COMFORTABLE SPACIOUS RENOVATED 1870'S FARMHOUSE ON 70 BEAUTIFUL ACRES

Mike Elliot

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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COMFORTABLE SPACIOUS RENOVATED 1870'S FARMHOUSE ON 70 BEAUTIFUL ACRES

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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (Maximum 4 adults)

If you want to stay in a breathtakingly beautiful place in New York's Southern Tier come stay here. We have 70 acres on a hilltop, down gravel roads in one of the most beautiful parts of the East. You cannot see another house from the property - just lovely views into the valley and across onto other hilltops. The quiet is a presence that you can feel and gives you a deep sense of relaxation. The seventy acres is a combination of woods, hay fields, yard, and meadows with a spring fed pond that is wonderful to sit by and offers fantastic views across the valley. There is a dock for swimming, fish/aquatic fowl to watch, and a mini-wetlands at one end with cattails and lilies. You frequently see groundhogs, deer, hawks, and occasionally, hear coyotes in the distance.

The farm house is from the 1870s with two living rooms, tile kitchen with a modern antique gas stove, rear facing entry room with picture window for wildlife observation, enclosed front sunroom, bath, and 4 bedrooms on the second floor. It has a southern exposure for great light, plenty of tall windows to catch the breezes, and the cool hill top to keep you comfortable all through the summer. At night the stars are glorious and you rarely see a man made light.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
September 2013 will always be remembered by us a fantastic stay in a wonderful old farmhouse.

Growing up both my husband and I spent summers at our families farms -- my husband spent his summers on a dairy farm with cows and Belgium horses in Bergen, New York. My farm experience was vegetables and grapes in Columbus, New Jersey. We both remember fields of crops and neat old stoves (like at Mike Elliot's house) where our relatives baked bread and fantastic stews.

We love to drive around on our vacations and Steuben County provided a plethora of unique topography. We drove to Hammondsport to the Bully Hill winery for shopping and lunch. On the way back in the town of Howard we saw a Wind Farm with at least 15 to 20 wind turbines on the hills. In Jasper we saw Amish farms. If you get Canisteo (pronounced CAN IS TEA O) you have to have a meal in Big Papa's restaurant on Greenwood Street. It's nothing to look at from the outside, but inside the atmosphere is pure country friendly (by the way) it's across the street from the "Worlds Largest Living Sign."

You can't visit Steuben County without at least spending a day at the World Famous Corning Glass Works. We walked and watched and walked some more to see the displays of cut, blown and manufactured classware including fiber optic cable. A piece of fiber optic cable the thickness of a human hair carries the same information that a seven foot diameter copper cable did just a few years ago.

For a unique shopping experience you have to stop at Johnny's Variety Store on Jackson Hill Road in Greenwood, Johnny, the owner, is 78 years young and grows his own garlic. For your shopping pleasure he sells knick knacks, toys, t-shirts, American Indian dolls -- you name it-- he has it.

Mike's farm house was so very comfortable with bedding and linens provided. We straightened up before we left, but we didn't have to spend our last morning cleaning which was a really nice touch. Thanks Mike.

Yes Mike, we'd like to return.
Sep 2013
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Mike Elliot

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I'm retired working 25 hours a week at a fitness center which is a surprise as I started my career at one also. I spent 25 years in department and specialty store retailing as a merchant.

I have two lovely daughters who at 36 and 33 still love the farm.

I live in Philadelphia and only wish Greenwood could be as isolated as it is but less than 300 miles away.

But I am very happy that 8 years ago I realized the farm was too special and beautiful not to share with others so my too infrequent trips could be balanced with others pleasure.

I do hope that you will try it also.

Mike Elliot purchased this house in 2000

I wanted a place that was not now, and would not any time soon, become a vacation mecca. With Pittsburgh at 250 miles, Cleveland 275, and DC, Philadelphia, and NYC at 300 Greenwood was perfect. But what struck me was the ad description--organic garden, fruit trees, spring fed pond, updated 1870's farm house, and 70 acres of fields and woods.

