The Thistle Hill Residence

cooperstown , hudson valley
4 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
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$460 - $500 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
1 queen
3 full / double
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

Perfectly appointed for a family stay with a full kitchen and family-sized dining area, ample bedrooms for children, au pairs, and parents with a private master suite (full bath and walk-in closet). The neighborhood is private, very quiet, scenic and peaceful yet close to all attractions and restaurants and just minutes to the village of Cooperstown. It has a large side yard with an outdoor fire pit - great for family campfires under the stars, and chasing fireflies.

Why Kids Love it

Plenty of inside and outside games and books for kids under 10, art supplies, a ping-pong table and WiiU for the whole family. A crib, high chair, and a baby bath can be provided on request. A beautiful setting for your budding young nature photographers, birdwatchers, and young naturalists. Thistle Hill is perfect for chasing and catching fireflies and looking for night sky constellations.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights. The residence is safe and secure and stair gates can be provided on request. There is ample parking; the garage/barn is locked and not accessible. No pets; no smoking. Water for this residence is from a well. The water is treated, safe and potable. There is Direct TV service and internet router. The house has radiant floor heating and a gas fireplace for winter months and central air conditioning for summer.

About the Location

The residence is a great country getaway only 4 miles from Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame and other attractions. Thistle Hill sits on a gentle knoll with amazing long-distance views of the rolling hills and western sunsets. It is 1 hour by car from Albany airport and approximately 4 hours from New York City by car. Local trolley service into the village is an option but a car is generally essential.

Accommodation Details

This 4 bedroom 2-story residence has an open-plan family room/dining room/kitchen, plus office with local landline, living room with fireplace, powder room half bath, basement game room with ping pong table and WiiU. On the second floor there is a master king bedroom with ensuite bath and walk-in closet, another king bedroom, a queen bedroom and a large dorm-style room with 3 double beds. Second floor laundry area with front-loading washer and dryer and full bathroom. Outside there are 2 porches, one south facing and one north facing which is a covered patio with teak furniture for dining. Stone fire pit with 4 Adirondack chairs.

Style Notes

Bright, light, sophisticated rustic with modern touches. The residence has a mix of antique accessories and modern furniture, spa quality linens, playful color, 2 rocking chairs and Native American accents in the children's dorm room. Outside, there are landscaped gardens with blooming perennials, wildflowers, and an "almost" regulation bocce ball court.

Peg D.
Member since June 23, 2015
I am an artist, designer and educator. Our family loves traveling anywhere! We especially love good food destinations! I joined Kid & Coe to share our very special countryside retreat in the child-friendly historic village of Cooperstown in Upstate New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, New York State Carousel, the Farmer's Museum (Living History Outdoor Museum), The Fenimore Museum (Folk Art and Native American), Otsego Lake and home of James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans and The Deerslayer. Come visit!

1 review

Dianna A.
Visited in September 2018
Thistle Hill was absolute perfection! Such a serene getaway spot. The views from the home are postcard perfect! Everything from the comfortable beds with thick duvets and soft sheets, fluffy towels, and multiple places to relax and read or play a family board game set this home up for a wonderful family weekend. My kids loved playing with the bean bag toss in the backyard and roasting marshmallows for s'mores in the firepit, followed by some excellent stargazing. The location feels remote and tranquil yet is only a few minutes from downtown Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame. There was everything we needed and more to cook meals in the well-stocked kitchen. So many thoughtful touches, and Peg was very responsive when we had any questions. Highly, highly recommend a visit to Thistle Hill

Cooperstown , Hudson Valley

Baseball, farming history and Otsego lake

Cooperstown, west of Albany, is a charming village with a few stellar attraction for families. Check out the National Baseball Hall of Fame, full of facts about the sport, then stroll to the town’s farmer’s market and Otsego Lake. Parents will love the antique shops and great restaurants while kids can learn to ride, swim in the lake in summer or ride the historic carousel in the historic Farmer’s Museum.