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Cool, Handcrafted 5 Bedroom Lakefront Luxury Lodge, Groups, Families, Friends

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Treehouse:5 Bedrooms 12 guests + The Birds Nest (VRBO 476323) 4 guests

SUMMER 2018..PLEASE NOTE: BETWEEN 6-1-18 and 8-31-18 The rental of The Treehouse includes the OPTION to rent The Birds Nest (VRBO Listing #476323 which accommodates 4 guests), at a reduced price of $2000.

Perfect for families traveling together, Dreams Park, weddings and celebrations!

Looking for the perfect lake front home? A relaxing and quiet hideaway? Great swimming and fishing and boating right from your own dock? Traveling with friends and family?

As a builder/developer I own several premium lodges right on Otsego Lake including our 5 bedroom listed below; The Treehouse. We would be happy to provide you with further details and pictures of this home as well as our 3 and 4 bedroom lodges at

'ArrowHead Pointe on Otsego Lake', and our 4 bedroom home, 'LakePointe' which features the most extraordinary lake frontage.

All of our homes have unique features... several have 40 foot tall trees inside of them, one has a private elevator, lake front fire pits, a heated swimming pool. And all of them have several things in common;

exceptionally well appointed, elegantly-rustic comfy interiors, spectacular water front or expansive private locations with sensational views. And all of them include canoes and/or kayaks as well as docks for your own boat or a rental boat.

Please give me a call or email with any questions you might have regarding Cooperstown. My family loves Cooperstown and the lake and we enjoy helping others get the most from their own 'Cooperstown experience'.

The Treehouse

Handcrafted Lake front Luxury Log Home on Otsego Lake. This home was featured in Log Home Living magazine.

Constructed in British Columbia from massive Douglas fir logs, this lodge features a grand 3 story stone fireplace and stunning 180 degree views of Lake Otsego to be enjoyed from two private decks and 2 docks, as well as from most of the rooms in the lodge. Enjoy both the seclusion and privacy of the wooded lot, and the proximity to the charming and famous town of Cooperstown NY, the Baseball Hall of Fame. The home is 7 miles north of Cooperstown on the east shore of the lake and is 11 miles from Dreams Park.

Nearby attractions include a 5 star golf course, museums, antiquing, marina, state park, shopping and much more. Daily Maid Service and Private Chef Available at Additional Cost. Chauffeur/Boatsman Available at Additional Costs.

Keywords: House, log cabin, cabin, lodge, lakefront

More Details

William Miller
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About William Miller

Liz and I have been welcoming guests to our Cooperstown vacation retreats for more than a decade. We believe a well maintained and spotlessly clean home is just a small component of a great vacation experience. Too often, consumers experience the result of lack of focus on the part of service providers...telephone calls go to voicemail... emails go unanswered...questions are unanswered and problems go unresolved.

Our philosophy; Great Vacation Experiences Begin And End With Great Customer Service.

For this reason, we have chosen to limit the number of homes we manage to ensure our ability to provide the best customer service possible. Our goal is to leverage a lifetime of intimate knowledge of the Cooperstown area to enable our guests to experience all that Cooperstown has to offer... we are "locals" providing visitors with inside information to enhance their time in our special region.

We are standing by, ready to help you. Call us... or email us

Safe travels, Liz and Bill

William Miller purchased this lodge in 2000

Why William Miller chose Cooperstown

Otsego Lake is 9 miles long and very much under-utilized. Having grown up on the lake, when the opportunity came along to purchase vacant land we jumped at the chance because so much of the shoreline is forever protected there simply are very few parcels available.

What makes this lodge unique

Regardless of the season, The Treehouse provides for a Great Escape. During the winter when the snow blankets the land and the ice on the lake is 18' think, the fireplace adds to a warm and comfy environment. Summer days are spent canoeing, sailing, fishing or power boating on a lake that at times is so uncrowded it feels like your own! And in the fall, the thickly wooded hillsides surrounding the lake turn bright with color and is a great time to hike the trails.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is truly a retreat: a place to relax, unwind, enjoy the quiet and the beauty of the surroundings. The log home is awesome: instantly welcoming, beautifully decorated and equipped, yet warm and inviting; we felt very comfortable and very much at home. The attention to detail is evident throughout. There is plenty of room for a large group; if you travel with kids, the lower level would be a perfect area for them to entertain themselves. I particularly enjoyed the fireplace on the main level (with a fire all set and ready to be lit when we arrived!). This is an ideal, all-season location, within minutes to Cooperstown and all that it offers, or to the other little villages in the area. Summer sports are right out the door (the lake is gorgeous), several museums and other historic sites are found right around the lake, and the state park is within walking distance. What I personally enjoyed most was the amazing sense of peacefulness I experienced from the moment I arrived.
Oct 2011
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Cooperstown Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Up to 4 day guests are permitted
  • Team parties/gatherings not allowed.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5 plus full bathroom in apartment
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lakeside fire pit with lots of wood for bon fires. Kayaks and canoe included to explore the lake.


