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Cool, Handcrafted 5 Bedroom Lakefront Luxury Lodge, Groups, Families, Friends

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Treehouse:5 Bedrooms 12 guests + The Birds Nest (VRBO 476323) 4 guests

SUMMER 2018..PLEASE NOTE: BETWEEN 6-1-18 and 8-31-18 The rental of The Treehouse includes the OPTION to rent The Birds Nest (VRBO Listing #476323 which accommodates 4 guests), at a reduced price of $2000.

Perfect for families traveling together, Dreams Park, weddings and celebrations!

Looking for the perfect lake front home? A relaxing and quiet hideaway? Great swimming and fishing and boating right from your own dock? Traveling with friends and family?

As a builder/developer I own several premium lodges right on Otsego Lake including our 5 bedroom listed below; The Treehouse. We would be happy to provide you with further details and pictures of this home as well as our 3 and 4 bedroom lodges at

'ArrowHead Pointe on Otsego Lake', and our 4 bedroom home, 'LakePointe' which features the most extraordinary lake frontage.

All of our homes have unique features... several have 40 foot tall trees inside of them, one has a private elevator, lake front fire pits, a heated swimming pool. And all of them have several things in common;

exceptionally well appointed, elegantly-rustic comfy interiors, spectacular water front or expansive private locations with sensational views. And all of them include canoes and/or kayaks as well as docks for your own boat or a rental boat.

Please give me a call or email with any questions you might have regarding Cooperstown. My family loves Cooperstown and the lake and we enjoy helping others get the most from their own 'Cooperstown experience'. Tel: 908 304 4666

The Treehouse

Handcrafted Lake front Luxury Log Home on Otsego Lake. This home was featured in Log Home Living magazine.

Constructed in British Columbia from massive Douglas fir logs, this lodge features a grand 3 story stone fireplace and stunning 180 degree views of Lake Otsego to be enjoyed from two private decks and 2 docks, as well as from most of the rooms in the lodge. Enjoy both the seclusion and privacy of the wooded lot, and the proximity to the charming and famous town of Cooperstown NY, the Baseball Hall of Fame. The home is 7 miles north of Cooperstown on the east shore of the lake and is 11 miles from Dreams Park.

Nearby attractions include a 5 star golf course, museums, antiquing, marina, state park, shopping and much more. Daily Maid Service and Private Chef Available at Additional Cost. Chauffeur/Boatsman Available at Additional Costs.

Keywords: House, log cabin, cabin, lodge, lakefront

More Details

William Miller
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About William Miller

Liz and I have been welcoming guests to our Cooperstown vacation retreats for more than a decade. We believe a well maintained and spotlessly clean home is just a small component of a great vacation experience. Too often, consumers experience the result of lack of focus on the part of service providers...telephone calls go to voicemail... emails go unanswered...questions are unanswered and problems go unresolved.

Our philosophy; Great Vacation Experiences Begin And End With Great Customer Service.

For this reason, we have chosen to limit the number of homes we manage to ensure our ability to provide the best customer service possible. Our goal is to leverage a lifetime of intimate knowledge of the Cooperstown area to enable our guests to experience all that Cooperstown has to offer... we are "locals" providing visitors with inside information to enhance their time in our special region.

We are standing by, ready to help you. Call us...908-304-4666 or email us at Bill@CooperstownLuxury.com

Safe travels, Liz and Bill

William Miller purchased this lodge in 2000

Why William Miller chose Cooperstown

Otsego Lake is 9 miles long and very much under-utilized. Having grown up on the lake, when the opportunity came along to purchase vacant land we jumped at the chance because so much of the shoreline is forever protected there simply are very few parcels available.

What makes this lodge unique

Regardless of the season, The Treehouse provides for a Great Escape. During the winter when the snow blankets the land and the ice on the lake is 18' think, the fireplace adds to a warm and comfy environment. Summer days are spent canoeing, sailing, fishing or power boating on a lake that at times is so uncrowded it feels like your own! And in the fall, the thickly wooded hillsides surrounding the lake turn bright with color and is a great time to hike the trails.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is truly a retreat: a place to relax, unwind, enjoy the quiet and the beauty of the surroundings. The log home is awesome: instantly welcoming, beautifully decorated and equipped, yet warm and inviting; we felt very comfortable and very much at home. The attention to detail is evident throughout. There is plenty of room for a large group; if you travel with kids, the lower level would be a perfect area for them to entertain themselves. I particularly enjoyed the fireplace on the main level (with a fire all set and ready to be lit when we arrived!). This is an ideal, all-season location, within minutes to Cooperstown and all that it offers, or to the other little villages in the area. Summer sports are right out the door (the lake is gorgeous), several museums and other historic sites are found right around the lake, and the state park is within walking distance. What I personally enjoyed most was the amazing sense of peacefulness I experienced from the moment I arrived.
Oct 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Cooperstown in Middlefield

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5 plus full bathroom in apartment
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lakeside fire pit with lots of wood for bon fires. Kayaks and canoe included to explore the lake.


