Cherry Ridge Farm is located two miles from Bovina Center, New York in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Bovina is a wonderful little town, frozen in time, and tucked away in rolling hills only 3 hours from New York City. Time truly stands still up here!
Our farm house is very private, set back from the road on 145 acres of property and adjacent to state-owned land. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and one full bath off a large hallway. On the main floor are a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room (seats 10), laundry, half bath and kids playroom (with board games, toys and videos). We have kept the house simple and unpretentious. It is decorated with a mixture of antiques, original art and family favorites. Renovations include refinishing the old pine floors throughout the house, new windows, plumbing and appliances.
Across the front of the house is a big covered porch with plenty of comfortable seating for relaxing, dining and views of the perennial garden.
Outside, there are two old barns. We have made the upstairs of the horse barn a game room so the kids can play ping-pong and air hockey on rainy days. It also doubles as a quiet space for painting and drawing.
In 2013 we built a swimming pond about halfway up the hill behind the house, with a dock for sunbathing and relaxing in total privacy. There are also 2 1/2 miles of trails on the property for hiking, running, mountain biking or strolling through the fields and woods and observing nature. At night, next to the stream that flows behind the house, you can build a bonfire in the fire pit and watch the stars and satellites above.
We hope our special getaway appeals to you and look forward to welcoming you to Cherry Ridge Farm.
My husband Michael and I purchased our farmhouse from a dairy farmer in 1988. We are both originally from upstate New York and instantly fell in love with the Bovina landscape. We were living in New York City at the time and would drive up every chance we got to work on the place. Over the years we have renovated every room of the house, built wide trails throughout the 145 acre property, a large pond, as well as rock walls, perennial and vegetable gardens. Our children grew up visiting "the farm" for vacations and also love the area and all the family memories!
We spent the last two weeks of August at the farmhouse in Bovina. We've rented other properties in the Catskills, but this is the first one that not only lived up to our expectations, but exceeded them. The property itself is enormous (well over 100 acres), gorgeous, and beautifully maintained. It was a pleasure to simply sit on the front porch and drink of cup of coffee or a glass of wine. My husband and dog would hike up to the top of the hill behind the house every morning and take in the amazing view. We swam in the pond, played lots of dog Frisbee on the grass, and went for long runs on the Catskill scenic trail nearby.
The kitchen was well equipped and spacious. There was a nice Weber grill outside. And we made dinners many nights from produce purchased at local farm stands and farmers' markets and vegetables and herbs straight from the garden. If we didn't feel like cooking, we could drive to the nice little restaurant in Bovina Center, or get Friday night pizza in Bloomville, or just grab a burger and a beer in Andes.
Our two weeks in Bovina were supremely idyllic and we were sorry that we had to return to the city.
We have been to Cherry Ridge with family and friends several times. It is perfect. The farmhouse is simple but has everything we need, and the setting among the rolling hills of Delaware County is amazing. It is one of the most beautiful places we have been. Our kids spend a lot of time playing in the horse barn and we love walking up the paths behind the house -- the views of the valley from up there are stunning. And now there is a swim pond halfway up! There is also a nice walk into town for breakfast or basic supplies. The beautiful porch is a great place for morning coffee. We like to eat meals out at the picnic table, and have a bonfire at night. The owners are lovely to deal with. We are always sad to leave.
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