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John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10 comfortably. Great room/ LR/ den.

Beautifully restored, extremely private, ca. 1850 farmhouse - John Burroughs' 'Old Home'. Unsurpassed views, hundreds of acres to explore, and many local family activities for all four seasons. The East Branch of the Delaware River flows through town; the Pepacton Reservoir is 15 minutes away. Ski Plattekill is just over the mountain; Belleayre, Hunter and Windham are within 45 minutes; Pakatakan Farmers Market; Roxbury Arts Group; and Cooperstown (National Baseball Hall of Fame - 1 hour away). Golf at Shepard Hills a stone's throw away, or at Hanah fifteen minutes away. Roscoe (fly fishing) is an hour away. Skiing, golfing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and places of great interest are all close by. The John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site (his burial place) is just up the road, adjacent to the farm, as is Woodchuck Lodge. Walk the land that inspired John Burroughs, and drink from the same spring that has supplied the house since it was built.

The Homestead has been completely updated and restored, and everything is brand new. The furnishings are all new (Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn), supplemented with a few vintage pieces. The house has a cook's kitchen/great room, with all new Bosch appliances, and a Tulikivi wood-burning stove (table seats 10). The living room has a wood-burning stove and tv (DirecTV); the den has a tv. There is wireless satellite high speed internet. Second floor laundry room has Bosch front loading (he) washer and dryer. Bed linens and towels are provided.

In addition, there is a restored shed adjacent to the barn, in which you can store your sports equipment (bikes, golf clubs); there are two 'cages' so - please bring your own padlock(s) if you wish to secure your belongings there. Brand new Weber gas grill and outdoor seating for 10.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    One step up from driveway entrance; Queen bedroom and full bath with tub/shower (no grab bars) on 1st floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Guest BR; 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Guest BR; 1st floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master BR; 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Guest BR; 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    In completely private loft....moreless

  • Ground floor has one bedroom with Queen bed; 4 other bedrooms are located on the second floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    2nd floor hall bath....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Master bedroom en suite (2nd floor)....moreless

  • All bathroom fixtures are brand new (master bath has vintage claw foot tub). Restoration Hardware vanities and hardware. All brand new Pottery Barn towels provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Completely updated and restored historic home (ca. 1850). Cook's kitchen has all new Bosch appliances with second wall oven; 4 counter stools. Kitchen/great room has soapstone wood burning stove. Living room has wood-burning stove and flat screen tv. Den has second flat screen tv. (DirecTV). All new Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn furnishings and amenities, supplemented with some vintage items....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen tvs located in living room and den. ...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Pond

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    House is located on John Burroughs' Old Clump Mountain. ...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless satellite high speed internet provided. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new Bosch dryer in separate laundry room on 2nd floor. ...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new Bosch he (front loading) washer in separate laundry room on 2nd floor....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless satellite high speed internet provided. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    (2) One in living room; one Tulikivi soapstone stove in kitchen/greatroom. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new cook's kitchen with all new Bosch appliances: dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, range, and second oven (wall). Counter with 4 stools. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Ice and water dispenser on door. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (2)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Off-Peak
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$650 $650
Fri, Sat
$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $230 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

$230/$250 cleaning fee per rental or once per each week of rental, depending on size of party, length of stay, and holiday. Rental and cleaning fees are subject to sales tax (Delaware County).

A minimum deposit of at least 20% of rental fee is required to secure reservation.

Rental is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 occupants. No smoking; no pets. See website for more information.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Photos

  • Burroughs Homestead (ca. 1850) May 2012

    Burroughs Homestead (ca. 1850) May 2012

  • View from the front porch looking southeast.

    View from the front porch looking southeast.

  • View from upper field.

    View from upper field.

  • Kitchen-Great Room

    Kitchen-Great Room

  • Kitchen - second oven located in peninsula.

    Kitchen - second oven located in peninsula.

  • Master bedroom (Queen) with en suite bathroom.

    Master bedroom (Queen) with en suite bathroom.

  • Den

    Den

  • Second floor Queen bedroom.

    Second floor Queen bedroom.

  • Loft bedroom (Twin) (completely private).

    Loft bedroom (Twin) (completely private).

  • First floor Queen bedroom.

    First floor Queen bedroom.

  • First floor bathroom with tub-shower.

    First floor bathroom with tub-shower.

  • Dining outdoors.

    Dining outdoors.

  • John Burroughs in front of the Old Home.

    John Burroughs in front of the Old Home.

  • View from the front porch looking northeast.

    View from the front porch looking northeast.

  • Dining table, seats 10.

    Dining table, seats 10.

  • Kitchen-Great Room with Tulikivi wood-burning stove.

    Kitchen-Great Room with Tulikivi wood-burning stove.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master bathroom.

    Master bathroom.

  • Living room with wood burning stove, tv

    Living room with wood burning stove, tv

  • Second floor hall bath.

    Second floor hall bath.

  • Barn with separate storage shed for your sports equipment.

    Barn with separate storage shed for your sports equipment.

  • Two lockable storage cages for bikes, skis, golf clubs. Please bring padlock(s).

    Two lockable storage cages for bikes, skis, golf clubs. Please bring padlock(s).

  • Driveway approach.

    Driveway approach.

VRBO #408333

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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