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John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.

Bedrooms 5
Space 306 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10 comfortably. Great room/ LR/ den.

Beautifully restored, extremely private, ca. 1850 farmhouse - John Burroughs' 'Old Home'. Unsurpassed views, hundreds of acres to explore, and many local family activities for all four seasons. The East Branch of the Delaware River flows through town; the Pepacton Reservoir is 15 minutes away. Ski Plattekill is just over the mountain; Belleayre, Hunter and Windham are within 45 minutes; Pakatakan Farmers Market; Roxbury Arts Group; and Cooperstown (National Baseball Hall of Fame - 1 hour away). Golf at Shepard Hills a stone's throw away, or at Hanah fifteen minutes away. Roscoe (fly fishing) is an hour away. Skiing, golfing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and places of great interest are all close by. The John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site (his burial place) is just up the road, adjacent to the farm, as is Woodchuck Lodge. Walk the land that inspired John Burroughs, and drink from the same spring that has supplied the house since it was built.

The Homestead has been completely updated and restored, and everything is brand new. The furnishings are all new (Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn), supplemented with a few vintage pieces. The house has a cook's kitchen/great room, with all new Bosch appliances, and a Tulikivi wood-burning stove (table seats 10). The living room has a wood-burning stove and tv (DirecTV); the den has a tv. There is wireless satellite high speed internet. Second floor laundry room has Bosch front loading (he) washer and dryer. Bed linens and towels are provided.

In addition, there is a restored shed adjacent to the barn, in which you can store your sports equipment (bikes, golf clubs); there are two 'cages' so - please bring your own padlock(s) if you wish to secure your belongings there. Brand new Weber gas grill and outdoor seating for 10.

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Patricia Dana
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Roxbury, New York

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 306 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • cold water dispenser
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor hall bath.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Master bedroom en suite (2nd floor).
  • All bathroom fixtures are brand new (master bath has vintage claw foot tub). Restoration Hardware vanities and hardware. All brand new Pottery Barn towels provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest BR; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest BR; 1st floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Guest BR; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , In completely private loft.
  • Ground floor has one bedroom with Queen bed; 4 other bedrooms are located on the second floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • porch/lanai
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • deck wood
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
Completely updated and restored historic home (ca. 1850). Cook's kitchen has all new Bosch appliances with second wall oven; 4 counter stools. Kitchen/great room has soapstone wood burning stove. Living room has wood-burning stove and flat screen tv. Den has second flat screen tv. (DirecTV). All new Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn furnishings and amenities, supplemented with some vintage items.


Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Roxbury, New York

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$286.56 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$373.77
Tax Rate 10.0%

$230/$250 cleaning fee per rental or once per each week of rental, depending on size of party, length of stay, and holiday. Rental and cleaning fees are subject to sales tax (Delaware County).
A minimum deposit of at least 20% of rental fee is required to secure reservation.
Rental is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 occupants. No smoking; no pets. See website for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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