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Free Soil Farm

Make The Garden Suite your home away from home!

The Garden Suite Bed & Breakfast is on the second floor of the secluded south wing of Geneseo's historic Hartford House overlooking a walled garden. Enter the four-room suite through your own private entrance just off the swimming pool where you will enjoy full pool privileges.

Enjoy the quiet of the 75 acre park-like grounds that serves as a home for much wildlife. It is not uncommon to see young foxes practicing their hunting skills on the front lawn, or take our nature walk through the lower pasture where dozens of deer roam!

Other attractions on the grounds include The Genesee Volley Tennis Club with a state-of-the-art Har-Tru court. Please let us know if you want to play and we can arrange an appropriate match with our club members or a lesson with our pro "Biff" Strong.

If tennis is too strenuous for you, enjoy a competitive game of croquet (pronounced "Croakey") on the front lawn with professional style equipment. This is not the childrens game you remember!

The estate is also a working vegetable farm with its own farm market. On our Free Soil Farm all produce is grown chemical-free. We also avoid the use of chemicals in all our lawn care and landscaping.

Our continental breakfast often includes ingredients grown right here on the farm. Your stay can also include a free farm tour or a tour of the Historic Hartford House if you desire.

Just next door, and part of the original estate, is Big House Stables, owned and operated by Susan Strong Kelley, another of the General's descendants. Arrangements can be made for lessons or to bring your own horse by calling 585-243-5056 or check www.bighousestables.com.

 

 

 

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Come to the Garden Suite for your Tennis Getaway! With a Har-Tru court on premises, you won't have to leave the property for all the tennis you could want!

garden

Hartford's House's walled garden is just below the
second floor Garden Suite Master Bedroom.

Entrance

Enter the four-room suite through your own private entrance just off the swimming pool where you will enjoy full pool privileges. Pool open late May through September.

Croquet

If tennis is too strenuous for you, enjoy a competitive game of croquet (pronounced "Croakey") on the front lawn with professional style equipment.