Come and enjoy our "OFF THE GRID" Catskill Mountain retreat. Private, extremely quiet, 36 acre farm with 1800's farmhouse, chicken coup (with self fed and watered chickens, and huge post and beam barn. The property has a mountain spring (WATER CAN BE DRINKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE SPRING), spring fed, swimming pond (with small row boat) and a large year round stream with concrete bridge over to barn. Guests also have access to the Walton Town Pool. We also have a volleyball and bad-mitten set up for your enjoyment. If Art is your thing, then sit on the bridge overlooking our year round running stream and paint the barn or landscape (or just sit and listen to the sound of the water running down the stream/brook). One can fish either in our private stocked pond, trout filled stream, neighboring Cannonsville reservoir (LARGE ROW BOAT PROVIDED AT RESERVOIR FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE), or on the world famous Delaware River (OUR POND BOAT IS ALSO FOR USE AT THE RIVER). The property also has separate campsites, one at the top of our mountain boasting a panoramic view of the Catskill Mountains, spectacular sunsets, and valley below. Camp outs work great at these spots or just let the kids have some fun camping outside or running around. Guests tell us their stay at the farm was one of FIRST TIMES IN A LONG TIME THE KIDS RAN, PLAYED AND EXPLORED RATHER THAN SIT ON THE COMPUTER. Best of all, our farm borders (with right of way from our property) New York City's huge Cannonsville Reservoir offering thousands of additional acres for recreation. IN ADDITION, THE FAMOUS MAINTAINED FINGER LAKES TRAIL SYSTEM COMES RIGHT DOWN TO THE FARM. The entire farm will be for your personal use as no one else is on the property. The reservoir itself is walking distance from the house. This reservoir offers excellent fishing, either from the shore or from our own boat. The Cannonsville Reservoir is also open to sailing, canoeing, and Kayaking. At night, sit by our huge fire ring, look up at the stars and Milky Way, and you’ll think you’re in a planetarium. Roasting marshmallows, making SMORES, or just cooking on a real wood fire in our huge charcoal grill are favorite past-times for our guests. We also have a gas grill (or smoker grill) if one prefers. On Spring nights, our pond comes alive with the serene sound of peepers which will lull you to sleep. During the day, kids love to catch frogs in our pond (there are thousands!) Or just sit by (or on the bridge above) our year round running brook and listen to the water flow down to the reservoir. The farm is truly a beautiful place to stay. Bird watching and wildlife photography is also a favorite past- time at the Farm with Bald Eagles (we have one guest who returns every year to watch the Bald Eagles fish along the stream behind the house), Blue Herons, Wild Turkey, deer, and other wildlife regularly seen. Inside the home, make yourself comfortable with a game room (pool and ping pong table), stocked modern kitchen, wood stove, screened in porch, four bedrooms (large master bedroom on the main floor), open living room with exposed wooden hand-hewn beams, as well as knotty pine throughout. Cozy up to the wood fire and read a book (many games, books, magazines etc. provided for your use) or sip some hot chocolate as you watch the snow falling gently on the fields. Although the farm is isolated, there is free wireless internet (no code required), free coast to coast long distance telephone, as well as 2 satellite televisions (including a 55 inch HDTV in master bedroom). The house also comes with a water cooler (hot and cold) as well as a Keurig Coffee Maker (pods sold at our local supermarket). There is also a Farberware coffee percolator as well as a drip coffee maker for your use. Air conditioning units are in all bedrooms. Rate is based on two night minimum stay: 250.00 per night (or 200 per night for a 7 night stay except holidays, fair week, first week hunting season and 175 per night during off season inclusive of November 1st to March 31st). Holidays, fair week, and first week hunting season are 250.00 per night. For each person above 8 in party, a 10 percent per day additional fee per person will apply. This only applies to guests over the age of 5. IF YOU PREFER TO NOT PAY THE BOOK NOW FEE, PLEASE CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY TO BOOK ------LONG TERM RENTALS CONSIDERED AT A 25 PERCENT REDUCED FEE---- A deposit of $250 (or 200 if staying for a full week) is required to reserve property. Balance is due upon arrival. OWNER MEETS ALL GUESTS AND SHOWS THEM AROUND PROPERTY. If emergency comes up and you cannot rent property, the deposit can be applied to another rental date (based on availability and within one year of original rental date). A $200 Security deposit is required and fully refundable after departure. We hold (do not deposit) this separate check. It is either returned to guest or destroyed by owner one week after rental is complete. WE REGULARLY WAIVE THE DAMAGE DEPOSIT FOR FREQUENTLY RETURNING GUESTS (YES, WE HAVE MANY). AS YOU ENTER THE HOUSE, THERE IS A LIST ON THE WALL OF PLACES TO EAT, THINGS TO DO, AND SPECIAL SITES TO VISIT. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH PLACE/SITE IS PROVIDED. GO TO YOUTUBE AND PUT IN "DRYDEN BROOK FARM" TO SEE VIDEOS OF THE PROPERTY There is also an $135 cleaning fee as well as a 2 percent Delaware County sales tax. The house will be professionally cleaned prior to your arrival (including all beds made, linens cleaned etc.). ===45 MINUTES FROM WALTON TO EXCELLENT WINTER DOWNHILL SKIING SUCH AS BELLAYRE MOUNTAIN IN THE NORTHERN CATSKILLS OR ELK MOUNTAIN IN PENNSYLVANIA.