|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A renovated 1850s Farm House situated on 3 acres with panoramic views of Seneca Lake awaits you. There are two bedrooms--one King bedroom and one Queen bedroom. There is also a fold out sofa for extra guests and a private office with high speed internet if you need to stay in contact with the outside world. Do you like to cook? The remodeled kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, spices, and cooking oils for whatever you'd like to prepare. The property also includes a number of out buildings. Two of these buildings are available for guests--one is an old carpentry shop and is equipped with exercise equipment, reading books, and a TV/DVD setup. the other is a renovated chicken coop that now serves as a small beverage/activity station under enormous English walnut trees. A large section of the yard is in a fenced-in area (helpful to keep children and pets from wandering off too easily) that has a fire pit/food smoker, horseshoes, croquet, and beanbag toss games. We hope you love this property as much as we do and enjoy your stay.
A native Ohioan, Steve has worked in Upstate New York in the Agriculture and Wine businesses for over 15 years. Kelly was born in Rochester, New York, and launched her photography business in this house. You'll see why when you visit the area, the scenery is fantastic. Steve and Kelly now work in Rochester, New York, so they can't be at the property as much as they would like to be.
Steve Richards purchased this farmhouse in 2001
Steve had always wanted a place in the country, with a nice water view and a nice big, red barn--and he found it! The previous owner, Harold Palmer, had been there since 1935 and was a carpenter--building many of the cabinets and making many of the renovations himself. Harold's father, Jack, started Palmer's Lake Rides in the early 1900s. The 'Stroller' can still be seen and ridden in Watkins Glen to this day. Steve was very honored that the family picked him to own and take care of the place.
The history of the place, the views, and the fun outbuildings and patio make it very easy to relax. There are also barn swallows to watch as they acrobatically swoop in and out of the barn windows and chat with each other on the electric wires. There is also a red tailed hawk that nests in the corner of the property and an unlimited number of critters. After all, it is an old farmstead!
Had a wonderful week on Seneca Lake in this perfectly located house. Literally down the street from a distillery, a brewery, and several wonderful wineries. Short drive to Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, and the Finger Lakes National Forest is essentially across the street. Our dogs loved every aspect of the large back yard and with the fenced in area we did not have to worry about them frolicking off-leash. Well equipped home in a very fun area. Thank you Steve for sharing your home with us!
Our family spent a week at the house and really enjoyed ourselves. The house is located right on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail (while it's close to the road, the house is surprisingly quiet and feels secluded). The views are beautiful - the lake and vineyards to the west and horses on a pasture to the east. The house is pleasant and had everything we needed, and when we had questions, Steve (the owner) was available and responsive. We didn't use the exercise room or the tiki bar - there was just too much to do in the area, but lounging around on the grass or having dinner out on the patio looking at the sun setting over the lake was beautiful. We'll definitely consider coming back!
This place was incredibly charming. Books, WiFi, well-stocked kitchen, roomy yard, fields for the dogs. My bed was really comfortable, too. Wineries and Waterfalls. Who needs Tuscany, anyway?
We stayed 3 nights at this great farmhouse with our dog who loved the expansive yard with beautiful views of Seneca Lake and a vineyard right behind the property.
The property is perfectly described and well worth a stay if you plan to visit the area.
We went down to Corning to the Corning Museum, amazing place, well worth a visit, we made our own glass blown pumpkins, which was fun. Visit their website for information.
Hector Farmhouse is a delightful 2 bedroom house with fantastic views over Seneca Lake. The master bedroom has a huge, super-kingsize bed and is very comfortable. The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and there is a comfortable, queen sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen is very well equipped and there are several eating areas both indoors and outside.We thoroughly enjoyed both the house and garden. The property is obviously well-loved and cared for by the owner,
There are three vineyards within walking distance, of which Ryan Williams is the best. Within a short drive there are many other vineyards. We particularly liked Standing Stone which had consistently good wines across their entire range. There are also beautiful walks and waterfalls within 45 minutes drive. Recomment the R. Treman State Park near Ithaca - fantastic waterfalls in the upper park and a large cascade you can swim in in the lower park.
I would strongly recommend both the property and location. A great vacation.
What a great experience in the Finger Lakes! We arrived Friday evening and we instantly impressed with the house, the grounds, and the VIEW! Spectacular day and night! We enjoyed sitting on the hill watching the sun go down while the dog ran around and worked off some energy. The location is ideal-near some of the best wine the region has to offer. The kitchen is exceptionally well stocked and the beds and bedding are in great shape. Open up the windows and the airflow throughout the house is fantastic!
I'd recommend this house to friends and family and anyone looking for a weekend retreat.
Almost every water activity, banking groceries, restaurants, and hospital/medical care are within 10 miles of the house. Great regional cuisine is practically next door. The house is also on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, so there are at least 80 wineries within a 30 mile radius. Watkins Glen is 9 miles South of this location as well.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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