1830 Elijah Haven Homeplace, Ashburnham, MA
Historic, Unique & Very Private Accommodations on a 78 Acre Farm in The Heart of New England. Vacations, Getaways & Executive Rentals welcome.
Welcome to Elijah Haven Homeplace – convenient, comfortable, unique and memorable New England Private Accommodations "in an historic home that's all your own". Haven Homeplace is a turn-key, completely-updated, cozy and totally charming farm cottage on almost 80 pristine acres in beautiful, rural Ashburnham, MA amongst the rolling hills of North Central MA (just west of Boston). We call it "The Heart of New England". The property is available for your personal "retreat" on a daily, weekly, monthly or longer basis.
Haven is a wonderful alternative to hotels — near Barre and the Insight Meditation Center, just an hour from Cambridge/Boston and mere minutes from prestigious Cushing Academy, Wachusett Mt. and Mount Monadnock. We're also only 3 hours from New York and Provincetown. Haven Homeplace is perfect for people who appreciate privacy, their own space and "walking on the quiet side". The farmhouse and grounds offer exceptional 4-season ambiance. A departing guest remarked recently that Haven brought him to his 'peaceful place'.
- Getaway Vacationers and Sightseers from around the world. We've hosted authors, actors, educators, global fund managers, major network marketing executives and many other notables
- People visiting family who don't want to stay in a hotel and would rather live in a home
- Cushing Academy Parents, Alumni and Prospective Students' Families
- Honeymooners seeking romance, seclusion and time to unplug
- Doctors, Executives and other Professionals in relocating to our area
The Elijah Haven Homeplace compound is comprised of a 1,350+ square foot 2.5 bedroom/1 bath restored 1830 Half Cape Home (where you'll stay), a Converted Barn with attached Greenhouse and a Post & Beam Carriage House/Garage –all at the end of a paved 500' private lane . We are surrounded by acres and acres of beautiful forests, fields, stonewalls, an orchard, blueberry field and approximately 6 acres of manicured lawns and gardens and hundreds of acres of conservation land beyond. See turkey, deer, coyote, fox, swallows, bluebirds, cardinals and other wildlife in this, your home-away-from-home.
A Bit of Local Color...
Elijah Haven Homeplace was a gift from Elijah's parents, Jonas and Nancy Haven, who settled the 300 acres next door just after the Revolutionary War. One of their daughters, Anna Dawn, was found on the doorstep at sunrise one morning in the mid-1800s and the family adopted her.
In 1990, we purchased the farm from the Havens (the first time it had been out of their family in over 160 years) and completely updated it, created the lawns & gardens and cleared the fields – leaving the charm intact. Not coincidentally, one of the prominent rose species in our garden is "Anna Dawn".
It's always a work in progress, as old homes are...and our guests say they love it. Check out our Testimonials on the right of each page on our website. There's no place like a home away from home. Please contact us with your questions at 978.827.3141 or click here.