We’re Greg and Tony, a couple together 25 years who both have a lifelong passion to help animals. We’ve rescued several animals and have always said that we want to retire to a farm where we can focus on our rescue efforts full-time. Wattles Inn was created as part of our plan and serves two very important functions. First it provides other animal lovers and advocates a home away from home where they can visit our sanctuary and even pitch in and muck some stalls. Secondly 100% of the proceeds from Wattles Inn and Wattles Inn in the Middle goes to our animal sanctuary, Broome Animal Sanctuary.
Wattles Inn and Broome Animal Sanctuary are made up of 25 acres located in the Catskills in upstate New York. The inn is the namesake of our first farm animal rescue and BAS ambassador Wattles. Wattles is a "Red-Wattle breed" pig that can grow upwards of 1,200 pounds. While staying at the inn guests can request a private tour of the sanctuary and even meet Wattles or any of the other farm animal rescues that call our sanctuary home. Wattles loves when visitors volunteer at the sanctuary while staying at the inn.
Things to do locally while visiting the heart of Schoharie County:
Hike Vroman's Nose * Kayak in Franklinton Vlaie * For the water park lover splash around at Zoom Flume Water Park * Explore Howe's Cavern * Sample libations produced by our local distilleries, wineries and breweries on the Schoharie County Beverage Trail * Huyck Preserve has 12 miles of trails, lake and waterfalls open daily to the public * Hit the mountains and snow ski at Windham or Hunter Mountain.
Places to eat:
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore...you're right. You are in the Heart of Schoharie County where the produce is locally grown, farm fresh and delicious, but the kitchens here close early. Below is a list of some local goooooood eats:
Prefer to do your own cooking: Wattles Inn has a self-serve kitchen so bring your own groceries. In the mood for some farm fresh seasonal vegetables? Ask us what we have available in our garden. We do not use any chemicals and our pesticide service has over 100 legs and are covered in feathers. You can also get fresh produce from Paulina's Produce Stand opened June through to Thanksgiving Day, located right next door to the sanctuary.
Wattles Inn is located in one of the most beautiful places in America, The Catskill Mountains or as the locals like to call them,”Them Blue Mountains". One of the most wondrous things out the Catskill region is the change of season. To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Come stay with us at Wattles Inn and experience the beautiful change of seasons and breathtaking foliage change, go apple or pumpkin picking or just completely disconnect and leave the world behind.