Another important reason was my Dad (99 now) grew up in the depression and remembers how people in the country in Minnesota got by a bit easier than those in the cities. He wanted a country farm so together we bought one.

But those are all secondary to my first visit. I drove down lovely gravel roads (who knew New York State even had any) wondering if I was in the right place. After two miles and no houses for what seemed like forever, I came upon this vision of country loveliness at the farm. The owner had not arrived yet so I sat down at the picnic table. There was beauty all around me and deep peace. The sound was so profound that I could hear it! Well after that I had to buy it--it took almost a year to convince everyone but when my wife say a bear run across the road on her first visit she turned to me and said 'we have to buy this place'--so that was that.

Interesting instructions/advice from HomeAway on what to say --'the little touches that made me choose this property'. There are so many--the grassy path through wild flowers leading to the pond--the rolls of hay in the fields from the harvest, the fact that there was a seasonal road coming up the hill with a beautiful curve, the 1920s combination wood and gas stove, the swing on the old apple tree (Northern Spy--good for pies and native to the region). The sun porch, the barn with its huge hand hewn beams and granary, and the fruit trees in the yard. The laundry line from the door to the top of the tree and the woodshed cobbled together with old windows and logs with their bark still on.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115700
(610) 664-3014 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Greenwood Finger Lakes
Savannah, georgia
5

PEACEFULL RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We loved this house and property. The house has everything you could want or need. It's filled w/books, games, kites, snow toys and fishing equipment. Lots of little extras I didnt expect. The views are stunning. We saw lots of wildlife. If you want to slow down, enjoy nature, get back to peace and quite---this is the place. The pond has lots of fish in it. There are miles and miles of awesome places to walk. The kitchen is stocked w/lots of spices and many other extras. The house itself is very comfortable. The bedrooms are simple w/nice bedding and good matresses. Our small dog thought she had died and gone to heaven! It was such a pleasure to be able to take her w/us and watch her get to run free. We highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115700
(610) 664-3014 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Greenwood Finger Lakes
St. Cloud, MN
5

PEACEFUL SPOT IN THE HILLS

  • 5 of 5
My family enjoyed our two-week stay. The house is situated in the hills with a lovely view. The bedrooms are very nice and the beds are very comfortable. The pond is very nice for floating. You can see lots of wildlife - deer, fox, turkey, nice birds. The owner and caretakers are nice people who wish to make your stay as refreshing as possible. You can get to the Finger Lakes region pretty easily (Corning, Seneca Lake and such are all within a 2 hour drive). The local towns (Hornell, Wellsville, Andover) have a very tired feel to them, so if you are looking for local entertainment, you'd have to travel farther than a 20 mile radius. This property is best enjoyed as a retreat away from it all. Bring some books and settle in.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115700
(610) 664-3014 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Greenwood Finger Lakes
Columbus, Ohio
5

PEACE AND QUIET

  • 5 of 5
When was the last time you were outside and heard no noise except the ones created by birds? Or the last time you looked at the night sky and were in awe at the number of stars you could see without city lights interfering? This property is absolutely gorgeous. Even my husband enjoyed being out in the country--he spent most of his days at the pond--fishing. And the dogs! Well, they were in heaven. It was a relaxing vacation and the drive to get to town was lovely so we didn't mind the miles. (I recommend doing your driving in the daytime, though. It does get dark out in the country!) You can easily visit the charming small city of Corning, or head a little further to Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake with all the wineries. You can also easily visit Keuka Lake and all the wineries around that lake. Or just stay "on the farm" and read a good book--Mike has plenty to chose from. If you are truly looking for a peaceful get-away, look no further.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115700
(610) 664-3014 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Greenwood Finger Lakes
Harrisburg, PA
5

PEACE, QUIET, AND AMAZING VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
If you need a place to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of life, this is it! Situated on 70 acres with not another house in sight, this farmhouse can allow even the most stressed-out individual to relax!! The views from everywhere are simple amazing!

