If you are looking for the ideal country property, look no further.  Maple Hill Farm is located on the NY/MA border with a total of 40 acres and is set up as a working Llama breeding farm.   The farm is located just 2.5 hours north of Manhattan and is accessible via Amtrak to Albany located 45 minutes to the East or via Metro North to Wassaic, NY one hour south. The bucolic setting boasts two ponds, frontage on both sides of the Kinderhook Creek, a stocked trout stream, a caretakers apartment, four barns, numerous out buildings and miles of three board fencing.  The property is just a six minute drive to Jiminy Peak and some of the Berkshires best skiing.  In the summer, the world renowned Williamstown Theater Festival is only a 20 minute drive from the farm, Lenox Ma., and Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is a 30 minute drive away.  Jacobs Pillow and the Stockbridge Theatre Festival are a 45 minute drive from the farm.  


Some of the features the property offers are:

The property is entirely fenced and cross fenced, and features miles of three board wooden fencing.  

The main barn features three individual work stalls, including a special veterinary procedure space, and two Nelson heated automatic waterers.  The building is designed to provide excellent ventilation and the free movement of the animals.  The barn measures 50’ x 70’ and has an

attached 12’ x 21’ utility room.  On the far side of the utility room sits two 10’ x 12’ run is sheds, complete with electricity.

The second barn measures 15’ x 45’ and can be divided into two separate areas.  This space is designed to take maximum advantage of natural ventilation and easy movement of animals from pasture to pasture. This pasture is equipped with a heated Nelson automatic waterer.

The third barn measures 60 x 60 and is used to house both animals and for hay and equipment storage.  This barn is equipped with a heated Nelson automatic waterer.

The fourth pasture contains a small feed storage barn as well as a large run in shed, complete with electricity, etc.  

The stud barn measures 33’ x 24’ and the surrounding pastures can be divided into five separate sections, each with its own are in the barn, allowing for numerous studs or the quarantine of guest animals.  Attached to this barn is a 13’ x 11” heated veterinary procedure room.  The caretaker’s apartment is attached to the procedure room to allow for 24 hour observation if necessary.  This barn is equipped with two heated Nelson automatic waterers.

The caretaker’s apartment comprises approximately 475 square feet and is complete with a wood burning stove, full kitchen and bath.  Skylights and an overhead ceiling fan complete the studio.

The attached office measures 9’ x 14’ and features a skylight, work sink, electrical and phone connections.


About the Hosts of Maple Hill Farms:

 

Philip & Larry


 

Philip & Larry have spent the past 25 years weekending in the Berkshires. They have run a successful Llama breeding and showing operation and have bred a number of prize winning Dressage horses as well.   Philip grew up in the manufacturing environment and from there, moved to Real Estate in Manhattan. Additionally, he has served/serves on numerous committees within the Llama community and travels the US and Europe working as a Llama judge. His life partner Larry works out of NYC in the garment industry and is currently the National Sales Manager of a line of women's wear manufactured in Italy. They are also home to two chocolate labs - Fletcher and Rooney as well as two cats named Felix and Oscar.