Situated across from The Grove, Farmer’s Daughter is a boutique hotel offering a unique experience. With daily whiskey tasting hour, an on-site restaurant with amazing food, and cozy quarters to hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Melrose, it is a perfect getaway for couples and friends.
Originally opened in the 1960s and purchased by William and Lorna Cho in 1997, with renovations in 1999 by their daughter and her husband, Ellen and Peter Picataggio, with another facelift in 2017. Farmer’s Daughter Hotel has certainly went through some changes but has kept its same whimsical and playful design.
KSOLE and I enjoyed a two-night stay at Farmer’s Daughter recently and while the weather was pretty cold and rainy, we made the most of it by enjoying the cozy bed, room service and the Nespresso coffee maker. I mean, what more do you really need right?
We were given the Robin room, which features a built-in (corner) couch and Hollywood lighting mirror with bluetooth speakers. With a seamless theme throughout the hotel, you can count that you’ll find cute farm animal friends in your room too.
The bed was pretty comfortable and we slept well both nights. I loved the large mirror in the room, however I wished the closet space was bigger as it was just a standalone rack with a drawer attached. This is more so a #bloggerproblem, as I tend to overpack (hah).
The bathroom sink is outside of the bathroom itself, a bit strange but I didn’t mind it. The bathroom does have a glass wall separating the bedroom from it, but don’t worry, there is a curtain for privacy for those aren’t that close.
The space overall was cute, cozy, and themed well with the rest of the property.
Tart is located right on the property and serves brunch and dinner, along with happy hour between 4-6PM Monday to Friday. We had the pleasure of dining for dinner during our stay and enjoyed a delicious meal with great service. I was quite impressed as there seemed to be only one server that night and one busboy, yet they never missed a beat. My water was always refilled without asking and we were checked up on often. I absolutely love when a restaurant has great food and service.
What we ordered:
Tomato soup: large portion and can be shared between two people
Chicken & waffles (their most popular dish): available for brunch and dinner. The waffle was well made while the chicken seemed a little dry to me. The skin was quite hard and I couldn’t really eat it, which is a shame as that’s my favorite part.
Steak frites: KSOLE had this and said it was great. Fries were crispy and flavorful.
Chocolate banana bread pudding: perfect way to end the night.
Farmer’s Daughter hotel also has a cute little boutique shop in their lobby, featuring an array of clothing pieces and lifestyle decor. While there is only valet parking offered for guests, its central location to almost everything you need makes it perfect to walk around and explore so if you can ditch the car, I’d recommend it.
We had a great two nights at the property and hope to return on better weather conditions to fully enjoy the pool and the hotel’s patio areas.
Disclaimer: This stay was in partnership with Farmer's Daughter Hotel, but all opinions are of my own and are 100% completely honest.
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