About the property
- Farmhouse1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
3 bdrm, 2 bath historic farmhouse w/ classic front porch,swimming pool 3 acres
SUMMER IN 2018 IS HAPPENING NOW! BOOK YOUR SUMMER GETAWAY NOW!
ENJOY THE NEW MEDITATION GARDEN!
Wide plank pine floors, rustic ceiling beams and painted wainscoting. Welcome to Haywood Farm House, an 1880s home recently lovingly restored 1800 square foot home nestled on three quiet wood filled acres.
This is the perfect vacation home for families looking to get out of the city for a week of farmhouse living, Hudson Valley sightseeing and splashing in the swimming pool!
After you exit off the 87 Thruway (just 90 minutes from NYC!), you’ll drive 7 minutes through apple orchards and horse farms before arriving at our front door. The flagstone steps will lead you to one of the best features of the house: the long classic front porch complete with rocking chairs which makes the perfect setting for a glass of lemonade or morning coffee while you admire the views.
Step into the house and back in time onto the original wood plank floors throughout recently restored to their former glory and the original ceiling beams featured on the ground floor. The owners selected a neutral color palette throughout the home so that the rustic features of the house and the natural beauty of the surrounding land would stand out. In most rooms you will find fresh cut flowers and greenery selected for your arrival!
The large eat in kitchen with original farmhouse ceiling beams, farmhouse sink, soapstone countertops and custom built reclaimed pine wood kitchen island (with vintage 1930s factory stools) will inspire you to bake a pie with some local fruit. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a pancake griddle, waffle maker, crockpot, Kitchenaid mixer and Cuisinart food processer. The kitchen also features a gallery of original photographs of the home and property from the 1920s when it was a working farm. Just off the kitchen is the sunroom dining gallery with its beautiful views and skylights. You’ll want to dine with friends at the custom made 10 foot oak dining table locally crafted from reclaimed oak wood. The table seats 8 in oversized Windsor chairs. The dining area also features a separate sitting area with club chairs.
The gracious living room has a beautiful fireplace and oversized flanking couches around a custom barn door coffee table. You will also find a cozy wingback reading chair nook and a 42 inch flat screen television with cable, HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. There is strong wireless internet throughout the home and on the rear deck.
Just off the living room is the newly renovated master suite with a wood vaulted ceiling and wrap around wood paneling below the windows. There is queen size farmhouse bed, mid century style brass globe lights, industrial iron side tables, a seating area and a photo gallery of West Point football players from the 1930s. The master suite also features five antique carriage doors shipped in from a Chicago estate. The master bathroom has a beautiful 66 inch pedestal bathtub and a 50 inch long vessel sink locally crafted in the Hudson Valley from Vermont Danby marble sitting on 1930s style stainless steel laboratory vanity.
Upstairs is a romantic iron bed guest room with cathedral ceilings and a skylight. The guest room features beautiful turn of the century hand stitched crewel textiles and a vintage chaise lounge and Victorian chair. Across the hall is the “Farm Fifties” den (and third bedroom) with a skylight, mid century furnishings and atomic draperies from the 1950s. There's a collection of vintage board games (plus Scrabble and Taboo!) , a 32 inch flat screen television with Amazon Prime programming, a stainless mini fridge and a Keurig coffee maker and complimentary K cups. A newly renovated bathroom sits between the upstairs bedrooms. You will find a vintage style pedestal sink, a soaker tub and a vintage bullet light medicine cabinet. A full washer and dryer are on the premises.
There are also 4 Sonos speakers throughout the house. You can download the app from Sonos.com and stream music!
Just off of the dining room/sun room is a two tier wooden deck with a Frontgate dining table seating 8 with a 9 foot market umbrella. The upper deck tier has Adirondack chair seating.
The 18 x 34 in ground swimming pool (OPEN MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15; separate pool cleaning fee during this period) features four luxurious loungers with striped market umbrellas and a seating area with a three seater sofa and flanking club chairs and coffee table. There are also beach balls, pool floats and beach towels for your use as well as a Weber charcoal grill with charcoal chimney and barbecue tools.
The grounds are beautifully landscaped and feature lush plantings, greenery, trees and flowers where bird and deer sightings are in full force. (lots of red cardinals this year and butterflies in the butterfly bushes). The poolside garden features a grove of peonies which are a vibrant pink in June!
This past year the owners installed an impressive meditation garden tucked in the woods featuring natural big boulders and a variety of plants such as hostas, ferns, cleome, daisies, sedum, astilbe, beauty berry, ornamental grasses, goldenrods, andromeda, begonias as well as Aspen trees, Thuga trees and a Cherry tree. Always a cool spot on a hot summer day!
On the overlook above the garden, you can relax in the newly acquired handmade Adirondack style two seater swing! Just off of the shade garden are handmade Adirondack chairs with footstools constructed from original wood of the house reclaimed during renovations.
You will find restaurants, grocery stores and other services 7 minutes away in New Paltz and 5 minutes away in Rosendale. The location of the property makes it ideal for a weeklong family vacation with an easy commute for any family members working in NYC as a Trailsways bus stop is close by (and the bus makes the trip in 90 minutes with no stops!).
All rentals are for the entirety of the house, swimming pool and grounds and include utilities. Haywood Farmhouse is the quintessential 'farm house in the country' experience. As the owners say "It's definitely a home where you kick off your shoes for a week, open the windows and enjoy the fresh country air. We are so delighted our guests have found the farmhouse to be the treasure that it is!
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Why Owner chose Rifton
The owners had long been drawn to the beauty of the Hudson Valley with its lush landscapes, apple orchards and working farms. Once they saw the historical beams and planks in this 130 year old farmhouse, they knew this would be the perfect peaceful home on which to place their personal design stamp while honoring the home's farming history. Those elements combined with the area's friendly and warm people have made this the perfect Hudson Valley getaway!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Country living with easy access to NYC. The best of both worlds!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A charming country retreat!
Haywood Farmhouse is the perfect setting for a long weekend in the Hudson Valley! While it is in a quiet and peaceful location, this charming house was convenient to restaurants and attractions of the area.
Beautifully renovated and restored with lovely gardens, this house is ready for the likes of the glossy magazines. However, this home evokes a warm
and easy going style. We loved the manner in which antique elements were used in unique and creative ways, particularly the use of unusual old doors.
Haywood House was comfortable throughout - sun porch during the day, cosy living room, with a snug gas fireplace, in the evening! We look forward to return trips to Haywood Farmhouse!
Janet, so glad you and your family had a lovely fall weekend and that you enjoyed the farmhouse! We look forward to welcoming you back!
Great stay at a beautiful house
We had the best weekend here! The house was clean and decorated so beautifully. It had everything you could need.
We had coffee every morning on the porch and hung out every afternoon in the sprawling yard.
We will be back.
Great vacation and host!
This place is beautiful! We had so much fun exploring the area and playing by the pool and in the lovely gardens. Sean is great host-- giving us all sorts of day trip tips and making sure everything was set for our arrival. Don't miss going to Brooklyn Cider house for weekend wood fire pizza in an amazing setting. What a fantastic house and setting!
So glad you and your family had a great time and thank you for being such great guests! The farmhouse has many great orchards and farmstands nearby. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy some. It's one of our favorite things to do in the area. Please come back for a return visit soon!
A beautiful property. Well appointed. Great communication. The owner was flexible, thoughtful and easy to work with. We had two families with kids sharing the house for a few days over the July 4th weekend. We spent most of the days splashing around in their beautiful in-ground pool, which was a must for our group due to the heat and the kiddos love of swimming. It was great that we could put the kids to bed upstairs and then have the adults hang out downstairs laughing and making noise without disturbing their sleep. The Master bedroom is really lovely. I slept like a rock. If you care about design and details, then you will appreciate this property. This rental delivered exactly what we were looking for: comfort, privacy, charm and a "good hang." We barely left the house so I'm not sure about the surrounding area. I will probably rent this place again in the future. Thanks a million.
