Schoharie County

(Middleburgh / Esperance / Sharon Springs)

Nestled in the Catskills by the Hudson River Valley is the picturesque Schoharie County area. Rich in agricultural heritage and historical significance, Schoharie is brimming with eccentric natural wonders of the world, like prehistoric caves six million years in the making at Howe Caverns and 100-foot underground waterfalls at Secret Caverns. A unique educational adventure lies around every corner in Schoharie, starting with a visit to the many museums in the area, including: 1743 Palatine House Museum, Iroquois Indian Museum, Lansing Manor Museum, Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum and The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex.

To fully enjoy nature, the Landis Arboretum in Schoharie offers 548 acres with 9 miles of hiking trails, native plant trails, gardens, habitats, ecosystems and stunning views.

Similarly, Gilboa Historical Society is home to beautiful views and the oldest fossil trees in the world. Other must-see attractions in the area are Gobbler’s Knob Family Fun Park and New York Power Authority. Simply put, visitors to the Schoharie County area can expect to be delighted by the unexpected.

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Attractions Listings (25)
1743 Palatine House Museum

102 Warner Hill Road
PO Box 554
Schoharie, NY 12157

1743 Palatine House Museum: Restored in 1977, the Palatine House is a medieval, German style construction built by the Colonists for their minister, Peter Nicholas Sommers, who came to Schoharie County from Hamburg, Germany. Open Saturday & Sunday, June through October 12-4pm. Spring Street, Schoharie 518-295-7585
Anonymous Arts Museum

606 Charlotte Valley Road
Charlotteville, NY 12036

Open Sundays only June 16-August 24, 2002. Noon to 3:00 p.m.
State of the art exhibits and interactive displays demonstrate how power is made and used. New windmills and solar panel displays. Beautiful grounds, wetland display, bird and wildlife watching. Many family events. Open daily. No admission charge. 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim 800-724-0309
Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology

136 Blowing Rock Road
PO Box 700
Howes Cave, NY 12092

Open Fri-Sun 11-3 Memorial Day- Columbus Day weekends. Restored historic 1865 Hotel is a high tech, interactive museum on the past, present, and future of our geologic resources.
Centre Park

Cobleskill, NY 12043

Village of Cobleskill
Cobleskill Golf & Country Club, Inc.

2322 State Route 7
PO Box 367
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Golf and swimming; clubhouse available for lunch, dinner and outings.
Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit

1568 Clauverwie Rd
PO Box 17
Middleburgh, NY 12122

Elegant Reflection of a Vanished Age. The Best House evolved from the 1880's to the present as the family and medical practice grew. Come see how. Open on Thursdays from May to October; Saturdays July and August. Tours begin 10am and end at 2PM. Private and group tours available. Call or email to arrange.
Gobblers Knob Family Fun Park

3793 State Rt 145
Cobleskill, NY 12043

18 hole lighted Miniature Golf, 9 hole Par 3 Golf Course, 12 station lighted Driving Range & Go-Kart Track. Snack Bar & ice cream parlor. Pavilion for parties and events. Coming soon,bounce house. 3793 State Route 145, Cobleskill 518-296-8008
Green Wolf Brewing Company

315 Main Street
Middleburgh, NY 12122

Green Wolf is located in scenic and historic Schoharie County. Our ales are crafted with love and attention to detail, using local ingredients. They are available on draft and by the bottle at our taproom in Middleburgh. Drink, Howl, Repeat! – 315 Main Street, Middleburgh – 518-872-2503 –
Howe Caverns & Howe High Adventures

255 Discovery Drive
Howes Cave, NY 12092

Howe Caverns Adventure Park - High in the air-Deep in the Earth-New York's coolest getaway! Explore the Cave, Pan for gems, Zip, Climb, Jump, Rock and Roll! Something for everyone! Cave Open Year Round With Seasonal Hours Howe High Adventure Open Summer Season 255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave 518-296-8900
Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road
Howes Cave, NY 12092

For Native American fans the Iroquois Indian Museum celebrates the cultural traditions, artistic expression and the rich history of the Iroquois. 2014 featured exhibition: "Standing In Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014" 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave 518-296-8949 -
Landis Arboretum

174 Lape Road
Esperance, NY 12066

A 548 acre public garden overlooking the historic Schoharie Valley. Trees, shrubs, woodlands, natural areas, wetlands, old growth forests and programs. Hike, picnic, relax. Open all year. Newly remodeled meeting house available for event rental. 174 Lape Road, Esperance 518-875-6935
Lansing Manor Museum

1378 State Route 30
PO Box 898
North Blenheim, NY 12131

Adjacent to the New York Power Authority Visitors Center, a country home built in 1819 by John Lansing, a NY delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Restored to its original elegance with period decor. 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim 800-724-0309
Mine Kill State Park

161 Mine Kill Road
PO Box 923
North Blenheim, NY 12131

Mine Kill offers a swimming pool complex, swimming lessons, fishing, soccer, volleyball, picnicking, hiking, snowmobiling, x-country skiing. Open year round 7:30 am-dusk..
New York Power Authority

