Croquet Lodge is a 4 bdrm, 5.5 bath luxury, lakeside home set in an exclusive location, and surrounded by the natural beauty of Otsego Lake and Glimmerglass State Park. Ideal location for Opera enthusiasts, Professional Croquet players, and recreation-minded, responsible guests.
Welcome to Croquet Lodge where you will find a restful retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of Otsego Lake and Glimmerglass State Park.
Croquet Lodge has everything on hand that you need to make your vacation complete. The common areas are warm and open, creating many opportunities for group activities. The large living room with its soaring stone fireplace, invites you to gather for games, music, reading and movies. There is even a grand piano for group sing-a-longs. If you are more recreation-minded, head down to the finished, walk-out basement where you will find a rec room with a ping pong table, dart board and the convenience of a full bath. You’ll have lots of opportunity for friendly, competitive play here! Just be mindful of noise levels please. If the outdoors is more your recreation style, simply leave your front door and cross the boundary into Glimmerglass State Park where you will find sandy beaches, picnic areas, Hyde Hall, and several interesting hiking trails. You may even find the old covered bridge. If you need a break from the group, you will love the bedroom set-up. Each room is its own suite with private bath, lake views, and television.
Your kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessities. With lots of counter space and generous lighting throughout, (not to mention glorious lake views), cooking with, or for a group, has never been more pleasurable. The kitchen/dining area also has a wet bar with a bose docking station for your favorite tunes.
A relaxed evening spent on the grand covered deck, sipping your favorite cocktail, watching the sun set, or the stars twinkle over the water is sure to calm the soul!
There is a private dock at water's edge which serves as the launch point for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking, or for wetting your fishing line. (Sorry, we cannot accommodate motor boats).
Croquet Lodge is truly a safe and beautiful haven from which to create the summer vacation of your dreams.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Guests have full use of the house and dock areas. Only request is to please stay off the croquet court (unless you are a player for the professional croquet association) located in front of the house. This is a regulation court which requires constant upkeep and maintenance. Any use, and subsequent damage to the court will result in a loss of security deposit. There is a grassy area behind the property suitable for tossing and kicking around a ball or other outdoor play.
Atención a los huéspedes
I am just a phone call away, and more than happy to answer any questions, or take care of any needs that arise. I encourage you to communicate with me and to make me the first person you contact during your stay to ensure all is going well. While I am not on premises, the owners are frequently next door. The property caretaker, Charles, may need access to the basement during your stay to drain dehumidifies, and other recurring maintenance procedures.
Otros aspectos destacables
The owners live next door and are happy to share their home extended family home, however, the expectations are that all noise levels will be reasonable, and that there will be NO gatherings outside of the registered guests. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
No house parties or gatherings of any persons outside of the original guests. Owners are frequently next door, and appreciate quiet, responsible guests.
Maximum of 8 guests, includes children.
It is critical that guests stay off of the croquet court.
I'm a native upstate NY gal who loves the water! I am especially fond of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown. A day spent boating, or reading on the deck, weeding or planting in the garden, or cooking up a good meal for a group of friends, and sharing a glass of wine, is ideal!