Spring View Farm – Sharon Springs, NY:
15 Properties/Three Homes and a Huge Dairy Barn
Our newest farm is located in the rural Town of Sharon, NY which is situated in the Northwestern corner of Schoharie County. Some consider this region of Upstate New York as the Catskills while others call it the Capital Region. We call it absolutely perfect! In this ideal location, you can enjoy all the wonderful attractions of the Catskills while still being an easy commute to the City of Albany. This is an area rich in history and agriculture with well kept dairy farms creating a patchwork countryside of meadows and woodlots amid rolling hills all nestled in a winding valley.
Sharon Springs, located less than 4 miles from the property, is best known for the mineral springs that bubble from the earth. It was the indigenous Iroquois population that first came to the springs for its healing waters. Over the centuries, the healing qualities of the springs would draw more and more visitors who came from all over the world. At the peak of its popularity in the 19th century, Sharon Springs hosted 10,000 visitors each summer. Sharon Springs, after drifting into a rundown state by the late 1980s, has enjoyed a resurgence in the last 15 years. Much of this has been attributed to both a stabilization of the remaining historic structures and an infusion of ambitious buyers from outside the area looking for an affordable community to start a business or to add rural weekends to their city life. Low real estate prices, early renovations and successful start-ups all contributed to an influx of entrepreneurs, artisans and artists to the area. The result is the historic buildings are being bought up and renovated. High end shops and boutiques are springing up and tourists are once again flocking to the area to enjoy the history and beauty of the Village and the surrounding countryside.
One such success story involves the historic American Hotel built in 1847. This abandoned building was purchased by two men, Doug Plummer & Garth Roberts, who renovated it into one of the finest dining establishments in the entire country hosting many famous patrons such as Martha Stewart and numerous NY Times critics over the years. The “Springs” is also home to the famous Beekman Boys (Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge) who purchased a small farm here. Their story turned into a reality TV series for many years where the trials and tribulations of being novice farmers were chronicled. The pair also participated in the 21st season of The Amazing Race, ultimately becoming the season’s grand prize winners. Whether you plan to build a permanent home or a country getaway for weekends or retirement, Spring View Farm offers incredibly beautiful, buildable acreage at prices that are lower than you’d think possible! Call us for an appointment to see it!
From NY City – 3 hours
From Albany – less than an hour
From Cobleskill – 20 minutes
From Cooperstown – 30 minutes
From Sharon Springs – 5 minutes
Other interesting links:
– NY Times article about Sharon Springs
Call us at 877-785-5263 for even more information and to schedule your own private tour with one of our friendly & knowledgeable land consultants!