Rates and Policies
Our rates and policies reflect our lifestyle here at Flower Hill Farm Retreat. We would like to have a sliding scale and maybe at times we could especially in our slower season. Mostly, our rates are simply what we need to keep the retreat going and stay current with taxes and mortgage. Our policies are based on a commitment to care for the home and planet in a caring way.
- Downstairs Apartment — $210 per night, or $1370 a week, for up to three. $40 per adult, $25 per child per night for additional guests. The living room fireplace works and may be used seasonally, only on approval, for an extra fee to help cover cost of wood. Please ask about the fireplace if it is an important reason you are booking. We cannot promise ahead that it can be used. Add 10 dollars per night for Graduation Weekends.
- Upstairs Apartment — $180 per night, or $1160 a week, for up to two. $25 per night for additional guests. Add 10 dollars per night for Graduation Weekends. Renting Up and Downstairs together is 440 per night. This includes a new dinning room between the two apartments. A great place for larger numbers of guests to gather.
- Studio — $165 per night for up to two. Add 10 dollars per night for Graduation Weekends.
Renting Entire House and Studio — Rates are $590.00 per night for up to seven guests (+40 per extra guest.) (+30.00 Graduation weekends) Included in rental is a dinning room that seats up to ten or twelve guests.
- Monthly Rates depend on season. During heating seasons we cannot give discounts. Energy costs are too high.
- For B&B add 50 dollars per night. Includes all B&B amenities + cleaning
- There are no additional taxes. *Alas, this may be changing soon. As of 1/2017. I will update if MA laws change.
- A $50/$55 Cleaning Fee is charged for each apartment and studio ($125 for entire retreat or $75 for just up and downstairs) and also a *Security Deposit may required.
- Call about pet policy – there is a $50.00 fee.
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 by check and are non-refundable unless we are able to rebook for equal time.
Master Card & Visa, Cash, personal checks in advance of visit, money orders, travelers’ checks and cashier checks are accepted.
When we take a reservation, we commit to our guests exclusively. Our apartments or entire retreat are blocked on all the sites we are listed on. And we turn away other guests who call. Since we only have three units, any refunds on cancellations (except for non refundable situations mentioned above & below) require 2 months notice. Sixty-two days before arrival, deposits/payments are refundable only if we are able to rebook the apartments/retreat again. There is a cancelation fee of $75.00.
*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/retreat 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 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.