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The farm at Babylonstoren, where more than eight acres of fruits and vegetables are grown, dates back to 1692. Over the years, a slow series of renovations have seen some original farm buildings renewed to benefit visitors, such as the disused cow shed that was transformed into the current-day Babel restaurant, one of two on the grounds. The Farmhouse renovation is the latest in a series of investments by owner Karen Roos and general manager Terry de Waal, and it officially opened this year.

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Chris Fick of Malherbe Rust Architects partnered with the farm’s management to design a renovation befitting the historic nature of the property, similar to previous renovations on the farm. The result is an indulgent getaway, where guests can enjoy a heated swimming pool in the Farmhouse’s courtyard, or step inside the spa, where there is a salt room, sauna, steam room, experience shower, and ozonated vitality pool. The guest rooms and suites are cozy and simply adorned, featuring a mixture of modern and Victorian furniture. The common area Butterfly Room, so named for the rare butterfly collection on display, houses a library and fireplace, creating an inviting space for relaxation after a long, hard day of soaking and steaming.

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