565 River Road Fort Plain, NY 13339

hidden creek farm for sale

NOW $275,000

  • 2 BARNS
  • Located in the desirable St. Johnsville School District.
  • Geographically situated less than an hour from Saratoga, Albany, Sharon Springs and Cooperstown!
  • 1 1/2 miles to Mohawk River and Erie Canal Parks
  • ANNUAL TAXES $6000


This 13 room 5200sf center hall Greek Revival with classic front façade located on rolling hills overlooking the scenic Mohawk Valley, is truly special and unique. It has been updated with today's amenities and boasts spectacular views, old world charm and is rich in detail and architectural appointment by renowned builders. It is located in the desirable St. Johnsville School District. Property is in a Flood Free Zone.

Main House

The main house was built in 1864 by Master Craftsmen. The front porch and its 4 massive columns are of solid cement construction. The house sports a slate roof which has recently been restored. There is a large patio with Gazebo located on the side of the house which is great for entertaining!

On the main floor off the 2 storey Center Hall are a banquet-sized 14 x 22 foot formal Dining Room with a brick fireplace and a swinging Butlers door; a formal 14 x 22 foot Living Room with a custom designed massive floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, large floor-to-ceiling windows, and French doors which open into the Sunroom; and a large sunny eat-in country Kitchen with solid pine cabinets, new appliances, French doors also leading into the Sunroom, a half-bath/laundry room and a second staircase leading to the rear guest bedroom wing on the second floor. Off the kitchen is a Mudroom/Pantry which then leads to a Large Den/Family room with 2 offices. The Den has one door leading outside to the main patio area and a second door which opens to the gardens and fields on the opposite side of the house. The Den has a computerized pellet stove which enhances the rustic theme.

The center hall staircase rich in architectural features opens into the middle of the upstairs hallway. Off the main hallway on the second floor are the Master bedroom suite which features a full bathroom and a huge brick fireplace; 2 Queen-sized guest rooms; a quaint sitting area with windows overlooking the fabulous views of the Mohawk Valley and the Erie Canal; and a full bathroom. Off the rear hallway, are 3 smaller bedrooms with their own sitting area which has a separate staircase going down to the kitchen!

The top grade construction throughout the entire house is evident in the hardwood white oak floors and magnificent period moldings.


Upgraded and renovated in 2007 & 2019 to accommodate today's lifestyle, the plumbing lines have been redone, there is now 200 amp electric service, new ceiling fans, light fixtures and a satellite dish. All 3 bathrooms have new plumbing fixtures. Water to the house is from a super underground spring running through new 4 water pipes to a 3000 gallon reservoir. High speed internet is available and will supply wi-fi throughout the house.

The house features a recently updated heating system with a new 96% efficient heating system installed 2019 which uses clean propane; newly installed super efficient old-fashioned period cast iron radiators and an Energy Star rated water heater. All the appliances are included in the sale.

Rental House

  • Income-producing, renovated in 2009, total 1,500 sf.
  • 3 bedrooms; dining room; large sunny living room; eat-in kitchen with new stove; office alcove; pantry; 2 car garage with workshop; covered patio; new roof and heating system.
  • It is currently rented at $600 a month.

Cinder Block Barn

The 2 story 38 x 100 square foot cinder block barn with slate roof is in excellent condition 200 AMP ELEC. SERVICE!
  • The lower level has 9 foot ceilings; a large heated office; a large storage room on the lower level and a large storage room on the upper level; 2 horse stalls; equipment storage area; a complete workshop; a wide easy-access staircase going to the upper level and room for much more!
  • The upper level constructed of post and beam has 24 foot ceilings and ample storage space. The barn has 200 amp electric service and has a total of 7200 square feet of floor space.
  • Next to the large barn is a smaller barn formerly used for sheep. There are also several sheds which had housed ducks and geese.
  • The barn is very clean and can be used for many purposes!

Hidden Creek Farm

A Total of 45 acres. The terrain varies considerably from steep to flat. About 15 acres are wooded. The remainder is manicured lawn, grazing, hay and corn fields…all with quality soils suitable for a variety of growing and farming possibilities. At the highest point in the northeast corner of the property, is a small hunting lodge with a porch and spectacular views for miles around. The perimeter of the property has been fenced for sheep. The farm is affectionately called Hidden Creek Farm due to the charming stream that runs down the fields, through a small pond and into a large stand of trees! Immediately around the house the property is landscaped throughout with many ornamental trees and shrubs. There is 3000 feet of road frontage. Land suitable for organic farming and raising a variety of livestock. Perfect for opening a B&B, boutique farming, yoga retreat, animal rescue and many other uses.

Paintball Sports Complex

There is more!! On one of the upper fields, the owners have developed a world class Paintball Sports Complex featuring Tournament Speedball and Woodsball playing fields. There is also a 9 hole Mini-Golf and Golf Driving range where you can entertain your guests in style! The Paintball Complex is often rented for parties and special events. Included are the playing fields, snack bar, food court, BBQ area, general store and picnic areas. You may continue developing the business or easily revert the land back to farm use. Visit to see more!


  • A variety of power tools and maintenance equipment - such as rider mowers, an ATV, 2 golf carts, etc. - as well as the contents of the house are available for sale.
  • Convenient to great local restaurants, outdoor sporting centers, country clubs, and historic attractions, buying this property is more like buying a lifestyle!
  • Close to boat launching and green marinas.
  • Amazing View
  • 10 minutes to local small plane airfields, 20 minutes to county public airport with lighted asphalt runways, and 60 minutes to albany international airport.


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