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John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.

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Burroughs Homestead (ca. 1850) May 2012

Burroughs Homestead (ca. 1850) May 2012 John Burroughs in front of the Old Home. View from the front porch looking southeast. View from the front porch looking northeast. View from upper field. Dining table, seats 10. Kitchen-Great Room Kitchen-Great Room with Tulikivi wood-burning stove. Kitchen - second oven located in peninsula. Kitchen Master bedroom (Queen) with en suite bathroom. Master bathroom. Den Living room with wood burning stove, tv Second floor Queen bedroom. Loft bedroom (Twin) (completely private). Second floor hall bath. First floor Queen bedroom. Barn with separate storage shed for your sports equipment. First floor bathroom with tub-shower. Two lockable storage cages for bikes, skis, golf clubs. Please bring padlock(s). Dining outdoors. Driveway approach.

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Last updated: 04/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Roxbury farmhouse description

Beautifully restored, extremely private, ca. 1850 farmhouse - John Burroughs' 'Old Home'. Unsurpassed views, hundreds of acres to explore, and many local family activities for all four seasons. The East Branch of the Delaware River flows through town; the Pepacton Reservoir is 15 minutes away. Ski Plattekill is just over the mountain; Belleayre, Hunter and Windham are within 45 minutes; Pakatakan Farmers Market; Roxbury Arts Group; and Cooperstown (National Baseball Hall of Fame - 1 hour away). Golf at Shepard Hills a stone's throw away, or at Hanah fifteen minutes away. Roscoe (fly fishing) is an hour away. Skiing, golfing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and places of great interest are all close by. The John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site (his burial place) is just up the road, adjacent to the farm, as is Woodchuck Lodge. Walk the land that inspired John Burroughs, and drink from the same spring that has supplied the house since it was built. www.burroughshomestead.com


The Homestead has been completely updated and restored, and everything is brand new. The furnishings are all new (Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn), supplemented with a few vintage pieces. The house has a cook's kitchen/great room, with all new Bosch appliances, and a Tulikivi wood-burning stove (table seats 10). The living room has a wood-burning stove and tv (DirecTV); the den has a tv. There is wireless satellite high speed internet. Second floor laundry room has Bosch front loading (he) washer and dryer. Bed linens and towels are provided.

In addition, there is a restored shed adjacent to the barn, in which you can store your sports equipment (bikes, golf clubs); there are two 'cages' so - please bring your own padlock(s) if you wish to secure your belongings there. Brand new Weber gas grill and outdoor seating for 10.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            One step up from driveway entrance; Queen bedroom and full bath with tub/shower (no grab bars) on 1st floor....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master BR; 2nd floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Guest BR; 2nd floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Guest BR; 1st floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Guest BR; 2nd floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

            In completely private loft....moreless

          • Ground floor has one bedroom with Queen bed; 4 other bedrooms are located on the second floor....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

            Master bedroom en suite (2nd floor)....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            2nd floor hall bath....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Ground floor...moreless

          • All bathroom fixtures are brand new (master bath has vintage claw foot tub). Restoration Hardware vanities and hardware. All brand new Pottery Barn towels provided....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Completely updated and restored historic home (ca. 1850). Cook's kitchen has all new Bosch appliances with second wall oven; 4 counter stools. Kitchen/great room has soapstone wood burning stove. Living room has wood-burning stove and flat screen tv. Den has second flat screen tv. (DirecTV). All new Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn furnishings and amenities, supplemented with some vintage items....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Flat screen tvs located in living room and den. ...moreless

              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Museums
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Pond

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain
                      • Rural
                      • Mountain View:

                        House is located on John Burroughs' Old Clump Mountain. ...moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Skiing
                      • Cross Country Skiing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Broadband Access:

                                Wireless satellite high speed internet provided. ...moreless

                              • Wood Stove:

                                (2) One in living room; one Tulikivi soapstone stove in kitchen/greatroom. ...moreless

                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Washing Machine:

                                Brand new Bosch he (front loading) washer in separate laundry room on 2nd floor....moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                Brand new Bosch dryer in separate laundry room on 2nd floor. ...moreless

                              • Fireplace
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Water Cooler
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Firewood
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Security System
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Wireless Internet:

                                Wireless satellite high speed internet provided. ...moreless

                              • Telephone
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen:

                                Brand new cook's kitchen with all new Bosch appliances: dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, range, and second oven (wall). Counter with 4 stools. ...moreless

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator:

                                Ice and water dispenser on door. ...moreless

                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave

                              Outside

                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Deck / Patio

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Amazing House

                                Amazing House

                                • Guest James C. (Ridgewood, NJ)
                                • Date of stay 02/14/14
                                • Review Submitted 02/25/14
                                Spent a week at this lovely home and skied Plattekill and Belleayre easily. Can't say enough positives about the home. It was very elegantly restored while keeping many of the antique features yet adding the modern conveniences of a terrific kitchen, mud room and two great TV's. Great for a family vacation or reunion, holiday house, etc. Property amazing as well with lots of hiking and nature viewing, we saw a porcupine and several deer. Can't wait to go back!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Everything you could imagine in your Catskills getaway, and even more

