The hottest table in Sharon Springs is in a restaurant that’s only open about 3 months a year. Stone House Farm’s all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (or waffles) is as famous around here as Farmer John. In fact, Farmer John’s sister and brother-in-law own the place! Picture this: fresh maple syrup, tapped right on premises, dripping down steaming, fluffy all-you-can-eat pancakes. But if you don’t come before the sap stops running, you might as well stay home. Cuz when the trees shut down for the season, they shut down for the season.
Stone House Farm is already nationally famous for their Jersey Girl cheese (which has been served everywhere from the U.S. Open to the White House.) But they’re locally beloved for their pancake breakfasts, served right in their maple syrup sap house. Thousands of folks drive to Stone House Farm every season to chow down right next to the giant wood-fired evaporator that’s boiling down the sap for next weekend’s pancakes.
Most weekends you’ll find John’s father Harold manning the door, along with a few other of John’s sisters, nieces & nephews helping out with the packed tables.
We’ll be honest…it’s tough for us to come up with many reasons to visit Sharon Springs during the coldest months of the year… but…if you’ve only been here in summer, you’re missing out on one of our best kept secrets.
Check out more photos below and plan your trip now. We’ll tell Harold to give you a seat next to the evaporator. (It’s the warmest place in Sharon Springs.)