The Bird's Nest
Cooperstown, New York, United States 13326
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Please note: During June, July and August this cottage is rented exclusively in conjunction with The Treehouse, our 5 bedroom home.
Just you and your Honey...Okay well, maybe you and your Sweetie AND a kid or two...looking for a special place to escape for a day or two of relaxation and re-connection time? Lakeside and hidden in the woods on the East side of Otsego Lake, just 7 miles from world famous Cooperstown, New York is the super-comfy, post and beam carriage house apartment known as The Bird's Nest. Reserve the Bird's Nest as an intimate retreat or in conjunction with The Treehouse ( 5-bedroom hand crafted log home) and invite a total of 16 guests for a very memorable stay at the lake.
Nestled amongst the massive hand peeled rafters supporting all-cathedral ceilings above a 3-bay, The Bird's Nest is ideal for your group of "1" to 4 guests. The bedroom, with skylight and exterior door to woodside private balcony, sports a pair of well dressed twin beds and flat screen TV. The Great Room, with vaulted wainscot ceilings and skylight, provides a full kitchen and dining area. Take in sweeping views of the lake from the handcrafted queen bed (with plush pillow top mattress). French doors open to a lakeside balcony. Another flat screen TV can be enjoyed from the comfort of the bed or from the sitting area. The full bath also features tall cathedral ceilings and is well appointed.
The cottage-feel of The Bird's Nest is ideal for newly-wed honeymooners, (and not-so-newly-wed honeymooners!), anniversaries, birthdays, writers/poets/song-writers retreat, a place to reconnect with your mate...or even a hideout to simply spend some time away from the world. Quietly and privately located at the end of a 1/4 mile driveway, The Bird's Nest has been thoroughly and professionally decorated, is air conditioned in summer and heated with toasty radiant floors in the cooler months. Spend a night or two in this romantic cottage and return to life re-energized and full of new purpose!
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$900 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Summer 2017Jun 02 2017 - Aug 31 2017||$500 / night||N/A||$3000 / week||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Labor Day 2017Sep 01 2017 - Sep 03 2017||$400 / night||$400 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Fall/Holiday 2017Sep 04 2017 - Jan 04 2018||$350 / night||$350 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Winter 2018Jan 05 2018 - Apr 05 2018||$300 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Spring 2018Apr 06 2018 - May 31 2018||$350 / night||$350 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Summer 2018Jun 01 2018 - Aug 30 2018||$600 / night||N/A||$3000 / week||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
This was our first experience in a log cabin. WOW! We loved having 2 decks to enjoy the surrounding views. Very romantic and cozy. Very quiet. Our son was playing / staying at Dreams Park and this apartment was perfect for us to bring him home for an evening so he could enjoy the lake too. The owner was VERY kind and courteous. Perfect location about 20 min. to dreams park, 10 minutes to the HOF. Nice place!
I rented the Bird's Nest with the neighboring Treehouse in early April for a big group of friends - 14 of us in total - for a trip to Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and Brewery Ommegang. The two homes (which are essentially connected) together were perfect for our group. The view of Ostego Lake was breathtaking. We had three people sleep in the Bird's Nest and 11 sleep in this house. I stayed in the neighboring Treehouse, but the members of my group who stayed at the Nest said they really enjoyed it. This house was clean and well-maintained. Bill, the owner of the house, left great instructions for where to find things in the house, etc. Bill was a pleasure to work with, always quick to respond, and gave great recommendations for transportation, food, and shopping around that area. Mel's at 22 was great for dinner. Ommegang was a blast - their lunch is great. We also did a tour and tasting. And the HOF is obviously amazing for any baseball fan. If I'm ever planning to be in Cooperstown again with either a large group or with just my wife, I would definitely rent this house on it's own or in tandem with the neighboring house.
The Birds Nest was a perfect choice for our extended weekend visit to the Baseball Hall Of Fame. It was a surprise trip for my husband's 50th birthday. It's a short drive to town and provided all we needed for our weekend stay. We would love to return in the warmer months to take advantage of the lake access and views. We took our son to the nearby Glimmerglass park and he enjoyed the playground and we soaked in the wonderful view of Otsego Lake. Bill was very informative and resourceful and provided all of the local tourist spots and favorite restaurants. The Birds Nest was impeccably clean and we loved the heated floors! I definitely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a nice, quiet getaway.
We rented the Bird's Nest for a weekend getaway to Cooperstown and it was simply an amazing place! The beautiful setting on Otsego Lake was picturesque and we enjoyed just kicking back and watching the ducks swim by. It offered all of the seclusion for a romantic getaway, but was still just minutes to the Cooperstown festivities. Inside, the Bird's Nest was immaculate, cozy, and warm, with exquisite decor and possibly the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. It was fully furnished with a kitchen so it had everything we needed for a nice relaxing weekend. We will definitely be returning to Cooperstown and will stay at the Bird's Nest again. Thank you Liz and Bill!!!
We stayed at the Bird's nest during peak Autumn foliage season and had a nice time. The cottage was clean and well kept, and perfect for some quiet and relaxing time away from most action and noise (don't expect Internet or cellphone service). The grounds are beautiful, and literally right on Ostego Lake. The location is convenient to Cooperstown, Sharon Springs, and Glimmerglass state park and opera house. We'd definitely stay again if ever in the area.
We rented the Bird's Nest for Memorial Day weekend and couldn't have been happier. We got great use out of the dock, the kayaks, and the balconies. The owner was super helpful in giving us directions and answering all of our questions before the trip. The apartment is in a great location that gave us the best of both worlds: peace and relaxation, with proximity to all the things we wanted to do while in Cooperstown. Would definitely rent again, and recommend to anyone.
