|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||600 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Rural|
Description from the owner
The Granary, a charming country guesthouse on a 150 year old family farm, once really housed wheat and oats. Now it has begun its second life as a simple retreat surrounded by wildflowers, morning mist, and open space.
Located in the scenic Genesee River Valley, this 125-acre crop farm cultivates hay, corn, wheat, rye, organic vegetables, and lavender. The pretty, nearby village of Angelica--nicknamed "the town where history lives" by Readers' Digest--is like a place from another time.
Granary guests can dip in the creek, roam through woods and fields, read on the porch, and enjoy an evening campfire. Those looking for more action...Read more
Angelica, New York
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
2 miles west of the village of Angelica, NY off Interstate 86 at exit 31 in the rural Genesee River Valley of western New York State
Location Type Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$150||$150||$800||$0||2 nights|
|All Dates||$150||$150||$800||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Two week maximum stay. Taxes are included. $300 due at booking. Balance on arrival. VISA/MC/DIS and Paypal accepted. Taxes and fees included.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: February 07, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Granary is a really unique little cottage in the middle of a field of queen anne's lace and clover flowers. We spent one week there to escape the heat and noise of our city home and we really got what we came for. It was so quiet--and yet it wasn't! In the evening, there was this wonderful stillness and then the peeper (frogs or cicadas, I don't know which) began to sing. And then the fireflies were upon us. Waking up on the sleeping porch with a thick mist all around was really the best part.
The Granary itself is an old building, ship-shape but rustic. It's been remodeled, of course, to be a guesthouse, but it isn't a winterized house or gussied up much. In some places light comes in through the wall boards. Rustic touches include old barn windows that you keep open by hooking to chains that hang from the ceiling, and the handrail for the loft stairs is some sort of twisted tree branch. And the outside shower--which is kind of like a beach shower with an anteroom where you hang your clothes and then the shower itself--took a little getting used to, but pressure and hot water were both good. The beds were both really comfortable (we didn't use the sleeping loft because my son was too little for the steep pull-down attic stairs). The description says the house sleeps eight, and technically it does, but it's a very small space for that many people, and you wouldn't have much privacy from one another. And eight people wouldn't fit at the little kitchen table, that's for sure.
It was a lot like camping in the sense that we felt really close to the outdoors, or like living a long time ago, but with comfortable beds, high-quality linens and towels, a real stove and a microwave, and good screens to boot.
The owners were really nice and gave us lots of advice on where to go, but mostly we kept to ourselves and unless we needed anything they let us be (they live in the main farmhouse about a hundred yards from the Granary). We did get some of the dinners that they prepare in their restaurant kitchen from their own garden veggies and local meats. The chicken divan with broccoli was my personal favorite. At less than $15 for dinner for all of us, it was a pretty great deal.
My toddler loved hiking in the woods and playing in the stream below the farm's old cow barn, and my two dogs liked having room to really run for a change (and I really liked being able to put them in the big yard when I couldn't watch them or when we were going into town). The Saturday farmers' market in the old town circle in angelica was great too--the Granary owners actually cook pancakes at the market with local fruit, bacon, and maple syrup, which was a real treat. Other vendors sold veggies, honey, free-range eggs, and of course NY State maple syrup.
We took our canoe for a ride down the Genesee River and fished a little bit (no luck). And we spotted a few amish carts, which I thought of as being a Pennsylvania thing, but there is an amish community in angelica too. For the most part we just took it easy and just enjoyed being outdoors in summertime.
I would recommend this house to individuals/couples seeking solitude, or to families looking for a fun country experience.