About This Listing
A lovingly restored former servant's quarters, this little house is in a quiet country setting near a musical stream. With a kitchen, bathroom, cozy living room with a sofabed and a welcoming bedroom upstairs, this is a great place to feel God renewing your Spirit. Smoking and alcohol free.
This area was settled in the late 1700's. Both the main farm house and the little house are post and beam construction. The stream which flows around our yard goes under the barn and through the milk house. It was used to cool the milk in times past.
Our dogs have an invisible fence which keeps them in the yard behind the big house. You're welcome to come over and visit with them. They will try to get you to throw their toy all day so that they can bring it back to you. Warning. The dogs are very friendly, but very big and very messy. They play in the stream and then come to greet you both wet and dirty!
There are two cats that live in the barn. Sometimes they like to be picked up and sometimes they don't. They are not allowed in the house.
There are picnic tables, swings, and a grill by the pond. The walk to the top of our hill is definitely a bit of a workout, but the view is worth it!
There is a phone in the little house. Ask about making calls. (Your cell phone may or may not work. Your GPS may or may not work, and (website hidden) maps doesn't seem to be able to figure out where we are.)
Interaction with Guests
Let us know what you desire. If you just want to be by yourselves, we'll leave you alone. If you want to have meals with us in the big house, that can be arranged. We love to visit with people, but our first priority is to give you what you need.
This is a farming area. The farms are still small family farms and there are many Amish in the area. We believe we have some of the most beautiful scenery you can find. It' a mixture of hilly farms and forest. There are cows, horses, and sheep grazing in pastures. Deer and turkey are plentiful.
You'll need a car to explore the area. Roads are well maintained, but hilly and curvy. Allow a little extra time driving if you aren't used to the hills and curves. There could be a tractor or a horse and buggy just around that curve.
There are a multitude of unique little villages, each with their own variety of interesting shops. Let us know your interests and we'll head you in the right direction.
Other Things to Note
Those interested in the horses are able to interact with them with supervision.
This is a quiet place.
No alcohol or smoking allowed at all.
Profanity is not acceptable.
Please dress modestly.
Do not go into the pastures or pens with animals.
Fences are electric so it's better if you don't touch them:) Children should always be with an adult.
Sorry, we don't allow pets.
NOTE: PRICE INCLUDES LOCAL OCCUPANCY TAX.
Ann and Ed were incredibly welcoming. My boyfriend and I spent one night in the lovely cottage and we hope to return someday.
The cottage was peaceful, very clean, and comfortable. It is a perfect relaxing retreat.
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in the little house. It was incredibly clean and had everything we needed. We came up from NYC for the weekend and found the little house very quiet, yet close to everything in the area, including Cooperstown, that we wanted to see.
Highly recommend for anyone looking for a quiet and clean place to stay.
my guest had no complaints and was satisfied with her stay in the cabin.
Enjoyed my stay at the little house. I felt welcome and the description of the house and property was accurate. The house was well kept, clean and comfortable. Very relaxing place to stay. Very quite, with my wakeup call being the sound of a horse whiny and my first vision out the window of wild turkey. Hope to get back to the little house and to see the gracious hosts, Ann and Ed, soon again.
The house was lovely and well maintained. The hosts were very communicative but also allowed us to come and go as we needed. Everything was ready when we got there and we very much enjoyed our privacy in this beautiful little farm cottage.
One warning, though: The water is a little stinky/sulfury due to the well. It's perfectly fine for coffee or tea, but it takes a little getting used to if you're coming from a place with municipal water treatment.
We had a great time at the Little House. Ann and Ed were wonderful hosts! Their farm is truly beautiful, there is a lot to see and they even offered a little horseback riding lesson which was not only a lot of fun for our little one but also for us. The description is accurate, the house has everything you need and was super clean. The neighborhood was very quiet. We brought our telescope to see some stars. Unfortunately the weather wasn't allowing for much but we'll definitely try to come again because the light pollution is really, really low. So perfect for star gazing :).
About the Host, Ann
My husband and I worked in Africa as missionaries for almost 20 years. We moved to our farm in November 2001. We use the farm as a place to minister to hurting people. We also raise Labrador Retrievers and have several Haflinger horses on the farm. I love horses and have had horses my whole life, even when we lived in Africa. We both enjoy the outdoors. My husband likes to hunt and fish. We enjoy hiking and traveling. We have three children and seven grandchildren that we think are absolutely wonderful!