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'Spruce Lake Farm' 52-acre log home estate with private 7-acre lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,100 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeps 14, and the perfect wedding venue!

This spacious, elegant, lakefront log home sits tucked away on a secluded 52-acre mountain retreat, surrounded by hundreds of acres of publicly-owned forest and rolling hills. The house looks out onto a beautiful, private 7-acre lake where you can swim, boat and fish. After grilling up your dinner on the oversized deck, take a swing in the hammock and then relax in an Adirondack chair and watch the stars come out in total silence. Situated midway between Woodstock and Cooperstown, Spruce Lake Farm is 5 minutes from quaint Bovina Center, 10 minutes from a premier 18-hole golf course, and 15 minutes from supermarkets, antique shops, fine dining and boutique shopping in Andes and Delhi. Children will love the tree house, play set and beach, as well as the two rowboats and numerous forest trails. Wireless internet and satellite TV are free. Spruce Lake Farm also makes a wonderful gathering place for weddings, reunions and company retreats.

Main level: The main level of this five bedroom, four bathroom house has a wonderful open floor plan and provides the perfect space for enjoying meals, entertaining and relaxing by the huge stone fireplace. The ceilings here are 35 feet high with rustic beams and views of the lake, and overhead is a spacious loft which serves as a library, office and reading area. Also on the main level are the kitchen and dining area, a log-walled bedroom with adjacent full bathroom, a TV room with HDTV and DirecTV satellite service, and an airy sunroom and library area as you enter the house.

Upper and lower levels: The upper level of the house has three bedrooms, one of which includes a loft for extra sleeping space, and two full bathrooms. The lower level boasts a huge master bedroom with en suite full bathroom, and leads out onto a beautiful stone patio overlooking a flower rock garden. The lower level also includes a large screen HDTV, a rec room with ping pong table and foosball table, and a laundry room with two sets of high-efficiency washers and dryers.

Play area: The play area has a tree house, slide, climbing wall, cargo net, swing, tandem swing, trapeze and bench swing.

More Details

Adam Slote
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Adam, your home is a slice of heaven. We had an amazing time. You are so generous sharing it with people. I can not say enough. My only regret is that my Dad who passed in 2010 was not there. He was a Lutheran Minister but also taught dream analysis and Jungian psy. at our local universities. He would have sat next to that fire place and devoured all the books with a large glass of red bordeaux. Needless to say, the group was overwhelmed with the beauty of the home and how well the house is maintained. Great energy!! I will write a glowing review and will looking forward to returning. Thank you for your generosity.
Oct 2016
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Bovina Center Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9:00 AM / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main level, accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower level in master suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper level
  • Bathroom 1 is accessible, with a shower with built-in seat, hand rail, overhead shower head and handheld shower head. However, it is too small to accommodate a wheelchair.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level, original log walls and ceiling
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Lower level, master suite with private bath and garden
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upper level, large floor space
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upper level, view of lake
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , Upper level, with overhead loft
  • Designed to sleep up to 14 adults comfortably, with additional young children sleeping in portable cribs or co-sleeping. Bedroom 1 is on the main level and is adjacent to a full bath with a sit-down shower. The kitchen and dining areas are only 20 feet away. Bedroom 2 is the master suite or 'honeymoon' suite, with full private bath, TV and walkout to the patio and garden. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have king beds and plenty of floor space for portable cribs. Bedroom 5 has a queen bed and a twin bunk bed, plus two twin mattresses on a carpeted floor in an overhead loft area, accessible by ladder.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 26 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Free broadband wifi, no password required Free DirecTV satellite service Two large screen HDTVs Free local and long distance telephone service up to $10/stay


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'Spruce Lake Farm' 52-acre log home estate with private 7-acre lake
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 62 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Wonderful home on magnificent property

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying at Spruce Lake farm. We had 15 guests in town for a wedding and were all able to stay together in the house comfortably with the many bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen was fully stocked and the laundry machines were an incredible bonus. Of course, the property is beautiful--we loved sitting on the deck, walking the trail and taking the row boat out onto the lake. Adam was incredible helpful in arranging our stay and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westport, MA

Perfect spot for a private getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Group of 6 mature guys spending our annual summer week vacation together. Property afforded just about everything we needed - house is large, clean and well stocked. Nice combination of rustic and modern interior. Small lake perfect for swimming and fishing. Definitely a quiet, secluded location. Owner very responsive when questions arose. We had a great time even though the weather was not ideal as there is a game room and plenty of space to relax, read, play cards etc. Appreciated the fact that the TV was not in the main room so there was no temptation to turn it on when hanging about indoors. Internet worked well which these days is a must.

