Laurel Bank Farm Catskills

Laurel Bank Farm is an 8-acre farm with lodging on the West Branch of the Delaware in Deposit, NY. Enjoy warm Catskill Mountains hospitality in our updated farm home or the new "Little Lodge" and world-class fly fishing via private access to the river.

Operating as usual

We are feeling rather Octoberish.

With an abundance of caution and a fair amount of uncertainty regarding public gatherings in the near future, we have decided it would be best to postpone the West Branch Classic Fly Festival until 2021.

The skies have been so beautiful lately. Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone. 🇺🇲

The West Branch Classic Fly Festival has been postponed until Labor Day Weekend, hopeful that we will receive clearance from our State and local governments to host an event of this size. We will post updates again later in the summer.

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Laurel Bank Farm

We are happy to announce that our new web site is up and running! When you are ready to plan your next fly fishing trip, we hope you will consider staying here...right on the West Branch of the famed Delaware - complete with private access! While we are all self-quarantining, you can safely visit us at www.laurelbankfarm.com.

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Hi everyone! We wanted to let you know that sadly we must postpone the Classic Fly Festival given the Covid-19 pandemic. Once we receive clearance from State and Local authorities, we'll announce the new dates. Stay well. We are looking forward to seeing you!

[03/31/20]   We hope this post finds you well and that April brings better news to the world. We don't know about you, but we are SOOOOO ready for fishing season!

Not too far from here...

Not too far from here...

Our Farm Animals

A farm is not a farm without animals...and there is no shortage of them (or our love for them) here, either.

A farm is not a farm without animals...and there is no shortage of them (or our love for them) here, either.

The Cottage

The big project known as the Cottage started out as a two car garage that is about to become the sweetest little fishing lodge on the West Branch. On schedule to be ready for the 2020 fishing season, the Cottage will feature two first floor bedrooms, two first floor full bathrooms (one with outdoor access via a digital lock), a galley kitchen, living room and front porch overlooking the river. The Cottage also features a loft with a row of twin beds. (I know, I know... we can't wait, either!) Check back for updated photos!

The big project known as the Cottage started out as a two car garage that is about to become the sweetest little fishing lodge on the West Branch. On schedule to be ready for the 2020 fishing season, the Cottage will feature two first floor bedrooms, two first floor full bathrooms (one with outdoor access via a digital lock), a galley kitchen, living room and front porch overlooking the river. The Cottage also features a loft with a row of twin beds. (I know, I know... we can't wait, either!) Check back for updated photos!

Time on the Bench

We invite our guests to spend time on our bench overlooking the West Branch. Whether alone or with a friend, it's got all the makings of "time well spent." It's truly "front row seats" for thinking, talking, laughing, and seeing fisherman, eagles, rising fish... We hope you will take some photos from your "Time on the Bench" too.

We invite our guests to spend time on our bench overlooking the West Branch. Whether alone or with a friend, it's got all the makings of "time well spent." It's truly "front row seats" for thinking, talking, laughing, and seeing fisherman, eagles, rising fish... We hope you will take some photos from your "Time on the Bench" too.

The Farm House

We lovingly restored this big old farm house with a focus on warmth and openness to entertain guests. There are a number of sleeping rooms upstairs and a full bath on each of two levels.

We lovingly restored this big old farm house with a focus on warmth and openness to entertain guests. There are a number of sleeping rooms upstairs and a full bath on each of two levels.

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A slice of life in the Catskill Mountains

Having grown up on Skaneateles Lake, one of NY’s most pristine Finger Lakes, we’ve always felt most “at home” beside the water. After a career change provided us an opportunity to live “wherever we wanted to”, we started looking for a place that our farm animals and we could all call “home.” With family still in Central New York, the west side of the Catskills seemed like a good area to investigate. It wasn’t long before we found these 8 acres on the banks of the famed Delaware River’s West Branch in the town of Deposit. The old house had “good bones,” and our brother (the fly fisherman brother) said he and his friends had even stayed here on fishing trips given its proximity (50 yards, maybe?) to the river bank. Our planets had aligned. We bought this big old house, big old barn and a scant handful of other “outposts” situated here on the land, packed up and sold our home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and drove north.

If you have ever rehabilitated an old home, I will spare you all our details. (They are all pretty much the same, we’d bet!) Suffice it to say that Laurel Bank Farm became a “labor of love.” Two years later, we have moved in and onto the property. And we love it here.

The intention all along, was to have a place our friends and family could gather, cook and share meals, play games, watch movies, talk, laugh, enjoy each others’ company and that of all our animals..and yes, of course, fly fish.

The place kind of “sells itself” and we have had the pleasure of making new friends through our original network who have enjoyed our Farm with us. So much so, that last year, we decided to turn the two-car garage into a “Little Lodge.” We punched out the back wall to make room for an additional dozen feet for a few bathrooms and some appliances and started to create yet another place here where a group of friends or a couple or two can enjoy life on the Farm - if even if just for a long weekend.

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Location

Address


1390 County Highway 48 (Laurel Bank Ave)
Deposit, NY
13754
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