|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Welcome to a slice of way back when. Nestled in the heart of New York wine country and five minutes from the Watkins Glen International Raceway, Seneca Lake, sunset cruises, funky antique shops, peaceful waterfalls, winding trails, world class restaurants, wineries, breweries and tasting rooms, this farmhouse built in 1860 is flooded with light, fresh breeze and a laid back attitude. The moment you open the door, you'll take a deep breath and say, "I could definitely relax here."
Five rooms are available:
• The Green Room, king bed
• The Burgundy Room, queen bed
• The Wrought Iron Room, full bed
• The White Room, two twin beds
• The Downstairs Room, queen bed
• There is also a fold out couch for one person on the first floor
• A Pack And Play crib is in the closet of the Burgundy Room
All rooms offer wireless Internet with central air conditioning, ceiling fans or windows that open for fresh air.
Evenings welcome you back to a relaxing front porch or fenced-in backyard -- pets welcome.
The house is completely furnished with four bedrooms upstairs, and one bedroom on the first floor. There are two full bathrooms, one on each floor, one combined with a first floor laundry room with washer and dryer, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, kitchen nook, pantry, and formal dining room with comfy dog couch and living/sleeping room.
There is plenty of parking, including for trailers (just park in the public area across the street) and a fenced-in large back yard to enjoy the fire pit at sunset.
Smoking is prohibited inside the house. Occupancy is limited to 10 children/adults plus an infant on the property.
Includes WiFi, linens, towels, blankets and pillows, basic spices, dish soap, trash bags, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, and propane for gas grill. There are many kid games, stuffed animals and toys.
You are expected to leave the house in the same condition in which you found it; however no need for vacuuming or deep cleaning -- please leave beds unmade upon departure.
Check-in is at 4 pm and checkout at noon.
Please note the booking rate is very low for 2017 as we are making various upgrades including new mattresses, pillows and bedding (done), new interior decor (done), ceiling fans in all rooms (done), remove pine tree for more light (done), new shower heads (done), replace electrical breaker box (done), dressers in all rooms (done), paint exterior of home (done), and new cookware, games and toys -- we plan to plant hydrangea bushes, paint interior of home, paint fence, replace plumbing, replace downstairs shower, replace carpet, new roof, and new deck in back with fire pit (all planned for 2017).
Rave Reviews -- The best part of sharing our home is how people feel about their visit:
"It was so peaceful. We'll be back again."
"A beautiful home, a beautiful area."
"So warm, inviting, tidy and smells like a little slice of heaven."
"The rooms are spacious, airy, clean and comfortable. Great bedding!"
"Check the yard at night -- fireflies!"
"Lovely setting, calm atmosphere, a great night's sleep . . . what's not to love?"
Things to Do
Watkins Glen International Raceway
Cities of Ithaca and Corning
Watkins Glen State Park
Many, many waterfalls
Boating and Cruises on Seneca Lake
Seneca Sailing Adventures -- so fun!
Wineries, Wineries and More Wineries
Finger Lakes Hiking Trails
Corning Museum of Glass
Fall Color Tours
Best Restaurants in the Area
Bianco's is a local favorite offering casual, authentic Italian cuisine. Five minutes away
The Grist Mill Café has a funky atmosphere and great healthy food. Ten minutes away
The Stone Cat is a local favorite (and our hands-down favorite), especially for girls' night out. Great food. Ten minutes away
Grist Iron is a new microbrewery done very right -- great beers, great atmosphere and great food.
Glenora Veraisons offers gorgeous views of the lake, upscale dining with a wine tasting room. Fifteen minutes away
The Mate Factor Café is a hippy heaven with natural surroundings and organic food. Twenty-five minutes away
Moosewood is our favorite vegetarian restaurant in the country, right in our back yard! Twenty-five minutes away
The Esperanza Mansion offers beautiful grounds and a lovely place for brunch/dinner or Mom-daughter time. Just over a half hour
There are many vegetarian and vegan restaurants available throughout the area.
