We look forward to being your host and invite you to take a look at our restored farm estate home in the Village of Westfield.

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Guest accommodations

We are obliged to play a small but substantive part in thwarting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In consonance with the medical communities exhortations to “flatten the curve!” we have suspended routine operation of our bed & breakfast until further notice.  We are not accepting reservations for accommodations earlier than April 13th.  We will monitor the public health advisories and make further adjustments as the situation warrants.  If you’d like to make a reservation in anticipation that the virus will be sufficiently in check by April, please fee free to do so.  If public health/safety considerations give cause to cancel or postpone your travel plans, you may cancel up to the last minute without forfeiture or your deposit or other penalty.  

If you must travel during this period of elevated risk and need a place to stay, give us a call and we’ll do all within our means to provide safe shelter and comfort.  However, in keeping with the medical community’s recommendations, we urge you to defer your travel plans and patiently wait out this storm in the safety of your home port.  We’ll update this site as circumstances warrant.

The Restoration

Bringing a long-neglected architectural masterpiece back to life has been a labor of love that has consumed our energy, riches and time for the past three years.  The results are a triumph of collaboration and creativity with innumerable contributions from family, friends, talented contractors and resourceful vendors.  Like many undertakings of this magnitude, the job is never quite done and the historic buildings continue to reveal marvels of workmanship and engineering that reveal much about the history and character of the Wright family and the 19th century tradesmen that built this community.  We’ve attempted to capture and retain that workmanship through our restoration efforts and hope you can appreciate the historical significance of the property through the restoration chronicles.

Agriculture

Gold Brook Farm was once a thriving family business engaged in all manner of agricultural production.  Like so many family farms established by settlers to the region in the 19th Century, the virtuosity, economic sustainability and diversity of farming practices changed over the years and yielded to the  forces of mechanization, economies of scale, and production efficiencies.  The land has remained in agricultural production since it was first developed by the Wright family in the 19th Century.  We eagerly took on stewardship of the land when we purchased the property in 2016 and have been slowly and painstakingly introducing crops and farming practices that we hope will sustain the farm for many generations to come.  As transplants to the agricultural scene, we manage to bumble along the learning curve leading to good agricultural practices.  Perhaps our experience will offer useful case study in a few of the foibles to avoid.

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