80 Acres and House in Roseboom Cherry Valley near Cooperstown for Only $239,000

Your private retreat or a great place to host friends and family for long weekends? This contemporary Cape style home is situated in a woodland paradise with walking trails, views, private driveway and natural setting.

Roseboom panorama

House has an open living room with dining area, kitchen and sun room and powder room on the main floor.

Walk out porch runs full length of house and has ample room for entertaining or watching life in the valley below. Upstairs includes 3 bedrooms and a large bathroom. The basement studio has washer/dryer, storage, plus an ample finished studio/office with it’s own toilet and shower.

Outside is a large contemporary barn/machine-shop (60×30) plus a detached single car garage of ample proportions. A generator in the garage is wired to provide backup power to the house. Electricity lines are buried for safety, reliability, and an unobstructed view.

The property encompasses a wooded hillside with plenty of delightful walking trails and abundant wildlife, including deer and wild turkey. Offered with house on 65 acres plus additional parcels for close to 80 acres in which to roam. Several locations on the property are suitable for additional home sites, including a clearing with easy access to Hoose Road.

Ideal location for nature-lovers, adventurers, hobby farmers, hunters, city folk looking to decompress. Handy to historic Cooperstown and the opera. Easy access to Albany International, plus and Interstate or Amtrak to Manhattan.

For more details, contact the official agent for this property, Patricia Wingate at Cornerstone Properties. Owner is selling due to employment relocation.


A Pretty Kubota BX2230

Since Power Days are here I wanted to insert a photo of my Kubuta BX2230, 4WD diesel tractor with front end loader. Just love the color of this tractor.

Roseboom Antique Power Days Gets New Website

Just a quick note to let people know that there is now a website dedicated to Roseboom Antique Power Days. Nothing special yet, but it will help more people find the event on the Internet and hopefully generate even bigger attendance. If you would like to lend a hand with the site, please leave a comment here and we will let the organizers know.

2011 Roseboom Antique Power Days, August 20-21

Yes! Roseboom Antique Power Days are coming, August 20-21. Now in its 12th year, this great family event is held in the historic village of Roseboom, New York, not far from Cooperstown, at the Old Grange Hall. This two day celebration of rural life and antique machinery features:

  • Antique and classic tractors, trucks, and cars
  • Antique hit-and-miss engines
  • Old time domestic-agricultural-industrial machines
  • Chinese auction
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Outdoor church service Sunday
  • Tractor parade Sunday at 1PM
  • Tractor rodeo, food, and drink

You will also find plenty of crafts and demonstrations, a bake sale, and more, all in the beautiful countryside along Cherry Valley Creek.

Roseboom Antique Power Days

Here’s a Google map to help you find your way.

We hope you can make it!

Roseboomer Pushes for Better Rural Broadband Access

Download RuMBA WhitepaperRoseboom resident Stephen Cobb was busy this past winter. Besides his day job working for a Philadelphia-based software company, Cobb was writing what he hopes will be “the definitive report on satellite Internet service.”

Tired of hearing politicians and government bureacrats talk about satellite broadband, Cobb decided “to create a document that establishes the fact that satellite Internet, while it is a miracle of technology, is NOT broadband.”

An information technology professional with more than 30 years experience in computer audit and security, Cobb feels that rural communities are being “tricked” into thinking satellite Internet services lke HughesNet and WildBlue are their only option for broadband. “It is both disingenous and insulting to tell rural residents, particularly those who live right next to a fiber optic cable, that they should be happy with satellite Internet service,” says Cobb.

“Satellite will never offer the sort of bandwidth you can get with cable, fiber, DSL, or WiMax, and everyone knows that…if you can’t use it to host a website or watch Netflix movies, it’s not broadband.”

Cobb says communities like Roseboom should be wired to the Internet just like cities and suburbs. “Why should we settle for less, after all, we allow fiber to pass right through here?” Cobb believes that when the federal government gave $100 million worth of Recovery funds to satellite companies it made a mistake. “That money would have been much better spent connecting places like Roseboom and Pleasant Brook with fiber or cable…there are people who would love to move here, work here, build businesses here, but cannot do so because we are not wired”

The 22-page report that Cobb put together was recently published as a white paper by the Rural Mobile and Broadband Alliance, a non-profit rural advocacy group that goes by the acronym “RuMBA.” Over 500 people have already downloaded the white paper and it has been featured on a wide range of websites, including the following:

Anyone who has enough bandwidth can download the whitepaper here (it is a 1.9 megabte PDF file)

They’re Back! Antique Power Days in Roseboom, New York, August 21-22

The weather is great and the fields of Roseboom, New York, are in bloom with antique tractors, farm equipment, and all manner of mechanical mem-rural-bilia.

Right in the village you will find rows and rows of equipment, tractors, displays, and food stands. Look for Stirling engines and threshers and contraptions invented in by-gone days to help the day go by quicker (shuck those corn cobs maybe).

Be sure to come on Saturday and order one of the world’s best subs from Bob’s Country Store. Come by on Sunday and watch the parade.

Makes for a great family outing. Or turn it into a mini-vacation, with a side trip to Cooperstown; we hear some baseball stuff goes on there. Enjoy a great coffee at the StageCoach and wander down to the edge of beautiful and historic Glimmerglass Lake (we assume you  know that Cooperstown was founded by the father of James Fenimore Cooper, author of Last of the Mohicans–and around these parts are parts of the world that Hawkeye roamed?).

Hope to see you around!

Roseboom’s Famous Tractor Parade on YouTube

Just a month to go before Antique Power days arrive here in Roseboom. The highlight of this weekend of family-friendly events (August 21-22) is the tractor parade, featuring old and new farm machines of every possible size and shape. Thanks to LinnTractorNut on YouTube, you can get a preview of the sights and sounds of this event from this video: