1608-1609 Co Hwy 12

New Lisbon


Accepted Offer


Sold As Is - but what potential! Two renovation projects on opposite sides of a rural road. An historic drover's inn *and* a former general store/post office/grange hall set in the midst of rolling farmland near Cooperstown and Oneonta. This is the kind of unspoiled historic property that just can't be found anymore, and at a price that makes your vision possible. It's all about the potential.

The inn, used as a family summer home for multiple generations, has the huge upstairs ballroom that hosted dances, meetings, and travelers. All systems are dated, appliances are vintage, but lots of original architectural details.

Also included on the house side of the road is a massive three story barn/outbuilding as well as outhouse, well house, hen house, and brooder house. The house side of the road has just under 3 acres.

Across the street, much of the 5.6+ acres is currently planted in sorghum. The commercial building, with original double front doors and large display windows, still has the counters and shelving from its days as the hub of local action, as well as several extra bays. Upstairs, a large, sunny apartment and additional rooms offer income potential or even extra guest space. There is also a large drying barn in poor shape.

All buildings will need major rehab and currently do not have central heat. But if your vision is vacation rentals, a brewery/distillery, woodworking business, country store, or even a vacation getaway big enough to handle a huge group of friends with lots of period charm, this is a project worth doing. A short drive to Foolish Farms farm store, Gilbert Lake State Park, Cooperstown and Oneonta.

Susan Barnett

Licensed Associate Broker


(845) 514-5360