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Luxurious Log Home - 42 North Is Your Cooperstown Home Away

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

42 North is a luxuriously renovated 3 BR/2BA log home providing a gracious setting for enjoying the Cooperstown area in supreme comfort. Set on a gentle hillside, a wide front porch looks out over a large front lawn and mountain views while a private bluestone patio with a Weber grill and koi pond invites entertaining and relaxation outdoors. A newly paved driveway means easy access to all 42 North has to offer.

Inside, the renovated kitchen is complete with soapstone countertops, glass tile backsplash and all stainless appliances, including a wine refrigerator. A large center island with seating provides ample work space as well as a gathering place during meal preparations. The first of two bars provides an additional gathering spot. The combined dining and living room features bay windows and a beamed cathedral ceiling. A large dining table comfortably seats 8 and leather living room furniture is centered on a wood stove and flat-screen with surround sound. The game room features a classic slate pool table, wood paneled fireplace with thermostat-controlled propane stove, a large wet bar with beverage refrigerator, a 60” plasma TV with premium surround sound and BlueRay, and ample seating.

Each of the three bedrooms features queen-size Stearns & Foster pillow top mattresses, large closets, and excellent storage. One guest bedroom has a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The master bedroom en-suite is a full bath with storage, and the second full bath is shared by the secondary bedrooms. The master en-suite sports a river stone floored walk in shower and the guest bath a deep soaking tub. Both bathrooms were renovated less than a year ago with marble, high end fixtures and heat lamps to soothe away the chills of winter. Additional sleeping space to a capacity of 10 is provided by a sleeper sofa and futon in the game room.

All bedrooms and the game room are carpeted, bathrooms are tiled, and the remainder of the house sports warm pine flooring. Paint colors were selected to highlight the log walls help create a contemporary coziness that is irresistible.

An automatic whole house propane generator ensures weather will not adversely affect your ability to enjoy your stay. A Kinetico water system provides softened, iron-free water for bathing, laundry and drinking. The premium Samsung laundry machines feature steam settings - wrinkle free clothes and warm towels are readily had!

More Details

Tom Rusk
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Tom Rusk

A native of Ohio, I have lived in the Cooperstown area since 2009 and currently reside in the Village of Cooperstown.

Tom Rusk purchased this house in 2009

Why Tom Rusk chose Hartwick

This property was purchased for the adventure of log home living when I relocated to Central New York for work. Having lived in cities and visited family in rural areas, I was up for the adventure. That path has now included completely renovating the original main home (42 North), adding the garage and apartment (1 Phinney Creek@ 42 North) and continuing to tend the property, now for the use of guests. The property was simply too unique to sell when my wife and I moved into the Village of Cooperstown to occupy another adventure and project house - this time an 1885 Victorian. We are happy to be stewards of both properties and share 42 North with others.

What makes this house unique

42 North is conveniently located 12-15 minutes outside the Village of Cooperstown but with very easy access to area amenities. The nearest gas stations are about 4 miles away in either direction and the nearest groceries about 15 minutes away in either direction. Larger shopping centers are 35 minutes to the south and 45 minutes to the north.

In summer, 42 North is just far enough removed from area baseball tournament camps to be quiet and enjoyable yet convenient for families attending these camps.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hartwick in Exeter

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests are expected to enjoy 42North in a responsible manner. This includes maintaining and leaving the accommodations as you find them.
  • Should you note any maintenance concerns, have items break during your stay or simply have suggestions on amenities , please let us know.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Luxurious Log Home - 42 North Is Your Cooperstown Home Away
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Just bring your toothbrush

  • 5 of 5

Tom, an excellent host/owner and person, has everything else covered at 42 North. This home is solid, immaculate, and thoughtfully equipped throughout the kitchen, baths, and living spaces with high end furnishings and the little luxuries you appreciate when you’re away from home. The setting is private, safe and peaceful. If life brings you to the Cooperstown/Oneonta area, treat yourself to a stay at 42 North; it’s a true gem.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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First class vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our mid-January stay. The home far exceeded our expectations... very clean, beautifully furnished, with everything we needed. Despite some significant snow during our visit, the driveway was promptly plowed and we were able to easily get out and drive to Cooperstown. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend this home for others... no matter the season!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious, clean, comfortable and a very quiet setting. Tom was great to work with. We were there while it was snowing and -11, it was great to have the fire place going and just enjoy the evenings when we would return from exploring the area. Great restaurants and breweries just a short drive away. We also visited Windham mountain for snowboarding and the spa which was about hour and half away but a beautiful drive. Would love to visit again in the fall or spring to enjoy the outdoors of the property.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. Tom was very responsive and the place was nice and clean.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time renting this home and I look forward to returning. Tom is a great host, very responsive and helpful. His place is so beautifully appointed and meticulously cared for. It's convenient to Cooperstown and area attractions and it has everything we needed. I'd come up simply to stay in the house, work, relax and enjoy family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience - excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Cooperstown. The Baseball Hall of Fame has been on our bucket list for some time. We are experienced VRBO renters and have always had excellent experiences with the properties we select. 42 North was no exception – what a nice property! The location was perfect for us, quiet and convenient. Only a short drive into Cooperstown. The house and grounds are well-maintained, and I enjoyed so much checking on the frogs at the fish pond out back each day. The house is beautifully decorated, organized and clean. The beds and linens were comfortable and quality. While we didn’t cook much, the kitchen appeared fully-equipped and we appreciated that the house was stocked with the necessities (paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, hand soap, etc.) We were so glad that we were allowed to bring our dog and we enjoyed playing ball with her in the nice large yard. The owner, Tom, stopped by to welcome us and answer any questions we had. Fall was a perfect time to visit and the weather was great. Although we could only stay a couple days, we got to visit the Hall of Fame and nearby Hyde Hall mansion, and were glad to be there during the Fall Harvest Festival at the Farm Museum, and visited Brewery Ommegang. We also enjoyed using the Visitor’s Trolley to get around town and met some nice people while on board.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hartwick, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017-2018
2 Dec 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £36.1 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £288.84
Tax Rate 4.0%

42 North is a non-smoking property and no baseball team or other large parties are permitted.

Check in is 4pm or after unless otherwise agreed. Check out is preferred by 9am and no later than 11am so that we may prepare for guests arriving the same day. In summer checkout is required by 9am unless other arrangements have been agreed upon.

Minimum stays shown may be flexible - please contact us for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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