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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (Maximum 4 adults)

If you want to stay in a breathtakingly beautiful place in New York's Southern Tier come stay here. We have 70 acres on a hilltop, down gravel roads in one of the most beautiful parts of the East. You cannot see another house from the property - just lovely views into the valley and across onto other hilltops. The quiet is a presence that you can feel and gives you a deep sense of relaxation. The seventy acres is a combination of woods, hay fields, yard, and meadows with a spring fed pond that is wonderful to sit by and offers fantastic views across the valley. There is a dock for swimming, fish/aquatic fowl to watch, and a mini-wetlands at one end with cattails and lilies. You frequently see groundhogs, deer, hawks, and occasionally, hear coyotes in the distance.

The farm house is from the 1870s with two living rooms, tile kitchen with a modern antique gas stove, rear facing entry room with picture window for wildlife observation, enclosed front sunroom, bath, and 4 bedrooms on the second floor. It has a southern exposure for great light, plenty of tall windows to catch the breezes, and the cool hill top to keep you comfortable all through the summer. At night the stars are glorious and you rarely see a man made light.

*Special Update--to give you an idea of the appeal of the farm--of the 15 weeks rented in 2014 10 were to repeat renters (one family's 5th time) and five were new. For 2015 one of the 5 new renters is already a repeat while 5 of the repeat renters have already booked again.

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Greenwood Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Swimming in the pond is allowed but only if two people are there. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Floor and tub newly tiled in 2013 plus new sink and fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New Bathroom added in 2006.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bunkbed Room - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • The bedroom with bunk beds has to be entered through the master bedroom. There are also two rollaway beds for use on the first floor for those that can't manage the stairs to the second floor bedrooms or to add a third bed to one of the master bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 71 reviews

Great Character

  • 5 of 5

The character of the house and it's atmosphere are truly enjoyable. You can experience the history the old farm house has and at the same time know that the proprietor and the caretakers think of everything to ensure you have a comfortable stay. The furnishings and equipment were up to date and convenient and the house has everything you could possibly need as if you had lived in it for years. Access is by lock box key and you are afforded total privacy w/o being bothered at all. The house is charming, very spacious, and we'd certainly recommend to a friend. A GREAT family vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week away with the family

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this place and it provided a great week away. The house and property are perfect. Would definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Very happy with our stay

  • 5 of 5

I agree with prior reviews about the beauty and serenity of the surroundings and the house. We (4 adults, 4 kids 2-8 years old) found that the house was large enough to spread out without feeling at all cramped (porch and sittings were great), and the bedrooms could allow many sleeping accommodations-- the older kids loved the bunkbed room. Parents of young children should note that the stairs are steep and very close to one bedroom door (at the top) and that they are gated at the bottom but not the top. Necessities (towels, pantry staples, etc.) were well-supplied. It was fun to watch the hay being mown. Kids liked the treeswing and the rockpile. We saw a plump beaver (we believe) in the yard. The potato chip bags in the barn were cool!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Property for the Explorer!

  • 5 of 5

Having grown up in the neighboring village of Canisteo, I knew what to expect in this area. I, my husband, my daughter, and her three boys spent the weekend here to attend a wedding. To hear my 7 year old grandson proclaim "Wow! I've never seen fields so big" broke my heart just a tad. So this was the perfect place for city dwellers to experience a different way of life. We hiked (some of us more than others) down to the meadow, up to the pond, and to the stream to see the waterfalls. (Yes, they called me for a ride home from the falls:-) If you look closely through the tall grass you can see antique farm equipment. I especially liked the manure spreader:) And speaking of antiques, I got a kick out of the phones from the 70's! The old dials and very long cords, and they still work! The house came equipped with everything we needed for our short stay. It was clean and comfortable. Our beds were comfortable and I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious the bedrooms were, given the age of the house. We saw deer and a woodchuck, and listening to the coyotes was a real treat. For some:/ This was a lovely home and we would stay here again if the opportunity should arise.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing home and property for rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! Rented this home for Easter to go see our son who is attending college nearby. The home is spacious with room for our entire family ( 8 plus 2 dogs). This home had everything we needed and more. The farmhouse is gorgeous and the views amazing. My kids enjoyed taking the dogs to the pond although to cold for the kids the dogs jumped right in. They slept like babies afterwards. The owner and his caretakers are wonderful people. They were attentive to every question and need. This visit with our son was just what we needed. We did not see another car on the road the entire time we were there. Now that's peace and quiet. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us and if you are looking for a place to get away and relax this is it!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great host and great property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spend 2 nights with our two goldendoodle dogs and we thoroughly enjoyed. The house is very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with everything you possibly need if you cook. Our dogs run crazy around the several huge fields around the house and swim in the pond. The street is right in front of the house and we walk on it with dogs and never seen a car passing by. We visited some nearby towns and happened upon the Senior Exhibition by the ceramics students at Alfred University, it was very good and a lot of people attended. Breakfast at the collegiate restaurant at Alfred was good too. Mike is a very nice guy and genuinely want you to enjoy your stay. We will definitely come back if we are visiting the area again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robin Elliot
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Robin Elliot

I'm retired and am now living in Seattle after 38 years in Philadelphia.

