Hopkins House Farm - Aunt Betty's room

Private room in farm stay hosted by Charlie

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 2 shared baths
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Aunt Betty's room is our only bedroom located on the first floor. It has it's own 1910 marble sink, a closet, and reading lamps on either side of the king size bed. All of our beds include mattress warmers controllable on each side. We can serve continental breakfast at no additional charge. Please arrange this in advance of your arrival.

The space
Aunt Betty's room is affectionately named after Betty Ensign, daughter of Grace and Owen, who farmed the nearby fields from 1920-1965. As a room on the first floor, it is ideal for those who have trouble using stairs to the remaining rooms on the second floor. It is located just off the dining room and nearby kitchen. The bathroom is down the hall and has a walk-in shower. Also on this floor is a comfortable living room with a baby grand piano, couch, chairs, and rocker; a playroom with a DVD player, and a screened in porch with rockers.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Salem, New York, United States

The farmstead was built by David Hopkins in 1790, after the revolution and the signing of the articles of confederation. George Washington was president of the fledgling nation. The Hopkins family came from Rhode Island with the Wilson family. The Wilson homestead is just half a mile away on Chamberlain Mills Road.

The area has been dedicated to dairy farming, however some farms are converting to meat production, sending grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb to markets in Albany, New York, and Boston. The homestead was last farmed by Owen and Grace Ensign from 1920 to around 1960. It was renovated by Charlie and Aggy Duveen without destroying the simple charm of the house, and it has been run as a farm stay since 2005.

We currently have one gentle donkey, Winonah, who patrols the east and west pastures. Guests are welcome to bring her carrots. Our dog, Lucy, and outdoor cat, Uno, along with forty or so happy, free range hens complete the menagerie.

Hosted by Charlie

  1. Joined in January 2016
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Teacher of middle school science and math. I grew up in Brooklyn NY and spent 8 years in the Navy, where I learned quite a bit more than I ever did in college. Worked at Unisys Corp for 16 years and currently running a farmstead in rural up state NY. My wife, Aggy, and I meet lots of folks from around the country, Canada, and some from over seas. As soon as I publish my first block-buster novel, we'll get this old 1790 farmstead in even better shape than it is now.
Teacher of middle school science and math. I grew up in Brooklyn NY and spent 8 years in the Navy, where I learned quite a bit more than I ever did in college. Worked at Unisys Cor…

During your stay

We plan our day so we can meet you when you arrive. This way we can show you the common rooms, shared bathrooms, exits, and your room. We usually can accommodate your travel schedule.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 2:00 PM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy