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Halcyon Farm Bed & Breakfast

Amsterdam, NY 12010 USA (Show map)
4.8
130 Reviews
$139 - $169
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

Halcyon Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159-$159

Voorhees Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139-$139

Magnolia Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169-$169

Hidden Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139-$139

Rose Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139-$139

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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130 Reviews

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A Slice of Heaven

4.8 on August 06, 2014

June and John were gracious hosts, warm, friendly, and very accommodating. The room was spacious, meticulous, and tastefully decorated. The bathroom was large and appeared to be new. The grounds were beautiful and the room was very quiet. The farm breakfast was delicious. June made a breakfast appetizer that consisted of fresh blueberries, that she picked the day before, yogurt, and brown sugar. John made waffles with sweet corn that he picked that morning. He also made eggs and fresh ham that were delicious. I was offered another waffle that I could not finish; all this with fresh juice, skim milk, and real maple syrup. They were conveniently located near the shrine and close to local eateries in Amsterdam.


Idyllic Place to Rest

4.4 on July 28, 2014

It was a very quite, peaceful and comfortable place. Well landscaped with flowers, bushes and trees. Fresh smell of grass and hay with lightning buds illuminating the night. An idyllic country setting. The owners were a very cordial and engaging couple.


Simply Marvelous

5 on July 28, 2014

This is the most wonderful place to stay and relax for a brief stay. The owners are very gracious, the view refreshing, the rooms well appointed and comfortable and clean, food delicious!


Idllyic Inn

4.4 on July 24, 2014

The evenings were so peaceful and quiet. Great dining is available in nearby Amsterdam. June and John are friendly and helpful hosts.


A farm get-away

4.4 on July 23, 2014

B&B owners June and John were great hosts!! Generous breakfasts from their enormous garden and fruit bushes/trees kept me full. (The coffee was delicious.) I explored the area by bike and in runs, then lounged in their immaculate yard watching fireflies come out or writing in my journal. I slept like a baby in the cushy four poster bed. I highly recommend this B&B. It became my home away from home.


A PEAK EXPERIENCE

5 on July 21, 2014

A beautiful red brick farmhouse at the end of a private road surrounded by five hundred verdant acres of a working, family-owned organic farm. The peace was astonishing--nothing but birdsong. Beautiful kitchen and flower gardens. My bed and bath room were spacious and immaculate, with high-quality linens and, a big plus, excellent reading lights. June and John serve a delicious farmhouse breakfast with fresh ingredients from their garden. I was working in the area, but I would go back for a getaway.


Delightful

5 on July 09, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here while in town visiting family. We had never stayed at a B&B before, but all of the hotels in the area were booked for the weekend. We are so glad they were, so that we got to experience this wonderful place! June and John were very welcoming and wonderful to talk with. The B&B is a neat old home, and spotlessly clean! The breakfasts were delicious and different each of the 3 days we were there. Overall it was a very relaxing and enjoyable place to stay! We certainly hope to be back again!


Luxury in the country

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.


Zero Complaints!

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.


Hidden gem

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


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Location

Location Type

Visit Schoharie Crossing Nat'l Historic Landmark., Hike the Nordic trails of Charleston State Forest., Fish in the Schoharie Creek., View the Amish community at work., Walk the grassy paths along the old Erie Canal., Watch haymaking in summer.

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 30 miles

Directions to property:

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!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Adirondack Park/Great Sacandaga Lake, Cooperstown/Baseball Hall of Fame/Glimmerglass, Howes Caverns, Mohawk River boat launch/Riverlink Park, Proctors Theatre (off Broadway shows), SPAC/Saratoga/track, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Berry picking in season, Hiking & ski trails in the Charleston State Forest, Snowmobile trails, Vegetable garden, Leather outlet shopping, Perennial garden, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children over 11 welcomed
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required for 2 nights stay or more. Full deposit required for 1 night stay.
  • Cancellations: Deposit will be returned if cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to arrival. $25 administrative fee will be deducted. Early departures will be charged the full amount of stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

June and John Leonard

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

The Leonard family has been in the vegetable farming business for generations. June and John are interested in gardening, entertaining, reading and gourmet cooking.

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Meals

Breakfast

Hearty farm breakfast

  • Time Served: 7-9:00 am
  • Serving Location: In Kitchen, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Recipes

Details

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157 Lang Road , Amsterdam, NY 12010 USA (Show map)

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