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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Central Leatherstocking reviews
"My family and I had the best Christmas at this wonderful mini resort (close to skiing). The log home is over the top spectacular with all top of the line amenities. To my surprise, we were told that we also had the use of the common house built directly on the lake. This again, Over the top... With it's own game room and spectacular views. Words cannot express how beautiful this place really is. I myself, as a builder of high end homes really appreciated the craftsmanship and could not stop looking around gathering ideas for my next home. I would, and have recommended it already to family and friends. Bill (owner) is extremely accommodating and he actually called me a few times to see if he could do anything else for us. (like he didn't do enough) The house was stocked with everything you can think of including fire wood stacked right outside your door step."Guest: John Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015View listing
"My family and I, 13 of us all toll, have been getting together for over 30 years for an annual Labor Day weekend getaway. This year we had the privilege to enjoy Norm & Arlene's Chalet. They were fantastic hosts with farm fresh eggs, maple syrup and coffee waiting for us. The accommodations were comfortable and clean. We enjoyed the horses and were able to go for a trail ride and our dogs loved the company of their dogs, Fritz and Heidi! The fire pit with the view of the horses and mountains was breathtaking. We will definitely stay with Norm and Arlene in the future."Guest: Labor Day Group Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014View listing
"This large, well maintained Victorian home provided a very comfortable for our group of 4 adults and 1 kid. There were more than enough bedrooms for the two couples and child, and each group had their own bathroom (there are 3 total). There is a large kitchen and equally spacious dining area with plenty of room for large groups to eat. It's a warm, welcoming place with room for everyone to gather together for games (many are provided at the house) or to watch TV/movies, but there's also room enough for everyone to also find a quiet, private spot when needed. The home is stocked with linens, towels and kitchen-ware and has a full size washer and dryer that look brand new. The house is in an ideal location as it's close to both Cooperstown and Oneonta for day trips; there is so much to do in the area! The house itself is in a beautiful, quiet small town nestled between the hills. There's a playground just a short walk away which kept our daughter busy in the evening, and a gas station/convenience store about a block away. The owner is very friendly and helpful, and stopped in to welcome us, answer any questions and brought a plate of homemade brownies! We would stay here again and definitely recommend this property."Guest: Erin R. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014View listing
"We stayed at All Star Acres for our second trip to Cooperstown Dreamspark. The location is awesome. We had six adults and two teenagers with us. This house was perfect. It has three floors. The top floor is a game room; the main floor has the kitchen, dining, living, master bedroom and bath, two twin bedrooms and a hall bath; the bottom floor has another queen bedroom, another twin bedroom, and the third bathroom. We had plenty of space. We grilled and cooked at home most of the time because we were so close to the park. The kitchen was equipped very nicely, which made cooking even easier. We also loved the deck, the fire pit, and the spacious yard in front of the house. Very hard to find three bathrooms, a newer home, and a location close to the park. This house has it all. We have recommended All Star Acres to many friends traveling in 2015 and beyond."Guest: New Orleans Vacationer Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: December 14, 2014View listing
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.