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Charming Bovina Farmhouse on 145 Acres with large private pond

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Cherry Ridge Farm is located two miles from Bovina Center, New York in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Bovina is a wonderful little town, frozen in time, and tucked away in rolling hills only 3 hours from New York City. Time truly stands still up here!

Our farm house is very private, set back from the road on 145 acres of property and adjacent to state-owned land. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and one full bath off a large hallway. On the main floor are a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room (seats 10), laundry, half bath and kids playroom (with board games, toys and videos). We have kept the house simple and unpretentious. It is decorated with a mixture of antiques, original art and family favorites. Renovations include refinishing the old pine floors throughout the house, new windows, plumbing and appliances.

Across the front of the house is a big covered porch with plenty of comfortable seating for relaxing, dining and views of the perennial garden.

Outside, there are two old barns. We have made the upstairs of the horse barn a game room so the kids can play ping-pong and air hockey on rainy days. It also doubles as a quiet space for painting and drawing.

In 2013 we built a swimming pond about halfway up the hill behind the house, with a dock for sunbathing and relaxing in total privacy. There are also 2 1/2 miles of trails on the property for hiking, running, mountain biking or strolling through the fields and woods and observing nature. At night, next to the stream that flows behind the house, you can build a bonfire in the fire pit and watch the stars and satellites above.

We hope our special getaway appeals to you and look forward to welcoming you to Cherry Ridge Farm.

More Details

Lori Glavin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

Why Lori Glavin chose Bovina Center

My husband Michael and I purchased our farmhouse from a dairy farmer in 1988. We are both originally from upstate New York and instantly fell in love with the Bovina landscape. We were living in New York City at the time and would drive up every chance we got to work on the place. Over the years we have renovated every room of the house, built wide trails throughout the 145 acre property, a large pond, as well as rock walls, perennial and vegetable gardens. Our children grew up visiting "the farm" for vacations and also love the area and all the family memories!


Bovina Center Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One full bath upstairs. 1/2 bath off kitchen on main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outdoors at the farm: 145 Acres, 2.5 miles of walking trails, Large Pond with 16' x 16' dock is 1/3 way up hill behind house, 2 Barns, Large Front Porch, Ping Pong Table, Hammock, Tree House, Perennial and Vegetable Gardens, stream, Fire Pit, Weber Grill (charcoal) PLEASE NOTE: NO PARTIES ALLOWED


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Charming Bovina Farmhouse on 145 Acres with large private pond
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Upstate NY Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were/is's a little rough around the edges...but it's upstate should be....things like no cell service, no cable TV should be expected and quite frankly is part of the experience. The pond is a bit of a trek, especially with a 4 and 7 year old...don't forget to bring anything...but once there well worth it, with clear brisk water and an outstanding view.

You call tell the owners really care...everything was neat, clean, tidy and ready for us when we got there...they added some nice modern touches to the home and property for convenience and enjoyment...wifi, hammock, vegetable garden, bonfire, etc...all in all a big thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you got up to the pond with the kids. I love chilling out up there in the Adirondack chairs with a good book 📚�. Thank you so much for staying with us!
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Charming, cozy farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed here over a long winter weekend and skied at nearby Plattekill Mountain. It was great - simple but charming - and fulfilled all our needs.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lindsay for staying with us, so happy you enjoyed the house and the area. We hope you'll come back soon!
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A bucolic vacation destination

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to escape from the fast pace of everyday life. A perfect destination for both adults and children of all ages. The house and amenities are wonderful. The landscape/gardens are meticulously maintained. And, the barn and swimming pond offer endless entertainment for all ages.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you enjoyed all our favorite activities; darts in the barn, cool swim after a trek up to the pond and relaxing in the hammock. Hope Cooperstown was fun too! Thank you for your kind review.
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Best Catskills Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last two weeks of August at the farmhouse in Bovina. We've rented other properties in the Catskills, but this is the first one that not only lived up to our expectations, but exceeded them. The property itself is enormous (well over 100 acres), gorgeous, and beautifully maintained. It was a pleasure to simply sit on the front porch and drink of cup of coffee or a glass of wine. My husband and dog would hike up to the top of the hill behind the house every morning and take in the amazing view. We swam in the pond, played lots of dog Frisbee on the grass, and went for long runs on the Catskill scenic trail nearby.

The kitchen was well equipped and spacious. There was a nice Weber grill outside. And we made dinners many nights from produce purchased at local farm stands and farmers' markets and vegetables and herbs straight from the garden. If we didn't feel like cooking, we could drive to the nice little restaurant in Bovina Center, or get Friday night pizza in Bloomville, or just grab a burger and a beer in Andes.

Our two weeks in Bovina were supremely idyllic and we were sorry that we had to return to the city.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay at the farm. It sounds like you discovered all the best area attractions. The Catsklll Scenic Trail is a personal favorite! Thanks so much and come back soon!
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Cherry Ridge Farm

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Cherry Ridge with family and friends several times. It is perfect. The farmhouse is simple but has everything we need, and the setting among the rolling hills of Delaware County is amazing. It is one of the most beautiful places we have been. Our kids spend a lot of time playing in the horse barn and we love walking up the paths behind the house -- the views of the valley from up there are stunning. And now there is a swim pond halfway up! There is also a nice walk into town for breakfast or basic supplies. The beautiful porch is a great place for morning coffee. We like to eat meals out at the picnic table, and have a bonfire at night. The owners are lovely to deal with. We are always sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. It's great to hear about your family's favorite "farm" activities! Hope you can come back soon -- and add pond swimming to the list!
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Nearest Golf
11 Miles
The College Course at Delhi
Nearest Motorway
County Rte 5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Russell's General Store
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Plattekill and Bellayre Mountains
Car: necessary

Tubing the Esopus River, Book Stores, Cooperstown, NY (Baseball Hall of Fame)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Long Distance Phone Calls will be deducted from the security deposit. There is no charge for local calls.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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