Come and enjoy our "OFF THE GRID" Catskill Mountain retreat. Private, extremely quiet, 38 acre farm with 1800's farmhouse, chicken coup (with self fed and watered chickens), and huge post and beam barn.
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Come and enjoy our "OFF THE GRID" Catskill Mountain retreat. Private, extremely quiet, 38 acre farm with 1800's farmhouse, chicken coup (with self fed and watered chickens), and huge post and beam barn. The property has two mountain springs (YOU CAN DRINK THE WATER DIRECTLY FROM THE SPRINGS), spring fed swimming pond (with small row boat) and a large year round stream with concrete bridge over to barn. Guests also have access to the Walton Town Pool. We also have a volleyball and bad-mitten set up for your enjoyment.
If Art is your thing, then sit on the bridge overlooking our year round running stream and paint the barn or landscape (or just sit and listen to the sound of the water running down the stream/brook). One can fish either in our private stocked pond, trout filled stream, neighboring Cannonsville reservoir (LARGE ROW BOAT PROVIDED AT RESERVOIR FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE), or on the world famous Delaware River (OUR POND BOAT IS ALSO FOR USE AT THE RIVER). The property also has separate campsites, one at the top of our mountain boasting a panoramic view of the Catskill Mountains, spectacular sunsets, and valley below. Camp outs work great at these spots or just let the kids have some fun camping outside or running around.
Guests tell us their stay at the farm was one of FIRST TIMES IN A LONG TIME THE KIDS RAN, PLAYED AND EXPLORED RATHER THAN SAT ON THE COMPUTER. Best of all, our farm borders (with right of way from our property) New York City's huge Cannonsville Reservoir offering thousands of additional acres for recreation. IN ADDITION, THE FAMOUS MAINTAINED FINGER LAKES TRAIL SYSTEM COMES RIGHT DOWN TO THE FARM.
The entire farm will be for your personal use as no one else is on the property. The reservoir itself is walking distance from the house. This reservoir offers excellent fishing, either from the shore or from our own boat. The Cannonsville Reservoir is also open to sailing, canoeing, and Kayaking. At night, sit by our huge fire ring, look up at the stars and Milky Way, and you’ll think you’re in a planetarium. Roasting marshmallows, making Smores, or just cooking on a real wood fire in our huge charcoal grill are favorite past-times for our guests. We also have a gas grill (or smoker grill) if one prefers. On Spring nights, our pond comes alive with the serene sound of peepers which will lull you to sleep. During the day, kids love to catch frogs or salamanders in our pond (there are thousands!) Or just sit by (or on the bridge above) our year round running brook and listen to the water flow down to the reservoir. The farm is truly a beautiful place to stay. Bird watching and wildlife photography are also favorite past- times at the Farm with Bald Eagles (we have one guest who returns every year to watch the Bald Eagles fish along the stream behind the house), Blue Herons, Wild Turkey, deer, and other wildlife regularly seen. One guest recently stated they saw four bald eagles while at the farm!
Inside the home, make yourself comfortable with a game room (pool and ping pong table), fully stocked modern kitchen, wood stove, screened in porch, four bedrooms (large master bedroom on the main floor), open living room with exposed wooden hand-hewn beams, as well as knotty pine throughout. Cozy up to the wood fire and read a book (many games, books, magazines etc. provided for your use) or sip some hot chocolate as you watch the snow falling gently on the fields.
Although the farm is isolated, there is free high speed wireless internet (no code required), free coast to coast long distance telephone, as well as 2 satellite televisions (including a 55 inch HDTV in master bedroom). The house also comes with a water cooler (hot and cold) as well as a Keurig Coffee Maker (pods sold at our local supermarket). There is also a Farberware coffee percolator as well as a drip coffee maker for your use. Air conditioning units are available for all bedrooms.
Home now has a large wooden deck overlooking our rushing brook (Dryden Brook) behind the house.
Rate is based on two night minimum stay: See Air B and B details for rate information. For each person above 8 in party, a 10 percent per day additional fee per person will apply. This only applies to guests over the age of 5. There are discounts offered for extended stays.
AS YOU ENTER THE HOUSE, THERE IS A LIST ON THE WALL OF PLACES TO EAT, THINGS TO DO, AND SPECIAL SITES TO VISIT. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH PLACE/SITE IS PROVIDED. Emergency/safety information is also provided.
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There is also an $95 cleaning fee as well as a 2 percent Delaware County sales tax. The house will be professionally cleaned prior to your arrival (including all beds made, linens cleaned etc.).
===45 MINUTES FROM WALTON TO EXCELLENT WINTER DOWNHILL SKIING SUCH AS BELLAYRE MOUNTAIN IN THE NORTHERN CATSKILLS OR ELK MOUNTAIN IN PENNSYLVANIA.
The entire farm is for your personal use.
WE ALSO HOST WEDDINGS ON PROPERTY. BARN IS NOT ABLE TO BE USED FOR COOKING, CATERING, ETC. AND IS VERY RUSTIC. BUT IT DOES HAVE WATER AND ELECTRICITY. WE CHARGE 20 DOLLARS PER PERSON/GUEST FOR WEDDING. GREAT PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN BY OUR POND, GAZEBO, BRIDGE, PASTURES, OR BARN (IN OR OUT). WE RECOMMEND GUESTS PROVIDE A PORTABLE TOILET OR TWO AND A TENT (PLENTY OF FLAT LAND NEAR HOME AND/OR BARN) IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER.
Combination key lock for entry.
Общение с гостями
Owner does his best to be available by phone 24 hours a day. There are maintenance staff down the road available for service if needed. By agreeing to rent this property, the guests are agreeing that they will swim at their own risk, obey available safety signage, use bicycles at their own risk, wear safety helmits, and use life vests when using any boats on the property as well as on the reservoir.
Другие важные подробности
The farm is extremely rural and quiet.
Respect our home as you would you own.
Dogs are permitted.
By agreeing to rent property, each guest also agrees that:
if you swim on property, you will use life vest, obey all signage, and swim at your own risk.
If you use our bikes, you will always wear the provided helmits and bike at your own risk.
If you decide to use our boats (on the pond or reservoir), you agree to always wear life vests (provided), allow no more than two people in boat at a time, obey all laws and signage, as well as make sure you have the appropriate permits (if required).
My wife and I bought this property in 2007. We renovated the entire home and improved the farm. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! We believe strongly in following the "golden rule." That is, always treat your guests as you would want to be treated. I believe we do that with all of our guests.
All the Best!