EvenSong Dell Guest House and Retreat HouseBriar Creek at EvenSong Dell
EvenSong Dell: Guest House, Retreat

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

The space

A Quiet-Stay Guest House, Hideaway, and Retreat House

Turn onto the wooded driveway, cross Briar Creek, approach the hill to Evensong Dell, and you feel as if you are not just entering another place, but another time, where life unfolds at a more human pace.

Tucked away into the side of the mountain, on a lawn surrounded by woods, tranquil ponds, and bridges, Evensong Dell invites you to pause, to breathe deeply, and to tarry in its peaceful, restorative sanctuary.

• A quiet, clean, country-stay while visiting in the Oneonta and Cooperstown areas, the museums, Hall of Fame, Dreams Park, Brewery Ommegang and their Summer Concert Series, Hartwick College and the State University of New York at Oneonta

• Artistic inspiration, writing, outdoor painting and drawing, playing music

• Personal rest and rejuvenation, reading, a place of refuge from the stress of daily life

• Family get-away times, playing, relaxing, and bonding

• A grandparent/grandchildren weekend

• Nature observation, exploration, and woods-walking

• Convalescing

• Private personal retreats, times of transition, setting goals and priorities, reflection, contemplation, physical, emotional, and spiritual rest, refreshment and renewal

• Quiet get-away days or retreats for individuals, couples, or small groups of staff, family, or friends

• Spiritual Retreats: private, couples, or small groups of staff, family, or friends

• Remembering what the stars look like, listening to the frogs on a dark, misty evening, picking wildflowers, smelling the fragrance of fallen leaves on a wooded pathway, sledding, getting snowed in, listening to the flow of spring water gushing down the side of the mountain, rereading your favorite children’s books, sleeping in, and being still enough to experience beauty.

About the House:

• Free WiFi, Free long distance (in the USA) on the house phone (Please also see "OTHER THINGS TO NOTE" at the bottom of this section.)
• Full kitchen: refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, cooking equipment, dishes, coffee pot, toaster. Table and chairs for six. Access to screened-in porch.
• Living Room: DVD, VCR and CD players (for you to bring your own discs.) There is no television reception or cable at EvenSong Dell. Coffee table and seating for six.
• Screened-in porch: (16’ X 8’) outdoor furniture and picnic table with benches.
• Downstairs Bedroom: queen bed, dresser, table, bookshelves, chair, and closet.
• Upstairs Bedroom: two twin beds, two dressers, desk and chair, closet, chair.
• Upstairs Master Bedroom: queen bed, dresser, closet, bookshelf, chair.
• Full Bathroom Upstairs: Tub/shower, closet with towels.
• Small room upstairs with Pack and Play available.
• Sheets, blankets, pillows, towels provided.
• Evensong Dell is a smoke-free, pet-free house.

About the property:

• Fields and wooded hills
• Large back yard with two small ponds
• Two miles of marked walking trails
• Creek with small park
• Large spring-fed pond with dock
• Playground with swings, slide, and climbing gym

Evensong Dell is adjacent to Northfield Farm, LLC, home of Athelas Therapeutic Riding and the State University of New York at Oneonta Equestrian Team. Private indoor lessons, available by appointment, are offered for both able-bodied and special-needs children and adults.

SPIRITUAL RETREATS: Evensong Dell is a Christian Retreat House that welcomes seekers of all faiths and traditions.

Evensong Dell is available as a place of Spiritual Retreat for individuals, couples, families, and small groups of staff or friends. If you have an interest in a spiritual retreat, but have questions or would like some guidance, we would be happy to talk with you. Spiritual Direction is available by appointment with your host, a Spiritual Director certified by the Kairos School of Spiritual Formation.

Rates are for lodging. Lodging rates include full use of house and grounds, including kitchen. The guest house is completely private; it is not shared with any other guests. Additional guests: $30.00 per night for each guest after two guests.

Check in 3:00 pm / check out 11:00 am. Please make prior arrangements for alternative arrival or departure times.

Maximum 2 guests per room except children, newborn to age 3. Pack and play available.

Interaction with guests

EvenSong Dell is a completely private guest house and we respect our guests' privacy. We are available, if needed, for recommendations, support, and any problems that might arise concerning the guest house. It is our delight to help!

Other things to note

EvenSong Dell is truly a country retreat house:
- There is cell reception for Verizon customers. There is a land line phone which is available for guest use. Calls are free within the contiguous US.
- WiFi is provided. From time to time the server does go down so WE CANNOT ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE INTERNET CONNECTION AT ALL TIMES.
- We cannot be responsible for all of the things that are beyond our control like the WEATHER AND POWER OUTAGES. But, we will say it does delight us to delight our guests and we enjoy making people happy!

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 9%
Weekend Price: $189 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking, no pets, no hunting, no parties, no fires (except in fire ring at large pond.) Maximum occupancy 6.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

57 Reviews

Check In
Donna User Profile
December 2016
We spent a lovely Christmas with our family here at Janes home. Tasteful and best of country comforts in this spacious living space. Beautiful surrounding grounds

Kelly User Profile
October 2016
What a charming, peaceful place! Jane is warm and friendly and the house is spotless. Couldn't have asked for a nicer weekend while visiting Oneonta with our son and younger children. Definitely want to go back for a weekend to rest and explore.

Keith User Profile
October 2016
I stayed at Evensong Dell with my parents from October 10-12. Wow! What a fantastic place! Jane was an excellent hostess and the property was absolutely beautiful. We were looking for a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, and we found it here. The hills and trees are amazing here, the leaves were changing color, lots of trails for walking, and the house itself is very comfortable. Even the drive up to the house is gorgeous. This is a perfect place for nature-filled experience. We will be back for sure

Vaughan User Profile
October 2016
We had a great time! Such a beautiful place and Jane was just delightful!

Nicholas User Profile
September 2016
While we were only at EvenSong Dell for one night, Jane made the experience a great one. She made us feel like family. From the minute you drive up, you know it's a place that you'll enjoy your stay. The gardens and property are expansive and beautiful (including multiple ponds, walking trails and a playground, which our son loved). The home is attached to Jane's but you couldn't tell-- it was very quiet! Large kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals (except food, of course) including a huge dining table or large table on the outside porch. Cozy living room with TV, dvds, & stereo with cds. We slept in the bedrooms upstairs. They were so comfortable!!! Bathroom is upstairs, it's large and has a nice shower. We wish we had booked a longer stay.

Rick User Profile
August 2016
so wonderful to find someone so accommodating. we had nowhere else to stay during college move in week and although the property was not available at the time, Jane went to the trouble to make it available. we are forever indebted and we will indeed return again and again. Wonderful wonderful property. All the hugs in the world Jane. Rick and Michelle

Jacqueline User Profile
August 2016
My family and I stayed at EvenSong Dell for almost a week while my son was at Cooperstown All Star Village. The house exceeded expectations, and we truly enjoyed our stay. Jane was so warm and welcoming!!! We had plenty of room for four in the historic house painted in fun colors and stocked with housewears galore, towels, appliances, bottled water, recommended restaurants, games, books, movies, everything. And, the best part... the natural surroundings are amazing. Maybe that's why we slept so soundly. : ) A wonder to enjoy or take a walk or hike on this beautiful property... We hope to be back one day soon, with more time to enjoy!

Otego, New York, United States · Joined in July 2012
Jane User ProfileJane is a superhost.

I am:
...a lover of God, people, and the woods
...eager to learn, my books are my friends
...a wife, mother, and grandmother
...a listener, and a spiritual director
My day-to-day-living-philosophy lands somewhere between "You're never fully dressed without a smile," and "Shower the people you love with love."

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