Cristman Barn

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Entire residential home hosted by Elliott

  1. 16 guests
  2. 7 bedrooms
  3. 19 beds
  4. 7.5 baths
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Nestle into our late nineteenth century barn that has been remodeled into an amazing and unique rustic home. Perfect for any large gathering or family retreat. The home is a 10K sqft converted barn on 35 acres with 3 spring-fed ponds; a stunning piece of architecture that can sleep up to 16 guests.

Please contact us for early check in or late checkout requests - there will be additional fees.
We do allow events. There are additional fees & requirements to do so. Please see below.

The space
—Important Update - NO FIREWORKS!
—Due to too many people causing the fire alarm to go off while cooking - there will be a $250 fine for the inconvenience of the volunteer fire department. It will be entirely donated to the the local volunteer department. Please keep an eye on your food while cooking to avoid inconveniencing the local fire department.

→Sitting on 35 acres with 3 spring fed ponds, you and your guests will have plenty of room to enjoy your stay.

→The Barn was renovated in 1991 by famed architect Frank Falino. It was originally intended to a B&B but the family fell in love with it and decided to live there. A few years ago it was sold to a new owner who put it to use as it was designed for. Many materials where used from buildings on the property that were taken down, giving it the rustic feel a historical barn home deserves.

****Please Note - Many of the materials used in renovating the barn are over 120 years old. Although the building is very clean, and a lot of care goes into cleaning between every guest, it will never look as pristine as a new construction home. There are 120 yr old beams, reclaimed siding for walls, stones from age old outdoor walls to make the foundation walls, etc. All this provides a unique, cozy, and rustic feel.

→The fist floor has a large kitchen with a beautiful Vulcan Stove. Pots, pans, utensils, plates, flatware and glasses are provided for your courtesy. Guest is responsible for all cleaning of kitchen equipment. The Cristman Barn cleaning staff does not clean the dishes/pots/etc. Please keep the next guest in mind and clean thoroughly.

You have enough space to prepare your meals and have several people be in there at the same time . The kitchen leads into the expansive dining area with 5 farmhouse tables with plenty of seating. There is a built in seating area in the middle of the floor plan, that leads out to the back porch.


***WiFi is provided, but due to being located in a rural country setting, the internet is satellite. The connection is strong, however it will not be as fast as in a city. If you need to do work during your stay, we suggest using your mobile hotspot. Most cell carriers in the area have a good signal.

→There is a large living room area with a TV, and a large seating area looking out back at the yard and ponds. Off the living room area is a cozy fireplace alcove with more seating. Also on the main floor has a working bar for serving cocktails with friends and family. The bar has a sink, but no refrigerator.
→The first floor also includes a bathroom, a washer/dryer room, and a large closet for guests coats.

→The second floor contains 6 bedrooms that overlook a large opening to the first floor. 5 bedrooms have a queen size bed, with the 6th containing a king. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom.

→The 3rd floor is set up as a very large recreation room, with a kitchenette area, and a full bath. We have games like Foosball, Table Tennis, a variety of board games, puzzles and toys for your guests and children to enjoy. The rec room also holds several bunk style sections that contain several bunk beds, single and double beds.

****PLEASE NOTE*****The barn, although expertly renovated, it is still a 120+ year old barn with some squeaky spots on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The barn is almost entirely open. The 1st floor is completely open, and there is a large opening on the 2nd floor overlooking the 1st. Sound does travel in the home and you can hear people moving around.


→Outside is a deck with seating and tables to enjoy. We have 3 spring fed ponds stocked with fish for the fishing enthusiasts. There is a lot of room to hike around and explore the property. Enjoy sitting outside with a good book, or watching people swim in the ponds or play in the large backyard. There is a fire pit in the yard, but wood is not provided. If you bring your own Slip & Slide or sprinkler, there is a hose on site for you to use. If you plan on swimming or doing water activities, please bring your own beach towels, do not use the indoor bath towels.

******Cristman barn provides a propane grill. We have a tank with it, but it’s up to you to fill it if you want to use it. There is a gas station and Ace in town. Please keep it away from the barn. Keep it on its designated 4x4 pad. Most of the wood on the barn is 120+ years old and will ignite easily*****

****PLEASE NOTE****
Because of the 3 ponds, there are two families of geese on property, with others passing through. The lawn does have goose poop, and depending on the time of year, there can be very little to much more. The geese are fun to watch, you just have to understand that Cristman Barn is located in the country, with ponds that make a great home for geese. They live there longer than any humans, so in a way it’s their place! Do not feed the geese or they will never leave!

Please contact us for early check in or late checkout requests - there will be additional fees.

- Please do not move the furniture, take down the artwork, or our signs with rules or signs required by codes. If you absolutely must move something - please put it back and we will never know. If you don’t move it back, and we end up having to move it back there may be extra charges.

——We do allow events to be held on the property. Our main requirement for holding an event is to book from Thursday to Monday. We want you to have all day Friday to set up, and you will need all day Sunday to clean. Although we allow events, our cleaning staff does not clean up parties. It needs to look like you never had a party there so our staff can come in and do their normal operational cleaning routine. This is not a staffed venue, just a home we rent out. Everything will be DIY as if you were having an event at your own home.

For any size event we charge an $800 security deposit. Too many people have been disrespectful of the property or leaving huge messes. The security deposit is fully refundable if all rules have been followed and the property is cleaned up.

There is an additional parking lot on property to handle event guest parking.

-For an indoor event - our dining room seats 50 people max. The fee for an indoor event is $600

-Directly behind the house is a spot that a 30x60 tent can be erected. The fee for that spot is $1200.

-Behind our largest pond is a spot that a 40x100 tent can be erected. The fee for that spot is $2000. It is recommended that you book Wednesday as well as most rental companies set up their large tents on Wednesday.

Please note that we do not organize tent and other party rentals and it is not included in our event fees. For any outdoor events you will need to rent a restroom trailer and a generator. Our septic is not designed for large events.

Our event fees are non negotiable. They cover the parking lot we installed to handle events, the extra general cleaning due to much more foot traffic and all the other things we discovered that comes with large events. Again, we charge an $800 refundable security deposit. You will get it back if rules were followed and the property is cleaned up after the event.

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building
Air conditioning
Bathtub

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Where you’ll be

Ilion, New York, United States

Minutes from the Herkimer NYS Thruway Exit 30.
35 Minutes from Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
35 Minutes from The Boukville Antiques Show and Village.
Located at the foothills of the Adirondacks and Old Forge. Property is connected to snowmobile trails connecting all the way to Canada.

Hosted by Elliott

  1. Joined in February 2020
  • 72 Reviews
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I have been working in the Event and Hospitality space since 2005. I strive to make every event and every stay as perfect as it can be. I have traveled up and down the East Coast and made many road trips out to Colorado. I would like to travel as far North as possible to see the Northern Lights. I enjoy making music, cats, and Italian food. Make sure you get some Utica Greens & Chicken Riggies while you’re staying in Central New York, they are a local Italian dish you can’t get anywhere else. The best part about hosting our Barn Home on Airbnb is being able to share the experience of our unique home.
I have been working in the Event and Hospitality space since 2005. I strive to make every event and every stay as perfect as it can be. I have traveled up and down the East Coast a…

During your stay

Avaialble at
→315-271-1277
→cristmanbarninfo@gmail.com

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $400

Cancellation policy