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Recent Central Leatherstocking property reviews

  • Relaxing, secluded vacation spot.

    "My husband and I thouroughly enjoyed our long weekend at this adorable house. Secluded and very relaxing. Very pleasant!! Thanks for sharing your property."
    Guest: Mary R. Date of Stay: October 2011 Review Submitted: February 17, 2012
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  • Wonderful Weekend!!

    "My college girlfriends have been meeting in Cooperstown for many years and we have stayed in a variety of places. Cary Mede was, by far, our absolute favorite!! The guest house was perfect for our reunion. A large kitchen where we could all gather and have fun preparing a meal. A spacious dining table for meals and games. A lovely living room with three comfy couches for lounging and catching up. And comfortable beds waiting for us when we finally retired! The grounds and other buildings are absolutely breathtaking with a huge expansive lawn leading down to the lake and a charming boathouse. We were greeted warmly and felt welcomed during our stay. The decision to return to Cary Mede next year was unanimous!"
    Guest: Girlfriends Weekend Organizer Date of Stay: September 2011 Review Submitted: October 5, 2011
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  • What an incredible week!

    "Thank YOU so much for your hospitality! We loved every moment at the house and miss it already. We only wish that we had more time to spend there. Unfortunately, baseball got in the way. :) We stayed at the "resort" while our sons were playing at the Cooperstown Dreams Park baseball complex. The home was exactly as described in the listing…"Uber-luxe" and it far exceeded any expectations that we had upon arrival. Every detail on the home's interior was impeccable. The serenity of the lakefront home was exactly what we were looking for as a retreat from the busy baseball fields. The boathouse and available kayaks and canoe allowed our other children (and their parents…) the opportunity to enjoy a vacation away from the park. We will definitely spread the word to friends about what a luxurious retreat it is and hope to return soon."
    Guest: Ellen M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • Perfect Family Vacation

    "I grew up in Oneida and spent many summers in Sylvan Beach. Now that I live out of state I wanted to bring my kids back to experience a Sylvan Beach summer. This cottage is perfect. It is close to everything. The yard and view of the lake are spectacular. This cottage is just like I remember from all my lakeside summers...with added modern updates! We're already booked for next year!"
    Guest: Amy F. Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: October 26, 2013
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Central Leatherstocking Travel Tips

Visitors to Leatherstocking

Leatherstocking offers a unique kind of vacation. Be prepared to be transported back in time and experience century-old hospitality as you visit museums, historic and cultural sites, and explore caves and areas of scenic natural beauty. Baseball fans from all over the states stay at Leatherstocking resorts simply to visit the legendary baseball hall of fame. It's a fun destination for the whole family where exhibits and excursions are creative and entertaining.

What to see and do in Leatherstocking

The Howe Caverns are one of the area's great attractions. With a vast network of underground limestone caves, traditional and adventure tours operate on a daily basis. Venturing down into the depths of the earth, you can see impressive stalactites and stalagmites, take a boat excursion on an underground lake, and hear your voice echo off the walls. The caverns are 165 feet below ground and believed to have been formed more than six million years ago. The geological and archeological histories are fascinating, and the caves also have strong links to the Civil War. Visiting the Howe Caverns is a must.

A fantastic way to appreciate the scenic beauty of Leatherstocking is to enjoy a steam train excursion. There are many short day excursions linking towns such as Utica, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. As you click-clack through the Adirondacks, you'll pass over bridges, clear rivers and streams, all the while being able to see the splendor of the Adirondack National Park and its wildlife. Special occasion trains such as the Polar Express operate near Christmastime where you can get to ride with Santa to the North Pole.

Binghamton is an interesting city where you will find many antique stores to browse. The city is also known as the "carousel capital of the world" because of its rare and impressive collection of antique Herschell carousels. The carousels were donated to the city by a wealthy benefactor and many still operate today. Binghamton is a lively city with plenty of arts and entertainment. The theaters have regular opera and orchestral performances. The North East Classic Car Museum features the largest known collection of Franklin luxury cars. For the kids, two places well worth visiting are the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park and The Discovery Center which is an interactive museum specifically for young children.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame can be found in Cooperstown, located near the shores of Lake Otsego. Baseball fans come to appreciate the tributes to heroes of the game. Known as the Village of Museums, Cooperstown is also home to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, the Fenimore Art Museum and the Farmers Museum. The Farmers Museum is a working village that provides a glimpse into the 19th-century rural lifestyle.

A great way to experience the natural beauty of Leatherstocking is to enjoy a scenic hike or bike ride. For a more leisurely view, take an aerial tour from Cooperstown or an Eerie canal cruise. There are loads of outdoor activities in all seasons and details of routes and trails can be obtained from local tourist sites.

Enjoy leisurely Days at Leatherstocking Vacation Rentals

Because there is so much to see and do in the Leatherstocking area, it's great to have the flexibility of having your own rental home. Equipped with all the home comforts, it's an affordable way to stay and explore the region. Ranging from small cozy cabins to larger lakeside homes, you can stay for a quiet romantic weekend away in the fall or bring the whole family along for fun times in the summer.

Leatherstocking Travel Tips

Many visitors to Leatherstocking cabins drive up from the cities of New York, Boston and Washington. While there is a good public transport system, it's nice to have your own vehicle to get around in. Take along a good map and enjoy your time exploring the backroads. There are loads of photographic opportunities and the area is particularly beautiful when the fall foliage begins to turn.

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