THE LUCKY DUCK”
Once one of the Anheuser Bush family estates
Our beautiful 50 acre estate with a 9 acre lake Waterfront Property is only
9 Minutes to Dreams Park
5 Minutes to Cooperstown Village & Baseball Hall of Fame
3 Minutes to Clark Sports Center and INDUCTION site.
SIX (6) ADULTS and a few kids (4) works best for us.
Our home is nicer than most because we want a great group of people who appreciate getting an immaculate beautiful property.
OUR HOUSE COMES WITH ALL YOUR BED LINENS, (NEW AT THE START OF EVERY SEASON) SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER & HAIR DRYERS SUPPLIED.
JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES, FOOD, LAUGHTER AND A WINNING TEAM.
Unlike other homes in Cooperstown our home is just for YOU the vacationer.
We do not personally live it during the year and move out when you arrive.
Neither do we rent it out cheap to someone for 8 months in the off season and move them out just prior to the in season start.
Our home is immaculate and just for you,
OUR 5 BEDROOM LAYOUT IS AS FOLLOWS
BEDROOMS # 1 & 2
TWO KING MASTER SUITES
BOTH WITH KING BEDS AND PRIVATE BATH
Two lucky sets of parents will spend the week sleeping in comfort.
BEDROOMS # 3 & 4
LOVELY QUEEN BED ROOM / FAMILY SUITE
Completely separate 1 QUEEN BEDROOM THAT CONNECTS AND SHARES A LARGE BATHROOM with the separate and complete BUNK ROOM that sleeps two next door.
A great setup for a couple traveling with 2 children.
BEDROOM # 5
Is our MAIN FLOOR HANDI CAP ROOM with 2 TWIN BEDS and its own RIDE IN private bathroom.
LUXURY CUSTOM BUILT KITCHEN
Cherry wood gourmet kitchen with Granite and Corian counters top and lots of cupboard space is well outfitted with lots of dishes, glasses, pots pans, and brand new appliances. Gas BBQ outside and A WATER VIEW LIKE NO OTHER.
Now for the story.....The “Lucky Duck” is so named because we feel that we are just about the Luckiest of Ducks on earth to be the owners of such a Glorious property. You will feel the same to be a guest here.
Our home will be your very own private retreat when you are here. It is nicer than a hotel by far.
Christmas 2007, we purchased this wonderful property from the great grandson of Adolphus Busch, the founder of Anheuser Busch (a prominent family up here as this is where are the hops for their beer were grown) He had also once owned the New England Patriots.
Sitting on 50 wonderful acres, is a lovely house but there was also a beautiful old hand laid stone based barn. The barn was in disrepair and as we felt it would have been a real shame to lose such a wonderful structure. So starting in 2008 and not finishing till Aug of 09, we decided to take from the top of the stone wall down and rebuilt it into a new a stunning 4000 sq ft 5 bedroom 4 bathroom residence.
With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths,(full description above) and huge living spaces, we have invested meticulous attention to detail in this property while succeeding in maintaining the integrity of this historical building, and creating a wonderful space for all to enjoy. Some of the original outer barn exterior wood now adorns the walls of the interior living and family room as a reminder.
Enter through the fabulous glass front doorway to a breathtaking view of the lake and perennial gardens as seen thru the floor to ceiling glass windows directly across on the other side……quite an entrance. A balcony framed totally in glass allows the beauty of the land and nature to flow right in.
25 ft high, hand honed beamed ceilings, huge floor to ceiling windows throughout allowing for amazing views of the lake, lush perennial gardens, forests, and wildlife. What more could you want?
The living room faces the lake and features, again, two huge floor to ceiling windows, a gas fireplace with a massive cedar log mantel comfortable sofa and chairs, a 50' flat screen TV, wireless internet service and an old sugaring off sled serving as a coffee table makes quite a statement.
Dinning at the 10 ft dining room table, under an old wagon wheel that has old lanterns creatively converted into modern lighting, you will experience a cross view of both sides of the property.
The lake side, the gardens in the morning on the pasture side, the fabulous sunsets at night.
The family room area has an 8 person poker table and there is additional seating for 4 at the kitchen counter.
Lovely large cedar paneled laundry room, with a washer, dryer, coat room, wet sink and cupboards completes the house.
Outdoors welcomes you with a 7 acre perennial fringed lake.
The lake is stocked with large and small mouth bass, perch, blue gills and carp that practically jump on your hook. We have a dock that you can fish from or you can stroll around to the far side and walk the board walk to Meditation Island.......
You can also walk or jog the whole perimeter of the lake on a dirt path. State land boarders our property so hiking and exploring the woods is a must do.
Kayaks and fishing rods provided for your days of fun.
Wildlife abounds, deer, wild turkeys, George the blue Heron, red tailed hawks, ducks and birds galore, so bring those binoculars. Everything to see and enjoy…..nothing here to hurt you.
We guarantee the area has so much to offer you will never be bored.
To book our home we need you to email us your home address and we will discuss sending you out a contract. Your deposit is 50% the weekly rental rate with the balance due 120 days before your arrival.
We are blessed as you will feel staying a week with us.