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Exclusive Otsego Lakefront Estate

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Grand and spacious 4 bdrm, 5.5 bath lakefront gem!

Welcome to Croquet Lodge where you will find a restful retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of Otsego Lake and Glimmerglass State Park.

Croquet Lodge has everything on hand that you need to make your vacation complete. The common areas are warm and open, creating many opportunities for group activities. The large living room with its soaring stone fireplace, invites you to gather for games, music, reading and movies. There is even a grand piano for group sing-a-longs. If you are more of the recreationist, head down to the finished, walk-out basement where you will find a rec room with a ping pong table, dart board and the convenience of a full bath. You’ll have lots of opportunity for friendly, competitive play here! Just be mindful of noise levels please. If the outdoors is more your recreation style, simply leave your front door and cross the boundary into Glimmerglass State Park where you will find sandy beaches, picnic areas, Hyde Hall, and several interesting hiking trails. You may even find the old covered bridge. If you need a break from the group, you will love the bedroom set-up. Each room is its own suite with private bath, lake views, and television.

Your kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessities. With lots of counter space and generous lighting throughout, (not to mention glorious lake views), cooking with, or for a group, has never been more pleasurable. The kitchen/dining area also has a wet bar with a bose docking station for your favorite tunes.

A relaxed evening spent on the grand covered deck, sipping your favorite cocktail, watching the sun set, or the stars twinkle over the water is sure to calm the soul!

There is a private dock at water's edge which serves as the launch point for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking, or for wetting your fishing line. (Sorry, we cannot accommodate motor boats).

Croquet Lodge is truly a safe and beautiful haven from which to create the summer vacation of your dreams.


1. Maximum of 8 people

2. No house parties or gatherings outside of reserved guests.

3. Use of the Croquet Court is prohibited as it is used for croquet tournaments, and maintained to regulation standards.

4. No pets

5. No smoking

6. Please maintain the peaceful nature of this property by monitoring noise levels.

More Details

Property Manager
Michele Barry
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Michele Barry

Hi, my name is Michele. I am the rental agent for Croquet Lodge. I am here to answer any questions you may have prior to, and during your stay. Please don't be shy, reach out! I want you to LOVE your experience here.

Michele Barry purchased this estate in 1990

Why Michele Barry chose Cooperstown

This majestic property rests in a secluded, and unspoiled section of Otsego Lake. Since first being developed, this location has been enjoyed exclusively by private estate owners whose land has been passed down through generations. This is an extremely safe, secure, and well-monitored property.

What makes this estate unique

Aside from the size and setting of this tranquil property, I love the pretty views offered from every room. The covered deck guarantees enjoyment of these views even on our rainiest days. If you are into recreating, Glimmerglass State Park offers hiking out your door. The use of our kayak and canoe also provides activities for those so inclined.


Cooperstown Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , private bath for bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for bdrm. 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for bdrm. 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Private bath for bdrm. 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Full bath for basement/rec room
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , half bath off kitchen, first floor
  • Private baths in each of 4 bedrooms half bath off kitchen full bath in basement rec room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lake view, TV, built-in drawers, closet, private bath, deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TV, lake view, private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lake view, TV, private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , private bath, TV, sofa
  • First floor; Queen bed, built-in drawers, TV, full bath, lake views, walk-out to deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

The property is phenomenal - large, private, very comfortable, well-appointed and attractive.

