The Foxglove Room
Start from $119/night
- Room Type: Double
- Max Guests: 2
- Bed Type: Queen
- Room Faces: Gardens
- WiFi: Yes
- Breakfast: Yes
- Room service: No
- Airport pickup: No
Imported 2 bookings
The Foxglove room offers lovely views of the forest, gardens, and the long driveway through the fruit trees from the road some distance away. A comfy queen bed and adorable decor pull the character of the primitive and rustic old fashioned homestead into a warm cozy room. This room also offers a dresser, a closet, and some simple lovely wall decor. Towels are set out and plush soft bathrobes hang on the back of the door. Just a short trip down the hall you will find a your clean private bathroom which may be winning no awards for poshness, it is functional, clean and decent.
We are one of those rare businesses that tries to leave this world better than we found it. Realizing, we borrow this world from our children, we work very hard to be environmental. We heat through the winter with wood for the most part. The sheets are made from bamboo. We are solar powered. We recycle, and we compost or take kitchen scraps out to the chickens. We make a concerted effort and are always looking for ways to do better. What is out on our table in the morning is as local as our yard or from a distance no further than the borders of New England. We work very hard to support local farmers and the local farming traditions and the community we live as part of.
Wildflower Farm, is part of a very old B&B tradition in this region. We have taken the effort to be officially listed as a B&B house. Which means, this is not just a B&B. It is also a private home. One that rents to short term travelers and those seeking a place to stay. As part of this tradition, we can legally offer no more than 4 rooms. Well, we only have 2. Right now, due to Covid, we run at half capacity renting to just 1 guest party at a time.
We welcome only guests who supply proof of full vaccination at this time, and per CDC guidance do not require them to mask, nor do we mask as we too are fully vaccinated. We hope to eventually accept everyone again, but due to host health issues, this is a risk we are not open to take for some time yet. We love to host families with children, in the past they were regular and frequent guests. Unfortunately, as children can not be vaccinated at this time we presently must maintain a policy of no children. Our deepest hope is this is a short term inconvenience for us and for the families that wish to stay here. To ensure our guests of a safe environment for their stay, we take every precaution, holding everyone to the standard of vaccinated. Our Covid policy is part of our effort to create a path back to normalcy. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to full normal in the future.
On Your Pillow
On your pillow you will find a treat that is a wonderful introduction to New England culture and history. In addition, you will find a free gift: a sample of our homemade soap designed to nurture skin, created in small batches by hand, right here on the homestead.
- Wireless Internet
- Air Conditioning
- Indoor Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Smoke Detector
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- First Aid Kit
- Fire Extinguisher
- Free Parking on Premises
- Laptop Friendly Workspace
Thank you for your interest, please contact us prior to booking, we require at least 24 hours notice. Under no circumstances do we accept same day bookings. We also have a 2 night minimum requirement for booking. It is simply too much work and is too time consuming for one nighters. Sorry and thank you for understanding that our first priority is utilizing our time to best provide for the welfare and high quality of life of our animals, we are a functioning homestead farm.
We share our property with a gaggle of chickens, some goats, and a very rude goose. We share our home with 3 friendly dogs that range in size from 20 lbs to 105 lbs. Expect doggy behavior, some barking, cuddle attempts, and other behaviors common to good dogs that are occasionally naughty. Keeping the door of your room closed is the best method to keep them out if you prefer your room dog free.
THIS IS A COUNTRY LOCATION! Staying here and marking it down in stars for location, the one thing I can not change or fix, spoils business unfairly. I realize the price is attractive, but if you want to stay in a city, I suggest that you do it. We are a bit off the beaten path on a charming old fashioned little homestead farm.
The Foxglove Room is a medium sized cozy room done up in old colonial primitive style with beautiful rustic touches to play up the rustic wood beams in the ceiling. Beautiful queen bed, a closet, a dresser, and some tasteful wall decorations and curtains make this room adorable. The views are of the forest and the gently winding private unpaved road to the house. It is air conditioned in summer. The bathroom is cozy, rustic, simple, and clean. If you are looking for a bathroom that is super fancy, the bathroom here is sure to disappoint. However, if clean, cozy, functional and rustic are fine for you, you should be quite well pleased.
