New York City may be at its most appealing in the summertime (picnic in Central Park, anyone?) – but that doesn't mean you can't justify a long weekend in the country. Even if you're not quite cut out for life in the stables, that fresh air is bound to do you good. Here, three upstate farm B&Bs for an affordable escape from the hustle and bustle:For Vegans
For Retired Professors
If you prefer more of a woodsy feel, the intimate Brookton Hollow Farm is a fantastically remote hideout, tucked away on a 135-acre organic farm near Cornell University. Despite its pastoral surroundings – the property encloses a six-mile-long creek – the house's three rooms are equipped with air conditioning and high-speed Wifi. More to love: Solar panels help keep Brookton a notch or two above other B&Bs when it comes to sustainability. From $105 per night.
For Animal Lovers
A farm stay isn't complete without a dozen different kinds of fuzzy, furry, or feathered creatures pattering about. That's why Farm Sanctuary, a 175-acre property in Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region, has remained so popular with animal lovers over the years. Like a scene out of Noah's Ark, more than 500 rescued farm animals – including pigs, sheep, chickens, goats, geese, cattle, and wild turkeys – roam the property in bliss. Guests can choose from several on-site cabins for an overnight stay, and pets, it goes without saying, are welcome. From $120 per night.