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2 farmhouses,12 acre lake,112 acres, sleeps 27, largemouth bass, swimming,fun!

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

9 Bedrooms + foldout beds, 3 Baths, sleeps 27

Fall weekends are beautiful!

Great for family get-togethers, country wanderings, events, small weddings, private getaways, and family reunions.


Holiday weekends have special pricing due to high demand.

Welcome to Buck Brook acres, 2 lovely private farmhouses on a secluded 112 acres with a stocked, private 12 acre lake. Wide trails cut through the deep woods for hiking, big floating platform for swimming in the spring-fed lake.Large paved stone patio with 3 big outdoor tables, sun umbrellas, and plenty of comfortable chairs. Cook burgers on the gas grill, add some lemonade and cocktails as you gaze across the wide lawn and laugh at the life-size Holstein cow and calf! 5 minutes from the Beaverkill for fly fishing. Swimming dock, gazebo, and rowboat with wide, cleared grassy road around the lake. Pick blueberries, hike, fish, swim, cook, eat, and relax in a place big enough for your best friends and their families. Great for a small, rustic wedding, too!

The 2 houses are rented together, as one package.

Smaller farmhouse sleeps 6-8, larger farmhouse sleeps 12. Perfect for large parties, family reunions, or Big Chill get togethers, or just invite your friends.

This beautiful secluded family property includes our own 12-acre private lake, (right outside the door,) stocked with largemouth bass. There's a renovated 1910 farmhouse with all modern conveniences and newer appliances, next to a large rambling farmhouse with huge flatscreen TV, lots of bedrooms, a big great room, pool table, wood burning fireplace, enclosed porch and room for everyone to spread out. Wander cleared trails through deep woods with hilltop views, wide grassy road around lake. Nice old red barn for that country atmosphere, plenty of fields and pasture. Large swimming dock with gazebo for fishing or relaxing. Outdoor stone firepit. Both houses have an enclosed sunporch, both have fireplaces.

The larger house...

Big, rambling farmhouse with HUGE gathering room, 9 foot dining table, pool table, almost soundproof TV room, piano, newly reupholstered chairs and sofas from the 50's, some nice old wood pieces reminiscent of Grandma's house. Sleeps 12, (14 with fold-out) 3 bedrooms downstairs (1 with bath) 2 bedrooms upstairs (good place for kids).

There are 3 nice size bedrooms downstairs in this house, while upstairs there are 2 rooms with 5 beds in them (fun for kids.)

Fireplace, great screened porch with cushy, wicker furniture.

Close to Jeffersonville and Roscoe, great restaurants and golf and tennis at Tennanah Lake. Pick blueberries and blackberries or relax by the lake. Fishermen! We are a 5 minute ride from the Beaverkill Junction Pool and main street in Roscoe! Reserve now for the next trout season.(Or just fish at our lake...)

25 minutes from Bethel Woods and the Woodstock Museum. Don't forget the Roscoe Diner and Micro-Brewery in town.

5 minutes from exit 94 on Route 17

Please, no ATVs or mini-bikes or 4 Wheelers

Please contact me for last minute rates and special offers. At times I have a few days here and there that I like to book at the last minute. Check the calendar and call me.

Keywords: Beaverkill, farmhouse, family reunion, fishing, swimming, Catskills, Bethel Woods, wedding, Roscoe.

More Details

Mary Ellen Gherardi
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Mary Ellen Gherardi

I inherited this property from my mother, and have been determined to keep it updated and beautiful since I have owned it. Several generations have grown up going to "the farm"- it was originally a dairy farm-and even though we lived in Westchester cities and towns, we always had a bit of the Tom Sawyer life waiting for us in the Catskills. A great stress reliever and wonderful getaway, Buck Brook Acres has been a joy and respite for all of my family members. A cool fall night, a great big lakeside fire, throw in a guitar and some warbling voices, and you will forget that New York is 2 hours away.

Mary Ellen Gherardi purchased this farmhouse in 1948

Why Mary Ellen Gherardi chose Roscoe

It's like having your own park and lake, but we are close to towns, restaurants, Bethel Woods Concert Venue, Woodstock museum, and the soon-to-open Montreign family entertainment park and casino.

What makes this farmhouse unique

On Buck Brook Acres, you feel isolated, but you are close to cute towns and great restaurants, Bethel Woods music venue, Shandalee and antique auctions in Jeffersonville. The property has a great stone patio for cocktails and conversation, and private trails for your more pensive moods. Climb to the top of the hill for a 'Sound of Music' view of the Catskills.


