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We were both surprised and delighted when we learned that the Inn at Silver Maple Farm had been voted Best of Columbia County for Lodging for the third year in a row!  While we are grateful for this recognition, we cannot say that we are the truly the best – there are many very excellent inns and bed …

Lindenwald is the common name of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Van Buren purchased this Kinderhook estate in 1839 during his single term as the eighth President of the United States, and lived here during his retirement.  After his death, the estate changed hands for nearly a hundred years before being rescued for preservation.  Now, is it the most impressive presidential home …

One of our favorite lunch spots is Blueberry Hill Market Cafe in New Lebanon. It’s only a few miles from the Inn at Silver Maple Farm, and well worth the short drive.  They serve breakfast and lunch all day long, and have a good variety of delicious bakery treats in addition to a nice little gourmet market, bursting …

Put on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and take a stroll through Omi.  Located in Ghent, New York, just a few miles from the Inn at Silver Maple Farm, Omi is a great place to enjoy a few hours of fresh air and cutting edge art.  Get inspired by long term and short term installations, and don’t …

I should just acquiesce to writing about Mass MoCA every year because the exhibits and installations move me every year.  No two visits have the same beat, and I can dance to them all.  Located in North Adams, Massachusetts, Mass MoCA is a legitimate forty minute drive from the Inn at Silver Maple Farm, along a very pretty stretch of road …

Soooooo, while three of our rooms offered king sized beds – The Pines Duplex Suite, The Loft Suite, and The King Mini-Suite, there was one small problem.  All three of those rooms involve stairs.  And stairs are just not for everyone.  We all age, we all suffer injuries and mobility issues over the years, and quite …