I love being outdoors but I also love having a bed. I love exploring but sometimes, I don’t want to have to travel. So we found the best of both worlds and spent the weekend at June Farms.
June Farms, according to their website, “We are often referred to as a “gentleman’s farm” because we do not profit from the sale of our animals or crops. Rather, we aim to be a safe haven for our heritage-breed animals, which are the ones that predate factory farming – the same breeds raised by our ancestors centuries ago…June Farms was founded by New York bar owner & restaurateur, Matthew Baumgartner. After spending years in hospitality, living between the Capital Region and New York City, and undertaking many entrepreneurial endeavors, Matt decided he wanted to get back to basics. So he bought some acreage in the country on which he could build a house and raise animals and crops.”
Aside from the amazing animals on the farm, June Farms also hosts Airbnb-style lodging away from society. They have an airstream, a teepee, a lodge, a hobbit house (read more) and Timbertown. To get that “away from home” feeling in the comfort of a cabin with heat and a bed, we chose Timbertown.
Timbertown is three cabins (we chose cabin #3) with a shared fire pit. Each cabin has a bed, linens, pillows, a pellet stove, a fan, a grill in the back and a golf cart. The golf cart is for you to use for your entire stay (4 pm check-in/11 am check-out). You can definitely use it to bring all of your things to the cabin but I used it to drive to the bathroom. There’s an outhouse near the cabin but why would I use that when the actual toilet is a quick 2 min golf cart drive away? We also used the golf cart to drive around the land when we got up in the morning to see all of the animals before people started showing up for the day.
Overall, we had a great time. Everything was comfortable, they thought of everything we needed and with the weak wifi and service, it was nice to not be able to check our electronics for a bit. We didn’t have a chance to eat and drink in the Pony Barn because there was an event but we were a quick drive from food and supermarkets. I can’t talk highly enough about what a great quick trip away it was. The host was available via text for any questions, the cabin you could open by keycode so there was no waiting to get in and it was so peaceful sitting by a cabin by a fire (with wood they provided). Pair that with the animals on the farm that we got to see before we left and it was a really fantastic experience that we can’t wait to do again!