Does anyone remember a resort called Beverly Farms in Freehold?

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Kelly

West Hempstead, NY

#1 Jul 17, 2006
Hi! I am desperately trying to find some information out! I used to vacation in Freehold, NY every summer at a place called Beverly Farm. I believe it was on Carter Bridge Road. The last time I was there was 1989. I heard it closed in 1991. Last year for the 1st time in 16 years, I went back to the resort only to find that there seems to be people taking care of it. This place has so many wonderful memories for me. I would love to hear if any of you remember it, if anyone owns it, and possibly if they would sell it. I was 12 in 1989 but I will tell you I remember being there like it was yesterday! I would appreciate any information.

Thank you,
Kelly
Bill T

Hopewell Junction, NY

#2 Mar 18, 2008
I used to go to Beverly Farm on vacations in the late 50's and early 60's....way before your time. The resort was owned by Alessandro & Lily Brusini...and they ran it like a nice family resort. The resort was down the road from Pine Crest resort, with whom we sometimes used to have baseball games with. Evenings were spent listening to accordian players and lpaying cards, or watching movies outside. Days were spent at the pool (I was there when the pool was built), or playing bocci. Rainy days you could go to Cairo or Greenville and do some shopping. Food there was very good....I can still taste the bread that I used to pile the butter on. I heard it went out of business about 15 yrs ago or so. I lost track of it. First time I've seen any web chatter about it. Hope you find out more. Bill T (ccfalink@yahoo.com)
Anthony -Lexington ma

Elmont, NY

#3 May 21, 2008
I spent many summers at Beverly Farms.The food was great and the bocci tournaments were fun at the Labor day weekend.After the Brusini's a family from Yugosalvia bought the place (John Cukar). There was a pool and pond with three meals a day.The italian voltaro music was played each night in the small bar area. We had great fun and many memories.I met my wife at Pleasant View lodge. Thanks Tony (tempestma@aol.com)
JFC

Weehawken, NJ

#4 Jun 5, 2008
I went there every summer from 1972-1986, then a few drive by's after that. I knew the Brusini's and Cukar's. I went there on vacation such much I even filled in for some of the employees so they could get a day off. John and Gloria sold it around '90 or so to a lawyer I believe. It's been closed, though I did here recently that something is supposed to be done with it. We would setup softball & soccer games against other resorts like Pine Crest, Sunnyside & Baumann's Brookside. Pine Crest would let us use there field to play soccer against Ravine Farm. They use to do horseback riding. Bocci, Tennis, pool, Greenville Drive-in, John's Pizza, Go-Kart racing in Cairo , the zume flume and the Catskill Game farm (which I believe is closed). I could write a book on the place.
Dorothy

United States

#5 Jul 14, 2008
My family began going to Beverly Farms in the early '60's when I was about 12(the 2nd week of July every year) when Mr & Mrs Brusini and their daughter Louise were its owners.Years later, the Cukars bought the place. Mrs. Brusini painted the mural in the casino. Days were spent sitting by the pool, playing shuffleboard, taking plane rides at Freehold Airport which is still owned by "Clem" and waiting for the bell to ring for our next meal. We would go horseback riding, bicycling, and at night we would walk "around the block". We would have softball games with the Pinecrest Manor guests and once a week we would watch a movie outdoors in the evening. Once a week, as a "surprise" homemade pizza would be brought out about 9pm. AT night, Dominick, the accordian player would play his polkas (he would later marry one of the waitresses "Rita".) After Mrs Brusini passed on, Mr Brusini married Elsie. Her nephew now lives in the house on the hill across the road where M/M Brusini lived...who have both since passed away. An elderly, eccentric recluse German immigrant by the name of "farmer Joe" lived down the road. We would visit him and his homemade chapel and leave donations. He ran a small farm where the chickens lived in his kitchen. I recently visited Beverly Farms where the new owner Robert lives there. The place is up for sale.He told us that many of these former resorts are now being bought up by religious groups and made into camps. He says several former guests sometimes drop by and walk around like I did. Brought back many wonderful memories of my youth.FOr one week a year, the guests were like family and we looked forward as kids to seeing them year after year.
Ann Dellaquila Dix Hills

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#6 Sep 18, 2008
In the 60's my family vacationed every summer at Freehold Mills farm - great memories for me, I don't think it was Beverly farm, but I could be wrong. You all describe the same experience as I had growing up in the 60's.
Have any of you heard of Freehold Mills Farm?? I'd like to know. I remember the pool in the day, the creek out back, three meals a day, organized sports, bicycle rentals, catskill game farm, airplane rides, we did it all, but I don't remember everything, but I would like to go back to visit.
Thanks!!!
karina OConnor

Pleasanton, CA

#7 Oct 6, 2008
Does anyone remember the Parks family ? I stayed on the farm when I was a child with my grandparents in the 50's.
Danny Molinari

Redding Ridge, CT

#8 Oct 29, 2008
karina OConnor wrote:
Does anyone remember the Parks family ? I stayed on the farm when I was a child with my grandparents in the 50's.
also stayed at Beverly Farm in the 50,s and 60,s please e mail me danteshll@sbcglobal.net
use beverly farm as subject
Danny Molinari

Redding Ridge, CT

#9 Oct 29, 2008
Anyone who remembers Beverly Farm Please E Mail me dante shell@sbc global.net
HTI

Mystic, CT

#10 May 12, 2009
I used to vacation there every summer for two weeks. Probably have some pics somewhere.
Tom Bisagni

