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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Greenwood house description

If you want to stay in a breathtakingly beautiful place in New York's Southern Tier come stay here. We have 70 acres on a hilltop, down gravel roads in one of the most beautiful parts of the East. You cannot see another house from the property - just lovely views into the valley and across onto other hilltops. The quiet is a presence that you can feel and gives you a deep sense of relaxation. The seventy acres is a combination of woods, hay fields, yard, and meadows with a spring fed pond that is wonderful to sit by and offers fantastic views across the valley. There is a dock for swimming, fish/aquatic fowl to watch, and a mini-wetlands at one end with cattails and lilies. You frequently see groundhogs, deer, hawks, and occasionally, hear coyotes in the distance.

The farm house is from the 1870s with two living rooms, tile kitchen with a modern antique gas stove, rear facing entry room with picture window for wildlife observation, enclosed front sunroom, bath, and 4 bedrooms on the second floor. It has a southern exposure for great light, plenty of tall windows to catch the breezes, and the cool hill top to keep you comfortable all through the summer. At night the stars are glorious and you rarely see a man made light.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Main renter must be 25 or older...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Only well behaved non-shedding small to medium dogs....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bunkbed Room: 2 twin/ single

                Bunk Beds...moreless

              • Master Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 4: 1 double


              • The bedroom with bunk beds has to be entered through the master bedroom. There are also two rollaway beds for use on the first floor for those that can't manage the stairs to the second floor bedrooms or to add a third bed to one of the master bedrooms....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Floor and tub newly tiled in 2013 plus new sink and fixtures...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                New Bathroom added in 2006....moreless


              • Books:

                Large assortment of mysteries, novels, and books on history plus the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                DISH Network...moreless

              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Fair number of DVD's with many classics and TV series like The Wire....moreless


                  • Away From It All


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View
                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Gas Hot Air on First Floor Individually controlled electric baseboard heat on the second floor....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Luxury Linens in the master bedrooms...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove:

                    Franklin Stove...moreless


                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Drip, French Press, and Melitta filter cones...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Set of Calphalon Cookware plus non stick baking pans for bread, cakes, and pie....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Two complete sets of china....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Also with a separate broiler and warming compartment....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Spices, teas, cooking and salad oils, vinegars, oatmeal, flour, rice, sugar, and more....moreless


                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Swing on apple tree, Badminton, Croquet...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber Charcoal grill and wood burning fire pit....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Four Pairs of Snow Shoes, toboggan, and sled....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Various inner tubes, spaghettis, and rafts...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Large Spring fed beautiful cool pond for swimming. Dock. Wide grassy area with chairs for relaxing and enjoying the beatiful view of the hills and valleys....moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


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                          from 14 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Fall 2014
                          Sep 2 - Jan 4, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $800 $2,500
                          Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2014
                          8 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          New Years 2014
                          Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2015
                          9 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          Winter 2015
                          Jan 5 - May 1, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $675 $1,950

                          Changeover Day: Friday

                          Martin Luther King Weekend
                          Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
                          4 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          Presidents Day Weekend
                          Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015
                          4 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          Spring 2015
                          May 2 - Jun 27, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $850 $2,500
                          Summer 2015
                          Jun 28 - Sep 7, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,150 $3,750

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Fall 2015
                          Sep 8 - Jan 2, 2016
                          2 night min stay
                          $800 $2,500
                          Thanksgiving 2015
                          Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          Christmas 2015
                          Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
                          8 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $675 $1,950

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Extra People over 6 $0
                          • Processing Cancellation $0
                          • Pet Fee $35
                          • Taxes Not included


                          Damage deposit is mailed within 7 days of the end of the rental. Cancellations within 60 days of the start of the rental forfeit 1/2 the rental amount.

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                          Last updated: 12/01/2014
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                            "What can I rate this for--getting mulch to keep the garden weeds down and hay to protect the..."

                          • Valley Grill

                            "Valley grill is in Canisteo and the nearest place for breakfast and lunch--no dinner served...."

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                          • Wegmans Hornell

                          • Wegmans

                            "Most convenient Wegmans to shop in as you come into Greenwood from the east. Plus more vari..."

                          • Corning Museum of Glass

                            "Wonderful place to visit but particularly as a day trip on a rainy day."

                          • International Museum-Ceramic

                            "Interesting but small museum--nice activity along with a visit to Alfred University"

                          • Twin Hickory Golf Club

                            "This is the nearest golf course."

                          • Ski Denton

                            "This is 40 miles away"

                          • Swain Ski Center

                            "One of the two nearest ski resorts--37 miles away."

                          • Jeff Circle C Stables Inc

                            "Nice stables"

                          • L'Italia Restaurant

                            "Very nice restaurant--you could be dining in an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia or NYC."

                          • Wellsville Creative Arts Center

                            "Nice Live entertainment plus art classes, exhibits, and a fun cafe/coffee shop inside. Chec..."

