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Max Yasgur’s Dairy Barn, $1.95 million

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You know how some people say that Nicholas Cage married Lisa Marie Presley because he was such a huge Elvis fan that he wanted to obtain the ultimate collector’s item? This is is sort of how we picture this barn, located in Bethel: If you’re a huge 1969 Woodstock history buff/fan, Max Yasgur’s dairy barn might be your ultimate collector’s item. Currently set up as B&B, the barn sits on the location of Woodstock ’69, which was (for our younger readers) on Max Yasgur’s farm. Once upon a time, Mr. Yasgur was the largest dairy producer in Sullivan County, and when the locals caught wind of his allowing a bazillion unwashed hippies to decent upon his farm for a three-day concert, they tried to boycott his products. Meanwhile, it’s not like Yasgur wasn’t getting paid for providing a site for the event. The rent the organizers ponied up for his barn helped offset the rough production year he just had. Anyway, as you can see, the barn has been extensively renovated to accommodate a B&B (although we’re scratching our heads over the 1 full bath, 5 half-baths info in the listing), and it’s walking distance to Bethel Woods. Here’s what the barn used to look like in the old days, with Mr. Yasgur in the foreground:

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And here’s the interior of the barn now…

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Beds: 8

Baths: 1 full, 5 half

Square Feet: 17,750

Lot Size: 10 acres

Taxes: $15,346

613 West Shore Road, Bethel (Sotheby’s) GMAP

Category: Bethel, More than a mill, Rural, Sullivan County, Top Stories

By: kandyharris | 15 November 2013 09:30 AM | 5 Comments

5 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    ’69.

  2. The reason for the reception desk, lack of full baths, and general ‘un-homelike’ feeling is because the group that renovated it – The Woodstone Group of the high end Chapin Estate – and used it for their offices during their heyday around 2005.

    Pretty sweet space, if you go for that type of adirondack rustic, but would take some serious work to turn it into a home or bed and breakfast.

  3. Anon says:

    It might interest you to know that the barn pictured in the background of Max is NOT the same barn you’re trying to sell. The barn pictured is the original dairy and is located on the intersection of 17B and Gabriel Rd. The barn you are trying to sell is one of many of Max’s dairy barns in the area. This particular one was known as the Hog Farm during the festival. This is where Wavy Gravy fed many of the hippies in attendance. Don’t want mislead any buyers into thinking they’re buying the actual dairy haha

  4. John says:

    Yes, Anon is correct. The barn in the picture with Max is still a working dairy barn on Route 17B. The renovated one for sale is currently owned by Chapin, and although closer to the actual Woodstock site, was not Yasgur’s main barn. As you can see they look nothing alike.

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