We are head-over-heals crushing on this small farm in the Orange County village of Walden. A bona fide town of Montgomery historic place, the Bodine Homestead, as its heralded on the plaque, was built in 1769 and has a rich history as a boarding house, tavern, and goat/sheep farm. These days, it’s a private residence consisting of 4200 square feet, six bedrooms, two full baths, and ten acres of land. The main farmhouse is old-fashioned, for sure, but contemporary in all the right places like the combined kitchen/dining room with stainless steel appliances and farmhouse basin sink. The floors are polished plank board, and ceiling beams punctuate its venerable origins. The cupola tops it all off, the inside of which you can see if you scroll down to the last image on the page.
The property includes looping trails that wind their way through the acres of farmland along the Wallkill River (part of the Black Dirt Region, by the way, so this farm could be in the flood plain. Go to floodsmart.gov to find flood plain maps). Includes outbuildings, barns, chicken coop, and enough room for some goats and sheep. Do you see now why we love this place so much?
50 Wallkill Road, Walden (Exclusively Equine Properties)