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The Bungalow is the newest rental on the farm. Originally built by The Murray Family in 1952 as a summer camp, the Bungalow The Bungalow, the newest accommodations at Blue Heron Farm was owned for many years by Mr. Malcom Greve of New Jersey. We purchased it and began renovations in October of 2004.
Given its age, and after many years of very limited use, we started by completely gutting the building, putting it on a solid foundation, rewiring and re-plumbing, modifying the roof line, adding new metal roofing, completely insulating it, adding heat, adding a large wrap around deck, installing hardwood floors, etc., etc.
After working on it all winter, our first guests were the Williams Family, wonderful folks who have stayed with us for the past 13 summers. The Williamses agreed to be our "beta testers" to let us know if all systems were working properly and if the place needed anything. We can't thank them enough for their patience and understanding.William's family "beta-tests" the Bungalow after the renovation
The Bungalow has one private bedroom with a large walk-in closet, gas fireplace and ceiling fan. The combined living and cooking area also has another gas fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD player, and satellite receiver as well as a very comfortable futon couch. It sleeps up to 3 persons.
It is fully furnished and winterized, and comes equipped with refrigerator, gas stove, all cooking utensils and tableware, bed linens and towels, washer/dryer, color TV, radio, DVD player, dishwasher, telephone, 1 bath, Weber gas grill, and a large deck with furniture. Water is from a 100 foot drilled well. Lodging rates.
Bungalow Guest comments
"Our stay here was the perfect beginning to our honeymoon and our life together."
- Kentucky newlyweds, 2010
"What a sweet place! It had everything we could have wanted for a romantic getaway."
- Newly engaged Massachusetts couple, 2010
"Thank you again for everything. It's always great to be here and hard to leave."
- Repeat summer guests, Somerville, MA, 2009
"We loved The Bungalow! We had a wonderful weekend and only wish it was longer."
- Texas couple, 2008
"We were serenaded by woodpeckers and owls and graced by the presence of 2 white tail deer who never strayed far from the back woods."
- Two Amesbury, Mass. friends, 2008
"We had a very relaxing and romantic weekend."
- New Hampshire couple, 2007
"The Bungalow was more than I expected, and your description on the web site does not do this wonderful place justice."
"We enjoyed our stay very much. The Bungalow is very comfortable, and furnished with everything you may need. We had a great time and look forward to coming again."
- Skiing guests, January, 2006
"This home is a wonderful retreat. It's so still and calm and quiet up here I could (almost) hear the maple sap running!"
- Visiting faculty member on sabbatical to complete a writing project, 2006
"Thank you for creating this beautiful, serene sanctuary. Had the most peaceful and grounding time here."
- Maine guest, 2006
"Well, how much better can you get? I took my daily walk with the sound of river streams and the smell of wood smoke. I sipped wine and watched foreign films in the evening and slept like a baby."
- Sudbury, Mass. guest, Fall, 2006
"All of your work has paid off, and the place is GREAT!"
- Massachusetts family, 2005
"What a great little place. We came here for the Green River Festival and staying at The Bungalow was an added bonus."
- Connecticut family, 2005
"On our first evening we heard lots of woodpeckers, a wood thrush and several other thrushes which I will try to identify. We also saw a rose-breasted grosbeak, juncos, kittiwakes, redstarts and a winter wren (a first for my life list), scarlet tanagers, black and white warblers, a common yellow throat, and a pileated woodpecker."
- Oklahoma couple who stayed for a month in 2005