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Armstrong's Elk Farm

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Armstrong's Elk Farm

Our Rustic Log Cabin styled home is located in Cornwallville, NY is a perfect spot for the outdoor enthusiast.

Open year round, the changing seasons of the Catskills offer spectacular painted vistas and a myriad of outdoor activities to suit everyone's interests. The Fall season offers spectacular mountain views of foliage giving way to the crisp Winter snow painted countryside. Spring warmth renews the flowers and brightens the mountains with lush green foliage giving way to the warmth of a Summer evening. We'd love to have you any time.

Our accommodations are centrally located within a 20 mile radius encompassing the towns of Durham, Windham, Catskill and Hunter, which is only 2 1/2 hour drive from either the GWB or Boston, MA and just 45 minutes from Albany. It is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Here in the Catskills, you can hike, mountain bike, fish, hunt, downhill ski, cross country ski, kayak, canoe, tube, golf and so much more. Your host is an experienced marksman and outdoorsmen who can direct you to the best hunting and fishing spots in the area. Your host is also knowledgeable on conservation, farming, and going green providing you with an excellent learning opportunity. Of course, we are happy to help with other recommendations of local things to do, tailored to meet your interests.

We are also conveniently located nearby several major festivals including the award winning Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Hunter Mountain's Jam Fest, Irish Art Week, East Durham Irish Festival, International Celtic Festival at Hunter Mountain, the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Rally plus others. The Catskills are also well known for its ski areas, golf courses, antique vendors and picturesque waterfalls, valley and mountain views.

After an exhilarating day outdoors, you can be comforted by knowing you can relax in an inviting, peaceful home atmosphere. Our log cabin is surrounded by 100 acres of pristine pastures and farmlands where you can see the elk grazing along with other wildlife sightings. In the warmer seasons, sit by our beautiful fish pond and fire pit or out on our two large decks and enjoy your cocktails and dinner. The beautiful rustic living area is quite cozy for snuggling up in front of the wood stove during the colder seasons.

Our well equipped kitchen is open for either your convenience to prepare lunch and dinner or for an added service, our expert culinary host will prepare additional meals or host a party for your friends. We also have a great outdoor grill and hot tub for our guests to use.

We offer three eclectic styled bedrooms with a two bath. Our amenities include a great collection of books, board games and puzzles; wireless high speed internet access, a 40 inch flat screen TV with a DVD player and a selection of movies. Please see our amenities page for more details

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018


I love to travel and do often

Also maintain a basement apartment

LESLIE ARMSTRONG purchased this lodge in 1982


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Cornwallville in Town of Durham

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Third Bedroom with the second bath, in loft Master Bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Armstrong's Elk Farm
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Magnificent decor, gorgeous view.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect spot for a ski weekend. Les was a wonderful host, and the cabin was filled with amazing taxidermy--as well as a bear skin rug--that was beautiful and fascinating. Well-stocked kitchen, great spaces for family hangouts and meals, great hot tub, a snug spot for watching movies, and an easy drive of 25 minutes to Hunter.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time time at Armstrong's Elk Farm. It was great to get out of the city for a few days to ski and relax. Very close to Windham mountain and the hot tub was the greatest after a day of skiing. Leslie was a fantastic host and was very accommodating with our arrival and checkout time. We hope to come back and stay again soon! Thank you so much!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie and her friends were looking for adventure relaxing weekend I think they found what they were looking for I am happy they had a great weekend and they are welcome back anytime
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 of us rented this property from Leslie to get away for NYE. The property itself is super impressive and authentic. Leslie is very knowledgeable of taxidermy, which he does for a living, and we were able to learn some rich history about some of the native wildlife in the Catskills. Leslie was prompt, helpful and friendly. As for us, we had a blast in the hot tub, hanging by the fire, playing board games and having some amazing food and drinks. It is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the NYC region. We plan on this being a tradition! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great group of young people enthusiasm for life you could see in their faces and hear In their laughter I would welcome back this group at anytime would like to get to know them better thank you Chris for making the arrangements
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pine Bush Ny

The views from the house are amazing

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to get away from it all and just relax. We found exactly what we were looking for. The house is decorated in an electic style. We found it very tranquil. The windows in the house give you such an magnificent view of a close by mountain. you can sit in the living room and enjoy the view. The master bedroom though open to see below is private and also has a great view of the nearby mountain. The views are stunning. The kitchen area also has a great view of the fire pit area and the little fish pond. We were very happy with our stay and found we didn't really need to go anywhere to enjoy our time away.. For us the house and the property was just what we came for. There is also a beautiful elk on the property and the kids got a great view of him. Les himself is a great Host and made our time there very enjoyable.

Oh and the jacuzzi is an added bonus! really enjoyed ourselves.

I highly recommend, and look foward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the nicest family I have ever met, the kinda folks that you wish were staying longer. I’m sure I’ll see them again Thanks again Les
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Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Armstrongs Elk Farm was exactly what we where looking for. Piece and quiet. Beautiful and interesting home and property. Leslie is great host. We are already planning next years trip.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place, scenery, host. Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Les was an awesome host happened to be on site this weekend could not have been more friendly or helpful. You wont go wrong here. And if you listen to les you will be amazed what a wealth of knowledge. He said make it your home and treated us as if it was our home!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For sure I've met some great new friends You're welcome back anytime be safe and enjoy the ride
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Captain's Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Hudson NY
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
NYS Thurway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Captain's Inn
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Ski Windham& Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
North &South Lakes
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Cornwallville, Catskills

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Nightly Rate
7 Jun 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One timeCleaning £35.76

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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