Mountain Laurel Farm
MEC

Okemos, MI

#1 Aug 21, 2006
My parents and I used to vacation at this place back in the early 60s. I believe it was near Fremont Center or Roscoe. People by the name of Meyer ran it. Has anyone ever heard of it? If so, can you please give me some information regarding what ever happened to the place?
Lori

Overland Park, KS

#2 Nov 8, 2006
MEC wrote:
My parents and I used to vacation at this place back in the early 60s. I believe it was near Fremont Center or Roscoe. People by the name of Meyer ran it. Has anyone ever heard of it? If so, can you please give me some information regarding what ever happened to the place?
Hello

Mountain Laurel Farm was purchased by my grandparents, Libby and Bernard Fleischer in the 60s or 70s I believe. I spent many summer days there visiting. They had a large family with 6 children, and spent their summers there with many guests. As my grandmother has passed on and my grandfather is quite ill, we have been forced to put the farm on the market. It is a very sad thing for me, and I hope to get up there and visit before it is sold.
Lori

Overland Park, KS

#3 Nov 8, 2006
I have done some research and I see there is a Mountain Laurel Farm in Fremont as well. My grandparents MLF is in Roscoe. Perhaps I am mistaken.
metalv7777

AOL

#4 Mar 12, 2007
LORI---I have family in fremont! That area needs to be preserved! Before you sell the farm, you should put a Deed Restriction on the property ( saying that it can never be sub-divided--and can only have 1 farmhouse on the property!.....This will Keep it a Farm Forever,the way it should be!
MEC

Okemos, MI

#5 Mar 25, 2007
Lori - I almost forgot I posted something here awhile back. We always referred to this MLF as being in Roscoe. It was a very family-oriented place. There was a main house on a hill where the meals were served. Families could stay in rooms in a house or several cabin-like places. There was a built-in swimming pool, which I thought was like dying and going to heaven, as I was a kid living in NYC at the time. There was a shuffleboard next to the pool and a horse that us kids could ride. If this sounds familiar, then maybe this is "your" MLF. Has it been sold yet?
Zelda

Columbia, SC

#6 Jun 3, 2007
My parents were friends with Magda and Bill Meyers, the original owners of Mountain Laurel Farm and it was in Roscoe I believe. I spent my summers there back in the 50's when I was a child and loved helping Bill feed the chickens. It was a huge poultry farm then and we had chicken for dinner every Sunday.

Magda let my mom set up an antique shop in one of her little out buildings and my dad loved fishing in the stream that ran through the property. I loved playing with their cats, they always named them Cookie.

There was a son named Bill who was a state trooper, unfortunately he was killed in a motorcycle accident and there was a daughter named Anita. She moved away when she was still young.

I have many wonderful memories. The farmhouse with the dining room was across from a hill that led up to the road. I loved going up for the mail as there was a Macintosh apple orchard on that hill and I would always grab some apples. Most were wormy but I still remember that yummy smell.

Zelda Nichols
Pat

New York, NY

#7 Oct 2, 2007
I, too, as a child went to Mountain Laurel Farm with my parents. I remember when Magda Meyer put in the pond as you entered the property. She was a great cook and my dad was very fond of her fish dinners on Friday evenings.
MEC

Lansing, MI

#8 Oct 14, 2007
I vaguely remember a building with chickens. I do remember Mrs. Meyer being an excellent cook. Was she of German descent? Can someone give me the address of MLF? Some day I wish to travel to this part of New York and wouldn't mind driving by the property to relive some old memories.
William

New York, NY

#9 Jul 12, 2008
We are the family who bought the place.
I have too many stories to write.
My parents passed on. do to a sucessful plot by my siplings to disinhert me, I choose to excommunicate myself from them. I came here curious if they did sell it.
We always had people drive up to see if we were still a resort, they left us with a story and a little history of the place.
Never met Bill, but got to them them through the locals.
I was the kid in the family that did almost all the maintence, and built most of the existing new add ons.
I do miss not be able to go there and share my goodtimes with my daughter. I was familiar with almost every inch of the place. From the beaver dam, mountain laurel fields, Best place to catch a trout. All the paths for hiking,.snowmobiling and place to camp.
Miss the wild watercrest stream, duck pond and all those cabin rooms. Each pone was a unique experienc.
g2g
William

