Vacation Like Gatsby on This Historic 500-Acre Fairy Tale Estate(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
12 Bedroom, 7 Bath Manor Rich in History & Class - Sleeps 20+
Steeped in wealthy history, this former vacation home, built in the early 1900s by New York's most famous equestrians (and heirs of a Standard Oil founder and Rockefeller partner), has been meticulously maintained for decades. The view of the surrounding 500 acres overlooking the Butternut Valley provides a peaceful retreat from the city and an amazing backdrop for New York's most grandiose weddings. Whether you're looking to bring your family together for a reunion or to hold the classiest of weddings, Centennial Farms Manor is the most prestigious place in upstate New York to do both.
Each guest suite (part of the sleeping rooms) has a working fireplace, high-thread-count linens, private bathroom and French doors leading to balconies. Other bedrooms have privacy and shared bathrooms. Imagine enjoying a rich cappuccino in the courtyard each morning while the birds sing and the horses graze in pastures as far as the eye can see.
Take a dip in the totally refurbished 20'x40' swimming pool, go for a hike and photograph a number of our property's small waterfalls, play some croquet or lawn games, or roast dinner over an open fire. Peruse the history of the house, enjoy a good book by lamp light, or feast on a gourmet meal prepared in our huge kitchen. When evening embers glow dimmer, you can reflect on a glamorous day in the most beautiful place on Earth with a cocktail in front of one of the 10 fireplaces.
Your room is spacious, inviting and private. Guest suites have private baths and soft, cushy linens to snuggle into. What could be better?
Contact us today and plan your own fairy tale retreat in New York.
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Member since: 2012
- 9500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 25
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25
- Queen size Beds (2) Hunt Suite (Master) and Dolly von Stade Suites have Queen beds, Double Beds (7) Belmont, Derby, Saratoga Guest Rooms have double beds, as do the Barrow, Carson, Mason and Dawson Rooms in the 'Servants Wing'., Twin or Single Beds (5) Pimlico Room has two twin beds, Churchill (library), the Parlor downstairs, and the Preakness (nursery) can have single beds arranged beforehand., Baby Cribs (1) in Preakness Room or available upon inquiry, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in Great Room downstairs...moreless
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- For all sporting activities outside of lawn games, guests must provide equipment. Please inquire about any of the following: Hiking, Pool, Barbecue, Fire-pit, Croquet, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Lawn Darts, Bocce Ball, Horse shoes, Sledding, Mountain biking, Horse-back riding, Hot air balloon rides, Hunting small game (with license), Snowmobiling, Carriage Rides, Hay rides...moreless
- CD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
We are the top of the Butternuts Valley (2000 ft elevation) & rarely need air conditioning. However, in the case of an expected 'heat wave', we can place air conditioners in some parts of the house. ...moreless
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
(9) All fireplaces work. We provide firewood, but we ask guests to allow staff to make fires in the fireplaces in bedrooms. Guests may use one of several fireplaces downstairs between October and May....moreless
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 25 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $495 + tax
- Pet Fee $125 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
- Tax Rate 12%
We charge half down at time of reservation, and the other half at least 60 days prior to your stay. We require the refundable security deposit of $2000 a few weeks prior to your stay.
We prefer payment by check, but also accept MC, VISA & AmEx.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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We are located off Baker Road, about 30 miles from Cooperstown. Oneonta (site of Cooperstown's All-Star Village) is only 20 minutes away, with a plethora of shops and restaurants.
About: We are the first non-heirs to own this property. We purchased the property, several other structures (Butler house, Carriage House, Laundry house, Farm House, Village Farms complex, etc.) and over 550 acres because we are crazy about horses and history. We've tried to maintain the charm of yesteryear while providing updates, also. At Centennial Farms Manor, it's all about enjoying the rewards from a life of working hard. Cheers!
Why Gilbertsville, NY, USA:
Construction began on Centennial Farms Manor in 1914, was placed on hold due to the War, then completed between 1917 and 1920. The widow of Al Bostwick, son of Standard Oil millionaire Jabez Bostwick, remarried attorney Fitch Gilbert, Jr. and they spent summers here, vacationing with her children. One of her children, George Herbert 'Pete' Bostwick, is the most legendary polo player of all time, as well as a tennis champ and a steeplechase winner. We still have the Butler's house, the Carriage house, the laundry house, and the original 'Village Farms' farm-house and barns. We have our Thoroughbred boarding and breeding facility across from the old polo fields. The history of this place is phenomenal. We are the only owners since the Bostwick/Gilbert family to own the place and we have tried to keep the historical charm intact. Please, be our guests!
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Solitude. If you'd like to dance through the acres of soft green lawn in your jammies, have at it. You will only have to share the serenity with the deer, the birds, and the trickling brook just across the lawn. Enjoy some peace.
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View from butler's kitchen into the dining room. Stocked with baking needs.
Every guest suite has a working fireplace, bath, and French doors to balconies.
Dining room fireplace
Dining room, flanked by a myriad of windows offering a view for miles
Guest suites are spacious
Bostwick Bedroom ('Hunt Suite') library
Fenced pool. 20' by 40' and 9.5' deep!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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