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Booking for Fall LESS THAN 1/2 mile from DREAM PARK-NEW DECK, FISHING, BOATS

Milford, NY, USA, village
  • House1580 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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); view the horseshoe shaped pond, beautiful mountains and 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 - NOVEMBER for many attractions in our area.

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. We always try to be there to greet you when you arrive and are 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.

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, Clark's Tower or take the Brewery Trail featuring local breweries including Brewery Ommegang (several concerts throughout season) and Council Rock Brewery (also known for it's Friday night fish fry). Information and pictures of these sites and more will be available to you in our home. (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 queen size bed

Baseball bedroom: 2 twins.

Living room is large (25 x 14) with ample seating - large sectional and comfortable chaise with large TV. Games, puzzles and folding card table available. We are trying to maintain our homey and relaxing atmosphere that past guests have enjoyed during Dreams Park season; therefore based on the hectic schedules we have during ball season we can not accommodate team parties . We have been renovating our home in our spare time with a few things left to do; and our final large project will be all new windows in 2018. There is now a completely new kitchen with all new appliances. The large bathroom has been done over . New washer and dryer in laundry area. All fresh paint on ceilings and walls. New mattresses, towels and linens. And our brand new 480 square foot deck with BBQ!

We also have a large fire pit. There has been a lot of use of our four person Paddle Boat and small fishing boat - they can be used for fun or to fish in our 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 (including bald eagles), frogs (an unwanted snake by the firepit...they leave when the sun goes down!) In season we have an herb garden just outside your front door - please feel free to use anything there.


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!

When booking a Dreams Park week please be sure of your confirmed week before booking. It saves a lot of time and fees on both ends. I am always willing to work with you (within reason) to tentatively hold a week.

I prefer to talk to my clients before booking so before you hit the "book it" button please call me with any questions, concerns, special health issues, etc. I want your (and my) experience to be a fantastic one.

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

“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



Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Darlene

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!

Darlene purchased this House in 1963

Why Darlene chose Milford

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!

What makes this House unique

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. 2017 WILL INTRODUCE OUR FABULOUS DECK WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, master bedroom with private bathroom, new mattress 2016
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Fireplace bedroom, new mattress 2016
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Baseball Bedroom with memorabilia, new mattress 2016
      • Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen - frame is wicker - one of a kind from MacKenzie Childs, Fireplace bedroom
        New queen platform bed - this bedroom features the granite stone fireplace., Twin or Single Beds 2 twins on new platforms - this is our 'baseball' bedroom, chaise located in the living room for 7th person in a pinch.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, 2 sinks
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, single sink
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Water View
          Large Pond - New for 2012 - 4 person PaddleBoat and Small Fishing Boat - for renters only


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Mobile Phone
                  Cell phone service available
                • Air Conditioning
                  New for 2013 24,000 BTU Unit
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Baseboard hot water heat the 24,000 BTU unit heats nicely as well.
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  All towels and sheets provided
                • Living Room
                  New TV in 2016. Sliding glass doors leading to the deck. Gorgeous views!
                • Clothes Dryer
                  New in 2016
                • Parking
                  Long driveway and additional pull off parking
                • Parking Off Street
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                • Telephone
                  For Emergency calls
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  New in 2016
                • Wood Fireplace
                  Non working gorgeous stone fireplaces located in living room and one bedroom. Electric fireplace inserts, one with heat, one just for ambiance.


                    • Microwave
                      New in 2016
                    • Coffee Maker
                      No Keurig...your basic coffee maker.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                      New in 2016
                    • Kitchen
                      Blender, can opener, coffee maker, fondue set, toaster oven, toaster, all utensils, plates, etc. just about anything you would need.
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      new farberware set
                    • Oven
                      Double oven new in 2016
                    • Pantry Items
                      Basic spices, salt, pepper.
                    • Refrigerator
                      New in 2016
                    • Stove
                      New in 2016
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Seats 6 comfortably. There are also 2 stools at our new counter.
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                              various board games and puzzles
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Full cable - no HBO, movie channels
                            • Television
                              New 40 inch wall mount in living room, Wall mount in Master Bedroom TV in Fireplace bedroom NO cable in Baseball bedroom, but a monitor for DVD
                            • VCR


