welcome to Lakota's Farm!
Nestled in the Southeastern corridor of Washington County. NY, find your escape at our 1772 Homestead, rich with history and surrounded by open skies, lush pastures, and healing nature.
While we are primarily a destination Wedding venue, we wanted to expand our horizons to share what we've created with everyone. Giving life to our annual festivals and locally sourced Farm-to-Table Dinner series.
Experience Lakota's exquisite 1844 event barn. At just under 11,000 square feet of modernized historical beauty, it provides you unparalleled ambiance with ample space and freedom.
Our main barn, located on the ground level, was originally the farm's milking parlor. This has now been converted into a cocktail parlor housing our beautiful hand-crafted 48 foot horseshoe shaped bar, made of repurposed beams from the barn.
The upper portion of the barn is open and bright with rustic beams and an immaculate 100 year old chandelier. Giving us the freedom to use this space as anything from a yoga center to an intimate dinner space.
Owners Kimberly & Alan Finney, purchased the farm in 2015, fully restoring the property to all its original glory. Lakota's Farm opened for events in 2016. The grounds are also the home that they share with their dogs, cats and of course the horses too, including the farm's namesake Lakota. Every animal on Lakota's Farm was a rescued animal and will forever live out there days here.
Kimberly & Alan's first horses were the horses they named Lakota and Othello who were rescued from a farm where they had both been abused and neglected. Lakota came with many issues, he is blind in one eye but even more disturbing, he was broken in spirit. Lakota did not trust people, especially men and would do all that he could to avoid being touched.
Over the course of two years, Kimberly and Alan were slowly able to gain both Lakota and Othello's trust. Earning this trust took patience and courage on the part of the horses and their caregivers. Above all, it took forgiveness. Lakota now accepts affection, he forgave mankind for the cruelties that were done to him and opened his heart up to accept the love they had to offer. The magnitude of that effort and gesture was not lost on Kimberly and Alan.
"In naming out farm, 'Lakota's Farm', we honor his spirit and remind ourselves daily of rewards that can come from opening your heart."