The Farm


Flat Rock Farm is set on an historic property - the main house dates back to the very early 1700's and the property itself was part of a land grant from the King of England in 1694! The town of Lyme itself is an early settlement and dates back to 1665.

The main house on the Flat Rock Farm property remained in the same family from 1694 until 1974 when a local housewright purchased the main house and commenced a restoration project that the current owner continues to this day. In the interim, barns were raised, the rough outline of the guest house completed and the well built outer barn was constructed. 

Flat Rock Farm is back to being a working farm and, as such, the current owner has added to the initial project and added a new barn to house the chickens, cedar fencing to secure the alpaca and separate the guest house from the field, endless landscaping projects including an orchard, raised perennial garden beds, and a Japanese Maple garden, all very much still works in progress.

The Guest House


Peaceful guest house in the popular upscale country town of Lyme, CT and conveniently located just two hours from NYC or Boston. The Town of Lyme actively supports both open space and its rich agricultural history and affords its residents a portal through which you can appreciate an earlier time in New England. There are numerous farmers markets, endless hiking trails, abundant water access for boating of all kinds, all just minutes away. For a more modern feel, Lyme and the surrounding communities are home to numerous galleries, museums, gourmet restaurants, beaches, marinas, and even a couple of casinos.

As a guest in the guest house, feel free to cook in, dine out, hike, go to the beaches, watch the sunset on the CT River, sit by the fire pit in the alpaca field or the adirondack chairs in the orchard, go for a bike ride through the hills of Lyme and across the river to Chester via the ferry... Stay with us and explore the CT Shoreline from your own private home.

The School


The School for American Handweaving offers retreats at Flat Rock Farm. Classes include alpaca rug weaving, rag rugs, knitting, ash market basket making, woodworking, tartan and CT River Valley blanket weaving, and many more exciting disciplines. We offer a variety of looms, from early 18th century floor looms to small hand looms for smaller projects. For more information, including dates and fees, please use the button below - we look forward to welcoming you to one of our classes!








“A lovely spot in the country. A cozy nicely decorated cottage where you wake up to the sight of chicken and alpaca. A fantastic retreat from the city. Super comfortable master bedroom and very nicely appointed. Nice nook with twin beds, particularly suitable for children.”