BOOKING FOR FALL AND 2015! 1/2 MILE FROM DREAMS PARK, 40 ACRES, BOATS & FISHING

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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BOOKING FOR FALL AND 2015! 1/2 MILE FROM DREAMS PARK, 40 ACRES, BOATS & FISHING

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Chaise, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Welcome to our home. We would like for you to enjoy and respect it as you would your own. Our goal is to create a wonderful 'experience' for you and look forward to new and past guests alike.

Located on 40 acres, (Therefore the name Grandpa's Back 40 - where he used to raise sheep); the living room picture window views the horseshoe shaped pond and beautiful mountains in the background. View wildlife while being only .6 tenths of a mile from the Dreams Park and 5 miles south of Cooperstown this home is available from APRIL - DECEMBER for many attractions in our area; enjoy the Glimmerglass Opera; Fly Creek Cider Mill and Leaf Peeping in the fall; hunting, fishing, boating and hiking on site; school vacation weeks - sledding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing; or just to get away from it all.

The home is not owner occupied, leaving no personal 'clutter' behind! We enjoy it ourselves in the off times, but leave it renter ready and ask that you leave it as you find it. Each room has been newly updated or renovated. We will be there to greet you when you arrive and easily available throughout your stay. I have been in the hospitality business all my life and take pride in making sure your stay is enjoyable. The perfect location is one of it's best assets....so close to the Dreams Park you can hear the games being played and see the Fireworks every Thursday night from the back yard! The tour train goes right through the center of our property (no late evenings!)...listen to the whistle of times gone by...better yet take the scenic train from Milford to Cooperstown and see the house along the way! So close to Cooperstown and Oneonta's sights, etc.

In season we have an herb garden just outside your front door - please feel free to use anything there.

Interested in day trips while you visit? We are within 1 3/4 hours from Turning Stone (casino); Saratoga Horse Races; SPAC; Albany - visit our capitol - many theatres, museums, music venues, etc. While in Cooperstown visiting- the infamous brunch at The Otesaga Hotel is a must. Looking out over beautiful Otsego Lake enjoy your lunch/brunch and make plans to take the tour boat, go fishing, boating, sailing, swimming. There is a boat rental along the lake (fishing boats, canoes, etc.) and several spots to go swimming. Visit Council Rock, The Stone Bridge, Clarks Tower. Information and pictures of these sites and more will be available to you in our home. Photo's from local photographer Jonathan White are among the memorabilia collected for your enjoyment to look at. (Please note: some of the above are seasonal so be sure to check before you arrive)

Bedroom Set Up:

Master bedroom: 1 queen size bed

Fireplace bedroom: 1 double bed

Baseball bedroom: 2 twins

Huge sectional couch and chaise living room- making the total number of sleeping arrangements for up to 7 comfortably.

Living room is large (25 x 14) with ample seating - leather recliner, large sectional and comfortable chaise with 50' TV. Games, puzzles and folding card table available. We are trying to maintain our homey and relaxing atmosphere that past guests have commented on, we are not the big party house, but the get away from it all house! There are no team parties allowed.

In 2012 we added our new second bathroom off of the Master Bedroom which is our largest new 'addition' to add to the comfort of your stay. We also installed in 2012 a new fantastic water system - the water tastes even better than it did before. For 2013 we have added WiFi (we had broadband hook up prior), and a new 24,000 BTU Air Conditioner that will be a nice improvement. It will be quiet and cool the entire house nicely. It also doubles as a heating unit when needed. Ceiling fans have been added in all bedrooms. New flooring has been put down in the entry and the large bathroom. A bistro set has been added to the Dining Room to seat 8 comfortably.

Our latest 'addition' is an entryway from the driveway... you are able to enter through the new entryway and up the stairs to make bringing in bags, etc. easier. Those of you who have stayed already know I like for your first entry to be from the front door for your first impression!

BBQ grill; and fire pit on site (firewood available). Horseshoes available. My partner, a fisherman himself, and I are extreamily happy that we added in 2012 - a four person Paddle Boat and small fishing boat - to fish in our newly stocked pond (for renters only!) Listen to the peepers while watching an awesome sunset. Early risers will enjoy the sunrise with the rolling hills as the backdrop.....you would never guess that you were in the middle of so much to do when you look out at the 40 acres and see wildlife. Sightings so far have been a white crane, heron, beaver, geese, deer, various birds, frogs (an unwanted snake by the firepit...they leave when the sun goes down!)

A deposit of 50% of rental fee is due within 7 days of booking, the balance (remaining 50% of rental fee plus mandatory 4% county bed tax and $300.00 refundable damage deposit) are due 60 days prior to arrival date. (If already past 60 days payment in full required) Note: State taxes and CLEANING FEES ARE INCLUDED in the price quoted. MO, cashiers check or check preferred form of payment. (Credit card payments are subject to 3.2% transaction fee.)

