Apple Pond Farm
and Renewable Energy Education Center
Farm Vacations in the Loft
*Our Farm Stays are suspended for the season. Check back for Spring/Sumer 2022 availability!*
Nothing compares to a stay at a working farm to refresh your spirit and clear your mind.
Enjoy the stunning views and cozy atmosphere during your vacation at the farm.
Our 1-bedroom, 1-bath loft apartment is fully furnished with everything you need for a relaxing stay – pots, pans and cooking equipment, bedding, towels, and wifi.
1 Queen Bed
1 Full Pull-out Sofa Bed
Walk in shower
Getting involved during your stay:
The best part of staying here is a chance to be part of farm life. Each season brings its own pleasures: the snow and cold of winter with opportunities to snowshoe, hike, and explore; blooming lilacs and forsythia in spring and the birth of our baby lambs and kids (baby goats); fresh tomatoes, lettuce, beans and squash in summer; and magnificent forests of red and golden trees in autumn.
We welcome you to join us as we do our daily chores, give grain and hay to animals, milk goats, clean the barn, plant and pick freely in the garden and vegetable hoop house, gather eggs from the chickens for breakfast and cut and stack wood. Stroll the 80-acre property and learn about our wind turbine, solar panels and solar hot water system.
You can purchase any of our farm products and cook a farm to table dinner.
Many additional add-on learning opportunities are available to schedule at your convenience for an additional fee; cheese making, wool spinning or dyeing classes, cooking classes and more.
Let us know your interests and we will help create a perfect Farm Vacation itinerary for you.
Our farm stay experience is suspended for the season. Check back or reach out to inquire about our Spring/Summer 2022 availability.
The apartment is most suitable for two guests, but guests with one small child would also be comfortable.
Walk up, one flight of stairs
Longer rentals are welcome – we would reduce the rate based on length of stay.
Well behaved dogs are welcome!
Please call or email for more information (845) 482-4764, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cozy Living room includes pull out couch
Pick and enjoy seasonal produce
from our garden.
Bedroom with comfortable Queen sized bed.
Stunning views of Catskill foothills, and our wind turbine and goats, from the desk.
Hang with our goats Oliver and Opal!
Prepare farm fresh meals in the galley kitchen.
The sunsets are breathtaking!
Fresh eggs from our chickens in the fridge!
Interested in making a reservation?
Janelle N, June 2020
What a special trip! We visited sonja and dicks incredible farm with our 21 month old daughter and felt so lucky to experience what their life is like. They have chickens, goats, sheep, a horse, donkey, dogs, cats, pigs. Our daughter loved seeing all of the animals and being able to pet them and feed them! Sonja brings you along during her morning and evening feeds and shares her knowledge of rearing countless animals over their +40 years of farming. They also have a beautiful organic garden that they shared with us. We stayed in their apartment for the weekend. The one bedroom apartment had plenty of space for us and a fully equipped kitchen. They let us use a portable crib for our toddler who slept very comfortably. We ate fresh eggs and greens from the garden for breakfast - such a treat! We brought food for lunches and dinners which worked out really well. We also picked up bbq from the smoke joint (15 min drive, outdoor eating by a river, live music) one night and it was great!
Thank you for inviting us into your lives for a weekend Sonja and dick! We had such a wonderful time!
Highly recommend for families with a young kid who want an authentic farm stay experience!!
Toyensa, May 2019
We had a wonderful time at Apple Pond Farm this weekend (our second visit). Our kids, who are 9 and 6, love coming out to help gather eggs and feed the goats and sheep at the appointed time of the morning — and then being in charge of making sure all 22 chickens and a turkey are in the henhouse at night. The dogs and cats that live on the farm are great fun too. The farm house is comfortable, with lovely handmade quilts on some of the beds, and the kitchen equipped with pots and pans and such so we could cook our meals. (Though we made it even easier one night by picking up pizza at Kaatskills in the nearby town of Livingston Manor.) This farm stay is not fancy, but very cozy and a real working farm, which is exactly what we wanted. (And just before departing this time, we even got to be part of a goat's giving birth, which was amazing, but certainly cannot be counted on!) We will definitely be back again.
Nearby Places of Interest
Whether you are interested in hiking, music, arts, antiquing or otherwise, there is much to do in this part of the Catskills.
- 10 minutes from Bethel Woods, the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival which offers many concerts throughout the summer www.bethelwoodscenter.org
- Chamber music Festival in July:www.wcmconcerts.org.
- Shandalee Music Festival
-SWIMMING - Crystal Lake is about 10 miles away on New York State land. An afternoon at the lake is a glimpse into a part of New York State virtually untouched by development. There are no services offered there. It is perfect for a leisurely hike and refreshing swim.
- HIKING – we have maps here with tons of trails throughout Catskill State Park. You can also check out the Sullivan County website TrailKeeper for info http://www.trailkeeper.org/
EVENT LISTING SITES
- The Sullivan County Visitors' Association has many event listings for folk and bluegrass concerts, visual and performing arts events, church and firehouse barbecues and pancake breakfasts throughout the year.
- Pure Catskills, a Catskill-area regional network of farmers, markets, and restaurants promoting wholesome local food, has a schedule of local events
FOOD AND DRINK
Lots of great options in the area – tell us what you are looking for and we will point you in the right direction.