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Ten Minutes from Cherry Springs Dark Skies Star Gazing Hiking Fishing Skiing

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

100 Acre Farm 5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom With Mountain Views and Dark Skies

1-2 bedrooms each with a queen bed. 3rd bedroom with 2 twin beds. 4th bedroom with a double bed. 5th bedroom has five twin beds. 2 full baths, library, dining room, mud room, living room. DSL, fire pit, fenced pasture, stables, trailer parking. Fly fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, star gazing @ Cherry Springs State Park , geo-caching. Direct snowmobiling and horseback riding from our farm. Numerous state parks and the PA Grand Canyon with 30 minutes drive. Fly fishing only streams 15 minutes away. PA Wild Areas are a short drive.

Benn Batterson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Benn Batterson

I was born and raised in Coudersport. After meeting my wife and graduating from Penn State we moved back to the area. I had met the previous owner of the farm while working on their grounds.

We currently live and raise our family on a sheep farm in Potter County. We strive to provide a childhood of years gone past

Benn Batterson purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Benn Batterson chose Galeton

We purchased the farmhouse and 34 acres in 2000 and bought the remainder of the farm years later. Over the years we have improved much of the house with the latest being a new barn roof this past summer.

I love the peace and quiet here. However the winters can be long between Christmas and Spring.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We are 20 minutes from the nearest traffic light. Our farm is bordered on three sides by 250,000 acres of State Forest land. Public access to these areas allows for many outdoor activities. We are the last permanent residence on Short Run Road and may only see the mailman each day in the winter.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Galeton

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting
You will be visiting a farm that was established in the late 1800s. The first German settlers established the village of Germania @ 1860 and created their farms in the outlying countryside. They cleared the land of trees and brush to grow their crops and raise livestock.


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Ten Minutes from Cherry Springs Dark Skies Star Gazing Hiking Fishing Skiing
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Nice farm house, but no privacy.

  • 3 of 5

Nice large farm house, but there are ladybugs and stinkbugs everywhere in the house. The owners live about 100 yards down the road and watched my every move. I received a text message asking me to pay for extra guests that were there for an evening card game. Someone also entered the house when we had left for the day. All in all, if you are looking for a very large house to accommodate many guests, you don't mind bugs and don't really value your privacy this is a perfect place for you. I will not be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house and property surrounding were beautiful- exactly what we had hoped for. We love the charm and history of old houses so this place was right up our alley! We spent the long weekend enjoying time with our young kids- playing with the chickens, sled riding on the hill across the road, family time hanging out and playing games. The first full day there, the weather was in the 50s so we took that time to drive around and explore- the warm weather led to melting ice and some really beautiful scenery at the local parks, despite the constant light rain that fell most of the day. That night, there was a snow storm that came through laying a few inches of snow- enough that we could have fun playing and sled riding with the kids. Our last night there, the skies were clear and we were able to take in the stars (without a telescope). We've visited the area before but it's just as beautiful every time we are up there! Benn was very accommodating and friendly. He greeted us as we arrived and was great about communicating with me prior to our trip to ensure that we had everything we needed. We are definitely hoping to stay here again- maybe during the summer months so we can enjoy everything that the property has to offer during the warm weather season!

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There is a time when the birds have gone to sleep but the crickets haven't started yet when there is complete silence. Everything I needed was in the house, and everything I wanted was in that silence outside the house.

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace, quiet, stargazing and chickens!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely farmhouse tucked away in Potter County. We didn't have the best skies for star gazing but the second night we did enjoy about 45 minutes of crystal clear skies perfect for stargazing. For an easy day trip, we went to Kinzua State Park and trekked out on the railroad bridge and down in to the valley with the it's ruins. There are so many other state parks in the area, take your pick for a nice hike. For free time spent in the house, I'd recommend bringing activities like books, games, etc. The house is quite lovely and very clean. Thanks for the wonderful weekend Benn!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lynn, mass

charming farmhouse, welcoming hosts

  • 4 of 5

Had a terrific stay in Galeton, PA. Home is a beautifully kept antique farmhouse complete with chickens in the yard! Terrific spot to unplug! (No phone service via AT&T) but free wifi kept us in touch with the outside world. Gorgeous, clear sky for star-gazing and gracious and accommodating hosts! Would recommend this spot to anyone looking to rest and re-charge. Great way to experience a relaxed and leisurely form life on the farm.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity & Beauty

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the home so we could enjoy the scenery of this beautiful country on our motorcycle.

The property was as advertised and more. Very, very clean and tidy. Everything we needed including an interesting library, well stocked kitchen and ample room. Amazing views from all the windows, wonderful hosts and chickens and more. Watched the incredible light show of the stars (worth getting up at 4:00 am to see), and stayed up to watch the sunrise while deer grazed in the pastures.

We met Thankful and her daughters, and they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful with anything we needed. So glad we found this quiet and beautiful place, went home totally relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Elmira NY
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Denton Hill
Car: necessary

We are located in North Central Pennsylvania surrounded by the Susquehannock State Forest. We have direct access to snowmobile trails and horseback riding. The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and hiking trail is 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Galeton

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$329.5

Rates are subject to change prior to reservation.
Three night minimum stay for Holiday weekends

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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