Property Spotlight: Wildflower Farms

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Property Spotlight: Wildflower Farms
Curator’s statement

In July of 2023 I had the opportunity to stay overnight at Wildflower Farms. Those 32 hours (yes- I got an early check-in and late check out with our perks) were pure bliss and it's the most relaxed I've felt in ages. This property lived up to the hype and I would return in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to my clients.

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Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection

Modern riverfront property across 140 acres with sleek cabins.

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Wildflower Farms is set on 140 acres in the Hudson Valley of upstate NY. The property is blanketed in meadows, native flowers and wild woodlands which creates a peaceful vibe and relaxing atmosphere. The natural landscape truly imparts a sense of wonder and calm. There are (flat) forested trails on property if you're feeling adventurous or you can just sit by one of the many fire pits and soak in the views. The expansive surrounding grounds include orchards, a farm with three greenhouses and animals (currently chickens, donkeys and pigs).

The resort features 65 free standing cabins and 6 suites which look out onto the mighty Shawangunk Ridge, giving you sweeping and open views. The cabins are designed to blend seamlessly with nature, merging the outdoors within. Inside, I was wowed by the spaciousness of my cabin, the free standing tub, thoughtful design (and again) those views! All accommodations have private terrace space and floor-to ceiling windows, bringing that natural beauty indoors.

View of resort
View of pool

The main restaurant on site, Clay (named after the challenging yet rewarding soil that grows their crops on property), is open seven days a week and caters to hotel guests as well as the local community. The cuisine pays tribute to the Hudson Valley with many ingredients sourced from their farm. The menu is eclectic and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the tomato salad and ricotta bread — you'll thank me later. My only suggestion would be to simplify the dessert menu. I like corn and ice cream, but not corn ice cream!

The Dew Bar serves healthy offerings for lunch at the pool and the Great Porch is available for snacks/drinks and general lounging. Room service is available as well.

Thistle spa (while small- only six treatment rooms, one being a couples' room) was a standout for me. The staff were so gracious and I had an incredible facial that left me glowing. They have a range of treatments that incorporate botanicals grown on their farm.

Before your treatment guests can lounge on daybeds beside the peaceful indoor saltwater pool, steam and sauna. Just outside are two hot tubs and the beautiful outdoor pool which is an oasis of peace (seasonal) and where I spent the majority of my time.

Over by the Ridge cabins you'll find the gym and private room for complimentary yoga and pilates classes. Check the schedule before booking as some classes are only offered on certain days (ie art, pottery and cooking etc). Some of these classes are complimentary and others charge a fee.

Fun Fact: Wildflower Farms used to be a Christmas tree farm and you'll still see some of those trees scattered across the property.

Outside pool and valley

Need to Know

This property is ideal for romantic getaways, a girls' weekend and even for families (with the caveat that the kids will be entertained for a few days, not a full week, at least at present.) I was pleasantly surprised to see the resort is a sanctuary for adults while also including programming for families as well (FYI there is a kids club, but with limited hours). I saw kids collecting eggs from the chicken coop, feeding animals, touring the farm and participating in cooking classes with many more classes available. They really have something to offer everyone.

There are two indoor/outdoor spaces for private events at Maple House and Marigold House. Think: corporate events, group meals and weddings. I can only imagine how gorgeous the pictures from your wedding would be on this property!

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to the Hudson Valley, New York.

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