. . . for those longing to be close to nature. A unique retreat surrounded by organic gardens, fields, and forest. Birds and butterflies abound in our wildlife sanctuary! Nature nurtures. Give yourself and those you love a special way of life . . . for awhile.
Flower Hill Farm Retreat is an experience. It is a charming and comfortable place to visit but it is truly so much more than that. The Retreat offers accommodations of rustic simplicity within a restored 1790 farmhouse and studio. Writers and artists and nature lovers are all returning guests. And these grounds are the perfect escape for those suffering from nature-deficit disorder. Stately trees around the Retreat and throughout the landscape and forest give us fresh air, healing energy and wisdom freely shared.
You will not be the only ones visiting or residing on this land — once inhabited by the Pocumtuck Native Americans — for the gardens, fields and forest are also home to diverse families of wildlife. Flower Hill Farm Retreat is a vibrant Wildlife Habitat. Seasonal sounds of songs, calls, chirps, bees buzzing, owls hooting, coyotes howling fill the retreat — and the humans inside — with amazement. Carol has sighted and documented over seventy species of birds, over fifty species of butterflies and numerous mammals, while quietly walking through this vital landscape. Many of the sightings and photographs are taken when just looking out the retreat windows. There is a simple fire pit in the upper garden and the opportunity to encounter the allure of the night gardens. You can enjoy conversations or silence with other guests, as the full moon rises to the east. Winter days around the fire energizes the spirit too.
We are situated on an east facing hillside twenty-minutes west of Northampton, Massachusetts. Exceptional views of the Mount Holyoke Range, surrounding hills and expansive sky are ever changing, with cloud parades, mist and fog and palettes of color and light. Add to these experiences — rambles within multi-textured, fragrant gardens that are allowed to flow, covering natural terraces upon this gentle sloping Earth. Apple trees and other blooming trees and shrubberies hold interest, nests and nourishment for the many birds, caterpillars, butterflies and mammals that share this special place. And you can wander through the wildflower and blueberry fields, and an enchanting forest below Flower Hill Farm Retreat.
For twenty years Carol has welcomed guests from around the world. The antique farmhouse offers a cozy downstairs two bedroom apartment and an upstairs one bedroom apartment. Our private and airy ‘writing studio’ is between the farmhouse and barn studio. Both the Studio and Farmhouse spaces offer air-conditioning and WiFi. Flower Hill Farm has laundry facilities which are available on site by appointment for small fee. The Upstairs has a private laundry room within the apartment. Please look over our RATES and POLICIES page for more information. We would love to welcome you to our little paradise. Any questions? Call 413-268-7481 or EMAIL – email@example.com
**Our rates may vary depending on season and number of guests. We have a week minimum stay.** At this time we ask that guests please wear masks when checking-in or around other guests unless outside with distance.
THE *DOWNSTAIRS ~ Weekly Rate begins ~ $1300/1200 per week. MONTHLY RATE during peak season begins ~ $2500. Winter Season begins ~ $2000.00 *For Long-Term guests rates begin at $2000 — $2200 monthly.
THE *UPSTAIRS ~ Weekly Rate begins ~ $1175.00 MONTHLY RATE begins ~ $2,000 peak season. Winter Rate begins ~ $1800. All Inclusive *Private Laundry Room (small fee for Washer and Dryer) *Long-Term guests rates begin at $1800 monthly.
THE *STUDIO ~ Weekly Rate begins ~ $850. Year round MONTHLY RATE begins ~ $1550.00.
All RATES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A ONE TIME $100 CLEANING FEE, 5.7% MA Lodging tax ( for stays less than 32 days) AND Small LAUNDRY FEE. Keep Safe, Everyone. **
The downstairs apartment is the antique part of the house. These accommodations offer stunning views through an eastern wall of windows. Off of the living room is a queen bedroom and an additional very small double bedroom. A full bathroom includes a fiberglass bathtub and shower. A simple vegetarian kitchen holds adequate cookware and dishes. The living room fireplace works and may be used seasonally, only on approval, for an extra fee to help with cost of wood. Please ask about the fireplace if it is an important reason you are booking. Due to unforeseen weather conditions we cannot promise ahead that it can be used. Rates and Policies
Dining/Community Room/Artemisia Gallery
It is a more modern space and offers cozy niches with expansive views. A private front door entrance leads guests up the stairs to their accommodations where chairs sit for easy removal of shoes. There is a bright vegetarian kitchen and dining nook, a seating area, a queen bedroom, and a second sitting area within an east facing dormer within a narrow room leading to a balcony. The full bathroom includes a fiberglass tub and shower. There is a private laundry room. *Small fee for laundry. Rates and Policies
As you enter through a private front door entrance into the Writer’s Studio you take off your shoes and leave the outside world behind. A private peaceful and inspiring space perfect for single retreats. The claw-foot tub is out in the room and has a wand but no stand-up shower. (No salts. Sorry) There is a ‘Berkeley Ergonomic’ organic queen bed and a small seating arrangement for light vegetarian dining. The eastern view is beautiful offering sun and moon rises. And a spectacular starry night sky. Small trees in the terrace garden offer food for birds and butterflies, and beauty and privacy for studio guests.
There is a kettle for boiling water, small French press for coffee, and a refrigerator. A portable kitchenette island holds a toaster oven and dishes and cutlery. * You can bring a micro oven but please no hotplates. There is a drawing table that works as a writing desk too. A WC is within the closet under the hidden AC. Rates and Policies
We hope that you can visit Flower Hill Farm Retreat throughout the seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter each offer unique experiences in nature.