VACATION LIKE GATSBY ON THIS HISTORIC 500-ACRE FAIRY TALE ESTATE

Albert Geldmacher/Property Manager

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Sleeps28
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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VACATION LIKE GATSBY ON THIS HISTORIC 500-ACRE FAIRY TALE ESTATE

Sidney Center Estate Rental Photos and Description

12 Bedroom, 7 Bath Manor Rich in History & Class - Sleeps 20+

Get away from it all and vacation like a Standard Oil heir at this gorgeous country estate, open to the public for the first time since its prewar conception.

Steeped in wealthy history, this former vacation home, built in the early 1900s by New York's most famous equestrians (and heirs of a Standard Oil founder and Rockefeller partner), has been meticulously maintained for decades. The view of the surrounding 500 acres overlooking the Butternut Valley provides a peaceful retreat from the city and an amazing backdrop for New York's most grandiose weddings. Whether you're looking to bring your family together for a reunion or to hold the classiest of weddings, Centennial Farms Manor is the most prestigious place in upstate New York to do both.

Each guest suite (part of the sleeping rooms) has a working fireplace, high-thread-count linens, private bathroom and French doors leading to balconies. Other bedrooms have privacy and shared bathrooms. Imagine enjoying a rich cappuccino in the courtyard each morning while the birds sing and the horses graze in pastures as far as the eye can see.

Take a dip in the totally refurbished 20'x40' swimming pool, go for a hike and photograph a number of our property's small waterfalls, play some croquet or lawn games, enjoy a horse-back ride, or roast dinner over an open fire. Peruse the history of the house, enjoy a good book by lamp light, or feast on a gourmet meal prepared in our huge kitchen. When evening embers glow dimmer, you can reflect on a glamorous day in the most beautiful place on Earth with a cocktail in front of one of the 10 fireplaces (winter guests only).

Your room is spacious, inviting and private. Guest suites have private baths and soft, cushy linens to snuggle into. What could be better?

Contact us today and plan your own fairy tale retreat in New York.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Albert Geldmacher/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012

About Albert Geldmacher/Property Manager

We are the first non-heirs to own this property. We purchased the property, several other structures (Butler house, Carriage House, Laundry house, Farm House, Village Farms complex, etc.) and over 550 acres because we are crazy about horses and history. We've tried to maintain the charm of yesteryear while providing updates, also. At Centennial Farms Manor, it's all about enjoying the rewards from a life of working hard. Cheers!

Why Albert Geldmacher/Property Manager chose Sidney Center

Construction began on Centennial Farms Manor in 1914, was placed on hold due to the War, then completed between 1917 and 1920. The widow of Al Bostwick, son of Standard Oil millionaire Jabez Bostwick, remarried attorney Fitch Gilbert, Jr. and they spent summers here, vacationing with her children. One of her children, George Herbert 'Pete' Bostwick, is the most legendary polo player of all time, as well as a tennis champ and a steeplechase winner. We still have the Butler's house, the Carriage house, the laundry house, and the original 'Village Farms' farm-house and barns. We have our Thoroughbred boarding and breeding facility across from the old polo fields. The history of this place is phenomenal. We are the only owners since the Bostwick/Gilbert family to own the place and we have tried to keep the historical charm intact. Please, be our guests!

What makes this estate unique

Solitude. If you'd like to dance through the acres of soft green lawn in your jammies, have at it. You will only have to share the serenity with the deer, the birds, and the trickling brook just across the lawn. Enjoy some peace.

Sleeps28
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Vacation Like Gatsby on This Historic 500-Acre Fairy Tale Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Vacation Like Gatsby on This Historic 500-Acre Fairy Tale Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438844vb
Sidney Center Catskills
5

A Wonderful Family Reunion in a One-of-a-Kind Property!

  • 5 of 5
Our family recently returned from a very special vacation at this lovely estate. Our family had a wonderful 3–generational reunion and so enjoyed the beauty of the surroundings. The view is magnificent, the home so inviting and comfortable, with ample space for our large family! The children had lots of fun riding the horses; singing and playing music around the fire pit in the light of gorgeous sunsets; playing ball games on the huge property; swimming, and hiking through trails in the woods and a brook with waterfalls. Our only recommendation would be to install heating in the pool, if possible. We look forward to renting this unique home again in the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Vacation Like Gatsby on This Historic 500-Acre Fairy Tale Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438844vb
Sidney Center Catskills
South Carolina
5

family of 15

  • 5 of 5
We called it our mansion and for a week we lived the life. House is great, views are incredible, fires every night for s'mores. Pool was refreshing and room for many to play and splash, kitchen held us for breakfast and card games. All 15 around the grand table for dinner and room to spare. Children had fun picking different bedrooms to sleep in and fans were all some needed. It can only be imagined the grand lifestyle that had occurred in the house that at times we felt like peasants running around in our swim suits. Thanks to Vicki and Jen for all the memories.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much! We really appreciate such a warm review and are grateful you chose to be our guests!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Cooperstown Westville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Empire hotel
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Oneonta
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Oneonta restaurants
Car: recommended

We are located off Baker Road, about 33 miles from Cooperstown. Oneonta (site of Cooperstown's All-Star Village) is only 20 minutes away, with a plethora of shops and restaurants.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sidney Center Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$895
From
$895
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,245
$22,410
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Event Fee $1,250 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Hurry!! 2013 prices good on any future bookings finalized by October 31: Minimum 1-week stay during June, July, and August is $5950 and includes tax, cleaning, coverage. Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed with a contract and deposits are paid. $5950 rate INCLUDES cleaning, taxes (12%), accidental property damage coverage ($89), but not refundable security deposit (varies).
We charge half down at time of reservation, and the other half at least 60 days prior to your stay. We require the refundable security deposit of $2000 a few weeks prior to your stay.

We prefer payment by check, but also accept MC, VISA & AmEx.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sidney Center Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet , This bathroom is the only one downstairs.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , This bathroom is not attached to a bedroom.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the Servants' wing. Great hot water!
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Opens to bedrooms on both sides.
    Bathroom 3 - Opens to bedrooms on both sides.
    Bathroom 2 - Opens to bedrooms on both sides.
    Bathroom 1 - Opens to bedrooms on both sides.
  • 7
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a TV with satellite.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This west-end bedroom has a TV with satellite.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Hunt Suite (Master) and Dolly von Stade Suites have Queen beds, Double Beds (7) Belmont, Derby, Saratoga Guest Rooms have double beds, as do the Barrow, Carson, Mason and Dawson Rooms in the 'Servants Wing'., Twin or Single Beds (5) Pimlico Room has two twin beds, Churchill (library), the Parlor downstairs, and the Preakness (nursery) can have single beds arranged beforehand., Baby Cribs (1) in Preakness Room or available upon inquiry, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in Great Room downstairs
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
For all sporting activities outside of lawn games, guests must provide equipment. Please inquire about any of the following: Hiking, Pool, Barbecue, Fire-pit, Croquet, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Lawn Darts, Bocce Ball, Horse shoes, Sledding, Mountain biking, Horse-back riding, Hot air balloon rides, Hunting small game (with license), Snowmobiling, Carriage Rides, Hay rides
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