Sanctuary Accommodations

Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter
Bed & Breakfast

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Wake up to roosters crowing at our picturesque sanctuary located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. As our Bed & Breakfast guest, you will stay in one of our spacious cabins overlooking the sanctuary. Farm Sanctuary operates this Bed & Breakfast to provide an ideal way for members to immerse themselves in the Farm Sanctuary experience, learn about farm animal issues, and forge a closer bond with the rescued animals at our shelter.

Throughout the day guests are welcome to browse our Visitor Center, pitch in with shelter chores, or enjoy the companionship of our farm animal friends.

NEW FOR 2015!

We are excited to inform you about some new developments to our Bed & Breakfast this year! We have upgraded our cabins and amenities to ensure that you have the best visitor experience possible.

Our cabins have been renamed and redecorated after some of our most beloved animal residents: Maya the cow, Angie the chicken, and Nikki the pig. Rooms are now equipped with a microwave and coffee maker, and we are providing free Wi-Fi. Additionally, each cabin now has a TV* with DVD player, and we invite you to borrow a film from our “Compassionate Collection” video library as you relax at night.

We are now serving hot, home-cooked vegan breakfasts consisting of items such as waffles, tofu scramble, and home fries!

To help you celebrate your special occasions, we are now offering gift baskets. There are a variety to choose from and they all offer special gear, snacks, drinks and more! Purchase one of our new gift baskets at checkout and it will be ready in your cabin for your arrival!

We will begin taking reservations for the 2015 season at 9 a.m. PST on March 16 and we are pleased to announce that we have moved to an online reservation system, which will allow you to check availability, pick the cabin of your choice, and make your reservation at your convenience.

Please see below for additional information on the cabins.

We are looking forward to hosting you this year!

*Please note: The TVs do not currently have cable and can only be used to watch DVDs.

Check-In/Check-Out

Guests may check-in any time after 3 p.m. Check-out time is 12 p.m.

Cabin Information

Our newly upgraded cabins contain:

  • Two double beds
  • Dresser
  • Mini fridge with freezer
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker with a variety of tea and coffee
  • TV with DVD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Inside and outside sitting area
  • Rollaway cot

We provide free Wi-Fi for checking email and general internet searching, though we are unable to offer streaming at this time. We also have a library of DVDs for you to borrow during your stay.

Restroom and shower facilities are located within a short walking distance of the cabins in the Visitor Center and are handicapped accessible. Your cabin, the shelter, and the Visitor Center are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted only on the porch of your cabin. Smoking in cabins will result in a $250 fee for cleaning.

Our cabins are named after special members of our Farm Sanctuary family: Maya the cow, Angie the chicken, and Nikki the pig. Each cabin includes their personal story, photographs, and a species-related theme to brighten your stay.

Cabin #1: Nikki’s Cabin
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Nikki escaped from a pig farm after severe flooding caused farmers to release hundreds of pigs from their gestation crates. She swam to safety on a levee, where she gave birth to her piglets and kept them safe from harm until rescuers arrived.

 

Cabin #2 Angie’s Cabin
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Angie symbolizes freedom. This beautiful hen was rescued from battery-cage life where she barely had room to stretch a wing. Once rescued by Farm Sanctuary, Angie joined the shelter’s other hens, who are able to stay healthy by satisfying their instincts to eat nutritious food, live in a clean environment, scratch for grit, dust bathe, and bask in the sun.

Angie’s cabin is handicap accessible with a ramp to accommodate wheelchairs.

 

Cabin #3 Maya’s Cabin

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Maya was with Farm Sanctuary since the very beginning, and was the first calf to live on our pastures. She was abandoned on the loading dock of a Pennsylvania stockyard and left to die, as a result of a joint infection that left her unable to walk. Fortunately, Farm Sanctuary found Maya just in time, and she went on to become the matriarch of our cattle herd.

Breakfast

We are now offering a hot breakfast which is included with your stay! Join us from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Visitor Center for a home-cooked vegan meal of items such as waffles, tofu scramble, and home fries. Coffee, tea, juice, and fruit will be served daily.

Shelter Tour Information

All Bed & Breakfast guests receive a complimentary shelter tour. These tours are held daily at 10 a.m. Guests staying on public tour days are also welcome to join a tour later in the day. Public shelter tours are held every hour, on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In May, September, and October, public tours are held on weekends only. In June, July, and August, public tours are held Wednesday through Sunday.

Visitor Center

Guests are welcome to browse our Visitor Center to learn about farm animal issues and compassionate living. The sanctuary gift shop offers an excellent selection of books on vegan cooking and animal rights as well as cruelty-free gifts, apparel, and a delicious assortment of vegan snacks.

