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Bear Hill Farm, Delhi NY - Restored 1850 Farmhouse On Winding Country Lane

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Located on a secluded, winding country road. Set among rolling fields and forests, surrounded by gardens, waterfall streams and stone walls the house is both rusticly simple and modern at the same time. A four season communion with nature.

Hand restored Greek Revival farmhouse. Gourmet kitchen with radiant heated hand cut local bluestone floor and cozy heating stove with full views of gardens through panoramic floor to ceiling windows. Two comfortable downstairs sitting rooms with original hand cut pine floors, one with woodburning stove and other with TV. Mahogony walled wet space with rainshower and huge windows allow you take 'outdoor' showers year round. Upstairs three bedrooms (2 queens, 2 twins) study and bathroom with soaking tub.

Fieldstone patio with Weber BBQ, stone fire pit, covered side porch, streamside hammock, and many other restful spots throughout the grounds and outbuildings.

A secluded escape from hectic city life in the ecologically protected NYC watershed (this is the water we drink.) Streams and wetlands afford abundant wildlife watching. Eagles soar overhead and coyotes howl at night. On a clear night gaze at the Milky Way and watch the shooting stars fall to earth.

Great hiking year round and skiing at Plattekill and Belleayre in the winter. Cooperstown and the All Star Village are both short antique, wine and cheese shop lined drive away (via college town Oneonta) and SUNY Delhi maintains beautiful hiking trails and a world class golf course nearby.

A great place to get away from it all with some friends or family, especially for those who love to cook. Explore the local villages and farms by day and share a home cooked meal or enjoy the local restaurants at night.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Jeff

Retail Fashion Executive in NYC

Jeff purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Jeff chose Catskills

Beautiful farmhouse property with streams, gardens and forests set in an idyllic location in upstate NY.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Close enough for a weekend from NYC yet worlds away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

He was there over the email every step of the way, as well as his friend at the place to get us situated. The house itself is big, clean and very up to date. The yard has a great vibe to it too with all the Christmas lights, stream and swings. The house had all the essentials, even toothbrushes for guests. Kitchen is loaded with all kind of spices you can only imagine.overall a great stay.

Original Posted on AirBnB
Dec 2014
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Delhi Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • West Bedroom - 1 queen
    North Bedroom - 1 queen
    East Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Caretaker on premises.


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Bear Hill Farm, Delhi NY - Restored 1850 Farmhouse On Winding Country Lane
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 35 reviews
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Simply delightful! Loved this property for so many reasons!

  • 5 of 5

Here are the reasons we loved this property:

1. Jeff (#1), the owner, is very thorough, responds promptly and has equipped the house with everything you need- and even things you didn't realize you would want after you arrived. There is an iron and ironing board, the cupboards have spices, tons of paper products, games, excellent wifi... I could go on and on.

2. Jeff (#2), the caretaker who lives next door, will greet you upon arrival and can tell you wonderful stories about growing up in the house. We enjoyed his company so much we had him over for dinner.

3. The kitchen is very well equipped. We made a huge Father's Day dinner and had everything we needed to cook and bake. The stove and oven are gas.

4. The outside area has a hammock, (my favorite spot) a swing, a Weber grill, and a fire pit. There is also a brook that flows right down the side of the property and creates the most relaxing atmosphere.

5. Two cars fit in the driveway and there is additional parking across the street.

6. We took a wonderful walk on the country roads- about 4 miles and saw tons of butterflies, cows, horses, and deer.

7. The towels and bedding were high quality and the upstairs bathroom was supplied with toiletries in case you have forgotten anything.

8. I grew up in an old farm house and this one has SO much charm. The kitchen has a stone floor, but the majority of the home has wooden floors. The downstairs shower has a rain shower head and a hand held shower head and the entire room is the shower. The upstairs bathroom has a claw foot tub. The dining area is surrounded by windows and overlooks the beautiful bubbling brook and back yard. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 couches. Two bedrooms could each be considered as a master bedroom, another room has a sitting area with a table and a single bed, and the fourth bedroom has two twin beds.

My kids, ages 17 and 21, loved this house, too. They never turned on the T.V. and enjoyed exploring the property and lounging in the comfortable beds.

