Just lovely. Caroline was great. The only strike against this place is having posted outdated photos online that really can't capture its atmosphere. Website/pictures truly don't do it justice -- seriously exceeded my expectations. And the morning basket biscuits were delicious.
This was our time in the New Paltz area, and we were in town for a friend's wedding. We chose to stay at a B&B instead of the recommended wedding hotel because we really wanted to feel like we were experiencing the area. I'll admit, the photo of the Scottish Highland Cow was what first caught my attention when looking for options (I love them!). But the welcoming look of the rooms and farm, and the immediate and warm response I received when I inquired by email were what sold me. From the moment we arrived until we left Sunday morning, everything was wonderful. We were greeted upon arrival by Caroline and Michael. Our room was clean, inviting, and felt like home. Each morning we enjoyed our breakfast out by the pool, overlooking the farm, and it was just perfect. And of course, we loved the cows! We cannot wait to go back, hopefully sometime in the near future! Thank you for such a fantastic stay and warm welcome to the New Paltz area!
My partner and I stayed at Brookfield bed and breakfast this past weekend and were soooo pleasantly surprised with our experience. All of our expectations were exceeded. When we arrived Caroline was so welcoming and gave us an overview of the house and the room we were staying in. She offered suggestions of local activities and places to eat. She instantly made us feel at home. The room it's self was spotless. Everything was very clean and tidy. In the morning she delivered fresh breakfast which was so wonderful. She also has the mini kitchen area stocked with breakfast foods and beverages. The B&B is just a few minutes from downtown new Paltz and not to far from downtown Woodstock. We will definitely be coming back to Brookfield Farm!
Our stay these last few days has Overwhelmed us. What an unexpected surprise. We relaxed in a way we haven't in years. This Home is So Comfortable and Clean. The setting is so Peaceful. Caroline is very sweet, helpful and serves a wonderful breakfast.
I had a wonderful stay at Brookfield Farm. The owners are very nice and friendly. They have built such a wonderful and peaceful farm that is so relaxing and calming. My room was beautiful and extremely clean. I had wonderful views of the farm and the Scottish cows, so cute!! The owners have thought of every little detail right down to the cute breakfast napkins given with breakfast. Breakfast is left at your door so no need to have to wake early if you don't want to. There is a coffee maker and a microwave in your room and anything else you may need to compliment your breakfast. Although you seem nestled away from everything in your own little private serene setting, restaurants and stores are within close distance. If you like hiking you are also close to many parks. I have traveled a lot, and stayed in all types of places, and Brookfield Farm B+B has become one of my favorite spots. I can't wait to go back!!!
My boyfriend and I came to Brookfield for New Paltz graduation, what we found was a beautiful, calm, comfortable, sweet, relaxing getaway. Everywhere you look there's a nice touch. I can't express enough how the Caroline and Michael have thought of everything - from the decor to the treats to the breakfast in a basket in the morning. We loved our room and the grounds and the vibe. We will definitely be back.
My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. I had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast and always wanted to. We were both so impressed! The house is quaint and the room spacious and immaculate. The amenities exceeded our expectations and the small touches (from fresh flowers in the room, chocolates on our pillow to pretty breakfast napkins and much more) made our stay even more special. Caroline and Michael were warm and welcoming. So much to do in the area as well. It was a perfect anniversary weekend. We will be back! - Dawn V.
My fiance and I stayed in the Garden suite over the 4th of July weekend. We had a wonderful experience from the moment we arrived. An idyllic, peaceful setting, beautiful views and bucolic walking trails - you are surrounded by nature at its best. The animals are very friendly. Caroline and Michael Murphy are warm, welcoming and generous hosts. The room was immaculate and fully furbished with everything we could possibly need. You really can't ask for anything more in a B&B. We fell in love with Brookfield Farm and the Hudson Valley. Our only regret was having to leave! We expect to be regulars in the future.
From the bunny welcoming us on the drive way to the picnic basket breakfast, Brookfield Farm is blissful. The rooms are spacious, well appointed with shaker style decor. The cattle are docile and the chickens quiet, no early morning wake up call to breakfast as it is available right outside your door at 8:30 am. We booked both the rooms in the main house WiFi worked great TV's a bit small , but with all that is available in the area no time for TV. This B&B tucked away in the Hudson Valley region is a great starting point to loads of activities from antiquing, rock climbing, hiking tubing and even sky diving. Caroline and Mike are available but not intrusive, you will not regret booking your stay here!
I stayed for 2 nights with my boyfriend to relax and recharge for the weekend. And this B & B is interesting in comparison to others because of the different animals that the owners have on the premise and I find them pleasurable and unique in the experience. There is also a pool to enjoy, though given the short period of time I was there, I didn't get to do that. The owner, Caroline was very nice and informative on the things that we would like to do. I was into hiking, as my boyfriend was into wine tasting so there was something that the both of us an enjoy in the area. The breakfast was a pleasure, which was delivered to the room each morning fresh and warm. There are only 2 rooms in the private home to take guests in, so that makes it more private than other bed and breakfasts that have more accommodations and I appreciate that as well.
Sheila is wonderful and makes you feel at home. We were served amazing breakfasts everyday, each one varied, and oh so filling. We gave up lunch reservations at one of the Culinary Institutes resturants for lunch because we would rather enjoy Sheila's breakfast . She is trained chef and nutritionist and it shows. The B&B itself is beautiful and convenient to everything in the Hyde Park and Hudson Valley area. Comfortable bedrooms with a private bath and sitting room. We had lovely teas, chocolates, coffee, fruit and snacks whenever we wanted, as well as DVDs, books We already started planning our next trip in the Spring.
