Converted school bus in the quiet Mohawk valley.
Converted school bus in the quiet Mohawk valley.

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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Ages 2 - 12
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2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A converted school bus to relax in after a day of exploration in the Mohawk valley. Enjoy 5 acres of off grid farm which includes a pond for kayaking or swimming. Just a short drive to nearby Herkimer diamond mines, waterfalls and historic towns. Running water for showers and kitchen. (water not heated) The couch converts to a queen size bed. Kitchen has amenities for cooking or cook over and open fire if you prefer. Enjoy spring water collected from nearby. Two composting toilets are available.

The space

A converted school bus offers a cozy stay on Rise farm. Enjoy the quiet of the country and the sounds of nature as you drift off to sleep.

Guest access

Access to five acres of farmland. A swimming pond. Kayak available for use in the pond.

Interaction with guests

My name is Eric. I am the co host of this rental space. I am knowledgable of the area. I enjoy the company of visitors on the farm or you can have your privacy if you prefer. I can be reached by phone or text. My number is available upon request.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 8
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Guests are responsible to clean after cooking. Removal of shoes provides a cleaner stay.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - Occasional sounds from nearby farms during certain times of year. You will hear the "clip clop" of Amish horse and buggy passing by. Nature sounds.
Pet(s) live on property - We have a well mannered dog that is very friendly with pets and people. If you prefer we can limit her interaction. If you have dog(s), let's play!
Some spaces are shared - The entire farm and community compost toilet.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Taryn User Profile
August 2017
Friendly and comfortable stay for 2 in a beautiful location!

David User Profile
August 2017
The bus was a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Eric and Jennifer were so friendly and helpful. Would definitely come again.

Adrienne User Profile
August 2017
My boyfriend and I had a blast staying at Jennifer and Eric's property! The school bus is the perfect getaway with gorgeous sprawling nature in all directions. It's far more spacious on the bus than it appears in photos and the bed is super comfy--even my 6'1" partner had a great night's sleep. Eric gave us perfect directions to hiking and waterfalls as well as how to get into town where we had an awesome meal. Lastly, their friendly dog, Gypsy, was an absolute dream come true! Highly recommended!

Anne User Profile
August 2017
If you are looking for peace and quiet and don't require a lot of space or amenities this is for you. Eric and Jennifer have transformed a small bus into a cozy guest room, with a small stove, composting toilet, and shower (cold water). Good food nearby in Fort Plain and excellent homemade ice cream in St Johnsville.

Maria User Profile
July 2017
This is a cool and relaxing little getaway in a beautiful part of the state. Cozy, inviting, and fun for the adventurous! A great foray into the joys of solar power and spring water for the uninitiated, and a gem of a stay for those with more experience in off grid life. Eric is very friendly and helpful-- gave us great recommendations for some local hiking with beautiful waterfalls when we got there . We look forward to visiting again!
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
We would love to have your company again. We'll let you know when we have our next event as soon as we know!
July 2017

Katherine User Profile
July 2017
Our stay was fantastic. The bus was a great way to enjoy a peaceful setting. It had everything we needed. Simple, clean, and creative! Eric was a great host. He shared so much knowledge with us about the local area from waterfalls, plants, and Herkiner Diamonds. We learned so much from him, and he was so personable, friendly, and genuine.

Lara User Profile
July 2017
A very cool and convenient spot to stay! Hosts were warm and welcoming! The scenery was beautiful. One host gave a great tip to see nearby waterfalls, and we enjoyed them very much.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United StatesJoined in December 2014
Jennifer User Profile

I'm a friendly, nature and people lover. I enjoy being outdoors, learning about other cultures, and playing flute with other musicians.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Jennifer’s place.
Eric helps host.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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