4 Bedrooms (2 queens, 1 full, 1 twin), 2 Bathrooms •
Maximum guests: 7
Cell service: No
DVD player • Cable TV
Gas stove • Microwave • Dishwasher • Washer/dryer
Dogs: Well-behaved dogs allowed with prior permission
Reasons to rent: The Neversink River is just a stone’s throw from the house, on the property. The sound of farm animals in the distance is a great substitute for honking horns.
Having been recently refurbished, White House is a bright new take on an historic 1840s home. As part of a large estate, which encompasses a working organic farm (tours are available with prior notice), this home is a great base for exploring the unspoiled area, or for creating memories on the grounds at home.
Downstairs, the home features a generous living room with gas stove, and a spacious country kitchen that opens to the dining area. There is a full bathroom (with walk-in shower) on this level.
The four bedrooms are upstairs off a central landing. Two feature queen beds (each could be considered the master), there is a full bedroom, and a smaller bedroom with one twin. Upstairs the bathroom includes a tub/shower.
The Neversink River, home to spritely native brook trout, runs through the expansive property, and barring a drought, has a swimming hole that is sure to refresh. You will be drawn to it if for no other reason than to watch the changing light on the tumbling waters.
In 2010, a local couple launched Neversink Farm, an organic farm producing vegetables, honey, a huge swath of cut flowers, and chickens (fresh eggs, anyone?) in the fields behind the barn. The farmers, Conor and Kate, are delighted to give tours of their operation, but please note: renters are not permitted to wander the farm (for liability and safety reasons), without their presence. Learn more about the organic farm at www.neversinkfarm.com. There is a farm store on site which sells fresh organic produce grown on the premises and eggs from free range chickens raised organically.
Next door up the road a bit (walking distance, but not too close), Halls Mills is another Red Cottage rental on the same estate, which sleeps 8. So larger groups or two families who would like to vacation together can find accommodation for 15 people max between them.
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