Floating Farmhouse Catskills, New York

The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • FarmHouse
  • 5 BR
  • Sleeps 16
  • from $ 1500 nt
What we like about this property

It took an extraordinary amount of imagination, inspiration and artistry to transform this old farmhouse into the polished and modern homestead it is today. We love the contrasts of salvaged and vintage elements paired with modern aesthetics and handcrafted details. It’s the perfect synthesis of historic and contemporary design in an idyllic creekside setting.

Special

50% off standard nightly rate through May 31, 2020. Ask about reduced weekly and monthly rates for 2020.

Description

Rescued from almost complete ruin, this early 19th-century manor home has undergone a remarkable restoration. (A feature in DWELL Magazine delves into the meticulous mechanics of the restoration and the bio of owner and designer Tom Givone). Taking more than four years of careful work and a complete interior demolition, the period character and bones of the original structure remain intact but with a renewed modern spirit. Set at the edge of a stream with a cascading waterfall, the house is located in one of the loveliest areas of the Catskills surrounded by woods.  

A study in contrasts, the structure’s provincial roots and old world charm are now paired with modern industrial materials and finishes such as steel, glass and concrete. The clapboard exteriors and massive crossbeams were preserved while most of the custom wood work and stone were locally sourced. The large kitchen and dining addition mimics the home’s original design, with a wall of skyscraper glass and soaring ceilings. The interiors are minimalist but dramatic in detail with a hand picked collection of vintage and modern industrial furnishings and decor and unique reclaimed items (the 19th century wood and steel bathtub is a real find!). 

With five bedrooms and two and a half baths, the house is spacious and can accomodate up to ten guests with plenty of interior and exterior space for family and friends. Taking full advantage of the beautiful location, the cantilevered porch appears to float on the surface of the water and overlooks all of the high points of the charming country landscape.

The original barn has also been renovated in the same modern/historic architectural style as the farmhouse and the small private river has been enhanced to accommodate  summertime swimming and row boating.

This is a home where opposites attract and coexist beautifully.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, 52″ Vizio Smart TV with cable service and premium movie channels, SONOS sound system in kitchen/dining space for wifi music connectivity, turntable stereo with extensive vinyl record collection and board games in Great Room.  Toiletries provided. Housekeeping and laundry facilities. 

AROUND

The town of Eldred is located in the heart of the Catskills in Sullivan County New York, a charming and rural outpost with lots of history and personality. Just a half hour to the historic and picturesque town of Narrowsburg, you’ll find many chic art galleries, antique shops, as well as some of the best upstate restaurants here. Perched above the Delaware River, the area is an ideal outdoor destination for skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and kayaking including nearby Skinner Falls. And just a town over, discover Bethel Woods, home of the original Woodstock. 

LOCATION

Catskills, New York. Nearest Airport: Sullivan County International(12.5 Miles)

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  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • The Floating Farmhouse, Catskills, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals

Floating Farmhouse

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Bedrooms5 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Doubles, 2 Twins, Queen sofa bed, 2 inflatable Queen size beds and 1 sleeping Ottoman
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2.5 Bathrooms
AccommodateUp to 16 Guests (with sofa bed, inflatable Queen beds and sleeping Ottoman)
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyYes with $75 per diem fee
ViewBeautiful countryside and creek views
Rates
Cleaning (One Time)$300
Pet fee$75 per pet per night
Tax13% for total rate
Check-In4 pm
Check-Out4 pm
Cancellation(i) If cancellation occurs more than 45 days before the beginning of the Term, then we will issue a full refund of the Deposit.
(ii) If cancellation occurs more than 30 days before the beginning of the Term, then we will refund one-half (50%) of the Deposit.
(iii) If cancellation occurs at any other time, then no prior amount paid will be refunded.
(iv) Force Majeure related to COVID 19: In the event that the Governor of New York imposes restrictions on travel and/or the use of rental properties within Sullivan County which impact the Term, then we will make every effort to mutually reschedule your event to a later date at no additional charge. As an alternative, at your request, we will promptly refund your deposit less 5% to cover our processing fees.
NotesNightly rate of $1500 for up to 10 guests, two-night minimum, three-night minimum holidays.
20% discount weekly, 33% discount monthly.
Pet fee of $75 per pet per night.
Renters are required to pay 13% sales and occupancy tax and purchase a $45 property damage protection insurance policy in lieu of submitting a large cash security deposit.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Weekly Monthly Min Stay
Standard$15002 nights
Holiday$15003 nights
Extended stay discount$20%$33%7 nights
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Reviews

19 Reviews

  • Craig, April 26, 2020

    Our family of 4 visited the Floating Farmhouse and couldn’t have asked for a better stay in the country. The kitchen is exquisite- beautifully designed with soaring glass wall, framing a pristine outside setting – tranquil lake, quirky trees, restored barn (have your camera handy at all times). Kitchen is fully stocked – had everything we needed and then some (wood burning pizza oven?!) If you love to cook, you’ll love it more in this kitchen. And so much room to dance with kids while cooking and drinking wine.

