We came for the first time last year, and this year brought a whole group of friends. The kids had such a fantastic time, and it's so nice to let them roam the property without worry. The food is good, not great, but good (although the desserts are fantastic), and plentiful, and the staff is so friendly and helpful. Not sure if spring is the best time of year to go, as there were very few eggs to collect, which disappointed the kids (and me), and I was told the hens were a little old. Last year we went at the end of summer and there were tons of eggs to be had. I'd suggest bringing walkie talkies to let the kids run free and still be able to get in touch with them. They worked great. There is pretty poor cell phone service there, and Internet only in one room, so prepare to disconnect for the duration of your stay. Rooms can be noisy, especially in the main inn, but the main inn is super convenient if you have small kids to get to the dining room, game room and pool.
The activities were plentiful- this was a "Cooking with Kids" weekends, and the kids decorated chef's hats, made cheeseburger pies and cheese, and were able (as always) to milk the cows and goats, feed the other animals, and go horseback riding.
We'll be back again next year, maybe for longer, as we didn't have time to go to the duck pond, go boating, or climb Mt. Monadnock which is just a stone's throw away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This working farm offers a vacation atmosphere coupled with a unique farm-oriented educational experience. Year round activities for the whole family include indoor & outdoor swimming, hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, cow milking, egg collecting, hay and sleigh rides, horseback riding and a children's recreation program. Three home-cooked family style meals served daily. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn At East Hill Farm Hotel Troy