Mark's Good Apples Farm is a former dairy, nestled into the hills of Bloomville, NY, boasting a 1790's farmhouse, post and beam barn, fruiting orchard & lush hay fields. Just a short drive from the towns of Delhi, Bovina & Andes, this property transports guest to a simpler era with glimpses into the past and hints at modern luxury. The agricultural setting with working orchard, historic stonewalls and hayfields will be the perfect place to stay.
Flooded with natural light and flanked by views of the surrounding mountains, the farm is the quintessential country stay.
Each of the cozy four (4) bedrooms boasts original wood floors, antique rugs & luxurious Parachute linens. The farmhouse-style common spaces afford unique nooks to read, paint, write or simply lounge in, while the front parlor includes a baby grand piano. A working fireplace in the formal living area provides romantic flickering light and the warm, scented ambiance of crackling wood, should you choose to spend a long morning or night in on the sofa. The generously sized dining room provides space for eight guests to gather at a long farm table, with easy access to the side yard for grilling in the summer!
HISTORY OF THE FARM
Archaic period Native Americans hunted along the West Branch of the Delaware River on the property about 2,000 B.C. We know this because Mark Quehl and his mom found a white, chipped quartz knife there, missing a haft at the bottom where the shaft would tie, so not a spearhead. Well before this, what was to become the farm rested at the bottom of the Heidelberg Sea.
The farmhouse and farm’s 44 acres are originally part of the holdings of Jane Montgomery, whose family received a large land patent in the 18th Century from the British Crown for tracts stretching across Delaware County. The farmhouse was likely built in 1792, or thereabouts, in the Georgian style.
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Mark's Good Apples Farm