My home is located 5 minutes by car from both colleges (Hartwick and SUCO) and 35 minutes from historic Cooperstown. It's a 4 minute drive to downtown Oneonta where you can enjoy our local restaurants, coffeehouses, and shops.
The yellow guestroom is warm and cozy. I will provide you with towels and linens. The room includes a writing/computer desk, ample dresser space, and a closet.
My old house is small but charming with large bay windows that let in a lot of light, the original chestnut molding, crown molding along the ceilings, and maple and oak wood floors. My late husband was a wonderful carpenter and did some beautiful things with this house. The downstairs has one large, open living space, a kitchen and a hall. The upstairs has two bedrooms, my tiny studio, and a bathroom. The bathroom is shared with me, the owner. Contact me with any specific needs you may have regarding your stay. I am flexible. Also, I do have a cat.
I don't have cable TV or netflex, but I do have a collection of DVDS you might like. I also have a lot of books you are welcome to peruse, if you are still reading books....
Breakfast is continental style, basically self-serve and on your own schedule. Coffee, tea, juice.......Sometimes bagels or good bread for toasting, or muffins with butter, cream cheese or jam. Fresh fruits. Yogurt....If you're not eating dairy and/or are gluten free, let me know and we can figure something else out if you would like to eat breakfast.
When the weather permits, go out on my deck for a morning cup of coffee or take a short drive (or walk) to town to have a cup at the popular Latte Lounge. You are pretty much 4 to 7 minutes from anywhere you want to go in this pretty upstate town.
This is a good location for anyone who needs to come up for business, visit our two area colleges, take a short drive to Cooperstown, need accommodations while the kids are playing at the baseball camps, or just get away to upstate NY and be close to town and country for a little while. I am 6 minutes away from Oneonta's Cooperstown All Star Village and 30 minutes away from the Coopertown Dreams Park.
We have a music scene, art events and openings, The Green Toad Book Store (a unique book and gift shop), the Green Earth (a health and natural food store), and some wonderful restaurants and shops. There are Farmers Markets in Oneonta, Franklin, and Cooperstown that run from June right through November. You can also take a scenic drive along Route 28 to nearby Cooperstown where you can visit The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Hyde Hall, The Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers Museum, Ommegang Brewery, or lovely Brookwood Gardens on Otsego Lake. There is so much to love about Upstate NY. Just drive along many of our unspoiled mountain and valley roads for a visual delight. Catch an opera or musical at the world class Glimmerglass Opera House in summer; or cross country ski in Neahwa Park or on the Gilbert Lake State Park trails in winter once the snow flies.
There is no parking on my street, but you can park in back of my house. You should know that my driveway is rough (it needs to be graded and resurfaced). You would access my house by driving up the driveway, parking, and knocking on the back door. Though the checkout time is listed at 11 am, I only hold to that if I have someone checking in on the same morning that you are leaving ....I must have enough time to clean up!!!! Otherwise I am very flexible about the time. Just tell me know what your needs are.
There is a bus service that runs every hour until 6 pm most days if you should need transportation to town or the colleges. It is located a few blocks down the road from my home.
No pets please. No smoking in the house. No stainable foods/beverages (red wine, coffee, etc) in the bedroom. If I am able to leave you the house, I just ask that you send me a courtesy text when you leave.
Lisa is such a nice person, the house was decorated beautifully with lots of tasteful Christmas decor and her house is very cozy, welcoming and warm. She was extremely helpful before, during and just through the end of my departure. I loved our chats and her leaving evening selections of DVD's that she thought I would like. An extremely comfortable bed, bay windows, cosy living room and very very clean. I highly recommend.
It was an excellent experience. Your home was like our home away from home, so cozy and warm and welcoming. The photos don't do justice!
My host was perfect! We really bonded and actually had a lot of things in common. She also has a great cat named Sasha.
My husband and I booked our first airbnb trip at Lisa'a absolutely lovely, warm, inviting, comfortable home in Oneonta and could not have been happier. Lisa is immediately welcoming and kind and goes out of her way to make guests feel at home. She obviously cares about her guests and it was so refreshing, and relieving, for my husband and I to be so pleasantly surprised by our first airbnb experience. These days we often feel ready to be disappointed by new experiences because so many people only do things to make money and so meeting Lisa, and her cute cat Sasha, helped restore our faith in people. We had her home to ourselves as we visited our daughter at SUNY Oneonta and felt so comfortable and "at home". She kindly had coffee, bagels, and cream cheese available for us which was such an thoughtful touch. The entire house is nicely decorated, spotless, and has a very inviting vibe. "Tasteful earthiness" I felt. Lisa had a great selection of movies and cd's for us to enjoy. All I can say is if you are ever in the area and need a comfortable room to spend a night or two, contact Lisa. Thank you Lisa for a wonderful (website hidden): As newbie airbnb'ers we did a lousy job of communicating with Lisa until the last minute and she was so helpful and understanding, helping us navigate the process.
Lisa was fantastic, and her home was really lovely! She was super accommodating for our late arrival, and made us feel at home immediately. Her home was cozy, her cat was sweet, and if I ever find myself in the area again, Lisa would be my first choice!
We had a great time staying at Lisa's home. She is a very welcoming host and made us feel comfortable. The home was clean and even better than the nice pictures. Lisa provided us a great recommendation for dinner and and she even prepared a nice fruit salad and bagels for us for breakfast the following morning. I would definitely recommend this as a great option in the area.
Lisa was welcoming and made the house orientation easy.
Everything was as described, the deck was wonderful.
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I have lived in the upstate New York area for over 25 years and have come to love the beauty of the rolling hills, the temperate, lush summers and the beautiful, vibrant falls. Winters here are a little more challenging, but beautiful just the same. I am a lover of the arts, a sometimes painter and an avid gardener. I love being out in nature, growing my own food and flowers, and using my gifts and talents to cook and entertain. Sharing my home seems like the natural extension of my eclectic interests and desire to make people feel welcomed and at home.