About Abner's Retreat
Scenic Country Getaway
Abner's Retreat Pond Dock
Observe nature's beauty in privacy. This pondside property offers pastoral views in a tranquil setting just minutes from Oneonta and Cooperstown. Watch the geese swimming in the pond and the livestock grazing from a lovely terrace or relax by the fire pit and gaze at a million stars.

Your hosts, the Howards, have over twenty years of customer service experience. Located close to their work and home, Abner's Retreat guests benefit from that experience and proximity resulting in a perfect stay every time.
  1. Abner's Retreat Pondside View Exterior
  2. Abner's Retreat Dining Area and Kitchen A
  3. Abner's Retreat Pond with Geese
“We loved this place. Beautiful scenery on a farm with a pond and fire pit. The apartment is new and and well decorated. Plenty of space for a family of four. The owners were very attentive to our needs and went the extra mile to make sure we had a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend Abner's Retreat to anyone coming to Cooperstown. It is a 20 minute drive to Dreams Park but worth it. Also great for two families to share with two apartments and an adjoining door."                                                     Shelley M. - GA

“What a complete pleasure to stay in unit A of Abner's Retreat! This is a real gem of a property! We loved our time here! Alysia and Tom were very welcoming, kind-hearted, and accomodating. The property sits in a tranquil setting on  a working farm and large pond. The views are breath-taking with rolling mountains in the background. We enjoyed a roaring fire in the fire pit by the pond, complete with s'mores. The property is incredibly clean, modern, and comfortable. We fully intend on returning, perhaps as soon as next month to catch the changing of the leaves. The proximity to Cooperstown is also a real plus: with a short 20-minute drive, we were in baseball nirvana. Loved this place!"   (5 Stars - VRBO)                 Trevor B. - PA

“This cabin was perfect for our family. Close to the All Star Village, restaurants, and stores yet provided immense privacy on this beautiful property on a hill. Rental is new and well appointed. The view outside was wonderful and fishing at the pond next to the cabin was a great bonus. Best part of our visit has to be the thoughtful owners, the Howards. They stayed in communication with me from booking, to arrival, to departure. I would highly recommend this property and personally hope my younger son will play baseball here in a future summer so that we could try to rent this property again. ."     ( 5 Stars, VRBO)                     Hun S. - CA

“Excellent experience. Beautiful natural surrounding and grounds, expecially the pond. Very close to All Star Village if you're going there for baseball. Near great restaurants and shops anc close proximity to downtown Oneonta. Alysia is a great host."     (AIRBNB)                            Peter C. - NJ

“Finding this gem truly made our week in Cooperstown a special one! Nestled on the hill of a beautiful farm in Oneonta, NY this immaculate home is the perfect place for families looking for an alternative to hotels in the area. Nearly new everything, including lovely furnishings and appliances and not to mention the beautiful views! Wifi, tv's, grill, firepit and a stocked lake for fishing round out this gorgeous property. Located so close to shopping and All-Star Village. Thank you to the Howards for a gracious welcome and comfortable stay!."    ( 5 Stars, VRBO)                                               
                                                                    Dana S. - NJ

“This rental is brand new and immaculately renovated. It was so comfortable for our family to stay here! We couldn't have asked for better accomodations. It was private, yet still convenient to stores and restaurants. We enjoyed the fire pit at night right on the pond. The owners, who are right next door, were so nice and welcoming and very helpful with their suggestions on what to do in the area. I highly recommend this rental!"
                                                                    Barb Q. - NJ

“The space was recently renovated and the grounds were so peaceful!!  I wish that we were able to stay one more night to have a bonfire by the pond. Maybe next time."                                                   
                                                                    Cindy D. - CO