|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Our Property is a beautiful 1859 Farm House renovated to provide modern amenities while maintaining it's original character. The property is located 15 miles north of Cooperstown in the historic Village of Van Hornesville. The property is 8 minutes away from the Glimmerglass Opera House. The address is:
1 H Moyer Road, Jordanville, NY, 13361
The property includes a Master Bedroom with a King Size Bed; a second Bedroom with a Queen Size Bed; and a Bunk Room. The Bunk Room is suitable for children old enough to sleep in bunk beds. All bedrooms are located on the Upstairs Level of the House as is the Main Bathroom. All bedrooms share the Upstairs Bathroom. There is also a half-bath located on the main level of the home. The Main Bathroom includes a Toilet, Vanity/Sink, Shower and Jacuzzi Tub.
As is common with older Farm Houses, the stairs to the Upstairs are quite steep. This property is suitable for mobile adults; but not for anyone with mobility issues. Nor is it suitable for toddlers. The house has not been 'baby-proofed'.
The main floor of this property includes a fully equipped kitchen; a breakfast nook; a comfortably furnished living room; a large dining room with space for 16 guests; and a den/office. In addition, there are two covered porches and an upstairs balcony (with a SPECTACULAR VIEW).
The property had lovely views, with front and back porches perfect for star-gazing. We were in town for a baseball tournament; it was nice to have a three bedroom property to spread out in, including kitchen and tv/reading areas. We enjoyed paddle-boarding on the nearby lake and visiting the local waterfall as well. The owner and property manager were quite friendly and responsive to our questions/needs.
I would add that it's a scenic drive to Cooperstown Dreams Park if you are in town for the baseball tournament; it does take around a half hour. You are quite close to the Glimmerglass opera house, as well as some great lake spots/hikes. Cooperstown itself is a must visit too. Upstate NY has much to offer, and the farmhouse is a great destination from which to explore.
Our very 1st night here, I actually slept like a log for 9 solid hours, something that hasn’t happened in years and years.
That fact alone speaks volumes about the serenity of this handsome country house, which easily accommodated our family of 6. The beds are comfortable (even the fold out downstairs), the sun drenched kitchen is roomy, modern and well equipped and the amenities are surprisingly good for a rustic, country setting.
We would gladly recommend this vacation home to others.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Because of the View. The historic rural home has all of the amenities that made our vacation relaxing, including a large Jacuzzi soaker tub and plenty of linens, and a relaxing living room with flat screen TV and several DVD's. A wonderful fire pit has been added, and was perfect for several bonfires!
Considering what we paid, I expected at least a clean house. When we first walked into the house from the kitchen door, there were black carpenter ants crawling all over the kitchen counters, floors and walls as well as in the dining room. So you know I am not exaggerating, two of us killed about 20 ants within the first 10 minutes, this continued throughout our stay. There were also small ants crawling along the window base in the living room. Spiders and spider webs throughout the house and mouse droppings in the kitchen cupboards and drawers. There was an active wasp nets on the ceiling of the outside porch so we were not able to sit outside. It looked as though the house was just opened from winter and no one had gone through to clean it. It really needs a good cleaning...vacuum along the floorboards, window sills and stairs especially.
The upstairs was cleaner than the downstairs and the king and queen beds were comfortable. The bunk beds are not fit to sleep on, even my children could not sleep on them as they were all springs and they had to sleep on the downstairs couch. The bunk beds need new mattresses so do not plan on anyone using them! The water heater in the upstairs bathroom/laundry room leaks and the room had a bad smell. The ceiling in the dining room, which appears to be under the bathroom looks as though it is rotten, could be the hot water heater that has done the damage?
This house is not for elderly, small children or anyone with mobility issues as mentioned in the owner's overview. The view was nice and there were cows and deer visible every day which the kids enjoyed. There was a gentleman who came mid-week to pick up the trash and took down the wasp nest, so that was helpful.
We decided to stay here based on the earlier reviews alone even though it was a 30 minute drive to the Dreams Park. We have had our share of bad rentals and this was disappointing as well.
We chose this property for it's location to clients of ours (Cooperstown & Clinton), and for the quiet it afforded. So it was a work/vacation for us. As mentioned by Heather S. the Dream Park, Glimmerglass Lake and Opera/Theatre, and downtown Cooperstown are all convenient (no traffic) car rides away. After working in the morning, we could relax on the porches, deck, or under the shade of a tree on the lawn while looking out of the hundreds of acres of preserved farm land. Both the queen and king rooms have wonderful views and the cool breeze at night made it very comfortable "sleeping weather". We enjoyed a "summer concert on the green" in the town of Van Hornesville, great dinners in Cooperstown and super ice cream at nearby Tunnicliff Dairy. We also "stayed home" and grilled fish and steak and enjoyed fresh vegetables from the numerous farm stands in the area. The property is well equipped with outdoor an grill and all the necessary appliances and cookware to make food prep easy. The dining, living and "office" rooms are all very comfortable with good lighting, so there is plenty of space for 4-6 people to spread out. Both the owner and manager of this property are helpful. As mentioned, the water has a sulfur smell to it, but improves after being run for a little time. We got used to it. A bottled water dispenser is provided for you to make coffee etc. so we were not inconvenienced at all. The best part: Crickets and the Milky Way. It is good for the soul to go to sleep with the only sound being that of crickets and looking up and seeing the milky way above and stars from horizon to horizon, a combination hard to find anywhere these days. I look forward to coming back for the peace of "Because of the View".
We loved the charm of this beautiful farm house. The updates and decorations are beautiful. The drive to Cooperstown Dream Park was a beautiful ride and was about an half hour away. The king size bed was very comfortable after a long day of baseball and we fell asleep very easily with the cool night's breeze. The water does have a distinct smell, as the owner described before we rented. Many days I sat on the second level porch and enjoyed the amazing views. Be careful of the turn onto the street the house is located on if you are coming from DreamsPark, because it is almost impossible to see if traffic is coming around the turn. We decided to go past the street and turn around and come from the other way to avoid any collisions, especially with the Amish that are in the area. This was memory we will always cherish and we are glad that we chose to stay at this property.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning & Laundry||$150|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
This property is not suitable for mobile babies or toddlers as it has not been baby-proofed. As is typical of many older farm houses the stairs to the second story are very steep. This property is not suitable for anyone with mobility or balance issues. The property is located 15 miles NORTH of Cooperstown. 10 minutes away from Glimmerglass Opera. 30 minutes away from the Dreams Park.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.