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The 1801 Armstrong House - A charming historic gem in the Chenango river valley

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy this historic home nestled in the Chenango river valley.

The beautiful and historic 1801 Armstrong House is located just two miles from Hamilton, NY and Colgate University. It was fully renovated in 2009, the house sleeps 12 comfortably.

This property encompasses 70 acres along the Chenango River. The 1801 Armstrong House is one of the oldest houses in Madison County’s Chenango Valley, part of the homeland of the Oneidas of the Iroquois Nation.

Enjoy 4 bedrooms (Master bedroom on main floor), a spacious living room, a large eat-in kitchen that seats 16, and 2-1/2 baths. Relax in the sunroom (which can be used as another bedroom) and on the huge deck with gas grill overlooking the canal and Chenango River. Recline and watch a movie from the media library in the large TV room. Free internet/WIFI and dog friendly. Good biking, hiking and trout fishing. Fine country living - perfect for entertaining or a peaceful retreat. Available year round for weekends or weekly rentals.


Upstairs, the house has 3 bedrooms with closets, dressers, side table and lamps, and a full bath:

• One large BR has a queen bed and three windows.

• Another large BR has two queen beds and two windows.

• The small bedroom has a double bed and one window.

The main floor has:

• a Master Bedroom has a queen bed and a full bath

• a large entertainment room with a 40" Samsung HDTV with DirectTV satellite service powered by a Pioneer/Infinity 5.1 audio system with Blue Ray/ DVD player, and has a leather reclining sofa, a recliner chair, an easy chair, a desk & chair, coffee and side tables

• a sunroom (which can function as the fifth bedroom) has a double futon sofa, large desk and numerous chairs.

• a large living room / dining room (open floor space); the side door/porch has three steps to the hard top walkway to the barn and driveway.

• a centrally located half bath

• a huge country kitchen with gas range/oven and microwave, with a large expandable oak table and another built-in table; combined table seating for 16.

• the traditional front hallway

• a giant deck (500 s.f.) with large grill, wood dining table, side table and seating for 12, and Adirondack style chairs for lounging. The deck overlooks the feeder canal, canal path, and the Chenango River valley below to the opposing ridge. The deck also has 3 steps down to the walkway to the barn.

The 1801 Armstrong House also has:

• free local and long distance phone service, and internet/WIFI service.

• an interesting library

• a powerful audio system in the living room

• an historic barn with lots of parking space on the driveway

• portable airbed and cots

• birdfeeder and side porch with antique bench

• herb garden

• hammock under the red maple tree, great for naps

• a large picnic pavilion / pole barn next to the Chenango River and the lower field that has a campfire ring, many chairs and benches, picnic table, and gas grill. The picnic pavilion has a number of cots and a sofa for guests who wish to overnight there and listen to the sounds of the river.

• and a few good fishin’ and swimmin’ holes!

The 1801 Armstrong House is dog friendly (we had a golden retriever), and many of our guests like to bring theirs. We have a dog feeding station in the laundry room, and a dog tub and hose if they get really dirty or into something adventurous. There's lots of room for them to have fun outside. We have related dog supplies, if necessary. (but no cats, please!)

You may want to see if any of your Colgate student's teammates/friends are having their parents coming into town for the weekend, and if they'd want to share the place with you. Or, you may want to entertain some other parents for a pre- or post-game/event gathering.

Of course, if you want it to a quiet, private get away, you'll have the place to yourselves. It's very peaceful and relaxing, and just two miles to campus, a nice bike ride.

The house and grounds are spacious and has hosted some group get togethers and team dinners and gatherings. You've got plenty of space to enjoy: 70 acres to wander and explore with fields, woods, trails, riparian wetlands, the historic feeder canal and towpath, the beaver pond, and a long stretch of the Chenango River with plentiful wildlife. Relax and experience some fine country living.

We do offer a number of rate discounts based on dates and other circumstances so please contact us and we’ll discuss it with you! Some special weekends have premium pricing.

The address of The 1801 Armstrong House is 6354 Armstrong Road, Hamilton NY 13346 if you want to Google directions/location. When you make your reservation and deposit, I can put you in touch with our property manager and you can coordinate your arrival with him. He can show you The 1801 Armstrong House, give you the keys, and help you with your stay.

Our mailing address is 606 Bennington Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Thank you very much for staying at the 1801 Armstrong House!

More Details

Property Manager
David Behler (Owner) and Michael Lloyd (Property Manager)
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018


Hamilton Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Part of the master suite.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by the upstairs bedrooms.
    Powder Room - toilet , Most commonly used when on the floor level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Master suite on the ground floor complete with full bathroom
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 2 queen , Shared bedroom with two queen beds. Shared bathroom.
    Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Quaint and comfortable. Shared bathroom.
    Upstairs Bedroom #3 - 1 double , Cozy. Shared bathroom.
    Sun Room - 1 double , Enjoy the sound nature from the sun porch!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The 1801 Armstrong House - A charming historic gem in the Chenango river valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Arlington, VA (just outside Washington D.C.)

Lovely historic home - Warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We (family of four) spent a long weekend at the Armstrong House - and really didn't want to leave. When you enter, the house feels like a big, warm hug. This family estate is clearly loved and cared for very well. Very clean. Water cooler in kitchen VERY appreciated. Plenty of room for a big family to spread out - or two families - as each floor has a full bath (1.5 baths on main floor), and you could have one family on the main floor and another upstairs. Tons of space to find your own favorite chair or window seat to curl up and read. Tons of extra towels and pillows in the house. Really nice TV room. Kitchen is stocked with every possible cooking implement/appliance/utensil/pot/pan. Full size washer/dryer adjacent to kitchen super handy. Take time to enjoy coffee or a glass of wine on the back deck looking over the farmland. Very quiet at night - coming from a pretty urban environment, we actually ran a fan (there are many provided throughout the house) in our bedroom for some white noise - because it was too quiet :) ! Very convenient to Colgate and the village of Hamilton - both just a few minutes down the road. Owners are great communicators. HUGE non-fiction book collection throughout the house, plus a very nice selection of DVD movies. Big house with a cozy feel - I hope we have another occasion to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Seven Oaks
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Colgate Inn
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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