Explore miles of trails past fields, wander through manicured gardens graced by modern sculptures, and discover New England's youngest historic house museum.
The northern Berkshires provide a perfect natural backdrop to a pair of Modernist homes—one a bed and breakfast, one open for guided tours—and more than 300 acres of open fields, woods, and wetlands with four miles of footpaths. And whether you’re seeking a peaceful getaway vacation in the Berkshires, or looking for a day trip to explore beautiful sculptures, architecture, and open space, Field Farm has something for everyone.
The two houses here illustrate trends in post-World War II architecture. The main house—now the Guest House at Field Farm, a six-room bed & breakfast with period art and furniture and mountain views—evokes International style with its straight lines and extensive use of glass. The Folly consists of curves centered on a central silo. Take a tour inside to discover its playful organic design, with elements of Shingle-style architecture. Thirteen modern sculptures, including works by Richard M. Miller and Herbert Ferber, are sited in the garden.
The broad fields and uplands provide habitat for white-tail deer, coyote, and bobcats. The wetlands are home to an active beaver colony, turtles, snakes, and salamanders, as well as a wide variety of marsh-nesting birds and waders. Look for red-winged blackbirds with their scarlet epaulets, kingfishers darting and swooping above the water’s surface, and regal great blue heron stalking the shallows. Red-tailed hawks and northern harriers waft silently above the meadows.
Enjoy more than four miles of moderate hiking. Beyond the manicured landscape, follow the popular mile-long North Trail, which circles the centrally located pasture in a wide loop and affords mountain views—including of Mount Greylock—in all directions. Pick up the Oak Loop trail and wander for another half mile across a flowing stream and abundant ferns in the mature oak forest. Continue on the Caves Trail loop, another half mile, to explore small streams that disappear into a series of underground channels and caves carved over the millennia from limestone bedrock.
Please call in advance and inquire about The Folly Tours, and visit the Guesthouse at Field Farm to book your quiet getaway.
FREE to all. On-site donation welcome from nonmembers.
Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1½ hours for the trails.
Guesthouse at Field Farm
Open April through December
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From Williamstown Center, follow Rt. 7 South towards South Williamstown. At intersection with Rt. 43, take Rt. 43 West and immediately take a right onto Sloan Rd. Proceed 1 mi. to entrance on right.
The Guest House at Field Farm offers bed & breakfast accommodations in six spacious, finely appointed rooms, all with mountain views. Picnic tables are available for day visitors.
For Private Event and Group information, please call the Guesthouse at 413.458.3135
Inn E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free trail map distributed from bulletin board in the parking area. Please understand that supplies periodically run out.
We recommend that you take a photo of the map on your phone so you can refer to it during your visit, or download a trail map before you head out.
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In Massachusetts, people and the land are of each other, inextricably woven together to form the tapestry of our long history together.
Unique in style and sensibility, the Guest House at Field Farm offers an authentic modern art experience in spectacular natural surroundings.
What is now Field Farm was an agricultural property dating back to the mid-18th century, as colonists cleared the lower slopes of the Berkshires and Taconic ranges for crop fields, livestock pastures, and houses and outbuildings. Previous to European settlement, Mohican and Mohawk tribes were on this land.
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Many people know this as s stylish, mid-century modern B&B, but it's also wonderful for moderate hiking. It has several miles of trails, and the variety distinguishes it. Roughly a third are in and around wetlands; a third are around beautiful, very large hay fields and meadows; and a third in uplands.
– Werner L, TripAdvisor
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