As May comes to a close and our month of looking at amazing summer rental houses ends, we wanted to leave you with two houses near some fantastic museums celebrating American rural history that we’ve visited: The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY and the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT.
The Farmers’ Museum showcases US rural life during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the Shelburne Museum is a public display of the private collections of the Havemeyer-Webb families, from folk art to Impressionist paintings. Both museums feature incredible buildings that were brought to the museums from around the northeast. In fact, we’re heading to Shelburne Museum again next Friday during our weekend in Ticonderoga.
Upstate New York: Cooperstown, NY
Boasting six bedrooms and five bathrooms, this Cooperstown farmhouse has room to spare! Invite friends and family to join you for a week of exploring the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmers’ Museum, and the Fenimore Art Museum. Be sure to check out the Otesaga Resort and take a boat ride on the Glimmerglass Queen. For the most unique antiques I’ve ever seen, spend hours in Wood Bull Antiques just south of town (check out what our friend Katie bought during our last visit).
6 BR/5 Bath
New England: Charlotte, VT
I love this shingled cottage that’s not far from Shelburne, VT. The Shelburne Museum has incredible wares that the collector in me envies, and we hope to make it to Shelburne Farms when we visit again next Friday! The modern kitchen, with an eat-in dining area, is exactly what you want in a rental – you won’t want to go out to eat. Most of all, I’m dying to explore the loft!
2 BR + Loft + Den/1.5 Bath