Piscataway, NJ

#11 May 15, 2009
My family went to Beverly Farm back in the 60's when my brother and I were in the 10 - 12 year range. Lots of fun fishing inthe pond (Sunnies!) and catching snakes at the far end of the pond. Bocce, etc. just as other posters listed. My uncle was an architect and he designed the "new" motel, across from the main house. he came up with the idea of going under it to get to the doors inthe back so that every roon had a nice view of the mountains. One question - does anyone have the address of the old place. I'd love to do a drive by this summr and see what the area looks like today. I know it's in the Greenville area, but I can't remember the street. Thanks for the info and memories
Stephanie

Morehead, KY

#12 May 16, 2009
We too spent two weeks every summer in August at Beverly Farm, so last August, on two beautiful days, I again visited. It was good to see Beverly Farm again, but the visit was bitter sweet. It's up for sale!

Nothing much has changed with the house, cabins motel, or motel in the pines. Some trees along the lake are gone, while others are much taller, and even blocking the view of the mountains. The bocce court is gone, but the shuffleboard is still there with the same score keeper! The pool is now fenced and in disrepair, as is most of the property. The red barn next to the main house is also gone. Remember the creek behind the house and cabins? That's now a lake.

Beverly farm is located on Carter Bridge Road between Norton Hill and East Durham. Surprisingly, the area is still the same. People were in the creek by the bridge in east Durham. The Freehold airport is still running plane rides. Pine Crest is also closed and abandoned.

Hope more post on their experiences - beverly Farm was a very special place in our lives!
Tom Bisagni wrote:
My family went to Beverly Farm back in the 60's when my brother and I were in the 10 - 12 year range. Lots of fun fishing inthe pond (Sunnies!) and catching snakes at the far end of the pond. Bocce, etc. just as other posters listed. My uncle was an architect and he designed the "new" motel, across from the main house. he came up with the idea of going under it to get to the doors inthe back so that every roon had a nice view of the mountains. One question - does anyone have the address of the old place. I'd love to do a drive by this summr and see what the area looks like today. I know it's in the Greenville area, but I can't remember the street. Thanks for the info and memories
heidi zito

AOL

#13 Jun 1, 2009
Danny Molinari wrote:
<quoted text> also stayed at Beverly Farm in the 50,s and 60,s please e mail me danteshll@sbcglobal.net
use beverly farm as subject
we vacationed at pinecrest farm in the 60's and early 70's. it was down the road from the Beverly.
We have alot of great memories of Pinecrest Farm. Does anyone remember Pinecrest Farm.Please reply.
Rosemary

Glen Ellyn, IL

#14 Jun 2, 2009
Some of my best memories are of one early summer trip when my parents took me to Pleasant View Lodge ~ must have been in the late 60's when I was around 13 years old...Could someone tell me if this is the same resort some of you are calling Beverly Farm? I too would love to know if that little slice of heaven, Pleasant View Lodge still exists...Thank you...
Rose Marie

AOL

#15 Jun 22, 2009
I vacationed @ Beverly Farm with many friends and family from 1968 through 1981. My sister Donna worked there in summer 1980 a a waitress. We are friends with the owners - the Cukar family. We are interested in starting a Beverly Farm fan page on facebook if anyone is interested!
Laura Nardi

AOL

#16 Jun 22, 2009
I have the same fond memories. We went up in the 70s and early 80s. Great food, relaxing atomosphere, lots of fun in the pool, accordian music, Shirley Temples, horse back riding, etc , etc. Families got together and enjoy real family time! ljn38@aol.com
Donna

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Jun 23, 2009
JFC wrote:
I went there every summer from 1972-1986, then a few drive by's after that. I knew the Brusini's and Cukar's. I went there on vacation such much I even filled in for some of the employees so they could get a day off. John and Gloria sold it around '90 or so to a lawyer I believe. It's been closed, though I did here recently that something is supposed to be done with it. We would setup softball & soccer games against other resorts like Pine Crest, Sunnyside & Baumann's Brookside. Pine Crest would let us use there field to play soccer against Ravine Farm. They use to do horseback riding. Bocci, Tennis, pool, Greenville Drive-in, John's Pizza, Go-Kart racing in Cairo , the zume flume and the Catskill Game farm (which I believe is closed). I could write a book on the place.
Could you mention some names of the people you vacationed with? We used to go up until around 1981. I also worked there in 80 & 81.
Rosemary

Glen Ellyn, IL

#18 Jun 25, 2009
Isn't it amazing how meaningful the simple pleasures of this place seem to us today? I'm still not sure if the place you refer to as Beverly Farm is where I vacationed ~ we knew it as Pleasantview Lodge....Does anyone know if we are talking about the same place?
Donna

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Jun 25, 2009
heidi zito wrote:
<quoted text>
we vacationed at pinecrest farm in the 60's and early 70's. it was down the road from the Beverly.
We have alot of great memories of Pinecrest Farm. Does anyone remember Pinecrest Farm.Please reply.
Many of us remember PineCrest & the Boeshore's ( the last owners at the time). I have many memories, especially from when I worked there in 1980.
Rose Marie

New Windsor, NY

#20 Jun 25, 2009
Rosemary wrote:
Isn't it amazing how meaningful the simple pleasures of this place seem to us today? I'm still not sure if the place you refer to as Beverly Farm is where I vacationed ~ we knew it as Pleasantview Lodge....Does anyone know if we are talking about the same place?
We used to verse Pleasantview Lodge in softball games!

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