I make a point to return emails/calls promptly so please follow up with a call if I haven't reached you in a day! Your requests are important to me as they are to you!

We hope you enjoy our home and your visit to Cooperstown.

Please enjoy this article posted:

HENRY COOPER’S TOWN

JAN. 21, 2014 | 1:00 PM | BY: SOPHIE HAYS

LOCATION: CENTRAL NEW YORK

“New York is divided into more discrete regions than any other state I know of … Cooperstown doesn’t really fall under any of these regional categories. It’s its own stop.”

–Henry Cooper

It’s a sunny summer’s day at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. On the short walk from the Museum’s back door to a gazebo overlooking Otsego Lake, Henry Cooper is greeted by every person he passes. After all, this is quite literally Henry Cooper’s town. His story of this place, founded by his ancestors, is about so much more than its predominant reputation as the capital of baseball. Instead, it is one of a wild and beautiful frontier that he’s on a mission to preserve.

Mr. Cooper’s family has always had roots in Cooperstown. His three times great-grandfather William Cooper, father of author James Fenimore Cooper, founded the village. “[William Cooper] basically built a farming community with the village of Cooperstown [at] its center,” explains our Mr. Cooper. “[James Fenimore Cooper] lived here after his father did. And really every generation since then we’ve continued to come back.”

Throughout his multi-faceted career and involvement between Cooperstown and New York City, Mr. Cooper has always been interested in greater explorations and odysseys. Mr. Cooper became very interested in the work of Jules Verne, which later led to his notable coverage of NASA’s space missions at “The New Yorker.” “I got to the New Yorker in about 1958, which was after Sputnik … and science suddenly became the zippiest thing around,” Mr. Cooper says. “Many people who are my age arrived at The New Yorker and in that period, many of whom had any scientific background, even the English majors would just gravitate to one science or the other … it was a very exciting time.”

Cooperstown’s success and growth after its founding truly begins with Edward Severin Clark, grandson of Edward Clark, a co-founder of the Singer Corporation Sewing Machine Company (and also a co-investor in, and builder of, Manhattan’s Dakota residential building). Edward Severin Clark and family bought 10,000 square miles of land around Otsego Lake, granting them enormous influence over the town. “The Clarks had about half the village on their payroll,” says Mr. Cooper. “They thought it was time to start various enterprises that would make the village more self-sufficient.” With a tourist economy in mind, Clark built many of Cooperstown’s prominent buildings and museums, including the still extant Otesaga Resort Hotel.

Another of those Clark-funded local enterprises was the Baseball Hall of Fame. Local legend tells the story of how baseball was invented by a Cooperstown native and Civil War General by the name of Abner Doubleday. “They started the Hall of Fame, and they called Cooperstown ‘the birthplace of baseball,’” explains Mr. Cooper. “And as the years went on, it became clearer that baseball was never really invented in any one place … Cooperstown morphed from being the birthplace of baseball to being the home of baseball — what it calls itself now.” The village quickly evolved into baseball mecca after the 1970s, when the sport was elevated from national pastime to a sport of religious devotion.

The Clarks built two other historic institutions: Fenimore House (now the Fenimore Art Museum, and site of our interview) and the Farmers’ Museum located just across the street. Set up like the old village of Cooperstown, the museum features living history displays of 1840s trades and farming traditions.

For the richness of its history and its cultural options, Cooperstown is a vibrant town in which to live. Mr. Cooper has had the distinct privilege of claiming two places in the State as his hometowns. Growing up, he spent the school year in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and migrated to Cooperstown for the summer; though long out of school he maintains that schedule to this day. “It’s nice when you live in two very different places,” says Mr. Cooper, “And I find that each one enhances the other; it would be impossible to live all year-round in Cooperstown without New York [City], and it would be impossible to live in New York [City] year-round without being able to get away to Cooperstown.”

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Darlene

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I am the grand-daughter of the original owner of this home. Grandpa built the home in 1963 and it has remained in the family since. I grew up on this property and am a graduate of Cooperstown Central School. Although my mother and I do not live in the immediate area any more, Cooperstown and it's surroundings are near and dear to my heart. I am an esthetician by trade and my significant other is a carpenter/contractor. I have 2 sons who, along with us, wish to maintain this house as a place for us to vacation as well as you! We enjoy gardening and have hopes to have a very successful garden on premisis that you will be able to take advantage of as well.

Darlene purchased this house in 1963

We have decided to share our home with vacationers because of it's great location, and easy access - it is located on St. Rt. 28, a 5 mile trek directly into Cooperstown. We enjoy looking out at and walking through the fields and watching the wildlife.

There is so much to see and do in the area that you could visit every season and find something else exciting!

