The Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder

Chatham, NY May 21, 2017


Places to Stay, 2017 edition

We’ve had a few inquiries recently 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: There is also the travel lodge at the end of the Taconic Parkway in Chatham (   Here is what the Chamber of Commerce lists:

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.”

There is also a comment that I just approved elsewhere that points to an AirBnB offering on the course:  If anyone is looking for accommodations that weekend please consider my AirBnB which is along the route: (posted by Elizabeth Marks).

If you have found good spots to stay feel free to contribute comments here to help others looking for lodging options.

Jon Stillman • April 28, 2017

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  1. Robyn T Saunders May 4, 2017 - 12:04 am Reply

    Powell House, a Quaker retreat house in Old Chatham might have some openings…bunk type rooms, if they are not running any sessions.

    • Jon Stillman May 4, 2017 - 7:27 am Reply

      Thanks for the tip, Robyn! I’ll also add this as a comment on the Farmer’s Daughter Facebook page.

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