The MKNHP and La Basse Courhave teamed up to provide an original Catskills experience.
Dave and Diane are excited to share that the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve and La Basse Cour have come together to offer a wonderful way for you to experience the preserve through guided tours and to become a Friend of MKNHP.
It’s simple: when you stay at La Basse Cour and tour the Preserve, $25 of the price of your stay will be donated directly to the preserve to further its work and entitling you to become a Friend of the MKNHP.
La Basse Cour is located at 3228 Gun House Hill Road in South Kortright, NY. They are a small family farm in balance with nature. Their rich land grows nutritious vegetables and herbs, and nurtures pasture for egg laying hens, ducks, geese, goats, sheep, horses and cows and habitat for wildlife. Stay in their lovingly restored 1850’s Greek Revival farmhouse any time of year, explore the farmstead with its period outbuildings and enjoy their delicious homemade breakfasts made with their eggs and local, seasonal ingredients. Visit with their enchanting barn cats and rescue dogs too!
Their seasonal on-farm market offers their fresh eggs, produce, home baked goods, jams and jellies, and cheese, maple syrup, honey and wool products from other nearby farmers,and local artisan crafts.
Room Rate is $130 double including a full farm fresh breakfast each morning with no additional charge for children, plus applicable state and local taxes. $25 of your stay will be donated directly to MKNHP to support their work and entitling you tobecome a Friend of MKNHP!
Room(s) subject to availability.
Email Diane Frances @ email@example.com or call 607-538-9707 for reservations.
Hikes with Mike are scheduled on July 8, August 12, September 17 and October 8, 2017. If you can’t make one of those weekends, guided tours by Dave, or another MKNHP Board Member, may be scheduled during any summer weekend, and on weekends and weekdays in September - December.
The Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve located at 2515 Tower Mountain Road in Stamford NY is organized to conduct and distribute research, studies and analysis related to the natural history of the Catskill Mountains “America’s First Wilderness.”
Our Mission is: "To increase awareness and support of environmental conservation, scientific research and long-term sustainability through education, recreation and artistry."
As stewards of 101 acres of permanently protected land, the preserve supports a biologically rich and diverse population of flora and fauna, in perpetuity. In an attempt to realign a human worldview with the natural world, the preserve uses a combination of visual and performing arts to engage action by individuals and organizations.
Michael Kudish is the foremost Catskills forest historian with the largest collection on vegetation in the Catskills. Kudish is retired Professor of Forestry from Paul Smith College. His goal is to re- create the forest history of the Catskills since the ice age, and has been working on this project since his thesis in 1971. The preserve is named for Mike in recognition of his unique and ongoing contributions to the history of the Catskills forest. Executive Director Dave Turan is a Certified Interpretive Guide from the National Association for Interpretation Association and a Cornell University Master Forest Owner.