Quick Getaway from NYC: Our stay at The Homestead!

Quick Getaway from NYC: Our stay at The Homestead!


If you follow me on Instagram (@marthasachser) you’ve seen this place before! I love love love New York but sometimes I just need to get out of the city for a day, somewhere close by good enough to recharge my batteries and come back to face the craziness of living in a big city. If you’re with me, here is a golden tip: once in a while get a rental car, take a bus or train and just head upstate. There are many small towns awaiting for you and green areas perfect for hiking and taking a walk at the end of the day! Add to that a hotel stay and you’re all set! My suggestion today? The Homestead at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. A beautiful property that was completely renovated and is now welcoming guests everyday to enjoy the peace and love that you find by connecting with nature and all the sanctuary residents! Needless to say, if you don’t know where to go with the family, the kids will love this place and the chance to get to know farm animals like never before. You can also visit the sanctuary and take a tour without staying at The Homestead, so make sure to check the official website here to learn more about hours of operation and even how to sponsor an animal!


I went for the day with my boyfriend and stayed overnight at the Paulie room, right next to the main shared bathroom (spotless, super clean and with everything you need!). The room was big enough for both os us and with a nice view. In the morning breakfast is served downstairs if I’m not mistaken from 8-10am and it is sooooo delicious! I met the other guests the day before during the tour around the sanctuary so we met again a few times during our stay but at breakfast we all sat at the table like a big family and it was just a great experience, you don’t get to that in New York so much (or ever!).


To get there you can drive, take the bus or the train, the Homestead is a 10 minute taxi ride from the bus station. The cab wasn’t that cheap, about $30, but I calculated everything and taking the bus would be easier and cheaper for our quick stay. You can find more information on the official website by clicking HERE!  This was indeed one of the best experiences I’ve had so far. Connecting with the animals, learning their story and seeing how much the sanctuary changed their fate and takes care of them did put a smile on my face and made me bring to NY all the hope for a better future and the love I felt there. Thank you so much for the work you do, you all rock!