February 2018 update: lambing has begun! Come meet our adorable babies in the barn!
We are an 80-acre organic farm that grows fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers for wholesale and retail, sheep, goats, chickens and turkeys for wool, meat and eggs. Six horses, including American Spotted sport and warm blood, Belgian draft horses, carriage horses, a pony as well as our burro Arlo, who performs the role of farm greeter. We are also a Renewable Energy Education Center with on-site, 120’ wind turbine, 12.5 kw of solar electric panels, 64 solar thermal tubes, air source heat pumps, a straw bale building, used vegetable oil truck and furnace, lighting and other energy savings measures, which provide 95% of our energy needs.
THE GUEST HOUSE
Nothing compares to a stay at a working farm to refresh your spirit and clear your mind. Enjoy a welcome basket of farm goodies that varies with the season on your arrival
Our 4-bedroom, 2-bath guesthouse is fully furnished with everything you need for a relaxing stay – pots, pans and cooking equipment, bedding, towels, a big deck with seating and a BBQ Grill, wifi throughout the house and plenty of games, music, movies and books to keep guests of all ages occupied.
Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen Pullout Sofa Bed
Bedroom 2 – 1 Full Bed
Bedroom 3 – 2 Twin Beds
Bedroom 4 – 1 Queen Bed
1 Full Futon Sofa Bed
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 almost 30 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 in the farm guesthouse. Cooking classes are also available where you can learn to cook some of Apple Pond Farm’s favorite meals.
Many additional add-on learning opportunities are available to schedule at your convenience for an additional fee; cheese making, wool spinning or dyeing classes, horse and carriage driving classes and more.
Let us know your interests and we will help create a perfect Farm Vacation itinerary for you and your group.