À propos de ce logement
This cozy room has a queen-size bed, double window, closet, nightstands, bureau and overhead ceiling fan. There are 3 shared bathrooms in the house, as well as a shared kitchenette directly across the hall. The room is in the main house of Better Farm.
Better Farm is a sustainability campus, artist colony, and organic farm set on 65 acres in rural New York State. Just 10 miles from the St. Lawrence Seaway, Canadian border, and Thousand Islands, Redwood is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks and is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.
The main farm house offers lodging to an ever-changing cast of artists-in-residence, sustainability students, and tourists. Because it is a communal living situation, the house's upkeep is left largely up to its guests. Cleaning up after oneself and pitching in are part of the atmosphere here! The staff does its very best to ensure a clean space by changing linens before new arrivals, sweeping and mopping rooms, scrubbing down bathrooms, and dusting.
This is an old farmhouse, complete with two dogs, dozens of chickens on the property, and even (gasp!) the occasional fly or spider finding its way inside. We hope guests will have realistic expectations when they arrive, and not be surprised that this 19th-century farmhouse doesn't feel to them like a hotel. That being said, the art on the walls, in-house wall-to-wall library, impressive gardens, and loving people and animals are sure to impress. Just about everyone who visits Better Farm falls in love with the place!
Accès des voyageurs
Free WiFi, shared use of second-floor kitchenette (we respectfully ask that no guests use the staff kitchen downstairs), a library, three shared bathrooms, wraparound deck on first floor, second-story deck with seating, 24/7 use of the Art Barn and gallery space, bonfire pit, bike and kayak rental. A farm-fresh breakfast is included in your stay; however we do additionally offer home-cooked dinners for $12/person.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
As much or as little as you like! Because summer is our busiest season, you can expect a steady stream of different people to talk to, with frequent events, workshops, and field trips going on that you're welcome to participate in. We always respect a guest's interest in privacy, however, so there's no pressure to jump in and socialize.
Redwood is surrounded by 11 lakes perfect for swimming, kayaking, fishing (or ice fishing), or hiking nearby. Horse and hiking trails abound; as do dusty old dirt roads and paved roadways that are any cyclist's dream. There is a very small "downtown" strip in Redwood consisting of two convenience stores, two gas stations, pavilion, playground, two bars, and an upholstery shop.
The closest public transportation hub is 24 miles away in Watertown, NY. Better Farm has kayaks and bicycles for rent; and offers shuttle service to and from Watertown for $15 each way.
This is the kind of place where no one needs to lock their doors! The farm is a rustic, country kind of place with two dogs and lots of free-range chickens wandering about, and lots of visitors passing through all year long. You can expect it to be clean—but you can also expect it to be lived in, with certain elements reminiscent of any big, old farmhouseBathrooms are clean but a few faucets show have hard water marks and rust, the floorboards are old (and creak upstairs) and if you look for them you can find corners of the house where a cobweb or errant fly has escaped the reach of a broom. This is a 19th century farmhouse that has gone through several incarnations; from working farm to commune to sustainability campus. It is eclectic, filled with art and stories, and cozy. It is not a Hilton!
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 24 heures avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.
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I'm Nicole Caldwell, owner-operator of Better Farm and professional writer.
Better Farm is a sustainability campus, artist colony, and organic farm set on 65 acres in Northern New York along the foothills of the Adirondacks, and just 10 miles from the St. Lawrence Seaway, Thousand Islands Region, and Canadian Border. The philosophy of Better Farm is simple: to take less, give more, recognize whimsy and synchronicity, be more open, get your hands dirty, eat local and make the world a better, greener place for all living things.
I moved to Redwood in 2009 from a New York City apartment where I worked at a desk job as a professional journalist. These days, I write from my back deck or farmhouse office. My work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News, Thrillist, Readers Digest and many more. My first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, came out in July 2015.
Airbnb has been a great way to bring a diverse group of people through the tiny hamlet of Redwood, which is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Welcoming people from all over the world to a farmstead where we practice mindful living is a gift; and the ability for people at the farm and visitors to learn from each other, share ideas and come up with new ones is a powerful step in the right direction.