Our Sandy Sanctuary
Submitted: December 14, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
I am writing on behalf of the 4 families that stayed in this beautiful home for five days immediately following Superstorm Sandy. Through a relative of the owner, three of my friends and I were able to send our wives and a total of 10 children up to Cooperstown from the Jersey Shore. Most of us sustained varying degrees of home damage, but we had no power and we knew it wasn't coming back anytime soon. Our families got there on 10/30 and then the three other Dads’ and I got there on 11/2 and stayed the weekend.
I can't begin to tell you what it meant to us to be able to get our families out of "hell" and up to this beautiful place, while we started the cleanup and repair process on our own homes. My wife called to tell me what an unbelievable home it was, but I was not expecting the beauty and comfort that I found when I got there. There was every amenity imaginable. We never felt crowded at all and there was so much to do and see in this quaint little town. The children were always occupied whether at the house or at the local recreation center with an indoor pool, exercise equipment, rock climbing wall, racquet courts, etc, etc. We were able to cook and serve meals in the home very comfortably, as well as many dining choices locally. We will definitely come back at other times of the year and under better circumstances.
Lastly, we can't thank The owner's enough for their generosity and thoughtfulness to offer their home to us in our time of need. It allowed us to "take care of business", and kept our children from being further traumatized from what was happening at home. It also provided the other Dad's and me an opportunity to blow off some steam and relax for the weekend.
This place is a can't miss, and this is coming from the owner of a travel website who has stayed in countless great destinations
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