    Our two young boys had a blast exploring the grounds, making obstacle courses in the vast back yard, building forts in the woods, roasting marshmallows at the fire pit, ACTUALLY rowing a boat gently down the stream. Chilly nights playing board games by a crackling fire couldn’t have been cozier. Lunch on the side deck by the waterfall also magical.

    Everything was made so easy, with fire starter kits, strong wifi (11 days never lost a signal), gas grill, Sonos in kitchen AND record player in living room with lots of classic rock records, enormous washer/dryer, loads of pillows and blankets. The beds/bedrooms were all very comfortable and pin-drop quiet at night. Showers hot and enveloping. Gorgeous exposed wood beams. The owner clearly had an eye for everything when creating this space.

    Truly special. My family will never forget the fun we had there. Can’t wait to bring friends with us next time.

    Craig

  • Nicole, April 6, 2020

    The floating farmhouse was even more lovely than its pictures! We booked a quick trip during the current stay-at-home orders and it was the perfect retreat to relax, cook a nice meal and enjoy the beautiful grounds. Tom made check in very easy by communicating quickly and providing a detailed list of house amenities and expectations.

    The design is absolutely amazing- a perfect mix of farmhouse chic with modern touches. Do not forget to read the 2012 copy of Dwell magazine in the living room, where Tom was featured for this amazing renovation.

    While it was just my husband and I (and our two dogs), this house is very affordable to have a family vacation. The house is spacious and well suited to have multiple families stay. We will be back again with friends and family!

    Memorable moments: drinking coffee on the floating patio and listening to the waterfall from the dam, cooking a pizza in the wood fired stove, eating dinner with a view from the beautiful kitchen and reading the guest book from the families that made memories in this beautiful house.

    Nicole

  • Nicole, March 19, 2020

    The Floating Farmhouse was everything we needed as we were trying to leave the city during the Covid outbreak. We dealt with a lot of difficult people in trying to find a home and Tom was nothing short of a pleasure during our booking and our stay. Ingrid came to check in on us, offer to clean, and take out the trash throughout our stay. The Floating Farmhouse is an escape from chaos being only two hours away from NYC but feeling like you are deep in the woods with the pond, fire pits, classic dark wood finishings, and most importantly – that amazing kitchen and pizza oven.

    Thank you Floating Farmhouse – we will definitely be back!

    Nicole

  • Connie, January 20, 2020

    I organized a retreat and strategy session for my team and opted for the peace and beauty of the Catskills. When I found Floating Farmhouse, it was a dream come true—gorgeous design that made our time there extra special, huge kitchen that we used to make delicious artisan pizzas, and finally, great responsive communication from Tom, the owner, who made planning easy. Thank you again Tom, and we will be back!

    Connie

  • Sebastian, January 6, 2020

    We stayed here for a company off-site meeting and fell in love with Floating Farmhouse! We’re a design-oriented outdoor gear company, and couldn’t imagine a better location for us to bring the team. It was just a short drive from NYC but felt like it was worlds away. The house fits perfectly in the tranquil surroundings, and it was such a pleasurable departure from the hustle and bustle of the city. We’re looking forward to our next trip. Highly recommended!

    Sebastian

  • Justine, December 15, 2019

    Myself and a handful of my friends had one of the best weekends of the year celebrating an early Christmas at the floating farmhouse. From making homemade pizzas in the wood burning oven to lounging in front of the fire, we really couldn’t have asked for anything more. The entire vibe of the house is very “make yourself at home” which made it incredibly comfortable and easy to enjoy. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a country escape.

    Justine

  • Susan, October 6, 2019

    We were looking for somewhere special to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary… And we couldn’t have found somewhere more special. Floating Farmhouse was the perfect backdrop for an occasion my entire extended family will remember for a lifetime.

    The house is beautifully designed – when you construct your dream house in your mind, you can find it in reality here. Every single detail in the house has been thought through, and it was incredibly practical and comfortable while simultaneously awe-inducing in its beauty.

    Tom, the owner, was helpful at every stage of contact, and information is clear throughout the house, so when you are there you can just relax and feel that it is your own. In fact that leads to me my only criticism, which was that I had to leave.

    It’s an amazing house. Book it. You’ll leave with an experience you’ll never forget. And a new life goal to reach for.

