Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The Indian Ridge Grand Hotel and Dance Hall was repurposed to create six residential units which are fully occupied. Approximately half of the property is being used to grow hay and the remaining acreage is wooded.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
Originally, the site of the Indian Ridge Grand House, it attracted travelers and tourists for refreshing summer stays in the mountains. Self sufficient with local produce, milk, fresh eggs, and butter, guests were invited to all they could eat. Situated at one of the highest points in Greene County, another attraction was outstanding mountain views. It was utilized as sheep dairy for ten years with 80 head of sheep.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Equipment available for sale or lease
- Electrical Access
The barn was constructed in 2000 and designed for sheep/goat milking and cheese production.
Farmer housing description:
The Indian Ridge Grand Hotel and the Dance Hall were repurposed for six residential units, one of which is owner occupied.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Formerly occupied by Icelandic sheep, the farm produced meat, cheese, and wool. The land is currently hayed by a local farmer. In addition to the crops identified, there is potential for tree farming.
Description of tenure options:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
The property is zoned C-1 with an apartment classification which permits residential rental units. It is also classified as an IND Ag District. To date, there have been no neighbor concerns.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:
Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:
Any additional information about this property:
It has potential for agri-tourism and/or short term rental applications in addition to standard farming.