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John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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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Roxbury Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor hall bath.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Master bedroom en suite (2nd floor).
  • 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.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest BR; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest BR; 1st floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Guest BR; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , In completely private loft.
  • Ground floor has one bedroom with Queen bed; 4 other bedrooms are located on the second floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
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.


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John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
new york, ny

Beautiful house in a very secluded mountain

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from JB's boyhood home. Great place. The house is very very comfortable. Everything works, beds are comfy, kitchen is very well equipped, 2 fireplaces, 2 big TVs with Direct TV, wifi works. Loved the location, as we were looking for a calm place away from the city noise. Went skiing to Plattekill which is just 15' away and is a great family friendly mountain. Nice supermarket in Margaretville 20' away. Will be back for sure. Highly recommendable!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What terrific place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The owner has not just restore the property but has created a restoration beyond compare perfect for my four siblings and their spouses for my daughters wedding. What a wonderful family reunion we had!

A perfect solution to any wedding or event in the Catskills

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jersey City, NJ

Groomsmen House for Local Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house, well taken care of with lovely amenities like monogrammed towels! The house is huge with a great kitchen and dining room table and two living rooms. We rented this for the groomsmen and their significant others for our wedding and it was perfect to keep them comfortable and for wedding day pictures. I would definitely come back and stay here. Very close to the Inn at West Settlement.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a family gathering!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful during our stay at the Burroughs Homestead for our son's wedding at The Roxbury Barn. What a fantastic house the Burroughs Homestead is!!! Beautifully and tastefully furnished, so well equipped and lovingly maintained. It was so welcoming and the perfect place for our family, three generations in all, to assemble as we celebrated our son's wedding. I even saw a bobcat in the backyard and a porcupine on the road the day we arrived.

The owner was also very helpful in providing wonderful suggestions regarding venues and vendors in the area as we planned the various wedding festivities. We had the rehearsal dinner and welcome party Friday evening in the newly restored barn in Kirkside Park. It was great!

I look forward to returning to Roxbury sometime soon and hope we can stay at the Burroughs Homestead once again.

After everyone had packed up and headed home, I indulged myself and stayed on one more day to pack up at leisure and enjoy the quietude of the setting. I sat on the porch and took in the breathtaking view, and then I read all the wonderful entries in the guest log. What a treat it was to read everyone's shared positive experience staying at the house. Truly a nice ending to our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ridgewood, NJ

Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at this lovely home and skied Plattekill and Belleayre easily. Can't say enough positives about the home. It was very elegantly restored while keeping many of the antique features yet adding the modern conveniences of a terrific kitchen, mud room and two great TV's. Great for a family vacation or reunion, holiday house, etc. Property amazing as well with lots of hiking and nature viewing, we saw a porcupine and several deer. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Everything you could imagine in your Catskills getaway, and even more

  • 5 of 5

This place was just spectacular. The renovations are high end; the place is nice and big, yet still very cozy. What I was struck by most was just how stocked and accommodating the house was, from the kitchen tools, to the bathroom soaps. Best place we've stayed at so far in the Catskills, and we've been doing ski weekend every year for about 6 years. Rental was easy and low key. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patricia Dana
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I needed a place to stay for ourselves and four other couples that were travelling for a weekend wedding locally. My daughter-in-law (whose wedding was held that Saturday) had picked the place and we were very pleasantly surprised with the plush and immaculate accommodations when we arrived. The first floor bedroom with the bathroom next to it was perfect for our needs because of mobility issues. The attention to detail and knack for selecting furnishings and decorator colors were amply displayed in the end product of the restoration. The owner was very helpful and pleasant.

Everyone slept well on the comfortable beds. Our guests still comment on what a wonderful weekend they enjoyed at the house and what a memorable place it was to stay in. The panoramic view of the mountains from the porch as we sat having our morning coffee was outstanding. We brought some personal things for the kitchen (such as a coffee pot) which were not required because every amenity or utensil was provided. Since there were activities scheduled each day for the wedding we would like to have had more time to explore the surrounding area attractions. We enjoyed our stay and would give it a five star rating.
Sep 2012
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Belleayre Ski Center
East Branch Cafe Restaurant Pizzeria -- CLOSED
Public Lounge
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $230 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

$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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.