The beavers have decided to take up residence as well - so we have an additional 'wildlife refuge' on the property. We are close to the Cooperstown Scenic Railroad train ride - it goes right through the center of our property! Most major attractions are within 20 minutes of our house.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Booking for FALL and 2015! 1/2 mile from Dreams Park, 40 ACRES, BOATS & FISHING
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Cooperstown Central - Leatherstocking
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This is an excellent place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My family and I loved staying here. The house is beautiful and they had every amenity that I could ask for in the kitchen to cook meals. The home is beautifully decorated and clean. We found this home to be very relaxing and would highly recomend it to anyone looking for a great relaxing place to stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love having happy renters and strive to make our home your home while you are here. We hope you will return again! Best regards!
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We spent 4 days on Grandpa's Back 40. The house was very spacious and well appointed. The view from the living room is spectacular....we were able to watch the deer coming out at dusk! Darlene is a great hostess, leaving helpful notes in strategic places and answering all our questions. Would definitely recommend this property as a great 'home base' from which to visit the local attractions. We took a ride on the Glimmerglass Queen, visited the Farmer's Museum, went to Howe Caverns, had a fire in the stone fire ring one evening, cooked two dinners on the grill provided.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Booking for FALL and 2015! 1/2 mile from Dreams Park, 40 ACRES, BOATS & FISHING
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Cooperstown Central - Leatherstocking
5

Baseball & Relaxation

Baseball & Relaxation
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What a great place to stay! Darlene makes you feel right at home. It was nice to attend the baseball games (2 blocks away) and go back to the house to relax. It is a very cozy home with plenty of history which is displayed throughout. It was neat to look at all the pictures and read about where we were staying. The Master Bedroom with private bath were nice for my inlaws. It gave them privacy and quiet from the kids. I highly recommend staying here if you get the chance. Thanks for sharing your home with us Darlene! Hope to see you next time we are out that way.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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BV Griffin, GA

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Grandpa's Back 40. We liked it so much we are planning a return trip in the fall. The property was not only clean inside the grounds were also well maintained and the fishing was good. The kids enjoyed the paddle boat and the fishing as well. I would definitely recommend this property, especially if you are in Cooperstown for baseball. It's two minutes from the Dreams Park!
Thanks Darlene for sharing your home with us! BV Griffin,GA
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cooperstown Central - Leatherstocking
Mays Landing, NJ USA
5

Hall of Fame Birthday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
I can't say enough about this property and its owner. I felt welcome before I even arrived in Cooperstown. Darlene was so helpful in planning this vacation. My husband and I took my dad there to celebrate his 65th birthday and visit the Hall of Fame. While my dad was super excited about his trip to the museum, arriving at Grandpa's Back 40 was a big surprise. We felt like we were right in our own home. The house is charming and comfortable. It had everything we needed for our stay, with the added bonus of the amazing view along the back of the house. Don't hesitate in renting this property, it will be quite the surprise when you get there!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Marissa! It is always fun to be a part of a celebration and we are thrilled your dad enjoyed his birthday gift from you. We enjoy the view when we are there as well....and it is ever changing with the seasons....wildlife, etc. We do hope you will be one of our return guests. Our best to you, your husband, and of course your Dad.
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Glimmerglass Opera, Farmers Museum, Fenimore House, Otesaga Hotel, Leatherstocking Golf Course, Glimmerglass State Park, Fly Creek Cider Mill, Hartwick and Oneonta State Colleges, Howes Caverns, Cooperstown Scenic Railroad, Ommegang Brewery.

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Availability & Rates

Cooperstown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off season
Apr 18 2014 - May 29 2014
$150
$225
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Dreams Park
May 30 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
$2,100
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day weekend
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$300
3 nights
 
 
Off season fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 17 2014
$150
$225
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$150
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
If rental is more than 60 days from booking date: (check or money order preferred form of payment) One half due with signed contract 7 days after booking, balance due 60 days prior, including tax and refundable damage deposit. If booking within 60 days of rental - payment in full due with signed contract 7 days from booking.
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes NOTE: You can have the option of the damage protection....or the $300 refundable damage deposit...you will not be charged for both. Contract will be sent via email upon booking. NO TEAM PARTIES...
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Amenities

Cooperstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , single sink
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Fireplace bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Baseball Bedroom with memorabilia
  • Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen - frame is wicker - one of a kind from MacKenzie Childs, Double Beds (1) 1 double - this bedroom features the granite stone fireplace., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins - this is our 'baseball' bedroom, chaise located in the living room for 7th person
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
In season you will have access to vegetables in season from our garden and Herb garden. Horseshoe Pit. and Fire pit also available. Please note we provide a start up amount of paper products (toilet paper and paper towels, kleenex) so that there will be some there until you can get to the store. We would kindly appreciate it if you leave the furniture where you find it to avoid scratching floors, or worse yet, hurting your back! Also, if you must move pillows, blankets, etc. from one room to the next kindly return them to thier 'home' when you leave. Thank you very much.
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