If you are considering booking this property do not wait. I know it books up fast!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Beautiful farm house in beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I were looking for a quiet, relaxing Memorial Day weekend in the country and that is exactly what we got! Bear Hill Farm is a lovely house with great features, well stocked kitchen and an easy, open feel. Both Jeff the owner and Jeff the caretaker were lovely to deal with and made the experience even more enjoyable. We will definitely go back there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sherry, Glad you could spend your Memorial Day weekend with us. Hope to have you stay again soon.
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Luxury in the country

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Bear Hill Farm! Jeff was the perfect host, very attentive and also flexible. The house is just fabulous with great art, nice luxurious touches on linen and towels. House is not really suitable for toddlers due to the steep steps, but it didn't stop us from having a great time and the kids loved playing in the snow outside

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Felicity, Glad you appreciated the house and had a great time. Our more intrepid travelers that come see us in winter always appreciate the winter wonderland that we get buried under!
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Brooklyn, NY

Clean, beautiful and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long winter weekend in this beautiful farmhouse. The beds were comfortable, everything was clean and the kitchen was well stocked. The views from the house were serene and our kids enjoyed playing on the swing outside. Although the house is close to the road, I could probably use my fingers to count the number of cars that went buy over the three days we were there. The caretaker met us shortly after we arrived and told us the history of the house and answered any questions we had. Our goal was to get out of the city and enjoy some quiet family time which is exactly what we did. I highly recommend this house and host. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kirsty, Glad you had a relaxing winter getaway and that the house suited you. No better person than Jeff, who was born at Bear Hill Farm, to give you the stories and take care of you. Hope to see you again soon.
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Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome 3-day stay at Bear Hill Farm. Loved the kitchen the nearby activities - we did some great hiking and the local restaurants were fab!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Reeva, We were glad to host your last minute getaway. Pls come see us again soon.
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New York


  • 5 of 5

Bear Hill Farm is simply amazing. There is a lot of eclectic art around the house that are thought provoking and make great conversation starters. There are a lot of comfortable seating options around the house and two heaters that warm up the place. The bathrooms are interesting - one has a shower (no tub), toilet, sink and the other has a toilet, sink, and tub (no shower). The three bedrooms are on the second floor and are very comfortable. You must be careful on the steps though as one of us slipped on the second to top step and tumbled down the steps (no major injuries - whew!) The 6 of us stayed in for most of the time during our 3 night stay, playing games, eating/drinking, watching netflix/youtube. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need and the dining table is nice and big, overlooking the backyard. Our dog also loved the place and the snow in the yard. There is not much to do in the immediate area other than go on walks and hikes. The 4-mile walk around the house was quiet and easy. There is an easy hike (bramley mountain hike) a 30-minute drive away. The caretaker (Jeff) and owner (also Jeff) are wonderful, and we'd recommend this place for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, we're glad that you all enjoyed a peaceful quiet New Year's weekend away from it all. If you come back up in the summer we'll have to send you kayaking or horseback riding near by and recommend some of our local restaurants and other hidden away nightlife spots :) Happy New Year!
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Hanford Mills Museum
Table on Ten
The Blue Mingo Grill
Brooks BBQ
The Delhi Diner
Mountainbrook Inn
Panera Bread
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Fenimore Art Museum
Fairy Springs Park
Plattekill Mountain
John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge
Al's Sport Store
Big Pond
Howe Caverns
Hyde Hall
wood bull antiques
Walmart Supercenter
Lucky Dog Cafe
Good Cheap Food
Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
Price Chopper Supermarkets #218
Franklin Farmers' Market
Liquor Depot
Delhi Liquor Store
The Glimmerglass Festival
Franklin Stage Co
Walton Theatre
West Kortright Centre
SUNY Delhi
Stone & Thistle Farm
Pakatakan Farmers Market
Great Western Catskills Tourism
Catskill Scenic Trail
Delaware County Historical
Two Old Tarts
The Andes Hotel
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Albany NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Delhi SUNY
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Plattekill and Bellayre
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sherwood Bridge Swimhole
Car: necessary

The western slopes of the catskills is perfectly situated and only a 3 hour drive NW of NYC. Myriad of options all year round both indoors and out.


Rates & Availability

Delhi Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn Leaf Peeping
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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