                          • Andover House

                            "Nice homey antiques store--specializing in ceramics--open weekends. The owners have full ti..."

                          49 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Corning Elmira Regional Airport
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Hornell Golf Club
                          88 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Amtrak Rochester, NY
                          19 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Interstate 86 N. Hornell, NY
                          41 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Denton Ski Resort, Coudersport, PA
                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Keuka Lake State Park

                          Car: Necessary

                          Well what do you want to do? The farm itself offers wonderful relaxation if you just want to read, relax, write, and talk. Walking around the property or venturing further along the dirt roads gives plenty of exercise and scenic views of farms and nature. It is a great place for bike riding with your choice of flat or steep and there are plenty of spots for canoeing in the region. Within 10 miles the Amish have developed a thriving community and you have an opportunity to visit 6 wood shops to buy furniture, numerous sawmills (if you do your own projects), a quilt maker, a cheese dairy, or to shop in one of their farm stores and buy handmade home accessories, baked goods, and mechanical toys you have not seen since childhood.

                          Other Activities: Snowshoeing


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: I'm retired working 25 hours a week at a fitness center which is a surprise as I started my career at one also. I spent 25 years in department and specialty store retailing as a merchant. I have two lovely daughters who at 36 and 33 still love the farm. I live in Philadelphia and only wish Greenwood could be as isolated as it is but less than 300 miles away. But I am very happy that 8 years ago I realized the farm was too special and beautiful not to share with others so my too infrequent trips could be balanced with others pleasure. I do hope that you will try it also.

                          Why the Owner Chose Greenwood:
                          I wanted a place that was not now, and would not any time soon, become a vacation mecca. With Pittsburgh at 250 miles, Cleveland 275, and DC, Philadelphia, and NYC at 300 Greenwood was perfect. But what struck me was the ad description--organic garden, fruit trees, spring fed pond, updated 1870's farm house, and 70 acres of fields and woods. Another important reason was my Dad (99 now) grew up in the depression and remembers how people in the country in Minnesota got by a bit easier than those in the cities. He wanted a country farm so together we bought one. But those are all secondary to my first visit. I drove down lovely gravel roads (who knew New York State even had any) wondering if I was in the right place. After two miles and no houses for what seemed like forever, I came upon this vision of country loveliness at the farm. The owner had not arrived yet so I sat down at the picnic table. There was beauty all around me and deep peace. The sound was so profound that I could hear it! Well after that I had to buy it--it took almost a year to convince everyone but when my wife say a bear run across the road on her first visit she turned to me and said 'we have to buy this place'--so that was that.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Interesting instructions/advice from HomeAway on what to say --'the little touches that made me choose this property'. There are so many--the grassy path through wild flowers leading to the pond--the rolls of hay in the fields from the harvest, the fact that there was a seasonal road coming up the hill with a beautiful curve, the 1920s combination wood and gas stove, the swing on the old apple tree (Northern Spy--good for pies and native to the region). The sun porch, the barn with its huge hand hewn beams and granary, and the fruit trees in the yard. The laundry line from the door to the top of the tree and the woodshed cobbled together with old windows and logs with their bark still on.

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                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • House in Fall

                            House in Fall

                          • View of the farmhouse and barn across the lower hayfield.

                            View of the farmhouse and barn across the lower hayfield.

                          • View West from Lower Pasture

                            View West from Lower Pasture

                          • Woodsy Stream headed down the hill--plenty of places to explore

                            Woodsy Stream headed down the hill--plenty of places to explore

                          • Kitchen


                          • Living Room Two

                            Living Room Two

                          • Second Master Bedroom with Black Cherry Bedroom Set also By Menno

                            Second Master Bedroom with Black Cherry Bedroom Set also By Menno

                          • Bunk Bedroom

                            Bunk Bedroom

                          • Looking West -- Not a Car in Sight

                            Looking West -- Not a Car in Sight

                          • Reading Nook

                            Reading Nook

                          • Morning Mist looking across the Valley

                            Morning Mist looking across the Valley

                          • February Sunrise

                            February Sunrise

                          • Old School House--Current Work Shed.  Discussing repairs with Tom and Arnie.

                            Old School House--Current Work Shed. Discussing repairs with Tom and Arnie.

                          • Living Room One

                            Living Room One

                          • Dining Room

                            Dining Room

                          • Pink Master Bedroom with Black Walnut Bedroom set made by Menno Hershberger

                            Pink Master Bedroom with Black Walnut Bedroom set made by Menno Hershberger

                          • City Poodles Like it Too!

                            City Poodles Like it Too!

                          • Porch


                          • Spring Fed Pond  Great Views, Swimming, and Hanging Out

                            Spring Fed Pond Great Views, Swimming, and Hanging Out

                          VRBO #68494

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                          $96 - $250 per night (USD)

                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 12/01/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                          Member since: 2005
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Calendar last updated: 12/01/2014
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