We’ve had a few inquiries about places to stay in the area of the Farmer’s Daughter event, so I thought I’d post some links and suggestions. First, northern Columbia County is a rural area, so there are not a lot of big hotels in the immediate area. For people coming in from the north or west, I’ve been suggesting a pretty new Comfort Inn and Suites East Greenbush just off exit 10 (the Miller Rd. exit) of the I-90 bypass. That’s about 20 minutes from Chatham. I have no direct experience with it, but it does seem to have good reviews.
Also from north/west, Albany is only about 30-35 minutes from Chatham and has a large selection of hotels.
Closer to Chatham you might try looking here: http://www.
From the south/east, one participant sent me an email recommendation in Hillsdale: “I made reservations at the Silvanus Lodge down in Hillsdale. We have stayed there many times and it’s some of the most affordable lodging in the area (it’s ~25 minutes southeast of Chatham). The rooms are very clean and Steele, the owner, is most accommodating. In fact, it’s also one of the few places where you can make a single night weekend reservation this time of year – most ask for a two night minimum. It’s in a quiet spot and there are plenty of places to get breakfast and dinner nearby.”
A link to this post will show up on the FDGG Facebook page as well as here on the website, so perhaps others who have found good spots can contribute comments here or there to help others looking for lodging options.