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
- Min 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:
- Aug 13, 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 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful farm house
It rained our whole visit, but the farmhouse was a perfect place to enjoy indoor time. As a southerner I was concerned with no central air, but the hot muggy days we perfect with the window units and fans. We loved the space, the proximity to my inlaws, we did wedding prep for my niece, it couldn't have been more perfect!
Perfect place for family gathering
I can't express how much we loved staying here. The house is incredibly spacious, the kitchen has everything anyone could possibly need. The grounds are lovely. We had so much fun that we're already talking about coming back. In this day and age, it's really something when your kids rave about a place with no TV! There is wireless, so you're not off the grid, but it's just so pretty that you spend hours enjoying the outside spaces without even noticing the time passing.
Thanks so much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and you are most welcome to come back!
We wanted lots of space and bathrooms. House fit the bill.
We love old houses. This was spacious and kitchen was well supplied. We do wish the pool had been open.
Thanks for your review. We do try to keep the pool open and as nice as possible, but we have more time to take care of it in July and August. We hope you were able to enjoy the gardens at least.
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!
Thanks! We look forward to your return
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.
Thanks so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. We'd love to welcome you back any time!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.