Located in an idyllic rural setting close to all amenities, the Log Village and Grist Mill Campground comprises 117 acres of mixed open field and woodland, five streams and two ponds. Six miles from the Vermont border and just 28 miles from the town of Lake George and the Adirondack State Park, the Campground is within easy driving distance to:
The village of East Hartford became part of the renamed Washington County after the American Revolution. The town still houses the recruiting office where 26 commissioned officers of the New York Infantry, veterans of the French and Indian War, were granted the Provincial Patent. People were so poor that the only way to survive was to build a Log Cabin using trees from the forest. None of those houses still exists but the Grist Mill where they milled their corn into flour is located on our land.
We are Hilary and Bob Oreschnick and we literally bought the farm (no pun intended) in 2009 after seeing it advertised whilst on holiday from York, England where we lived. We are committed to ensure that this site remains a top quality venture that will grow organically with our personal investment of time and energy.
The lovely old farmhouse, land, ponds, museum and Grist Mill had belonged to Floyd Harwood before we bought it in the fall of 2009. Our view was to bring the site back to life and to open it to the public as soon as possible.
We have now cleared away tons of old and broken farm equipment, mowed over five acres of ground, landscaped the gardens and restocked the ponds. The Campground is built with top quality Yurts, Mongolian style rigid tents, offering top quality beds, a kitchenette, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee maker and television with DVD player.
We built a brand new top quality bathroom complex and laundry. The large milking barn adjacent to the Campground is being converted into a wedding and multi purpose barn, complete with gorgeous picturesque views of our maple trees and the large pond.
Before the move to the U.S.A Hilary worked in schools, and led marketing efforts in a number of businesses. Bob is a nurse who has run a number of top quality hospitals, nursing homes and care-at-home companies in Europe. Bob was born in Minnesota, raised and educated in the States.