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'Spruce Lake Farm' 52-acre log home estate on private 7-acre lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,100 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeps 14, and the perfect wedding venue!

This spacious, elegant, lakefront log home sits tucked away on a secluded 52-acre mountain retreat, surrounded by hundreds of acres of publicly-owned forest and rolling hills. The house looks out onto a beautiful, private 7-acre lake where you can swim, boat and fish. After grilling up your dinner on the oversized deck, take a swing in the hammock and then relax in an Adirondack chair and watch the stars come out in total silence. Situated midway between Woodstock and Cooperstown, Spruce Lake Farm is 5 minutes from quaint Bovina Center, 10 minutes from a premier 18-hole golf course, and 15 minutes from supermarkets, antique shops, fine dining and boutique shopping in Andes and Delhi. Children will love the tree house, play set and beach, as well as the two rowboats and numerous forest trails. Wireless internet and satellite TV are free. Spruce Lake Farm also makes a wonderful gathering place for weddings, reunions and company retreats.

Main level: The main level of this five bedroom, four bathroom house has a wonderful open floor plan and provides the perfect space for enjoying meals, entertaining and relaxing by the huge stone fireplace. The ceilings here are 35 feet high with rustic beams and views of the lake, and overhead is a spacious loft which serves as a library, office and reading area. Also on the main level are the kitchen and dining area, a log-walled bedroom with adjacent full bathroom, a TV room with HDTV and DirecTV satellite service, and an airy sunroom and library area as you enter the house.

Upper and lower levels: The upper level of the house has three bedrooms, one of which includes a loft for extra sleeping space, and two full bathrooms. The lower level boasts a huge master bedroom with en suite full bathroom, and leads out onto a beautiful stone patio overlooking a flower rock garden. The lower level also includes a large screen HDTV, a rec room with ping pong table and foosball table, and a laundry room with two sets of high-efficiency washers and dryers.

Play area: The play area has a tree house, slide, climbing wall, cargo net, swing, tandem swing, trapeze and bench swing.

More Details

Adam Slote
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Adam, your home is a slice of heaven. We had an amazing time. You are so generous sharing it with people. I can not say enough. My only regret is that my Dad who passed in 2010 was not there. He was a Lutheran Minister but also taught dream analysis and Jungian psy. at our local universities. He would have sat next to that fire place and devoured all the books with a large glass of red bordeaux. Needless to say, the group was overwhelmed with the beauty of the home and how well the house is maintained. Great energy!! I will write a glowing review and will looking forward to returning. Thank you for your generosity.
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Bovina Center in Town of Bovina

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 09:00 / Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main level, accessible
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Lower level in master suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upper level
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upper level
  • Bathroom 1 is accessible, with a shower with built-in seat, hand rail, overhead shower head and handheld shower head. However, it is too small to accommodate a wheelchair.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main level, original log walls and ceiling
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lower level, master suite with private bath and garden
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upper level, large floor space
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upper level, view of lake
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , Upper level, with overhead loft
  • Designed to sleep up to 14 adults comfortably, with additional young children sleeping in portable cribs or co-sleeping. Bedroom 1 is on the main level and is adjacent to a full bath with a sit-down shower. The kitchen and dining areas are only 20 feet away. Bedroom 2 is the master suite or 'honeymoon' suite, with full private bath, TV and walkout to the patio and garden. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have king beds and plenty of floor space for portable cribs. Bedroom 5 has a queen bed and a twin bunk bed, plus two twin mattresses on a carpeted floor in an overhead loft area, accessible by ladder.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 26 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Free broadband wifi, no password required Free DirecTV satellite service Two large screen HDTVs Free local and long distance telephone service up to $10/stay


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'Spruce Lake Farm' 52-acre log home estate on private 7-acre lake
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Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Adam

The house is beautiful, guiet, secluded and ordinal. Well equipped. Enough space and beds for 14 adults. We had wonderful time. We wish to come back again. Thank you for bringing extra wood and wonderful service.

Thank you Anna from Long Island

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 12 folks spend the weekend at Spruce Farm Lake and it was absolutely perfect. Everyone had a bed for the long weekend and the property is just as pictured, if not better. Nothing was better than enjoying a cup of coffee on the back porch and looking out on the water and fall trees. We had planned to do a few hikes but ended up loving Spruce Farm so much we spent all of our time at the house. The kitchen is well labeled so it was so easy to find everything we needed. We are already planning our next trip here!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still in Awe...Dragged my heels when it was over!

  • 5 of 5

I hosted and DIY'd my wedding on this property! Everything was outside on the lawn by the lake---it was the most magical and visually mesmerizing day of my life---and for so many of our guests...The views are jaw dropping--from the wild flowers to the reflection of the Lake to the mist in the mornings...It's all pretty surreal and truly a needle in a haystack find! Never will forget this place and how lovely Adam and his house team were--Dying to come back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Wonderful home on magnificent property

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying at Spruce Lake farm. We had 15 guests in town for a wedding and were all able to stay together in the house comfortably with the many bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen was fully stocked and the laundry machines were an incredible bonus. Of course, the property is beautiful--we loved sitting on the deck, walking the trail and taking the row boat out onto the lake. Adam was incredible helpful in arranging our stay and we hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westport, MA

Perfect spot for a private getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Group of 6 mature guys spending our annual summer week vacation together. Property afforded just about everything we needed - house is large, clean and well stocked. Nice combination of rustic and modern interior. Small lake perfect for swimming and fishing. Definitely a quiet, secluded location. Owner very responsive when questions arose. We had a great time even though the weather was not ideal as there is a game room and plenty of space to relax, read, play cards etc. Appreciated the fact that the TV was not in the main room so there was no temptation to turn it on when hanging about indoors. Internet worked well which these days is a must.

Gave it 4/5 stars because in our 25+ years of rentals we have had a couple places that were slightly more to our liking - lack of AC made it a little uncomfortable when humid and there is no cell phone service. You need to drive 5 minutes to top of the mountain to make calls. We were able to text from the property and there is a landline at the house which is available to tenants at no charge. So outside of these somewhat minor points, the house and surrounding property are ideal if you want to get away and have a great time. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more at Spruce Lake Farm on our weekend away. The space is large and comfortable, perfect for a bigger gathering/retreat. The house was very clean, well-stocked and a pleasure to cook in. Adam was very easy to work with and fast at responding to questions. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure. You took wonderful care of our home, which was much appreciated. Please come back anytime!
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Catskill Mountain Artisan's Guild
Cross Roads Cafe
Tuna III
Blue Bee Cafe
Stephens Antiques & Collectibles
Paisley's Country Gallery
Russell's General Store
The Andes Hotel
Brushland Eating House
Wonderful local restaurant in Bovina Center.
Table on Ten
Peekamoose Restaurant
Hawkeye Bar & Grill
Town Tinker Tube Rental
Glimmerglass Opera
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Belleayre Ski Center
Hunter Mountain Resort
Plattekill ski resort & mountain biking
Catskill Scenic Trail
Car: necessary

Only 3 hours from New York City, the village of Bovina is midway between Woodstock and Cooperstown in the heart of the famous Catskills region.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.61
Pet Fee £17.94

In summer, our minimum stay is 6 nights, for $3900. In the off-season, our minimum stay is 2 nights, for $1700; 3 nights is $2400; 4 nights is $3000; 5 nights is $3500; and 6 nights is $3900.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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