Escape to a natural oasis for family filled fun, guys trips, girls weekend, or a romantic getaway. This perfect vacation location is a 4 bedroom 2 bath partial log home that easily sleeps 13 in beds but also includes 2 recliners, a sectional, and plenty of floor space for blow up mattresses or sleeping bags giving the sleeping capacity up to 20 people. Staying in? Start your day right with Foldgers in your cup, home comes equipped with a coffee maker. The basement is a game room. 72' plasma tv with direct tv service, pool table, shuffleboard, a bar for byob entertaining, the kids can easily hook up any gaming system too. Treadmill included for your own personal workout needs. Wood burning stove for the cozy mountain feel. Outside...67 acres of trails for hiking, sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, or ATVs. 5 acres of open field for your group to play any sports game. BBQ or picnic? The wrap around deck has chaise lounges, and outdoor table for eating, a man's dream grill, and plenty of seating. Relax in the comfy hammock located under the apple tree, during the right season they can be picked right on the spot. Plenty of logs for sitting around the backyard fire pit enjoying freshly roasted s'mores while breathing in the pure crisp country air. Endless space to play fetch with your four legged friends. Entertaining the kids? Board games and toys available, or many kid-friendly tv channels for a movie to watch in either the basement game room or in the first floor living room. Cooking? Plenty of utensils and dinnerware, large fridge to stock up when you arrive, lots of cabinet space, pots and pans, microwave, wonderful Amana oven/stove, and a dishwasher to make cleanup easy. Got a little dirty? Full laundry room with folding counter and washer and dryer. Headed out for the day? So many options... Like to antique? Historic downtown Franklin has lots of great finds in their antique stores. Golfer? There are so many 18 hole courses in this area you could play a different one each day of your stay, also in nearby Oneonta there is a unique disc golf course too. Theater lover? Downtown Franklin has a playhouse just minutes from the house, also nearby Oneonta is home to 3 universities that host plays on a regular basis. Baseball fan? Nearby Cooperstown is the home of The Baseball Hall of Fame, they have so many activities for the children including day training and multi-day camps. The family can take in an AA minor league game at the Oneonta Outlaw's field. Sportsman? Clay shoot at the nearby Oneonta Sportsman Gun Club, fish at the East Sidney Lake Dam right down the road or take a drive to Whitney Point lake. Bring your kayaks and canoes, the Susquehanna River runs right through the area. Beach day? Take the family to the East Sidney Lake for the day, lifeguard on duty for swimming and sand beach for tanning. Swimmer? Downtown Franklin has a free entry community pool, the KOA has a community pool for a very small fee just down the road, or nearby Sidney has a free community indoor pool. Skier? The Catskills mountain range offers many ski resorts within an hour to two hour car trip. Day trip for the kids? Take a 40 minute scenic ride to Howe Caverns where the family can travel 32 floors underground to take a boat ride around an original cave of the Catskills while looking for gemstones. In the spring the family can visit the Delaware County Fair in Walton, about a 20 minute drive from the house. The fair has games, rides, and vendors making for a great day at any age. Mini golf, roller skating, movie theater, and bowling all located in nearby Oneonta. Once a week in the fair weather months the family can visit a drive-in movie theater. Within an hour drive the family can visit historic Roscoe to tour old fashioned railroad cars. Adults enjoy a good brew? Not only are there many pubs and bars within a short drive but also this region is known for local beers, you can go to multiple breweries in the area. Women like wine? In the next region over in the fingerlakes there are many vineyards to visit. Adults... Each Saturday night there are bands for dancing and country line dancing just a quick drive down the hill at Babcock's night club. Foodie? This area has so many eateries that range from the simple burger and wings to a five star sit down dining experience. Looking for history? Delhi, the Delaware County seat, is just a 20 minute drive and Albany, the state capital can be reached in about 80 minutes. Needless to say, there are activities for any visitor at any time of the year. Whether you are scheduling day trips or off the mountain activities or staying at the house for peace, relaxation, or adventure you will be sure to have a pleasant and fun filled stay with us.
Inside the house...
Laundry room - washer and dryer, iron, softener and detergent.
Living Room - television with direct tv, 2 recliners, 3 seater sofa that is a convertible futon to sleep 2 at night, windows that offer scenic views of the mountain range, pillows and blankets for comfort, wood burning fireplace, subtle lighting.
