Farm Stay at Stone & Thistle Farm in the Catskills
Guests enjoy the first-floor suite in the 1863 Greek Revival farmhouse or the Farmhand Cabin. The suite has a private entrance and backyard and includes a bedroom with a queen size bed, private bath and library, refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee station. Roll-out single beds can be set up in the attached library to accommodate 2 other persons.
The Farmhand Cabin is located a short distance from the farmhouse overlooking Kortright Creek. The Cabin accommodates up to two adults and two small children. To accommodate additional persons (no more than four), you may bring a tent or a tent is provided for a fee. The Cabin is open May through mid October.
Guests may opt to participate in a guided tour of the farm and lend a hand with farm chores (1 to 1Ĺ hours). Farm 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 or milking a goat. See Tour & Chores fee below.
Take a culinary vacation. Enjoy the farm and good food. Add Field and Kitchen Workshops to your adventure.
Rates Farmhouse Suite: $145 (weekday) $150 (weekend) per night (1-2 persons). $10 each additional person or child. The suite's refrigerator is stocked with breakfast fare of egg quiches, muffins, granola, hard boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, milk, eggs, juice, coffee and tea. A hot breakfast is served in the farmís restaurant for $12 person. Open year round.
Farmhand Cabin: $100 (weekday) $110 (weekend) per night. The cabin has electricity and is equipped with an electric heater, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and cooking equipment. The refrigerator is stocked with breakfast food. Open May through mid October, depending on the weather. The cabin has an outdoor wash sink, compost toilet and solar shower.
Call 607-278-5800 or email us at email@example.com. Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of deposit equal to one night's charge. Please ask us about meals or farm programs such as Morning Tours & Chores, Farmer for a Day or Field and Kitchen Private Workshops.
Cancellations Last-minute cancellations allow us limited opportunities to re-book the Farmhouse Suite or Farmhand Cabin. Your deposit will be refunded in full if the cancellation is made at least sixteen days prior to arrival. For cancellations within sixteen days of arrival, no refund will be made unless we are able to rebook.
Smoking: Not permitted anywhere inside farmhouse, farm buildings or on the farm. Smoking is permitted outside on the patio adjacent to Fable.
Minimum Stay: Two night stay required on Friday and Saturday nights from Memorial Day weekend to the last weekend in October and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
CHECK-IN: 3 - 9pm. We are a small, working farm. Late arrivals are very disruptive. We wake up before sunrise, so we go to bed early. There is a $35 late arrival fee for arrivals after 10pm. If you get delayed in traffic or lost, we would appreciate a call or email to let us know your arrival time.
CHECK-OUT: 11 am
Pets: Sorry no guest pets.
Communication: Cell phone service is limited. Wi-Fi is available in the Farmhouse Suite.
Farm Dogs: Dogs are part of our farm family. While the dogs are not allowed in the guest area or restaurant, guests must be comfortable with working dogs on the farm property.
Location: Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, 35 minutes south of Cooperstown, 20 minute drive from Oneonta or Delhi and 3Ĺ hour drive from New York City/Brooklyn. Minutes away from area attractions such at the West Kortright Centre, Hanford Mill Museum, Harmony Hill Retreat and Pine Lake Environmental Center.
A hearty, hot farmstead breakfast made with food grown and made on the farm is served in Fable for $12 person.
Picnic basket lunches are available for $20 person.
Private meals are available for you to enjoy in the Farmhouse Suite's back yard or in the library or delivered to the Farmhand Cabin or in Fable if available. Five courses for $55 per person or $38 per person for three courses.
The Check-In Basket
If you donít want to stop for dinner on your way to the farm and you donít want to venture out for dinner after you arrive, enjoy a Check-In Basket. While, you unpack and settle in, nosh on a charcuterie board of our farm-made sausages, pate and local cheese, dips and fresh vegetables and fruit. Dip into a pot pie, soup or stew accompanied by a salad and fresh baked bread and finish with a scrumptious dessert. Cost is $35 per person. Regional wine included for $15.
Please request breakfast, private meals or basket meals in advance of your stay.
Saturdays 3:00 p.m. May to October. Experience a working grass-fed livestock farm. Visit sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, horses. Collect eggs. Hold chicks. Bottle feed lambs. Cuddle kid goats. Milk a goat. Groom horses. See the border collies work. Activities vary with the weather/season. $20 person. $10 age 12 and under. Age 2 and under free. Tour is one hour. Private tours available $60 for up to 4 persons. $10 for each additional person. By appointment. 607-278-5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ďTour and ChoresĒ (1 to 1Ĺ hours), is $50 per family (for farm stay guests). Looking for a fun and unique family activity? Discover what itís like to be a Farmer for a Day- $250 for a half day, includes lunch.
Field and Kitchen Private Workshops
Unique, hands-on private experiences of farming, cooking and eating. You put together the group and choose your date- Field and Kitchen Workshops.
Horseback Riding: Bring your horse on a farm stay. The horse barn can accommodate 2 horses. Hay and water provided. $25 night. Ride on our quiet, country roads or the local parks and trails that welcome horseback riders. Bear Spring Mountain state park in Downsville, a park designed for riders that boasts miles of horse-accessible trail and 24 horse-tie stalls. The 26-mile, multiuse Catskill Scenic Trail from Bloomville to Roxbury is another good spot for horseback riding, as is the Parksville Rail Trail near Liberty.
Stone & Thistle Farm
1211 Kelso Road
East Meredith, NY 13757