Grand and spacious 4 bdrm, 5.5 bath lakefront gem!
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Strict!Strict!
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Magnificently Peaceful Setting
We can’t thank property manager, Michele, and the owners of Croquet Lodge enough for accommodating us at this amazing property for our elopement. Michele was great to communicate with and always quick to respond with any questions from beginning to end...even though we wish it didn’t have to end! 😊�
The peaceful, quiet and secluded nature of the setting was perfect for us— right on Otsego Lake and only a short drive outside of Cooperstown, one of our favorite places to be.
The deep, grand porch was the perfect spot to take it all in— we could have sat there for hours rain or shine! We even had the opportunity during our stay to get out on the lake and take a paddle in the canoe!
Needless to say, Croquet Lodge is an ideal spot to relax, unwind and for us...to elope! We are beyond grateful to have this memory here and that our out-of-the ordinary request was received with an open mind and that our idea of eloping here really did become reality! We hope to get the opportunity to return in the future and enjoy it all over again!
Wonderful family gathering
This was our first family outing with both grandchildren and the Croquet Lodge was the perfect venue. Plenty of room, very well stocked and fun games available.
As an owner of a rental property I was very impressed with the thoroughness with which the owners covered the details that made the house so accommodating.
Dream getaway at a lake house
We had a fantastic stay! The property and house were stunning, immaculate with an abundance of sheets and towels. The kitchen had everything we needed. We spent a lot of time on the deck, as the kids played downstairs. While we had to keep off the main lawn, there was enough grass for the kids to play on. We drove to Cooperstown most days where the culinary scene is great! We would highly recommend a stay at this property, with Michele who was super helpful and responsive!
Thank you for your review of Croquet Lodge. We are so happy that you loved your stay here in this spacious, well-cared for home. You were delightful guests and would love you to return should you make your way back to Cooperstown.
The property is phenomenal - large, private, very comfortable, well-appointed and attractive.
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.
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!
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).