John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.

Farmhouse in Catskills, Roxbury
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    3 full, 0 half
  • $800



Beautifully restored, extremely private, ca. 1850 farmhouse - John Burroughs' 'Old Home'. Unsurpassed views, hundreds of acres to explore, and many local family activities for all four seasons. The East Branch of the Delaware River flows through town; the Pepacton Reservoir is 15 minutes away.

Ski Plattekill is just over the mountain; Belleayre, Hunter, and Windham are within 45 minutes; Pakatakan Farmers Market; Roxbury Arts Group; and Cooperstown (National Baseball Hall of Fame - 1 hour away). Golf at Shepard Hills a stone's throw away, or at Hanah fifteen minutes away. Roscoe (fly fishing) is an hour away.

Skiing, golfing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and places of great interest are all close by. The John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site (his burial place) is just up the road, adjacent to the farm, as is Woodchuck Lodge. Walk the land that inspired John Burroughs, and drink from the same spring that has supplied the house since it was built.

The Homestead has been completely updated and restored, and everything is brand new. The furnishings are all new (Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn), supplemented with a few vintage pieces. The house has a cook's kitchen/great room, with all new Bosch appliances, and a Tulikivi wood-burning stove (table seats 10). The living room has a wood-burning stove and tv (DirecTV); the den has a tv. There is wireless high speed internet. Second floor laundry room has a Bosch front-loading (he) washer and dryer.

Bed linens and towels are provided. In addition, there is a restored shed adjacent to the barn, in which you can store your sports equipment (bikes, golf clubs); there are two 'cages' so - please bring your own padlock(s) if you wish to secure your belongings there. Brand new Weber gas grill and outdoor seating for 10.

The house is non-smoking, and pets are not allowed.  Maximum number of guests is 10.  No weddings to be performed on the property.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Farmhouse, 3,300 sq. ft.
5 Bedroom(s), 10 Sleeps
Queen: 3
Twin / Single: 4
3 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Tub: 1
Walk-in Shower: 1
Location Type
Mountain View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Tourist Attractions
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
DVD Player
Satellite / Cable
Popular Amenities
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Linens Provided
Outdoor Grill
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Iron & Board
Living Room
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Porch / Veranda

Additional Property Information

All bathroom fixtures are brand new (master bath has vintage claw foot tub). Restoration Hardware vanities and hardware. All brand new Pottery Barn towels provided.

Completely updated and restored historic home (ca. 1850). Cook's kitchen has all new Bosch appliances with a second wall oven; 4 counter stools. The kitchen/great room has a soapstone wood-burning stove. The living room has a wood-burning stove and flat-screen tv. Den has second flat screen tv. (DirecTV). All new Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn furnishings and amenities supplemented with some vintage items.


June 2024
September 2024
November 2024
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-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $800 - - 2 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $250One time


Check in: 03:00 / Check out: 10:00
Children allowed
No pets
No smoking

Max guests: 10

Also note:
No pets, no smoking. Full rules are contained in the rental agreement. A signed rental agreement is required.
Additional Info
Cleaning Fee
$230/$250 cleaning fee per rental or once per each week of rental, depending on the size of your party, length of stay, and holiday. Rental and cleaning fees are subject to sales tax (Delaware County).

A minimum deposit of at least 20% of the rental fee is required to secure the reservation.
Rental is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 occupants. No smoking; no pets. See the website for more information.
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

17 Reviews

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Fun times with friends

Home was perfect for a group of friends. It was minutes from Plattekill. We had dinner at The Fierce Grizzly one night, I would definitely check it out.

Stayed February, 2022

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Great stay

Great stay

Stayed February, 2022

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Beautiful historical property in great location

We loved our stay ! The house has a nice set up and we were very comfortable . We cooked all of our meals in the well equipped kitchen , the dining room table sat 10 of us and the bedrooms were perfect for our group of 10. We were not able to ski due to the warm weather but we went on nice walks and on the way home spent time in Woodstock NY which is an hour away . Patricia the host was very nice and easy to communicate with .

Stayed December, 2021

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Wonderful historic gem!

Our family of 10 (parents, 4 adult kids + partners) all enjoyed a week of winter fun at the John Burroughs homestead. While the skiing wasn’t awesome, the kids were able to spend two days on the icy slopes for some family fun. The location is convenient to several ski resorts, located privately with lovely views of the valley and mountains. The house was very comfortable and accommodated us all. Kids had to work a few days, so WI-FI was important and worked fine. Cell service is limited, which was great with me! Kitchen was well-stocked with pots and pans, plates and silverware. Owners and caretakers were incredibly fast to respond to any needs.

Stayed December, 2021

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Fabulous house!

This rental feels like someone’s actual home. It has literally everything you want or need. We stayed there for an extended weekend for a wedding that was close by. Our party consisted of 5 adults and 3 kids. The house is the perfect mix of a historic home and modern renovation. The attention to detail is amazing (for example, all monogrammed towels and sheets from Pottery Barn). We would definitely stay in this home again if we have another event in the Roxbury area. Thanks so much for providing the perfect environment for our stay!

Stayed March, 2021

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Great property!

This is such a BEAUTIFUL piece of property. My guests and I enjoyed every second of our stay!

Stayed March, 2021

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Ski weekend

Wonderful family weekend at the farmhouse. Hosts were wonderful in their communication and keep a beautiful home full of charm and history. Convenient to Plattekill and downtown Roxbury.

Stayed February, 2021

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.

The stay was amazing, house was beautiful. Very clean and quick responses from the property manager. Will definitely go back our next trip.

Stayed February, 2021

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Holiday in the Catskills

We really loved the property and it was quite accurate in its description. The house was lovely and provided the necessary solitude for a great family break.

Stayed November, 2020

John Burroughs' Boyhood Home, Completely Restored.
Wonderful historic property

We enjoyed a fabulous weekend in the beautiful setting

Stayed October, 2019

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