We rented the Bird's Nest along with the Treehouse, Oneida and Cayuga for our daughter's wedding in Cooperstown. The Bird's Nest was perfect for my niece, her husband and two small children (who were flower girl and ring bearer). It provided them with a nice hideaway from all the activity in the Treehouse, but with all the same amenities. It had everything they needed! We all had a wonderful time in these magnificent homes. Thanks again Bill! We hope to be back soon.
We rented the tree house and the bird's nest for our wedding weekend in Cooperstown. Groomsmen and significant other stayed in the tree house and we stayed in the bird's nest. 13 people in all and we had tons of room in the house and plenty of parking for 7 vehicles. After the rehearsal dinner we enjoyed an evening of drinks on the deck. Friday morning we had breakfast in the cabin and found the kitchen stocked with everything we needed to cook a big meal. Saturday was dreary but we found the basement stocked with board games and foosball. This cabin met our every need. Favorite part of all was the private setting. Would highly recommend this to anyone considering it!
my wife and I and another couple stayed on this property for six days and five nights, between the beautiful accommodations the sunsets the fire pits and that beautiful lake it was amazing. I would certainly return and check out his other beautiful properties on the lake
My wife and I spent a June Friday to Sunday at the Bird's Nest, which is the smaller house just next to the main house. At the end of a road through the woods, the privacy you have at this property is fantastic. The private lakefront pier, which included kayaks, a canoe, is simply superb. The lake is clear and great to swim in, and is quite large, with tremendous views. We had breakfast on the deck overlooking the lake each morning, with birds chirping and a gentle breeze in the trees--spectacular. The Bird's Nest itself is a well designed and well kept small house which we greatly enjoyed. Good air conditioning unit! The landscaping is thoughtful and nicely done. Bill the owner was easily reachable, friendly and very helpful. We are fairly picky about accommodations, generally staying in high end, well reviewed B&B's or resorts, and this experience ranked up there with anything in recent memory. The Bird's Nest is a real standout for its value. Cooperstown itself is a gem of a town--well manicured with plenty to do in the nearby surroundings. This house is just a few minutes drive from it all, but sitting on the private pier on the lake, you feel miles away due to the unusually beautiful setting and privacy. A real "wow" experience.
Our kids were delighted to explore the snow covered wooded area on the property and we had many deer sightings during our stay. The home was cozy and comfortable, with stunning views and heated floors. Exactly as pictured. Homeowners were a delight to deal with, providing us with restaurant and shopping suggestions in advance of our trip. Cooperstown is very quiet in the off-season, so if you want to check out the baseball hall of fame without the long lines then plan a road trip for winter or early spring. The house was perfectly situated to town and close to the farmers museum, which has a fun maple syrup festival in March complete with a pancake breakfast. Ommegang Brewery is also nearby, with wonderful food and tastings, and the tour was great for the kids. We hope to return again soon!
The listing description was absolutely accurate regarding the property and amenities. The pictures on the website were beautiful and when we arrived at the cabin we were not disappointed! My husband and I loved this spacious and beautiful cabin! There were wonderful lake and mountain views from the living area windows and from the spacious outdoor deck. The cabin itself was extremely neat, clean, well taken care off, and beautifully designed. The basement was spacious and serves as a fabulous game room! I would recommend this cabin to business associates, friends, and relatives! The owner was extrememly helpful and seems to have impeccable taste. We enjoyed hiking in Glimmerglass State Park...lake water is crystal clear! We went to the center of town and enjoyed The Fenimore Cooper Art Museum and just taking in all the beautiful homes, parks, and lake views. We hope we can visit again! :)
Had a great time at the Bird's Nest! Rested up our first day, had a warming fire in the fire pit. Next day spent at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Two beautiful sunsets during our short stay. Highly recommend this gorgeous cottage on Otsego Lake. Owner quite helpful in assuring all was taken care of for our stay. Thank you !
We could not have been happier with our stay at the birds nest. Both the accomodations and the location exceeded our expectations in every way. Pictures cannot do justice to the view of the lake from the deck and balcony, as well as when you're seated around the fire ring only feet from the shore. The detour that was in effect earlier in 2013 is open now, making Cooperstown a very short drive, and you're only 0.6 miles from the entrance to Glimmerglass State Park. We literally DID paddle across the lake to the park's beach and soaked up the view of Lake Otsego from a different angle. The Baseball Hall of Fame has been on my bucket lost and we decided to finally cross it off this year, and staying at this amazing little cottage tucked away on this gorgeous lake front made the trip better than I could have hoped for. Cooperstown itself is a fun little town to visit, and making your stay at this property will make the time you spend NOT sight seeing just as memorable as the rest of your trip.
What a great place to spend time doing nothing, yet we did a lot. My wife and I fished from the dock, just caught some sun. we even made a fire in the fire pit, all this and we never left the place. I had to talk my wife into going to the Hall of Fame and Flying Creek Cider Mill, both were fun, but the best was hanging out at the Birds nest outside or inside. We had a blast. Thanks Bill for everything , hope to be back soon.
My family and I recently stayed in the Lakeside Cottage. We were there for the Cooperstown baseball tournament. We also had 4 other families staying at the big house attached. The Cottage was perfect for our family of 4. We had lots of room and could make our own meals as well. The views of the lake are spectacular and we also went out on the lake in the provided conoe and kayaks. As far as proximatey to Cooperstown it was an easy 30 minute drive. I'd highly recommend staying here.