This is a view of the Sleeping Lion from the lake.You'll love it so much you'll feel like walking on water.
Sleeping Lion
Hosted by Greg
Greg is the host.
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Private efficiency suites on Otsego Lake minutes to Cooperstown, NY. Private entrances and decks, Queen bed in main rooms and twin in sunrooms depending on suite available. They all have kitchenette, bathroom full internet.

Swimming and fishing on property.

The space

This a 4 suite guest lodge and, depending on availability 1 will be booked for you. The unit will have either a Queen bed in main room and a twin bed in sunroom or just a Queen bed. You have pots and pans to prepare a meal, an outdoor grill linens and towels. You need to bring swimming towels.

We do not do less than 3 night stays in summer and may have higher rates during the peak season. We tend to rent Friday - Friday weeks so may not be able to honor a request that starts on a Thursday.

Guest access

Each suite is unique but you will have a private entrance, bathroom, kitchenette and a deck for outdoor dinning or relaxing. Some units, have twin bed in sunroom.

Interaction with guests

We live in one of the suites on the bottom floor so are usually available to help but you are in your private suite and we do not interact with you unless requested.

Hundreds of guests have stayed and loved The Sleeping Lion.
Thank you,

Other things to note

You have a guaranteed parking spot. And you can't help enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.


Weekend Price £176 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Respectfully ask that music and TV be played conservatively so not to annoy other guests. After 10 Pm we ask for customs conversation should other guests be sleeping. No smoking on any deck attached to the lodge. Deck overlooking lake allows smoking unless other guests do not want smoking.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Gregory User Profile
July 2017
Greg is very personable. We stayed in apartment 4, which is a cozy efficiency with very comfortable bed, kitchenette with gas stove, sink, mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave and toaster oven, a delightful sun room which looks out over the deck, which looks out over Otsego Lake. What a great way to start and end the day, especially if you are in the area for the baseball tournaments in Cooperstown. We will certainly stay at Sleeping Lion again, if 3rd grandson's team gets to play there.

Melissa User Profile
August 2016
We had the best time at Sleeping Lion. The property is just as beautiful as it looks in the photos. Lots of small touches make you feel right at home. We went to visit the Glimmerglass Festival and could not have chosen a better place. It was conveniently located and Greg has the best combination of checking in on the guests and respecting their independence. He was such a warm host and we can't wait to return!

Theda User Profile
August 2016
A quiet, comfortable room with a small kitchen and a fabulous deck overlooking Lake Otsego. It had everything we needed for our long Glimmerglass opera weekend. Had plenty of electrical outlets which was handy for computers, chargers, etc. Thanks Greg.

Bradley User Profile
August 2016
Great location for visiting Cooperstown and Glimmerglass. It was great being by the lake and we enjoyed the views and the water. Greg was helpful and friendly and is very knowledgeable of the area.

Amanda User Profile
July 2016
Beautiful spot on a beautiful lake. The view was spectacular. Fun area to be in. Greg was so easy and helpful to work with. We enjoyed our stay and hope to make it back in a different season (we stayed in the summer). Thank you!
Greg User Profile
Response from Greg:
Thanks Amanda, Just went out to buy a new one. Appreciate your letting me know. Since I don't sleep there I would not have known and no one else told me. Greg
July 2016

Jayce User Profile
July 2016
Perfect getaway! Excellent views of the lake, comfortable room, and a great host! Couldn't have asked for a better spot.

Luke User Profile
July 2016
Great spot on the water. Beautiful setting beautiful property. Nice little efficiency suite

Cherry Valley, New York, United StatesJoined in January 2015
Greg User Profile

I would be described as an adventurer and just finished a 6 week motorcycle ride from CA to Tampa to Cooperstown, NY. I love flying small planes, bicycling, long distance swimming, tennis, golf and pretty much any sport. No doubt my favorite recent trip was to WW I, WW II sights in France and then a week in England and Wilmbeldon.

War Horse hands down favorite play. I'm a pretty creative cook and can bake and decorate a pretty mean birthday cake all from scratch.

I'd like to spend 3 months bicycling Europe from south to north in 2017 staying at small cottage like locations.

I hate bigotry and will not tolerate it in my life. All men and women are created equal. Your wealth does not determined your value to me.

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