My husband was raised in way upstate New York, and I was raised in Michigan. We now live in the DC area with our two little ones and two dogs. We LOVE to come to the property when we can -- definitely our home away from home.
Sarah purchased this farmhouse in 2005
I love open windows and sun coming through them; my husband is a car nut who loves the area for its focus on cars old and new; we love the restaurants, sunset drives, going for ice cream (almost nightly!), letting the dogs and kids run around the back yard and the much less hectic pace and simplicity of this + 150 year-old home.
Gave you a 5 star review. Hated to because I'd like to keep your house my secret -- smile.
Our stay at this home was a pleasurable one.
The property is located a very short distance to town and less than 15 minutes to Watkins Glen raceway. This allowed us to make multiple trips back to the house throughout the day to check on our pets. Additionally, the layout for our yorkie and golden was perfect and made us ( and them ) comfortable as they could both be placed in the roomy gated area off the dining room with central air while we were out and about doing activities with our kids.
Overall the home was very clean and well-stocked with all the necessary household items. This farmhouse possesses charm with its high ceilings, attractive decor and has ample sleeping and living space which made our stay an enjoyable one.
We are looking forward to booking again this summer.
I came out with a couple of girlfriends to run the Wineglass Marathon (Bath to Corning). We had a wonderful stay at this place. The house is different than any other I have stayed in. It is like truly stepping back in time. It fit our needs for a girls weekend perfectly. It was very clean. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are large, we each had our own room to sleep in and there were rooms left over. The kitchen was well equipped and we made good use of the front porch to sit and relax. It is conveniently located to Watkins Glen with many yummy places to eat and the state park right there. It is also a close drive to many of wineries.
The owner was fantastic to deal with!!!
The place has a large kitchen table where we all naturally gathered. We had a puzzle going the whole time and a glass of wine in our had while we were doing it. What a fantastic long weekend.
Sarah is a great, accommodating owner. There were 10 in our group and we all enjoyed having this farmhouse as our base location for a race weekend at Watkins Glen International. We especially enjoyed our evenings around the fire pit in the backyard. Thank you, Sarah.
We really enjoyed staying in the farm house. The rooms where spacious with a lot of character. My nieces and nephew loved the stairway out of the kitchen up into their room. The upstairs bathroom even has a footed tub. My dad took a nap in the hammock in the backyard. It was too hot for a fire, but there is a ring and wood ready to go. The grill worked out really well and allowed us to keep the temperature lower inside.
The house was clean and ready for us. Sarah was very communicative. We found it quite pleasant to talk with and work with her.
The farmhouse is within a 10 minute drive from many waterfalls, a few small towns, and the lake. Watkins Glenn, an excellent hike, was really easy to access. A parking pass gives you access to the trails and the pool for the day. On a weekend like we had, where the temperatures were in the upper 90s with humidity pushing the heat index over 100, we were grateful being staying in a house with central air, and to have access to the pool so many waterfalls.
If you are looking for relaxation and recreation I would highly recommend booking a long weekend at the farmhouse. Enjoy!
Our extended family of 9, ranging in age from almost 2 to almost Social Security, spent about a week here. The location was perfect for activities on both sides of Seneca Lake and convenient to Watkins Glen for shopping and dining. Family friendly with lots of comfy beds, a well equipped kitchen, a big table for family dining and games, and a big back yard, it was perfect for our needs. With 7 adults prepping for a wedding, there were plenty of hot water and towels!
The farmhouse was clean and nicely decorated and we had no qualms about the children playing on the floor. We also enjoyed the front porch and the backyard hammock. It was a very peaceful and restful spot.
The Finger Lakes area has so much to do we easily could have spent twice as much time here. Hiking, wine tasting, sailing and kayaking on the lake, to name a few, were easily accessible.
If we ever return to this area (and we live on the West Coast) we would love to stay here again!
Had a great experience staying here for 4 nights...lots of room for our group of 8 - we enjoyed having a drink on the front porch and toasting marshmallows in the backyard.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£400|
Enjoy! A three-night minimum is required.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.