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Unforgettable Farm-Stay Experience!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Unforgettable Farm-Stay Experience!

When visiting the William H. Buckley Farm, you will be staying in a newly renovated 19th century farmhouse. The property was originally an old dairy farm and has been recently converted by its new owners into Buckley Farm where they raise all-natural grass-fed beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Although centrally located - close to downtown Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs -the Buckley Farmhouse is a unique one-of-a-kind lodging experience where visitors will be staying on a working farm and experiencing farm life at its fullest.

If you are visiting the area for a short time or for an extended stay and want to enjoy the peace and refreshment of country life, the Buckley Farmhouse provides a welcome respite, with lovely antique-appointed rooms to explore and relax in, views of the lake and our beautiful Belted Galloway cattle. Of course, if you would like a little more hands-on experience, you are welcome to tour the grounds and meet the animals.

The Buckley Farmhouse has been beautifully remodeled and offers 4 large uniquely styled bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Upstairs, the master suite has a king size bed and a private bath, along with views of the Belties from the bay window. The second suite has a queen size bed and private bath. The other bedrooms each have a queen size bed and share a full bathroom located in the main hallway. All of the bedrooms have cable television and the house has WIFI access.

Downstairs there is a spacious living room with two fireplaces, a lovely parlor, a large dining room with seating for 10-12 and a remodeled eat--in kitchen. The gem of the house is the large back porch that looks out over our beautiful farm vistas and Ballston Lake. This house is an unforgettable memory waiting to happen!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2016

About Jeri

The Buckley Farmhouse is owned by Mark and Elizabeth Sacco and their 3 children. Owning and running a farm was a dream come true for the Sacco family and you will likely see them working and playing on the property during your stay. Whether it's collecting eggs, working on the tractor or tending the on-site farm store, there is no shortage of farm activities; but the Sacco's will be happy to show you around and answer any of your questions about life on the farm.

Jeri purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Jeri chose Ballston

The Buckley Farmhouse offers a farm-stay experience that no other house or inn can offer to you!

What makes this farmhouse unique

There are many things that make the Buckley Farmhouse a unique rental opportunity.---And, although our house is beautiful, the animals are what make us the happiest. Here on the property we have 4 dogs (Red, Maria, Hawk, Sparrow) who live with and protect our nearly 1600 chickens. We have friendly free-roaming sheep and roughly 300 head of cattle. And, if you walk a bit down towards the lake, you will also meet our Gloucestershire Old Spots (pigs). From your windows or in person, our animals and our farm will enchant you and make you yearn for the 'simpler life' all the time.


Ballston Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • There are 3 Full baths with showers (2 have tubs great for small children). There is also a 1/2 bath/powder room on the first floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 4 bedrooms on the second level. The master suite has a king bed. The junior suite has a queen and a twin. The remaining 2 bedrooms each have a queen size bed. Each of the suites has a private bathroom and the other two bedrooms share a common bathroom on upstairs level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Buckley Farmhouse is available for whole-house rental or by the room. Please inquire with the owner.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

The perfect farmouse

  • 5 of 5

This house and the property it sits on are both amazing. We recently had a weekend wedding here, and rented out this particular house for my family. While it can be tricky picking accommodations for a family with different tastes and expectations, my entire family loved the house. There was plenty of room, and the house is tastefully decorated with all the kitchen tools you’ll need. We also loved the cute little brunch cafe right next door, and the farm property itself is expansive, and wonderful to take long walks around. On top of dealing with the property rentals, Jeri our contact there was extremely helpful and communicative with our rentals and wedding weekend. I highly recommend this house for a group of people who want a nice place to hang out together and chill.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Month at the Farm!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month long stay at Buckley Farm! The house was spacious and clean and had everything we needed. The cafe was just steps away and perfect for grabbing yummy coffee, eggs or a fantastic brunch! Jerri was super helpful and truly went above and beyond for us. We can't wait to return to the farm for another unforgettable stay!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Vegas

