Field Farm is a handful of things. First, and most obvious, there are two modernist houses on the property. One, named Guest House at Field Farm, functions as a…
Field Farm is a handful of things. First, and most obvious, there are two modernist houses on the property. One, named Guest House at Field Farm, functions as a bed and breakfast with six rooms available to stay in. The views of the mountains (especially Mount Greylock) from the windows of this house are amazing. There’s also a lot of modern art and furniture inside, as collected by the Bloedel’s that lived at Field Farms. The other building, known as The Folly, is also open and offers tours. It was used as a guest cottage, has a unique pinwheel shape, and looks out over the pond. Nearby, guests can view thirteen sculptures in the garden. Both serve as great depictions of modern architecture circa the mid 1900’s. Outside of the two houses are over 300 acres of fields, wetlands, a pond, streams, and forests. The four miles of trails—that can be walked or cross-country skied on—are found in the surrounding woods.
When venturing out on the trails, it is likely that visitors will encounter a handful species of wildlife due to the various microsoms within the singular property (watch for the beautiful birds such as the blue heron and red-winged blackbirds). The North Trail is one mile in length, loops around, and has spectacular views. Oak Loop adds an additional half mile and features a stream, ferns, and plenty of oak trees. Caves Trail is yet again another half mile trail with smaller streams and caves carved into the limestone bedrock. Field Farms is open all year and has picnic tables to relax at as well.
Less than 20 minutes from Field Farms is a hiking location named the Cascade Trail. Overall the walk is relatively short and not very strenuous, yet the end destination is very rewarding. Hikers follow a stream throughout the hike that leads to a beautiful waterfall with a few pools below. It is an extremely zen place to clear the mind and explore nature.