Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection is set to debut across 140 acres in New York’s Hudson Valley this October. Anchored by a namesake farm, the verdant city escape will be crafted by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Electric Bowery and New York design studio Ward and Gray. Nature will be reinforced through sundrenched interiors and 65 freestanding accommodations—including standalone bungalows, cottages, and suites.
The aesthetic also nods to New York’s early design traditions with a natural material palette and vintage furnishings. “We looked at the use of cut out shapes throughout American furniture history and wanted to create motifs throughout the property that were designed to bring you back to the spirit of Wildflower Farms,” says Ward and Gray cofounder Christie Ward. “We decided the property’s motif should be the phases of the moon and felt as though Wildflower Farms brought you that much closer to the nature that surrounds us.”
Oak, cane, and rush will permeate the project, abounding in cabinetry, colonial-inspired seating, and more. Antique furniture and décor will be showcased throughout Wildflower Farms to reflect the influence of the Arts and Craft movement. The open-air lobby, known as the Great Porch, will welcome guests with a living room-style ambiance accented by large botanical artwork and antique textiles on display.
Signature restaurant Clay and the Maplehouse farm education center will function as additional social hubs. Totaling 9,000 square feet, Thistle, an Auberge Spa, will comprise five single treatment rooms and one couples’ room. Outdoor hot tubs, an indoor saltwater pool, and a modern apothecary will also round out the wellness facility, while an immersive fitness center will span 3,000 square feet and include a three-mile walking trail and an outdoor pool. More than 15,000 square feet of event space will be featured onsite as well.
Accommodations will pay homage to Americana design traditions with honest materialities, demonstrated via wood ceilings and layers of reworked canvas adorning the walls. “The patterns on the fabrics were also inspired by vintage items from the 1960s and ’70s sourced upstate—quilting, corduroy, plaids, stripes,” adds Ward and Gray cofounder Staver Gray. “We kept these narratives in the back of our mind throughout the design process to ensure the hotel feels honest and authentic to its location and the surrounding farm.” Cozy window seats and beds will be positioned to maximize sprawling woodland vistas framed by wall-to-wall sliding glass doors that lead to private terraces.