The perfect spot for your family gathering or getaway with friends with all of the luxuries of home. Enjoy and relax in this country estate with 2 huge front and rear porches while soaking in breathtaking views of the surrounding hillsides. Across the street there are over 1,500 acres of state preservation land used for seasonal hunting. This property has over 4 springs that provide fresh, clean water to the house and ponds. There are miles of cut trails for hiking and a 3/4 acre swimming pond on the hill that overlooks the land below.
Winter activities include cross-country skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling with plenty of fresh snow that makes these hills filled with fun, adventure and relaxation. A 6 passenger atv is an optional rental. A mere 10-minute drive for groceries and beverages.
The pond is stocked with largemouth bass and sunfish so bring your fishing poles!
Will consider spring or fall wedding receptions on site.
Area attractions include Stony Brook Park, Swain Ski, and Motocross resort, Letchworth state Park & Gorge with waterfalls, Genesee River rafting.
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The Guest House is included in this package but can be rented off-season as a separate rental.
Check owner for availability. It includes 2 spacious bedrooms, large kitchen with eating area and a full bath with a shower. New frig. with free-standing stove/oven. King size mattress in bedroom one bedroom with 3 single twin size in the other. The guest house is above the garage and can be seen from one of pictures off the back of the main house. The back door of the guest house is 1 step off grade and the side door of the house is accessible from the rear porch. Private ATV's are not allowed without prior consent by the owner.
Proximity to attractions:
Lechtworth State Park is approx 20 minutes west of Stony Brook State Park (10 minutes away) swimming pool at the end of a series of waterfalls.
Large playground with picnic tables Great fishing at Keeney Swamp State Forest: Genssee Country Village (over forty 19th century homes) 45 miles away, Strong Museum of Play in Rochester Naples, NY wineries 30 miles away, Nunda Golf courses 15-minute drive, Dansville Labor Day Balloon festival is a 15 minute drive.,
Swain Ski and Motocross is 8 miles away. Full-size grocery stores are 15 minutes away and Wegmans is 17 minutes away in Hornell, Amazing Taxidermist Museum & store right in town. 8 minutes away, Slader Creek Park- directly across the street. Wilson Beef Farm - free-range organic meat butcher shop located right in town
Alfred University & Alfred State is a 30-minute drive from our home Horse-back riding: Horse and pony rides are available within 15-minute drive of the property. Stoney Creek State Park with playground 10 minutes away Jenkins Farm Market in Arkport The abbey of the Genesee Monastery (45 minutes away)
There are 2 kitchens on site.
Hunting is not allowed on-premises. The 1,500 acres Slader Creek state forest across the street is ideal for hunting.
The spring-fed 3/4 acre pond on the hill is perfect for swimming and stocked with fish.
We treat the water with barley straw which acts as hydrogen peroxide and keeps the algae to a minimum. The pond has a sandy bottom shallow end for kids with an 18 ft deep end for snorkeling. There is a nice size sandy beach with a dock and seating for 8 people. We have plenty of sand toys for the kids to use on the beach. Bring your own beach towels!
6 passenger Polaris Ranger Crew ATV is available to rent for $300 a week. A great vehicle to get around the property.
No other ATV's allowed on the property!
We have lots of board games & outdoor games including horseshoes and an outdoor campfire spot.
5 child swing-set just installed.
This property is secluded from large farms, thus no worries about breathing animal odors. Come and enjoy the fresh air in the hills!
Upgraded Free WiFi!
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$400 - $600||$3,100||-||2 Nights||-|
|Rates 25-Apr-2021 - 31-Dec-2022||$400||$550||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Summer rates 18-Jun-2022 - 20-Aug-2022||$600||-||$3,100||-||7 Nights||Sat|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$125||One time|
|Damage Protection||Required||$59||One time|
We never felt crowded with 17 people. Since we had good weather, the swimming pond was a hub of activity. All enjoyed tours of the 220 acres on the 6 passenger ATV, we saw a coyote! The big porch was our evening outdoor living room for crafts and karaoke. Perfect for a large family gathering.
Stayed August, 2021
We absolutely LOVED our stay at this property. It is a hidden gem. We had children of various ages from 2-17 and there was something for all of them. If you are looking for a place to stay that is kid friendly and fits many families, then this is the place for you! There are many different toys, foosball table, swing set, ping pong table, bikes, high chairs and pack n plays. Even on the rainy days the kids had fun and the adults were able to enjoy the view from the porch. Would highly recommend this place. The owner responds quickly to all questions and requests. One of the children left their blankets behind and he was kind enough to arrange someone to meet us there to pick them up. Very happy!
Stayed August, 2021
Quiet, peaceful, secluded but close to conveniences and fun places to go. Property is beautiful, house was large enough for our family of 17. We could all sit around the dinner table or the two picnic tables outside. Lots of things for the children to do (ages 6-17). Loved the big porch-perfect place to sit and read.
Stayed July, 2021
This rental had it all - swimming pond (also has decent sized bass and blue gill), woods to explore (We were able to create a great obstacle course up by the pond), ATV with trails (all around the 220 acres), large outdoor fire pit area, level ground for staging games (we held an Olympics event with room for 15 different events around the property), kids swing set visible from the porch, and toys galore! There was a large area for indoor meals which would easily hold 12 adults, 16 if you really like each other. There were two additional tables in close proximity to hold kids and extra members of the group. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with utensils, appliances, dishes, dishwasher, large prep area. The separate ‘guest house’ was great for our group members with young kids who needed some quiet for daily naps and early bedtimes. The porch area was also very comfortable with multiple seating areas and two large picnic tables.