On the Pillow, you will find a lovely homemade soap sample, of our handmade homestead soap. We strive for self sufficiency though like most we fall short, we truly do make an effort in that direction, and sharing it with you gives us a sense of pride in our work. We like to welcome our guests to New England, by leaving a piece of maple sugar candy on the pillow, due to it’s historical and cultural significance to the region.
The Wildflower Farm house, is a reproduction of a famous salt box colonial home in Sturbridge Village, commonly known as The Parsonage. It was designed to be an exact replica down to some of the furniture. All of which is antique, or high quality artisan hand made reproduction antique. It has the 1740s character of the building upon which it is based. The house and grounds are enchanting, and include a path through the woods. Old fashioned with primitive rustic charm and a haunting romance that time forgot long ago. I like to think of this place as a colonial fairy tale that escaped the musty book… A little world unto itself.
We are within an hour of all the best Massachusetts history right by 495, 62 and 117. Concord and the Freedom Trail (30 minutes), Lexington (35-45 minutes), Harvard and The Fruit lands Museum (5 minutes), Bolton (5 minutes on foot to the border of Berlin and Bolton), and Boston proper (45 minutes to an hour.) with great museums such as the Museum Of Science, The Gardner Museum and the Aquarium, and some great shopping, Boston gardens, swan boats and so much more. Easy commute along the highways to some of the beautiful fishing villages and beaches such as Plum Island, and Newburyport, also around an hour’s drive. Many universities are within an hour of here, making this a great place to stay while dropping off students, or taking university tours.
Guests have access to pretty much, the whole house tv room, library, dining area, and their private bathroom. Free parking, books for borrowing as well as a small monthly women’s book club to join if you wish just check out our section on the book club and do the reading if it interests you, tv, wifi, the edible gardens and yard, limited kitchen access, water and cups, bath towels, a pair of plush robes, soap, maple sugar candy, sheets and blankets, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, blow drier, washer and drier, dish washer, Flower Grotto.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to answer questions. We are happy to be friendly but we allow for you to choose the level of interaction you would like to have with us while a guest in our home. Our job and our goal is to help you to be comfortable through your stay.
Small rolling hills, apple orchards, and woods, make up the terrain. Spring summer and autumn are just beautiful with the flowers and country charm and autumn foliage. Winter too is beautiful, all white and pristine.
Berlin, is a tiny historic town, the best kept secret of MA as it is only about 45 minutes to Boston, and because the folks who live in this town are a very special bunch of truly kind, caring, community oriented people. Hardworking and always busy, there is always some town project going on. This little town is known for it’s apple orchards, though saying it is known at all is bordering on a stretch, many people who have lived their whole lives here in The Bay State, have never even heard of little Berlin. The quietness and culture that come with being small unknown, and off the beaten path are perhaps this town’s most special gifts for those of us that make Berlin our home, and for those that pass through for a visit.
Go apple picking, hiking, horseback riding, or biking here in Berlin. Go take a quick look through the Berlin’s olde Town Hall at the photos of the men who went off to fight the civil war. Drive around and enjoy some of the nicest foliage New England has to offer.
Check out some of the local farms and their adorable little farm shops, such as Balance Rock that produces the most amazing bacon I have ever tasted, offers fabulous pies local honey and much more. You might even be able to convince them to give you a farm tour. I would also highly recommend Indian Head Farm, another cute small farm shop that offers vegetables, pick your own berries a nice nursery for plants and flowers, the pumpkin throw autumn event and fabulous Christmas trees. Both of these wonderful farms have been family owned and run for generations. The people that run them have been an unending resource as I teach myself to farm.
