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Lake Como Parents and Summer Getaways

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Land Your Helicopter or Park Your Car at a Beautiful Farmhouse.

Lake Como Parents, have your own country weekend--visit your child and stay with us! Escape from the heat of the city and kick back. Beautiful property nestled in a mountain valley with green mountains vistas. It is the best time of year to explore New York. Summertime escape, imagine having a bonfire, s'mores and being surrounded by a bright starry sky! Relax and reconnect with friends and family. This home sleeps 6-8. Full kitchen, very comfortable queen and king-sized beds. 2 baths. Washer/dryer. 3 flat screen televisions, Blu-Ray DVD, and internet. Large screened in gazebo with couch and dining table to seat 8 is 14X24' with ceiling mounted heating for a cooler night and two fans for warmer days. Internet is accessible in the gazebo. This is the season for county fairs, Adventureland with April the giraffe is minutes away, festivals, fishing, rafting down a lazy river, etc. Peaceful and lovely!

Geothermal centralized heating and air conditioning and solar hot water heating.

We are an active Black Angus beef cattle farm so enjoy the scenic mornings of the fog lifting and black cattle dotting the green pastures--serene. The home is located on a mountain nestled in a valley. The view of the local mountain range on a clear day can be up to 50 miles.

Our stone patio has rocking chairs facing our peaceful mountain so sit with your morning cup of coffee and watch the wildlife and cattle--the best of all worlds! A large playground with sandbox, swings, slides and playhouse with rubber flooring.

It is a lovely well appointed house that you will be very pleased with. Each bed is very comfortable and sure beats having to sleep on a hard motel mattress. You deserve the best!

We can also offer daily maid service and food preparation 'country style' for an extra fee. Flat land to land your helicopter if you wish.

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Ellison
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Jennifer Ellison

We are fifth generation owners of our farm. I, along with my brother Virgil own and operate the farm. It is a quite lovely and quite comfortable. It is modern, rustic, family-oriented, and ecologically-sustainable all wrapped up into one.

Jennifer Ellison purchased this farmhouse in 1831

Why Jennifer Ellison chose Catskills

This property rocks. You are minutes from the West Branch of the Upper Delaware River where some of the world's best fly fishing happens. Why stay at a stale cabin when you can have a real home with beautiful views, central air, lawns, and very comfortable beds to stay in. We are also close to many of the summer camps near Hancock, NY. when you want to come up for visitor's weekend. Hunting is abundant in the area.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Close to every location you might want to go to. 2.5 miles to the river for fishing. 5 minutes to town for a bite to eat, pharmacy or grocery store. Hunting on state land is minutes away. It is a historic farm house with modern conveniences. Be a part of the our story that began in 1831 when our ancestors established this farm for our family and generations to come. Paved parking, stone patio, 24X14 foot gazebo with heating for chillier nights and fans for the day. Geothermal central heating and air conditioning in the house--no cramped rooms with noisy drippy air conditioners you find at other local establishments. Solar hot water. Large lawns, beautiful views. Gosh, why wouldn't you consider staying here! Bonus: Help save a family farm so it is a true feel-good experience!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed our time at Briggs Heritage Farm. The house is very comfortable and had everything we needed. We were able to relax and enjoy our time during the holiday weekend with close friends. We chose Briggs Heritage Farm because it was easy to get to traveling from the city. Thank you!
Dec 2014
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Catalias Cafe -- CLOSED
"Good Italian food for reasonable rates."
Koo Koose Grille
"Best food in town with beer and wine served. The go to place."
Hornbeck's Sport Shop
"If you need fishing or hunting supplies this is the place to go."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Binghamton Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
KooKoose Cafe
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Oquaga Lake Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 17/86
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
KooKoose Cafe
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Greek Peak
Car: necessary

Fly fishing paradise. Home to one of the best wild brown and rainbow trout fishing in the Northeast. Lake Como a short distance away to visit your children on Parent's weekends. Farm house with amenities 2.5 miles from the West Branch of the upper Delaware River. Best of both worlds. 2.5 hours to mid-town Manhattan. We offer prepared meals, daily maid service, heated gazebo, geothermal central air conditioning and heat along with solar hot water. On a working 400 acre farm. Beautiful, quiet and lovely.

