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Summer Getaway in the Catskills Fly Fish on Delaware & Close to Cooperstown

Deposit, NY, USA
  • Farmhouse1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Beautiful farmhouse that sleeps 8. Relax, enjoy, celebrate!

This is the time to get away from all the hustle and bustle with family or friends. Have your own country getaway home! Beautiful property nestled in a mountain valley with mountains vistas that you can see up to 50 miles on a clear day. Imagine having a bonfire, s'mores and being surrounded by a bright starry sky! Relax and reconnect with friends and family. Activities nearby. This home sleeps 6-8. Full kitchen, very comfortable queen and king-sized beds. 2 baths. Washer/dryer. 3 flat screen televisions, Blu-Ray DVD, and internet. Large screened in gazebo with couch and dining table to seat 8 is 14X24' with ceiling mounted heating for a cooler night, the Internet is accessible in the gazebo. Peaceful and lovely!

Geothermal centralized heating and air conditioning and solar hot water heating.

We are an active Black Angus beef cattle farm, so enjoy the scenic mornings of black cattle dotting the landscape.

A large playground with sandbox, swings, slides, and playhouse with rubber flooring.

It is a lovely well-appointed house that you will be very pleased with. Each bed is very comfortable and sure beats having to sleep on a hard motel mattress. You deserve the best!

We can also offer daily maid service and food preparation 'country style' for an extra fee. Flat land to land your helicopter if you wish.

Property Manager

Jennifer Ellison

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Jennifer Ellison

We are fifth generation owners of our farm. I, along with my brother Virgil own and operate the farm. It is a quite lovely and quite comfortable. It is modern, rustic, family-oriented, and ecologically-sustainable all wrapped up into one.

Jennifer Ellison purchased this Farmhouse in 1831

Why Jennifer Ellison chose Delaware County

This property rocks. People stay here for Cooperstown Events Lake Como Parents Weekends-30 minutes away versus 5 hours of traffic Fly Fishing Hunting Vacations- get away with family and friends Great place for kids - playground, playroom with toys, lawns to run on, etc. You are minutes from the West Branch of the Upper Delaware River where some of the world's best fly fishing happens. Why stay at a stale cabin when you can have a real home with beautiful views, central air, lawns, and very comfortable beds to stay in. We are also close to many of the summer camps near Hancock, NY. when you want to come up for visitor's weekend. Hunting is abundant in the area.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Close to every location you might want to go to. 2.5 miles to the river for fishing. 5 minutes to town for a bite to eat, pharmacy or grocery store. Hunting on state land is minutes away. It is a historic farm house with modern conveniences. Be a part of the our story that began in 1831 when our ancestors established this farm for our family and generations to come. Paved parking, stone patio, 24X14 foot gazebo with heating for chillier nights and fans for the day. Geothermal central heating and air conditioning in the house--no cramped rooms with noisy drippy air conditioners you find at other local establishments. Solar hot water. Large lawns, beautiful views. Gosh, why wouldn't you consider staying here! Bonus: Help save a family farm so it is a true feel-good experience!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, king poster bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, The 'Saddle Room' with view of mountain
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Queen room with pillow top bed, quite cheerful
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, The 'Blue Room' dreams of deer dance in your head.


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, tub, Washer and dryer in second bathroom

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Ski-Out
              There are several ski resorts in our area.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central Air using geothermal technology so you can set it at a temperature of your choosing.
                        • Fireplace
                          Outdoor fire pit with Adirondack chairs! Wood is provided to guests.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central geothermal heating.
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                          comfortable and well appointed linens. Flannel sheets in winter and cotton sheets for summer.
                        • Living Room
                          52' flat screen TV with satellite cable. Blu-ray DVD player. Books to read. Children's play area. Comfy seating.
                        • Parking
                          Paved parking area that fits four vehicles.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                          fluffy towels.
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Keurig coffee maker.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Full kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              We provide initial stay items such as a sample of Keurig K-cup coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissue, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, dish washer pods, etc.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large fridge in house and beverage fridge in gazebo.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Long glass table with seating capacity of 8 comfortably. Screened 14X24 gazebo has a table that seats 8 for outdoor dining.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      An assortment of classic and other books to read. Recipe books.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Board games and professional dart board. Tire swing. Playground for children.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      3 flat screen televisions. One large 52 inch in living room. One small 23 inch in kitchen and one in king room.
                                    • Toys
                                      Play area for children along with playground with swings, slides, sandbox, playhouse. Tire swing.
                                    • Video Library
                                      Blu-ray dvd player and a small assortment of videos.


                                        • Balcony
                                          Stone porch with rocking chairs along with Adirondack chairs facing the green mountain.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Stunning stone patio.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Acres of lawn!
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • library
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • hunting
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • swimming

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: Noon

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  14 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Cozy and relaxing.

                                                                  Thea Ann F.

