West Sand Lake, NY, Rensselaer County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
Rolling and sloping hills and woodlots, with pond and stream. Currently in hay production. Organicly operated. Hosting several rescue horses, which need not continue. Small flock of free range chickens for personal consumption. Also, personal production of maple syrup and honey. Bass stocked pond.
Farm History & Past Use
Hobby farm. Continuous hay production. Horse boarding. Intermittent rearing chickens, pigs, goats, beef cows for personal consumption.
Seeking a farmer to utilize the land and have a productive operation. Can discuss having a CSA or agritourism venture. Plenty of wooded area for mushrooms or other silviculture opportunities. Farm house and apartment are currently occupied or being used as AirBnB. Therefore there is no housing available on the farm. Owner's family live adjacent to farm and would continue small time harvesting of maple sap, access to pool, and use of pond and trails.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
Horse rescue currently in operation. Would need a transition period to find suitable alternative pasturing.
The farmhouse and environs are used for Airbnb. Farming activities must not interfere with our guest's experience.
Preferred Farming Method
Pond, intermittent stream, and well. Water not accessible in all fields.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
7 stall barn with hay loft, tool shed/chicken coop. Hay storage shed.
The housing on the property is currently generating substantial rental income as an AirBnB but could be included in farm rental or lease. The farm house is a 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath 18th century with oil heat, generator backup, and internet. See AirBnB profile. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/45259788
There is an apartment over the garage occupied by owner.
Additional Property Information
June farm, a successful tourist farm/bar/pizza restaurant/ event venue neighbors the the farm. Anything complementary is welcome, although township approval is required.
Is the Property Conserved
Current Land Zoning
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?
Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?
Additional Information About This Property
East Greenbush school district. 5 minute drive to West Sand Lake. 15 minute drive to Albany.