Gilbertsville Farmhouse is located on the outskirts of the village of Gilbertsville, N.Y., in the Town of Butternuts.
The Butternut Valley is a picturesque valley in upstate New York. It is rich in history and landscape. The valley is located at the western foothills of the Catskill Mountains and is today still engulfed by the natural beauty its settlers were welcomed by. It is a place of lush farmland, flowing creeks, rivers and wildlife, surrounded by endless and majestic mountains.
In 1787, Abijah Gilbert, an Englishman, bought 1000 acres from landowner Jacob Morris. Abijah Gilbert was the first settler in what is now Gilbertsville. During the next century the village would grow into a significant focus for agriculture and a major stop for travelers. The coming of the railroads doomed Gilbertsville's small industries, but the enterprising villagers substituted a lively summer resort trade.
Today, buildings from all the various stages of Gilbertsville's development remain essentially unchanged. Its structures, the lack of modern intrusions, the small parks and many trees, all contribute to making this one of the most beautiful and historically intact villages in Otsego County.
In May 1983, the National Register of Historic Places recognized the entire village of Gilbertsville as a Historic District.
As you drive into Gilbertsville, you will notice the breathtaking Major's Inn. A historic former inn and tavern, she stands as the crowned jewel of the village's historic designation, with a pair of magnificent lions standing at her doors, guarding her history and beauty.
Gilbertsville Farmhouse is located in an ideal area for a destination wedding. We are centrally located in upstate New York, close to so many sites and activities.
There are many fine restaurants, ice cream shops, apple and fruit picking, antique shopping, and the famous Cooperstown Beverage Trail, including Ommegang Brewery. Visit local farms, candy shops or view the entire area from a hot air balloon! Many local festivals take place throughout the spring, summer and fall.
3.5 hours from NYC;
1.75 hours to Albany;
1.5 hours to Syracuse;
1 hr. to Binghamton;
40 min. Cooperstown;
25 minutes to Oneonta;
15 minutes to Norwich.