About the property
- Farmhouse3300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful house in a very secluded mountain
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!!
What terrific place for a family reunion
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
Groomsmen House for Local Wedding
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.
Perfect spot for a family gathering!!
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.
Everything you could imagine in your Catskills getaway, and even more
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.
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$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.