Companion Animals

Companion animals are always welcome, but for their safety, as well as the safety of our sanctuary residents, we must request that your companion animal be on a leash at all times. Companion animals are not permitted near animal housing barns at any time. We also request that you do not leave your companion animal unattended for extended periods of time. There will be a $10 additional charge per stay for companion animals.

Rates

Members
1-2 people $150
3 people $160
4 people $170
5 people $180

Children ages 3 and under are free.

Please note: The rates above do not include sales or occupancy taxes, which will be added at the time of reservation.

Vegan Policy

Out of respect for the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary, we require all food on the premises to be vegan (no meat, dairy, eggs, or animal byproducts). If you need further information about a vegan diet, please let us know. We would be happy to assist you.

Volunteering

We encourage you to pitch in with shelter chores during your stay! It’s a great way to give back and connect with the animals on a deeper level. Please indicate if you are interested in volunteering when you make your reservation, or let any of our staff know when you arrive.

Reservations

Farm Sanctuary Bed & Breakfast cabins are open to our members from May 1 to October 31.

A member is anyone who has contributed at least $20 to Farm Sanctuary in the last year. If you are not a member but wish to stay at the Bed & Breakfast, you can become a member with a donation of $20 or more at the time of reservation. If you are unsure of your membership status, you can email cabins@farmsanctuary.org. If you make a reservation and are not yet a member, you will be charged a membership fee of $20. In addition to access to our Bed & Breakfast, a Farm Sanctuary membership keeps you in the loop. Members get a subscription to our newsletter and receive special alerts about farm animal legislation. They’re the first to know about urgent rescues, important petitions, opportunities to speak out for farm animals, and more. Membership contributions are critical to supporting all the work Farm Sanctuary does on behalf of farm animals.

Early reservations are always recommended as the cabins do fill quickly. Reservations are required and payable in advance by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. We accept reservations for cabins for the current season only. It is not possible to reserve cabins for future years until the new seasons open.

Reservations will be made through our online reservation system, allowing you to book at your convenience.

Cancellations

Because of our unique location and the limited number of cabins, we must adhere to set policies with regard to cancellations. Reservations must be paid in full to confirm your cabin. If a cancellation occurs at least 30 days prior to the reservation date, a 50 percent refund will be issued; otherwise, no refund will be granted. Cancellations are also non-transferable. In the event of a cancellation, the payment will be used as a general donation for our programs, and the gift will be tax deductible.

Bed & Breakfast gift certificates are available — it’s the perfect gift to help educate those who are new to animal protection, energize a seasoned activist, or just treat your special someone! The recipient will also receive a free one-year membership to Farm Sanctuary at the time a reservation for one or more nights is made using their Bed & Breakfast gift certificate.

For questions, please email cabins@farmsanctuary.org or call 607-583-2225 ext. 291.

Damage to property: Farm Sanctuary reserves the right to charge guests for the cost of repairing damage to its property caused by the deliberate or negligent act of guests of the cabins. Should this damage come to light after the guest has departed, Farm Sanctuary reserves the right to make a charge to the guest’s credit card provided at the time of booking, or to send an invoice for the amount of damages. Every attempt will be made to minimize the extent of those charges, and the guest will be notified immediately of the issue. Any significant damage that results in the closure of one or more cabins for a period of time may also include a fee comparable to lost income.

Testimonials

Here’s what some of our guests have to say about their experience!

“In a world battered by violence, hatred, and ignorance, Farm Sanctuary provides a desperately needed oasis of healing and compassion. Thank you, everyone here, for allowing each of your visitors to renew their spirits with hope and peace.” — Bruce G.

“To everyone here at Farm Sanctuary (both animals and humans) — thank you for everything. This experience has been eye-opening, view-altering, and life-changing. Every part of our visit was lovely — from the vegan breakfast, excellent gift shop, and incredible tours to the friendly staff, perfect cabin, and (of course) inspirational animals. We are taking away so much from this stay: we’re educated on issues we never knew about; we will remember forever the stories of the resilience in these animals; and we have a new sense of hope inspired by the work that goes on here. We cannot thank you enough.” — Liz and Kate W.

“Few places in life live up to one’s expectations, but Farm Sanctuary is one such place. Beyond the beauty of the hills and the starry nights is the comforting feeling you get when you see the animals. There aren’t a lot of places for animals to have safety and peace, and it is so rewarding to have stayed at one. We leave refreshed, peaceful, and with new energy to be advocates for our friends. We hope to come back soon.” — Melissa and Matt