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Lakefront Property - Cooperstown 9 Minutes 5 Bathroom & 9 Beds

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Chalet, 7 Bedrooms + 4 Sunrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps10) more if for family reunion

We still have some great suites available for the summer and fall of 2018. As you prepare to bring your family to Cooperstown, whether for baseball, a family vacation or Opera, we should be a top choice for your lodging.

Hundreds of families have chosen the Sleeping Lion On The Lake. We are a lakeside lodge with 4 individual suites. Conveniently located 9 minute drive to Cooperstown and about 15 minute ride to Cooperstown Dreams Park. Also, just 1.5 miles up the road is the Glimmerglass Festival. We have 4 individual suites and depending on your sleeping needs you can rent all four at a discounted rate or just one. Rates vary between our suites

Suite 4 $975.00 sleeps two

Suite 3 $1,450.00 sleeps five

Suite 1 and 2 $1,250.00 each sleeps 3

As you prepare to travel to Cooperstown, possibly bring your family for the baseball experience, make the Sleeping Lion your choice of lodging like hundreds of other families.

You're on vacation so why wait better than a 1/2 hour to use the bathroom? Why be crammed into a house that is shared with 10 others when you can all still be together but each have your own private space for the same or less money. Why not wake up and enjoy your first cup of coffee on the deck overlooking the lake.

Sure, other places sleep 10, 12 or more but have 2 bathrooms, it just doesn't work! We excel at vacations and have remarkable competitive WEEKLY RENTALS! Don't get squeezed into a loud, old rental property or expensive hotel when you can be in your own modern lakeside property, have your own kitchen and live on your own schedule with your friends enjoying the same comforts in one of our 4 suites as well. You can do all this at roughly the same or less price of a house.

Sleeping Lion is located on Otsego lake about 9 minutes (6 miles) from downtown Cooperstown. We have private lake frontage with a large dock and more decks than you will know what to do with. Enjoy the freedom of wireless, watch your flat screen TV with DVDs and the air conditioned comfort while on your vacation.

You shouldn't have to worry about traffic when you get out of your car so we have private, safe, off street parking. You each have your own, off street, parking spot. Check out our guest comments below.

Call me to discuss how we can accommodate you.

40 families have already reserved their suites. We have folks coming in from CO, TX, NJ, NC and FL, CA, ME, NJ, MI, MA and the list is growing.

If all of you don't want to be at the ball park or in museums every minute you can take your coffee down to the lake and sit on the deck looking over the lake spotting the bird life at the water. Walk down and sit on the dock with your feet in the water while reading your favorite book, lay in a lounge chair and get some sun or catch a nice swim.


We are from New Jersey and stayed at your Sleeping Lion and we won the entire tournament.

'Sleeping Lion Rocks'

We really enjoyed this warm, comfortable place. It was truly convenient for myself and the boys to see it all. We especially appreciated the lake in all its splendor. We will spread the word. Thanks for all you did.

The Gantz

New Jersey

This place is cozy and warm. It is a close to perfect as it gets.

Ray & Owen

We had a great time...views are great...room is cozy...close to everything.

Be back soon.

Ken & Gina Sparta , NJ

This is such a great location. The view across the lake, spring, summer and fall are spectacular, and the rooms were very comfortable. You feel right at home the moment you put your bags down. Will spread the word about this lovely lodge.


The Girisallos, Spart, NJ

What a perfect house for several families to share. We enjoyed our week of baseball at the Dreams Park and felt very welcome by the warm hospitality of the many Cooperstown people we met.


Carolyn & Ed

WOW! What fun we had here at the Sleeping Lion. We loved our cozy home away from home. Best of luck with the place.

Thanks for everything!

The McAleer Family

Thank you for having us as your first guest. The Sleeping Lion is a wonderful getaway.

The Cohen family.

We feel privileged to have been the 1st guest in # 4. The view of the lake is fantastic! Sleeping Lion has made our stay in Cooperstown extraordinary!

Thank you, Mike & Kathy and Ray the Virginia Aces.

What a great get away. We really enjoyed the yard and relaxing by the lake. The suite is very comfortable. The Colorado Patriots.

Thank you for letting us have a great stay here. It has been great. Westminster, Colorado.

Great relaxing place. Beautiful view. Had a nice stay.

The Mays.

Thank you for the great stay at Sleeping Lion. The view is spectacular and peaceful. We hope to visit again soon.

The Johnsons, Glenview, Illinois.

The boys and parents all had a great time, loved your beautiful setting. Watching our kids have so much fun together outside of baseball setting will probably be one of our fondest memories of this trip.

The Mays.

To the Sleeping Lion - We were happy to stay here. This was our 4th trip to Cooperstown and we loved being lakeside. Hope to see you in 2 years.

The Fallons and The Glenview Blaze.

