est. 1862

Our History

OUR History

The Ryan Family Farm was originally built in 1862 and founded by Anna and Thomas Ryan in 1923. Looking to start a new life in the beautiful Hudson Valley, the Ryans bought 90 acres of land in present day Lagrangeville, New York. Anna and Thomas lived out their dreams caring for a dairy farm, respectfully tending to the land, and raising a family.

Marjorie and John Ryan inherited the farm shortly after Thomas passed. Marjorie continued to manage the farm when John passed, but eventually had to sell it. Richie Ryan, Marjorie’s grandson, hoped to carry on his grandparents’ dream. In 2011, after 52 years under the Greenwoods’ ownership, Richie bought back the Ryan Family Farm and dedicated himself to his family’s legacy.

A force of nature herself, Marjorie protected the whole property, cared for 17 grandchildren, planted everything, cared for the animals, and even rode the mower well into her 70’s. It’s no wonder there’s a street and lake named in her honor. Marjorie was the driving force of her family and of the farm’s peaceful presence that visitors are so inspired by today.

The Ryan family has always used sustainable methods for building and farming and continues to do so. Richie reused and recycled wooden materials which he milled himself for new floors, the dock at the lake, and other infrastructure on the property. Cows and mini Goats roam the land and the lake is stocked with trout and bass. There is also an organic farm on the property with fresh seasonal produce for guests, staff, family, and the local community to enjoy.

Richie, with the help of his cousin Tom, have allowed the local community and families from all over the world to experience the magic of the Ryan Family Farm. Just 67 miles north of New York City, the Ryan Family Farm is now the perfect year round Hudson Valley destination for weddings, parties, events, or a simple country getaway. Visitors and guests can host events in the 19th century barn, stay in the Farmhouse or Cottage, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors by or on Lake Marjorie.

Rich in history and natural beauty, we hope you’ll enjoy all that the Ryan Family Farm has to offer!