Hopkins House Farm - VanBuren 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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The VanBuren room has widows facing east and south. We have light darkening shades for those who want to sleep after sunrise. The room has a porcelain sink, a closet, a writing desk, and a king size bed with mattress warmer. A continental breakfast is included in the price.

The space
The VanBuren room is located on the second floor on the southeast corner. It is one of two spacious rooms on the second floor and has a super comfy king size Aireloom matress. The room is named after the first couple to stay at our farmstead in October of 2005. Flying here from Texas, John Van Buren, who grew up in these parts, and his wife Peggy attended family reunions that took place in Hebron on Chamberlin Mills Road. We found out that John was related to President Martin VanBuren, a Dutchman, who grew up in Kinderhook, NY, just one hour drive south of us. The blue room has wall hangings with a nautical theme.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced

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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
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 11:00 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
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy