Cooperstown on the Lake offers five luxurious lakefront luxury properties generating significant year-round rental income with overnight accommodations for two to thirty guests.
These unique lodges offer one of a kind handcrafted post and beam custom carpentry that are true works of art, combining massive timbers with the finest of detail and beautiful views of Otsego Lake. Ideal for an unforgettable vacation, corporate retreat, or family celebration. Entertain in style, explore the region, fire up the team, or just relax and recharge.
This is the home at which to gather with your friends. Entry to the home is on the wide-open main floor where you’ll find numerous spaces in which to gather, or to find a little quite space, yet still be in the mix. The kitchen is beautiful! 6 burner stainless Viking range, multiple ovens, warming drawer, pantry, micro, sub zero, custom copper sinks, and a 10’ long live-edge slab bar/island with fabulous stools made from apple and cherry wood where your guests will gather round to keep the chef company.
Huge, flared cedar log posts support the log framework overhead and serve to define the various spaces. One corner houses a fabulous game table while the opposite is your dining area…a one-piece, natural live-edge, redwood slab table harvested from a dead California tree, surrounded by 12 maple and apple chairs crafted by a preeminent artisan in the Adirondacks. Glass French doors stretch across the full 60’ width of the space providing panoramic views of Otsego Lake and Mt Wellington, on the far side of the water. A cozy grouping of sofas and chairs surrounds the natural wood burning fireplace. A TV sitting area and a private glass enclosed office provide additional gathering spaces.
Caygua Lodge South
Down the massive stone steps and past the double waterfall, swing open the hand-carved cedar door and you have entered your dream vacation home. The wide-open Main Floor is where family and friends gather with each room exposed to vistas of Otsego Lake and The Sleeping Lion Mountain. The kitchen is very well appointed with Wolf range, built-in Sub-Zero Fridge and Azko dishwasher. A pair of hand-hammered sinks and faucets are fabricated from solid copper as is the stove hood, which was made by our local blacksmith.
Catch a ride in the 3-stop private elevator to the Upper Floor, which is dedicated to the master suite. This entire level has vaulted, wainscoted ceilings with 8 electronic skylights and shades. Step into the spa-like bathroom and indulge yourself in the deep, jetted soaking tub or enjoy the glass-walled shower area that features 2 shower heads and a series of adjustable body sprays; very relaxing! Relax in the soft leather club chairs in front of a gas fireplace in the sitting room; step through the French doors to a lake view balcony and don't miss the frame of a 60-year old canoe that hangs in the hallway near the top of the tree.
Down the hand-built log staircase is the Lake Level where the lucky guests will find two beautifully furnished bedroom suites; one features a marble walled bathroom and the other a granite bathroom; both with AHP Signature pedestal sinks and clear glass frameless showers. Here, on the Lake Level is the family room with wet bar and wine fridge, flat screen tv and comfy leather furniture including a queen sleeper sofa. Outside the French doors is a 30-foot long bluestone patio with a circular wrought iron stair up to the Main Level and stone steps that lead visitors down to the lake and The Boathouse.
Oneida Lodge North
With rugged and distinctive architectural lines and a straightforward interior design, OLN offers a level of luxury and comfort not found elsewhere in the area. The focal point of this 3,200 square foot lodge is a masterfully designed, 3-story log staircase that winds around an ancient white pine tree. “Rooted” in the natural slate flooring of the Lake Level wet bar area, this hand-polished behemoth rises through the Main and Upper Levels and tops out 42-feet above; up against a bank of 4 electronically controlled sky lights.
All the while, treads of half-logs balanced on a single spiral beam rotate up the 48″ diameter trunk, protected by railings constructed from cedar and black birch twigs. The equally impressive floor to ceiling mirror reflects the art-turned-staircase, as well as the abundant natural light from the skylights above. Stepping back from the stair railing, guests will appreciate the wide-open floor plan of the Main Level and take in the sweeping view of Otsego Lake through multiple sets of French Doors. A secondary focal point is the chef’s kitchen, which was custom designed and built by a local Amish cabinetmaker from character cherry wood with maple details. Copper sinks and faucets, muted earth-tone granite counters, along with SubZero, Wolf and Azko appliances and an array of unusual touches add to the ambiance of the cathedral ceilinged space. Read Less
The Great Room houses a flat screen TV in front of a very comfortable and large seating arrangement. Nestled in the corner and flanked by 15-foot long walls of glass is the solid slab, mahogany dining table. Hanging above from a beam is a handcrafted stained-glass light of just-the-right-colors providing a soft glow against the naturally colored Douglas fir logs. Another leather sofa and pair of red leather chairs are placed about the wood-burning fireplace and provide an ideal space to read or simply catch a few winks.
