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This bucolic location of rolling hills, large pastures and beautiful animals is incredibly scenic, offering a variety of settings for photographers. Located in the historic Hudson Valley, the farm is home to 24 award-winning alpacas prized for their beautiful, colorful fleeces and two friendly Icelandic horses that are pastured in hilltop field with scenic views and a locust grove. A variety of barns, a large organic garden and hilltop pastures add to the beauty of this special location, just 40 miles north of NYC. A renovated 1,600 square foot barn filled with antique spinning wheels is used as a farm store, selling all kinds of handmade alpaca garments. This renovated sheep barn has abundant light with windows on three sides and four skylights above. We also have a large 1,500 square foot hay barn in which we host events, such as square dances and engagement parties. The hay loft is a working farm space and doesn't have windows, but it has two 12' wide sliding doors and abundant power outlets. Both barns are quiet and private. Our on-site farm manager can help you determine which space is best for your needs. She can also bring you in the fields with the alpacas and horses. Our lovely setting of rolling hills, mountain views, Icelandic horses, beautiful alpacas, and antique farm equipment, make our farm a unique environment for both film and still photography. Our location has been used by fashion magazines, theater groups, The Martha Stewart Show, wedding photographers, family portraits, and independent photographers looking for a beautiful, unique country setting. We thank Liz at White Pear Photography Studios and Brittany of BDebowski Photography for several of the images used in this listing. Liz and Brittany can be contacted about shooting your event at Faraway Farm.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Jacqueline B. booked an engagement party for 17 people
Without Leda and her husband, Steve, our event wouldn’t have been the success that it was. I didn’t feel like we were booking a venue, it felt like we were at “the family farm” for the day. They allowed us to visit the space ahead of time, set up and were extremely accommodating. We were working on a very short timeline and were seeking a space to host an outside family engagement party. Given the Covid climate, it was also great to work with someone that had the same level of caution. (They even set up an outside hand washing station for guests!) And last but not least, the landscape. Rolling hills, white fences, mangers, fall foliage near peak. Steve and Leda are the first reason you book this farm. The alpacas are a close second! You will not regret hosting a party where adults, kids, anybody can look out to the the pasture and see the friendly faced alpacas staring back at you. They seemed amused and even eager to “join the party” as they watched close by! I highly recommend choosing Faraway Farm for any occasion!
Nora N. booked a production for 5 people
I don’t even know where to begin in reviewing Faraway Farms. What a beautiful experience!! We booked a fashion photo shoot on a crisp overcast January day. Our hosts, Leda and Steve over delivered in every way. From Steve’s welcoming freshly ground morning coffee to Leda’s guided tour to meet and mingle with the gracious Alpacas, Icelandic horses, and Donkeys, their lovely energy was infectious. The farm is meticulously maintained and offers an abundant amount of magical nooks spaces to shoot. The farmhouse was warm and cozy, the barn was rustic and rich with natural color. The hillside horizon was the absolute perfect backdrop. My entire team was blown away. Thank you so much for the fabulous day Leda and Steve! Steve, your hired for stylist for our next shoot!!
colette d. booked a photoshoot for 12 people
Amazing experience! Leda and her husband were the icing on the cake shooting here. They were so kind and accommodating! The Alpaca were so fun to shoot with. Property is incredibly well maintained. It was perfect!
Mercedes M. booked a production for 10 people
What an amazing shooting experience! Leda was an incredible host and was always quick to respond to my questions and requests. I would definitely come back to shoot here and visit the super cute alpacas!!! Thank you Leda!!!!