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the Grounds



Over two hundred years ago, when George Washington was president, Captain Kinne, along with his wife and children, started the farm. Over the course of two generations, it grew into a large and prosperous homestead and included grain farming, timber, quarrying, operation of a small mill, and other enterprises as well. Today, several remaining small and large outbuildings are still standing. They include barns, a smokehouse, a millhouse, and a corn crib among others. Our guests are free to roam around the spacious grounds and explore these treasured pieces of history.



Points of Interest


with a Past

The Grounds at Captain Kinne House B&B, Ovid, NY

Drill Field

Walk across to the historic “drill field” where
Captain Kinne is said to have drilled the local militia in the frontier days of the George Washington era.

The Smoke House

The smoke house in which the Kinne family cured
meats in the early days of the farm still stands today, an authentic piece of history.

The Grounds at Captain Kinne House B&B, Ovid, NY

Bubbling Creek

Stroll down the back lawn to the Bubbling Creek that meanders through the property or relax by the small pond nearby.

The Grounds at Captain Kinne House B&B, Ovid, NY

Historic Foundations

Take a rest in the quiet patio surrounded by the Stone Foundation of the original Kinne cabin.

The Mill House

The old mill house was used to grind wheat into flour that was sent all the way to New York City.

Walnut Grove

Stroll behind the big barns to the park-like
Walnut Grove, or hike a little further on trails through more woodsy settings above or below the house.

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