Weekend getaway to a working farm/b&b with excellent food?
Want to take my foodie hubby away for a birthday weekend in early June - the ideal spot is a gorgeous location with nearby hiking, rolling hills, wildlife and possibly water (river, lake, pond, puddle?). 4 hours or less from NYC. Less than $200/night for the room. He's very into local food production these days - cheese, sausage, wine... I don't know where to start looking. Any thoughts? Ideas? Anything is appreciated.
I'd check out the Race Brook Lodge (http://www.rblodge.com/ ) in Sheffield Mass. It fits your distance requirements. It's an *outstanding*, I repeat *outstanding* setting, the restaurant (http://www.stagecoachtavern.net/) has exquisite food, and it's a stone's throw from The Moon in the Pond, working organic farm (http://mooninthepond.com/). Dominic, who runs MitP is very involved in the Slow Food movement. Report back!