Honey Hollow Farm Stay in New Baltimore
The Farm Stay
On your first morning on the farm, we invite you to meet us for a farm tour.
We will introduce you to the ponies, to the goats, to the sheep.
We hold the bunnies.
We fill a bucket with feed and head over to the sheep pasture.
The garden is explored.
Children learn the safety rules, the names of the animals, how fast they can run down grassy paths.
Some kids need time to adjust, taking in the farm on their own schedule; others leap right in as if they were born on the farm.
Sometimes riding lessons (for an extra fee) are arranged for the children.
The nature walk is pointed out. Eggs are located.
We also provide workshops on crafting and/or gardening. For the craft workshops, we use our own wool.
For the gardening, we work on whatever is currently happening in the garden: transplanting, weeding, staking, harvesting.
After the tour and the workshop, guests are free for the rest of the weekend to continue exploring the woods, getting to know the animals, investigating the garden, making themselves at home.
(We provide a detailed book of suggestions, and are always available by text, email, and phone to answer questions, provide directions, give suggestions.)
Some guests head out, to Catskill or Hudson for antiques and good coffee and charming restaurants…
or to Catksill National Park for epic hikes…
to Windham or Hunter for skiing, hiking, snow-tubing, zip-lining…
to the Hudson River to paddle-board or visit the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse…
to our local farms to meet the farmers and take home their products…
to our favorite short local hikes…
Please note that our low-tech farm cottage does not come with internet, phone, or television.
Some 4G is available. We do keep a range of DVD’s on hand for guests who bring a lap top with a drive.