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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Main renter must be 25 or older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Only well behaved non-shedding small to medium dogs....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bunkbed Room: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk Beds...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Floor and tub newly tiled in 2013 plus new sink and fixtures...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    New Bathroom added in 2006....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large assortment of mysteries, novels, and books on history plus the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH Network...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Fair number of DVD's with many classics and TV series like The Wire....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • 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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Hot Air on First Floor Individually controlled electric baseboard heat on the second floor....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury Linens in the master bedrooms...moreless

  • 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:

    Franklin Stove...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip, French Press, and Melitta filter cones...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Set of Calphalon Cookware plus non stick baking pans for bread, cakes, and pie....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two complete sets of china....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Also with a separate broiler and warming compartment....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, teas, cooking and salad oils, vinegars, oatmeal, flour, rice, sugar, and more....moreless

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Swing on apple tree, Badminton, Croquet...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Charcoal grill and wood burning fire pit....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Four Pairs of Snow Shoes, toboggan, and sled....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Various inner tubes, spaghettis, and rafts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Large Spring fed beautiful cool pond for swimming. Dock. Wide grassy area with chairs for relaxing and enjoying the beatiful view of the hills and valleys....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Aug 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
$1,150

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2016
Aug 27 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Fri, Sat
$800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$850
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay

$750
flat fee
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat
$725

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Fri, Sat
$800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,150
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
$800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $125
  • Pet Fee $35
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Damage deposit is mailed within 7 days of the end of the rental. Cancellations within 60 days of the start of the rental forfeit 1/2 the rental amount.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 07/25/2016
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Location

  • Texas Hot Restaurant

    "I love Texas Hot--the name refers to their signature hot dogs but I like their country platt..."

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  • Country Kitchen

    "Lot's of good things about Country Kitchen-the new building and décor after a fire are big. ..."

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  • Restaurant The Whitesville House

    "The place to get Beef on Weck sandwich and a good pitcher of beer to go with it. Invented i..."

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  • Muhleisen's

    "Local Steak House in Almond--has low priced steaks and so so salad bar--just nothing wonderf..."

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  • Country Crossroads Feed & Seed -- CLOSED

    "What can I rate this for--getting mulch to keep the garden weeds down and hay to protect the..."

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  • Valley Grill

    "Valley grill is in Canisteo and the nearest place for breakfast and lunch--no dinner served...."

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  • Big Papa's Happy Days

    "Here is a guests review: "If you get Canisteo (pronounced CAN IS TEA O) you have to have a m..."

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  • Wegmans Hornell

  • Wegmans

    "Most convenient Wegmans to shop in as you come into Greenwood from the east. Plus more vari..."

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  • Corning Museum of Glass

    "Wonderful place to visit but particularly as a day trip on a rainy day."

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  • International Museum-Ceramic

    "Interesting but small museum--nice activity along with a visit to Alfred University"

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  • Twin Hickory Golf Club

    "This is the nearest golf course."

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  • Ski Denton

    "This is 40 miles away"

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  • Swain Ski Center

    "One of the two nearest ski resorts--37 miles away."

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  • Jeff Circle C Stables Inc

    "Nice stables"

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  • L'Italia

    "Very nice restaurant--you could be dining in an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia or NYC."

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  • Wellsville Creative Arts Center

    "Nice Live entertainment plus art classes, exhibits, and a fun cafe/coffee shop inside. Chec..."

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  • Andover House

    "Nice homey antiques store--specializing in ceramics--open weekends. The owners have full ti..."

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49 Miles
Nearest Airport
Corning Elmira Regional Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hornell Golf Club
88 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Rochester, NY
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 86 N. Hornell, NY
41 Miles
Nearest Ski
Denton Ski Resort, Coudersport, PA
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I'm retired working 25 hours a week at a fitness center which is a surprise as I started my career at one also. I spent 25 years in department and specialty store retailing as a merchant. I have two lovely daughters who at 38 and 35 still love the farm. I live in Philadelphia and only wish Greenwood could be as isolated as it is but less than 300 miles away. But I am very happy that 8 years ago I realized the farm was too special and beautiful not to share with others so my too infrequent trips could be balanced with others pleasure. I do hope that you will try it also.

Why the Owner Chose Greenwood, NY, USA:
I wanted a place that was not now, and would not any time 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 (99 now) 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 sound 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 say 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Interesting instructions/advice from HomeAway on what to say --'the little touches that made me choose this property'. 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 combination wood and 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 the tree and the woodshed cobbled together with old windows and logs with their bark still on.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • House in Fall

    House in Fall

  • View of the farmhouse and barn across the lower hayfield.

    View of the farmhouse and barn across the lower hayfield.

  • View West from Lower Pasture

    View West from Lower Pasture

  • Woodsy Stream headed down the hill--plenty of places to explore

    Woodsy Stream headed down the hill--plenty of places to explore

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living Room Two

    Living Room Two

  • Second Master Bedroom with Black Cherry Bedroom Set also By Menno

    Second Master Bedroom with Black Cherry Bedroom Set also By Menno

  • Bunk Bedroom

    Bunk Bedroom

  • Looking West -- Not a Car in Sight

    Looking West -- Not a Car in Sight

  • Morning Mist looking across the Valley

    Morning Mist looking across the Valley

  • February Sunrise

    February Sunrise

  • Old School House--Current Work Shed.  Discussing repairs with Tom and Arnie.

    Old School House--Current Work Shed. Discussing repairs with Tom and Arnie.

  • Living Room One

    Living Room One

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Pink Master Bedroom with Black Walnut Bedroom set made by Menno Hershberger

    Pink Master Bedroom with Black Walnut Bedroom set made by Menno Hershberger

  • City Poodles Like it Too!

    City Poodles Like it Too!

  • Porch

    Porch

  • Spring Fed Pond  Great Views, Swimming, and Hanging Out

    Spring Fed Pond Great Views, Swimming, and Hanging Out

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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