Wow! What fun we had here at the Sleeping Lion. We loved our cozy home away from home. Best of luck with the place.

The McAleer Family.


We are directly on Otsego Lake with 46 feet of private frontage, a private dock and lots of spots to relax. Our guests have been mesmerized by the view.

Otsego Lake is a natural glacier lake. When you look out over the water at Sleeping Lion Mountain you will find its beauty hard to put into words.

Unit 1 and 2 each have:

A Queen size bed area.

A sitting lounge area to watch the flat screen TV/DVD.

A sun room with twin bed

A private deck overlooking the lake

A kitchenette very adequately equipped to cook a meal

A bathroom

Each unit has at least one queen-size bed, with unit but units 1,2 and 3 have an additional twin in the sunroom. Every unit has lakeside view. Four units have sunrooms looking over the lake.

Cooperstown is only 6 miles away. We are in the heart of antique country so leave plenty of room for what you collect. If golf is your choice we have two golf courses within a 5 minute drive. If fishing, swimming, skiing or just relaxing are on your mind we have that as well. This is a great place to simply sit on the lake, read a book and do nothing else.

Unit #1: Has 10' ceilings with hand carved beams. This unit sleeps three, has a nice kitchen, bathroom, and view of the lake. And last year we refinished the sun room and the private deck overlooking the lake.

Unit #2: Has 10' ceilings with hand carved beams. This unit sleeps three, has a nice kitchen, bathroom, and view of the lake. And last year we refinished the sun room and the private deck overlooking the lake.

Unit #3: Is our biggest suite. It is on the second floor and has a sun room, living room, kitchen, bathroom, a private bedroom with private bath. Enjoy spectacular views from the large deck overlooking the lake.

Unit #4: Is on the second level, has queen-size bed, a kitchenette with dining area located in front overlooking lake, and a nice bathroom. Enjoy your private 200 square foot deck while having full view of the lake.

Our lodge was decorated and renovated throughout 2012. We spared nothing. Tile floors, nice rugs, great kitchenettes, new beds and plenty of pillows. We have an abundance of pictures which you can see on this site.

Our past guests are the people who bring our future guests. Read these thoughtful comments to determine if we are what you are looking for.

Always feel free to call me.

Have a safe trip wherever you go!!!


Keywords: Baseball Hall of Fame 6. 5 miles. Cooperstown 6 miles. On Otsego Lake. 1.5 miles from Glimmerglass Opera

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Noonan
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Greg Noonan

I'm a spontaneous adventurer. Pretty much no sport I won't try but most of the time I'm either biking, swimming, playing tennis or working on the properties. I spend my business day working with car manufactures and dealers to help improve their relationships with customers.

I've traveled to many countries in Europe, South America and most states in the USA. Last spring I traveled 6000 miles on a new Harley I bought at a charity auction in San Francisco. In February of 2017 I spent a month in Costa Rica. Since our guests have so many interests I often ask them to join in on some of the sports we play, and yes, they are usually better than I am.

Since this is your vacation I like to talk with the people looking at the Sleeping Lion to make sure this is the right place for you. Often I have 5 or more conversations before we confirm a reservation. Since I've had 100% satisfaction we can be pretty sure you will enjoy the same experience our previous guests have.

Greg Noonan purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Greg Noonan chose Cooperstown

You are in vacation so you need to enjoy it.

Hundreds of families have enjoyed a week long vacation at The Sleeping Lion On The Lake. Save money on dining by using your kitchen. Private decks on lake. I also own VRBO 330704 and often groups rent both properties.

So when you are trying to figure out where to stay I suggest you look very carefully at what you want for your week vacation stay. If you don't want water but do want to be in the think of downtown traffic then probably should stain in town. I you like waking up on the water, catching a morning swim and eating breakfast on the dock, the Sleeping Lion is your place.

What makes this lodge unique

Live on Lake

Private Suite

Boating and swimming out your front door.

Easy drive to Glimmerglass Festival 5 minutes

Easy drive to Dreams Park 15 minutes

Easy drive to Cooperstown 10 minutes

You can swim in the morning, play golf in the afternoon and bike in the evening.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Cooperstown in Town of Springfield

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Each suite has at least one bathroom with Suite 3 having 2. We have a total of 5 bathrooms in the four suites combined.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin is in sunroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin is in sunroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room Queen Sofa bed, sunroom with twin + Queen bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , has private bathroom
  • Suite 1 has a Queen size with twin bed in sunroom Suite 2 has a Queen size with twin bed in sunroom Suite 3 has a Queen size bed with private bath, Queen couch in living room with twin bed in sunroom Suite 4 has a Queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Each suite has wireless Internet, new flat screen TVs with DVD. No Smoking & No Pets, Private, off street parking for each suite for 1, possibly 2 cars.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wow, so much more than we expected.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, on the lake for morning coffee, then quick drive to Cooperstown for breakfast. Next time we are staying for a full week.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family and Fishing friendly CDP retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Close enough to CDP, but far enough away to feel like a true vacation destination. My parents stayed with me and Greg was an amazing host to us all, full of local insight which was much appreciated. We rented a pontoon at a nearby marina for the day before CDP check-in and the day after we were eliminated from the tournament. We caught some of the biggest Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass I have ever seen. Lake Ostego provides a beautiful and scenic backdrop with Eagles flying about. This property is a great value for access to the lake and proximity to town.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parker, CO

