|Per night||$200 - $250|
It sleeps 6+ in 2.5 bedrooms (a wall was taken out between two bedrooms, so one bedroom is quite large with a queen size bed on one side and a twin bed on the other side)
*1 queen bed (bedroom 1)
*1 single bed (bedroom 1)
*1 double bed (bedroom 2)
*2 full bathrooms
*full kitchen, dining and living room
*side porch with valley views
*back porch with forest views
*private waterfall & hiking trails
*large fenced in yard
*free domestic phone service
Maria Sol Romano
With an abundance of crystal water running down the mountains into its rivers, lakes, and picturesque creeks, the extraordinary natural beauty of the Schoharie Valley is one of the best kept secrets of New York. Originally inhabited by the Mohawak nation, the area has a rich history of local lore, Revolutionary War tales, and Native American legends.
There are an endless array of outdoor adventures in the area: hiking trails, camping sites, mountain bike trails, whitewater rafting/kayaking, and ski resorts, (the closest of which is Plattekill Mountain). Just a few miles from the house is Vroman's Nose, a mountain with a beautiful hour long hiking path and a spectacular view of the valley. Minekill State Park and the Gilboa dam are also within a 20 minute drive.
If antiquing is your thing, the area is an antique bargain-hunter’s paradise. The local shops offer a cornucopia od early Americana, turn of the century china and flatware, depression-era glass, etc..
For local flowers and produce, try Barber's Farmers Market or Shaul's Market. For organic local meat, Sap Bush Hollow is only 4 miles away ... and you can always pick your own fruit when it is in season at farms along route 30.
If you want to go exploring on a rainy day, you can head to the nearby town of Cobleskill to visit the underground waterfall of Howe's Caverns, spend a few hours at the Iroquois Museum, or catch a first run movie at the Park Theater for $4.00. Of course, you can also just stay home, curl up with a good book, and listen to the birds sing and the water falling all around you.
|Jan 01 2014||Jun 30 2015||$200||$250||$1,500||$3,500||2 nights|
|Jul 01 2014||Sep 10 2015||$250||$250||-||-||2 nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Deposits: $250 damage deposit required to hold reservation. Damage deposit will be returned to you within 48 hours after your stay.|
|Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: $120 cleaning fee $50 extra per dog ( please clean after your dog outside) $30 extra per person after 2 %35 discount for children under 10|
January 6, 2014
The Sparrow House was just the perfect getaway for my friends and I to enjoy upstate NY during the fall. Despite the chillier autumn temps the waterfalls were most enjoyable and a true hidden gem. The fire pit was a highlight for us - where we enjoyed good food, drink, conversation and stars!! Vroman's nose nearby offered spectacular views of the valley and was a pleasantly easy hike for all. The property was perfect for our cooped up NYC dogs who thoroughly enjoyed the weekend as well!! Bethany was so helpful and accommodating - we are definitely planning a trip back in the summer season. Thanks so much!!
Brooklyn, New York
October 19, 2013
The place was amazing! We went with our dog and another couple who also brought their dog and it was plenty of room for all of us. The dogs loved having the yard to run around in and we loved that it was fenced in and didn't have to worry about them. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and even a fire pit in the backyard to roast marshmallows on. The walk to the waterfall was fantastic and the dogs enjoyed swimming in the water. Even the drive up from the city is scenic. I'd recommend making the drive during daylight just so you can enjoy the views. Perfect weekend getaway, definitely recommend to anyone, but especially dog owners, looking to get a peaceful weekend in nature.
Long Island NY
July 24, 2013
Our family had a pleasure of being in Sparrow House for a week. We were very happy and satisfied with our stay.The cottage is in quite, private property with easy access to water falls.You can go to swim there and very likely that in this beauty you will be alone surrounded with calming splashes of falling waters. Mrs Bethany is very helpful and friendly and her directions and instructions are everything you need to go the area.We went to Vroman nose (local hiking object with magnificient views!) with 2 kids 4 and 9 and completed our stay filled with joy from the realm of Mother Nature.Strongly recommended it.
Shout out! We just got back from the farm cottage and it was heaven! We went with another couple who have an 8year old and an almost 2 year old and we all had a terrific time. It was even better than the pictures, a beautiful waterfall just a short hike down from the cottage.
We grilled every night, and the babies got to roam the perfectly kept, grassy fenced in yard. The hike down to the water was easy enough for us to take our babies (ehm, toddlers) down to the very private clay pools and waterfall. On top of that, the porch had a watercolor easel set up for the babes, as well as an inflatable pool, a swing set, and a hammock. At night we roasted marshmallows by the fire pit and drank wine. It was a lovely city escape. Many vegetable stands on the way up, and beautiful windy roads to bike on, as well as trails to hike.
It was truly a pleasure all around, and we were sad to leave the beautiful land.
Thanks so much!
-- Melissa (July 2013)
Subject: Re: this place is epic!
Date: July 8, 2013 6:29:19 PM EDT
Loving it here! This place is epic. We all love it do much! Those waterfalls are heaven! We all went swimming and cliff jumping today :) -- Monica G. (New York, NY)