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Pristine Farmhouse -- 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Many Ahhhhhs

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

Special Offer: Extend Your Weekend Away -- Fourth Night Free! 1 October - 1 May

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Montour Falls - 1860 Farmhouse -- 5 Bedrooms

5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11

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 and a crib

•The Downstairs Room, queen bed plus a fold out couch for one person

All rooms offer wireless Internet with central air 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 and living/sleeping room.

There is plenty of parking and a fenced-in large back yard to enjoy the chiminea 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.

You are expected to leave the house in the same condition in which you found it -- please leave beds unmade upon departure.

We have a three-night minimum. Check-in at 4 pm and check-out at noon.

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."

"Perfectly clean."

"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?"

Please note the booking rate is VERY low for 2016 as we are making various upgrades including new mattresses (done), new interior decor (done), remove pine tree for more light (done), upgrade landscaping (in progress), paint exterior of home (June 2016), paint fence (June 2016), overhaul front entrance (June 2016), replace plumbing (fall 2016), replace downstairs shower (fall 2016), replace flooring (winter 2017), and new roof (spring 2017).

Bonus section on Wining, Dining and Exploring

Wine, Dine and Explore

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 micro-brewery 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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Sarah

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

Why Sarah chose Seneca Lake

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gave you a 5 star review. Hated to because I'd like to keep your house my secret -- smile.
Apr 2016
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Pristine Farmhouse -- 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Many Ahhhhhs
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews
Royal Oak, MI

A step back in time

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harpers Ferry, WV

Quaint, charming and ideally suited for us.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation with Charm

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, lots of space for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Hartford, CT

quiet, perfect for weekend with the family

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely historic home overflowing with country charm. My family and I spent the holiday weekend here to explore the Fingerlakes and the location is perfect - easy drive to the lakes, parks and wineries. Rooms are clean, everything was in working order. We spent one memorable night grilling and making smores in the backyard - our dog was happy as they yard is fenced in and she could roam freely. Sarah is very pleasant and easy to communicate with, and even allowed us to stay extra days because of the holidays - so very accommodating! Cannot beat the GREAT value for renting this home while discovering the beauty of the Fingerlakes!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you back again -- with more surprises and upgrades planned!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Montour Falls, Seneca Lake

Special Offer: Extend Your Weekend Away -- Fourth Night Free!

Special Offer From:
Dates 01-Oct-2016 to 01-May-2017

This place was made for a weekend away -- with best girlfriends, guys running the track, families wanting to get away from it all. Pay for three nights, receive the fourth at no additional charge. Five bedrooms!

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 4.0%

Enjoy! A three-night minimum is required.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Montour Falls in Finger Lakes

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , full bed
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

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Portable wifi hotspot

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