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Whitefield's Farm Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

In the hills of Thurman, 20 minutes from Lake George and Gore Mountain this is a quaint newly renovated cottage. Nestled against a mountain side and overlooking a rustic poultry farm, Whitefield's Farm Cottage is a great place to bring children and get in touch with where your food comes from. Imagine waking in the morning to farm fresh eggs, farm raised sausage and bacon or fresh picked veggies. Mountain Road is quiet, yet we are only 15 minutes from Warrensburg, where there are great restaurants and stores. Head up Mountain Road and you are in North Creek, where the White Water Rafting is great and their downtown also has wonderful shops and dining options!

The cottage has 3 bedrooms: 1 down (queen), two up (queen in master and 2 full in dormer room), one full bath with claw foot tub and separate shower and a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom, full eat in kitchen, plus an all season porch with large windows overlooking our beautiful stone barn. There is a propane woodstove for cooler Adirondack evenings and electric heat for kitchen and downstairs bath. There is a small deck off the kitchen with a propane grill. There is no land line but most can get cell service here. There are two TV's (1 in living room and a small one in the dormer room) Dish network package is available for the TV in the living room and a DVD player in the upstairs dormer room. We will also provide board and card games for the more restful evenings. The best thing to do, however, would be to turn off and get out, there are several trails available right near the house for long walks and lots of nearby lakes and rivers for kayak and canoes. The Six Flags amusement park is only 30 min away. Saratoga Springs with horse racing, music and Saratoga Performing Arts center is only a short 45-50 min drive on the Northway. Linens for beds and bath will be provided, you will need to bring your own beach towels.

Other amenities,

all new mattresses and box springs

coffee maker, toaster and microwave ovens, air conditioners (both upstairs.)

Dogs will be considered on an individual basis (extra fee)

The Cottage is also for sale. Contact me through this site if interested.

More Details

Michelle or Donald Whitefield
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Michelle or Donald Whitefield

Don and I are farmers, (well he's a farmer and I'm a nurse) but farming takes two full time people. We moved out of 110 a few years ago, to live in the farmhouse across the road. We have lived in this area for over 30 years. I was a country girl from the start raised in Hadley NY just down the road. Don was born and raised in Paramus NJ, but moved to the country as soon as he could. We both enjoy outdoors stuff, gardening, hunting, fishing camping. By the way, the little person is my granddaughter Katie. She's now 9 and loves coming to Farmer Grandma's and Pappy's

Why Michelle or Donald Whitefield chose New York

We owned this house for over 30 years and it has seen a lot of love. Now it's time for some new memories to be made. Don and I hope that the 'farm cottage' becomes a special place for you too.

What makes this cottage unique

The farm cottage was actually part of a piece of property that used to be a dude ranch in the 1950's. There are some interesting articles framed in our farm store to explain some of the history of what used to be The Sun Canyon Dude Ranch. As far as unique opportunity, how about getting real farm fresh eggs, cage free chickens and all natural veggies at your doorstep. Bring your children down to see the chicks, geese, and turkeys, reconnect to where your food comes from. We are all natural and our poultry is cage free. The cottage gets it's water from a deep mountain spring fed well. It is always crystal clear and cold. You can drink the water here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage was adorable! We actually rented this property in a last minute pinch and it more than exceeded our expectaions! Very clean, very cozy!

Thank you"
Aug 2014
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Athol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The tub is a beautiful antique claw foot, separate shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Dormer room - 2 double
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , has 1/2 bath
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Whitefield's Farm Cottage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 26 reviews

We enjoyed the house very much. Lots of space, plenty of beds and kitchen had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Nice surprise to open the fridge to find a dozen brown eggs from the owners' farm.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage. Thank you for the heads up on the washer and oven, we are getting it taken care of right away.
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Great Vacation Rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I chose this house after all the positive reviews we read and for the eggs! Yes you read that correctly, the eggs were the deciding factor and we are glad we did. We have visited the Lake George area in the past and usually stay at the local motels but this time decided to rent something a bit bigger. This house was perfect for our short visit. Just enough space to accommodate 5 adults and a child. Upon arrival we walked into the house and immediately felt right at home. A dozen fresh eggs were sitting in the refrigerator waiting for us directly from the Whitefield Farm which is literally across the street. The house was bright and roomy, included all the amenities necessary for daily use. I highly recommend this home to anyone visiting the area. It's about 15-20 mins outside of town but once you make the drive a few times it feels like a lot less. This one will be high on our list if we visit the area in the near future. Thanks Don and Michelle for welcoming us into your beautiful home, we wholeheartedly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. I am so glad you enjoyed the cottage.
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Quaint Home

  • 5 of 5

We selected Michelle and Donalds place because it was close to a family event in the area. It met all of our needs. The house was clean, kitchen was well equipped, having a washer and dryer was a pleasant convenience. There was plenty of hot water for back to back showers. We liked the enclosed porch and the 4 of us congregated there for meals. Warrensburg was a 15-20 minute drive away. The peace and quiet is broken only by an occasional car driving past or the crowing of a rooster across the street at the farm. We would stay again if the opportunity arose.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay . Michelle
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  • 5 of 5

Home is so warm and cozy and thoroughly equipped for all seasons! We loved our stay and are sorry to leave-but hope to be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fiona, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Delightful country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our visit in October/2016. The cottage is perfect if you are looking for a quiet spot to unplug and enjoy some good old fashion fun. Close to Lake George, Saratoga, Warrensberg. The owners run a farm across the street and provide you with farm fresh eggs, chicken and sausage. It really added a nice touch to our visit. The cottage is clean and equipped with all the necessities to make you feel right at home. Plenty of things to do in the great outdoors. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the nice review😊
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The Whitefield's Farm Cottage was perfect for our group (5 adults and 3 children, including a 2 yr old). We spent most of our time taking in the nearby Lake George attractions including Six Flags Great Escape, the Premium Outlets shopping and the beach. However we thoroughly enjoyed coming back to the cozy cottage and making smores around a nice camp fire. The amenities at the cottage were absolutely perfect for our group. We are looking forward to booking our next stay there..!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan Dixon and family, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you again for leaving the cottage so nice. We do hope you stay with us again.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Thurman Station tourist train
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-87 Northway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Lizzie Keayes, The Grist Mill, George Henry's
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Gore Mountain
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake George
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Athol Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $600

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
To rent for the month price would be $3,000 and would NOT include weekly house keeping.
This property is going on the market in June 2015, if interested contact owner.

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.

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