                                • Boat
                                  paddle boat and fishing boat
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  'relaxation' area with firepit.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  New in 2016


                                    • churches
                                    • health/beauty spa
                                    • library
                                    • live theater
                                    • museums
                                    • recreation center
                                    • restaurants

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • miniature golf
                                        • antiquing
                                        • boating
                                        • horseback riding
                                        • horseshoes
                                        • bird watching
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • shopping
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • sledding
                                        • wildlife viewing

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • fitness center
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • massage therapist
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • kayaking
                                                • cross country skiing
                                                • fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • hiking
                                                • hunting
                                                • cycling
                                                • sailing
                                                • snowboarding
                                                • snowmobiling
                                                • swimming
                                                • water skiing


                                                    • In season you will have access to our Herb garden. Relaxation area 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 their 'home' when you leave. Thank you very much.

                                                      44 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Location, location, location!

                                                      Heather B.

                                                      This was our first VRBO experience and it could not have gone better. Darlene was welcoming and responsive. The house was clean, cozy and comfortable. We had a busy week at the ball park and this house was the icing on the cake. It was minutes from the park, easy to access and perfect for a quick return to the house between games.

                                                      I cannot recommend this property enough!

                                                      We will continue to recommend to future families from MN!

                                                      Thank you, Darlene, for your wonderful hospitality!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you ever so much! It really is a pleasure to have wonderful renters as yourself. I truly enjoy sharing our family home.

                                                      Everything was great!

                                                      Roy H.

                                                      The house was perfect for our event. Comfortable, clean, perfect setting, beautiful scenery. Close to everything we wanted to see. Only improvement I could see would be some more comfortable beds. I am a little spoiled as we have a sleep number bed. Everyone commented the beds were a little too firm. Aside from that everything was fantastic!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the view, the experience and the location. We are sorry you felt the beds were uncomfortable. They were all purchased new for the 2016 season and only get used an average of 20 weeks a year. But, as you mentioned, everyone likes a different firmness, and we have had compliments on the beds. I guess when you are used to a sleep number it would be hard to adjust! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

                                                      Nice setting, comfortable home

                                                      Diane C.

                                                      Good house for up to 6 people. Nice setting, easy access to everything cooperstown has to offer. Was there for a family wedding so it was perfect for us. Comfortable seating for all in living room, great deck and very well stocked kitchen - not that we did any cooking:)

                                                      Thanks for opening up your home.


                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks Diane- so glad you all enjoyed!

                                                      Beautiful home

                                                      Vicki P.Ohio

                                                      Darlene couldn't have been nicer. We felt at home, the house is convenient to everything. Look forward to staying here again

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you! And we would love for you to return. Every season has it's treasures!

                                                      Serenity In The Perfect Location For Dreams Park

                                                      Kristi H.

                                                      Cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was. Darlene was fantastic with communication, the house is very clean and fully stocked with anything and everything you could ask for in a rental. You are literally so close to Dreams Park that you can hear the announcements in Little Majors Stadium and the cheers from the park. Every other family was extremely jealous of our location. With all the big breaks in schedules, being this close cannot be beat. The closing ceremonies fireworks were spectacular from our view on the back deck of the house.

                                                      The pond was a great plus. Boys and dads had so much fun fishing - everything you need was right in the basement and available. They even have a karaoke machine - to say the karaoke performances in our house were bad is an understatement, but extremely funny. Overall our Cooperstown Dreams Park trip was magical and we made memories to last a lifetime - staying in this house was truly the cherry on top! Since we own our baseball club, we will be back every year with at least one team, and plan on staying here as long as they will have us! ;0)

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks so much! That karaoke machine has brought a lot of fun to us as well:). We can't wait to have you back every year!!

                                                      Cooperstown Dream

                                                      Peter K.Golden, CO

                                                      What a great convenient home with all the amenities you need for a fun filled baseball week! Less than half a mile to Dreams Park. Many thanks to Darlene for the great communication and detailed instructions. Lease with confidence!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you very much! We so enjoyed having you as well! We love sharing our home with considerate and appreciative folks like you😁�. Enjoy the rest of your summer!


                                                      Milford, NY, USA, village

                                                      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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                                                      NOTE: You can have the option of the damage protection....or the $300 refundable damage deposit...you will not be charged for both.

                                                      44 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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