4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 (Maximum 4 adults)
About Mike Elliot
I'm retired and am now living in Seattle after 38 years in Philadelphia. 14 years ago I realized the farm was too special and beautiful not to share with others so I began using HomeAway and VRBO. So after much painting, floor sanding, wallpapering, new furniture and linens I began renting. As you can see from the reviews my guests love staying in Greenwood as much as I do so it has been a very satisfying experience. I do hope that you will stay also.
Mike Elliot purchased this Farmhouse in 2000
Why Mike Elliot chose Greenwood
I wanted a place that was not now(or anytime soon) become a vacation mecca. With Pittsburgh at 250 miles, Cleveland 275, and DC, Philadelphia, and NYC at 300 Greenwood was perfect. But what struck me was the ad description--organic garden, fruit trees, spring fed pond, updated 1870's farm house, and 70 acres of fields and woods. Another important reason was my Dad grew up in the depression and remembers how people in the country in Minnesota got by a bit easier than those in the cities. He wanted a country farm so together we bought one. But those are all secondary to my first visit. I drove down lovely gravel roads (who knew New York State even had any) wondering if I was in the right place. After two miles and no houses for what seemed like forever, I came upon this vision of country loveliness at the farm. The owner had not arrived yet so I sat down at the picnic table. There was beauty all around me and deep peace. The silence was so profound that I could hear it! Well after that I had to buy it--it took almost a year to convince everyone but when my wife saw a bear run across the road on her first visit she turned to me and said 'we have to buy this place'--so that was that.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
There are so many--the grassy path through wild flowers leading to the pond--the rolls of hay in the fields from the harvest, the fact that there was a seasonal road coming up the hill with a beautiful curve, the 1920s gas stove, the swing on the old apple tree (Northern Spy--good for pies and native to the region). The sun porch, the barn with its huge hand hewn beams and granary, and the fruit trees in the yard. The woodshed roof beams made of logs with their bark still on--something I had never seen before.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Well behaved dogs. No cats due to allergies.
2 child gates are in the coat closet.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Swimming in the pond is allowed but only if two people are there. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
just like my grandparents contry home
very comfortable,quiet location,relaxing. we would go again for a get away.
Fantastic property in the country
It's a great property to get away. We've been here multiple times and will keep coming back. Owner is a pleasure to do business with.
Just what we needed!
This quaint farmhouse is on a very quiet dirt road about 1.5 miles off the main road. Once we pulled on to the dirt road a mama wild turkey and 6 of her babies crossed in front of us. Beyond that point about 4 deer were on the side of the road grazing. They picked their heads up to look at us. Once our car approached, they scattered in the fields. It's like it was staged...cue the turkeys; cue the deer...what a nice welcome! The home is lovely and large enough for a family to spread out. We cooked almost every meal so the completely stocked kitchen was very much appreciated. The first night we sat at the kitchen table to eat our dinner. The big picture window looks out to the back yard. A mama deer and her baby crossed by the window on their way to the back meadow. Better than any TV show out there. The location of the house was perfect, centrally located for many of our 1-2 hour day trips that we did. We drove through Amish country, took a boat ride on Seneca Lake and Canandaigua Lake (preferred the latter) and visited the Corning Glass Museum to name a few. The view off the front porch is spectacular. The autumn colors were just starting to change so it made for some great photos. We did run into a few issues, but Mike addressed them right away. He responds quickly to any emails or phone calls. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation to just get away from it all, this is definitely the place.
Beauty and Quiet
This farmhouse is on a beautiful, isolated, peaceful hilltop. The house is well furnished and very comfortable, with a sun porch wonderful for both sitting and reading and for just gazing out on the hills and fields and mountainside and big, big open sky. The pond and fields and woods, especially with the paths cut for easily walking up to them, were a delightful daily experience. We never ventured anywhere beyond what we reached by foot, so I have no idea of what lies beyond Dryden Hill, but that might indicate to you that we felt no need to find out, so lovely was the property itself. There were a couple of things that came up, but the owner immediately did absolutely everything we could hope for, and then went above and beyond, to set things right again. I smile just thinking about that sun porch.
Quiet and peaceful
Clean quiet and comfy. They need a walkway from the porch to the driveway
Step Back in Time in a Bucolic Setting
We had a wonderful stay in this charming farmhouse, set high on a hill with spectacular views. It is a peaceful retreat, surrounded by open fields and you can walk to a lovely pond nearby. Mike is a pleasure to work with and very responsive. We will definitely return!
The farm itself offers wonderful relaxation if you just want to read, relax, write, and talk. Walking around the property or venturing further along the dirt roads gives plenty of exercise and scenic views of farms and nature. It is a great place for bike riding with your choice of flat or steep and there are plenty of spots for canoeing or kayaking in the region. Within 10 miles the Amish have developed a thriving community and you have an opportunity to visit 6 wood shops to buy furniture, numerous sawmills (if you do your own projects), a quilt maker, a cheese dairy, or to shop in one of their farm stores and buy handmade home accessories, baked goods, and mechanical toys you have not seen since childhood.
Other Activities: Snowshoeing