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Beautiful Winter Farmhouse Retreat at Huckleberry Farm

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

Summer Wedding Weekend Rentals Available....

Be sure to check out our Hunter Mountain Rental as well, listing # 4724708

Stay in this beautiful historic house, which is on the Historic House Registry and sits on 25 acres of property. This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has a beautiful front porch to watch the world go round and watch the horses right across the street. Valley mountain views are breathtaking.

Enjoy a large chef's kitchen and cozy up to the large fireplace for those cold winter nights. Laundry room is on the ground floor. Enjoy the large deck right off the living room for stargazing, sitting and enjoying the peacefulness or dine alfresco style under the stars.

For the summer (Memorial Day- Labor Day), there is an in ground pool. Also, a beautiful stream right behind the house with waterfalls. If you enjoy hiking, there are 25 acres of property to explore and the house backs up to hundreds of acres of mountain forests.

Please inquire about our Summer Wedding Weekend Rental visit for more information.

More Details

Owner
Jessica
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

Map

Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Windham Town
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 87
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Windham Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Amenities

East Durham Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Located on 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on 2nd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom located on 2nd floor
    Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom located on the 2nd floor
    Bedroom #3 - 4 twin/ single , Bedroom located on 1st floor
    Bedroom #4 - 1 king , Bedroom located on 1st floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Beautiful Winter Farmhouse Retreat at Huckleberry Farm
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
5

More beautiful than I could have ever imagined

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Huckleberry Farm. The home was beautifully decorated while retaining its late 1700s charm. Every morning we sat on the porch with coffees, took in the gorgeous landscape around us and watched the horses grazing just across the road. It was idyllic to say the least. Jessica was very responsive to our one simple question but otherwise we had everything we needed and found no need to bother her. All in all it was a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Vacation, Exceptional Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Jessy was an exceptional host! The house was in gorgeous condition with the most amenities I've ever seen in a vacation rental (tons of snacks, a stocked bar, more fluffy towels than our family and friends could ask for, yard games, board games, pool floats, fresh coffee—you name it). We want to make our Huckleberry Farm getaway an annual tradition. It was truly exceptional.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the Catskills for a week at this house and everyone had a wonderful time. The house nicely accommodated 3 children, all 5 and under, and 4 adults. The pool and porch were terrific. There is now a horse farm across the street so the kids visited that several times and it was so relaxing watching the horses all day. I did have to get used to being in an "old" house at first and some of the things that go with that but the house totally grew on me over the course of the week. A few minor maintenance issues came up that the owner and caretaker dealt with efficiently. We all agreed we could see ourselves coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Charm

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Friday night over MLK weekend, the Farm House is beautiful and filled with rustic esthetic, which we love. The property itself is huge and there is small trail when you walk down the left side of the house when you're facing front of the house, that's where the Creek resides which was quite serene. This house is an actual historical site and that's hard to beat.

The kitchen is filled with utensils and pantry needs, have pretty much everything you need, even herb & spices. Only thing I didn't find was coffee grinder but there were grounded coffee available.

We didn't have any issues and only contacted Jessica by email and she's very responsive, questions were replied very promptly. If anything, the only minor complain would be the house was pretty cold when we arrived and took a while for the house to heat up. Other than that we enjoyed our stay and loved the house. might look to return during summer when pool can be turned on.

Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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BE FOREWARNED: Owner is not big on customer service

  • 2 of 5

In this business, you find out what people are really like when you experience the unexpected.

The owner had failed to inspect the pool before our arrival; it had become pretty gross and un-usable. Broken filter or something. The pool was a big part of why we rented the (somewhat remote) house for the weekend. Attempting to repair the pool once we arrived and throughout most of the weekend, the crew couldn't get it back to normal despite several visits. It was not usable during our stay. Not ideal, but these things can happen.

Second, there was no outdoor furniture available around the pool as shown in the photos. Only picnic tables on the side of the house. Again not a deal breaker.

Third, the porch hadn’t been rinsed off from pollen and debris before we arrived; when we complained about it afterwards, the owner curtly replied, “This isn’t a hotel.” We weren't asking for daily service, but a thorough, outdoor-area cleaning before guests arrive is industry practice. Starting to head down hill.

Fourth, there was some confusion about the number of beds available for couples who prefer to share a bed (there are only 2) -- and the rest are twin beds. Pictures vs. verbal descriptions didn't match. Not a major deal, but less than ideal. (Owner claims she's since corrected the description.)

After our stay when we asked for a partial refund of our rental fees in light of the pool's un-usable condition, the owner became defensive and angry. Like a small claims court judge, she opined, "I reviewed the photos of the pool. While it may have been cloudy, it was good enough." She refused to refund the amount we requested and instead returned a small, token amount.

It's really disappointing to deal with someone who became so adversarial when we were trying to be fair and understanding. We've rented many weekend homes in the US and in other countries, so we know what's "normal" and what's not. This owner's approach to renting her home is an outlier in this industry.

If nothing goes wrong, you *could* have a wonderful stay at this otherwise lovely home. It's drivable to Beacon, a lovely town. The kitchen is great. It's a peaceful setting. If something *does* go wrong, however, you may be disappointed by the owner’s attitude and response.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've been in the rental business for over 5 years. We have two rental properties all with glowing 5 star reviews, especially on my customer service. With that said, sometimes things go wrong that is out of my hands. I do everything in my power to right what has gone wrong, which I did in this situation. The pool pump literally broke the morning of their arrival and was fixed the next morning. I even refunded them one nights stay for their troubles, however, they wanted more than half the weekend rate back for one lost morning. This customer insisted that pool was unusable and they didn't go in even once. This was a total lie because neighbors and staff at the property saw them using it all weekend. As far as the furniture, it was all stacked in the barn by the lawn guy because he just mowed the lawn. After the pool, they just complained about every little thing that wasn't even an issue. Bottom line is that these guests expected butler service (which we don't offer), that doesn't come with a house rental unless you pay big money for it. I am a very, very accommodating person as you can see from previous rentals, but sometimes you just can't please everyone.
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Philly, Baltimore and New York Converge on East Durham

  • 4 of 5

An absolutely beautiful home, with all of the modern amenities wrapped into a historic setting.

Only one significant issue encountered during our trip (there is no air conditioning in the home). On the VRBO website, under the heading of 'AC / Heat,' the owner listed the house as having three Nest thermostats, all programmable. That was in fact a true statement. But here was the problem. Those three Nest thermostats controlled the heating only. On a 95 degree summer day, and an 80+ degree humid summer night, there was no relief from the warmth of the house, especially as there were no ceiling fans, or other fans in the home provided.

In the end, our families had a very memorable vacation, but the lack of AC (or fans) put some stress on our three families, with five young children that simply were not accustomed to how warm the house was at night.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you thought there was a/c but we do not list this as one of the homes assets. The reason we list the nest thermostats is because we rent during the winter months as well and guests have the ability to control the thermostats when they are on their way back from the slopes so they don't come home to a cold house. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay, you were great guests and are welcome back anytime.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99

Weekend Weddings in summer are for Thursday-Sunday stays only and only includes use of property, house and barn. All vendor services are the responsibility of the tenant. We provide lots of info on local vendors, please just ask and we will send you a packet. Great for a DIY wedding or ask for our help and we will build a package for your needs, extra fees may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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