    Susan

  • Alexandra L., September 11, 2019

    This house was a dream and the focal point of a magical weekend celebrating my best friend’s bachelorette party. Tom was a pleasure to interact with — he’s extremely responsive and offers great suggestions about the area and things to do. We had an amazing time at the house and one of the highlights was using the wood burning pizza oven to make our very own personal pizzas (private chef Kristen was amazing btw!). The surrounding town is also adorable and we were able to enjoy a beautiful hike and a delicious brunch at The Heron. Highly recommend this house — we would love to return in the future.

    Alexandra L.

  • Darleny, August 16, 2019

    I have rented vacation homes for over seven years and this is the very first time I give a five star review. Floating Farmhouse is absolutely stunning and the first property I’ve visited that actually looks better in person than in pictures. Being present in this space connects you to all of your senses. It is a true feat that radiates peace, beauty, joy and good taste all around. Not only is the house equip with all you need to want to stay inside forever, but the outdoors is replete with nature, the pond, different stations: hammock, picnic table, gazebo, you name it. Lastly, Tom, the owner, is the most responsive and and caring person one may hope for in a property owner. Simply put, this house is heaven on earth.

    Darleny

  • Jess K., July 19, 2019

    I’m the daughter of an architect and builder (a restorer of 1800s/1900s houses) so I am just educated enough to be a complete and total house snob. I usually hate everything. The second I see aluminum siding I’m permanently lost. This home, however, blew me away so thoroughly that I am actually thinking of bringing aforementioned architect/builder father for a visit later this winter! Truly thoughtful, careful restoration work.

    There’s a gorgeously built pizza fireplace with a PERFECT flue, so no smoke anywhere in the kitchen as you cook pizzas for hours. A kitchen so generously sized and laid out that 5 of us could prepare food simultaneously and comfortably, and a deck that I took 3 naps on. I could go on, but I’m too relaxed post-stay and forgetting things.

    Maintenance and cleanliness = perfect. Ingrid and Tom = fantastically responsive should you need anything at any juncture in the process.

    And then there’s the nature the house is built around and on — we sat quietly in the woods and waited as does walked within 30 feet of us.

    A little bit of heaven on earth.

    Jess K.

  • Mike, June 6, 2019

    When we first rented the house we knew that we were in for a great weekend. It’s very rare that pictures do not do a rental home justice but it really is 100% more beautiful than the pictures on this site. It may be the most relaxed I have ever been sitting on that deck near the waterfall. The detail work Tom has done in the design of the house is stunning. From the combination of 1830’s Farmhouse with modern Architecture you get pure bliss. The property is just 20 or so minutes from Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center and with the Dr. Duggans road cut through the house is convenient to the venue and puts you right at the entrance The owner Tom was a pleasure to rent from and extremely helpful in arranging our trip and letting us know the Area. The property is perfect for Family Reunions, People going to Bethel Woods, A romantic getaway or just some relaxation. I promise you relaxation in that Master Bedroom for sure! Rain Shower and Spa Tub will have your wife with an ear to ear smile. Oddly enough, my biggest worry was my least problem – Bugs. I don’t know how but there are very little mosquitoes or flies near the house, including the river out back. I could talk about this place all day. I’m already going to book for next year. Amazing!

    Mike

  • Stacy, March 13, 2019

    There is nothing this property doesn’t possess for the perfect getaway.

    Stacy

  • Tina E., February 11, 2019

    Every year I take my small team on a three day offsite and this was the most beautiful venue we have ever been to. Upon arriving, I spent the first hour in awe, walking through this beauty of a home, admiring all the beautiful details. It blows my mind, that Tom, the owner, would renovate this old farmhouse with SUCH love and care, to then let strangers enjoy it. This is a new level of trust. It was an absolute privilege to stay in this home.

    Tina E.

  • Jennifer R., October 11, 2018

    This was my group’s second time visiting floating farmhouse, and it was every bit as wonderful as I remembered. No, scratch that, it was even better. Every room is impeccably decorated, and oozes with the perfect balance of style and charm. I could go on and on about the aesthetics, but I’ll just say this: the house is unbelievably beautiful. It’s as simple as that.

    Both times we’ve visited have had things in common: cozy afternoons and evenings playing games and hanging out by a roaring fireplace in the living room; amazing home cooked pizzas from the wood-burning pizza oven; mornings spent in the outdoor gazebo marveling at the pink/purple/orange clouds on fire above the farmhouse (waking up for sunrise is worth it in a setting like this). But each time has also held a very unique and wonderful experience that has locked in floating farmhouse as an annual tradition we hope to continue for years to come. Last year we spent the weekend after Halloween at the farmhouse. Save the first morning to get groceries, we never left the house because it was too hard to pry ourselves from the beautiful, comfortable space. We wandered in the woods behind the house, enjoyed the reflection of the house in the water at dusk, sang songs along with our surround sound music system in the kitchen while cooking dinner, and stayed up as late as our sleepy eyes would allow in order to soak in every single drop of magic (yes, magic).

