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
3.8 on October 16, 2014
The farm was set in a scenic and peaceful setting. It is a tastefully renovated grand residence, with many period pieces in place. The room was very large, with high ceilings and was fitted extremely well in the bedroom area. The bathroom unfortunately contained a shower stall, which seemed out of place given the deluxe accommodations in the rest of the B&B. The breakfast fare was average, including a delicious fruit appetizer. The room was heated by a decorative gas stove, which made the room feel all the more warm and inviting. Excellent country views from the room. Overall, a pleasant stay in the country.
5 on September 29, 2014
I cannot say enough fabulous things about this incredible B&B. Location, curators, scenery and food were all absolutely superb! I only wish we didn't live so far away in Texas because this would be a place we would return to over and over. Stunning and warm.
4.0 on September 17, 2014
Beautiful place! A good place to relax and enjoy the fresh air. June prepared good breakfast and most delicious is her pumpkin pancake. I asked for her recipe and hopefully my daughter can do it.
5 on September 14, 2014
This was a wonderful surprise to find in Amsterdam. It was lovely, quiet and peaceful. We will definitely stay again. Breakfast was great and available at the time we requested. We had a nice chat with both John and June. They are gracious hosts.
4.8 on August 30, 2014
everything was 5 stars gail leslie
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 30 miles
We are 5 miles from I-90. Take exit 27 off I-90. 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, 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
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, 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