My friend and I enjoyed our stay at Brookfield very much. Each morning of our three night stay there was a basket of freshly, home baked, scones or biscuits and jam plus fresh fruit outside of our door. A galley area in the room provided cereals, granola, tea and an electric kettle, also a small refrig.with milk, oj and a supply of yogurts. Though off the beaten path, it proved a great hub to the destinations we visited in the mid-Hudson Valley. The close proximity to New Paltz provided good restaurants.A beautiful property with a pool; the farm has a wonderful perimeter trail for morning or evening walks. The innkeepers helped us with directions, shortcuts, and helped me locate a walk-in clinic for me to have stitches that had to be removed during my trip.And finally, very reasonable rates- particularly the weekday rates.
We have stayed at Fox Hill twice since Sheila took over. The entire inn is beautiful and tastefully furnished. The bedrooms are all quite large and well appointed. Sheila makes a great breakfast and is very accommodating to people with dietary restrictions. The grounds are beautiful. The location is amazing - easy to get to and convenient to so many area attractions - beautiful parks for walking, hiking and climbing; rail trails, the new walkway over the Hudson and all the historic places to visit on the east side of the river. Oh - and did I mention it's really quiet? Great place...
We stayed 2 nights in mid to late August. The web site pictures don't do justice for the property. The grounds are meticulously maintained and stunning. The pool area is perfect for sun bathing. We brought our breakfast to the pool every morning. As for the rooms...super comfortable and quiet. The details in the room are perfect. Room amenities included many types of tea, yogurt, hair dryer and soft towels. The one thing that concerned us was the lack of warm cooked breakfast. However, to our surprise the HOMEMADE muffins, scones and fresh fruit was the right amount to get our day started. Plus they were simply delicious. I would highly recommend this property.
Brookfield Farm is an excellent B&B. The location is secluded, but close to New Paltz and surrounding attractions. Food and service was fantastic and it was one of the cleanest and quaint places I've ever stayed.
We had a wonderful time at this B&B, which is just 2 hours from NYC. The room was huge and spotless. There was a fridge stocked with water and juice, fresh fruit available upon our arrival, and snacks in the room. The breakfast was delicious. The space was quiet and the pool was a huge plus on a hot summer day. We loved the cows and rabbits on the premises and there was a lovely walking trail around the farm. The owners were extremly nice and accomodating. It's only a 10-15 min drive to New Paltz, but we really felt like we were in the country. Overall, this was a great weekend escape from the city and we would definitely come back.
I thought Fox Hill deserved an updated review since Jerry & Jeri retired, and also because Sheila is doing a wonderful job as new the owner. My boyfriend and I stayed at Fox Hill B&B from June 4th- June 6th for a belated anniversary getaway, and it was our first time at any bed and breakfast and we were absolutely thrilled with the experience. You'd have no idea that it was her first season there! Firstly, the accommodations (we stayed in the Aglaia) were perfect, with an additional living space and fireplace in a very large bedroom. As for the breakfast of the bed and breakfast, Sheila is an amazing cook, with different menu items daily, all I could have easily chosen. She is also an active member in the local food movement (which I wholly appreciated) and that is represented in her cooking, using local and organic ingredients when possible. The property itself is gorgeous. Although we didn't make use of the pool, the hot tub was wonderful (and HUGE) and excellent under the gazebo. The garden and the koi pond really add to the serenity of the property. Don't forget to go bike riding! Sheila has 2 loaner bikes, and given the ideal location to the historic pedestrian bridge (and other key areas), bike riding was perhaps one of our favorite parts of the trip. Perhaps my other favorite part... Flatbush the Cat! He is Sheila's cat who lives at Fox Hill, and is a sweet, quiet, loving boy. Never an intruder, he is nonetheless affectionate if given the attention (of which I gave plenty). Truly, Sheila herself is what makes Fox Hill the pleasant getaway that it is. She is extremely accommodating, flexible and laid back. She's there when you need her, yet is very respectful of privacy. A great getaway from the city. We would definitely come back.
WOW! what a great experience. felt like we were staying with close relatives. I can't say enough about the hosts. The food was excellent and the grounds were scenic and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. we are currently looking for an excuse to go back to Brookfield Farm Bed & Breakfast. Thanks again Caroline & Michael Murphy.
Jeri & Jerry are dynamite innkeepers. So clean, quiet, amenable and down right homey is the best way I can put it. Made us feel right at home immediately and were there for anything we needed. Been to MANY different B&Bs in NY and CT and Fox Hill ranks up there with the best!!
Caroline and Mike were very accommodating to me with my late arrival. I wish I had more time to stay there. The suite was so tastefully done. I truly enjoyed my short stay and hope to come back when I can spend some more time. Thanks again, Jan, Florida
Beautiful farm setting, the rooms were clean and quiet. There is a walk to a pond on the property -- saw beaver, turtles, birds, fish and a blue heron. The resident cows and chickens are an added attraction. All in all, I would recommend this B and B to anyone looking for a great getaway retreat.
I grew up in this area and visited for a wedding. Was looking for a quiet place with reasonable rates. What a beautiful surprise! We were very impressed with our room(with a separate "living room") and all of the many "little things". Very detail oriented. Even had breakfast served to the door. I dont think they missed anything! We will definitely stay there again when we visit. Very serene. Very peaceful.