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Idyllic House on Lake Otsego with Private Dock and Boat Mooring

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Watch the sun set over Lake Otsego from the Wigwam's back porch

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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cooperstown house description

Built in the early 1900s, this handsome shingle style house -- with its long porch and unparalleled access to Lake Otsego, stands on a large piece of land with a tennis court and several additional rental cottages. It has been in the Howell family for many generations and is rented out just a few weeks each summer.

The Wigwam is the perfect summer escape for a family or group of friends. While there is a lot to do in the surrounding area, you can easily spend all day enjoying what the Wigwam, itself, has to offer. Rise early and go canoeing, play a round robin on the tennis court, take a dip in the lake off the private dock, and read a book in the hammock. Then wash up in the outdoor shower, watch the sun set across the water from the covered porch, cook up a delicious dinner with local ingredients from the farmers’ market in the large modern kitchen, and relax by the fire before bed.

Originally a farmhouse built by a French-American in the 18th century, the Wigwam was bought and renovated by Henry Lansing Wardwell in approximately 1882. Wardwell gave the Wigwam to one of his five daughters in the early 1920s. The Wigwam has been passed down through generations and is currently co-owned by four siblings and their families. Renovations have been continual, most recently in the kitchen, living room, and porte cochere in 2004. The large living room provides a working fireplace, comfortable seating areas, and a gaming table. The well-lit kitchen has two refrigerators, two dishwashers, two sinks, a double oven, an eating table, and a pantry with washer and dryer. A cozy library contains a fireplace and plenty of morning light. And the beautiful dining room has a bay window facing the lake and includes a long table at which the whole gang can sit and enjoy dinner after a busy day.



Keywords: Lake Front House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 5.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • The Wigwam is directly across the lake from Glimmerglass Opera. One can even canoe to the opera if so inclined! One can also walk to the historic Otsego Gold Course....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

                Beautiful sunset views of Lake otsego...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                With 200 feet of private water front...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                With 200 feet of private lake front...moreless

              • Water View:

                Beautiful views of Lake otsego...moreless

              Activities

              • Theme Parks
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Tennis
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Live Theater
              • Winery Tours
              • Churches
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
               

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              $7000/week with discounts for longer and off season rentals
              

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              Location

              Cooperstown
              Nearest Beach
              Lakefront
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Otsego Golf Course --

              Car: Necessary

              The Wigwam is directly across the lake from the Glimmergalss Opera. One can even canoe to the opera if so inclined! One can also walk to the historic Otsego Golf Course from the house.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1900

              About the owner: Susan Allport Howell outside the Wigwam

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              One of the many pleasures of the Wigwam is the relaxing journey to the house. After exiting the Taconic Parkway or I-87, you travel through mile after mile of rolling hills and cow country. By the time you arrive at the house, you've left the city far behind and are ready to enjoy the vast pleasures of the lake, countryside, and Cooperstown. In the summer, I time my visits so I can attend the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. Another favorite excursion is a bike ride all the way around the lake -- a distance of about 22 miles. Besides the operas at Gimmerglass, I always go to the concerts put on by the excellent Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Watch the sun set over Lake Otsego from the Wigwam's back porch

                Watch the sun set over Lake Otsego from the Wigwam's back porch

              • Walk into the Wigwam and look directly out onto the lake

                Walk into the Wigwam and look directly out onto the lake

              • The Wigwam's kitchen is spacious and well equipped

                The Wigwam's kitchen is spacious and well equipped

              • Gorgeous sunsets from the porch

                Gorgeous sunsets from the porch

              • View from a favorite hike in the hills above the Wigwam

                View from a favorite hike in the hills above the Wigwam

              • One of 6 bedrooms, 4 overlooking the lake

                One of 6 bedrooms, 4 overlooking the lake

              • Lake Otsego was dubbed Glimmerglass by James Fenimore Cooper

                Lake Otsego was dubbed Glimmerglass by James Fenimore Cooper

              • Relax in the living room after a long day outside

                Relax in the living room after a long day outside

              • Private tennis court on the property

                Private tennis court on the property

              • Enjoy the kayaks and canoe

                Enjoy the kayaks and canoe

              • King bedroom overlooking the lake, with its own bath.

                King bedroom overlooking the lake, with its own bath.

              • The new dock takes even farther out on to the lake -- and into the sunsets.

                The new dock takes even farther out on to the lake -- and into the sunsets.

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              6 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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