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Handmade house on 70 acres

Entire home/apt

6 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Charming handmade house on 70 acres of Upstate New York's dairy country! Cozy and relaxing inside, with 360 views of the land. Outside- hikes, fruit orchards, babbling brooks, 2 ponds for fishing and swimming. Or sit and read by the fire- you choose!

The space

This is a very private, very remote, very wonderful getaway. on 70 private acres, very far from any road or any other house. The house is hand built, each window is a unique picture! you can see both ponds from the bed upstairs. We love to watch storms roll in from the porch across the mountains. the house is heated in winter with a great wood stove, wood is stocked for you. And cooled in summer with cross breezes and ceiling fans from the 22 foot ceilings.The kitchen is designed for cooking- and stocked with every appliance you can want. It's a baker's paradise!

Guest access

Feel free to enjoy all the land, all the adventures. Or just sit by the fire and read a book from the library, play a game from the shelves, or enjoy the views! We want all guests to enjoy all that the house and property has to offer!

Interaction with guests

We do not live in the area- i help renters plan for the trip, have it cleaned before arrival and after departure. and i help in any way i can to make the trip wonderful. i send are attractions, helpful hints and driving directions with landmarks to all renters.

Other things to note

We stock our house so it does not feel like a rental. The cupboards are well stocked, the bathroom is well stocked. we like it to feel like home! We provide linens and towels and paper goods etc.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 2 couches

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 11%
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House Rules

We hope that renters will treat our place like they would their own. There is no smoking inside the house. We allow dogs with an extra deposit. Dogs love our (URL HIDDEN) a dog sanctuary!


2 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Susan User Profile
September 2017

Frank User Profile
July 2017
Mindy's place overall was great. We enjoyed our stay and the scenic view of the mountains and wildlife that were all around the property.

Will User Profile
February 2017
Our stay at Mindy's went fine until the cook surface of her 15 year old stovetop cracked under the weight of a dutch oven. We tried to resolve but she insisted on holding me liable for the cost of an entirely brand new stove. I paid her for half of the cost of her 15 year old stove and that wasn't enough. Wish it turned out better.
Mindy User Profile
Response from Mindy:
I wish so also....
February 2017

Trevor User Profile
November 2016
Highly recommend this beautiful "country retreat" for any type of traveler

Victoria User Profile
August 2016
Grenke Farm was the perfect place for a late-summer get-away with our well-behaved dog. The acres of property surrounding the house provided tons of space for our energetic pup to run and romp. The house is exactly as described: "hand-made." I would add, "still in progress." That said, it was comfortable, tidy and well-stocked when we arrived. The big windows and ceiling fans kept it cool, despite the warm weather. Mindy (the host) provided exceptionally helpful information about amenities in the the neighboring towns, driving directions to the house, and clear instructions on getting in and locking up. Although we did not need to speak with her during our stay, she was very responsive both before and after our visit. The wi-fi worked flawlessly, but we did not (as Mindy had warned) have reliable cell service. It didn't matter since we spent our time curled up on the covered front porch, reading---which was also a great spot to watch a storm roll in one afternoon. Cooperstown is about 25 minutes away. We went there twice to watch the Leatherstocking sheep dog trials, and stumbled upon a great lunch spot: Origins Cafe at Carefree Gardens. Excellent locally-grown food in an indoor/outdoor garden setting. On another day, we picked raspberries and apples at Middlefield Orchards (about 20 minutes from the house). These were nice excursions in an otherwise very lazy country vacation. I recommend Grenke Farm for anyone looking for a rustic retreat from the city (or suburb).

Aliza User Profile
July 2016
Gorgeous property with a cozy house! We stayed here while visiting Cooperstown (maybe 25 minutes away). The house is secluded but well-stocked - kitchen had all sorts of pots and pans, a coffee maker, a toaster, etc. We loved the fire pit out back, and it was great to have access to a washer - dry your clothes on a clothesline! We had a great time. Mindy was easy to communicate with too - got back to us promptly and sent a lot of info to us. We would gladly stay here again.

Mikita User Profile
June 2016
Cozy, friendly farmhouse with everything we needed and more, though we spent most of our time at the lake and reading on the porch. Our dog loved chasing the rabbits!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Mindy User Profile

Harlem resident. We love to share our vacation house with others, and see it through their eyes! We both traveled much of our lives,and love offering a homey, cozy place for travelers instead of a sterile hotel room.

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