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Hull-O Farms - Durham, New York

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A farm that began in 1786 is still being run today, seven generations later, by Frank and Sherry Hull and their sons. The Hull-O Farm and family have dedicated over 200 years to their farming heritage and have been recognized by New York State as a National Bicentennial Farm. With hundreds of acres under cultivation, they grow forage for their own livestock and provide feed for wildlife that often can be seen from their wrap around porch they've recently added to their farmhouse.

FARM STAY

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Accommodating to friends and families, Hull-O Farms and Family Farm Vacations offer three private guest houses. Guests have the option to share the family farm experience and join for a country-style breakfast, dinner or dessert in their 19th-century upstate New York farmhouse. Most guests don’t pass up on all you can eat buttermilk pancakes that melt in your mouth, farm fresh produce and all natural grass fed meats. You’re also invited to hayrides for the whole family, fishing in their farm pond and bonfires with s’mores under the starlit sky. For more information and frequently asked questions you can visit their FAQ section of their website.

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(The Rose) - A short walk from the barns is this inviting two bedroom country home. It’s equipped with a full kitchen, full bath and living room with fully finished pine floors (lumber used was harvested from their own forests).

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(The Austin, named after Grandpa Hull) – Located on the hill at the very edge of their 300 acre farm you’ll find their country chalet with a private floor just for you. This two bedroom home comes with a full bath, living and dining area. There is no formal kitchen, but a microwave and small refrigerator are provided. Make your way up to the 32-foot second story deck overlooking their scenic Durham Valley, an image you will cherish long after your visit.

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(The Gifford, named after Grandma Hull) – This two story four bedroom country-style home is walking distance from the barns with a deck that overlooks their grazing cattle in the meadows. Equipped with a full kitchen, full bath, sun porch and living room the Gifford makes a fantastic stay for the whole family.

FARM ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

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A farm stay at Hull-O Farms isn't just a vacation; it’s an educational experience for you and the whole family. Don’t worry learning on the farm is fun! Adults and children love the hands-on experience they receive interacting with farm animals and helping with daily chores. Did you know that you hold the bottle differently when feeding baby goats than you do for lambs?

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The Hull-O family love having guests, but so do their farm friends. You’ll get to meet and interact with a number of farm animals: Cattle, heritage pigs, pot-bellied pig, jersey calf, goats, lambs, turkeys, ducklings, red deer, horses and even cuddly kittens and puppies.

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Life on the farm isn’t all work and no play. After chores are finished there are plenty of downtime activities from hay rides, a mystery corn maze and badminton to hammock resting, nature walks and relaxing around the campfire.

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

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If you plan to venture off the farm, there are a number of nearby attractions. Ranked among Americas top five “show caves”, Howe Caverns is only a 45 minute drive away. If water parks are your thing, Zoom Flume, New York’s #1 family water park is just a minute drive from the farm. Horseback riding, cruises, shopping, casinos and many historic attractions are also fun options for Hull-O Farm guests.

Plan your next farm and family adventure at Hull-O Farms. For more information and booking visit the following: Hull-O Farm Website,Farm Stay Profile,Reservations.

Photo Credit: Hull-O Farms

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