Our farmhouse is full of atmosphere and is a true country getaway. Located near to swimming, fishing and kayaking. Take long walks, Relax with friends in the backyard. Read a book in the cozy, original 1860 parlor. Great for unwinding from the city!
Spacious and Rustic Civil War Farmhouse on 33 Acres - both wooded and open fields - with handmade Outdoor Bread/Pizza Oven. Lovely stream for wading on property. Very magical secluded waterfall nearby for swimming.
Walk to Fly Fishing and swimming in the West Branch of the Delaware. 2 miles from Lucky Dog Farmstore & Cafe (antiques/vintage clothing/organic grocery/local meat and beer; produce from Lucky Dog Farm).
Great area for walks in the country, fishing, swimming in the local river, antique-shopping, cycling, horseback riding, hiking, and cooking with local ingredients.
Quite an unspoiled corner of the country as the area is all protected NYC watershed.
Kid friendly. Pets welcome.
2 hours 10 minutes from GW Bridge.
In the summer this place is paradise. Never too hot or humid. Truly unspoiled and old-fashioned. We feel like I'm transported to the 19th century when we're there.
This is a wonderful quiet place to decompress and unwind. One NYC renter told us that she rented our house for weekends because "it was going to make her husband live longer". He was able to relax so completely.
Furnished with a mix of vintage furniture and antiques. Hand-plastered walls, not drywall.
We moved from NYC to Philly, so we can only rarely spend time there now. But you can enjoy this lovely spot!
*from mid-September through May 1 there is a fuel surcharge as heating can get pricey.
* The pizza/bread oven is only useful if you have already used one! Not for the uninitiated.
Interaction with Guests
We live five hours away but we are available by email and phone for questions or problems that arise. Our neighbor Karen takes care of the place for us and is usually available for emergencies and questions. She lives up the road.
We love walking to the one room schoolhouse and the tiny old cemetery up the road from us.
A favorite place - only in high summer or hot weather - the waterfall on Chambers Hollow. It is hidden and can be hard to find, but it is magical and amazing.
Like most old area farmhouses, the house is next to a road, not secluded in the middle of woods. We have a tall hedge around the whole property and the ample back yard - and adjoining field -which makes the setting quite pleasant. Young dogs who like to wander off or children 3 and under will want to be supervised, however.
Parking is next to the big red barn.
Short Line from NYC to Roscoe, NY (25 minutes from house by car)
Pine Hill Trailways from NYC to Delhi, NY (10 miles from house)
Please keep food put away in the cupboards or fridge at night, as it attracts mice :)
Please bring in wicker furniture when it rains or when you leave.
Avoid putting wooden spoons and chopping boards in the dishwasher, please :-)
Alison simply couldn't have been more helpful. A wonderful person and host, with a beautiful decorating sense.
The communication from Alison was really good. As we were leaving we met Karen, the neighbour and cleaner, who is very lovely. Although this house is spacious and very cheap it didn't work well for us. The layout is really bad for young children.
The house does have a rodent problem, we saw mice and found a lot of droppings. The house did get very cold and the heating didn't work. We were able to use the log burner after clearing out all the ash. The internet connection stopped working during our stay.
When you look out the back of the house it is very beautiful, especially during the autumn. Unfortunately right at the front of the house there's a surprisingly busy road intersection.
The kitchen is well stocked with pots & pans, large stove, and dishwasher.
Excellent experience - everything was great from the introduction to the arrival. As lovely as the house and hostess were, it was the 30 acres of land and the scenery that really captivated me. You can lay on top of the hill in the backyard and practically grab the stars.
Our experience with the house is in line with the other reviews. Most importantly, Alison is a super nice host. What we did want to add is that Delhi has some nice cafés as well. We had many a breakfast there.
Beautiful, charming and one of a kind house! I highly recommend to anyone who needs a little R&R and break from hectic city scene.
Alison could not have been a better host. Extremely flexible and very thoughtful.
Alison was great. She proactively checked in on us, really caring about our stay. Very reliable and responsible. A very nice person. She provides recommendations for hiking, swimming and just daily life needs.
We were looking for a hiking vacation- one that was dog friendly. The house is on many acres with private beautiful trails. Plus there are other trails nearby. Even the road where the house is situated is a a beautiful walk. The countryside is green and plush. Plus you will see deer, bunnies, cows, sheep and one friendly goat.
It is hard to find vacation spots that are dog friendly. So this house was a real find for us. If your goal is hiking with your four legged friend, this is it. Our dog was thrilled.
The house is an old farmhouse. The bathrooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. I would recommend bringing stuff to do for the evening time (like magazines or games) as country living is a a bit different than City life.
Thanks Alison for a great vacation.
Such a great house. Exactly the rustic, relaxing upstate weekend we were hoping for. Alison was a great host, very helpful and welcoming. We loved roaming the property and exploring some of the local spots. Thanks for a great weekend!
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I'm an independent filmmaker, my husband is a retired cinematographer and artist.
We moved from New York to Philadelphia in 2005. We love old houses and old things. Our neighbor calls our Philadelphia home an 'art house'. The farmhouse is similar.
I grew up with a house full of guests, both from America and all over the world. We were so used to having extra people in the house that we would just tell them to act like it was their home, so that we wouldn't have to worry about remembering to offer them every little thing.
I still feel that way. I like for people to feel at home, and to be surrounded by nice things, either old or beautiful.