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Historic Church


Property Details

Updated: Aug 3, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This historic church is part of an Historic Landscape District on the National Register. All the other houses in the village have been restored, making for lovely walks and the relaxed experience of being surrounded by nature and history. From the road the church appears as it has for the past 150 years, but inside it has been transformed into a spacious and unique vacation residence. Where the altar once stood large glass doors open onto a flagstone terrace with views of the hillside and fields.

The interior is loft-like in feel withspaces flowing from front to back and from downstairs to the upstairs via a large opening where the balcony boundary once existed. The dining / living area measures 34' X 18'. Upstairs is an entirely open 34' x 45' space with a working studio section and windows on all sides.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My family's property is on the hills above the valley where The church is located, the easternnost tributary of the Susquehana river that originates in Otsego Lake in Cooperstown. It is in the center of what remains of a small village, the old hotel, the lawyer's office, the old grange hall, and a two churches, both now renovated for weekend homes.

Speaks: english, spanish, greek

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Just Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I, along with another family visited the area because our boys were playing at Cooperstown Dreams Park for the week. Although I wish my daughter and I would have had more time to truly explore this historic church/home, we enjoyed the peaceful late nights and the comfortable place to lay our heads down at night after many hectic days. We were up early and off to the baseball fields every day and usually didn't get back to the house until 11 p.m. This home is truly a lovely place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yarmouth, Maine

Wonderful -- Quiet, Pretty and Serene

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a quiet and relaxing week in this unique property. No TV, no internet, sparse phone -- exactly what we wanted, though you can find free wifi in places nearby. Close enough to Cooperstown to enjoy the Hall of Fame and other attractions. This church has been renovated to a comfy and beautiful home. The kitchen was really nice as well! We highly recommend this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Yarmouth, Maine

Beautiful Space, Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a week at this beautiful historic church. The location is a bit remote, which is exactly what we wanted (no internet or TV reception but we were able to watch DVDs). This lovely home is within 45 minutes of Cooperstown and its many attractions. The kitchen is very nice as well. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This historic church is not your standard neutral rental property. It is filled with family furniture, and upstairs is a printmaking and painting studio.It is an artist's loft in the country.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Cooperstown is 18 miles away over the hills, a lovely drive. There is a fishing stream in the valley, and there are many hikes in the area.


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Weekly Rate: $950 + $75 cleaning fee

Monthly Rate: $2500 - $2500

The rate for one week is $900.
The rate for a full month is $2500.
Rental season is summer and non-heating months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

Lots of indoor space, quiet, lovely back patio, and lots of hiking right out the back door.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Two double beds are in loft area.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, Gaggeneau oven and Miele electric cooktop. We recycle and have a composting system. There is one bedroom on the first floor, and upstairs there are two double beds. On the patio is a Tuscan grill for barbeques, and a hammock for relaxing.

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