Enjoy the grace of a historic family farm in the heart of eastern NY. Let the cool, fresh air and sounds of the outdoors start your day. Fill your time with a hike across our 440 acre farm then spend time with the animals and learn more about regenerative farming during a scheduled farm tour. Graceful Acres Farmstay is situated an hour south of the Adirondack State Park and within 35 minutes of Saratoga Springs, Albany, Troy, NY and Bennington, VT.
Each site has a 10X12 canvas tent on a wooden deck large enough to provide a space to relax in an ADK chair under the awning in front of the tent. Inside the tent you will find a queen-sized mattress with luxury linens, drinking water, a woodstove, general cooking utensils including cast iron, tea pot, french press and more. Surrounding the tent is a picnic table, fire pit, grill grate, hammock, solar shower, non-potable water and a compost toilet.
“Overlook” captures the beauty of the farm and the sunset from the front deck.
Otter Creek Farm is located on 440 acres near the Tomhannock Reservoir in Rensselaer County, NY. Situated an hour south of the Adirondack State Park within 35 miles of Albany, Saratoga
Springs, Troy, NY and Bennington, VT. There are 200 tillable, 100 pasture and 140 wooded acres on a mixture of prime and statewide importance soils. The Wiley family has farmed in the town of Pittstown since the early 1790’s and has owned Otter Creek Farm since 1882. The farm has been operated as a conventional dairy since 1937. In February of 2018, the dairy herd was sold. Currently, the farm raises a variety of pastured animals that include: meat chickens, egg laying chickens, pigs and grass-fed cows. There is also a 20 acre chestnut tree orchard owned and managed by a young farmer from Massachusetts, Russ Wallack at Breadtree Farm.com. The farm is abundant with wildlife (you will almost certainly hear the coyotes), birds and insects.
A little about the us….
Elizabeth is a new addition to the farm just as most of the other animals are on the farm. Originally from Cincinnati, OH but imported to NY from Lexington, KY. She is passionate about animals, food and farming. After years of searching for local, “clean”, healthy food and working with struggling farmers she decided to grow her own food and create the life she envisioned. A simple, grateful life surrounded by abundance. She is excited to share a little of this life with you!
Brad grew up on Otter Creek Farm with his grandparents, parents, and sister. He is the 5th generation farmer focused on creating a diversified farm that supports his family (the next generation) and community. He has an avid interest in history and is a walking encyclopedia of family genealogy and local history. If you find him not working, hopefully you may have the opportunity to learn more about this farm, family and community...some opinions too!