Idyllic Farmhouse Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was such a stellar experience! Our group of 8 stayed in the Buckley House for 1 month, and it was magical. From the little lambs that visited us in our backyard, to the friendly staff at the butcher shop/cafe just 30 feet from our door, to the kid-friendly grounds, this place had it all. Even the farm dogs Maria and Hawk who "greeted" you when you drove in made the stay so homey. We had fresh eggs, milk and meats anytime we wanted. And don't get me started on the pancakes and BLT from the cafe!!! The hosts (Jeri the property manager and Mark the owner) were truly accommodating, and worked hard to fix our wifi issue. We felt so welcome. The comfortable, big house has been meticulously maintained, and we took advantage of the fire pit to make S'mores many a night. We did not want to leave, that's for sure! Thank you so much Jeri & Mark!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An unforgettable stay! I miss those lambs so much!

  • 5 of 5

I travel for a living and this is a place I will remember VERY fondly for a long time! We saw tiny newborn lambs and little piglets less than 12 hours old for goodness' sake! A momma sheep and her 3 adorable babies grazed in our back yard almost every day. The farm is beautiful and peaceful and the people that work there are so kind and helpful. You could not ask for nicer hosts. I would HIGHLY recommend this beautiful farmhouse. I lived there for a month and hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful "Barn" for any event!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about Wm. H. Buckley Farm. When visiting the "Barn" one day, I was greeted with a very warm welcome from Jeri and knew within seconds that this was where I wanted to hold a bridal shower event for someone very special in my life. It was amazing. With the sun shining through the big barn doors, it was the most beautiful location. The entire property is the perfect setting for any event/getaway. The warmth and professionalism I received from Jeri and the entire staff/owners during the planning process was beyond my expectations! Jeri was very down to earth. It seemed as though I had known her for years. Massive THANK YOU to her and the farm for helping make Saturday very memorable for the bride!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

A Great Family Getaway

  • 3 of 5

What a fun and unique weekend we enjoyed at the farmhouse. It was the perfect getaway for my family who are scattered and often don't get such relaxed fun time together. The house is large, clean and was easy to live in for the 8 of us. We enjoyed exploring the farm, eating in the cafe and buying delicious food from the butcher. The best part of the farmhouse was the porch. Long and wide it provided great vistas for viewing, daydreaming, and catching up with each other.

Why only three stars? The FLIES. We must have killed over 100 the weekend we were there. I think a solution would be to screen in the porch. It was so hard to enjoy a meal without swatting away these annoying pests. Think we had to dump 3-4 glasses of wine because a fly landed in someone's drink. I'm not a farm girl and maybe this is a common problem. But for a vacation, it was a dirty distraction.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Saratoga and Ballston Spa
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Saratoga Spa Golf
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Saratoga Springs Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway I-87
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Downtown Saratoga and Ballston Spa
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
West Mountain, Willard Mountain, Gore Mountain
Car: recommended

The Buckley Farmhouse is close to Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa which offer many tourist opportunities, including the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the Saratoga Racetrack, the Saratoga National Park and Mineral Baths, as well as a many options for antiquing, fine dining and outdoor activities. In addition, when staying at the Buckley Farmhouse you will have the unique opportunity to enjoy life on a working farm and even participate in some farm activities, such as collecting eggs, if you are interested. This is truly a great getaway for people looking for an alternative lodging experience, families with children and those looking to learn more about the rewards and challenges of farm life.

Just 15 minutes down the road, Saratoga Springs has a vibrant downtown business district with many shops, restaurants, bars, parks, movie theaters, and museums. In the summer season, SPAC offers world-class entertainment in the form of rock and jazz concerts, the NYC Ballet, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In August, the Saratoga Racetrack, which just celebrated its 150th year of racing, is an experience for both young and old.

If you have come to enjoy the Buckley Farmhouse in the winter months, there is still plenty to do both on the farm and off. During the winter you can enjoy the many places to ski in the area such as West Mountain, Williard Mountain and Gore Mountain. If you are looking to stay warm, the antique shops in Ballston Spa and one-of-a-kind boutiques in Saratoga are open year round.

The possibilities are endless at the Buckley Farmhouse so book now or contact us for more information!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $175

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. There are winter and summer rates with this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.