- Cazenovia Lake, Cazenovia
- Cold Brook
- Goodyear Lake, Portlandville
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 property reviews
"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, 2012View listing
"A friend and I stayed here for a few days to reconnect and fell in love with the charming lake town of Cazenovia. The cottage has a wonderful view of the lake, with a large screened in porch. The hosts live nearby but we had plenty of privacy. The beds are comfortable, and everything was clean. The fridge hed a welcome basket of goodies. The town offers a little shopping, plenty of restaurant choices, and interesting architecture. We recommend a trip to nearby Chittenango Falls and just walking the country roads."Guest: Fans of Scotland Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: August 31, 2012View listing
"Really enjoyed our stay! Came to spend time with extended famiy and could not have asked for a better location. The home was just as pictured; immaculate, very private and relaxing, filled with everything we needed. And the beds were so very comfortable! The lakefront is wonderful! Hours of fun jumping off the dock and swimming in the clear, refreshing lake! The kids loved the water trampoline! Truly special sunsets; a very peaceful time for a quiet paddle in the kayak. Lively board games, foosball, horseshoes and campfires kept everyone entertained! Perfect location for memorable family time!"Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014View listing
"Hi Joni, Our email has been down until this morn but we wanted to take a minute and Thank You for the use of your fantastic cottage. It was very restful, clean and enjoyable. We had a great week. Oh and the walleye fishing is fantastic.....even in July!"Guest: Jim Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 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.