Welcome to Wildflower Farm. This is not just our new home, it is also the new home of Cafe Primrose. It sits in a clearing surrounded by trees nearly 1000 feet from the nearest road. It is an old salt box colonial style, a reproduction inside and out of a home in old Sturbridge Village, known as the Parsonage. In one room on the first floor is where I do my Cafe Primrose work. That room doubles as a gift shop as well in addition to being my studio space, and is open by appointment. We went from super cramped quarters to a home so spacious we have more space than we need. So we have listed on AirBnB. Now we open our home and our beautiful 5 acre farm to travelers. Our way of continuing to travel without ever having to leave our farm. We know a lot about travel after so many years on the international highway. So now, we are supporting others as a stop on their adventure just as so many supported us in various ways on our own national and international adventures.
Wildflower Farm is a magical place. But what is more it is a very comfortable place to stay. In the summer, it stays cool as it is not a big city location and when you open the windows you smell the forest all around you and cut grass. Absolutely great for summer time, we like to hang out outside in the open air. In the winter, we are in the snow belt, blizzard central. Wildflower Farm, becomes incredibly cozy with it’s large cooking fireplace and the regularly used wood stove. Meals in the winter are eaten in front of the fire, and boardgames are played into the wee hours on those stormy snow filled nights by the fire in the sitting room, and a sense of cozy prevails.
We have 2 bedrooms to offer. Both of them comfortable and warm in the winter. They overlook the wiinding drive up to the house and the forest. The second bedroom is even smaller. Great for child travelers with a single twin sized bed. A private bathroom for guests is also included. Yes, there is wireless internet and yes you can use it in your room or anywhere else in the house.
In addition to the open space we have a fabulous media room where the TV lives, and the Cafe Primrose studio on the first floor. We couldn’t help but fall in love with the beautiful rustic charm of this little 5 acre homestead. And now it is our home. Outside, is even more magical than inside.
Also, here at Wildflower Farm, you will find a rich sense of humor. We keep many animals, and every one of them has their own unique ways of being funny and ridiculous. Ever seen chickens run? Or goats climb the stairs to the house and try to let themselves in? Or dogs eat 2 and a half cups of the goat’s sweet feed and live? Happens here all the time. Funny times with the farm animals. We love it and we are sure you will too. And if you don’t that is ok, you will love the fresh eggs and goat milk in season.
Wildflower Farm is in an interesting location out in the country along the roads less traveled but right by major highways like 495. The history of Harvard and Bolton are minutes away by car. Fruit lands Museum, the childhood home of Louisa May Alcott, who wrote Little Women is a short drive away a great place to visit to learn about the history of the area. Also we have skiing, a winery, hiking, biking, horseback riding, lots of local farms including tons of orchards for pick your own apples, in our neighborhood. Worcester has both a university and a medical center and is an interesting city nearby. Boston with it’s wealth of history and culture, The Science Museum, Gardener Museum, Aquarium, etc, are a day trip. As is Harvard and Harvard Square in Cambridge. Historical Concord and Lexington are about 35 minutes to 45ish minutes away by car. We are also a lot closer to the mountains out west than the city of Boston is, falling between them. So here are some scenes from our very local surroundings.
This area is apple country and has some of the most beautiful autumn foliage in New England. Small rolling hills, pastures, orchards and woods make up the terrain. We see all sorts of wild animals from deer and foxes to the rare bear sighting in the area. Lots of small farms lie along the small country roads. The neighborhood lies along the less traveled back roads of historical New England, right by the important major highways. Lots of country quiet and glow bugs make this a magical location.