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ENJOY AN OLD FASHIONED CATSKILL MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

William A. Haas

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse

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ENJOY AN OLD FASHIONED CATSKILL MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse

Overview

Walton Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILED PRICING/RATES

Credit card payments accepted.

The famous and maintained Finger Lakes Trail System runs right up to our Farm (website for trail conference is fltconference.org).

===45 MINUTES FROM WALTON TO EXCELLENT WINTER DOWNHILL SKIING SUCH AS BELLAYRE MOUNTAIN IN THE NORTHERN CATSKILLS=====

Come and enjoy our Catskill Mountain retreat. Private, extremely quiet, 38 acre farm with 1800's farmhouse, chicken coup, and huge post and beam barn. The property has a spring fed swimming pond (with boat) and a large year round stream with concrete bridge over to barn.

If art is your thing, then sit on the bridge overlooking our year round running stream and paint our barn.

One can fish either in our private stocked pond, stream, public reservoir with provided row boat provided (Cannonsville), or on the world famous Delaware River (our pond row boat can be easily transported for use on the river if desired).

The property also has separate campsites, one at the top of our mountain boasting a panoramic view of the Catskill mountains and valley below. Campouts work great at these spots.

Best of all, our farm borders New York City's Cannonsville Reservoir offering (with our own right of way) thousands of additional acres to hike or hunt.

====NOTE: THE ENTIRE FARM WILL BE FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE. NOBODY ELSE WILL BE ON THE PROPERTY WHILE YOU ARE THERE=====

Trophy hunting is available at our farm or on the DEP property

The reservoir itself is walking distance from the house. This reservoir offers excellent fishing, either from the shore or from our farm's reserved row boat for your personal use. The Cannonsville Reservoir is also open to sailing, canoing, and Kayaking.

At night, sit by our fire pit, look up at the stars, and you’ll think you’re in a planetarium. On Spring nights, our pond comes alive with the serene sound of peepers which will lull you to sleep.

The farm is truly a beautiful place to stay. Bird watching and wildlife photography is also a favorite past time at the Farm with Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Wild Turkeys, deer, and other wildlife regularly seen.

Inside the home, make yourself comfortable with a game room (pool and ping pong table), stocked modern kitchen, wood stove, screened in porch, four bedrooms (large master bedroom on the main floor), open living room with exposed wooden hand hewn beams, as well as knotty pine throughout.

The house comes with its own chicken coup and you can enjoy fresh eggs every day (don't worry about feeding or caring for the chickens-they have a self waterer and self feeder).

Cozy up to the wood fire and read a book or sip some hot chocolate as you watch the snow falling gently on the fields.

Although the farm is isolated, there is free wireless internet, free coast to coast long distance telephone, as well as 2 satellite televisions (50 inch HDTV in master bedroom). We also have one VCR and two DVD players (one hooked to the 50 inch HDTV).

The house also comes with a water cooler (hot and cold) as well as a Keurig Coffee Maker (pods sold at our local supermarket). There is also a Farberware coffee percolator as well as a drip coffee maker for your use.

Rate is:

Low Season (January 2nd to June 30)-250 for first night, 250 for second night, and 100 for each additional night. For each person above 8 in party, a 10 percent per day additional fee per person will apply). This only applies to guests over the age of 5.

High Season and Holidays-375 per night first night, 375 per night second night, and 125 per night each night thereafter. Again, number in party over 8 will have an additional 10 percent per night rate applied (only applies to guests over age 5).

------LONG TERM RENTALS CONSIDERED AT A 25 PERCENT REDUCED FEE----

A deposit of $200 is required to reserve property. Balance is due upon arrival. OWNER MEETS ALL GUESTS AND SHOWS THEM AROUND PROPERTY. If emergency comes up and you cannot rent property, the 200 dollar credit will be provided for another rental date (based on availability and within one year of original rental date).

A $200 Security deposit is required and fully refundable after departure. We hold (do not deposit) this separate check. It is either returned to guest or destroyed by owner one week after rental is complete.

There is also an $125 cleaning fee. The house will be professionally cleaned prior to your arrival (including all beds made, linens cleaned etc.).

Go To Youtube and put in Dryden Brook Farm to see latest videos of the property. Description is below.

Keywords: Farm

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
William A. Haas (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2014

About William A. Haas

My wife and I bought this property in 2007 as a weekend vacation spot. We have been enjoying it ever since. We have improved greatly on the property and friends have told us what a great place the farm would be to rent. We decided then to share our vacation spot with others.

William A. Haas purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house and property with us. You did a great job on the house. We had a lot of fun playing pool in the evenings and roasting marshmallows. So many stars at night out here. We enjoyed the chickens-especially the rooster who chased us quite a bit. The boys had fun going out in the boat. They didn't catch any fish but enjoyed the beautiful scenery and saw a couple of beavers. I took many nature pictures with my camera. Our kids even saw a snake shedding its skin. We hiked, rode bikes, and played badmitten. It's so peaceful and relaxing out here. We also enjoyed watching the swallows, especially the one who had a nest on the porch. On our last day, she hatched her eggs and we saw the little ones. We hope to come back to your beautiful Dryden Brook Farm. Thank you again.



