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The Foxglove Room

The Foxglove Room

Starting from $47/night

The Foxglove room offers lovely views of the forest, gardens, and the long drive through the fruit trees from the road some distance away. A comfy queen bed and lovely decor that pulls the character of the primitive and rustic old fashioned homestead into a warm cozy room. This room also offers a dresser, a closet and a beautiful antique rocking chair, and some simple lovely wall decor. Towels are set out and plush soft bathrobes hang on the back of the door. Our pricing reflects that the bathroom is shared with only one other person.

Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
 

On Your Pillow

On your pillow you will find a treat that is a wonderful introduction to New England culture. In addition, you will find on your pillows a welcome packet with some basic information, and a little free gift of a sample of our handmade soaps and bath salts created by and sold in larger quantities in our gift shop Cafe Primrose.

  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Internet
  • Breakfast
  • Essentials
  • Air Conditioning
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Dryer
  • Washer
  • Shampoo
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Hair Dryer
  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Suitable for Events
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace

The Space

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 booking. 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 for our animals, we are a farm.

We do allow guests to use our kitchen, we ask that they be clean and that they do not make fish or shell fish here at the house for health reasons. We charge $20 a day for use of the kitchen which also includes use of the washer and drier and any laundry detergent you need. We also don’t mind a little bit of small scale raiding of our pantry. But the vast majority of what you produce for yourself in our kitchen will be paid for by you. Kitchen fee must be paid to use kitchen storage.

We share our property with a gaggle of chickens, some goats, the barn cats Heidi and Scarlett O’Hara, and 2 bunnies. We share our home with 2 friendly dogs. Expect doggy behavior. 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 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, an old rocking chair in the corner, 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, and SHARED with one other person.

On the Pillow, you will find a lovely handmade sample of soap and bath salts from our small gift shop, Cafe Primrose. 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 Cafe Primrose Gift Shop is a small gift shop and crafting studio, located here at Wildflower Farm. We often create favors for the weddings and events that happen here and elsewhere. We also provide some interesting handmade and country crafts for purchase for those interested.

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.

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.


Guest Access

Guests have access to pretty much, the whole house tv room, sitting room, dining area, the gift shop, and a bathroom SHARED with 1 other person. Free parking, books for borrowing, tv, wifi, the edible gardens and yard, kitchen, water and cups, bath towels, a pair of plush robes, soap, bath salts, maple sugar candy, sheets and blankets, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, blow drier, washer and drier, dish washer, patio.


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.


The Neighbourhood

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.


Getting Around

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 the third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. We are reading Ahab’s Wife by Naslund. We welcome guests to join us. There is no obligation or expectation that guests participate or attend.

The Craft Circle meets around the dining room table on Mondays at 7:30 pm weekly. Many of us are knitters but any craft will do. We welcome guests to participate here as well if they wish to. Again, participation is optional. Please be aware these weekly events are going on and usually end before 10:30 pm. We host both weekly events to try to build community around the farm.

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, but we have live stock.

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.

We are working on creating an agro tourism package that will be beneficial to both us and our small community as well. More information on that coming… When we manage to figure it out.

  • 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. Be clean outside. Thank you.

Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 10%
Monthly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Flexible
Availability: 1 night minimum stay