1378 State Route 30
PO Box 898
North Blenheim, NY 12131-0898

Public utility; operates visitor center and Lansing Manor Museum. Displays and interactive exhibits on energy, electricity and the environment. Interpretive wetlands area and displays on the visitor center property.
A 1772 church fortified in 1777 and attacked in 1880 during the Revolutionary War. Now a museum for over 120 years. Thousands of artifacts in six historic buildings include a fire engine built before George Washington was born. Open May - October. Many events throughout the year. 145 Fort Road, Schoharie 518-295-7192
Pick-A-Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch

2716 Creek Road
Esperance, NY 12066

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin, gourds and ornamental corn. Shop for Halloween needs, eat delicious food at the snack bar, pet farm animals and more. Sept 28 - October 31 only. Closed Sundays. Only $3 admission fee. 2716 Creek Road, Esperance 518-868-4893 Pick a Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch is located in picturesque Schoharie Valley, just 35 miles southwest of Albany, New York. Come visit for a day, afternoon, or evening of affordable family fun! We are open from September 28th through October 31st. Only $3 Admission Fee. Plenty of Free parking. Hayrides, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Pick Your Own Gourds and Ornamental Corn, Crawl Through Our Hay tunnel, Climb Our Three Story Tree House, Enjoy Delicious Food At Our Snack Bar, Pet Farm Animals, Enjoy Our Gift Shop, Experience Storybook Land, Try Fresh Cider Donuts, Bring Your Camera! HOURS: Monday-Friday: 3-8 pm Saturday: 10-8 pm Columbus Day: 10-8 pm CLOSED SUNDAYS
SUNY Cobleskill

State Route 7
Cobleskill, NY 12043

The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is an accredited college that is primarily baccalaureate. 2600 students enrolled in 50 programs. State Route 7, Cobleskill 518-255-5011

Contact:Tonia Hutchins
?All Rides Begin And End At Howe Caverns?

Enjoy an (energetic) bike ride through Schoharie County on a variety of tours put together by avid cyclist and Howe Caverns employee, ?Sparky? Spaulding. These routes have been put to the test by Sparky, his wife, Beth, and friends, as they have pedaled their way throughout the countryside designing routes for fellow roadies to enjoy.

And what better place to start from than world famous Howe Caverns. Enjoy your visit with an underground adventure of the Great Cave, lunch or dinner at the Howe Caverns Restaurant, a bike ride through rural Schoharie County, and spend the evening relaxing at the Howe Caverns Motel where each room has spectacular views of the hills you rode, and an outdoor pool.

Please click on the web-site below for more details.
Contact:Sparky Spaulding
Schoharie River Center

2025 Burtonville Road
Esperance, NY 12066

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to educational and cultural programming about the Schoharie Creek and communities which make up the Schoharie Valley. On the Creek with award winning youth envirionmental science programs.2025 Burtonsville Road, Esperance 518-320-4510
Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum

PO Box 554
143 Depot Lane
Schoharie, NY 12157

Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum. An Historic station house, freight house/engine house, creamery and old mill. Several rail cars on the premises. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By appointment only, Saturday & Sunday, June through October. 143 Depot Lane, Schoharie â-518-295-7505 
Secret Caverns, Inc.

671 Caverns Road
PO Box 88
Howes Cave, NY 12092-0088

One-hour guided tour through the caverns to a 100-foot underground waterfall; gift shop, picnic area and motel.
Sharon Historical Society & Museum

238 Main Street
Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Museum,one-room schoolhouse & outhouse. Displays relate to local history & baths for summer guests C 1890-1960s. Self-guided, Historical Walking Tour. Jul&Aug daily 1-4 pm; June & Sept. by appointment. No Admission Fee. 238 Main Street, Sharon Springs 518-284-2350
Vromans Nose Preservation Corp.

Mill Valley Road
PO Box 402
Middleburgh, NY 12122

(518) 827-4687

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Dining Listings (1) - Historic and Haunted Dining in one of the finest restaurants in New York State.

Lodging Listings (23)
American Hotel

192 Main Street
PO Box 121
Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Located on historic Main Street, Sharon Springs, and offering fine dining and lodging in a quiet, peaceful setting. Dinner Thurs. - Sat at 5pm, Sunday 11:30-4. 7 days July & August. Just a short drive from Cooperstown.
Les and Janet Loucks
Backstage Bed and Breakfast

107 Tuttle Road
Jefferson, NY 12093

Each room is a theatrically decorated "Dressing Room" with own private bath, cable TV, AC. "Actor's Lounge" w/games &sat.TV. Relax & listen to local actors reading short stories on the "Fireplace Set." A Unique getaway in the Northern Catskills.
Your ideal choice among Schoharie County hotels. Mountaintop views, spacious guest rooms, free wireless, indoor pool, 16 lane bowling,fitness center and family restaurant. Near area attractions. 121 Bergin Drive, Cobleskill 518-234-4321
Country Manor Inn