  • 5 of 5

Four very diverse groups of friends were able to have their own intimate space without feeling cramped, yet able to come together when they wanted. Having stayed in a well-known local hotel for many years, we enjoyed our experience in this house much more, and now are hoping to book it for next year. Everyone agreed that it was the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Music to our ears!! Thank you for your lovely review of Croquet Lodge. We feel that it is a pretty special place too. The north end of the lake is so serene. Such a pleasure watching the sunset from the covered porch or lakeside dock, or seizing the recreational opportunities that are literally a step away either by land or water. As you stated this home allows one all the privacy needed with four private suites and a plenty of diverse common space to gather in. You were wonderful guests and it would be our pleasure to have you visit us again next year. Thank you!
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This Place is Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome, great location, great scenery, and outstanding accommodations! I would recommend this to those wanting to bring their family and friends, or those wanting to bring a group of customers you want to entertain.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome it is!! Glad you think so too and that you enjoyed your visit here at Croquet Lodge. This large and lovely home sits back from the lake with serene views of the water, tree line and hills across the way. Morning coffee or an evening cocktail enjoyed on the dock or covered front porch create the perfect start and end to your day. We just love the spacious kitchen and how all of our common spaces open to the water view. Having Glimmerglass State Park as our neighbor is pretty fabulous as well. :)) Thanks W!!
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, amazing property and peaceful

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well Thank You!! We are always so happy to share this special place with gracious guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We fully agree that this is a peaceful idyllic location. Off the beaten path, but just a short drive to all Cooperstown and the surrounding area has to offer. By far the best of both worlds!!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great location at the end of the road. Very quiet at night not even any planes flying low. Too bad you can't walk in the lake without a water shoe. The fan in the four bed room needs fixing. The porch was a great place to sit at all hours rain or shine. House came with everything expected and needed. Overall great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of Croquet Lodge! We are happy you found it to be such a peaceful respite (and we agree!). The covered front porch is the ideal outdoor space for all weather. Such a beautiful way to enjoy the serenity of the area rain or shine! We are glad you found everything you needed to make yourselves at home as we always want to ensure provisions are in place and on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Thank you for telling us about the is has been resolved! We definitely recommend water shoes to protect against the sharp shells of the zebra mussels found in most NY lakes even though they are less pervasive in this section of the lake. We want your visit to be injury-free! Hope the wedding was terrific!
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Lovely weekend on the Lake!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion on Lake Otsego! Beautiful area of the Lake, near Glimmerglass State Park where we had a picnic.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Perfect lake vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, peaceful vacation. More than enough room for 2 families. We visited with 3 children, and another couple and their child. The house was large enough for all us us. The way the house & bedroom locations are designed give you much private space for your family - plenty of bathrooms! The crystal clear lake is steps away, we enjoyed our morning coffee here each morning. Kids enjoyed canoeing, paddle boating, and swimming. Husband even caught a fish one night! Kitchen is stocked with all then needed wares for preparing meals, we grilled and used the stove. At nigh kids enjoyed the many fire flies lighting up the woods, while the adults soaked in the gorgeous sunsets. Rides to town were easy and scenic. Farmers museum, and Fly Creek was a big hit with the kids. House is private and quiet, perfect lake vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! It's always a pleasure to hear what our guests loved about their stay at Croquet Lodge. It's such a special, serene place located in the most beautiful private yet close to wonderful recreational pursuits...hiking, biking, canoe/kayaking. The house really lends itself to family fun with the ping pong and dart board in the walk out basement, books, games, video library and game table on the main floor. So much to do here...even a family sing-along around the grand piano. Please visit us again!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Blue Mingo
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Otsego Golf Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Albany Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Blue Mingo
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Glimmerglass State Park
Car: necessary

Wellington Lane is an exclusive location on the north end of Otsego Lake, and houses a small number of privately owned, luxurious estates. Tucked at the base of Mount Wellington - also known as Sleeping Lion Mountain - this location is ideal for Opera enthusiasts, croquet aficionados, and for those who simply wish to retreat to the banks of Otsego Lake for a restful, secure, waterfront vacation.

A wonderful, out of the way landing point for all that Cooperstown has to offer, Croquet Lodge will provide a serene respite from a day of exploring our many museums, shops, hiking trails, and local restaurants. If you are here to partake in our world famous "Glimmerglass Opera Festival" you will love our close proximity (less than 5 minute's drive).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Over 6 ppl. charge/perso $25 + Tax
cleaning fee $275

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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