The Hayward House is a testament to the craftsmanship typical of the 1880s. Pocket doors, colored glass windows, and original woodwork have sustained their beauty over 3 generations with little alteration or modification to the original design of the house. As innkeepers, we remain committed to retaining as much of the original vernacular Queen Ann style and character as possible.
Built by the Sniffen family of Interlaken for their daughter and her new husband (The Townsends), the house and the gambrel roof carriage barn have stood for 130 years as the heart of the original 400 acre dairy farm. Mrs. Townsend eventually sold the farm to her trusted farm manager, Ed Hayward who, according to his family, loved both the house and the farm. Ed became a highly respected and innovative modern dairy farmer and one of the founding members of the dairy co-op that ultimately became Agway.
In the 1800s this part of upstate New York was know as the breadbasket of American for its productive fields, vineyards and orchards. With the advent of industrial farming in the mid 20th century, most of the small diary farms in the area became marginal. However, for the past 25 years, Old Order Amish from Lancaster Pennsylvania and small-farm enthusiasts have moved into the area, demonstrating the viability and the sustainability of the small family farm.
Newel post detail
Colored glass front doors
Window shutter latch
Original dining room wallpaper
The Hayward House circa 2004
_Guestbook " Serendipity brought us to you, and what a treasure you are. Hope to see you many times more! " ~ Steve and Molly, Saratoga Springs, New York