of 50 dollars for one night stays throughout the year.
Check-in is after 4 p.m. or by appointment.
Check-out time is 11 a.m.
We ask that you please call a day ahead to confirm your arrival time. Thank you!
There is no smoking in or near any of our apartments, studio or gardens.
We honor the Japanese custom of not wearing shoes inside. Please try to bring slippers or 'indoor only' shoes with soft soles.
We honor the Japanese style of not wearing shoes inside. Guests are encouraged to bring slippers. Our Kitchens are vegetarian but you can bring cooked meat that you will not be heating up. Each Apartment has its own private kitchen. Event details need to be discussed with host and there may be an extra fee for numbers greater than number of guests reserved for.
I look forward to welcoming you to our rustic Flower Hill Farm Retreat! My life here is a work-in-progress and both the magical overgrown gardens and restored 1790 farmhouse offer charm and continued challenges. If you have nature deficit disorder, this is the place for you. On my website I have documented with photographs and listed by families over 50 species of butterflies and 70 plus bird species living or migrating thru our farm. There are enchanting encounters with mammals too. I am working on a book I call 'A Bestiary ~ Tales from a Wildlife Garden.'
I am an artist and farmer, who has given much of the last thirty years to caring for my twenty-one acre hillside in Western Massachusetts. My greatest joy in working with the land has been to see how my farm has become home to a diverse community of wildlife. Through painting, photography and writing, I try to capture the essence of what it is to be closely connected to nature. To cultivating that connection within the rich loam of this Western Massachusetts hillside and my mind.
On my blog Flower Hill Farm, I share the beauty of the wildlife surrounding my old farmhouse. In this way, I try to convey that with careful consideration of conservation and only using organic practices, while being a steward to the land, one can create a true sanctuary for native flora and fauna. And while living in this manner we can create a lush, green, and nourishing retreat for ourselves.