Another great place is Berlin Farms, they have a large gift shop with all sorts of wonderful country wares for the home and more, they offer a nice section on Christmas ornaments. I also hear tell of amazing ice cream being offered in the summer months. I can’t say if the rumor is true or not, about the ice cream. I am too lactose intolerant to try it myself, which sometimes makes me cry. I love ice cream. All the sources I consider credible all say it is delicious past sinful.
Berlin Orchard, for all things apple, including apple picking in the autumn!
Other places of note in town: Lowe’s Berlin General Store, offers fabulous sandwiches and really nice coffee. They also keep a jar on the counter for donations for fishing events for the children of Berlin, which is a great program to donate a couple quarters to. The Flat Penny a mile down the road offers good eats and weekly trivia night as well as a small bar. The Silver Buffalo Gallery is really fun to visit offering all sorts of native crafts and art that is just amazing to see. Berlin Country Club is wonderful for golf, and there are several local farms that offer horse back riding.
19 Carter Street, is an old church the town Historical Society has been fixing up. It is partially done and it serves as a very nice community center. There’s a kitchen with coffee and some munchies, and wifi. It is the hang out hub of the local community. You always get a warm greeting when you stop in for a visit. Something is always going on, occasional classes, occasional tech support courtesy of a local 9 year old, A knitting group, regular coffee and tea meetings and more. it has become an important fixture in the lives of all of us who make this little town our home.
Go antiquing at Counting Sheep Antiques and some of the other local antique shops in the area. Or go check out the church at the very center of town, it is hundreds of years old. This is a welcoming small community.
You must have your own transportation as there is no public transit out here.
We suffer here, from harsh and very snowy winters. We are up a private unpaved road. There will be days when leaving the property is not possible due to weather and road conditions. The snow plow is very reliable, however, if the main roads are impassable or if they are plowed late, then he may show up late or call to tell us he can’t make it. Be prepared to spend a day by the fire with hot drinks, junk food snacks, and board games instead of touring around the area, during the winter months..
Other Things to Note
We welcome our guests to participate in farm chores and farm up keep and animal care under our supervision. We do not require it. Your level of interaction with the farm is your decision. Plus being a small farm there is only so much farming to do.
We also provide baby sitting for couples traveling with a children. $15 per first child per hour $10 per hour for each additional child.
We host a book club that meets monthly, not always on the same day or at the same time. Every person that is a member has provided proof of vaccination. We do not allow unvaccinated people on the property at this time. We meet outside in the Flower Grotto, unless it is raining or too cold. In which case we meet in the dining room and library area by the woodstove.
I’m sorry, but the dogs live inside the house. This is their home. They are never put out for anyone’s comfort or due to guest’s allergies, if you don’t wish to stay in a home with pets please pick somewhere else to stay.
WE DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ACCEPT GUEST PETS! Sorry. I am sure your pets are wonderful, I am sure we would love your pets, but we have live stock and therefore, we can not allow guest pets.
We are available to rent out space during the day as well. We are a great location to host classes in crafting, canning, farm management and organic farming, and just about anything else you can think of! We are also a fabulous venue to hold cozy family events. To host a farm event/or class here please, contact us for pricing and further information. Our covid vaccination requirement for all in attendance remains for this variety of renting as well, for our health and for the health of all guests who pass through during this difficult and dangerous time period.
- Not suitable for pets
Check-in is after 3PM
Quiet entrances late in the evening are appreciated. Please leave our children’s activities here for the next child to enjoy when you leave. Please do not leave children outside unattended. Help us keep the animals healthy, ask before you feed them. Please do not disturb our neighbors. Host’s bedroom is off limits. No smoking inside or anywhere on the property. Be clean outside. Thank you.
Proof of vaccination at time of booking required for all guests, guest’s guests, and any persons who come on to Wildflower Farm property.
Monthly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Full refunds so long as cancellation is made no less than 3 days prior to stay. Half refunds offered when cancellation is made with no less than 24 hours till the commencement of your stay. No refunds given for stays canceled less than 24 hours before scheduled stay.
Availability: 2 night minimum stay requirement. Max stay of 10 days.