Livingston Manor, NY
Maximum guests: 9
Bedroom 1: King
Bedroom 2: Queen
Bedroom 3: Full
Bedroom 4: Full
Bedroom 5: Twin
Bathroom 1: Full (shower + clawfoot tub)
Bathroom 2: Full (shower + tub)
Bathroom 3: Full (shower + tub)
Cell service: Yes
Dogs: Well-behaved dogs allowed with prior permission
✓ 50 Acres
✓ Wood stove
✓ Charcoal grill
✓ Fire pit
✓ TV: Smart (no cable)
X Not handicap accessible
Reason to rent: Amazingly restored farmhouse with 50 acres to explore and hike. The one of a kind antique pieces are a feast for the eyes (...but not great for small kids!).
Designed with a timeless combination of exposed beams, pressed tin, furs and fireplaces, the owners' eclectic taste is evident throughout this five-bedroom farmhouse. Painstakingly renovated over a number of years, The Estelle now showcases fun and unusual finds from within the house itself, as well as from various estate sales from Philly through the Catskills, mixing the original character with modern amenities.
The house sits in a clearing on the edge of 50 private acres, just across the road from the Willowemoc Creek, one of the area's hallowed trout rivers. Enter through the kitchen, and this just might be your favorite room in the house. The fully stocked chef's kitchen is lined with collections of cast iron skillets, enamelware and copper pots, creating a feast for the eyes. An antique wood stove is juxtaposed with a modern Wolf gas range and oven. Sip coffee in the breakfast nook or continue on to the dining room to host a memorable feast for friends and family.
A short hallway extends from the kitchen to the dining room on one end and a full bathroom on the other end. Cross over the hallway from the kitchen to enter a light-filled living room with its painted pressed tin ceilings, fireplace and smart TV (sorry, no cable).
Continue on into the front sitting room or loop back around into the dining room, and this completes the first floor.
Now we move upstairs to the master bedroom with king bed and en suite bathroom with a clawfoot tub and shower. The second floor hosts four more bedrooms - a queen, two fulls and one twin - along with a shared bathroom with shower and tub. Each room has been thoughtfully decorated with handpicked items and crisp linens with hardwood floors throughout. A hallway reading nook connects the two sides of the second story.
Back downstairs, exit the kitchen to the bluestone patio to grill and sip cider in the Adirondack chairs, or take a few steps further to an epic fire pit and stargaze like a champ.
Given the proximity of The Estelle to the heart of Livingston Manor, this is a great pick for hosting both on the property and at a variety of nearby hip restaurants and cocktail bars. Check out our area information for staff recommendations!
Pro Tip: The design approach to this house features many beautiful and delicate pieces. We really discourage families with young children from selecting this particular property. But send us an email, and we can direct you to a more bulletproof family option!
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