- english, german
About Anna Sea
Hello future guests! I'm Anna, a self-employed business owner, painter, mother of two. I bought this wonderful home to be close to my children's school (it's a block away); we split our time between here, an old farmstead, and Brooklyn.
Anna Sea purchased this House in 2014
What makes this House unique
If you like the genteel hospitality of a late-1800's home (as opposed to the sterile, charmless pleasures of a modern suburban hotel), then this home is for you. Be warned- there is no air conditioning, no maid service, no large screen TV with HBO (though there is wifi so bring your devices and stream away!), and you might find the occasional ladybug visiting your bedroom. My home is smack dab in the middle of one of the most charming little American villages you will ever visit, surrounded by rolling rural pasture land and forests. In June & July the village pool is open, it's about a 5 minute walk away. From Memorial Day to Labor Day there is a lovely farmer's market one block away, Sundays 10-2.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Home and Property Manager - Just not for us.
We chose this home due to it's cleanliness in pictures and proximity to Cooperstown All Star Village. The town is older and very cute - but I was staying with my 4 year old son, and the artwork and cemetery behind the house were not mentioned in the reviews or description. We ended up not staying because he was very scared -shaking even- and pretty certain that something/someone was in the room with us (very out of character for him). The others that we traveled with did stay, and they had no complaints. It just wasn't fit for my 4 year old.
I will say, all the "freaky stuff" that made us leave aside, It was a clean and beautiful home in a quiet town, and I am sure most would enjoy their stay.
The reason the “artwork and cemetery...were not mentioned in reviews or description” is because they are a non-issue for 99% of people - it never even occurred to us or our guests to mention it. If we were to remark upon these two attributes, the description might read something like this:
“The Franklin Guest House is next door to an historic church, and like nearly every historic church in the entire world, it has a cemetery adjoining it. The reason cemeteries exist is because - little known fact - people die. Yes, all people. And many people, still to this day, choose to have their mortal bodies put into a box that is placed underground, with a lovely marker above ground to mark the spot, so the living have a means of locating the remains and paying respect. Feel free to stroll this historic cemetery and admire the aged gravestones and interesting inscriptions lovingly carved upon them.
As for the distinctive art and sculptures, we believe in human expression being natural and normal, and we celebrate that fact. None of the art is “freaky” or in any way inappropriate for children (or adults for that matter); families stay here all the time. None of the art is the ‘fake art’ you’ll find in corporate hotels and motels, the kind stripped of all humanity and made to be so bland that we find it to be distasteful. The art at the guest house is real, original, authentic, vibrant, and often technically impressive. In July, 240+ people came to the house for Stagecoach Run Art Festival specifically to see and enjoy the art. We welcome you to come and open your eyes to the artistic expression that lives within these walls.”
Cozy and comfortable
We had a nice time visiting. It was cozy and comfortable.
Short & sweet - thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Franklin Guest House, you’re welcome back anytime!
Can't beat this lovely home a stones throw from Cooperstown...
4 bed rooms, 2 half baths, 1 full bath, fully stocked kitchen (very modern) with everything one needs. Just bring appetites and food!
Comfortable beds, roomy and spacious, laser beam internet, loads of parking, no AC but it's rarely needed, plenty of fans and screened windows, more toys and games for kids and adults then you could play in a week! Now put this in your pipe and smoke it.... A real set of drums for kids... "Bang on the drum all day". Quiet street in quiet town 10 min. from plenty of shopping and dining.
Now here's the topper... You're 30 min EZ drive into Cooperstown and it's priced at a third of what you'd pay in Cooperstown proper. We were pinching ourselves. The owner, Anna, has decked this warm home out with enough art and decorations to open up a retail store. Simply can't tell you how wonderful this 4 day trip was to Upstate NY. A true diamond in the rough... We'll be back!
Wow Harvey, thanks for the awesome, thoughtful, fun review! It was my pleasure to accommodate you and your family, and I do indeed hope to have the opportunity to host you again at my guest house. Sincerely, Anna
Charming Up State NY Home
It was our 1st trip to upstate New York and this charming house gave us the comfort and feel that we were looking for! Upon arrival, the home was very clean and tidy with a lot of character and charm befitting a house from this period. The owner checked up on us to make sure everything was to our liking.
Lovely, comfortable home
Very comfortable, well-kept home. Linens and towels were soft and fluffy. The homeowner was available for questions and help whenever we needed it.
Very nice and unique house.
Check in was very easy. The property was lovely. The design and decor of the house was unique.