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Private and Romantic Catskill Getaway!!!

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Last updated: 03/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

GO TO YOUTUBE AND PUT IN "DRYDEN BROOK FARM" TO SEE VIDEOS OF OUR PROPERTY


IF YOU FIND LOWER RATES ON ANOTHER RENTAL SITE, WE WILL HONOR LOWER RATE

Come and enjoy our "OFF THE GRID" Catskill Mountain retreat. Private, extremely quiet, 36 acre farm with 1800's farmhouse, chicken coup (with self fed and watered chickens, and huge post and beam barn. The property has a mountain spring (WATER CAN BE DRINKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE SPRING), spring fed, swimming pond (with small row boat) and a large year round stream with concrete bridge over to barn. Guests also have access to the Walton Town Pool. We also have a volleyball and bad-mitten set up for your enjoyment. If Art is your thing, then sit on the bridge overlooking our year round running stream and paint the barn or landscape (or just sit and listen to the sound of the water running down the stream/brook). One can fish either in our private stocked pond, trout filled stream, neighboring Cannonsville reservoir (LARGE ROW BOAT PROVIDED AT RESERVOIR FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE), or on the world famous Delaware River (OUR POND BOAT IS ALSO FOR USE AT THE RIVER). The property also has separate campsites, one at the top of our mountain boasting a panoramic view of the Catskill Mountains, spectacular sunsets, and valley below. Camp outs work great at these spots or just let the kids have some fun camping outside or running around. Guests tell us their stay at the farm was one of FIRST TIMES IN A LONG TIME THE KIDS RAN, PLAYED AND EXPLORED RATHER THAN SIT ON THE COMPUTER. Best of all, our farm borders (with right of way from our property) New York City's huge Cannonsville Reservoir offering thousands of additional acres for recreation. IN ADDITION, THE FAMOUS MAINTAINED FINGER LAKES TRAIL SYSTEM COMES RIGHT DOWN TO THE FARM. The entire farm will be for your personal use as no one else is on the property. The reservoir itself is walking distance from the house. This reservoir offers excellent fishing, either from the shore or from our own boat. The Cannonsville Reservoir is also open to sailing, canoeing, and Kayaking. At night, sit by our huge fire ring, look up at the stars and Milky Way, and you’ll think you’re in a planetarium. Roasting marshmallows, making SMORES, or just cooking on a real wood fire in our huge charcoal grill are favorite past-times for our guests. We also have a gas grill (or smoker grill) if one prefers. On Spring nights, our pond comes alive with the serene sound of peepers which will lull you to sleep. During the day, kids love to catch frogs in our pond (there are thousands!) Or just sit by (or on the bridge above) our year round running brook and listen to the water flow down to the reservoir. The farm is truly a beautiful place to stay. Bird watching and wildlife photography is also a favorite past- time at the Farm with Bald Eagles (we have one guest who returns every year to watch the Bald Eagles fish along the stream behind the house), Blue Herons, Wild Turkey, deer, and other wildlife regularly seen. Inside the home, make yourself comfortable with a game room (pool and ping pong table), stocked modern kitchen, wood stove, screened in porch, four bedrooms (large master bedroom on the main floor), open living room with exposed wooden hand-hewn beams, as well as knotty pine throughout. Cozy up to the wood fire and read a book (many games, books, magazines etc. provided for your use) or sip some hot chocolate as you watch the snow falling gently on the fields. Although the farm is isolated, there is free wireless internet (no code required), free coast to coast long distance telephone, as well as 2 satellite televisions (including a 55 inch HDTV in master bedroom). The house also comes with a water cooler (hot and cold) as well as a Keurig Coffee Maker (pods sold at our local supermarket). There is also a Farberware coffee percolator as well as a drip coffee maker for your use. Air conditioning units are in all bedrooms.



------LONG TERM RENTALS CONSIDERED AT A REDUCED FEE----

A deposit of $200 is required to reserve property. Balance is due upon arrival. OWNER MEETS ALL GUESTS AND SHOWS THEM AROUND PROPERTY. If emergency comes up and you cannot rent property, the deposit can be applied to another rental date (based on availability and within one year of original rental date).

