"Fair View" - postcard of the farm house circa 1930's. Site of the current "Pavillion". This house was moved 100 yards away on High Point Mountain Road and is no longer on our property. The Ashokan Dreams B&B was created in the converted 1780's barn that is just visible behind the farmhouse in this image.
The site for Ashokan Dreams has a long and colorful history. A farm dating back to the 1700's, it began to take shape in it's current form with an historic restoration of it's massive barn in the early 1950's. This restoration was done on behalf of Mary Margaret McBride. She made her home here in West Shokan for over 25 years. Mary Margaret McBride (November 16, 1899 - April 7, 1976) was an American radio interview host and author. Her popular radio shows spanned more than 40 years. In the 1940s the daily audience for her housewife-oriented program numbered from six to eight million listeners. She was called "The First Lady of Radio."