Thank you for your interest in my Boondocking location. 😁
My home is in the center of Schoharie County upstate New York, right in the middle of Cooperstown NY & Albany NY along I-88. It is an area with beautiful forest and country farmland. Plenty of hiking and kayaking possibilities.
My home is a 2-story cape on an acre of land, outlined in the back by woods. I have a fire pit and plenty of room if you wish to set up tents as well. The driveway is blacktop on a slight incline, about 50 ft long..(this is the main parking, unless the bottom field is dry, and then you are welcome to park there).The turn into the driveway is tighter, so although the driveway is longer, it may be more difficult to turn a vehicle in if it is over 33 feet, (unless there is a bend in the middle ,like an item you're towing)
* It is best to enter the driveway (or the field BEFORE my house) coming UP the hill from North St or North Grand St. You may bottom out coming from the other direction.
* When the weather is dryer, there is a lower lot (1/2 acre, grass & pine trees, near grapevines) that can be parked on, but not near H2o hookup, (although access to h2o is still available near the house), and I can supply an extension cord to the field, if you need the 15 amp plug in.
Small & non-aggressive breed dogs allowed on a leash. Please realize , there is wildlife that come through my property often, such as deer , wild turkeys, possums , red foxes, raccoons, even an occasional coyote, so it is best that pets (or young children) are not left unattended.
The fall is beautiful leaf-peeping season here.
I have concord grape vines that are usually ripe by September or October, that you are welcome to help yourself to. (I harvest some of them to make my own jams, but you are welcome to whatever I don't, or the animals don't, help themselves to)
I also end up with a field of Japanese lanterns that are wonderful for cutting and drying and putting in floral arrangements.
I am just outside the village of Cobleskill , which contains plenty of restaurants , diners , a Walmart, Dollar General, Price Chopper grocery store, SUNY Cobleskill, Howes Caverns, and even a small local movie theater.
Although just outside the village, I do have a few neighbors and ask that you are respectful to them please, with no loud music, partying , excessive drinking. Noise ordinance for my area is quiet time between 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
I do have 15 amp plug in , in the front or the back of my home , as well as a hose connection for water. Water is on well water. I do not require any deposit for use of electric or water, I just ask that you are respectful to the amount used.
I do have my own 22 foot Skoolie parked alongside the blacktop driveway where you would park your vehicle, (unless on lower grass lot) which I can move, if you need me to, so you have more room to park.
I ask for at least 24-hour notice, since I am frequently traveling, so if I'm not there, I may still be able to have someone over see your stay, and make sure things are set up for you.
Excessive drinking, partying, or loud music.
Although smoking on the property is allowed, it is not something I am thrilled about, and I ask that you please do not use my property as an ashtray, since I am right on the border of woods.
I ask that you keep an ashtray for your discarded cigarettes. If I do find that you are throwing used cigarettes around my property, you will be asked to leave.
If you do have a dog, please clean up after him or her. Please make sure your pet is always on a leash , either a hand leash or a ground leash.
Quiet time is between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Please no generators during this time.
All I ask is for common sense and respect for my neighbors and I, and for you to enjoy yourself while you're in the area.
If there is anything I can do to help assist you while you are here, please don't hesitate to let me know, otherwise I will pretty much stay to myself, to respect your privacy.
Parking is on a blacktop driveway. (or grass field , if dry) It is on a rural blacktop road on a hill, turn into the driveway is a little tight. I have had vehicles up to 35 ft manage to pull into the driveway. Driveway does have a slant.
** PLEASE BE AWARE***
if you try to access the driveway or the field coming down the hill (turning Right into property), you may Bottom Out. It is BEST to ENTER Coming UP the hill, keeping my property on the left side and left turn into the driveway or field.
The field entrance is BEFORE my house/driveway when coming UP Quarry St.
** it is best to enter Quarry Street coming from either North Street or North Grand Street, (routes 145, 7 or 10)and then proceed UP the hill on Quarry Street.
tow vehicle can be parked on lower grass lot, (when not soaked wet from rain or snow)
Cooperstown : Baseball Hall of Fame (40 min)
Vroman's Nose Mt for hiking (local)
Bohringer's farm, (15min) for strawberry , raspberry, blueberry , apple picking
Albany /Capital District (40min)
Glimmerglass Lake (30min)
Lake George (1.5 hr)
SUNY Cobleskill Ag&Tech (local)
Howes Cavern (local)
Host was very helpful and kind. A lot of space on the grass in a beautiful scenery in fall. Lovely person
A short but lovely stay in Cobleskill, wish we could visit longer with our wonderful host.