The entire Upper Level has vaulted, wainscoted ceilings and showcases the hand peeled, post and beam frame. Here are two welcoming bedrooms…a king and a queen, both with walk-in closets and lake view balconies from which the ducks and geese can be heard making their riot, along with the soothing sounds of waves lapping at the beach. Both bedrooms have flat screen TV’s and pairs of electronic skylights with screens and shades.
Down the hall and past the tree, step into the spa-like bathroom and indulge yourself in the deep, jetted soaking tub. The large shower area features 2 shower heads and a series of adjustable body spays; very relaxing!
On the Lake Level, the lucky guests staying here will discover two beautifully furnished queen bedroom suites; one features a marble walled bathroom and the other a granite bathroom, both with AHP Signature pedestal sinks and showers with polished pebble floors. And both of these bedrooms have flat screens tv’s as well.
Next to the trunk of the huge tree is a wet bar and wine fridge. And nearby, the Family Room (with pullout queen sleeper with memory foam mattress) has lots of seating in front of yet another flat screen TV. Outside the French doors is a 30-foot long bluestone patio with a walkway that lead visitors down to the lake and The Boathouse.
The Boathouse is a beautiful lakeside meeting and celebration space, featuring charming natural wood construction with Douglas fir, birch and cedar. Weddings and parties, team-building events, business seminars and more are all equally at home in this luxuriously appointed clubhouse.
Overhanging the lake, with direct access to the compounds' private beachfront, boat dock gazebo, and heated pool, it features a spacious skylit central atrium, furnished side rooms, and a sheltered wraparound outside balcony. The lower-level features include a massive, fully stocked bar and game room.
Cooperstown, New York
Cooperstown is a delightful small town of rural traditions, restored historic buildings, quaint shops on Main Street, and the home of The National Baseball Hall of Fame. Cooperstown was settled in the late 18th century by William Cooper, father of novelist James Fenimore Cooper, whose novels were set in and around Cooperstown. Outdoorsmen and women will delight in the region's landscape and the historic village boasts a vibrant arts scene, excellent local food and beverage options, and farmers markets.
National Baseball Hall of Fame - National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum highlights the Cooperstown experience, as every fan's 'Field of Dreams.' An independent, nonprofit educational institution, the Hall of Fame and Museum fosters a deep appreciation of baseball and its place in history through interactive exhibits and special events. Visit year-round and experience the magic of Cooperstown.
Doubleday Field - Doubleday is a fixture in the village of Cooperstown. Open from mid-April through Columbus Day in October (weather and conditions permitting), thousands of visitors come to Doubleday's nearly 10,000-seat stadium each year. Home to momentous baseball events and special concerts, Doubleday has welcomed some of the baseball world's greatest players as well as musical acts including the likes of Paul Simon, Sugarland, and Furthur.
Top annual events include: Hall of Fame Classic Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend. Celebrate our nation's pastime by taking in the annual Legends Game at the birthplace of America's pastime, Doubleday Field. Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Awards Presentation.
Lake Otsego was the principal feature in James Fenimore Cooper's novels, Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer and The Pioneers, referred to in his novels as Glimmerglass. Enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, winter ice skating, and year round spectacular views.
Clark Sports Center - a year round range of activities for every member of the family. Ranging from an outdoor ropes course, indoor rock wall to swimming, tennis and even bowling!
Winter snow tubing, snow shoeing, Cross Country Skiing, and ice skating on Lake Otsego.
The Leatherstocking Golf Course - challenging, beautiful lakeside fairways.
Hiking and biking around the lake
Otsego Outdoors - a variety of year round outdoor activities in including summer Canoe racing on Lake Otsego
Glimmerglass State Park on Lake Ostego - A sandy lifeguarded swimming area, hiking trails and Hyde Hall Covered Bridge, notably the oldest wooden covered bridge in America. Winter visitors can go tubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and winter hiking.
Fenimore Art Museum- Explore folk art, fine art, and cultural relics for a captivating glimpse into Native American life during the pre-Colonial era.
The Farmers' Museum- Watch the mid-19th century come to life at a recreated village and farm with hands-on activities, craft demonstrations, and character tours.
Hyde Hall Museum - Tour a Lakeside country mansion and gardens from the early 1800s Jane Austen era that's filled with period furniture and artwork.
Cooperstown Distillery -Enjoy a "field to flask" experience with free tastings of handcrafted artisanal spirits and distiller-led tours at this boutique distillery.
Brewery Ommegang- Sample award-winning beers at this Belgian-style brewery, which hosts festive events including a popular outdoor summer concert series.
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard-Visit this historic cider mill to see vintage tractors and try local specialty foods like apple wine and aged cheddar cheese.
The property generated over $375,000 in rental and event income in 2022 and could be even more productive.
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