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Spacious, Iconic Central New York Farmhouse.

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Spacious, Iconic Central New York Farmhouse.

The Howland Farm is convenient to Ithaca and Binghamton and 10 minutes from Owego. The well-maintained farm house includes three porches, a formal dining room, and living room with fireplace. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and private, full bath with private sitting room. The downstairs is wheelchair accessible, and the bathroom is handicap equipped. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, sitting room and private, full bath. One bedroom has a queen bed, one has a double bed; the third has a single bed. The large country kitchen has a wood burning fireplace. This is a fine spot to relax in an easy chair with a cup of your favorite hot drink. A double oven, four-burner downdraft stove top, dishwasher, large refrigerator/freezer, microwave, Keurig and other appliances make meal preparation and clean up convenient.

The house is equipped with wifi and satellite TV. Three porches assure a comfortable and relaxing opportunity to look out across the vistas provided by this 200 acre farm any time of the day.

There are open fields and woods for quiet walks. A trout stream runs through the property.

A 0.8 mile uphill hike leads to a cabin in the woods with a screened in porch. Pack a lunch an spend the day at the cabin.

The Greater Binghamton Airport is a 25 minute drive. Elmira Regional Airport is 55 minutes from the farm; Ithaca Thompkins airport is 35 minutes, and the Syracuse airport is an hour and twenty minutes away.

Within an easy 40 minute drive of Ithaca, Ithaca College, Cornell and the Finger Lakes, this location makes an ideal base for exploring upstate New York. Owego, a charming small town is just down the road. A 30 minute drive will get you to Binghamton, a larger city with fine restaurants, a symphony, professional theater as well as a professional opera company.

John is the host and lives in an apartment off the shared kitchen where he is available to answer questions, provide farm tours and help in any other way that would enhance your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Owego in Tioga County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Spacious, Iconic Central New York Farmhouse.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place. Hospitality was great.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worked out great for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Here are a number of things we'd like to list about our recent stay at the Howland farm…

Julia was prompt and excellent in her communication with us, from the start to the day we arrived.

John, who is the family home caretaker, and lives on site, was standing waiting for us in the driveway when we pulled in. He gave us a very nice tour of the home. He was willing and ready to meet any needs we had. And we very much appreciated him asking at the end of our stay if there was anything they could do to help make future stays for folks better. We mentioned a very small item, and he quickly noted it and said it would be done…

The house was more than roomy enough for five adults from our family who stayed there.

The shared kitchen was expansive and had everything needed for cooking and baking. We saved a lot of money by eating breakfast and dinner at the house, only having to eat lunch out, while we visited nearby cities.

We enjoyed hiking up the hill behind the house to an old log cabin that had been built by the family decades ago. It is well worth the hike! It's a old road that is easy to follow but also gives you a nice workout in a beautiful setting.

The beds were very comfortable, including having heating blankets for a couple of nights where it got a bit cool.

The back porch is screened in and provides a great place to relax with really nice furniture.

We would recommend this rental, especially to families who want room to visit but also want some room for their own privacy.

It's also very safe and secure for those who may have that concern.

The location is about 35 mins from Ithaca and 45 or so from Cortland. Elmira is about 45 or less mins. The house is easy to find, even though my Maps program showed it being down the road a ways. Julia was smart and sent written directions that were very specific.

We had a great family vacation and this place added muchly to our enjoyment!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerville, Ohio

Pleasant stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and two sons enjoyed our stay at the farmhouse. The house was immaculate, well maintained with every comfort of home. We enjoyed our conversations of the history of the area with John, the caretaker who grew up in the house. We particularly enjoyed the hike to the cabin which seemed like a walk back into time. The property is centrally located for trips to Ithaca and the surrounding finger lakes region. We particularly liked antiqueing the many shops within a 50 mile radius. Local auctions in Candor and Owego also kept us busy. I would recommend the property for an extended stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farm Country as it should be, open fields, fresh air, plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, well kept farm. Would have been great if we would have been able to stay 2 nights as originally planned, but schedule conflicts happen. Getting to enjoy the farm 1 night was a nice sample so we know what to expect next time we come through the Triple Cities.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OMG!!!!!!! Absolutely wonderful and beautiful! Will be back for sure.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and beautiful. John was more then accommodating! Wii return

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for Graduation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights on the occasion of my daughter's graduation from Binghamton University. It was wonderful to have this quiet, slow-paced rental to come back to after the hustle and bustle of commencement activities. The farmhouse has been in the Howland family for decades, and it is well and lovingly maintained. The house and grounds are immaculate. Host John is a walking encyclopedia and we enjoyed hearing about the geology, history, and economy of the area. He even provided a fire pit and laid the fire for us one evening; we so enjoyed sitting around the fire, chatting and singing after a long day. It was the perfect way to relax! And we left with fresh rhubarb grown right on the grounds. Thank you for your lovely home and generous hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Greater Binghamton Airport
Car: necessary

The farm site is fifteen minutes from charming downtown Owego, and thirty minutes from Binghamton or Ithaca, NY. Many families enjoy the easy access to area colleges and universities while others prefer to visit historic Owego or the Finger Lakes many attractions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £11.21
Damage Deposit £224.13

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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