Turquoise Barn is a Green Certified, eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast, Retreat & Education Center
located on an organic farm in the Western Catskills. We offer accommodations in our 1800's Carriage
House where we serve fresh, organic, gluten-free, botanical breakfasts (vegetarian/vegan/raw
food options.) Many of our ingredients come straight from our gardens, back-yard, or local farms. You
can also Camp & Breakfast on the farm, stay in our hostel, and sign up for a private or group
Botanical Workshops or Rejuvenation Learning Retreats. The farm and gallery are
available to Rent for small or large gatherings including retreats, weddings, photo & video/movie
Our gallery is filled with a combination of paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, furniture, &
jewelry as well as local products such as honey, beeswax candles, maple syrup, and organic produce
when in season & available.
Turquoise Barn is a former dairy farm located in the Western Foothills of New York's
Catskill Mountains. The farm is home to 3 historic buildings which are now the
residence, studio, workshop, and gallery (Turquoise Barn) of two artists formerly of East
Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY - Michelle Premura & Michael Milton.
Michelle is a mix-media sculptor who graduated from the University of Colorado- Boulder in
Fine Arts - Sculpture. She also graduated as a gemologist from the Gemological Institute of
America in Santa Monica, CA and studied jewelry design & manufacturing at the Instituto de
Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her passion for healthy living led her to become a
certified raw & live food chef and instructor. In additon to running teh B&B, she currently
lectures, hosts workshops & rejuvenation retreats at Turquoise Barn as well as in the
community, schools, universities and private venues.
Michael is a painter, sculptor, & performance artist who graduated from the School of Visual
Arts in NYC and with an MFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is also a wood
worker extraordinaire, and master at recycling/reclaiming materials to design & renovate
spaces into unique, functional, and aesthetically pleasing works of art. Michael designed and
renovated the Carriage House, Gallery and is currently working on renovating the "big barn".
Also on the property we have organic vegetable, herb & flower gardens, an always flowing
spring fed pond, a small apple orchard, roosters, chickens, cats (outdoor only), and lots of rolling hills,
open meadows, and fresh air......oh and amazing fresh spring water (you even shower in it)!
Summer Volunteer Positions Available: Hands-on learning that includes: B&B
operation, organic gardening, marketing, administrative, customer service, vegetarian, vegan,
raw & living food lifestyle. Contact us for an application and details.