My husband, dog, and I just spent a wonderfully relaxing 5 days at Mike's house. The house was VERY clean and well-maintained, and we were very pleasantly surprised by all the little extras we found. The peace and quiet, combined with the comfortable bed and mattress, allowed for a good night's rest.

If you like to walk, there are just miles of places to do it, from the fairly level trail up to the pond, to the almost completely uphill/downhill hike on Murray Hill Road. While it was too cold to use the pond, it was very picturesque and we could see plenty of fish swimming around inside. Our dog had a blast running around and checking out all the new scents!

Mike was wonderful to deal with and super helpful! The house has plenty of brochures on local attractions and things to do.

We would definitely come back and highly recommend this property to anyone that enjoys getting away from it all!!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115700
(610) 664-3014 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Greenwood Finger Lakes
Ellington, CT
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation on the farm. It was everything we hoped it would be. The house itself was charming and very clean. The kids l...
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation on the farm. It was everything we hoped it would be. The house itself was charming and very clean. The kids loved the pond. Our son caught his first fish there! We loved how peaceful and quiet it was with no other houses around. We didn't want to leave and our children are already asking to go back next year. It was a perfect vacation.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115700
(610) 664-3014 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Greenwood Finger Lakes
New Jersey
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

I just wanted to write a brief review of my time spent at this house. I was a bit nervous, as this was my first rental, not to mention with 2 child...
  • 5 of 5
I just wanted to write a brief review of my time spent at this house.

I was a bit nervous, as this was my first rental, not to mention with 2 children under 2 years old and two dogs who are high energy. In all honesty this was the best vacation we have ever had and I was truly depressed packing-up to come home.

The house was exactly what we wanted, quiet, secluded, & CLEAN. The amenities were more than enough for us. The whole place had charm and warmth. The pond or "swimming hole" was beautiful, so nice we spent over 50%of our time just relaxing there fishing and swimming. The property is well kept and the views are spectacular. I was pleasantly surprised over and over with what this property/house had to offer.

Mike was excellent to deal with and the information provided was right on the money. The local people I did meet were warm and friendly, and the few times I ventured to the local towns were very enjoyable. There is also a great golf course about 20 minutes away.

I would highly recommend this getaway to any family who wants to enjoy a simple, but quality vacation, where time spent with family & friends take priority over traffic and high prices.

We are already looking forward to next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2005
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Corning Elmira Regional Airport
Nearest Train
88 Miles
Amtrak Rochester, NY
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 86 N. Hornell, NY
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Keuka Lake State Park
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Denton Ski Resort, Coudersport, PA
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hornell Golf Club
Car: necessary

Well what do you want to do? The farm itself offers wonderful relaxation if you just want to read, relax, write, and talk. Walking around the property or venturing further along the dirt roads gives plenty of exercise and scenic views of farms and nature. It is a great place for bike riding with your choice of flat or steep and there are plenty of spots for canoeing in the region. Within 10 miles the Amish have developed a thriving community and you have an opportunity to visit 6 wood shops to buy furniture, numerous sawmills (if you do your own projects), a quilt maker, a cheese dairy, or to shop in one of their farm stores and buy handmade home accessories, baked goods, and mechanical toys you have not seen since childhood.

Other Activities: Snowshoeing

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Availability & Rates

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Greenwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,100
$3,750
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$800
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
6 night minimum stay
$895
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
8 night minimum stay
$950
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 2014
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 4 2015
9 night minimum stay
$950
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,050
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Processing Cancellation $35
Extra People over 6 $100
Pet Fee $35
Notes Damage deposit is mailed within 7 days of the end of the rental. Cancellations within 60 days of the start of the rental forfeit 1/2 the rental amount.
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Amenities

Greenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Floor and tub newly tiled in 2013 plus new sink and fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New Bathroom added in 2006.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bunkbed Room - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • The bedroom with bunk beds has to be entered through the master bedroom. There are also two rollaway beds for use on the first floor for those that can't manage the stairs to the second floor bedrooms or to add a third bed to one of the master bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Chairs
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
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