                                                                  Rented this home for some well needed R&R...it was a peaceful stay with cozy nights. Beds were so comfortable, my family enjoyed every moment there. The owner was very kind and considerate to us, she had everything organized upon arrival. We will return in the future. Thank you!

                                                                  wonderful quiet break away from urbanity

                                                                  Edouard S.nyc

                                                                  This house is part of a farm complex. It is very well organized, well equipped, spacious, and isolated. That's what we were looking for so we really enjoyed it. Jennifer is very gracious, responsive, and really does her utmost to help.

                                                                  The house is great, but it's important to know that shopping is a bit of a haul. Convenience shopping is close by (5 min drive), but the nice store (Wegman's) with all the good stuff you really want on your table and a very large organic selection is a 40 min drive each way.

                                                                  Great stay

                                                                  Diane Y.

                                                                  This was the perfect place for my family to spend a vacation relaxing and working on a project. Watching the cows across the street, playing on the swing set, and enjoying the children's play area were highlights for us. The size of the house was a plus as it allowed us some privacy to get things done when we needed it. The house was well stocked and had everything we needed. Sometimes it's hard to find the creature comforts in more rural areas, but this house had wifi, tv, central air & heat, laundry, dishwasher, plenty of hot water, etc.. Venturing out, we recommend the lake beach at Oquaga Creek Park, and eating breakfast or lunch in town at Butterfields.

                                                                  Peaceful and beautiful

                                                                  Natalie R.Springfield, NJ

                                                                  This house is a gem! Truly peaceful, spacious, and lovely. The house had all the amenities you would want in a vacation home, and we particularly loved the big open kitchen and dining table. The kids had a blast in the playroom, jungle gym and playhouse, and gazebo. Fire pit and Adirondacks chairs were an added bonus. Jennifer was so accommodating and helpful. We highly recommend this home, and hope to return soon!

                                                                  Spacious, relaxing family gathering place 

                                                                  Roxanne W.Fairport

                                                                  For the 5 adults and 2 children in our party, this was a totally suitable gathering place, even on what turned out to be a cold rainy weekend.

                                                                  The Briggs Farm offers spacious accommodations and a comfortable, homey environment. From the moment of setting foot into the spacious entry, with large closet and bathroom immediately at your left and right, moving into the open plan great room and large den, and finally to discovering 2nd floor bedrooms and choosing which to use, the welcome was delightful.

                                                                  In addition to the marvelous outdoor play yard, where our grandchildren spent hours playing undaunted by cold and damp, there is a children’s corner in the den filled with lots of books, stuffed animals, toys and appropriately-sized furniture. This was a hit!

                                                                  Beds are cozy with bountiful accessories for however you desire to be supported and/or covered. There are plenty of towels (even a towel warmer - how often do you see that?) AND a generous supply of toilet paper - not cheap stuff either! Refrigerator space is ample; wonderful well water, including filtered through the fridge. Speaking of water, there was never an issue with hot water through multiple showers. We were also surprised to discover the range features 2 ovens, which our cooks found a great help.

                                                                  Internet/WiFi worked without a fuss.

                                                                  Owner is very responsive, despite being out of town. There is a local caretaker and specialists on call should the need arise.

                                                                  During our stay we drove about an hour to the Discovery Center in Binghamton, which is a stimulation-rich, kid-friendly environment. We appreciated that this “museum” featured some unique hands-on exhibits including a fire engine and an ambulance. Ross Park Zoo is situated right next door. Even closer to Deposit, is Animal Adventure Park/Petting Zoo in Harpursville, NY, which boasts a baby giraffe born this Spring.

                                                                  On our first full day some of us headed into "town" for lunch and landed at Katie’s Café. If you are up for very local atmosphere and just "regular" food, we wholly recommend this stop for breakfast or lunch. On Friday at noon the place was nearly fully occupied by locals, but there was space for us at the counter. We enjoyed full ‘fountain-style’ lunches at an unbelievable bargain.

                                                                  As a place to gather family from various parts of the county for a relaxing weekend together you can’t do much better than Deposit, New York, and the Briggs Heritage Farm. Beats traditional lodging for my money!!!

                                                                  Awesome New Years 👌

                                                                  Sowmya H.

                                                                  It was as described.. clam and relaxing.. no complaints.. we will surely try to come back in fall 👍😀


                                                                  Deposit, NY, USA

                                                                  Fly fishing paradise. Home to one of the best wild brown and rainbow trout fishing in the Northeast. Lake Como a short distance away to visit your children on Parent's weekends. Farm house with amenities 2.5 miles from the West Branch of the upper Delaware River. Best of both worlds. 2.5 hours to mid-town Manhattan. We offer prepared meals, daily maid service, heated gazebo, geothermal central air conditioning and heat along with solar hot water. On a working 400 acre farm. Beautiful, quiet and lovely.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Damage Insurance

                                                                  There is a no pet policy due to the property being an active farm. This is a non-smoking property. Hunting is not allowed on the farm. Cigars only are allowed in gazebo.

                                                                  14 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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