Renovated farmhouse; 4 bedrooms; 2 baths & half
Cynthia M. Collins
About Cynthia M. Collins
A descendant of Irish immigrants who farmed this property in the 19th and 20th centuries. Thomas Henry Collins of Galway married Margaret O'Toole of Tipperary started the current clan here ...when the farm came back to the family in 2006, the circle was complete. We open the Collins Homestead so that others may come and enjoy the place they filled over a hundred years ago.
Cynthia M. Collins purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Cynthia M. Collins chose Clayville
The Collins Homestead grounds reflect the Irish farmers who labored here in the 1850s to 1956....rolling fields of green and fences made of stone....a tree memorial garden honoring our greatest generation;
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The Collins Homestead offers a glimpse of how Irish immigrants brought their love of the land to the new country..building the same walls of stone and fields of green they left behind....the farmhouse was built in the 1840s and the original wood work inside is from the native ash trees on the property...the back acreage offers spectacular views of the large hills soaring above the flats....autumn finds an explosion of color and calm; a clear cold night lets one see the Milky Way splashed across the endless night sky....Spring brings Nature's first green as gold and brings the blossoms of a prayer garden with memorial trees planted in honor of family who have flown ahead to Heaven....an Angel stands guard over our tree memorial and offers peace and quiet within which to contemplate and pray, if one wishes...
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Extra fees for parties
If we find butts, you lose your deposit.
Dogs and cats are welcome; $75 charge
We have a crib, toddler bed & high chair
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
No moving furniture; no sleeping on sofas; no food beyond the dining room
Use of our barn for parties requires a separate agreement & fee
If you are booking with less than 10 days before arrival, the Owner must confirm availability .
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A gem in my own backyard
I rented this property to house overflow guests for a wedding and do a wedding brunch the next day. It’s a beautifully remodeled farmhouse, tastefully decorated and very clean. The kitchen is well equipped and the yard is wonderful ! We had a lot of children there and they had plenty of room to run.
Cynthia was very easy to work with. The check in was easy and she was very responsive to all my questions.
I will be spreading the word about the barn. What a great spot for a party!!
As I live in a small cottage nearby I am sure I will be renting here again for guests, it’s perfect!
Thank you, Sue! We feel we honor our ancestors by showing guests how charming a small Irish farm with rolling fields of green and fences made of stone can be...my grandparents met at a barn dance at this farm...
Beautiful and family friendly
We loved this property. The house was actually bigger than expected and was in great condition. There was plenty of room for the 9 of us. It was beautiful and there was plenty to do. The kids loved the playground and the giant chess outside and the board games inside.
The owner was great. She always responded quickly and was very helpful. I asked about locations where we could rent something and she went out of her way to find an answer for me.
The ad said there was A/C in the bedrooms and not only did every bedroom have an A/C unit but so did the kitchen and living room. I'm normally always hit but the house was a very comfortable temperature even without the A/C units on.
We really enjoyed our stay and would absolutely stay there again.
We always love it when our guests find our great grandfather’s home as welcoming & comfortable as we do....Irish farm family life was always centered around the home & every guest was always welcome! Thank you and come again!
We traveled to upstate New York for a graduation and my adult children stayed with us at the Collins homestead we had a great time everything you needed was there beautiful walk on the property we had privacy and had room to have family spend the evening with us enjoying family time we had so much space it was like being at home.
Having other families enjoy The COLLINS Homestead as we do thrills us to no end - thank you!
Relaxing property, with a great playground for kids and wide open spaces
Great place when traveling with the family and the kids loved it.
The house was great. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to cook. Plenty of linens and towels. The house is very large and plenty of spaces to hang out to read or watch TV. The kids loved exploring the property and watching the frogs.
The only negative was the shower on the main floor did not drain properly. Otherwise everything else was great!
Lovely Family Thanksgiving
This is a lovely property, with a great variety of social spaces and rooms. It's very well-equipped and made for a great family event. The kitchen is great and the outdoor space (and both grill and pizza oven help a lot with cooking for a large group). It's relatively wheelchair accessible, although there's no bedroom downstairs and the downstairs bathroom might be a bit tricky depending on mobility levels. We had a great time--thanks!
Thanks, Josh! The Homestead has hosted lots of family get togethers & we love people enjoying it! Harry’s Barn is also available now for even larger get togethers including wedding receptions!
Direct on site access to the New York State snowmobile trails; 80
acres to explore on foot, ATVs, mountain bikes; Hamilton College w/n 11 miles; Herkimer Diamond Mines within 20 minutes; Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame and the Turningstone Casino easy 25 minute drives; 10 miles south of Utica NY
with the newly renovated Stanley Theater and the Utica Zoo; skiing
and golf nearby.