                                Everything you could imagine in your Catskills getaway, and even more

                                • Guest Attorney on Vacation (Philadelphia, PA)
                                • Date of stay 02/21/14
                                • Review Submitted 02/25/14
                                This place was just spectacular. The renovations are high end; the place is nice and big, yet still very cozy. What I was struck by most was just how stocked and accommodating the house was, from the kitchen tools, to the bathroom soaps. Best place we've stayed at so far in the Catskills, and we've been doing ski weekend every year for about 6 years. Rental was easy and low key. Highly recommend.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Breathtakingly Beautiful Property and Lovely Owner

                                Breathtakingly Beautiful Property and Lovely Owner

                                • Guest Galax4 (United States)
                                • Date of stay 09/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                                This property has private, breathtakingly beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains. The interior and exterior have been beautifully restored, designed and very well maintained. The kitchen is lavishly appointed and very well equipped. We enjoyed our early autumn stay very much during our daughter's wedding at The Roxbury Barn, which is conveniently nearby. The owner was lovely to work with and was thoughtful and organized in every detail. We are charmed by this property and we would love to revisit someday!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Perfect home base for Wedding Weekend

                                Perfect home base for Wedding Weekend

                                • Guest Maryann (Greenlawn, NY)
                                • Date of stay 08/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/21/13
                                Our extended family including 6 month old to great-grandma celebrated a wedding weekend at this lovely house and could not have been more comfortable. Every amenity was provided and the home furnishings are beautiful. Our family and friends were totally at home enjoying sunrises on the front porch to meteor showers at night. The large dining table was filled from brunch through late night snacks. Our family enjoyed the spacious bedrooms, playing on the lawns and the spectacular views.We could not have felt more at home! The host was always accessible and provided more assistance than we expected. Absolutely wonderful visit-can't wait to return

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Beautiful Retreat

                                Beautiful Retreat

                                • Guest Jason J.
                                • Date of stay 02/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/19/13
                                Just got back from a wonderful weekend away at this beautiful home. We were 3 families each with a young child. This house was perfectly suited for us. There is an abundant sleeping space along with multiple living rooms for hanging out. Most importantly, there is an extraordinarily amazing kitchen which has been newly renovated with brand new appliances. We spent most of our time in the kitchen/dining area which is tremendous. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

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                                • Guest Bill from Long Island, NY
                                • Date of stay 09/21/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/07/12
                                My wife and I needed a place to stay for ourselves and four other couples that were travelling for a weekend wedding locally. My daughter-in-law (whose wedding was held that Saturday) had picked the place and we were very pleasantly surprised with the plush and immaculate accommodations when we arrived. The first floor bedroom with the bathroom next to it was perfect for our needs because of mobility issues. The attention to detail and knack for selecting furnishings and decorator colors were amply displayed in the end product of the restoration. The owner was very helpful and pleasant. Everyone slept well on the comfortable beds. Our guests still comment on what a wonderful weekend they enjoyed at the house and what a memorable place it was to stay in. The panoramic view of the mountains from the porch as we sat having our morning coffee was outstanding. We brought some personal things for the kitchen (such as a coffee pot) which were not required because every amenity or utensil was provided. Since there were activities scheduled each day for the wedding we would like to have had more time to explore the surrounding area attractions. We enjoyed our stay and would give it a five star rating.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • Four generations under one roof

                                Four generations under one roof

                                • Guest Kirkie (Boston suburb, USA)
                                • Date of stay 08/11/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/27/12
                                The Homestead turned out to be the perfect place for our family gathering, which included members from Iowa, Minnesota, Massachusetts and D.C. Our first concern was accessibility for my 93-yr. old (great-grand-) mother, who walks with a cane. Entering the house was easy, and the first floor bedroom, with bathroom right next door, was ideal. She also enjoyed sitting out on the front porch, with its gorgeous view. We could all cluster comfortably in the kitchen, or spread out in the living room, den, backyard or front porch for quiet conversations. I was not familiar with the Roxbury area prior to this; now I'm in love with it. The mountain air was glorious, and we saw Perseid shooting stars at night! The (mostly) lack of cellphone access was a total blessing: we were able to avoid all those nagging distractions, and just be present with each other. We cooked and ate, played Scrabble, watched family videos, took walks together, and played games on the lawn. It's a great place for this kind of multi-generational group. Comfortable furnishings inspired some of us to consider mattresses upgrades back home. The high-tech appliances took a little getting used to (providing extra entertainment!) but there were manuals to help, and the owner provided a notebook with useful information about the house and area. Prior to arrival, our questions were answered promptly, and we were given local contact information to use in case of emergency - which wasn't required, but was reassuring to have.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                              • Family Reunion

                                Family Reunion

                                • Guest Elaine (SC)
                                • Date of stay 07/12/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/18/12
                                What a beautiful restoration of a fabulous home!! We traveled from SC for a family reunion. There was room for everyone without being on top of each other. A beautiful place to relax, so peaceful and quiet. Wish I had rememberd my binoculars. Sitting on the front porch in the morning with a cup of coffee or at Happy hour with a glass of wine, was so nice - excellent view.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                              • Hidden Jewel with a Breathtaking View