New York, NY

#10 Jul 12, 2008
We are the family who bought the place.
I have too many stories to write.
My parents passed on. do to a sucessful plot by my siplings to disinhert me, I choose to excommunicate myself from them. I came here curious if they did sell it.
We always had people drive up to see if we were still a resort, they left us with a story and a little history of the place.
Never met Bill, but got to them them through the locals.
I was the kid in the family that did almost all the maintence, and built most of the existing new add ons.
I do miss not be able to go there and share my goodtimes with my daughter. I was familiar with almost every inch of the place. From the beaver dam, mountain laurel fields, Best place to catch a trout. All the paths for hiking,.snowmobiling and place to camp.
Miss the wild watercrest stream, duck pond and all those cabin rooms. Each one was a unique experience.
g2g
Bob

Silver Spring, MD

#11 Jul 23, 2008
Could this be the guest farm that belonged to relatives of my grandmother, Theresa Pidl Weber, in the 1940s?
MEC

Lansing, MI

#12 May 9, 2011
It's been interesting reading everyone's comments. I vaguely remember the Meyers and Anita. I found a postcard of the Mountain Laurel Farm dining room on the Internet awhile back, although I forget on what site. It shows a room with a tiled floor, what looks like knotty pine wainscoting, floor length draperies, tables with white tablecloths and country style chairs. I'll share it with anyone who's interested. I still would like to know the place's exact location.
lily - Boca Raton FL

Pompano Beach, FL

#13 Jun 23, 2011
What memories!!

I visit the farm in the late 90s, with liby and bernard i was the companion for her in boca raton fl.

I lost the contact with them, infortunily because
lily - Boca Raton FL

Pompano Beach, FL

#14 Jun 23, 2011
What memories!

I visit the farm in late 90s with friend bernard and liby they where a good fried and also i was working for her in boca raton as she invit me to visit the farm.

Very beautifull i still have the pics, infortunely i lost contact with them, and I want the family know that they where my mentor for life
everythig that i am today i owe Mr and Mrs Fleicher my guardisn angel .
I have good memories the red barn the gren pasture ouside of laurel farms
William Meyer

Beaver Dams, NY

#15 Sep 10, 2012
MEC wrote:
It's been interesting reading everyone's comments. I vaguely remember the Meyers and Anita. I found a postcard of the Mountain Laurel Farm dining room on the Internet awhile back, although I forget on what site. It shows a room with a tiled floor, what looks like knotty pine wainscoting, floor length draperies, tables with white tablecloths and country style chairs. I'll share it with anyone who's interested. I still would like to know the place's exact location.
I would be very interested in seeing the postcard, my grandparents,Magda and William Meyer owned the farm when I was young. I saw on one post that my dad, also William, had died as a trooper, that's not correct, he's still alive and just recently went to Roscoe for his 63rd High School reunion. He went to the farm and saw that everything is grown over and most of the buildings are gone, including the main house. It made him sad so he left. My younger brother and I plan on going there soon and try to find the place. I'm 55 and I think I was last there when I was about 18 or 19 when my dad and I last visited before they sold the place. Wish us luck...
Hannah F

Buffalo, NY

#16 Apr 13, 2015
I have great memories of summers at the farm starting from 1958 through the early sixties! Even though we were so young, we explored the woods and the stream, the fields without an adult - imagine that! It was a different world. My mom had some of Magda's recipes - I remember the houses, the pool, the dining room - soo much! I had a friend who also was there with her parents for several summers - Patty A.
MEC
#17 Saturday Jun 6
Can anyone please tell me the address of where this place was?

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