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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

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
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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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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 4.939394 based on 38 reviews

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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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: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Felicity, Glad you appreciated the house and had a great time. Our more intrepid travelers that come see us in winter always appreciate the winter wonderland that we get buried under!
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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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holiday 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 1
29 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 4th
29 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2
8 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Induction Weekend
27 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 3
29 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn Leaf Peeping
4 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £75.08 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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