Sweet Farm Stay

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Entire rental unit hosted by Larissa

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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NOW BOOKING:
Regular stays on the farm, priced as listed, without camp.

Also:

** FARM CAMP perfect for kids & families. 2 hours of farm chores and crafts every morning that you are here. Paid thru V or cash

** HOMESTEADING RESIDENCY for college students. 6-night stays. Young people (18 and up) will do farm chores, light carpentry, crafts, and cooking.
Learn to make bone broth, sourdough bread, a vinaigrette, pie crust, and more. Crochet a bucket hat, make soap.

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More about camps:

Farm Camp for kids and all ages, is an extra fee, $100/day, paid through V or cash.

Homesteading Camp for young adults 18 and up. This is a 6-night intensive, guided immersion into homestead life, available in January 2023 only or by inquiry on other dates.

This very special boutique experience is offered to 3-6 young adults per week who are interested in becoming more self-sufficient. The activities will be generally as follows but will cater to the specific interests of the participants.

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More info about the farm:

Come enjoy life on a farm, just 2.5 hours from NYC! Guests to our farm stay get the best of farming, getting to know our friendly, adorable ponies and goats.

The sunny 2-bedroom cottage is in a renovated barn on 4 acres of pasture, creek, and woods, adjacent to the owners' 10-acres.

The apartment is fully furnished and comes with everything you need, including a fully-outfitted kitchen, towels, pillows, 100% cotton bed sheets, and blankets.

Each bedroom (a smaller and a larger) contains a queen-sized bed with a cotton futon mattress. Additionally, there is a queen-sized futon mattress in the loft, and a futon-couch in the living room.

Up a sturdy farm ladder is the loft, equally suitable for playing on rainy days, or for creating a third sleeping area. For winter getaways, there is a woodstove by the kitchen, and a woodpile by the driveway.

The apartment is about 650 sf and sleeps a maximum of six guests. There is a small porch outside, and stairs leading down to the yard, which overlooks the farm. It’s a private yard with a bonfire pit and a Weber charcoal grill. It faces the pony paddock, and kids often spend a good part of their visit picking grass and feeding Bugsy and Jasmine, our two ponies.

In addition to the two ponies, we have sheep, goats, and chickens, and an enormous, very sweet sheep dog named Blue. Sometimes we have other animals as well.



We are in the Upper Hudson Valley, in sleepy Greene County, about 2.5 - 3 hours from the city. There are a few farms nearby for local meat and cheese, a nano brewery a short walk from the farm, a pick-your-own orchard, and some short walks/hikes within 15 minutes’ drive.

We are less than 15 minutes from Coxsackie’s riverfront park, which has a little playground, and a few places to eat. We are ten minutes from Coxsackie’s shopping center, which has a grocery store, wine shop, pizza restaurant, sushi, Emurgent Care, drug store, dollar store, etc. We are about 15 minutes from Athens and 30-35 minutes from Hudson and Catskill, both with lots of shopping and restaurants.



SOME CAVEATS:

1. Our water comes from a well. There is often a sulfur smell, which comes and goes depending on the weather. It is fine for cooking and coffee, but not pleasant for drinking, so we provide bottled water.

2. We HAVE A TINY HOUSE available. Bring your friends! The tiny house shares farm camp, the stock tank pool and the lawn, as their kitchen and bath are in the ground floor of the Farm Stay.

3. The smaller bedroom’s bed is in a nook. It’s workable for two adults, but not great. A bit cramped for two full-sized adults. People can do it (or can move to one of the futons in the LR). Just letting you know.

4. We’re a working farm. We’re a bit scruffy. Our to-do list is vast and unending. But your comfort is our priority, and we do our best to make sure you have a wonderful stay.

5. There are stairs leading up to the apartment.

6. We have excellent wifi but spotty cell service.



OUR ETHOS
We raise many of our animals for meat, but as animal-lovers we believe all animals should be treated well, even if they are destined for the freezer. They need clean water and clean stalls and good food and companionship. We believe this is an essential contract between humans and animals, and we do our best to keep our side of the deal.

We are Montessori friendly! Work is play and play is work. We have seen children thrive on doing real work that is of real value. They appreciate being trusted with real tools and learning how to use and care for them. But we take it one step past Montessori, because all that scooping and shoveling and climbing and watering has purpose. We are keeping animals alive. As one parent said, “This is like Montessori on steroids.”

We love quirky kids. We don’t mind breakdowns.

We also love hosting kids with fears around animals. We are not certified or trained to do this, and there are MANY animals here, but we have hosted many families who came here specifically to help themselves or their kids get past fear around animals, and it had been a great honor to help in this goal.

We welcome guests from all walks of life, ethnicities, orientations, nationalities, political views. If everything you’ve read so far appeals to you, we are in the same tribe and we can’t wait to meet you!

SEASONAL INFO:

We have a stock tank pool (with a locked gate around it) for swimming!! We hope to offer parents respite from a year or more of online classes and remote work, and a wonderful experience for the kids as well.

BRING YOUR FRIENDS and have them stay in the TINY HOUSE.

Thank you to all the wonderful families who have made this farm stay such a lovely enterprise for us through the years. Connecting with all of you has made these strange times so much more bearable and hopeful than they would have been. <3 <3 <3

Stay in touch with us on IG!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Living room
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Earlton, New York, United States

Beautiful rural area in the Hudson Valley, at the foot of the Catskill Mountains.

Hosted by Larissa

  1. Joined in August 2009
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We are former Brooklynites who traded in our city lives for some country living.

During your stay

We work with guests from 9-11 each morning to feed and care for the animals, learning about farming, and doing craft projects. After 11 am we are usually available to answer questions and chat, but guests are mostly happy on their own.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy