About the property
- Cabin1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Private Lake Retreat- 19 Miles to Cooperstown
I am in the middle of refurbishing this old post and beam. The house is by no means luxurious, and is defineately a "work in progress", but has plenty of charm. Updates for 2018 include new windows and beutiful sunroom. Close to:great restaurants/breweries, Cooperstown, Dreams Park,Howes Caverns, State Parks etc. What really sets the place apart is the property. 144 acres of beautiful views on a private lake! Reset your buttons, gaze at the stars. Let the owls and crickets lull you to sleep. The Wild Turkeys and Geese can be your alarm clock ! Bring your canoe/kayak and fishing pole. (The bass are usually hungry !)
Please note that there is not a washer dryer, and, as such, it is not feasible to provide linens /towels. (There is a 24 hr laundromat six minutes from the house , however)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
I am a High School Science Teacher.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved the view!!!
The house looks just like the pictures, very quaint. The view out the windows is breath taking. You can see the work being down little by little and I think when it is finished it will look spectacular. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your home.
Thank you Michelle. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay !
BEAUTIFUL SETTING!! The views were gorgeous! Access to lots of choices for running or walking on the hilly roads. The landscape was lovely. Bill made himself completely accessible; however the home had a few hazards...exposed outlet & fixtures; smell of fuel oil during and after use of furnace; the upper level floor had significant give and unevenness causing one to question its integrity; and there were a number of tripping hazards. We had a lovely time despite the structure.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Agreed, as mentioned in the description and( discussed in our phone conversations)the house is a " work in progress" and certainly not a luxurious lodge. I think the rental rates reflect that. Other guests can rest assured ,however, that the home is safe. Yes, there are some slight (1/4 inch or less)level changes between rooms. ( i assume this is the tripping hazard you are reffering to.) And the upstairs floors are uneven. This not uncommon in an older farm home.I have had the property professionally inspected by a structural engineer to insure its integrity.Additionally, The furnace and hot water heater are professionally maintained twice a year. Also,the home exceeds recommendations for Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Renters looking toward the summer of 18' can expect numerous upgrades including the addition of a sunroom, new light fixtures, etc.
A great place, but not for everybody
First, the setting is absolutely amazing. The old farmhouse sits in front of a huge property with a lake (the pictures do not lie) and in front of a picturesque old barn. We hiked along the old service road to the back of the property. The owner is friendly, accommodating and accessible. We brought our small dog and spent the evenings around our makeshift fire ring. The place is VERY clean. It's about 25 minutes to downtown Cooperstown. There is a nice convenience store in town that sells firewood, breakfast supplies and some limited groceries. BUT, if you are a high-maintenance family used to luxury rentals this place is not for you. The remodeling is still underway and when the owner is finished, you won't be able to sniff this place for less than $300 per night. But, for now, if you're family just can't roll with it, stay elsewhere. None of the rooms were completely finished when we stayed and there was almost no furniture in the bedrooms. But, the WiFi works, the place is plenty spacious and, as I said, clean. You can see where the owner is going and soon this place will be top notch. By the time you book, many of these things may already be done. Either take advantage of the low rates now, or, if you're too spoiled, stay elsewhere. We really enjoyed it.
I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure hosting you guys ! Thanks for leaving the place so tidy, and the constructive suggestions.I will be adding additional furniture to the bedroom shortly. Thanks again, and you are welcome back anytime!