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: 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.”
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: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13658403 (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.