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Cool, Handcrafted 5 Bedroom Lakefront Luxury Lodge, Groups, Families, Friends
average rating of 4.952 based on 126 reviews

Rustic luxury

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how amazing the Treehouse is. Every corner of the home speaks quality and class. If you are looking for an elegant, quiet get-away, this is the place for you. We had a small family gathering at the Treehouse to celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniversary and everyone was impressed. Bill, the property owner, keeps his guests in mind from the fresh linens to the fully supplied kitchen. The family was so impressed we are thinking of making this an annual reunion. Thank you, Bill, for your attention to detail and for making this magical home available!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and I truly appreciate our guests taking the time to comment on their experiences at our homes. We are so happy to have played a small part in helping your parents celebrate such a big occasion! Congratulations to Mom and Dad!! We hope to welcome your family back next year for their 51st!!
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Beautiful one of a kind place!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a large group of friends! The house far surpassed my expectations! We went during the winter for a getaway and the look of the place cover in snow was magical. All the floors were heated which was great for the winter. There is a huge deck overlooking the lake. The little things went a long way. There was already a fire build in the fireplace before we arrived. The kitchen is stocked with all the tools you could possibly need! The beds were comfortable and clean. Huge kitchen and upstairs living room for hanging out. Huge screen TV for movies downstairs. We also had a large enough group that we rented both the treehouse and birds nest, which was great for my friends who are late sleepers.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, Thank you for taking the time to provide your input. Many people come to Cooperstown during the peak summer season, and undoubtedly enjoy all that our Otsego Lake has to offer regarding activities and sports. But, unless they plan a return trip during the winter, they miss out on the beauty you described...its the main reason our favorite season in Cooperstown is winter! Thanks for being great guests and we truly hope you and your 14 friends will consider a return visit as Preferred Guests! Liz and Bill
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Perfect Combination

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the Tree House and Bird's Nest this January, hosting 15 others for a reunion weekend, and it was the perfect combination of space, location and scenery. The home is big and beautiful with modern amenities and just a few minutes north of Cooperstown, so it's easy to pop in to town to run errands, sightsee, etc. Bill, the owner of the property, communicated with us in the weeks leading up to the trip and sent very thorough details with clear directions to the house, where everything was and how to check out. Everyone had a really great time and we've already started talking about going back in the spring. Couldn't have asked for a better house for this trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Kareem, Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are always happy when our guests are happy:) We hope to welcome you and any of your guests back as Preferred Guests in the near future. Liz and Bill
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Beautiful property that feels like home with tons of space!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a frigid weekend at the treehouse but hardly noticed the cold. The fireplace was ready to go with plenty of wood on hand. The kitchen was large and we were able to cook all meals needed for our group. We haven’t stopped talking about our trip and are already discussing another visit next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah yes...winter in central NY, the perfect time and place to huddle with family and friends (and a warm beverage:) Patrick, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit despite the arctic blast. Thank you for your comments and for being great guests! Liz and Bill
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A wonderful Christmas 🎄

  • 5 of 5

This was the second holiday gathering for our extended family at the Treehouse - the first was for Thanksgiving last year. The house is fabulous, as pictures from the website will attest. Owner Bill Miller could not have been more thoughtful and accommodating. He even delivered a Christmas tree to the house for us! We had a wonderful holiday celebration with all of our children and grandchildren. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hiya Beth! Well, you've now enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas at The Treehouse. Maybe consider a return visit for 4Th of July or perhaps Labor Day weekend so you can enjoy that lake you've been seeing through the windows:) Thank you again for being great guests! Bill
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Relaxing, beautiful space perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a large party and wanted to find something kid friendly. The space in Cooperstown was even better than we hoped. The accommodations were beautiful and so serene. The space is large enough to have kids play and parents relax, we never felt tight on space. The yard was perfect to let the kids play, despite the cold weather and the heated floors totally topped the Cake. Thank you for helping us ring in the new year in such a beautiful space. This house sets the bar high!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alecia, we appreciate your kind words. Winter in Cooperstown is our favorite season, too. We’re so happy the young kids (and adults as well) enjoyed their visit. Happy 2018!! The Millers
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Rose & Kettle Restaurant
Tucked away in the little hamlet of Cherry Valley, this is a great restaurant, often overloo...
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Well...yes we had to include the Hall of Fame!
Kelly's Deli
Tom and Kelly's Deli...downhome local folk! Located at the cross roads of Rt 80 and Rt 20, h...
Cooperstown Dreams Park
Have you heard of this place? :) Let's PLAY BALL!
Schneider's Bakery
My destination for Sunday morning coffee and fresh made doughnuts! Mmmmm!
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Otsego Golf Course, Leatherstocking Golf
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Alex and Ika's
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Royal Mountain
Car: necessary

A premier lakefront home directly on Otsego Lake with 200' of private shoreline provides for all types of water activities. Relax at the elevated bluestone patio overlooking the lake. Watch the kids swimming and fishing from the 50' long dock. Bring your own powerboat or rent one and dock it right in front of the home. Kayaks and canoe included.

This handcrafted home will provide you with lifelong memories!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to reservation confirmation. We strongly recommend you consider purchasing vacation trip insurance. If you cancel with no insurance in place, and we re-rent the homes, we will refund your payment up to the amount for which the home is re-rented less 20% fee. Max of 12 overnight guests in The Treehouse and 4 guests in The Birds. Max of 4 day guests. No team parties, gatherings or team visits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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