Gave it 4/5 stars because in our 25+ years of rentals we have had a couple places that were slightly more to our liking - lack of AC made it a little uncomfortable when humid and there is no cell phone service. You need to drive 5 minutes to top of the mountain to make calls. We were able to text from the property and there is a landline at the house which is available to tenants at no charge. So outside of these somewhat minor points, the house and surrounding property are ideal if you want to get away and have a great time. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more at Spruce Lake Farm on our weekend away. The space is large and comfortable, perfect for a bigger gathering/retreat. The house was very clean, well-stocked and a pleasure to cook in. Adam was very easy to work with and fast at responding to questions. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure. You took wonderful care of our home, which was much appreciated. Please come back anytime!
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Great time for a weekend with the boyz

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place, better than advertised. Nice secluded residence. Part sophisticated rustic, part fresh and modern. Deck area and surrounding property make great hanging out space. Adam was great to work with. Easy to contact and quick to respond to questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I'm happy you had a good time!
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Spectacular home and property!

  • 5 of 5

This property wildly exceed I and my group's and my expectations. The pictures do not do it justice. The property is sprawling and completely isolated, an amazing escape from the rush of the city. The house was very clean, spacious, well-kept, and stocked with everything we needed to stay comfortable during our stay.

Adam was a perfect host as well. He was extremely accommodating, kept in constant contact to keep me abreast of weather situations in the area, and responded promptly to any questions I had. We had actually planned on a ski retreat but were so comfortable and relaxed on the property that we did not want to leave, and spent the whole weekend around the fireplace or exploring the expansive property a bit. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a calm retreat, in fact my group and I enjoyed the stay so much that we are thinking about making it an annual trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It took me 20 hours of internet hunting to find this slice of heaven and not one moment was wasted

  • 5 of 5

It took me 20 hours of internet hunting to find this slice of heaven and not one moment was wasted. Cozy but spacious, understated but no creature comfort was denied. Oprah would be happy staying at Spruce Lake Farm. The occasion was my Mom's 85 Birthday party. My vacationing group is an Ortho surgeons dream. To date the group of 6 has had 7 hip operations, 2 knees completed and 4 more knee operations needed, couple of blood clots, bulging discs and my Senior Mother is not included in this count. I was searching for a vacation home where the group could be comfortable, entertained and able to get away from it all. Adam's house was the perfect package and went far beyond my expectations.

Bringing a good fry pan and knife are always part of my travel bag , it was not needed. The kitchen being well stocked is an understatement. There is a collection of Villeroy and Boch serving dishes that will make any foodie smile. The mattresses were wonderful. Can you imagine no one in the group complained with all those broken bodies. All got a great night sleep and of course there were numerous naps. There are two large TV sets but NOT IN THE LIVING ROOM!!! Tears of joy rain down my face. No MSNBC, Football, Dancing with the Stars or game shows in the main living area. There is a God!! The TV's are in separate parts of the building so anyone that has to connect with the crazy outside world can. That being said the internet connection was great for those of us that had to connect for work.

Four bedroom vacation homes often have inadequate seating in the living room area. One couch and one chair wasn't going to take care of my gang and sitting on the floor could have been a disaster! There is ample seating in every area of the house and deck.

Now I should share, I almost didn't rent because there are a couple of stuffed animal heads mounted in the dining room. I had been a vegetarian for 30 years and I can get a little emotional around stuffed animals. Well I decided to count the leather shoes in my closet and get over myself and I am so glad I did otherwise I would have missed the slice of heaven called the Spruce Lake Farm. Stop looking, it doesn't get better than this! And as far as the return of my security deposit. It was mailed to me within a day of our departure.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two Old Tarts
Fisk Antiques
Catskill Mountain Artisan's Guild
Cross Roads Cafe
Tuna III
Blue Bee Cafe
Stephens Antiques & Collectibles
Paisley's Country Gallery
Russell's General Store
The Andes Hotel
Brushland Eating House
"Wonderful local restaurant in Bovina Center."
Table on Ten
Peekamoose Restaurant
Hawkeye Bar & Grill
Town Tinker Tube Rental
Glimmerglass Opera
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Belleayre Ski Center
Hunter Mountain Resort
Plattekill ski resort & mountain biking
Catskill Scenic Trail
Car: necessary

Only 3 hours from New York City, the village of Bovina is midway between Woodstock and Cooperstown in the heart of the famous Catskills region.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.