H.K. and Family
Aug 2010
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
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5
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Enjoy an old fashioned Catskill Mountain Christmas
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 29 reviews
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Enjoy an old fashioned Catskill Mountain Christmas
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Walton Catskills
Staten Island , ny
5

perfect area for my family

  • 5 of 5
I recently visited the Dryden Brook Farm with my daughter's and a family friend. It was everything we expected then some. The owners were more then kind with allowing us to have an exciting and peaceful. Vacation all in one, by sharing their country home. I thoroughly enjoyed my tranquil row on the resivour. My daughter's loved the beautiful clear skies at night for star gazing by a camp fire. Perfect get away spot in the moutains if that's what you want. I'll be back. Thanks
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy an old fashioned Catskill Mountain Christmas
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Walton Catskills
5

Amazing family getaway

  • 5 of 5
This is an amazing property with two genuine, friendly, awesome owners. They open this home totally to you! We had fun just sitting around, playing ping pong, eating eggs from the chickens in the chicken coop or just hanging out. Nights by the fire roasting marshmallows and making s'mores were perfect! Barbecued chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers were the perfect end to a day outdoors. The stars look brighter outside at night in this serene area. It was relaxing to walk the land and listen to or watch the stream and pond. Dryden Brook Farm is great for relaxing family time. You can do as much or as little as you like. Anything works well there! We felt so at home! Thank you for a memorable stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Walton Catskills
5

Great for kids

  • 5 of 5
We and our 3 boys (ages 5 - 8) had a wonderful week here. So nice to curl up around the wood stove and watch the Winter Olympics. Also, we were blessed with a good foot and a half of snow on the ground so we had some world-class sledding ourselves on the road up to the mountain top. After two days of riding/packing it down you could sled it from the top of the mountain all the way to the bottom.

A particular deer passed through the back yard each day, to drink from the stream and nibble some of the apples that remained on one tree. We saw many different small mammals' footprints; wish I could identify them.

And our kids made the most footprints of all. They had a blast tromping through the stream and up around the mountain. And also playing with the pool table / ping pong table. If you have kids that like the outdoors, they'll probably have a great time here. Ours are already asking us to go back.

The ground floor layout is really nice: a bunch of connected open spaces, so people can be in their own area -- preparing meals, eating, watching TV, playing pool -- but still all connected. Cozy and relaxed.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Enjoy an old fashioned Catskill Mountain Christmas
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-(845) 541-2419 (New York, USA)
Walton Catskills
5

Great Friends Getaway for New Years 2014!

  • 5 of 5
The house was exactly as described. It had a very warm vibe and was spacious. It was the perfect combination of past and present. A farm house, with a neighboring chicken coupe, that also had flat panel TVs, cable television, and wi-fi! The location was amazing. There was snow everywhere and a hike path which went over a bridge and up a small mountain so that we could have an incredible view of the surrounding area and the valley. The property owners were very friendly and patient enough to answer all of our many questions. Long before we even left we we were all saying that we hope to come back in the summertime.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Enjoy an old fashioned Catskill Mountain Christmas
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Walton Catskills
Chester, NJ USA
5

One of a Kind Farmhouse Rental

  • 5 of 5
My two sons and I stayed at the farmhouse last week. We stayed 7 nights and it was too short of a time--we loved it! To have the experience of all that open space, fresh eggs from the henhouse in the morning, a cold water swimming pond whenever we wanted, open meadows to wander in--was fabulous. We live in the suburbs and are established here, so having a farm is not in the cards for us now. However, because Bill and his wife Shari rent theirs out at such a generous price, my boys and I could have an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this farm.

We boated in the Cannonsville Reservoir (pass needed, no problem go to NYDEC website), fished for brook trout in Dryden Brook which runs through the property (put them all back in the water--they are too small and perfect to harm), hiked to a scenic vista, and had delicious food which we prepared in the farm's kitchen.

The house itself is so typical Catskills that I loved it. It is white with green trim on the outside, and has a renovated interior. Bill and Shari have placed beautiful knotty pine throughout, the house has newish windows, and the floors are wide-plank wood. It is solid, rustic, and very livable--even if you are not in the Catskills for the pure hunting or fishing experience.

My teenage boys loved the game room which has ping pong and pool. I grew up with older siblings who were very competitive at those games; it was a joy to see my own boys battle it out in ping pong and learn fun, new games. They hadn't really played much prior to coming to Dryden Brook.

The local grocery store we used was The Big M--not far at all--and we went for many hikes. My sons (who caught smallmouth bass and trout during the week--the big trout are in the West Branch below Cannonsville...we fly-fished), loved to watch television at night on one of the farmhouse's large flat screens. Of course, it was Shark Week, so that helped...

As the advertisement went, it was indeed an old-fashioned Catskill summer...one which memories are made of. Indeed, cool nights (averaged in the low 60's, high 50's), and warm days (but never humid during the week we went in early August). Two other words that come to mind about Dryden Brook might be bucolic and pastoral.

If you want a unique experience for your family, Dryden Brook Farm is for you. It is quiet enough to think and the brook is just loud enough to help you dream...

Kerri and family...
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Kerri,

Thank you for the kind words and we're so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Hope to see you again soon.

Bill and Shari Haas
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Walton Catskills
Brooklyn, NY
5

This Might Become A Tradition

  • 5 of 5
This place is absolutely amazing! This visit was our second within a year and we loved it even more than the first. We made campfires in the fire pit during the constant light snowfall, played pool and table tennis, and we *almost* completed a puzzle! The town of Walton is only twenty minutes away and features some great antique shopping opportunities. The owner, Bill, is the friendliest person. Just like last time, he went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. The pictures do not do this place justice. The house is gorgeous and convivial. The property, with its babbling brook and barn, is about as serene as you can get. It's the perfect getaway from the big city and it has become a cherished location for me, my wife and our friends.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Walton, NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hancock, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 17 exit 87a Hancock, Cadosia
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Walton, NY
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Elk Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

One hour drive to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.

Abuts marked finger lakes trail system.

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Rates & Availability

From $143 Per night

Walton Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season and Holidays
Sep 17 2014 - Jan 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes The daily rates above apply to the first two nights of your rental. If you stay longer than two nights, the rates drop considerably (range between $100.00 and $125.00 dollars per night).
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Amenities

Walton Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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