Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
We bought this beautiful acreage years ago, as a respite from city life. There was no house on the property, it had been torn down ages before. And we fulfilled a dream of hand-building a home for ourselves, and family, and friends.
mindy purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why mindy chose Cobleskill
We love upstate NY for it's gorgeous rolling hills, and pastural openness.We bought this exact property for the acreage, the secluded oasis, the views, the ability to build and create. And we wanted to lovingly restore the 125 year old barns.
What makes this Cottage unique
Seclusion. The Quietest place we know. The land is ripe, the views elating, The privacy amazing. The ponds for swimming, the orchards for picking, the sky for it's awe inspiring vastness Watching storms roll in over the mountains.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A getaway in every true sense of the word!
We enjoyed our time at Mindy's property last week - the check in process was seamless, and the 30 minute drive from there to Cooperstown is effortless and lovely. It's truly in its own world and sitting on the porch while the sun sets listening to the frogs and watching the fireflies is a delight.
Some things in the write up and incoming info are slightly confusingly worded - sadly, many of the paths mentioned nearby were overgrown and unwalkable. There were written instructions about how to operate the shower left on the table that were incorrect, and we had to contact the owner for clarification, so we didn't take showers the first day. As mentioned in other reviews, the water does carry a smell that takes some getting used to. Some elements of the cleaning felt overlooked, the ceiling fan had a lot of dust on it, and unfortunately that's one of my allergies, and the windows above the bed had dead bugs in the sills that blew down onto us while we tried to sleep with the windows open. The spot is a great homebase for explorations in the area, but some elements feel like they could use a little more attention and TLC.
Peace and quiet in the country
We stayed in this delightful little cottage for a week in October. We and our dog enjoyed walks around the property and the location was ideal for day trips to Schenectady and Cooperstown. We would have loved to fire up the wood stove in the evenings, but the weather was still warm enough that we had no need to. A nice week that we enjoyed very much. If you want a peaceful, relaxing location, check this out.
A lovely getaway.
We had a great time walking the land, sitting on the porch, enjoying the time.
Wonderful Long Weekend
We had a brilliant time over the Labor Day weekend, just us and our two dogs. The big dog was able to run around like a crazy fool and was so very happy. (Note: bring good grooming stuff to pull out burrs!) and the old fourteen year old acted like a puppy again which really was heartwarming. The location is stunning with gorgeous vistas. It faces west so the sunset was amazing. It is very cozy sleeping while the rain poured down on the roof...and hearing the coyotes was very, very cool. House was equipped with everything we needed and Mindy did a great job making sure we actually found everything around from shopping to touring. Cooperstown was only a half hour away which was excellent, but great to get back to our quiet little hollow in the evening. Lastly....the well water makes for amazingly shiny hair. I've not had hair quite so luxuriant in a long time! Thanks, Mindy! Can't wait to see what you guys are building!
Idyllic country setting
Loved the location, house and grounds. The best part of our stay was daily swims. The house is very well equipped with all that's necessary and more. The bathtub could use an update.
Total misrepresentation of house and property
Picture shows a nice red house overlooking a pond. Picture was of the barn. House was in need of repair and had construction on one side with torn down boards with big nails in it. Bedroom is up narrow steps and bathroom was on first floor. House was terribly dusty and cobwebby. Tub was dirty. Porch was overgrown with vines. Very overpriced for condition of the property. Called owner about concerns and was never called back
My rental property is a lovely 70 acre respite- it is clean. it is cozy. It is rural farmland. I do not in any way misrepresent my property. I communicated openly and avidly with this renter by email, but never received a phone call. Communication is very important to me. Please read the other 49 reviews over the last 9 years. I welcome your stay on our wisteria covered porch, our comfortable house and invite you to enjoy the solitude and adventures we have to offer.