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Genna-rations Farm, New York
Genna-rations Farm is a 20-acre working farm. Here, we raise alpacas and chickens, as well as grow garlic, grapes (both table and wine), and many types of fruits. Since we are a working farm, our Read more...
Genna-rations Farm is a 20-acre working farm. Here, we raise alpacas and chickens, as well as grow garlic, grapes (both table and wine), and many types of fruits. Since we are a working farm, our campsite is primitive and private. The campsite is located in the back of our property with nothing but hundreds of acres of farmed fields surrounding it. While staying with us, you can choose your camping spot - either in the woods, in a grassy meadow, in the vineyard, or nestled by the creek. Our local area boasts wineries, farm markets, and some great fishing. There are a number of dining options just minutes from the site including the Farmer's Table (A farm to fork restaurant), The Black North (A dock-side restaurant and bar), The Carlton Station (Home-cooked comfort food at its best!), and The Village Inn (Fine Dining with a casual atmosphere). With two NY State Parks close by (Hamlin Beach State Park - 9.5 miles and Lakeside Beach State Park - 8.9 miles), there are outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. Also close by is Sandy Creek which has been known to thrill kayakers and tubers alike (in season). Our location is halfway between Rochester and Buffalo and we are only an hour away from the magnificent Niagara Falls. So, no matter whether you want to see the sights, get back in touch with nature, explore the great outdoors, or just want to sit back, unplug, and relax, we've got you covered. Welcome to Genna-rations Farm.
*Disclaimer - The Beach, Kayaking, Canoeing, Boat Slips, Horseback Riding, Swimming, and Wine & Beer Tasting are not on the property but are all close by (within 10 miles).
The land where Genna-rations Farm now stands was settled in the late 1830s by Henry C. Fish. By 1840, he had constructed the house and he and his family began the first family farm on the property. In the 1920s the house was remodeled in the popular Arts & Crafts style of the time by, Harry B Root, the homeowner who was also the corner hardware shop owner. Today, you can still see many of his special touches around the house including his personalized Medina Sandstone step. In the late 1970s, the property was home to American poet, Anthony Piccone who wrote many of his works by the edge of the pond in a converted pump house used as his private writing shed.
Over the years, our land has seen many family farms flourish with hundreds of cattle, poultry, horses, alpacas, and fruit trees. So, even though we are first generation farmers, the land is not. It is a well-seasoned farmer that graciously bears a harvest for us year after year and we are simply its caretaker for a time.
The land has been the setting for several stories of local lore—a few of which have been preserved for re-telling to our guests. The area around the property is best known for Beechwood Cemetery, located on Woodchuck Alley. The cemetery, which sits just across the road from our property, was once featured on MTV's Most Haunted Cemeteries. Several previous owners of our home are buried there. Having the cemetery so close creates a special bond with all the people who have lived here over the years. It reminds us that whether you are a visitor once or have lived here your entire life, we are all just stopping in for a time or two.