Farming in the Hudson Valley has been a mainstay in this region for centuries; however, in recent years there has been a resurgence in recreational farming.
Novice urbanites have flocked to our region to try their hand at the farming lifestyle, thus birthing a new generation of modern farmers. Whether tending to a modest organic vegetable garden or full-scale agricultural operation, farming takes a unique combination of grit, fortitude and a keen sense of nature.
Ready to discover the farm lifestyle? Here is a collection of farm properties that embody farm living.
Meticulously planned by noted architect Paul Gleicher, Four Barns Farm, is a 40 acre gentleman’s farm formerly owned by the late music composer Marvin Hamlisch. The compilation of restored buildings offers an opportunity to enjoy 12,000 sq.ft. of luxurious living. Each barn, with exposed beams, wide board floors and oak paneling, is uniquely appointed for separate use.
Situated on nearly 100 acres, Basswood Farm, includes two parcels with a three-acre pond, forest trails, a four-bedroom main house and a two-bedroom hilltop guest cottage. Hand-hewn beams, pine plank floors and early 19th century woodwork embody the property’s authentic character. Basswood Farm would make a lovely horse farm or your own private country retreat.
Located on the outskirts of the historic hamlet of Stone Ridge, this 15 acre gentleman’s farm includes fruit trees, paddocks, a pond, a Cabernet Franc vineyard, magnificent maple trees and four outbuildings. With a dramatic Catskill Mountain backdrop, this property includes a stately stone Federal-style Colonial mansion beaming of character and beautifully restored throughout.
The most beautiful crystal clear lake is the centerpiece of 125 acres of property, known as North Farm. A long tree shaded drive, past a large barn, meadows and fields, leads to the approximately 6 acre lake surrounded by sweeping level lawns and woods on the far side with extensive farm roads and trails throughout.