About this listing
Corner room with lots of windows, hand made four poster tiger maple bed, closet, large private bath with deep steeping tub and separate shower, wide plank pine floors.
Early 1800's stone farmhouse with gardens, orchards, pastures, woods, pond and barns outside, fireplaces and elegant rooms inside. The house was renovated in 1989 and a large addition was added.
We have five bedrooms, three are on the second floor - Master has a Queen four-poster bed, its own bathroom with steeping tub and separate shower, Fireplace (2 twin beds) and Blue Room (Queen) share a bathroom with shower/tub. If you wish to have private bath, we will not rent out the other room, no worries.
The Guest Suite is huge, has a two person jacuzzi and separate shower, Queen bed, palladian windows and is extremely private as it is in its own part of the house. Please see separate listings for the Fireplace and Blue Room or Guest Suite details and to make reservations for those.
Aria is located on a hilltopten miles North of Cooperstown and two miles from Glimmerglass Opera Festival and Otsego Lake. There are three golf courses nearby including one you can walk to next door. This is a great location from which to start a bike ride around Lake Otsego or a shorter drive down the road to Allen Lake, namesake of this road (and original owner of the house). You are welcome to walk the grounds and woods; walk down to the pond. In winter you can cross country ski right out the door.
In addition to serving you a delicious French-inspired farm to table breakfast, Aria also offers to prepare meals for you and your invited friends, or cocktail parties pre and post opera (by prior arrangement, of course). We use freshest ingredients possible, organic when possible, and we support our local farmers. Your veggies, herbs and apples come from our gardens and orchard while eggs, poultry and berries come from from a neighbor a mile down the road. Call to discuss our cuisine and options for your gathering. We are on (website hidden) at Aria B+B, Springfield Center, NY.
Only two rooms share a bathroom. All others are en suite. All rooms have large windows with beautiful views, historic colors, period furniture and powerful ceiling fans. One room has a fireplace. The master bedroom has a deep steeping tub and is a corner room.
In addition to offering great bedrooms, there is a delightful kitchen with cozy dining area and a roaring fireplace in chillier weather. The house has a comfortable living room / library and a solarium with cathedral ceiling, french doors and slate floors. This room is great for entertaining guests.
We have a piano for your use and some other instruments. We can provide you with musical entertainment for your gathering, just ask... your host is a talent agent.
The house and business is also for sale. More details upon request.
You are most welcome here at Aria!
Wireless internet, porch with swing, Adirondack chairs, walk to the pond or through fields, one kayak available to borrow for Lake Otsego, rental place nearby.
You can swim or launch a kayak at Springfield Landing using my pass, about a 3 mile drive from Aria. You can also go to Glimmerglass State Park for hiking, swimming and to visit historic Hyde Hall. It is about 6 miles away, and has a parking charge (think it is $6.)
Interaction with Guests
I try to be around for you, but not imposing. Happy to chat with you and offer advice on the area, make reservations for you, even drive you somewhere if you would rather not drive (for example to Brewery Ommegang).
We're on a hilltop and our neighbors include farmers, medical professionals, and creative people. Prevailing breeze, open sky, fields, pond, and three lakes from two to four miles away.
Best to fly into Albany or Syracuse and rent a car, which you'll need to get around.
Other Things to Note
We want you to have fun while you're here and will do everything we can to help make it so.
No smoking allowed in the house. Pets not encouraged, but on a case by case basis can be considered, depending on who is staying here, etc.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
We arrived earlier than expected, but were greeted warmly, offered iced tea and adirondack chairs in the peaceful backyard.
Our room and bathroom were comfortable and well-appointed.
Breakfast was delicious, and we enjoyed meeting our fellow concert-goers.
Sandy is a very welcoming and interesting woman---her house is beautiful and we could not have felt more comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and her cookies were great too!
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About the Host, Sandra
I love hosting and concurrently operate a talent agency, (and have also been a chef, scuba diving instructor and musician). I have been fortunate to live in this exquisite home with my family since 1989. We have hosted many musicians through the years, sometimes just to stay, other times to play a concert here in the house or in town, or sometimes just a stop over to gigs in other areas. The musicians have come from Scandinavia, Europe, Africa, Turkey, Latin America, South America and the US.
Guests who appreciate or participate in the Arts are most welcome here at Aria B&B. You will be well looked after.