Treat Yourself to a Tranquil Stay at Good Contrivance Farm
Our splendid barn apartment is not only a writer’s retreat but also a vacation rental. Proceeds from renting this beautiful facility help fund our ongoing work of restoration and preservation. The loft apartment has spectacular light and the best views of the farm. It has three levels and contains a full kitchen with dishwasher, 1.5 baths, a small library, a wood-burning stove, and free high-speed wifi.
This is the ideal get-away for a weekend or a few weeks--you’ll see no neighbors, wake up to the sun rising over the rolling fields, sip your coffee at the table on the balcony–with great views to the surrounding 100 acres–relax on the cozy couch and (on a cold day) watch the fire roaring in the wood stove (unlimited fire wood provided free), take a break to watch the birds from the huge wall of windows, spend a couple of hours browsing through the library on the second level, where you’ll find all kinds of great books, then pop a DVD into the player downstairs and watch a classic movie–selected from the large in-house DVD selection–or stream a movie from the free wi-fi. And, if you want a little exercise, walk the grounds, where you’ll find all kinds of natural treasures: a huge array of flowers and plants and some old trees of historic proportions, including one of the biggest beech trees in the state.
Description & Amenities : the Retreat is a spacious loft-style apartment with a large open living room, dining area & kitchen on the first level. Wood burning stove in LR, with wood provided by the hosts. Radiant heat on first floor and 2 ceiling fans.
Modern kitchen with stainless stove, fridge, and dishwasher, as well as microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker — but no garbage disposal, as we’re on a septic system. Completely updated main bathroom on first floor, with stackable W&D and separate heater. Library on 2nd floor loft area. A huge selection of DVDs that you can watch on the apartment’s smart TV. Bedroom with antique double bed and 1/2 bath on 3rd floor. Bedroom has wall unit AC and heater. There is a small balcony overlooking a walled flower garden.
The six acre grounds contain a large kitchen garden, a chicken run, many historic outbuildings, open fields, many lovely flower beds, and many places to sit and relax. The farm is conveniently located near major shopping areas and highways.
Rates (for two persons):
per night: $129. Minimum: 2-night stay.
one week: $759.
one month: $2,549.
Maximum occupancy: 4 persons.
Add $25 per person each night if your party exceeds two.
To rent directly from us, first inquire about availability by emailing here: info (at) historicfarm.org
Once you’re assured of your dates, fill out the contract provided below (after the photos)