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Guest House on a Private Estate with Lake Access, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

At Cary Mede, we believe in privacy.

Therefore, the Guest House is rented to only one family or one group at a time ...

or maybe just one person ... you.

Available year-round at daily, weekly or weekend rates.

Walk up the flower-lined path of the Guest House, through the doorway ...

... and into the sitting room with its cozy fireplace.

At the end of the day, relax and enjoy a good night's sleep in one of the three bedrooms.

Downstairs, there is a queen-sized bed with attached bath, and upstairs there is a room with a double bed.

The third has twin beds along with a bath.

Keywords: Guest House, Private Estate Guest House, Pet-Friendly House, Guest House with Lake Access

More Details

Property Manager
Bradley Goodyear Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017


Cooperstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spacious grounds with gardens, caretakers, private dock, can moor a boat, 2 wood fireplaces, great room with dining room, living room and library areas with a fireplace and a large TV plus a sitting room with a wood fireplace and a TV, privacy emphasized, house rented to only one group at a time- your group!


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Guest House on a Private Estate with Lake Access, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

My college girlfriends have been meeting in Cooperstown for many years and we have stayed in a variety of places. Cary Mede was, by far, our absolute favorite!! The guest house was perfect for our reunion. A large kitchen where we could all gather and have fun preparing a meal. A spacious dining table for meals and games. A lovely living room with three comfy couches for lounging and catching up. And comfortable beds waiting for us when we finally retired! The grounds and other buildings are absolutely breathtaking with a huge expansive lawn leading down to the lake and a charming boathouse. We were greeted warmly and felt welcomed during our stay. The decision to return to Cary Mede next year was unanimous!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Media, PA

Our vacation

  • 5 of 5

We (with our 2 dogs) had a lovely vacation in this charming guest house. Comfortable,clean, great room is spacious and cozy.. We had guests over the Labor day weekend and were all treated most graciously by the owner and staff. Even saw an eagle, terrific!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

When the owner says she believes in privacy, she means hers!

  • 1 of 5

My husband, daughter, son-in-law and I were in Cooperstown for my son’s wedding. We had a very unwelcoming stay at this property. The owner is more concerned with her comfort and privacy than the guests, which was felt by how closely watched we were, the condescending introduction to the property by the property manager, and the requirement that if you have a visitor (not encouraged) you must report the visit to the staff ahead of time. When I did report an expected visitor, I was interrogated about who, what, when and even why! The grounds surrounding the house are basically off limits, but you can walk or drive down the road to the lake. The house is well-equipped and cottage-like, but not clean. The beds and pillows are uncomfortable. We stayed for 4 nights and were extremely disappointed. Our experience spoiled an otherwise magical weekend. Rather than being considered guests, I felt we were considered intruders.

I would not recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response from Cary Mede to a recent review: The word privacy can also be interpreted to mean safety. Cary Mede is not a commercial property but is, and has been, our family compound for almost 100 years. There is one guest house on the property which is rented to the public. The safety of our guests at Cary Mede and the safety of our family is of the utmost importance. The critical review was correct in saying visitors must be made known to the staff. Many curiosity seekers drive through this rural lakeside property because it is so compellingly beautiful. For that reason, we prefer to know who is staying and/ or visiting , or who might be an intruder. Almost 100% of our guests are repeat customers, and they are grateful for the privacy and security that Cary Mede provides.
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Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts

Wonderful Lake Front Property

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about the Guest House at Cary Mede. The history of the beautiful property and the scenic views of the lake are outstanding. The house is very clean and well appointed. It was not hard to settle in and fell like we were at home.Spacious living room, dining room and kitchen. Cozy bedrooms. It was a great winter getaway for us, and we are returning at the end of Feb for another week! It is a perfect place for families or couples, no matter what the season is. Everyone at Cary Mede could not be nicer or more helpful. Cary Mede is a great choice for your visit to the Cooperstown area.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Albany or Syracuse
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Distillery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Otsego Gof
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Am Track in Albany
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Cary Mede
Car: necessary

The Baseball Hall of Fame is 8 miles south, the Glimmerglass Opera House is right next door, your dog will love to run on the grounds here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

half, non-refundable, when accomodations are booked; half by check or cash when checking in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.