    This time around, we forced ourselves out of the house for an afternoon to explore Narrowsburg–an adorable town 20 minutes away perched atop the picturesque Delaware River. We explored the cute little shops, sipped hot cocoa with the locals, and enjoyed the fall foliage with the fishermen down by the river bed. It was perfect.

    Our last day it was raining pretty hard and we felt uncomfortable heading home by check-out. Tom could not have been more accommodating–allowing us to stay several hours after check-out, and even letting us stay an extra night if we wished. Though the rain passed rather quickly, I’m so glad we got that extra time at the house. During that time, we saw wild turkeys crossing the waterway right in the backyard, and a family of dear frolicking about outside. To say it was charming is an understatement.

    To sum it up: this house is an oasis of relaxation, indulgence, comfort, and beauty. My only word of advice is this: book early. The house will do the rest for you.

    Jennifer R.

  • Samara G., August 28, 2018

    We had the pleasure of spending the weekend at the Floating Farmhouse, and it was FANTASTIC!!!! It was the perfect place to escape the city and celebrate my sister’s bachelorette. The owner, Tom, was a dream to work with and made the entire process of renting a house and planning a weekend to remember incredibly seamless. The Floating Farmhouse was every bit as advertised. The property is absolutely beautiful and proved to be a restful retreat for our laid back group. The house was impeccably clean, spacious and inviting. If you love the modern farmhouse look, this is the place for you! We took full advantage of everything the house and the surrounding area had to offer, thanks to Tom’s local attractions guide. I highly recommend private yoga in the barn with ChiHive studio, a private chef from Early Bird Cookery to experience farm to table cuisine, a concert at bethelwoods just a short 15 min drive up the road, hanging with alpacas at buck brook farm, enjoying a day out on Lake Superior in pink glitter paddle boats and dining at delicious restaurants (the heron & launderette) in Narrowsburg overlooking the Delaware River. We loved the Floating Farmhouse so much that we are already planning a trip to go back again next year!

    Samara G.

  • Jennifer G., June 25, 2018

    Tom was a dream from the beginning to the end of the process, hooking our group up with the amazing Kristen who became our chef for the weekend and a fast friend, as well as the wonderful Susan of the Chi Hive for a spiritual end to a debaucherous and wonderful weekend in a beautiful home. It was a special weekend for my sister and she said it was the best weekend of her life – mission accomplished! Thank you Floating Farmhouse!

    Jennifer G.

  • Valentina K, May 19, 2018

    This is the second time we have stayed at Tom’s Floating Farmhouse, and we had an even better time than we did the first time! He has updated a few things around the home, including renovating the beautiful barn (perfect for yoga, dinner party settings, or just enjoying the view). His taste level is an impeccable balance between clean, modern simplicity with the touch of “farmhouse antiques” you would expect in the Catskills.

    He expanded the creek to create the perfect size swimming-hole to enjoy on a hot sunny day. The waterfall seemed to be the main attraction with our crew to stand under for a nice water massage!

    The house is so spacious and is ideal for large parties. Each room has it’s own cozy setting, so you do not feel like you are on top of each other. In our group of ten, each person could escape to their own area without being disturbed! As our trip was a work creative retreat, this was ideal for us to spend time together- and apart.

    The amount of love and hard work that is constantly put into the house is clearly visible! Tom’s home is not just a wonderful place to stay, but extremely inspiring.

    Valentina K

  • Soomean C., May 4, 2017

    Magical & Epic

    The Floating Farmhouse is everything you see pictured and more. There are so many elements of the house that bring a memorable experience from relaxing patio moments with the sound of the creek to the swaying pine trees, the view from the hammock, the conversations and dance parties in the kitchen and the delicious wood oven pizza maker. It’s a special place for groups, occasions, family trips and more. It’s also home that makes you want to come back and enjoy other aspects of the town. This was my first trip and I didn’t leave the house all weekend. We hired a chef one night to cater dinner. It’s was perfect. I will certainly be back and look forward to it. Lastly, Tom is great in communication, support and details. My friends and I are already planning our next trip back to the house.

    Soomean C.

    United States

  • Stacy L., January 22, 2017

    Could not have enjoyed our weekend more. This property goes above and beyond its promises!

    Stacy L.

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