Coverage in the Press
We’ve been featured in Business Insider as one of the top farm-stay vacations in the U.S.!
As the novel coronavirus continues to make travel a challenge, vacationers are gravitating towards getaways with fresh air, bucolic scenery, and ample room for physical distancing. Unique accommodations from treehouses to airstreams are garnering attention, and the latest trend includes farm stay vacations.
For city dwellers, it’s an experiential way to get back to the land. The hosting farmers tend to be a welcoming bunch who are proud to show visitors the field-to-fork connection. Though you’re not required to work during a farm stay vacation, it’s a golden opportunity to gather just-laid eggs, pick ripe tomatoes off the vine, and toil in the soil. If you’re traveling with children, the access to fresh fruit, veggies, and eggs is a low-stress way to encourage them towards food choices that don’t come wrapped in cellophane.
The Epoch Times
A 7th generation farm reinvents itself, giving guests a taste of the farming life
Drive a few hours north of gray New York City and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the deep greens and blues of the Catskills. And here, surrounded by the mountains, is Hull-O Farms. The Hulls run a seven-generation, 240-year-old family farm, one that welcomes visitors from as far away as South Africa and Hong Kong. Read this Article.
Chesapeake Family Life
Down on the Farm—5 Farm Stay Vacations
In the Catskill Mountains two hours north of New York City, Hull-O Farms welcomes guests to a genuine experience on a working dairy farm. There you can spend the morning milking cows, feeding baby animals like sheep, goats, calves and bunnies, or visit with the farm’s horses and ducks. Visitors can gather eggs, take a hayride, or spend a lazy afternoon fishing at the farm’s four-acre pond. Read More.
Our Favorite Family-Friendly Farm Stays In & Around NYC
For a real farm experience, visit Hull-O Farms, where visitors can take part in everyday activities around the farm. Watch or help the farmers go through their daily tasks and meet the animals, like cows, lambs, chickens and even kittens (which the kids are sure to love). Kids are allowed to (and encouraged to!) feed and help care for the animals under supervision of the friendly staff. There’s something to do any time of the day!
Other activities include fishing, hayrides, nightly campfires and more. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy home-cooked, locally sourced meals.
There are a number of options for accommodations, from private rooms to a more communal experience. This year the farm is celebrating 25 years of being a farmstay, so you can snag special offers through their newsletter. Read More.
Farm Stays Near NYC: Enjoy a Farm-Themed Family Vacation
Hull-O-Farms welcomes guests from Memorial Day through October. Families sleep in one of three quaint private guest cottages. A stay includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast, hayrides, campfire with s’mores, fishing in the pond, and farm explorations galore. Farm activities include milking cows and goats, gathering freshly laid eggs, learning how to feed the baby animals, and mending fences. In-season, there is a corn maze. Nearby you’ll find a water park (Zoom Flume), horseback riding, and the famous Howe Caverns to explore. Read More.
Ratty Visits Hull-O Farm!
Ratty takes a trip to real working farm for a fun, family vacation!
I LOVE NEW YORK at Hull-O Farms!
Say hello to our new friends from the Catskills! Visit Hull-O Farms and Rosemary Farm for more.
Family Vacations: 17 Best Long Weekend Getaways from NYC with Kids Take away their PlayStations, iPads and cell phones and take the kids to the 300-acre Hull-O Farm on a vacation that will bring them closer to the real world of hard work and that will help you reconnect as a family. They will get to play with the puppies, kittens, baby chicks, tiny goats, and fluffy rabbits. They can climb a pile of hay, get lost in a corm maze, or stumble through the pumpkin patch. Read More.
September 6, 2017
Also mentioned in Hudson Valley 360
Today; June 30, 2016
Why mama will love it: Escaping the hustle-bustle of the city for a relaxing change of pace; enjoying warm hospitality and delicious food; teaching kids about farm life. More…
Love farm-to-table? You can’t handle this farm-to-table! (Actually, you can, and you really should.) That’s right, we found a super family-friendly vacation at a real, live working farm, complete with pastoral vistas, home cookin’, your own private cottage and more cute animals than you can shake a stick at. Plus: actual farm work the kids will love. (Your toddler can milk a cow. Need we say more?) Read more.
A family farm vacation…how cool! You will have a memorable experience and it will be something you and your family will remember for a long time. More…
Vacation Idea; September 1, 2016
Take away their PlayStations, iPads and cell phones and take the kids to the 300-acre Hull-O Farm on a vacation that will bring them closer to the real world of hard work and that will help you reconnect as a family. They will get to play with the puppies, kittens, baby chicks, tiny goats, and fluffy rabbits. They can climb a pile of hay, get lost in a corm maze, or stumble through the pumpkin patch. More…
“Located only two hours from NYC, Hull-O Farms in the Catskills is a perfect farm getaway for the family. Designated as a National Bicentennial Farm by New York State, Hull-O embodies rural relaxation, with country cottages surrounded by grazing farm animals. Enjoy farm-fresh dining, plus feed the animals and sit around the campfire and toast s’mores.” More…
Located in the Greene County town of Durham, this farm has been operated by the same family for 235 years. Visitors can pick pumpkins from the patch, explore the 10-acre corn maze and enjoy a hayride to the Revolutionary War cemetery. More…
HULL-O FARMS HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF YOUR 75 BEST FAMILY VACATION DESTINATIONS by Mommy Poppins.
Mommy Poppins has put together a list of the 75 of the best family-friendly travel spots from as nearby as around the corner to as far off as South Africa, with a little help from their readers! #11: Hull-O Farms in The Catskills! More…
Hull-O-Farms welcomes guests from Memorial Day through October. Families stay in one of three quaint private guest cottages. A visit here includes a hearty breakfast and dinner. Farm activities include milking cows and nanny goats, gathering freshly laid eggs, learning how to feed the baby animals and mending fences. In season there is a corn maze and hay rides.
TRY YOUR HAND IN FARMING AT THE HULL-O FARMS, DURHAM, NEW YORK
If you want to experience a different kind of vacation with the entire family, head to Hull-O Farms where you can try your hand in farming and enjoy an extra-ordinary time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. More…
HULL-O FARMS Family Farm Vacations in “Renewing the Countryside.”
“Ecstatic is how Sherry Hull describes her five-year-old guests as they pick up a still-warm egg from under a hen, scamper around with a litter of kittens in the hay…” More…
HULL-O FARMS Family Farm Vacations in “Parents.”
“Whenever we pass a field of cows and horses, my kids beg to stop and watch. As urban dwellers, 4-year-old Jenna and 7-year-old Dylan are far removed from farm life–except for a few house cats and some trips to the petting zoo. And that’s exactly why a farm vacation was so appealing to us.” More…
WOMAN OF THE YEAR – Sherry Hull
Durham, NY – May 2, 2008 – The National Association of Professional and Executive Women names Sherry Hull, Owner of Hull-O Farms, “Woman of the Year” in Hospitality and Agritourism. More…
Family Farm Vacation in the Catskill Mts Reduces Carbon Footprint With Farm EdVentures
Durham, NY – May 2, 2008
“A 7th generation farm in the Northern Catskills has created a family vacation that is both educational and reduces a vacation’s carbon footprint.” More…