Owners Kimberly & Alan Finney, purchased the farm in 2015, fully restoring the property to all its original glory. Lakota's Farm opened for events in 2016. The grounds are also the home that they share with their dogs, cats and of course the horses too, including the farm's namesake Lakota. Every animal on Lakota's Farm was a rescued animal and will forever live out there days here.
Kimberly & Alan's first horses were the horses they named Lakota and Othello who were rescued from a farm where they had both been abused and neglected. Lakota came with many issues, he is blind in one eye but even more disturbing, he was broken in spirit. Lakota did not trust people, especially men and would do all that he could to avoid being touched.
Over the course of two years, Kimberly and Alan were slowly able to gain both Lakota and Othello's trust. Earning this trust took patience and courage on the part of the horses and their caregivers. Above all, it took forgiveness. Lakota now accepts affection, he forgave mankind for the cruelties that were done to him and opened his heart up to accept the love they had to offer. The magnitude of that effort and gesture was not lost on Kimberly and Alan.
"In naming out farm, 'Lakota's Farm', we honor his spirit and remind ourselves daily of rewards that can come from opening your heart."
PLAN YOUR TRIP!
As you know the weather in the North East can change at a moment's notice...
We always tell our visitors to plan for the unexpected!
With that being said, all of our Festivals and Farm Dinners are Rain or Shine events.
Lakota's Farm is nestled almost equal distances between Saratoga Springs, NY & Manchester, VT. (The farm is 3 miles to Vermont in a straight line).
Lakota's Farm does not provide lodging, however for those who are looking to spend a night or two near the farm, we have you covered! Below you will find a great list to get you started in your planning for your next visit or this year's yoga festival!
We are proud to partner with The Preserve at Battenkill River Camping Resort where you have the option of:
Inn & Hotels
Vacation Home Rentals
Traveling with a group? Looking for "like home" accommodations? Try VRBO or
DIRECTIONS TO LAKOTA'S FARM
Take the Thruway to 787 into Troy to State Route 40 North into Schaghticoke (approx. 13 miles). Take Route 67 east. Take the third left onto Masters Street (County Route 114). Masters St becomes Washington County Route 74. Take a right onto Center Cambridge Rd. Stay straight onto County Route 59. Left onto Rt372 (west 1.3 mi). Our road is a right turn onto County Route 62. We are about 1/2 mi up on the left.
FROM NEW YORK CITY
Take NJ-17 to I-87 N toward Albany. From Albany take the Thruway to 787 into Troy to State Route 40 North into Schaghticoke (approx. 13 miles). Take Route 67 east. Take the third left onto Masters Street (County Route 114). Masters St becomes Washington County Route 74. Take a right onto Center Cambridge Rd. Stay straight onto County Route 59. Left onto Rt372 (west 1.3 mi). Our road is a right turn onto County Route 62. We are about 1/2 mi up on the left.
Take I-190 S from Church St.
Follow I-90 E to NY-30 N in Amsterdam. Take exit27 from I-90 E.
3 h 44 min (258 mi) Get on I-87 N in Malta from NY-67 E 35 min (25.1 mi).
Follow I-87 N to NY-9P S/Union Ave in Saratoga Springs.
Take exit 14 from I-87 N 4 min (4.1 mi).
Take NY-29 E and NY-372 E to Co Rd 62 in Jackson 34 min (22.2 mi).
Left onto CR62 - our farm is about 1 mile on the left.
I-87 S. Follow I-87 S to Ballard Rd in Wilton. Take exit 16 from I-87 S 1 h 45 min (119 mi). Continue on Ballard Rd. Take Taylor Rd, Rugg Rd, NY-32 S, Thomson Rd, ... and NY-372 E to Co Rd 62 in Jackson 34 min (21.2 mi). Left onto CR62 and the farm is about 1mi up on the left.
FROM BOSTON, MA
Get on I-93 S from Sudbury St 5 min (0.7 mi).
Follow I-90 W to NY-22 N in Canaan. Take exit B-3 from I-90 W
2 h 4 min (136 mi). Continue on NY-22 N. Drive to Co Rd 62 in Jackson. Right onto CR 62 and our farm is approx. 1mi on the left.
Please make sure to print out the map of our area. Cell phone coverage is also intermittent.