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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 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:
22 April, 2018

About Jeff

Retail Fashion Executive in NYC

Jeff purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Jeff chose Delhi

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
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Delhi in Delaware County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Max overnight occupancy 6 people including children. Day visitors and small gatherings allowed. No large parties.
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.


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Bear Hill Farm, Delhi NY - Restored 1850 Farmhouse On Winding Country Lane
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 39 reviews
Jacksonville FL

Winter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

Not sure where to start... Our week at Bear Hill Farm was all we hoped for and more. We planned our trip from our home in FL with the goal of finding a cozy and unique place to stay for Christmas week with our 4 young adult children, 2 of whom live in NY. We selected this property as it looked like it would meet our needs, and it did. Plenty of room, comfortable, well stocked and clean. The kitchen is a dream! It is complete with just about any gadget or appliance you could need. The bathroom that is also a shower was a bit off putting at first, but it was a fantastic shower, and a cool experience if you are brave enough to shower with the window coverings wide open! The claw foot tub in the upstairs bath was a nice way to warm up and relax. All the beds were comfortable, and the down comforters kept us warm during the subzero temps. I forgot to mention - it was darn cold the week we were there!! We used the wood burning stove constantly, and the gas one in the kitchen to take the chill off at times during the day. The heated floors were wonderful, too! We dared the weather and took the 4+ mile walk twice, and saw some stunning countryside. Jeff the owner was excellent with communication, and Jeff the caretaker was incredibly helpful and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the house from him. The only thing we had not expected was how seriously remote the location is. But, that is not a negative! It posed a small challenge as these southerners had to remember how to drive in icy snowy conditions! The snow plows came by a couple times daily which was cool! All in all, we give our experience at Bear Hill Farm 5+ stars. We hope to be lucky enough to return in the summer months and experience the beauty of that season there! Thank you so much, Jeff & Jeff

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay at Bear Hill Farm!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely charming. The kitchen is beautiful, well stocked and rest of the house is spacious, cozy and has comfortable beds. Both Jeff the owner and Jeff the caretaker were excellent hosts and offered great advice about the surrounding area and made us feel very welcome upon our arrival. I would highly recommend this house to anyone in need of a quiet getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean and relaxing country home!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better house. I loved all the detail to the house and Jeff did a great job of making sure the place was clean, comfortable and ready for us upon arrival. We stayed here while our son played ball at Cooperstown Allstar village (about a 25 minute drive) and we enjoyed every second of the wonderful country home. It is such a peaceful home to relax and unwind with your family. We hope we can return one day and enjoy a different season!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house and property

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place for my family to stay while my sister was getting married at Maple Shade Farm. The bridal party got ready here and took photos as well. If I wanted to get away for a weekend or needed a place to stay while visiting up here, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: D, glad you enjoyed and so honored to be part of your family's wedding. Please send me some pics. Hope to see you again soon.
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Simply delightful! Loved this property for so many reasons!

  • 5 of 5

Here are the reasons we loved this property:

1. Jeff (#1), the owner, is very thorough, responds promptly and has equipped the house with everything you need- and even things you didn't realize you would want after you arrived. There is an iron and ironing board, the cupboards have spices, tons of paper products, games, excellent wifi... I could go on and on.

2. Jeff (#2), the caretaker who lives next door, will greet you upon arrival and can tell you wonderful stories about growing up in the house. We enjoyed his company so much we had him over for dinner.

3. The kitchen is very well equipped. We made a huge Father's Day dinner and had everything we needed to cook and bake. The stove and oven are gas.

4. The outside area has a hammock, (my favorite spot) a swing, a Weber grill, and a fire pit. There is also a brook that flows right down the side of the property and creates the most relaxing atmosphere.

5. Two cars fit in the driveway and there is additional parking across the street.

6. We took a wonderful walk on the country roads- about 4 miles and saw tons of butterflies, cows, horses, and deer.

7. The towels and bedding were high quality and the upstairs bathroom was supplied with toiletries in case you have forgotten anything.

8. I grew up in an old farm house and this one has SO much charm. The kitchen has a stone floor, but the majority of the home has wooden floors. The downstairs shower has a rain shower head and a hand held shower head and the entire room is the shower. The upstairs bathroom has a claw foot tub. The dining area is surrounded by windows and overlooks the beautiful bubbling brook and back yard. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 couches. Two bedrooms could each be considered as a master bedroom, another room has a sitting area with a table and a single bed, and the fourth bedroom has two twin beds.

My kids, ages 17 and 21, loved this house, too. They never turned on the T.V. and enjoyed exploring the property and lounging in the comfortable beds.

If you are considering booking this property do not wait. I know it books up fast!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melaney, so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. If you're ever back in our neck of the woods please come see us again. Thanks for your stay, Jeff.
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New York, NY

Beautiful farm house in beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I were looking for a quiet, relaxing Memorial Day weekend in the country and that is exactly what we got! Bear Hill Farm is a lovely house with great features, well stocked kitchen and an easy, open feel. Both Jeff the owner and Jeff the caretaker were lovely to deal with and made the experience even more enjoyable. We will definitely go back there again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sherry, Glad you could spend your Memorial Day weekend with us. Hope to have you stay again soon.
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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.74
Pet Fee £35.87

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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