June 18, 2019

Staying At A Farmhouse | Blind Buck Valley Farmstead


I remember starting my blog in December 2011 and wanting to write about everything! I wrote about my weekly meals, random facts about me, weekend getaways, I highlighted my favorite places around the city, new makeup finds and so much more. I was a little more excited about things as anything ‘new’ usually is. As the years went by and companies started reaching out and wanting to work with me I noticed I started prioritizing those campaigns more than my non-paid ones. Believe me, it pains me to admit it but it’s true. & it’s not only me. I see it happening everywhere.. on blogs, on youtube and on instagram. As annoying as it seems, I wish more people understood that this is my full time gig. This is my actual job.. You know, how I pay bills and stuff. So in a way, I do have to prioritize paid opportunities. Y'all get me right!?

Now, that James is a little older (he’ll be one next week!) I have a little more time to write on the blog, pick up my old hobby of taking photos/ filming videos and simply sharing more of my families every day life. So If you had been wishing for more travel adventours I have great news! Today’s post is not a paid one.. but I did team up with Blind Buck Valley Farmstead to share my experience staying at their property. This was the second time we stayed there.





My family first visited Blind Buck Valley Farmstead back in January and instantly fell in love. We traveled with my husbands side of the family for a Winter escape. & let me tell you, it took us awhile to make that trip happen. Planning a trip with so many people wasn’t the easiest. The reason being that everyone has a different 9-5 and an opinion on home style. Some like more of a homey feel, others more luxurious places and others simply don’t care (i’m one of those). One thing we did agree on was not exceeding driving more than 4 hours since we all have small kids. Easy enough right? errrrr! Think again!







We searched online but the homes we all agreed on didn’t accommodate our large group, were too expensive or exceeded our 4 hour driving limit. Weeks passed and no luck. Just when we were about to give-up, we found this beautiful 18th century farmhouse located on 180-acres in Salem, New York. We all thought ‘this is too good to be true’ but after reading all the great reviews, seeing the photos online and getting in touch with the owner we knew it was simply our lucky day!


It wasn’t after arriving at the farm that I went onto their site and read up on the farms amazing story. That’s when I knew we picked the right place to share with our family. Click here if you’d like to read the Farms story.

Fast forward to now, almost 6 months later..
We visited once again. This time the weather was gorgeous to enjoy all that the property has to offer. Now here we are with a detailed blogpost about the place my family loves so very much.



Initially we were supposed to visit the farm a few weeks ago. My entire family flew in from Dominican Republic to spend 3 days at the farm. Unfortunately, a few circumstances didn’t allow that trip to happen. You can only imagine how I felt!
This time around we took my side of the family. My friend Maria was supposed to join us but (if you follow me on social) you know she recently got engaged and had to spend time with her family. My cousin had to work late and wasn’t able to catch a ride with us. Also, my dad had an encounter with poison ivy a few days prior and couldn’t make it either. So, after planning this trip for awhile and having it get canceled once before my hopes and dreams were slowly crumbling down. But I didn’t want to get into a negative state of mind. This was going to be my first official family getaway of the year and I wanted it to be a good one.. And so it was.




Blind Buck Valley Farmstead is about a 3 ½ hour drive from New York City. Not too close nor too far. It’s just right! The farm house is sitting on 180-acres in Salem, New York. The large home has 5 bedrooms (9 beds ) and two baths. The home is perfect for a getaway, family reunions and in 2020 they will start offering wedding packages.

The home had everything we could ever need and want. A heated salt-water inground pool, a hot tub, a grill, a trampoline, an outdoor fire pit, lots of kid-friendly activities (toys for all ages/puzzles/movies, etc), a fully stocked kitchen and all within a few feet of the farm where all the animals live. Sounds too good to be true right!? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s real alright!




So here are the deets of our trip. We booked three days and two nights. Arriving Friday afternoon and leaving Sunday morning. It was my aunt, three cousins, my cousins girlfriend and my family (three kids, Moe and I).


Upon our arrival we were greeted by a dozen eggs and a sweet lady named Krista who was there to hand over the keys and was just a phone call away to answer any questions we might have throughout the weekend.

Coincidentally enough the same day we arrive, the town was having their annual fundraiser event for the local firefighters at R S Taylor & Sons Brewery. Krista was attending with her family and recommended us to join. We of course did and had a great time listening to music, meeting friendly locals, eating home cooked food and enjoying the beer. I loved how family friendly the place was and only 15 minutes away from the farm. The kids played frisby in the massive yard and fed the pet bunnies. All while supporting the local firefighters. Check them out on yelp and on instagram.


The following morning we had breakfast at home. Mmm those fresh eggs were devine! One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll receive eggs to enjoy during your stay. If you’d like more you can certainly purchase them.


Most of the day we all spent it relaxing at home and swimming in the pool. The kids couldn’t get enough of the floaties and pool noodles. It was so hard telling them to get out and go freshen up. One thing I will say, I am so thankful that beach towels were provided as it made my life so much easier when getting everyone out of the pool. After freshening up we headed back to the brewery for more family fun. On our way there we stopped by Battenkill valley creamery to taste what they had to offer. Aside from being delicious and fresh, the ice cream is also incredibly affordable!

We left the creamery super satisfied.
After the brewery we were famished and headed back home to prepare dinner. We really wanted to make use out of the grill since last time we visited it was Winter and didn’t use it.
Of course we brought your typical grilling items such as hot dogs and burgers but we wanted our last night at the farm to be special. Thankfully, we received a few different cuts of beef from OverEast Family Farm. Guests have the option of purchasing cuts when staying at the property.



That night my aunt grilled the steaks and cooked spaghetti with Bolognese sauce made with the ground beef from OverEast Family Farm. It was heavenly! I highly recommend trying them out!


After dinner we sat by the fire pit, made s'mores and told stories. 
No better way to end our weekend!



The next morning we went into the town of Cambridge to have breakfast at Country Gals Cafe. We walked around and visited a few antique shops before heading back home to NY.

This was by far one of our most memorable and relaxing trips.

I want to give a huge thanks to Sarah, Krista and Katie for being so accommodating and sweet. We can’t wait to go back.

Don’t forget to mention NYTrendyMoms when booking to receive $50 off a 2-night stay (excluding Holidays).



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