The host was excellent - met us for instruction on the ATV use (extra charge but well worth it!), then made himself scarce but responded to questions literally within minutes!
If you are looking for an area with lots of places to go for activities or shopping, this is not for you — the closest Walmart and Wegmans are about 17-20 minutes away. We didn’t stray from the property except for groceries but had plenty to keep us busy and entertained the entire week! If you are looking for your own private ‘resort’ that is kid friendly (not full of high end furniture or breakables but definitely full of kids toys, outdoor toys, and even high chairs) and will make both you and your family feel at home, this place is definitely your go-to! We went mid summer but I would also love to visit in the winter for the adventure of it!
I was sad to see that our week was already booked for next year - we’ll have a hard time beating this location!
Stayed July, 2021
Property was awesome. Pond was big hit. Lots of swimming and fishing. Felt isolated ,but still close to stores etc. Awesome state parks close by. Owner was great gave us our privacy yet available to answer questions. Perfect spot for our family reunion we held there. Everyone wants to come back in the future!
Stayed June, 2021
We booked this house for a short getaway with extended family. Plenty of space to spread out, as well as to join in one room for meals and games. David was a great host and always responded quickly to our questions.
Stayed February, 2021
We booked this three day get-a-way with Property owner David to sneak in one last family weekend before the winter.
Our group consisted of 8 adults and 5 kids (ages ranging from newborn to 5 years old).
Davids VRBO blew away our expectations.
The entire house (rooms, bathrooms, kitchen) was very clean and had great character.
The property was amazing. We fished at the pond with Property Owner Davids fishing poles. David even took the time to dig up worms to surprise the kids prior to our arrival. The fishing, canoe/paddle boat, and the beach toys in the shed were a big hit with the kids.
We had great weather each day to hike the trails and to also use Davids ATV to explore all 220 acres of land from sunrise to sunset.
I would advise to anyone renting this property to do the ATV Rental to use Davids 6 Person ATV. It is totally worth the Extra Cost and makes the trip 100x better knowing you have that spacious ride to take the kids and adults around for a cruise. We enjoyed watchIng all of the wildlife from the ATV, especially the deer.
At night, David has a very nice fire pit area with chairs and a bench for s’mores around the fire.
Overall - the property is perfect for anybody looking to get a away and to enjoy the outdoors. The house has everything you need and more. The pictures do not do justice for this house - great character and cleanest house we have ever been in for a VRBO rental. David is a great guy. You can tell he goes above and beyond for his renters. David will call you the day before your rental begins to go over his check-in, where to get the keys, what you need to do prior to check out time, and to go over property/house rules. David is always a phone call away for any questions, and truly wants you and your family to have a great time.
The kids are already asking to come back next year to this amazing property!
Stayed November, 2020
The house was comfortable for all of us. We were a large group of friends, relatives and a couple of local of visitors. The house was very, very clean, all the way through and well kept. Our group had no complaints at all - not even one. The big plus that everybody liked and were happy with, the long dining table and benches - perfect!
Less than 1/2 hour from Letchworth State Park (The Grand Canyon of the East), we were blessed at the best time to see the Autumn colors of the area - it was eye popping colorful. I only jumped out of my car once to take pictures. I could have probably done it more often but we were a convoy of five cars on some narrow country roads. Unfortunately, it rained the majority of the time we were there, so we only got to one winery.
There is a pond on the property that four of us went out for a walk (in the rain). There are 2 paths that would take you there. We took the left path and unknowingly, totally passed the pond! We were so in awe of the Autumn colors, we were facing away from the pond and passed it by!!! I thought that was totally hilarious, when we realized what we had done!
Dave was almost always available and when he wasn’t he’d call back in minutes. He’s very open, informative and easy to talk to. He was very helpful when the house had a couple of problems but they were taken care of immediately - no hesitations, no complaints, no blaming.
Like I said, no one in our party had any complaints. My wife and I stayed at the Guest House, we’re not complaining but here’s what could be improved:
-Wifi does not reach Guest House
-The bedroom had no closet but could use wall or door hooks
-Bedroom mirrors would be appreciated - for the women.
Stayed October, 2020
Our family had the best time at David’s property! We had more than enough room for everyone with the 7 bedrooms and ample amount of living space. The kitchen had everything and more! Having two fridges was also very helpful since we had multiple people bringing a good amount of perishable foods. The large variety of kids indoor and outdoor toys kept all 6 kids very busy. They were thrilled to have new toys to play with. The property is GORGEOUS! Especially during this time of year. David was very attentive with any questions I had before arriving. He called to explain the check in process the day before arrival. He was very thorough. Overall, we loved everything about the property! We have already talked about booking it again next year. Thanks David for making our first annual family reunion a success!!
Stayed October, 2020
Our family enjoyed our stay. The house is fully equipped to handle a large group. Plenty of bedrooms and the kitchen has everything that is needed for cooking. The area was beautiful and the colors of the trees were amazing.
Stayed October, 2020