Kitchen - oven/stove, microwave, all dinnerware, utensils, and cooking supplies included, counter space, bright lighting, refrigerator/freezer, grill and grilling instruments... Just bring food and you are ready to go!
Dining Room- large table that sits 6, open layout to living room for spill-over as well as outdoor patio table.
Coat closet for storage.
All linens, pillows, blankets, and towels included.
Downstairs bathroom, full with tub.
Bedroom with twin bed, sitting area, and dresser. Sleeps 1
Bedroom with twin bunks and full sized futon for daytime sitting and nighttime sleeping, dresser and closet. Sleeps 4.
Master bedroom with queen bed, 2 closets, dresser, double windows for scenic view, multi-tone lighting, and tv with direct tv satellite. Sleeps 2.
Upstairs bedroom- 2 twin beds, 2 dressers, closet, and full sized futon my daytime sitting and nighttime sleeping. Sleeps 4.
Upstairs Bathroom- full, stand up shower.
Basement- game room. Pool, shuffleboard, 72' tv with direct tv satellite connection, wood burning stove, outside sliding door entrance to fire pit, service bar for byob, sectional sofa.
Games and toys for the kids. No A/C but it is not necessary with the constant cool breeze from the valley. Gas heat. Propane included for the grill. Bug spray, sunscreen, and medical supplies available. Logs for all fireplaces and fire pit.
Numerous churches nearby, hospital located within 20 minutes.
Customized push button z-wave door lock. Guests will be given a combo to use for the length of their stay, no need to worry about carrying or losing a key!
House is fully equipped with an ADT Security system so guests can be at ease.
Large driveway to accommodate many vehicles, tow up those ATVs and ride for acres.
Forgot milk or eggs? Quickway, the local convenience store is just a quick ride down the mountain. Don't want to make breakfast or lunch? Dawn's Deli is just downtown as well.
Looking for something specific or have questions about the area? Just contact Discovery Vacations and we will be happy to point out all of the activities this area offers as well as to help you plan your perfect getaway!
2400 sq. ft.
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Children's television shows available. Many activities for the kids both on the property and locally.
Discovery Vacations is a pet friendly destination
Outdoors only, no smoking inside the house.
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Must be 25+
Events Welcome at the discretion of the owner. Please inquire.
Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 13-20
Master: 1 queen
Egyptian sheets, plush comforter, view, TV, closet & dresser
Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single
Single room with sitting space and dresser
Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon
Living room futon turns into full sized bed, sleeps 2
Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon
Sleeps 3, 2 twins bunked and full sized futon
Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
2 twins, 1 full futon, closet & 2 dressers, sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower Downstairs
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower Upstairs
Kitchen & Dining
Additional seating available in hall closet adjacent living room and on outside patio
Dining Area Seats:
Dishes & Utensils
Not available but not necessary. Cool breeze constantly blows up the mountain.
Wood burning fireplace in downstairs living room, fire out outside.
Fitness Room / Equipment:
Iron & Board
Boom box upstairs and hundreds of music channels on satellite tv
Shuffleboard, pool, board games, toys
3 TVs including a 72' plasma
Upstairs library shelf
Satellite / Cable:
Direct tv service
No land line available, AT&T; works well in area, however, if connected to the wifi all providers of cell service should work
Pool & Spa
Downtown Franklin, Sidney, KOA
Lawn / Garden:
5 acres of open land, 67 acres of trails
In nearby Unadilla
Kayak / Canoe
Ski & Snowboard
Deck / Patio
Sports & Activities
Away From It All
Location & View
Ideal for any cross country skier or adventurous sled rider. The house is located on the top of a mountain with 67 acres of property below that consists of multiple trails for any skill level!
Farm fresh vegetables are readily available, pumpkin pick in the fall, see farm animals on any drive, drink fresh cow milk, and enjoy the fresh country air while escaping the city rush.
Discovery Vacations gives visitors the opportunity to serenity and privacy while creating their own resort like atmosphere which includes activities for adults and children of all ages.
Located in the heart of the Catskills, there are many ski resorts in the NY and PA areas that are within an hour to two hour drive...perfect for a day trip while visiting.
The property's wrap around deck allows visitors to see panoramic views of both the valley as well as the surrounding mountain ranges.
Hunting Small Game
Hunting Big Game
Cross Country Skiing