Amenities

Deposit Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Washer and dryer in second bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king poster bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The 'Saddle Room' with view of mountain
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen room with pillow top bed, quite cheerful
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , The 'Blue Room' dreams of deer dance in your head.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for my family to spend a vacation relaxing and working on a project. Watching the cows across the street, playing on the swing set, and enjoying the children's play area were highlights for us. The size of the house was a plus as it allowed us some privacy to get things done when we needed it. The house was well stocked and had everything we needed. Sometimes it's hard to find the creature comforts in more rural areas, but this house had wifi, tv, central air & heat, laundry, dishwasher, plenty of hot water, etc.. Venturing out, we recommend the lake beach at Oquaga Creek Park, and eating breakfast or lunch in town at Butterfields.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem! Truly peaceful, spacious, and lovely. The house had all the amenities you would want in a vacation home, and we particularly loved the big open kitchen and dining table. The kids had a blast in the playroom, jungle gym and playhouse, and gazebo. Fire pit and Adirondacks chairs were an added bonus. Jennifer was so accommodating and helpful. We highly recommend this home, and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Spacious, relaxing family gathering place 

  • 5 of 5

For the 5 adults and 2 children in our party, this was a totally suitable gathering place, even on what turned out to be a cold rainy weekend.

The Briggs Farm offers spacious accommodations and a comfortable, homey environment. From the moment of setting foot into the spacious entry, with large closet and bathroom immediately at your left and right, moving into the open plan great room and large den, and finally to discovering 2nd floor bedrooms and choosing which to use, the welcome was delightful.

In addition to the marvelous outdoor play yard, where our grandchildren spent hours playing undaunted by cold and damp, there is a children’s corner in the den filled with lots of books, stuffed animals, toys and appropriately-sized furniture. This was a hit!

Beds are cozy with bountiful accessories for however you desire to be supported and/or covered. There are plenty of towels (even a towel warmer - how often do you see that?) AND a generous supply of toilet paper - not cheap stuff either! Refrigerator space is ample; wonderful well water, including filtered through the fridge. Speaking of water, there was never an issue with hot water through multiple showers. We were also surprised to discover the range features 2 ovens, which our cooks found a great help.

Internet/WiFi worked without a fuss.

Owner is very responsive, despite being out of town. There is a local caretaker and specialists on call should the need arise.

During our stay we drove about an hour to the Discovery Center in Binghamton, which is a stimulation-rich, kid-friendly environment. We appreciated that this “museum” featured some unique hands-on exhibits including a fire engine and an ambulance. Ross Park Zoo is situated right next door. Even closer to Deposit, is Animal Adventure Park/Petting Zoo in Harpursville, NY, which boasts a baby giraffe born this Spring.

On our first full day some of us headed into "town" for lunch and landed at Katie’s Café. If you are up for very local atmosphere and just "regular" food, we wholly recommend this stop for breakfast or lunch. On Friday at noon the place was nearly fully occupied by locals, but there was space for us at the counter. We enjoyed full ‘fountain-style’ lunches at an unbelievable bargain.

As a place to gather family from various parts of the county for a relaxing weekend together you can’t do much better than Deposit, New York, and the Briggs Heritage Farm. Beats traditional lodging for my money!!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome New Years 👌

  • 5 of 5

It was as described.. clam and relaxing.. no complaints.. we will surely try to come back in fall 👍😀

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for 2 nights and it was just wonderful. I would definitely recommend this house if you are looking for colorful view in fall. It reminded us of New Hampshire trip. The property is in the farm surround by mountains and huge enough for 8 people. Usually I have seen issues related to warm water in rental house but this house did not. It was secluded and there is a small child play area in the front yard which I think people with children will appreciate. To top of this, gas stations, dollar store, liquor store are all located nearby, 20 min drive max. Just wonderful in one word.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Beautiful Old Farmhouse in Deposit

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful old farmhouse. The property and amenities exceeded our expectations. The house was fully stocked with all the necessary household goods, including very nice towels and linens and many of the appliances seemed to be new. The interior spaces were large enough to comfortably accommodate a bridal party of six while they got ready for the big event. The rural mountain setting is simply gorgeous -- the wedding photographer had her choice of amazing backdrops. Mother Nature was very kind to us -- we could see the Milky Way at night. And the peace and quiet was very restful.

Two local eating establishments were very nice and offered good food -- Koo Koose Grill and Butterfields. The BC Pizzeria's pizza was well-received by the groomsmen while getting ready on the wedding day.

We feel lucky and grateful to have the opportunity to stay at this property we found through VRBO. Thank you, Jennifer!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $99

There is a no pet policy due to the property being an active farm. This is a non-smoking property. Hunting is not allowed on the farm. Cigars only are allowed in gazebo.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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