David Whipple became a permanent resident of Laurens in 1865. He moved into the home on then Maple street that had been established in the late 1700's by the Comstock family. William Comstock was born in the home in 1801 and there was a mill in the back yard dating back to 1774. The earliest stock photo of the "Whipple House" is from 1816.
David Whipple had been wharfage (tax) collector on his uncle’s pier in New York City since 1849, and had frequently traveled from his home in Laurens by stage coach to Albany, and then by steamboat to the city. His wife managed their large house during his absences with the help of various neighbors, who were hired for laundry, ironing, cleaning, and gardening. Mr. Whipple then became one of the first people to serve on the Town of Laurens Water Commission dedicate to providing clean water piped to all the homes in the town.
After a combined 50 years in the hospitality business, Cameron and Matthew decided to make Brookside Inn at Laurens their ultimate adventure. Their storybook tale is happily shared with their guests over breakfast where Cameron hosts and Matthew cooks.
Meet the Farm
Living true to our Upstate of Mind philosophy, we try to produce all of our food from local sustainable resources, including our own garden and egg laying chickens. Our goal is to slowly integrate our homestead into a working farm.
Our hens have full access to the 2 acre plot. They love having their picture taken, and may even say hello to you while you sit on the porch or explore our yard.
We have assorted berry bushes up on the berm and will be replanting our garden this spring. A forest garden groundbreaking is planned for this summer.
Running down the south side of the property, our brooks runs all the way from Gilbert Lake and is part of the Susquehanna River Watershed. The water that passes you by here ends up in the Chesapeake Bay.
Plan Your Visit
We would love to have you stay with us and make your trip a special one. When you are ready to experience our property, feel free to book through our link or give us a call.