Slow down and step back into simpler times at Handsome Brook Farm. When you come to visit, you can be part of our sustainable farm experience. Help in the Certified ORGANIC berry fields and vegetable gardens, feed and groom the animals, pick fruit and vegetables (in season) or learn how to make homemade pies, jams, or other items using our farm fresh, or other local ingredients (Betsy is an accomplished baker and our preserves and eggs are sold at nearly 100 locations across New York). Each of the rooms has a private bath and the farm house has geothermal heating and air-conditioning.
Romantic and tranquil, the Rose Room is a peaceful haven. Furnished with a large four poster bed and marble inlaid dressers and side tables, it is simply elegant. The full bath features marble inlaid tile surrounds and and custom vanity. Towels are kept warm and inviting on the European towel warmer. From your room, you can step out onto a large deck overlooking the beautiful Handsome Brook….and fall asleep at night listening to the sound of its peaceful waters
The Lodge Room is our largest room, and has the feel of an elegantly appointed Colorado lodge. Fine art fishing prints decorate the walls, and an overstuffed leather chair and oh so comfortable bed awaits you. From your room you can walk out onto the porch, watch the beautiful Handsome Brook run by, and later fall asleep to its peaceful babbling. The elegant bath is appointed with a Jacuzzi tub, European towel warmer, and custom vanity.
This room is decorated in folk art and features a custom designed wall with barn wood which is over a hundred and fifty years old. The room includes two beds – one queen and one single – perfect for parents with a small child. A separate bath for your private use includes a shower, large sink and vanity and is located directly across the hall. This room also has a lovely view of our gardens, Handsome Brook, and the sound of peaceful waters as you drift off to sleep.
5 on October 09, 2013
We've made the long trek from Los Angeles to New York twice now just to visit this awesome B&B. This charming place is tucked in a small village and offers wonderful seclusion coupled with easy access to nearby tourist destinations and activities. Rooms are very comfortable and impeccably clean, and each look out onto the brook. In the spring and summer you can leave your private sliding door open and listen to the water and the singing frogs... heavenly! The farm features sheep (often with adorable baby lambs in sweaters), chickens, pigs, a cow, and the most affectionate barn cats you'll ever meet. I think there must be something in the water here, because all the animals are amazingly friendly and will readily approach you for cuddles and treats. Be prepared to gain a little weight during your stay, however, as Betsy and Brian are wonderful cooks and will give you hearty, delicious breakfasts and present you with irresistible baked goods in the evenings. Totally worth the calories!
5 on February 19, 2013
stayed here with my family (we have 2 boys) and had the best time! From the animals, to the food and sweets, we were always full! Took a trip to Cooperstown, the Butterfly museum, and even caught an Oneonta Tigers game. Front row! Everything abou this place is top notch!!!! Cant wait for our next visit
5 on July 17, 2012
This farm is like a page out of your favorite storybook. The landscape is beautiful and the animals are approachable and entertaining for children. The generous breakfast is fresh and sweet and is a great start to any adventure you find unfolding throughout the day in the lush countryside. You will enjoy every aspect of your stay.
5 on March 22, 2012
We had such a good time when we visited over the summer, we are going back this weekend with friends. Our kids said this was better than most amusement parks adn I have to agree.
5 on October 22, 2010
Our family loved this farm B&B experience. Bryan and Betsy are wonderful hosts who make you feel right at home. The farm is adorable and peaceful and their home is warm and inviting.
Farm, Near Cooperstown Dreams Park, Countryside
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 85 miles
Please call or e-mail us for directions. (607) 829-2587. We will also be happy to MapQuest directions to you.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Hartwick College, SUNY Delhi, Soccer Hall of Fame, SUNY Oneonta, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Hay Wagon and Tractor Rides, Board Games, Gardening Activities in Season, Farm Activities in Season, Sledding and Tubing in Season, Shopping, Snow shoe trails
Guest Ranch, Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Cottage, Country Inn, Agritourism/Farmstay
BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Feed Farm Animals, Concierge Service, Kitchen Priveleges in Gourmet Kitchen, Outdoor Wedding and Reception Areas, Library/Meeting Room, Grocery Shopping Service
Dr. Bryan and Betsy Babcock
1 Cat , Sheep, Chickens, Pigs, Cows Others
Your stay with us is bound to be a relaxing and enriching vacation to remember. Hear the peaceful waters of East Handsome Brook which flow directly behind our home. Each of our rooms has a view of the brook (and private bath), and you will sleep more soundly then you have in years. With WiFi throughout the farm, you also have the freedom to find a special spot and use your laptop to stay connected. (Dr. Bryan Babcock is a professor at Hartwick College.)
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Fresh Baked Goods
We feature fresh baked goods for breakfast, featuring our own blueberries and raspberries. Farm fresh products are also available for sale. We also offer special baked treats every evening. Sometimes cookies, sometimes cake or pie. If you have a favorite, let us know!