Ben Pundole

Turquoise Barn

with Ben Pundole
  • Where:Bloomville

  • Why:Nature Therapy

  • When:Summer

  • Who:Me and the Mrs.

Highs & Lows

  • Turquoise barn is in a really beautiful and remote part of the Catskills, the hills, lakes and woods surrounding the barn are incredible.

  • The owners are lovely and very knowledgeable about the area, not to mention incredible in the kitchen. One of the best breakfasts ever...with plenty of gluten free options.

  • There’s a store in the B&B where you can buy everything from daily farm fresh eggs, local honey and herbs and artwork, and furniture lovingly made by the owner Michael and local artist friends.

  • They offer retreats combining elements of food, art and nature. Take an "education vacation"!

  • The Cockerels will wake you up…take ear plugs.

  • It’s far, but that’s also a good thing…

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 41/45

Important Bits

  • Type

    Bed / Breakfast / Camp / Hostel

  • Vibe

    Remote Nature Therapy.

  • Location

    About 3 hours from NYC - Blissfully off the grid.

  • Rooms

    About 4 rooms in the B&B, plus camping. You can also rent the full house which sleeps up to 16 people.

  • Music

    None.

  • Year Opened

    2011

  • Designed By

    The owners, Michelle and Michael.

  • Pool/Gym

    A lake nearby you can swim in, and hike/running trails for days.

  • Restaurant

    No.

  • Bar

    No.

  • Wifi

    Yes. Free.

  • Children

    Bring them. They'd love it.

  • Price

    Mid range, but well worth the escape.

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