Our 18th century farmhouse restored* and ready for your wedding
(Restoration currently underway. See below.)
The original Wander Inn Farm sign
This is the original Wander Inn Farm sign with the little goat standing proudly on the hill.
The Farmhouse @ Tuckaway
The Farmhouse @ Tuckaway was built in 1769 by Aaron Corson who settled in Lebanon after moving from Dover, NH. From what we have found, four generations of Corson’s lived at the farm. You can learn more about Aaron Corson here.
In 1974, Sue’s parents bought the farm and its 35 acres, moving from Dutchess County, New York. The idea of buying a farm was a dream of Sue’s mom, Mary, who always wanted to raise goats. Sue parent’s named the farm “Wander Inn Farm.” For years, Sue’s mom raised goats, selling the milk out of the farm. After awhile she partnered with a friend and started making caprine spread (a type of soft goat cheese) that she sold to local health food stores and restaurants.
While her mom was busy tending to the goats, Sue’s dad, Richard, tended to the large family garden every year. He worked on the apples trees, bringing them back into robust production, as well as raising hay for the goats.
And now we look to the future. Once the Farmhouse is renovated, it will be open year-round to guests (and part of our wedding packages). We hope wedding parties, families and more will enjoy the beauty of the Farmhouse as well as the surrounding farm for years to come. And this renovation will ensure that.
Phase 1 – Demolition
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Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Renovation begins
We are renovating our 18th century farmhouse.
Tuckaway TreeF arm Farmhouse - Barn
The 30' x 50' barn with original timber from construction at the Farmhouse @ Tuckaway
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Back yard
Backyard view of the Farmhouse. The black walnut to the right in the picture had to be removed 🙁
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - backyard without walnut tree
View of the backyard after we removed the blackwalnut tree.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Walnut tree
Unfortunately, the walnut tree in the back had to come down. But look at that beautiful dark wood with the creamy outer layer.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - walnut tree
More pics of the black walnut tree we had to remove.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - professional help
Know your limits. We do. Thankfully our friends at Murphy's Carpentry were here to help with the renovation.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Demolition Sue
The key to any renovation is the prep work...scrape, scrape, scrape.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Front porch
View of the front porch at the Farmhouse @Tuckaway from the inside.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse
The floors need to be leveled before we build back.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - New England Ingenuity
Old New Englanders used a bit of visual trickery to give the perception of a level floor.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Upstairs demolition
Raising the roof of one of the upstairs bedrooms.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Lynne
A quick selfie to offer proof of the sweat equity we are putting into the renovation.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Surprises
Found a lot of different things behind the walls and floorboards, like these old corn cobs and trunnels (those are the wooden "nails" on the right used to secure the timber framing).
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - demolition continued
Taking away centuries of remodeling.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - inside demolition
Ripping each room down to the studs.
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse - Sue prep
Tuckaway Tree Farm Farmhouse- Inside Dmolition
Stripping everything down to the studs.
The Farmhouse @ Tuckaway
The front porch is not spared. New screens and more at the Farmhouse @ Tuckaway
We Are Booking the Farmhouse for Weddings in 2022!