About This Listing
Colonial style farmhouse on 16 acres of woods and fields. Close to hiking, skiing, bike trails, ponds, reservoirs, and the very quaint towns of Bovina and Andes. Internet, cable, microwave, cappuccino machine, washer/dryer. Antique/contemporary mix interior with art from friends( I'm an artist and run a gallery in Brooklyn), kitchen is original with 60's metal cabinets, some new track lights, good new stove and old fridge. Bath is small and unspectacular, but serviceable. Upstairs are two bedrooms.One with a queen-sized bed and furnished with grandfather clock and antique dresser. The other upstairs bedroom has children's toys, books, games, and one child's bed. Downstairs is another nice bedroom with a queen sized bed, semi-healthy cacti and nice morning light. Downstairs living room has a fireplace and a sofa bed. There's a patio with a large new Weber grill and rustic table and chairs. Skylit studio with good light for artists or writers. Nice place to get some work done in peace or just relax. Very quiet, beautiful valley views. There are about 70 mature blueberry bushes in front, that come ripe in mid to late July, and are incredible. The next door, part time neighbors have a gorgeous, classic barn that is nice to contemplate when drinking martinis in the evening while sitting on the stone steps. Spectacular view of the night sky from the fire pit up the hill is also wonderful, especially when there are comets and owls and coyotes out.
Please leave the house and property as you found it. No loud parties. No hunting on the property. Please bring your own sheets and towels.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Eric's farmhouse. It was a bitterly cold and snowy weekend, so we didn't get to enjoy the outdoors with our dog as much as we would have liked to, but this was still the perfect place to spend our winter vacation--warm, cozy, and beautiful. We did have an issue with the fireplace. Eric had warned us that it could smoke up the house. For the first few hours everything was fine, but then smoke started filling up, and we didn't make another fire after that, which was fine because it was plenty warm inside. The kitchen was great for cooking, although if you are a big group know that there are just 3 or so dinner plates and bowls and prepare for that. Wifi was spotty but fine for us. The driveway had been plowed before we arrived and then once again during our stay, which was a pleasant surprise as we were starting to get worried about all the snow. We made a couple trips to Delhi which was great and checked out the towns of Andes and Bovina. It's such a beautiful area, and we would definitely make another trip back to stay at the farmhouse.
My boyfriend and I spent the weekend in the Catskills at Eric's home for his 30th birthday. We really enjoyed staying in this cosy farmhouse. We woke up with the sun shining through the first floor bedroom windows, and enjoyed two wonderful breakfasts with views of the mountains from the kitchen table. The area is remote enough for some amazing star gazing.
We skied both days at Belleayre mountain, which is about 30 minutes away by car. It was a very cold weekend, so we really enjoyed using the fireplace at Eric's, though the house was plenty warm without it.
The house is well suited for a group. We definitely did not put the second floor to use and had more than enough space. We would consider returning for another ski trip this winter and bringing along some friends.
Due to the extreme cold, the pipes in the kitchen were frozen the day we were to arrive. Eric called us first thing that morning to let us know that he had a plumber on the way. They were fixed by the time we arrived.
Eric's house was perfect for a quiet week away. The house was snug and cozy, and there's a fireplace. It's furnished and decorated really nicely and it's not at all cluttered. Everything was tidy, and the handyman even stopped by to be sure that the water was hot enough.
I imagine this place is a paradise in the spring and summer. The property was lovely in the winter, so when everything is in bloom it is surely spectacular.
My boyfriend, Anders, our dog, Toro, and I stayed at Eric's lovely Catskills farmhouse over the Columbus Day weekend and we simply could not have chosen a better place to spend it. Stepping into the farm house was like taking a step back in time--exactly the experience we were hoping for. The house is large but cozy. The kitchen offered us plenty of space to cook big, hearty meals together. Every window in the house offered a lovely view of the surrounding property and majestic Catskill Mountains which put on quite the color show this time of year. The living room has comfortable seating around a beautiful and functional fireplace. While the furnace in the house is excellent and very quickly warmed the house, the fireplace added to the ambiance and provided the perfect backdrop to a nice glass of wine. The bedrooms are nicely and simply decorated and the bed was comfortable to sleep in. Although we brought our own linens, Eric does offer use of his. The bathroom was no frills & perfectly functional and the water pressure was good. Anders, who is a painter, was most excited about the art studio. He was glad to have a space where he could create as he felt very inspired by the surrounding landscape and created several pieces during our short stay. The house also offered our Cairn Terrier, Toro, plenty of room to run around and plenty of windows to lay in the warmth of the sun. The property is gorgeous and has phenomenal views all around. There is a patio area out back which is great for morning coffee, BBQing or just hanging out. We're saddened that we didn't have the time to use the fire pit as it is situated in an area that offers a sweeping view of the landscape. Eric has neighbors very close by, but you don't really notice them as all the living/hanging areas in the home face away from the neighbors' property. Plus, there is a beautiful, big, red barn on their property which is quite a treat for the eyes. It also gave me a sense of security to know there were people nearby while staying out in the middle of the Catskills. The wi-fi wasn't working while we were there (which Eric did mention to us beforehand) and that was the best thing that could have happened. Being truly digitally disconnected helped us connect to each other, to the landscape and to the locals. It was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed our stay at Eric's farmhouse so much that we hope to stay there again in the future. Perhaps with another couple this time! To anyone who is considering an escape from the city and a getaway to the Catskills (especially if you're an artist and/or love to cook!), you will not be disappointed with Eric's beautiful home and property. We will be back!
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience staying at Eric's farmhouse. The area is absolutely beautiful and Eric's home is charmingly rustic and very comfortable. It's the perfect retreat from the city for those seeking a meditative and bucolic environment. The nearby Andes is the quintessential rural Catskills town, with great little shops, a Farmer's Market, and an old hotel with a large patio. Also, Russell's in Bovina serves amazing breakfast sandwiches. Though, the house and property are so incredible we hardly needed to leave. Two small words of advice: the house is definitely out there (which is exactly what we wanted) but there was no cell service for miles. Also, I would recommend bringing portable speakers or a listening device as the stereo only plays CDs and tapes (for what we could see).
My boyfriend, our two dogs, and I stayed at Eric's over Christmas and New Years'. It was the perfect winter getaway. The fireplace was cozy at night. Eric's kitchen was well equipped. The property is beautiful and our dogs had a great time walking on the country roads. Eric's guide to the nearby towns was very helpful.
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About the Host, Eric
I'm an artist and director of a not for profit gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I do adjunct teaching at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. And I visit the house upstate with my 7 year old son whenever we can.