A $200 Security deposit is required and fully refundable after departure. We hold (do not deposit) this separate check. It is either returned to guest or destroyed by owner one week after rental is complete. WE REGULARLY WAIVE THE DAMAGE DEPOSIT FOR FREQUENTLY RETURNING GUESTS (YES, WE HAVE MANY).

AS YOU ENTER THE HOUSE, THERE IS A LIST ON THE WALL OF PLACES TO EAT, THINGS TO DO, AND SPECIAL SITES TO VISIT. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH PLACE/SITE IS PROVIDED.

GO TO YOUTUBE AND PUT IN "DRYDEN BROOK FARM" TO SEE VIDEOS OF THE PROPERTY

There is also an $135 cleaning fee as well as a 2 percent Delaware County sales tax. The house will be professionally cleaned prior to your arrival (including all beds made, linens cleaned etc.).



===45 MINUTES FROM WALTON TO EXCELLENT WINTER DOWNHILL SKIING SUCH AS BELLAYRE MOUNTAIN IN THE NORTHERN CATSKILLS OR ELK MOUNTAIN IN PENNSYLVANIA.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/02/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Pool and ping pong table...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wide Screen 50 inch HDTV in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    2 large flat screens....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Large stream in backyard, spring fed pond...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    In all bedrooms....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat, wood stove, and stove in master bedroom ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    texting only...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Several...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo by barn/stream...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawns and pastures...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Several including a very large stone charcoal/wood grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning and laundry $135
  • Tax Rate 2%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Walton, NY
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hancock, NY
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 17 exit 87a Hancock, Cadosia
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Walton, NY
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Elk Mountain Resort

Car: Necessary

One hour drive to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.

Abuts marked finger lakes trail system.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: My wife and I bought this property in 2007 as a weekend vacation spot. My wife is a teacher and I am a psychologist. We have been enjoying the farm since we purchased this great property. We have improved greatly on the property and friends have told us what a great place the farm would be to rent. We decided then to share our vacation spot with others and have never looked back.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/02/2017

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Photos

  • Barn and stream in Winter

    Barn and stream in Winter

  • Half of living room

    Half of living room

  • Christmas at Dryden Brook

    Christmas at Dryden Brook

  • Barn in Winter

    Barn in Winter

  • Half of living room with pine covered cathedral ceilings

    Half of living room with pine covered cathedral ceilings

  • Cathedral ceiling above living room with window

    Cathedral ceiling above living room with window

  • Pool table with ping pong conversion

    Pool table with ping pong conversion

  • The Overlook Campsite with Christmas Trees and Endless View

    The Overlook Campsite with Christmas Trees and Endless View

  • Large bedroom with queen bed

    Large bedroom with queen bed

  • One of our smaller bedrooms with one twin bed.

    One of our smaller bedrooms with one twin bed.

  • Master bedroom with king bed, 50 incn HD television, and gas fireplace/stove

    Master bedroom with king bed, 50 incn HD television, and gas fireplace/stove

  • Enjoy your coffee sitting by the brook

    Enjoy your coffee sitting by the brook

  • Fully Stocked Kitchen

    Fully Stocked Kitchen

  • Our Barn in Winter

    Our Barn in Winter

  • Some of our chickens in Summer. They lay white,  brown, and even BLUE fresh eggs

    Some of our chickens in Summer. They lay white, brown, and even BLUE fresh eggs

  • A bald eagle fishes the stream behind the house

    A bald eagle fishes the stream behind the house

  • Left half of living room with sunken wood stove

    Left half of living room with sunken wood stove

  • Winter view over stream to one of our pastures

    Winter view over stream to one of our pastures

  • Wildflowers at the Farm

    Wildflowers at the Farm

  • Farm House in Summer

    Farm House in Summer

  • View of house from pond/barn area

    View of house from pond/barn area

  • Our "Zodiac Bedroom" with a twin and full bed.

    Our "Zodiac Bedroom" with a twin and full bed.

  • Enjoy our gazebo by the brook

    Enjoy our gazebo by the brook

  • Fall at the farm

    Fall at the farm

VRBO #261117

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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