Greg, we were so happy to welcome you and your family and friends and delighted you enjoyed your stay at the farmhouse! We think it's a special place too! Hope you can come back and visit us again. (There's so many wonderful sights to visit in the Hudson Valley within a 30 minute radius of the farmhouse!)
Fab Country Home, Fab Vacation!
The Haywood Farmhouse is a meticulously renovated and decorated older country home located in a bucolic setting close to NYC in the Hudson Valley. The restoration undertaken here is an obvious labor of love, and the owners have quite successfully maintained the intimate and authentic feel of the original century plus old house while adding up to date modern amenities such as the new master bath and bedroom expansion. The decoration also pays homage to the period feel of the house, with great attention to detail paid to the furnishings which are a mix of modern and antique and are exceptionally complimentary to the overall ambience. All of this adds up to a supremely inviting and aesthetically pleasing home which is perfect for relaxing and decompressing from the stresses of city life. Equally engaging are the beautifully landscaped grounds and pool which allow for an easy connection to nature as well as the option for recreational play and exercise. My family and I spent nine days and nights here and had an absolutely terrific time, venturing out occasionally to the farm stands and scenic drives near by, but mostly lying low and relaxing in the sun room and the deck or swimming in the solar heated pool (which, by the way, saved us hundreds of dollars in the heating fuel costs we've incurred at pools without solar heating in other houses we've rented). In addition, the owner was extremely communicative and responsive to our questions and concerns, and added welcoming touches such as fresh flowers and bottled water next to the beds.
If you are choosing to rent a classic country home for your Hudson Valley getaway, the Haywood Farmhouse should be at the top of your list. I can give it my highest recommendation!
Rereading your review from last year 2016! Thanks so much and so glad you were able to join us again for summer 2017!
A lovely home, great stay
This is a lovely home, with a tasteful mix of contemporary/modern and antique country with vintage pop culture splashes (great vintage board games!).
It is an older home, but the master suite was completely redone and there is a beautiful master bath with a large tub/shower.
The pool is an in ground pool and there is nice deck with lounge chairs and umbrellas as well as a weber charcoal grill.
My daughters fear of bugs (city kids!) was overcome by her joy of the pool. Our girls swam pretty much all day.
We also found nice farmers store for some great fresh produce and we had a great bbq. It's a big plus that the home is so close to NYC.
Haywood Farmhouse offers you one of the best locations in the Hudson Valley just off the 87 Thruway. New Paltz is just 7 minutes away where you will find restaurants, grocery stores and services in a cute bohemian village setting that serves as a gateway to apple orchards and farmers markets. The nearby villages of Rosendale, High Falls and Stoneridge are definitely worth a visit for their charms, restaurants and shops. You will love the drive dotted with stone houses. For nature lovers, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail offers more than 12 miles of linear park connecting Gardiner and Rosendale and the to the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world's tallest and longest pedestrian walkway, connecting the Hudson Valley Rail Trail on the west side of the Hudson to the Dutchess County Rail Trail on the east side. The beautiful Shawangunk Ridge offers a host of trail options for hikers and bicyclists with some of the best views in the Hudson Valley. Bonticou Crag in the Mohonk Preserve, Skytop on the grounds of the world-renowned, 140-year-old Mohonk Mountain House resort, Awosting Falls in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve and the Ice Caves in Sam’s Point Preserve are just a taste of what the Shawangunk Ridge has to offer. For rock climbers, ‘The Gunks’ are the single busiest climbing destination in North America. New Paltz and the surrounding region is a terrific jumping off point for the Catskills as well! In winter, ski enthusiasts can explore Hunter Mountain, Belleayre Mountain and Windham. And just over the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie you can visit Franklin D. Roosevelt's Springwood estate and Presidential Library, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-kill Cottage and the Vanderbilt mansion, all in Hyde Park. Just further north of Hyde Park is the elegant village of Rhinebeck. And just south of Hyde Park is Samuel Morses's beautiful Locust Grove estate in Poughkeepsie.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable security deposit depending on length of stay. Bookings for summer 2017 are nonrefundable. Pool cleaning fee of $60.00 per stays of one week or less during summer months