An Inside Look of New The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Edition

The Gray Barn

By Reza Moreno

Upstate NYC just got better and it has to do with Woodstock...before I get ahead of myself, the famous 1969 music festival isn’t making a come back, the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, NY is opening up a brand new reason to visit.

Meet The Gray Barn.

Building our community is so important for us as a relatively young and small nonprofit, not only so that we can fulfill our mission, but so we can continue to sustain our work for years to come.
— Jess Davis
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A space where guests will be able to stay and learn, all while supporting an amazing initiative that helps animal farm life rescue, education and advocacy efforts.

This unique experience is really special and for sure a staycation one will never forget. Opening just next month in April 2019, the five different rooms—each $250 per night—are for you to choose from, with names like The Albie or Fawn room, which is actually named after an animal on the farm.

Jess Davis, Programs Manager, said, “We received a grant to build the inn from a funder who wanted to make sure we continued to be sustainable for years to come, so we were able to work from the ground up with a gifted Hudson Valley-based architect, Marica McKeel of Studio MM, and the construction team at R.L. Baxter Building Corp. to make the vision a reality.”


The mission behind the barn is give each guest that steps foot an urban, but also rural outtake by also sticking to its environmental roots. No matter what room you may choose, you can forget about the stress of the buzzing NYC streets and take in the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains and Rondout Creek, and of course the rescued goat pasture, which is something we at SUSTAIN are excited to see.

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If this isn’t enough, wait till you hear about their daily vegan breakfast that is included, and made with local seasonal ingredients. After each guest indulges in a hearty breakfast, you are then able to enjoy a private tour of the sanctuary where you can also see first-hand how exactly your support in staying at The Gray Barn specifically goes into caring for the 370 rescued animals.


The escape you need is just around the corner. We hope to see you there.