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Cool, Handcrafted 5 Bedroom Lakefront Luxury Lodge, Groups, Families, Friends
average rating of 4.95 based on 121 reviews

Rustic luxury

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how amazing the Treehouse is. Every corner of the home speaks quality and class. If you are looking for an elegant, quiet get-away, this is the place for you. We had a small family gathering at the Treehouse to celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniversary and everyone was impressed. Bill, the property owner, keeps his guests in mind from the fresh linens to the fully supplied kitchen. The family was so impressed we are thinking of making this an annual reunion. Thank you, Bill, for your attention to detail and for making this magical home available!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and I truly appreciate our guests taking the time to comment on their experiences at our homes. We are so happy to have played a small part in helping your parents celebrate such a big occasion! Congratulations to Mom and Dad!! We hope to welcome your family back next year for their 51st!!
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Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

Recently went here with a group of friends to visit the Hall of Fame. The house and the surrounding area is gorgeous and accommodated all of our needs. Bill was a pleasure to do business with and we would certainly stay here again. 5 stars.


  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey there Ian, Always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay at our homes and their time spent in and around Cooperstown. We hope to welcome back you and your friends as Preferred Guests! Thank you again, Bill
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Fantastic property for a family reunion!

  • 4 of 5

Dear Bill - Loved the Tree House and Bird's Nest! It was the perfect location for our family reunion in Cooperstown for 16! Having been in the Hotel business for most of my career with Marriott and other hotel companies, I appreciated all your attention to detail and help planning details of our vacation. The Pontoon boat rental turned out perfectly with the side benefit of proving a very comfortable place for the adults to lounge on the dock while the kids swam and enjoyed the trampoline float! We had a great round of golf on the beautiful Leatherstocking Course and enjoyed a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the new outdoor amphitheater at the Fenimore Art Gallery along with a great visit to the Farmer's Museum and of course the Baseball Hall of Fame. Thanks again for everything! Bob

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a week!! Bob, thanks for taking the time to share details of your reunion and of all that you accomplished in 7 days! Cooperstown is so rich in cultural attractions and the assortment of outdoor recreational activity is almost endless. So happy you were able to experience a nice assortment of both. We hope you'll take advantage of our Preferred Guest invitation and plan a return visit. You and your family are always welcome! Liz and Bill
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Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

House and host were amazing! Great for large groups. Plenty of space, clean.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And your family is amazing! Thanks for being great guests!! Liz and Bill
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with the Treehouse and Birds Nest! We were traveling to Cooperstown for the Dreams Park, and the Treehouse and Birdsnest were home to 5 families for the week. Plenty of room for all of us! There was plenty to do for the siblings when we weren't at the ballpark, and the boys loved having the afternoon to come and swim, kayak, and jump on the trampoline. Owners were very easy to work with and responded immediately when we had requests.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janice and thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It was so nice to have had the chance to say hello to you and and some of your companions in person. Liz and I are always delighted when our guests enjoy their visit to Cooperstown and their stay at our home. Your group was a delight to host and we hope to see you back in the future! Liz and Bill
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A Quality Dream House in a Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

The Treehouse and Bird's Nest are truly dream properties! We've rented many times (this is our first through VRBO) and usually the homes we rent look beat. You can tell they are rental properties. You place was not like that at all!! Everything was pristine and quality adorned. My Mom and Dad felt luxuriantly spoiled as we celebrated their 50th Anniversary.

We will keep your properties in mind next time we decide to take a trip to "paradise". :-)

It was great doing business with you!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy and thank you for taking the time to share your observations and rental experiences. We agree, there are BIG differences between vacation homes! Our goal with the homes we own and manage is to provide guests with an experience that we ourselves would like to enjoy. All of our homes are dedicated vacation destinations (none are lived in year round and vacated just for the rental period...yuck!) We appreciate your input very much!! Be well, Liz and Bill
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Otsego Golf Course, Leatherstocking Golf
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Alex and Ika's
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Royal Mountain
Car: necessary

A premier lakefront home directly on Otsego Lake with 200' of private shoreline provides for all types of water activities. Relax at the elevated bluestone patio overlooking the lake. Watch the kids swimming and fishing from the 50' long dock. Bring your own powerboat or rent one and dock it right in front of the home. Kayaks and canoe included.

This handcrafted home will provide you with lifelong memories!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Cooperstown, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall/Holidays 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.68
Property Damage Protection £43.93
Refundable Damage Deposit £744.5
Tax Rate 4.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to reservation confirmation. We strongly recommend you consider purchasing vacation trip insurance. If you cancel with no insurance in place, and we re-rent the homes, we will refund your payment up to the amount for which the home is re-rented less 20% fee. Max of 12 overnight guests in The Treehouse and 4 guests in The Birds. Max of 4 day guests. No team parties, gatherings or team visits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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