14 years ago I realized the farm was too special and beautiful not to share with others so I began using HomeAway and VRBO. So after much painting, floor sanding, wallpapering, new furniture and linens I began renting. As you can see from the reviews my guests love staying in Greenwood as much as I do so it has been a very satisfying experience.

I do hope that you will stay also.

Robin Elliot purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Robin Elliot chose Greenwood

I wanted a place that was not now(or anytime soon) become a vacation mecca. With Pittsburgh at 250 miles, Cleveland 275, and DC, Philadelphia, and NYC at 300 Greenwood was perfect. But what struck me was the ad description--organic garden, fruit trees, spring fed pond, updated 1870's farm house, and 70 acres of fields and woods.

Another important reason was my Dad grew up in the depression and remembers how people in the country in Minnesota got by a bit easier than those in the cities. He wanted a country farm so together we bought one.

But those are all secondary to my first visit. I drove down lovely gravel roads (who knew New York State even had any) wondering if I was in the right place. After two miles and no houses for what seemed like forever, I came upon this vision of country loveliness at the farm. The owner had not arrived yet so I sat down at the picnic table. There was beauty all around me and deep peace. The silence was so profound that I could hear it! Well after that I had to buy it--it took almost a year to convince everyone but when my wife saw a bear run across the road on her first visit she turned to me and said 'we have to buy this place'--so that was that.

What makes this farmhouse unique

There are so many--the grassy path through wild flowers leading to the pond--the rolls of hay in the fields from the harvest, the fact that there was a seasonal road coming up the hill with a beautiful curve, the 1920s gas stove, the swing on the old apple tree (Northern Spy--good for pies and native to the region). The sun porch, the barn with its huge hand hewn beams and granary, and the fruit trees in the yard. The laundry line from the door to the top of a tree and the woodshed cobbled together with old windows and logs with their bark still on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

September 2013 will always be remembered by us a fantastic stay in a wonderful old farmhouse.

Growing up both my husband and I spent summers at our families farms -- my husband spent his summers on a dairy farm with cows and Belgium horses in Bergen, New York. My farm experience was vegetables and grapes in Columbus, New Jersey. We both remember fields of crops and neat old stoves (like at Mike Elliot's house) where our relatives baked bread and fantastic stews.

We love to drive around on our vacations and Steuben County provided a plethora of unique topography. We drove to Hammondsport to the Bully Hill winery for shopping and lunch. On the way back in the town of Howard we saw a Wind Farm with at least 15 to 20 wind turbines on the hills. In Jasper we saw Amish farms. If you get Canisteo (pronounced CAN IS TEA O) you have to have a meal in Big Papa's restaurant on Greenwood Street. It's nothing to look at from the outside, but inside the atmosphere is pure country friendly (by the way) it's across the street from the "Worlds Largest Living Sign."

You can't visit Steuben County without at least spending a day at the World Famous Corning Glass Works. We walked and watched and walked some more to see the displays of cut, blown and manufactured classware including fiber optic cable. A piece of fiber optic cable the thickness of a human hair carries the same information that a seven foot diameter copper cable did just a few years ago.

For a unique shopping experience you have to stop at Johnny's Variety Store on Jackson Hill Road in Greenwood, Johnny, the owner, is 78 years young and grows his own garlic. For your shopping pleasure he sells knick knacks, toys, t-shirts, American Indian dolls -- you name it-- he has it.

Mike's farm house was so very comfortable with bedding and linens provided. We straightened up before we left, but we didn't have to spend our last morning cleaning which was a really nice touch. Thanks Mike.

Yes Mike, we'd like to return.
Sep 2013
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Corning Museum of Glass
"Wonderful place to visit but particularly as a day trip on a rainy day."
International Museum-Ceramic
"Interesting but small museum--nice activity along with a visit to Alfred University"
Twin Hickory Golf Club
"This is the nearest golf course."
Ski Denton
"This is 40 miles away"
Swain Ski Center
"One of the two nearest ski resorts--37 miles away."
Jeff Circle C Stables Inc
"Nice stables"
"Very nice restaurant--you could be dining in an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia or NYC."
Wellsville Creative Arts Center
"Nice Live entertainment plus art classes, exhibits, and a fun cafe/coffee shop inside. Chec..."
Andover House
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Corning Elmira Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hornell Golf Club
Nearest Train
88 Miles
Amtrak Rochester, NY
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 86 N. Hornell, NY
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Denton Ski Resort, Coudersport, PA
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Keuka Lake State Park
Car: necessary

Well what do you want to do? The farm itself offers wonderful relaxation if you just want to read, relax, write, and talk. Walking around the property or venturing further along the dirt roads gives plenty of exercise and scenic views of farms and nature. It is a great place for bike riding with your choice of flat or steep and there are plenty of spots for canoeing in the region. Within 10 miles the Amish have developed a thriving community and you have an opportunity to visit 6 wood shops to buy furniture, numerous sawmills (if you do your own projects), a quilt maker, a cheese dairy, or to shop in one of their farm stores and buy handmade home accessories, baked goods, and mechanical toys you have not seen since childhood.

Other Activities: Snowshoeing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $35

Wwwekly Rates are far lower than 7 daily rates. Weekly Rates are $1350 per week in July and August $850 per week the rest of the year. The damage deposit is released within 7 days of the end of the rental. Cancellations within 45 days of the start of the rental forfeit 1/4 the rental amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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