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Luxurious Log Home - 42 North Is Your Cooperstown Home Away

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

42 North is a luxuriously renovated 3 BR/2BA log home providing a gracious setting for enjoying the Cooperstown area in supreme comfort. Set on a gentle hillside, a wide front porch looks out over a large front lawn and mountain views while a private bluestone patio with a Weber grill and koi pond invites entertaining and relaxation outdoors. A newly paved driveway means easy access to all 42 North has to offer.

Inside, the renovated kitchen is complete with soapstone countertops, glass tile backsplash and all stainless appliances, including a wine refrigerator. A large center island with seating provides ample work space as well as a gathering place during meal preparations. The first of two bars provides an additional gathering spot. The combined dining and living room features bay windows and a beamed cathedral ceiling. A large dining table comfortably seats 8 and leather living room furniture is centered on a wood stove and flat-screen with surround sound. The game room features a classic slate pool table, wood paneled fireplace with thermostat-controlled propane stove, a large wet bar with beverage refrigerator, a 60” plasma TV with premium surround sound and BlueRay, and ample seating.

Each of the three bedrooms features queen-size Stearns & Foster pillow top mattresses, large closets, and excellent storage. One guest bedroom has a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The master bedroom en-suite is a full bath with storage, and the second full bath is shared by the secondary bedrooms. The master en-suite sports a river stone floored walk in shower and the guest bath a deep soaking tub. Both bathrooms were renovated less than a year ago with marble, high end fixtures and heat lamps to soothe away the chills of winter. Additional sleeping space to a capacity of 10 is provided by a sleeper sofa and futon in the game room.

All bedrooms and the game room are carpeted, bathrooms are tiled, and the remainder of the house sports warm pine flooring. Paint colors were selected to highlight the log walls help create a contemporary coziness that is irresistible.

An automatic whole house propane generator ensures weather will not adversely affect your ability to enjoy your stay. A Kinetico water system provides softened, iron-free water for bathing, laundry and drinking. The premium Samsung laundry machines feature steam settings - wrinkle free clothes and warm towels are readily had!

More Details

Tom Rusk
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Tom Rusk

A native of Ohio, I have lived in the Cooperstown area since 2009 and currently reside in the Village of Cooperstown.

Tom Rusk purchased this house in 2009

Why Tom Rusk chose Hartwick

This property was purchased for the adventure of log home living when I relocated to Central New York for work. Having lived in cities and visited family in rural areas, I was up for the adventure. That path has now included completely renovating the original main home (42 North), adding the garage and apartment (1 Phinney Creek@ 42 North) and continuing to tend the property, now for the use of guests. The property was simply too unique to sell when my wife and I moved into the Village of Cooperstown to occupy another adventure and project house - this time an 1885 Victorian. We are happy to be stewards of both properties and share 42 North with others.

What makes this house unique

42 North is conveniently located 12-15 minutes outside the Village of Cooperstown but with very easy access to area amenities. The nearest gas stations are about 4 miles away in either direction and the nearest groceries about 15 minutes away in either direction. Larger shopping centers are 35 minutes to the south and 45 minutes to the north.

In summer, 42 North is just far enough removed from area baseball tournament camps to be quiet and enjoyable yet convenient for families attending these camps.


Hartwick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests are expected to enjoy 42North in a responsible manner. This includes maintaining and leaving the accommodations as you find them.
  • Should you note any maintenance concerns, have items break during your stay or simply have suggestions on amenities , please let us know.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Luxurious Log Home - 42 North Is Your Cooperstown Home Away
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. Tom was very responsive and the place was nice and clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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I didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time renting this home and I look forward to returning. Tom is a great host, very responsive and helpful. His place is so beautifully appointed and meticulously cared for. It's convenient to Cooperstown and area attractions and it has everything we needed. I'd come up simply to stay in the house, work, relax and enjoy family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience - excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Cooperstown. The Baseball Hall of Fame has been on our bucket list for some time. We are experienced VRBO renters and have always had excellent experiences with the properties we select. 42 North was no exception – what a nice property! The location was perfect for us, quiet and convenient. Only a short drive into Cooperstown. The house and grounds are well-maintained, and I enjoyed so much checking on the frogs at the fish pond out back each day. The house is beautifully decorated, organized and clean. The beds and linens were comfortable and quality. While we didn’t cook much, the kitchen appeared fully-equipped and we appreciated that the house was stocked with the necessities (paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, hand soap, etc.) We were so glad that we were allowed to bring our dog and we enjoyed playing ball with her in the nice large yard. The owner, Tom, stopped by to welcome us and answer any questions we had. Fall was a perfect time to visit and the weather was great. Although we could only stay a couple days, we got to visit the Hall of Fame and nearby Hyde Hall mansion, and were glad to be there during the Fall Harvest Festival at the Farm Museum, and visited Brewery Ommegang. We also enjoyed using the Visitor’s Trolley to get around town and met some nice people while on board.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family house

  • 4 of 5

We loved the property, and it made a great home base for our extended family's trip to Cooperstown.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where do you live? Dallas, GA

Awesome Cooperstown 2017 experience!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have ask for a better experience. Clean, comfy, beautiful and everything we could possibly need. Hopefully we will be back next year with our other grandson! Did I mention how clean everything was? We couldn't have ask for anything nicer.

Thanks for everything,


  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spot and a beautifully maintained home

  • 5 of 5

I am completely satisfied with this rental experience. The location is great and the home is maintained to an uncommonly high standard. The pictures and reviews of this home on the listing are completely accurate. Tom was welcoming, helpful and informative. We are a group of 6 and had plenty of room. Beds were comfortable, the appliances and amenities were top shelf. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 4.0%

42 North is a non-smoking property and no baseball team or other large parties are permitted.

Check in is 4pm or after unless otherwise agreed. Check out is preferred by 9am and no later than 11am so that we may prepare for guests arriving the same day. In summer checkout is required by 9am unless other arrangements have been agreed upon.

Minimum stays shown may be flexible - please contact us for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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