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Brookfield Farm B&B

Brookfield Farm B&B

Brookfield Farm B&B, located in Modena, New York, has been in operation for 24 years. The bed and breakfast has a two-room suite available that guests can enjoy. One of the unique features of this bed and breakfast is the three shaggy-haired Scottish Highland cows to which guests can interact and feed treats to, plus a flock of exotic chickens.


Brookfield Farm B&B is located on a 20-acre farm near the village of New Paltz, New York in Hudson Valley.

The guest suite, the Highlander Suite, is a two-room suite located in the second story of the converted barn. It is unique in that it has a bedroom and a kitchen/living room located in the suite, as well as a private deck where guests can overlook the woods and the chickens. A king-sized bed and a queen-sized convertible sofa allow a four-person stay in the suite. Both rooms come equipped with an HDTV and DVD player, giving guests the option of a movie night, courtesy of the bed and breakfast. A selection of DVDs is available for guests to use. The kitchen area includes a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, and electric kettle. A private en-suite bath and terry robes are provided.

Since the beginning of COVID, many things that guests may need for breakfast are stocked in the suite in advance. This includes sliced fruits, hard-boiled eggs from the farm’s chickens, and homemade pastries. The kitchen also has teas/coffee pods/sweeteners, yogurts, hot and cold cereals, juices, milk, ½ and ½, ice cubes, and ice water.

Guests can enjoy the private pool with floating chairs and an outdoor living room under the wisteria. Beach towels are provided by Brookfield Farm B&B.


Brookfield Farm B&B puts forth the effort to offer its guests a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Guests have mentioned the quietness of the property, stating that "it was a different take from the busy day-to-day life found in New York City." Other reviews talk about the hospitality of the bed and breakfast hosts, specifically mentioning the "welcoming and friendly" atmosphere they provide.

Brookfield Farm B&B strives to offer cleanliness, something mentioned in reviews as a factor in why guests choose to stay at the bed and breakfast. Continental breakfast is provided in the suite. The continental breakfast is relatively popular, with guests mentioning the "high quality of food and service that is provided in the breakfast."

The bed and breakfast is eight miles south of New Paltz, a community that holds historic background, and is home to The State University of New York. It is filled with various shops and a wide arrangement of restaurants; everything from taco shacks to high-end farm-to-table dining. The bed and breakfast is in the northern end of the Shawangunk Wine Trail. There are also distilleries, and cideries nearby, including Angry Orchard. Also popular are Minnewaska State Park and the Mohonk Preserve, which both offer hiking and biking. Also nearby are numerous historic sights and the Walkway Over the Hudson.


Brookfield Farm B&B originated in 1998. It was established and has been run by husband and wife, Caroline and Michael Murphy, since its inception. They stated they "always wanted to open a bed and breakfast." Hence, when the opportunity arose in 1997 and 20 acres of land went up for sale near where the couple had lived previously in Modena, New York, they decided to make their dream a reality.

According to Caroline, it was always her dream to own cows and after much research, they decided on Scottish Highland cows because of "their beauty and docile disposition." Caroline mentions that Michael is a master of the flock of exotic chickens, which provide eggs for the bed and breakfast.

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129 Patura Road
Modena, New York 12548
United States


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Caroline and Michael Murphy

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