5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms; bedrooms sleep 9 guests
- english, spanish, italian
About Tom Givone
The homeowner, Tom Givone, is also the designer of the Floating Farmhouse, one of several 19th century structures that he has renovated in a similarly historic/modern fashion. His projects have been featured by Dwell magazine, Architectural Digest, and other international design forums and publications. Tom lives full-time in NYC but sneaks away to the country as often as he can.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Delightful and magical
There is nothing this property doesn’t possess for the perfect getaway.
A dreamy, magical stay
This house was a dream and the focal point of a magical weekend celebrating my best friend's bachelorette party. Tom was a pleasure to interact with -- he's extremely responsive and offers great suggestions about the area and things to do. We had an amazing time at the house and one of the highlights was using the wood burning pizza oven to make our very own personal pizzas (private chef Kristen was amazing btw!). The surrounding town is also adorable and we were able to enjoy a beautiful hike and a delicious brunch at The Heron. Highly recommend this house -- we would love to return in the future.
Fantastic Floating Farmhouse!
We had the pleasure of spending the weekend at the Floating Farmhouse, and it was FANTASTIC!!!! It was the perfect place to escape the city and celebrate my sister's bachelorette. The owner, Tom, was a dream to work with and made the entire process of renting a house and planning a weekend to remember incredibly seamless. The Floating Farmhouse was every bit as advertised. The property is absolutely beautiful and proved to be a restful retreat for our laid back group. The house was impeccably clean, spacious and inviting. If you love the modern farmhouse look, this is the place for you! We took full advantage of everything the house and the surrounding area had to offer, thanks to Tom's local attractions guide. I highly recommend private yoga in the barn with ChiHive studio, a private chef from Early Bird Cookery to experience farm to table cuisine, a concert at bethelwoods just a short 15 min drive up the road, hanging with alpacas at buck brook farm, enjoying a day out on Lake Superior in pink glitter paddle boats and dining at delicious restaurants (the heron & launderette) in Narrowsburg overlooking the Delaware River. We loved the Floating Farmhouse so much that we are already planning a trip to go back again next year!
This is easily the most beautiful home ever!
Tom was a dream from the beginning to the end of the process, hooking our group up with the amazing Kristin who became our chef for the weekend and a fast friend, as well as the wonderful Susan of the Chi Hive for a spiritual end to a debaucherous and wonderful weekend in a beautiful home. It was a special weekend for my sister and she said it was the best weekend of her life - mission accomplished! Thank you Floating Farmhouse!
Our second time back!
This is the second time we have stayed at Tom’s Floating Farmhouse, and we had an even better time than we did the first time! He has updated a few things around the home, including renovating the beautiful barn (perfect for weddings, dinner party settings, or just enjoying the view). His taste level is an impeccable balance between clean, modern simplicity with the touch of “farmhouse antiques” you would expect in the Catskills.
He expanded the creek to create the perfect size swimming-hole to enjoy on a hot sunny day. The waterfall seemed to be the main attraction with our crew to stand under for a nice water massage!
The house is so spacious and is ideal for large parties. Each room has it’s own cozy setting, so you do not feel like you are on top of each other. In our group of ten, each person could escape to their own area without being disturbed! As our trip was a work creative retreat, this was ideal for us to spend time together- and apart.
The amount of love and hard work that is constantly put into the house is clearly visible! Tom’s home is not just a wonderful place to stay, but extremely inspiring.
Perfect team building retreat
I organized a retreat and strategy session for my team and opted for the peace and beauty of the Catskills. When I found Floating Farmhouse, it was a dream come true—gorgeous design that made our time there extra special, huge kitchen that we used to make delicious artisan pizzas, and finally, great responsive communication from Tom, the owner, who made planning easy. Thank you again Tom, and we will be back!
The Floating Farmhouse, located in the heart of the Catskills, is just outside the historic hamlet of Narrowsburg, NY. This postcard-perfect little town, perched high on the cliffs overlooking the Delaware River, offers antique shops, art galleries, SOHO-style stores, a coffee house, and elegant Al fresco dining along the banks of the river. Also nearby is Skinner’s Falls, where you can swim, canoe, go inner tubing, or just sun on the rocks and read the Sunday Times as the pristine waters gurgle all around you. Closer to home is Lake Superior State Park, which features a swimming area, sand beach, picnic areas with grills, and rowboat and paddle boat rentals. The Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, a 15-minute drive, features artists from Dave Matthews to The Moody Blues. Hiking, golf, horseback riding, and skiing are all within 30 minutes.