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'Spruce Lake Farm' 52-Acre Log Home Estate with Private 7-Acre Lake

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Our lake-front home sits on its own 7-acre lake on a private 52-acre estate


Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Bovina estate description

This spacious, elegant, lakefront log home sits tucked away on a secluded 52-acre mountain retreat, surrounded by hundreds of acres of publicly-owned forest and rolling hills. The house looks out onto a beautiful, private 7-acre lake where you can swim, boat and fish. After grilling up your dinner on the oversized deck, take a swing in the hammock and then relax in an Adirondack chair and watch the stars come out in total silence. Situated midway between Woodstock and Cooperstown, Spruce Lake Farm is 5 minutes from quaint Bovina Center, 10 minutes from a premier 18-hole golf course, and 15 minutes from supermarkets, antique shops, fine dining and boutique shopping in Andes and Delhi. Children will love the tree house, play set and beach, as well as the two rowboats and numerous forest trails. Wireless internet and satellite TV are free. Click on 'More Details' below for further information.
Main level: The main level of this five bedroom, four bathroom house has a wonderful open floor plan and provides the perfect space for enjoying meals, entertaining and relaxing by the huge stone fireplace. The ceilings here are 35 feet high with rustic beams and views of the lake, and overhead is a spacious loft which serves as a library, office and reading area. Also on the main level are the kitchen and dining area, a log-walled bedroom with adjacent full bathroom, a TV room with HDTV and DirecTV satellite service, and an airy sunroom and library area as you enter the house.
Upper and lower levels: The upper level of the house has three bedrooms, one of which includes a loft for extra sleeping space, and two full bathrooms. The lower level boasts a huge master bedroom with en suite full bathroom, and leads out onto a beautiful stone patio overlooking a flower rock garden. The lower level also includes a large screen HDTV, a rec room with pool/ping pong table and foosball table, and a laundry room with two sets of high-efficiency washers and dryers.
Lakeside boat house and play area: The boat house has a picnic table for lakeside dining, and two rowboats. The play area has a tree house, slide, climbing wall, cargo net, swing, tandem swing, trapeze and bench swing.

Spruce Lake Farm also makes a wonderful gathering place for weddings, reunions and company retreats.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Main level, original log walls and ceiling...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Lower level, master suite with private bath and garden...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            Upper level, large floor space...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            Upper level, view of lake...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 4 twin/ single

            Upper level, with overhead loft...moreless

          • Designed to sleep up to 16 adults comfortably, with additional young children sleeping in portable cribs or co-sleeping. Bedroom 1 is on the main level and is adjacent to a full bath with a sit-down shower. The kitchen and dining areas are only 20 feet away. Bedroom 2 is the master suite or 'honeymoon' suite, with full private bath, TV and walkout to the patio and garden. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have king beds and plenty of floor space for portable cribs. Bedroom 5 has a queen bed and a twin bunk bed, plus two twin mattresses on a carpeted floor in an overhead loft area, accessible by ladder....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Main level, accessible...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Lower level in master suite...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Upper level...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Upper level...moreless

          • Bathroom 1 is accessible, with a shower with built-in seat, hand rail, overhead shower head and handheld shower head. However, it is too small to accommodate a wheelchair....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Free broadband wifi, no password required Free DirecTV satellite service Two large screen HDTVs Free local and long distance telephone service up to $10/stay...moreless


              • Books:

                Many books for adults, as well as children's books....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player:


              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                With foosball table....moreless

              • Games:

                Multiple puzzles and games, including poker chips....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • MP3 Dock
              • Piano
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table:

                Converts to ping pong table....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake:

                Private, 7 acre lake with boat house pavilion....moreless

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Mountain:

                Nestled on the shoulder of Scutt Mountain, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains....moreless

              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax


                  • Dining:

                    Two adjacent dining areas, seating 16 total....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 16 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Not necessary on Scutt Mountain!...moreless

                  • Baby Gate
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Two dryers....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Two wood-burning fireplaces....moreless

