Farm Stay and Bed & Breakfast 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 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 two 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, a tent is provided. The Cabin is open mid April through mid October.
After enjoying a bountiful farm breakfast (included in price for the Farmhouse Suite only), guests may opt to participate in a guided tour of the farm and lend a hand with farm chores (1 to 1½ hours). See Morning Tour & Chores fee below. 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 and planting, weeding or harvesting in the kitchen gardens.
Farmhouse Suite: $150 per night (plus bed and sales taxes) (1-2 persons). $20 each additional person or child. Includes a hearty, farmstead breakfast served at Fable, of goat milk and yogurt, granola, just-gathered eggs, farm-baked breads and biscuits, and grass-fed bacon or sausage; all grown and made on the farm. A Farm Stay is three nights or more at $135 per night (1-2 persons); $20 each additional person or child. Open year round.
Farmhand Cabin:$110 per night. Includes breakfast of milk, juice, yogurt, granola and hard boiled eggs. The cabin has electricity and is equipped with an electric heater. Included is a refrigerator, hot plate, toaster oven and a fire pit/grill for preparing meals. If you would like a farmstead breakfast, it is served at Fable at an agreed upon time. The cost for breakfast at Fable is $15 per adult and $8 per child (9 and under). Open mid April through mid October, depending on the weather.
“Morning Tour & Chores”, following breakfast (1 to 1½ hours), is $50 per family. Farmer for A Day, a half-day farm adventure, is $250 for up to four people. See website for details.
Confirmed upon receipt of deposit equal to one night's charge. Deposits may be paid by credit cards. Credit cards are charged at the time the reservation is made. Personal checks must be received within 7 days of making the reservation or the reservation will be cancelled. Personal checks will not be accepted for payment of final balances at checkout. When making your reservation, please let us know if you will be participating in the farm's programs: Morning Tours & Chores or Farmer for a Day.
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.
Dinner is served at Fable = a farm + table culinary experience on Saturday nights in the farmhouse’s modern addition May to October. The menu features the best of the farm’s meats, dairy and produce. A pre-fixe five-course dinner costs $55 per person. See the Fable Dining page of our website for event dates, prices and menus. Fable's Saturday night dinners are not recommended for children under 12. The farm tour and brunch are on Sundays from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. The cost is $25 per person; children 5 and under are half price. Reservations are required for both dinner and brunch.
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: $55 per person for five courses or $38 per person for three courses. Picnic basket lunches are available for $25 person. Please make arrangements for private meals in advance of your stay.
Licensed massage therapist on premises available by appointment. Enjoy a massage in the privacy of the Farmhand Cabin or Farmhouse Suite or a Nature Massage in a private meadow.
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.
Farmer for a Day
Looking for a fun and unique family activity? Spend the day on Stone & Thistle Farm. Discover what it’s like to be a Farmer for a Day- Farmer for a Day
Smoking: Not permitted anywhere inside farmhouse, farm buildings or on the farm. Smoking is permitted outside on the patio adjacent to Fable.
Minimum Stay A two-night minimum stay is required for weekends in July and August and on holiday weekends throughout the year. Farm Stay program is three nights or more.
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 reception is limited. Television and internet access are unavailable. Special arrangements can be made for limited satellite internet access.
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 3½ 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.
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