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Bear Hill Farm, Delhi NY - Restored 1850 Farmhouse On Winding Country Lane

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Located on a secluded, winding country road. Set among rolling fields and forests, surrounded by gardens, waterfall streams and stone walls the house is both rusticly simple and modern at the same time. A four season communion with nature.

Hand restored Greek Revival farmhouse. Gourmet kitchen with radiant heated hand cut local bluestone floor and cozy heating stove with full views of gardens through panoramic floor to ceiling windows. Two comfortable downstairs sitting rooms with original hand cut pine floors, one with woodburning stove and other with TV. Mahogony walled wet space with rainshower and huge windows allow you take 'outdoor' showers year round. Upstairs three bedrooms (2 queens, 2 twins) study and bathroom with soaking tub.

Fieldstone patio with Weber BBQ, stone fire pit, covered side porch, streamside hammock, and many other restful spots throughout the grounds and outbuildings.

A secluded escape from hectic city life in the ecologically protected NYC watershed (this is the water we drink.) Streams and wetlands afford abundant wildlife watching. Eagles soar overhead and coyotes howl at night. On a clear night gaze at the Milky Way and watch the shooting stars fall to earth.

Great hiking year round and skiing at Plattekill and Belleayre in the winter. Cooperstown and the All Star Village are both short antique, wine and cheese shop lined drive away (via college town Oneonta) and SUNY Delhi maintains beautiful hiking trails and a world class golf course nearby.

A great place to get away from it all with some friends or family, especially for those who love to cook. Explore the local villages and farms by day and share a home cooked meal or enjoy the local restaurants at night.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

About Jeff

Retail Fashion Executive in NYC

Jeff purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Jeff chose Catskills

Beautiful farmhouse property with streams, gardens and forests set in an idyllic location in upstate NY.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Close enough for a weekend from NYC yet worlds away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

He was there over the email every step of the way, as well as his friend at the place to get us situated. The house itself is big, clean and very up to date. The yard has a great vibe to it too with all the Christmas lights, stream and swings. The house had all the essentials, even toothbrushes for guests. Kitchen is loaded with all kind of spices you can only imagine.overall a great stay.

Original Posted on AirBnB
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Delhi in Meredith

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • West Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    North Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    East Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Caretaker on premises.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Bear Hill Farm, Delhi NY - Restored 1850 Farmhouse On Winding Country Lane
average rating of 4.928571 based on 33 reviews

Luxury in the country

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Bear Hill Farm! Jeff was the perfect host, very attentive and also flexible. The house is just fabulous with great art, nice luxurious touches on linen and towels. House is not really suitable for toddlers due to the steep steps, but it didn't stop us from having a great time and the kids loved playing in the snow outside

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Clean, beautiful and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long winter weekend in this beautiful farmhouse. The beds were comfortable, everything was clean and the kitchen was well stocked. The views from the house were serene and our kids enjoyed playing on the swing outside. Although the house is close to the road, I could probably use my fingers to count the number of cars that went buy over the three days we were there. The caretaker met us shortly after we arrived and told us the history of the house and answered any questions we had. Our goal was to get out of the city and enjoy some quiet family time which is exactly what we did. I highly recommend this house and host. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome 3-day stay at Bear Hill Farm. Loved the kitchen the nearby activities - we did some great hiking and the local restaurants were fab!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Reeva, We were glad to host your last minute getaway. Pls come see us again soon.
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New York


  • 5 of 5

Bear Hill Farm is simply amazing. There is a lot of eclectic art around the house that are thought provoking and make great conversation starters. There are a lot of comfortable seating options around the house and two heaters that warm up the place. The bathrooms are interesting - one has a shower (no tub), toilet, sink and the other has a toilet, sink, and tub (no shower). The three bedrooms are on the second floor and are very comfortable. You must be careful on the steps though as one of us slipped on the second to top step and tumbled down the steps (no major injuries - whew!) The 6 of us stayed in for most of the time during our 3 night stay, playing games, eating/drinking, watching netflix/youtube. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need and the dining table is nice and big, overlooking the backyard. Our dog also loved the place and the snow in the yard. There is not much to do in the immediate area other than go on walks and hikes. The 4-mile walk around the house was quiet and easy. There is an easy hike (bramley mountain hike) a 30-minute drive away. The caretaker (Jeff) and owner (also Jeff) are wonderful, and we'd recommend this place for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway with friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, we're glad that you all enjoyed a peaceful quiet New Year's weekend away from it all. If you come back up in the summer we'll have to send you kayaking or horseback riding near by and recommend some of our local restaurants and other hidden away nightlife spots :) Happy New Year!
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Great house lost in the woods with crazy kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 4-day stay at Jeff's house.

We had the chance to meet him and he spent some time with us to show us how everything works in the house.

I like to cook and I've never seen a kitchen so well equipped. There is absolutely everything for any kind of cooking.

The landscape around the house is gorgeous. It was all white when we went there and we could hear the soft sound of a tiny waterfall, a free feet away from the living room.

We were 2 couples and 3 kids and the house was comfortable for all of us.

A great way to spend a long weekend away from the City!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time at Bear Hill Farm. Our purpose was to take our daughters away from the stress of their endless work opening a general store in Coxsackie. Surprise! We were hit by Hurrican Matthew and had to evacuate and we ran away to Bear Hill. We all reveled in the peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings and all regained our mental health. The house was so comfortable and spacious and lovely. We did some exploring---went to the Taste of the Catskills in Delhi, and took the 4 mile hike that Jeff recommended, which was so beautiful. Jeff Bird the caretaker was sweet and friendly and let us know all we needed to know. Jeff England the owner was gracious and welcoming. We will remember our beautiful healing time and look forward to returning to Bear Hill Farm!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, We're all so glad you enjoyed BHF and were able to see the leaves change and enjoy all the local color at a great time of year. We hope you become one of our regulars and look forward to welcoming you back!
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Hanford Mills Museum
Table on Ten
The Blue Mingo Grill
Brooks BBQ
The Delhi Diner
Mountainbrook Inn
Panera Bread
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Fenimore Art Museum
Fairy Springs Park
Plattekill Mountain
John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge
Al's Sport Store
Big Pond
Howe Caverns
Hyde Hall
wood bull antiques
Walmart Supercenter
Lucky Dog Cafe
Good Cheap Food
Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
Price Chopper Supermarkets #218
Franklin Farmers' Market
Liquor Depot
Delhi Liquor Store
The Glimmerglass Festival
Franklin Stage Co
Walton Theatre
West Kortright Centre
SUNY Delhi
Stone & Thistle Farm
Pakatakan Farmers Market
Great Western Catskills Tourism
Catskill Scenic Trail
Delaware County Historical
Two Old Tarts
The Andes Hotel
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Delhi SUNY
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Plattekill and Bellayre
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sherwood Bridge Swimhole
Car: necessary

The western slopes of the catskills is perfectly situated and only a 3 hour drive NW of NYC. Myriad of options all year round both indoors and out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Delhi, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mem Day 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
30 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 4th 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2 2017
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn Leaf Peeping
5 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £77.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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