Relax in our large living room, watch birds from the kitchen, hike our field and forest behind, visit Finger Lakes Wine Country, Ski at Greek Peak, explore Ithaca and all the lovely waterfalls ... Grab ice cream down the street at the neighborhood spot. This house has two large living rooms, two porches, a greenhouse, and a lovely garden. Plenty of space for your whole family. Only a short drive to Ithaca, Owego, Cortland, wine country. Finger Lakes Land Trust preserve adjacent, and many trails start in the backyard.
- House2700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
5+ bedroom, 2+ bathroom, spacious, 90 acres of woods with hiking trails
Joan and Leo Macdonald
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
About Joan and Leo Macdonald
We are both scientists (a chemist and a geoscientist). We have two daughters, two dogs, and a bunch of chickens (not at this location). We grew up in the Finger Lakes region and really enjoy spending time hiking, wading, fishing and exploring here. The farmhouse is new to us, and we've tried to fix it up for your family and ours to enjoy.
Joan and Leo Macdonald purchased this House in 2016
Why Joan and Leo Macdonald chose Richford
This beautiful old farmhouse has a field and a very large forested tract behind it. We originally got it because we wanted the open space, but the house and garden are really nice to hang out in. There are a lot of old logging/hiking trails to explore and an old cabin that you can access by arrangement. Our property backs up against a wildlife preserve owned by the Finger Lakes Land Trust. Hiking there is also allowed. The cabin is not ready to stay in yet. There is also a private pool in the back yard. It is fenced and fairly private, but not heated.
What makes this House unique
Convenient to nearby colleges and university (Cortland, Ithaca College, Cornell, Binghamton), Greek Peak, kayaking/canoeing/fishing, Finger Lakes waterfalls, trails, wine country ... There is a (seasonal) ice cream store 2 blocks away, a local diner, and state land and Finger Lakes Land Trust Preserve.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
What a Wonderful Home!
Our family gathered from all over and enjoyed a week at this delightful farmhouse. The layout is great! The high ceilings are amazing. The kitchen is so well stocked with everything you could ask for. Located close to Ithaca, Cortland, Owego, and Whitney Point. We will definitely be back! Owners are very accommodating and friendly. Thank you so much!
Charming, quiet, and happily well-stocked!
We cannot say enough good things about the owners, Joan and Leo. They were so responsive from our initial contact and provided us with such a positive experience!
The house is huge! And charming! The bedrooms have lots of comfy beds and the bathrooms are large and warm. We rented the home for a sisters’ weekend away and it was the perfect backdrop to relaxation and reconnecting. I have never stayed at a home that had such amazing supplies and staples right off the bat- sugar, tea, coffee, herbs, oatmeal, etc.
really a nice touch and so welcome. The common spaces like the dining room, kitchen and living room are all spacious, yet cozy too. We played numerous games of trivial pursuit around the dining room table and we plan on going back for additional tournaments. 😃�
I would highly recommend the property (great hiking trails right behind) and the lovely owners, the MacDonalds. Perfect distance from Ithaca.
Girl's Winery Weekend
The Old Vintage Farmhouse was a lovely getaway for eight women. The house had a great deal of room and sleeping space for all. The kitchen was large and provided all the amenities. The favorite area was the rustic sunroom that over looked the backyard and all of the wild flowers.
The house did need a little more lighting and a few more mirrors would have helped with our group but we would definitely return.
Thanks so much for your visit and feedback and helpful suggestions. We just added several mirrors, and we'll work on getting a few more, along with additional lamps.
Love the unique style and feel of the house. Comfy beds. It's near all sorts of small towns.
The house itself is beautiful- love the style and all the space. Plenty of beds and they were extremely comfy. I was concerned with the yard, however. There was a lot of old metal items and downed trees or branches all over the yard. I thought I'd be able to let my 2 ½ grandson play outdoors and even brought his little drive on motorcycle. I couldn't let him go in the yard at all due to the items in the yard. We went to many places nearby where he and we had so much fun so that the yard disappointing us was not such a big deal. I loved the convenience to nearby small towns and attractions and parks so the house was great for us. We were sad the pinball machine did not work as the description said it did. We were all looking forward to it. A smart tv would have been nice and put in the description so we could have brought some DVDs to keep our grandson happier in the house instead of running around and up and down the steps. (The fact he ran is not the owners' fault - he's 2, almost 3, that's what 2 year olds do). Overall, we enjoyed our stay in the house and, with cleaning up the yard, we would recommend it to friends with young kids or grandkids. Thanks for use of your home.
Thanks for your suggestions. I wonder if you found the nice playground down the street? We've added a barbeque and garden/porch seating, and we're sorry that the lawn ornaments weren't great for your grandson. We are continually trying to make it nicer for guests of all ages.