Roscoe Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please, no prom groups.
  • Only rent FULL WEEKS in July and August.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The half bath mentioned above is in the basement.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • The upstairs in both houses have no bath. You must come downstairs to use a bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Boat; satellite TV.


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2 farmhouses,12 acre lake,112 acres, sleeps 27, largemouth bass, swimming,fun!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

extended family getaway July1-11,2009

  • 5 of 5

With 16 members of our family ranging in age from 8 months to 71 years we arrived for 10 days in what turned out to be our own private nature wonderland. The houses were comfortable and accomodated our family well. Most of our living was done in the larger house with one couple and several kids sharing the smallr house for sleeping.

The lake, though small was adequate for the kids and for the swimmer among us. We boated in the flat bottom row boat provided and fished from the shore and the gazebo. Although no large fish chose to take our bait, the kids got a great kick out of catching the litte fish and throwing them back into their natural environment.

Although we felt totally removed from civilization, the market and necessities of life were only a short distance away. Th owners provided excellent directions to towns and local attractions although we were content to just hang out on the property. The rasberry bushes were laden with ripe berries and picking and eating were more enjoyable activities.

Thanks to the owners for providing us with the opportunity to enjo such a wonderful retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy you had a great time, and I only wish to have everyone experience the peace and old-fashioned fun that a simple week in the country can provide.
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beautiful setting for a family reunion

  • 4 of 5

Thirteen family members met to celebrate birthdays. Everyone had a good time. We brought kayaks but a rowboat is provided. Pond is fully stocked and early morning was a great time to fish. The fire pit was a great place to relax and the kids made smores. We had some rain but the pool table provided indoor fun. This place is remote. Try to bring everything you need with you.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! Although Buck Brook feels remote (no visible neighbors) there are towns and grocery stores, restaurants and convenience stores within 10 minutes. But most people just stay on the property and relax. I hope you come back again.
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Great spot for a fall, multi-family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting. Perfect for our large group with friends, including little kids.

Owner was responsive, house had plenty of room to socialize and hang out, cook and feast, with lovely grounds -- including the pond.

Thank you so much. The pictures on this site don't do justice to the two houses.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! I can't tell you how happy it makes me hearing that other people like our little farmy vacation spot. I hope you come back again-when it's hot out the lake is great! Thanks again. Mary Ellen
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Every summer, our families come here

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of 5 families that have been staying at this house for the past 6 summers, and we all love it so much. We are 9 adults and 12 kids and we all fit comfortably in the two houses, and we all just love the privacy of the 100 acres of land and having our own private lake to enjoy swimming in. Even though it's been six summers that we've spent at this location, we always find new things to do - taking the row boat out on the locate, berry picking, taking hikes in the woods, some years we've brought a volleyball net or bad minton, hammocks to hang in the trees, etc. Every year, the owners have also made slight improvements to the house, too, and this year we really enjoyed the new patio and outdoor dining tables with umbrellas. We go to the farmer's market in Roscoe on Sundays, and some of the guys enjoy going fly fishing or playing tennis at the local tennis club. I rent a lot of houses in various places throughout the year to vacation with kids and I have to say, this is always our favorite spot and it also helps that the owners are really super nice people to work with. We love it and plan on coming back year after year and we recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property with your own lake

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth time in five years staying at Buck Brook Acres. We absolutely love this property. We have enjoyed fishing and swimming in our own private lake. We have hiked the huge 100+ acre property every time. The rustic houses really add to it's charm. After we have our BBQ feast in the evening, we spend the nights under the moon and stars making smores and having some drinks around the fire pit next to the lake. I have rented many properties all over the New York area and this is the only one I keep coming back to. There's something really special about it.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I love to hear people are having a great time at the farm. It does get under your skin after awhile-there's just something about it... Many thanks Mary Ellen
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Better every year

  • 5 of 5

Here again! Our fourth year, better every year. We seam to pick the right time of the year, trees in color, cool enough for a outdoor fire,too. Can't wait for next year!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tennanah Lake
Car: necessary

Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center is nearby. The Beaverkill Junction Pool is 5 minutes away.

NO ATVs, 4 Wheelers, or Mini-bikes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $100

Prices change according to the season and number of people. Mid-winter could be as high as 900 per night depending on number of people and pets.

Reserve well in advance for summer and fall foliage weeks

Contact owner for off season rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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