                                Hidden Jewel with a Breathtaking View

                                • Guest Lo (Anchorage, Alaska)
                                • Date of stay 06/14/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/20/12
                                The Burroughs Homestead provided my family with an amazing home base in Roxbury as we planned a large family function, a Celebration of Life for my mother in law, in the area. The setting and breathtaking views were perfect. When we stepped into the house, we were met with an inviting and tranquil atmosphere. With a spacious and well appointed kitchen, preparing meals was a lovely experience with the fruits of our labor to be shared at the rustic table in the dining room, on the front porch over looking the rolling hills, or al fresco at a cheery table in the garden. The living room provided a place to rest and unwind with plush couches, settees, and armchairs before the TV or woodstove. All three bathrooms contained everything one could possibly need including locally crafted soaps to be enjoyed in the large showers or clawfooted bathtub. And the bedrooms - each one beautifully arranged and decorated - were comfortable, airy, with more than enough space for storage. Each was a relaxing oasis! Our family's favorite spot was the front porch that afforded priceless views and opportunities for endless conversations. The proprietor's attention to detail in design, ammenities, and comfort of the guests is remarkable. It is obvious that much thought was put into insuring that guests would have a memorable experience even down to the felted hangers in the closets. The proprietor was terrific to work with always prompt in responding to questions and the personal note and samples of local products that greeted us were much appreciated! Being in the Burroughs Homestead made our time in Roxbury a complete joy and and we have already begun plans for our next stay.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                              • Perfection

                                Perfection

                                • Guest Anne (Nantucket, MA)
                                • Date of stay 05/23/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/09/12
                                Our stay at the Burrough's Homestead was perfection. It was my mother's 90th birthday. We spent most of the week reminiscing on the front porch looking over the mountains and sky. Her childhood farm was in front of us, over the hill and we listened to wonderful stories. Perfect location! The view is incredible with no houses to disturb the landscape in any direction. The kitchen was a delight to use, and very well equipped. The colors, the furnishings, the accents combine to create an elegance in a casual setting. The property was very clean and well maintained. The amenities are first rate from the comfortable furniture to monogrammed linens. The all-around ease of the house allowed us to be together or not. We loved the porch and spent alot of time on it. The house works well for a large group. We had 8 people. The walks were special to Boyhood Rock and I read almost all of a biography of John Burroughs. The trip to Kirkside Park and Shepard Golf Course was also a highlight. I highly recommend this house to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing vacation in the mountains.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: I believe the recommendation of pet-friendly was made in error; we do not permit pets.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              2014 Off-Peak
                              Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $300 $550
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,550
                              2014 Peak
                              May 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $330 $600
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,650

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning $220 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 8%

                              Notes:

                              $220/$250 cleaning fee per rental or once per each week of rental, depending on size of party, length of stay, and holiday. Rental and cleaning fees are subject to sales tax (Delaware County).

                              A minimum deposit of at least 20% of rental fee is required to secure reservation.

                              Rental is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 occupants. No smoking; no pets. See website for more information.

                              For the full rate schedule, please see www.burroughshomestead.com Rates and availability are subject to change and nothing contained in this listing shall constitute an offer to rent. Direct communication with owner is required.


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                              • Burroughs Homestead (ca. 1850) May 2012

                                Burroughs Homestead (ca. 1850) May 2012

                              • View from the front porch looking southeast.

                                View from the front porch looking southeast.

                              • View from upper field.

                                View from upper field.

                              • Kitchen-Great Room

                                Kitchen-Great Room

                              • Kitchen - second oven located in peninsula.

                                Kitchen - second oven located in peninsula.

                              • Master bedroom (Queen) with en suite bathroom.

                                Master bedroom (Queen) with en suite bathroom.

                              • Den

                                Den

                              • Second floor Queen bedroom.

                                Second floor Queen bedroom.

                              • Loft bedroom (Twin) (completely private).

                                Loft bedroom (Twin) (completely private).

                              • First floor Queen bedroom.

                                First floor Queen bedroom.

                              • First floor bathroom with tub-shower.

                                First floor bathroom with tub-shower.

                              • Dining outdoors.

                                Dining outdoors.

                              • John Burroughs in front of the Old Home.

                                John Burroughs in front of the Old Home.

                              • View from the front porch looking northeast.

                                View from the front porch looking northeast.

                              • Dining table, seats 10.

                                Dining table, seats 10.

                              • Kitchen-Great Room with Tulikivi wood-burning stove.

                                Kitchen-Great Room with Tulikivi wood-burning stove.

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Master bathroom.

                                Master bathroom.

                              • Living room with wood burning stove, tv

                                Living room with wood burning stove, tv

                              • Second floor hall bath.

                                Second floor hall bath.

                              • Barn with separate storage shed for your sports equipment.

                                Barn with separate storage shed for your sports equipment.

                              • Two lockable storage cages for bikes, skis, golf clubs. Please bring padlock(s).

                                Two lockable storage cages for bikes, skis, golf clubs. Please bring padlock(s).

                              • Driveway approach.

                                Driveway approach.

                              $300 - $600 per night (USD)
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                              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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