                  • Firewood
                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Up to $10/stay (billed at $.02/min). No international calls (please use Skype or a calling card)....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Forced hot air and radiators....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Free DSL....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Large fireplace with multiple seating areas, loft area and three desks for working....moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    For about 50 cars....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Fixed landline. No cell phone coverage....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Available, but please try to bring your own bath towels (they take too long to wash and dry, especially with all the sheets too)....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Two high efficiency washers....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    No password needed....moreless


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Please bring your own coffee....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:


                  • Dishes & Utensils:


                  • Dishwasher:

                    Nice and quiet!...moreless

                  • Garbage Disposal
                  • Gourmet Kitchen
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully stocked with cooking and eating utensils....moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Most basics are available - napkins, flour, sugar, sweeteners, plastic wrap, etc....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Stainless steel with french doors and bottom freezer....moreless

                  • Stove:


                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster oven....moreless


                  • Balcony:

                    Small one off living room....moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Boat:

                    Two row boats....moreless

                  • Boat Dock
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large wood deck overlooking the lake....moreless

                  • Deck Furniture
                  • Fish Cleaning Table
                  • Golf:

                    On the way to Delhi, about 10 minutes away....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Feel free to bring your own!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large stone patio adjacent to rock garden and extensive lawns....moreless

                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber Genesis stainless steel....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Porch Furniture
                  • Sand Box
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    One hour away, at Belleayre....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    In Delhi, about 15 minutes away....moreless

                  • Terrace
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Noodles, inflatable toys....moreless

                  • Wood Deck
                  • Yard

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter 2014/Spring 2015
                      Nov 15 - May 25, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      Summer 2015
                      May 26 - Sep 7, 2015
                      6 night min stay

                      Changeover Day: Monday

                      Fall/Winter 2015
                      Sep 8 - Dec 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Homeaway assumes that "one week" is 7 nights. For us, one week is 7 days, or 6 nights.

                      From Memorial Day to Labor Day our minimum stay is 6 nights, for $3800, but for the first 3 weeks of June, our minimum stay is 3 nights, for $2700.

                      At other times of the year our minimum stay is 2 nights, for $1900, going up to 6 nights for $3300.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                      Last updated: 12/06/2014
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                      Car: Necessary

                      Only 3 hours from New York City, the village of Bovina is midway between Woodstock and Cooperstown in the heart of the famous Catskills region.

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                      • Our lake-front home sits on its own 7-acre lake on a private 52-acre estate

                        Our lake-front home sits on its own 7-acre lake on a private 52-acre estate

                      • Spruce Lake Farm house and boat house in autumn

                        Spruce Lake Farm house and boat house in autumn

                      • Fishing from the dock - we had to take the roof off, but the dock's still there!

                        Fishing from the dock - we had to take the roof off, but the dock's still there!

                      • The Perfect Wedding Venue - from 20 to 200+

                        The Perfect Wedding Venue - from 20 to 200+

                      • Atrium and loft

                        Atrium and loft

                      • Atrium loft library

                        Atrium loft library

                      • Dining area with lake view

                        Dining area with lake view

                      • Original fireplace

                        Original fireplace

                      • Master Suite - view of patio and garden

                        Master Suite - view of patio and garden

                      • Mural Room - king bed

                        Mural Room - king bed

                      • Loft Room - queen and twin bunk beds

                        Loft Room - queen and twin bunk beds

                      • Log Room - queen bed

                        Log Room - queen bed

                      • Morning calm

                        Morning calm

                      • Morning mist

                        Morning mist

                      • My kids in the tree house with their nervous Grandmother!

                        My kids in the tree house with their nervous Grandmother!

                      • The Atrium

                        The Atrium

                      • Loft with view of Atrium

                        Loft with view of Atrium

                      • Kichen


                      • Original log atrium

                        Original log atrium

                      • Sun room library

                        Sun room library

                      • Master Suite - king bed

                        Master Suite - king bed

                      • Lake View Room - king bed

                        Lake View Room - king bed

                      • Loft Room - loft with twin mattresses

                        Loft Room - loft with twin mattresses

                      • One of the four full bathrooms

                        One of the four full bathrooms

                      $667 - $950 per night (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

                      View calendar: Updated 12/06/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, Korean
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/06/2014
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