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Idyllic House on Lake Otsego with Private Dock and Boat Mooring

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Watch the sun set over Lake Otsego from the Wigwam's back porch

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Last updated: 09/16/2014

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  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Library, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Built in the early 1900s, this handsome shingle style house -- with its long porch and unparalleled access to Lake Otsego, stands on a large piece of land with a tennis court and several additional rental cottages. It has been in the Howell family for many generations and is rented out just a few weeks each summer.

The Wigwam is the perfect summer escape for a family or group of friends. While there is a lot to do in the surrounding area, you can easily spend all day enjoying what the Wigwam, itself, has to offer. Rise early and go canoeing, play a round robin on the tennis court, take a dip in the lake off the private dock, and read a book in the hammock. Then wash up in the outdoor shower, watch the sun set across the water from the covered porch, cook up a delicious dinner with local ingredients from the farmers’ market in the large modern kitchen, and relax by the fire before bed.

Originally a farmhouse built by a French-American in the 18th century, the Wigwam was bought and renovated by Henry Lansing Wardwell in approximately 1882. Wardwell gave the Wigwam to one of his five daughters in the early 1920s. The Wigwam has been passed down through generations and is currently co-owned by four siblings and their families. Renovations have been continual, most recently in the kitchen, living room, and porte cochere in 2004. The large living room provides a working fireplace, comfortable seating areas, and a gaming table. The well-lit kitchen has two refrigerators, two dishwashers, two sinks, a double oven, an eating table, and a pantry with washer and dryer. A cozy library contains a fireplace and plenty of morning light. And the beautiful dining room has a bay window facing the lake and includes a long table at which the whole gang can sit and enjoy dinner after a busy day.




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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 09/16/2014

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The Wigwam is directly across the lake from Glimmerglass Opera. One can even canoe to the opera if so inclined! One can also walk to the historic Otsego Gold Course....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful sunset views of Lake otsego...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    With 200 feet of private lake front...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful views of Lake otsego...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    With 200 feet of private water front...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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$7000/week with discounts for longer and off season rentals

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1900

About the owner: Susan Allport Howell outside the Wigwam

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of the many pleasures of the Wigwam is the relaxing journey to the house. After exiting the Taconic Parkway or I-87, you travel through mile after mile of rolling hills and cow country. By the time you arrive at the house, you've left the city far behind and are ready to enjoy the vast pleasures of the lake, countryside, and Cooperstown. In the summer, I time my visits so I can attend the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. Another favorite excursion is a bike ride all the way around the lake -- a distance of about 22 miles. Besides the operas at Gimmerglass, I always go to the concerts put on by the excellent Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 09/16/2014

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Photos

  • Watch the sun set over Lake Otsego from the Wigwam's back porch

    Watch the sun set over Lake Otsego from the Wigwam's back porch

  • Walk into the Wigwam and look directly out onto the lake

    Walk into the Wigwam and look directly out onto the lake

  • The Wigwam's kitchen is spacious and well equipped

    The Wigwam's kitchen is spacious and well equipped

  • Gorgeous sunsets from the porch

    Gorgeous sunsets from the porch

  • View from a favorite hike in the hills above the Wigwam

    View from a favorite hike in the hills above the Wigwam

  • One of 6 bedrooms, 4 overlooking the lake

    One of 6 bedrooms, 4 overlooking the lake

  • Lake Otsego was dubbed Glimmerglass by James Fenimore Cooper

    Lake Otsego was dubbed Glimmerglass by James Fenimore Cooper

  • Relax in the living room after a long day outside

    Relax in the living room after a long day outside

  • Private tennis court on the property

    Private tennis court on the property

  • Enjoy the kayaks and canoe

    Enjoy the kayaks and canoe

  • King bedroom overlooking the lake, with its own bath.

    King bedroom overlooking the lake, with its own bath.

  • The new dock takes even farther out on to the lake -- and into the sunsets.

    The new dock takes even farther out on to the lake -- and into the sunsets.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Member since: 2009
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  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 09/16/2014