About This Listing
Wake up in the country. Experience a working farm in a beautifully restored Greek Revival Farmhouse with a modern stone addition. Farmhouse Suite has private entrance, bedroom, bathroom and library. Includes farmstead breakfast served at Fable.
Farm Stay and Bed & Breakfast at Stone & Thistle Farm in the Catskills. Guests enjoy the first-floor suite in the 1863 Greek Revival farmhouse. The suite includes a guest bedroom with a double bed, private bath and library with a private entrance. Additional sleeping facilities can be arranged in the library suite to accommodate families. After enjoying a bountiful farm breakfast, guests may opt, for a fee, to participate in a guided tour of the farm and lend a hand with farm chores (Tours & Chores 1 1/2 to 2 hours). Chores, depending on the season, may include collecting eggs, bottle feeding kid goats, feeding and watering chickens, rabbits and pigs, moving the sheep or dairy goats with the border collies and planting, weeding or harvesting in the kitchen gardens.
Dine at our on-farm restaurant Fable = farm + table on Saturday evenings and Sunday for farm tour/brunch from May to October. Experience on farm workshops such as Farmer for a Day or Rabbit to Roaster - butchering, cooking and eating adventures.
Enjoy the countryside and visit other farms, farmers markets, book and antique shops. Hike or ski the mountains. Swim in nearby lakes or explore the many state and local parks. Shop in the farm's store for fresh dairy, produce, and meat or dine in the farm's restaurant Fable from May to October. Reservations are required.
Wander the farm and talk to the animals. Splash in the stream, swing on the hammock, bike the country roads. Swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicing at Hartwick College's Pine Lake environmental center - 5 minute car ride from farm.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to our guests to answer questions, make recommendations for off farm activities and help make the farm stay safe and fun.
Quiet country road with three working farms. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountain pastures. The farm is located approximately a 20 minute drive to the towns of Delhi and Oneonta, and about a 35 minute drive to Cooperstown.
Guests need wheels (bike or car) or a horse to get around.
Other Things to Note
Unplug. Very limited cell phone reception. No television reception. Two-night stay required on holiday weekends. Guests are invited to dine in the on farm restaurant Fable=farm+table on Saturday nights and/or participate in the Sunday farm tour and brunch. (May through October) Farm programs include Tours & Chores, Farmer for a Day. Picnic basket lunch or dinners served upon request.
We've gotten great press - most recently from Thrillist "10 Insanely Awesome Farm Activities You can Drive To" ; Bon Appetit's Food Traveler as Top 25 Foods Farms & Flavors Tourism Destination ; NOFA's summer newsletter; and a wonderful blog post from NewYorkCityFamily.
You are guests on a working farm with cattle, pigs, lambs, goats, ducks, geese, chickens, guinea hens, rabbits, border collies and livestock guardian dogs AND all the sights, sounds and aromas that go with a working farm.
(website hidden) maps and other GPS often bring you to us in obscure and hard to drive routes, especially after dark. Please ask us to send you driving instructions.
Beautiful, serene, hilltop working farm in Catskills farming community. Greeted by family (and animals) on arrival and felt immediately welcomed. Us city kids were comfortable and were able to learn so much about a world so different from our own. It's a trek to get there (particularly with small children) but worth the change in atmosphere. Accommodations comfortable, clean and (website hidden)/food is fresh and delicious. Make sure to stock up on the granola!
The hosts were extremely gracious, friendly, and very accommodating (especially with our early am arrival time). The suite had gorgeous rustic antique styling, the place was spotless, the bed cozy, and a great rain shower after a day of traveling. We had a delicious farm to table breakfast both days with sausage so good I don't think any other will compare in my life. For my husband's birthday, they had left us cookies, wine, and a birthday card which was so nice and unexpected. We had such a great time socializing learning about the farm. No internet, tv, or cell service - but I was happy to be disconnected for a little while. They went above and beyond what I would expect from a host. We really could not ask for anything more! Overall a great experience and I'd love to visit again.
beautiful location felt like being in the hills of Scotland, very thoughtfully set up and great information on the nearby area from Tom and Denise... all around perfect
Last weekend we stayed at the Stone and Thistle Farm. What a special and wonderful getaway! Both the Farm itself and its location are beautiful. The suite we stayed in (private rooms - including bedroom, library and bathroom - located off the main house, with a separate entrance) was large, very tastefully done, clean, comfortable and cozy. The settling was gorgeous and we had a chance to take look walks, enjoy the fall weather and the views, and interact with the farm animals. The breakfast was included and we also arranged for a private dinner. The food on both occasions was fresh and delicious. We only wish we lived closer and could go to Fable (a real farm to table!) on a regular basis. Denise and Tom were welcoming and gracious hosts. We could not have asked for a more perfect stay. We hope to come back for another visit. Thank you!
We recently stayed for one night at Stone and Thistle Farm; it was our pleasure to stay there, with our only regret being that we couldn't stay longer! The lodgings were clean, spacious, and well-appointed-- not only did we have a huge bathroom, but our room had an attached library! Denise served us a fantastic breakfast in the morning of truly farm-to-table food, and offered up some awesome advice for the trip back, which were spot on. I would book again in a heartbeat.
We had the best weekend at the Warren family farm. Denise, Shane, and Tom were warm and welcoming. We stayed in a private quarter off the main house. It was tastefully decorated and very cozy--just the right size for us and our small daughter. The farm itself is beautiful, and all of us loved interacting with the animals (make sure to sign up for the farm tour if you are there over the weekend!). They also have a gorgeous cafe on the property where Denise cooks up delicious breakfasts, and a farm stand where you can stock up on fresh eggs, meat and other prepared foods from the farm. We've been going to the area for years, but Denise guided us to some wonderful places we'd never even heard of! We're looking forward to our next visit. A true treasure.
What an amazing place to stay. The farm is so peaceful, and Denise and Tom ate fantastic hosts. We loved starting there instead of the crazy ness of vooperstown, for induction weekend. Highly recommend for a slice of heaven. (limited cell/Internet service, and no TV was outstanding)
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About the Host, Denise, Shane And Tom
Farm owner with husband Tom Warren and son Shane of Stone & Thistle Farm, a grass based livestock farm, Kortright Creek Creamery, a goat dairy and small creamery and Fable=farm+table - a seasonal on-farm restaurant. We are passionate about farming, great food and sharing with our community. Our busiest time of the year is May to October when we do farmers markets, farm tours, dinners and brunch and Fable, farm events, farm chores, projects, building, repairing, vetting, gardening - but we are never too busy to meet new people and learn something new and different. As a guest on our farm, you can participate in farm chores or relax on the farm, eat great farm fresh food, enjoy nearby hiking, swimming, skiing or shopping for books, antiques, visiting farmers markets, museums or state parks.