629 State Highway 20
Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Recently renovated and now open for business, Country Manor Inn, located in Sharon Springs, was built in 1799.  Owned and operated by Marnie Vollmer and partner Brett Phelps, the Country Manor Inn offers five plush rooms: two suites, three standard rooms. Each room includes free WiFi, cable, and air conditioning, as well as an all you can eat breakfast that is served from 7:30 to 10:30.
All you could want! With or without hookups, shaded or grassy. Separate heavily wooded tenting area. Cabin Rental. Pool, heated whirlpool, playground, game room, laundry, store, arcade. Free Wi-Fi most sites. Fishing & Hiking nearby. 144 Peaceful Road, Gilboa 518-827-6397”
Cripple Creek Cabin

672 Lawton Hollow Rd
Middleburgh, NY 12122

Fully furnished 3 BR modern Log Cabin, very private, available year-round by the weekend or week. Can accommodate up to 9 people.
Days Inn & Suites

160 Holiday Way
Route 30A
Schoharie, NY 12157

Romantic Getaway Packages

January 11 through April 12, 2010

Take some time for the two of you. Sip Champagne while soaking in a Whirl pool.

1) Advance booking
2) Black out dates apply
3) Price for couple includes:

-one night stay in our signature jacuzzi suite.
-Fresh flowers in your guest room
-Bottle of sparkling cider or champagne
-Express start breakfast

$125.00 plus tax per night

Give us a call at 518-295-6088 to book your package.

Outstanding Accommodations, Conference Center & Largest Banquet Hall in Schoharie County.

Hotel has 56 rooms. 25-400 person facilities for wedding receptions, banquets, meeting, trade shows and seminars. To include 5 jacuzzi suites.
Heart Break Hotel

149 Main Street
Jefferson, NY 12093

Inn Style lodging with four rooms, three of which share common bath
Hide-A-Way Campsites

107 Janice Lane
Central Bridge, NY 12035

Open mid-May through mid-October for family camping. You can relax by the heated pool or enjoy fishing in our pond. Our 17 acre part is near many points of interest in Schoharie County; the caverns, museums & shopping.
Contact:Dawn Benninger
Holiday Motel

2937 State Route 7
PO Box 27
Howes Cave, NY 12092-0027

Located at the caverns entrance. Large rooms, cable TV, pool, playground, restaurant and lounge.
Howe Caverns Motel

255 Discovery Drive
Howes Cave, NY 12092

21-unit AAA-rated motel on the 400-acre Howe Caverns estate. 80-minute guided underground tours featuring a quarter-mile boat ride on an underground lake. Scientific and historical exhibits, above-ground cave walk and other activities. Seasonal restaurant and year-round snack bar and motel.
Hyland House B&B

255 Main Street
PO Box 162
Schoharie, NY 12157

Year-round country bed & breakfast offering a good night's sleep, good breakfast and local information.
101 Acres, pond, pavilion, fishing, swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, hiking & more. Close by boating, golf courses, attractions.
Open May 1-Oct. 31. 32 Sites, Full Hookups, plenty of shade trees and lawns, pavilion, Showers, food/gas nearby. Minutes from Howe Caverns, Iroquois Indian Museum, Old Stone Fort Museum, 1743 Palatine House and all the properties in the Schoharie Valley. Within an hour to Cooperstown. 3640 State Route 7, Central Bridge 518-868-9927
Mountain View Chalet

121 Himmel Lane
PO Box 301
Richmondville, NY 12149

A housekeeping get away - full amenities, satellite TV, sleeps 8, available year round, 120 acres, stocked pond, kiking, hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, bird watching. Peaceful retreat
New York House B & B

110 Center Street
Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Built in 1885 and newly remodeled. Featuring six guest bedrooms with private bath. Fully air conditioned. Breakfast included. Free wireless. Historic Sharon Springs setting within walking distance to shops and restaurants. 110 Center Street, Sharon Springs 518-284-6027
Campground with full RV hookup, pool and store Open May 1 through Columbus Day Weekend.
Oorah Camps - Oorah Catskill Retreat

964 South Gilboa Road
Gilboa, NY 12076

We are a summer camp operating during the months of July and August servicing the under privilege children of Oorah families. Oorah reaches out to families in need providing them with the necessary tools to become productive and wholesome citizens.
Contact:Sukey Gross
Sharon Springs Motel

498 State Route 20
Sharon Springs, NY 13459

518-284-2114 518-284-2297

Seasonally Available: April/May through the end of October/November
Super 8 Motel Cobleskill

955 E Main Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Your SUPER choice in Schoharie county. A family friendly, pet friendly hotel with clean comfortable rooms conveniently located near many great attractions. Free wireless & SuperSmart breakfast. 955 East Main Street, Cobleskill 518-234-4888
The Nash

204 Main St
Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Waterfalls Campsite

104 Waterfalls Drive
Middleburgh, NY 12122

(518) 827-5794

Open May 15- October 1