Halcyon Farm B&B is 5 miles south of Amsterdam (exit 27 off I-90), in historic Mill Point along the Schoharie river. The 7,000 sq foot Federal brick home, once a tavern, was built from 1790 to 1819 and sits between 300 acres of hay fields and woods and the high "Blue Bank" cliff. The steep stagecoach trail which skirts this cliff survives to this day and is accessible for hiking. Five spacious guest bedrooms have private bathrooms, gas fireplaces, high ceilings, air conditioning & cotton linens. The guest living room and adjoining library have a baby grand piano and a selection of books and boardgames. The new Private Guest Entrance and Gathering Room for small functions have been completed. All rooms and guest areas are equipped with wireless internet and flatscreen wall-mounted TVs with DVDs. A unique selection of family antiques includes memorabilia from John’s great-grandfather, a whaling captain. Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast with farm raised ingredients and June's freshly made cookies and hot or iced tea. Arrange for a massage during your stay. The Mohawk River bike trail (bikeway) at Auriesville is 5 miles and the boat dock at Riverlink Park is 5 miles. Saratoga and Cooperstown are a 40 minute drive. Bridal and baby showers accommodated.
Relax back in the comfortable, high king-sized bed and look out the three large windows which provide a bucolic view of rolling hay fields. The fully adjustable lights at each bedside make reading in bed a dream. In winter keep cozy in front of the fireplace under a fluffy down duvet. Antique desk, love seat, oak armoire, family memorabilia, private bathroom. Other amenities include a flatscreen wall-mounted TV with DVD, Wi-Fi and Crabtree & Evelyn soaps.
Nightly Rate: $159/$159
The Voorhees Room, named for the original owner and builder of this 1790 Federal brick home is located on the first floor. The room has a queen bed with new Stearns & Foster mattress and a private bathroom with tub and shower. Shutters and blinds provide privacy. Morning sunlight glows off of the cheerful garden style wallpaper. In room air conditioning keeps you cool in summer while a charming gas fireplace makes the room cozy in winter. Oak desk and armoire and antique rocker. Flatscreen wall-mounted TV with DVD and Wi-Fi.
Nightly Rate: $139/$139
Elegant Schumacher magnolia wallpaper sets the tone for this restful, spacious bedroom. A Stickley four-poster king sized bed with a Stearns & Foster pillow top mattress is the featured piece. Recline on the antique chaise and take in the verdant view from 3 large windows which overlook shade trees & fields. In summer stay cool with in room air-conditioning, cotton sheets & Williamsburg matelasse coverlet. Other amenities include TV, Wi-Fi, Crabtree & Evelyn soaps. Private bathroom is fully tiled with large shower & pedestal sink. Soak in the bubble tub & gaze out the octagonal window above.
Nightly Rate: $169/$169
Guests comment on their wonderful sleep in the 4-poster Ethan Allen bed with Stearns & Foster pillow top mattress. A curved settee & wing chair provide a comfortable sitting area. The new ceramic tiled bathroom has a glass corner shower & pedestal sink. Years ago, this spacious but unfinished “hidden” room was mysteriously walled off from the upstairs hall. Accessible only through a circuitous back staircase, it was purportedly a stop on the underground railroad. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, flatscreen wall-mounted TV with DVD, air-conditioning & gas fireplace.
Nightly Rate: $139/$139
The Rose Room has a Victorian flair with gorgeous rose wallpaper, handsome dark antique furniture and its own private bath. The high, queen-sized cannon ball bed is dressed with pure cotton linens, a warm down duvet in winter and flanked by fully adjustable reading lights. The imposing Eastlake armoire dates from the early 1900s. A charming gas fireplace, loveseat and wing chair provide a cozy reading area. Other amenities include air conditioning, antique desk, flatscreen wall-mounted TV with DVD, Wi-Fi and Crabtree & Evelyn soaps.
Nightly Rate: $139/$139
5 on October 10, 2013
Halcyon Farm B&B is located in the country, a nice pleasant drive from the stress of I-90. June is very welcoming and friendly, and fixed a fantastic breakfast. We only stayed one night, but we will stay again on our next trip to New England. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the farm itself is beautiful, remember to take your camera as the views are wonderful.
5 on October 09, 2013
June and John were extremely nice. The room was immaculate. I left the comforter on the bed and walked around in bare feet, that's a first for me! Breakfast was great, an awesome egg and cheese quiche and probably the best tomato I've ever eaten along with bacon, coffee and pineapple. The farm was very pretty. I would definitely go back.
5 on October 07, 2013
Stayed at the Inn after the Diana Krall concert in Schenectady on Oct 1st. We enjoy staying at fine B & B's when on the road. Halcyon Farms didn't disappoint. Rooms were charming, June was lovely (didn't get to meet John) and the breakfast was awesome. Took a nice walk along the Schoharie Creek and chatted with an interesting local character. Found the Inn via an internet search though we usually check the Select Registry first. Halcyon Farms isn't listed there. It should be. Only disappointment was that we were about a week too early for peak Fall foliage. Everything else was terrific. --Claudia & John
4.4 on October 07, 2013
Only stayed one night, but wish we could have stayed longer! The peaceful surroundings & top notch accommodations made this our favorite stop on our week long B&B romp through upstate NY for our honeymoon. Can't wait to come back!
4.8 on September 27, 2013
We chose to stay at the Halcyon Farm B&B for our recent trip to SPAC for the Farm Aid benefit show. What a wonderful decision! Not only were we greeted with an exceptional home with wonderful antique furnishing and a warm and welcoming feel, the owners June and John were exceptional hosts, accommodating our needs, while filling us in on the history and detail of their working farm. Did I mention that the breakfasts were incredible and made with their own fruits and vegetables? I would definitely stay there again. Great place!!!
Fish in the Schoharie Creek., Hike the Nordic trails of Charleston State Forest., View the Amish community at work., Visit Schoharie Crossing Nat'l Historic Landmark., Walk the grassy paths along the old Erie Canal., Watch haymaking in summer.
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 30 miles
At airport exits, follow signs for 87 South. Make sure to stay in RIGHT lane only for Rte 90 West (Buffalo). Go thru toll plaza. Take exit 27. After leaving tolls, turn left onto Rte 30 (heading south). At 2 miles bear right (straight) onto Rte 161. At 3 miles turn right onto Lang Road. If you cross the bridge you have gone too far. Brick house is 1/4 mile at end of Lang Road. At the silo, turn left up the hill, left into the circular drive and park in parking area. PLEASE NOTE: Google Maps has our road listed on their map as Lang Drive. This is NOT correct and you should be advised that your GPS may take you to Lang Drive in the Town of Glen. We are in the Town of Florida and the proper road name is Lang Road. Google has been contacted but they have chosen not to change the map. We tried!
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Proctors Theatre (off Broadway shows), Adirondack Park/Great Sacandaga Lake, Mohawk River boat launch/Riverlink Park, Howes Caverns, Cooperstown/Baseball Hall of Fame/Glimmerglass, SPAC/Saratoga/track, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Snowmobile trails, Berry picking in season, Hiking & ski trails in the Charleston State Forest, Leather outlet shopping, Perennial garden, Vegetable garden, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone , Gas fireplaces in all rooms, TV and DVD player in all rooms, High speed wireless internet access, Guest refridgerator, Tennis courts nearby, Aerobed available for extra person
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Snowmobile trails, Berry picking in season, Hiking & ski trails in the Charleston State Forest, Leather outlet shopping, Perennial garden, Vegetable garden, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails
June and John Leonard
The Leonard family has been in the vegetable farming business for generations. June and John are interested in gardening, entertaining, reading and gourmet cooking.