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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.
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
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
Floor and tub newly tiled in 2013 plus new sink and fixtures...moreless
New Years 2014 Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2015 9 night min stay
$950 flat fee
Winter 2015 Jan 5 - May 1, 2015 2 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Martin Luther King Weekend Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015 4 night min stay
$595 flat fee
Presidents Day Weekend Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015 4 night min stay
$595 flat fee
Spring 2015 May 2 - Jun 27, 2015 2 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 28 - Sep 7, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall 2015 Sep 8 - Jan 2, 2016 2 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2015 Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2015 7 night min stay
$950 flat fee
Christmas 2015 Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015 8 night min stay
$950 flat fee
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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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
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.