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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

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 New York

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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • 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 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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: Jun 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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This home is absolutely beautiful. Very upscale while being family comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The property is quiet and has a beautiful view across the valley. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maineville, OH

Excellent choice for visiting Cooperstown area!

  • 5 of 5

We nailed it on a perfect place to stay for our family while exploring the area. With room to spread out, 42 North is a fabulous home away from home. Tom's place is super clean and doesn't skimp on details. The linens are high quality and the furniture is comfy. It's quiet and beautiful out there, and only a short drive to the Baseball Hall of Fame and all of the other attractions nearby. This is honestly the best VRBO we've had the pleasure of renting.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

42 North was just The right place to accommodate our family reunion of 3 couples and our 91 year old patriarch. The log house was clean and the beds were all quite comfortable. There was plenty of room to gather round in the kitchen, living room, and game room.for lively group conversations or intimate one on ones. We enjoyed the pool tournaments that took place each night. Even though the temperature was seasonably warm, building a fire in the wood-burning stove brought much warmth & coziness to the evening relaxation, after galavanting in Cooperstown. The kitchen is well stocked with all the necessities including a slow cooker. (Being wine drinkers, we could have used a few more wine glasses though.)

Tom & Josie were very kind to meet us upon arrival & get us acquainted with their beautiful log home. It is obvious they take great pride in its care and upkeep. Tom was always responsive throughout the rental process and during our stay. If we have the opportunity to return to the area, we certainly would be happy to stay at 42 North. Thanks Tom & Josie for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Hartwick House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017-2018
Dec 2 2017 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Apr 2 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $400

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.