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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres

Mike Elliot

Member since: 2005
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres

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

Overview

Greenwood House Rental Photos and Description

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.

*Special Update--to give you an idea of the appeal of the farm--of the 15 weeks rented in 2014 10 were to repeat renters (one family's 5th time) and five were new. For 2015 one of the 5 new renters is already a repeat while 5 of the repeat renters have already booked again.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Elliot (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Mike Elliot

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 38 and 35 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

Why Mike Elliot chose Greenwood

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Comfortable Spacious Renovated 1870's Farmhouse on 70 Beautiful Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Farmhouse for a few years now – first as a couple and then with a family. It is an Amazing place that really takes you away from it all, the noise and congestions of a city and allows you to relax, to reflect, to read, to write, to paint, to sculpt... We look forward to coming here all year long and mixing our summer days with delicious Finger Lake wines and splashing in the pond. And we always come back relaxed, restored, rejuvenated. Living in a busy world, it’s hard to believe that places like this still exist and I am very grateful to the Owner for sharing it with us and am writing in hope that others will discover and enjoy it too.

Wake up early in the morning and run to the pond, where water is like steamed milk. The spider webs sparkling in the wild flowers, like a fine lace. In the house, these is an interesting library. Cozy up on a comfy couch or on a veranda, daydreaming and looking out on the rolling hills. Look outside through the big dining room window, hanging like a nature painting, and you will see a rabbit. Venture to a forest grown over farm fields and you will find an old pick-up truck or a rusty combine, now resting peacefully, try to guess their age. Here you will see more deer than people. And at dusk, the fields are aglow with fireflies. It’s magical and can you almost expect to see a Unicorn.

The Farmhouse is truly a Home away from Home. It offers modern-day comfort seamlessly complementing its original character. You feel that it’s deeply loved and cared for. It’s immaculately clean and spacious. And the Owner is Pleasure! The Guestbook in the Farmhouse is filled with happy visitors, many returning.

And should you want to escape the solitude, there is always lots to do and see in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, with charming towns and friendly people, festivals and local wines and cheeses, waterfalls and nature trails.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Cozy Farmhouse, Scenic Views

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this wonderful farmhouse In Greenwood. It is in a quiet, peaceful, location in the middle of 70 acres of land. The home has been furnished with some amazing pieces from local Amish craftspeople, along with some lovely antique pieces. Everything about this house is clean, comfortable and cozy. The kitchen is very well-equipped with everything you could possibly need or want. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. Each day we walked the quiet country road and enjoyed the beautiful area. There are two bathrooms with showers. Everything you need is provided. We went prepared with plenty of food since shopping is a little far from the house. If you bring everything you need, you never have to leave the tranquil environment of this lovely home. They also have Dish satellite t.v. and wireless internet. All the comforts of home. This is a great place to get away for some solitude and relaxation from everyday life. We plan to return next year. I would say that it is a house for all seasons. We love the fall and winter in the country and this is the perfect place.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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
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
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: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway

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Texas Hot Restaurant
"I love Texas Hot--the name refers to their signature hot dogs but I like their country platt..."
Country Kitchen
"Lot's of good things about Country Kitchen-the new building and décor after a fire are big. ..."
Whitesville House Tavern
"The place to get Beef on Weck sandwich and a good pitcher of beer to go with it. Invented i..."
Muhleisen's
"Local Steak House in Almond--has low priced steaks and so so salad bar--just nothing wonderf..."
Country Crossroads Feed & Seed -- CLOSED
"What can I rate this for--getting mulch to keep the garden weeds down and hay to protect the..."
Valley Grill
"Valley grill is in Canisteo and the nearest place for breakfast and lunch--no dinner served...."
Big Papa's Happy Days
"Here is a guests review: "If you get Canisteo (pronounced CAN IS TEA O) you have to have a m..."
Wegmans Hornell
Wegmans
"Most convenient Wegmans to shop in as you come into Greenwood from the east. Plus more vari..."
Corning Museum of Glass
"Wonderful place to visit but particularly as a day trip on a rainy day."
International Museum-Ceramic
"Interesting but small museum--nice activity along with a visit to Alfred University"
Twin Hickory Golf Club
"This is the nearest golf course."
Ski Denton
"This is 40 miles away"
Swain Ski Center
"One of the two nearest ski resorts--37 miles away."
Jeff Circle C Stables Inc
"Nice stables"
L'Italia Restaurant
"Very nice restaurant--you could be dining in an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia or NYC."
Wellsville Creative Arts Center
"Nice Live entertainment plus art classes, exhibits, and a fun cafe/coffee shop inside. Chec..."
Andover House
"Nice homey antiques store--specializing in ceramics--open weekends. The owners have full ti..."
Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Corning Elmira Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hornell Golf Club
Nearest Train
88 Miles
Amtrak Rochester, NY
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 86 N. Hornell, NY
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Denton Ski Resort, Coudersport, PA
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Keuka Lake State Park
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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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Greenwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$800
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,150
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
$800
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2015
Oct 17 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$800
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2016
Jan 5 2016 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$725
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$250
$675
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
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:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming

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