Get Away from the CDP Madness for some Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We were in Cooperstown for the CDP tournament. Sleeping Lion lived up to all our expectations, the views were fantastic and it was a great place to wind down and relax away from all the craziness of the tournament and downtown Cooperstown. Greg did everything he could to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. While it is a short drive to downtown and CDP we very much enjoyed the ability to find some piece and quiet away from all the commotion.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd son and trip to Cooperstown

  • 5 of 5

Wow! It's always a risk when you rent a house sight unseen We hit gold It was perfect The view was stunning and perfect distance from downtown and the ballpark We stayed in the other side of the lake last time and this side is preferred (the distance is less and drive is not as frightening with hair pin curves at 50mph in the pitch black!)

Fishing was spectacular Caught a dozen fish (4 different types) off the dock Kids were in heaven. It also has multi level decks-a great added touch The owner was incredible friendly, gracious and very accommodating The house suited our needs: to sleep and get a bite to eat The rest of our time was spent outside enjoying the fabulous lake and baseball See ya in 3 years Greg!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherman Oaks Ca

Dream Park Escape

  • 5 of 5

While my son played baseball in Dreams Park (23 min away) we got to escape to the lake in between games.

We had all the comforts of home PLUS the lake - swimming, boating, rowing, fishing, fire pit, gas and charcoal grill and a deck that over looks it all!

The owners hospitality is exceptional! Couldn't have felt more welcome.

Love the Sleeping Lion!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Lakeside luxury at the Sleeping Lion!

  • 5 of 5

As Mark Twain might say, you can go to heaven if you want, but I'll stay at the Sleeping Lion. Visiting this this unique Inn was a remarkable experience. With views overlooking the majestic Lake Otswego, a trip to the Sleeping Lion makes the perfect family getaway, romantic rendezvous, or in my case, lakeside luxury for the business traveler. There are ample water sports activities to enjoy, great fishing, easy access to numerous NY businesses and attractions plus you might have the good fortune to see native wildlife like nesting bald eagles. And if you time it right, you can see a moon rise that you will never forget. If this wasn't enough the staff at the Lion make you feel like family. If your plans include time in Cooperstown, NY, the Sleeping Lion is the choice for you.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Many establishments in Cooperstown
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Otsego Golf Club
Nearest Train
46 Miles
Amtrak Utica
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Blue Mingo,
Car: recommended

Sleeping Lion is a 9 minute from Cooperstown and we have 4 individual suites in one large lodge. All suites have private entrance. We have private lake frontage.

Suite 1 and 2 are $1250 each for the week and have queen bed in main room and twin in sunroom. They have kitchens, bathroom and private deck on the lake.

Suite 3 additionally has living room with queen bed couch and sunroom with twin and has a second bathroom as well as a deck. It is $1450.

Suite 4 has queen bed, kitchenette, bathroom and sun room. $975

The short drive to Cooperstown is far enough away to miss the noise and crowds of village. We are 1 mile south of Glimmerglass Opera and if you are lucky enough to be here the 3rd week of the summer months you can join me at our fly-in pancake breakfast 3rd Saturday of each month.

While you may be here for a baseball tournament, museums, wedding, family visit or vacation, The Sleeping Lion offers relaxation for all. Regardless what your interests are you're only minutes away from a nice swim, round of golf, tennis, a nice country bicycle ride or lounge reading a book overlooking the water from your deck off of your sunroom.




Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

We do not offer a refund policy 6 months or later from time of stay. We do offer the opportunity to come back some other time and stay.
The Sleeping Lion is a large lodge with 4 individual suites. We have private lake frontage and are very conveniently located to Cooperstown.

Suite 1 and 2 each have: Kitchen area Queen Bed, Bathroom and a deck overlooking the lake for $1,250.00 week

Suite 3 has: Private bedroom with private bath and Queen bed, a living room with Queen couch, a sunroom with twin bed
a 2nd bathroom and a kitchen. There is also a large deck for dinning overlooking the lake. $1,450.00 per week.

Suite 4 has: Bedroom with a kitchenette, sunroom, bathroom an deck overlooking the lake for dinning outside your door. For details email me at gnoonan.cei@gmail.com with any questions or call me 607-437-3061 though to best understand this wonderful lakeside property. $975.00 per week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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