GREENFIELD — Loon Meadow Farm is pleased to announce the recent opening of its new Bed and Breakfast in Greenfield Center.
Last year, owners Steve and Beth Podhajecki relocated from Connecticut to fulfill their vision of sharing the 153-acre farm, which Steve grew up on in the late 1940s and ‘50s. The farm has been vacant since 1960 until Steve “came home” to New York.
Having owned and operated a horse and carriage livery service for more than three decades in Connecticut, the Podhajeckis brought their horses and their many varied carriages, sleighs and wagons with them to continue offering rides at the farm in Greenfield Center and in the Saratoga Springs area.
Loon Meadow’s “house of seven gables,” built in 2016, is tastefully decorated to honor the horse, especially the driving horse.
The three guest rooms each have a unique theme. The Southern Belle room is aptly named as the French word belle, meaning beautiful, best describes this sunny room with southern exposure. The Annie Oakley room is decorated with a western flair. The Annex, located over the Carriage House which is attached to the main house, has its own private entrance and features a lovely, Victorian, hand-carved, full-size bed as well as a day bed with a trundle (2 twin beds) and a sitting area.
All the rooms have private baths, Direct TV, mini refrigerators, air conditioning and a ceiling fan to ensure guests’ comfort. Breakfasts are traditional farm cooking with local, farm fresh eggs.
The Podhajeckis pride themselves on the hundreds of special events and occasions they have serviced with their horses, carriages, sleighs, wagons and especially their hearse. They look forward to continuing those services in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding region.
They have had the honor of enhancing occasions for countless clients over the many years they have been in business, such as: solemn transport for departed loved ones in their vintage hearse; joy-filled rides for newlywed couples in their formal carriages; rides for couples to their proms; young ladies’ special transport for Sweet 16s and Quinceañeras; girls’ Princess Parties in the Cinderella car- riage; Santa arrivals at tree lighting ceremonies; hayrides at fall festivals; rides for wedding guests at cocktail hours; special “pop the question” rides; the list goes on and on.