• Musical performers at Hartwick's Pine Lake
  • Winter hikers at Pine Lake
  • Hartwick's Pine Lake
  • Hartwick students enjoying Pine Lake

Cabin Rental FAQs

Q: Is there TV?
A: No. The only television with cable reception is in the Robertson Lodge.

Q: Telephone?
A: Cell phone reception is unreliable. Individual cabins have telephones for local calls only (bring your own calling card for long distance).

Q: Do you provide linens?
A: We do not provide linens with our rental costs (towels, washcloths, bed sheets, blankets, pillows). These are available for an extra fee of $30 per set of 2 people for the duration of your stay, and must be reserved with at least two weeks' advance notice.

Q: How about cooking?
A: All cabins and the Robertson Lodge have a kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, and coffee pot. Basic Pots, pans, and utensils are supplied for cabin max capacities.  We provide dish soap and sponges for cleanup. Most cabins have outdoor barbeque grills.

Q: Where's the nearest store?
A: Price Chopper in Oneonta's East End is about five miles away; the Southside Mall, Hannaford Supermarket and Wal-Mart on Rt. 23 in Oneonta's Southside are about a seven-mile drive. A convenience store with a gas station is located about 2 miles away.

Q: How far is Hartwick College?
A: Eight miles, about a 15-20 minute drive.

Q: How far is Cooperstown?
A: Main Street Cooperstown is 25 miles away. Driving time varies greatly depending on traffic and time of day. The Cooperstown Dreams Park is about 20 miles.

Q: How deep is the Lake?
A: Pine Lake is 33 feet deep at its deepest point (near the center). At the end of the dock it’s about 11 feet deep and 18 feet deep at the swim float.

Q: Can I bring my boat?
A: Canoes, kayaks and rowboats are allowed, but because of concerns about the introduction of invasive species, we will ask you to wash your boat before putting in. However, canoes and rowboats are available at Pine Lake. Motors of any kind are not permitted.

Q: What about fishing?
A: Fishing is permitted in accordance with NYS regulations. A fishing license can be purchased at the Town Clerk in nearby Davenport Center. Catch and release is encouraged for bass only. The lake has no trout, but Charlotte Creek, which borders the property, does.

Q: What can my kids do?
A: Pine Lake offers a variety of activities for children, including swimming (when lifeguards are on duty), boating (dawn till dusk, with parent/guardian in boat), hiking, disc golf, and more. Playgrounds and swimming pools are available at Neahwa and Wilber Parks in Oneonta.

Q: Can you recommend any restaurants?
A: Oneonta has a plethora of options including fast food, pizza, ethnic cuisine, and formal dining.  Ask the staff for recommendations to meet your needs.

Q: Other attractions?
A: Hartwick College's own Yager Museum of Art and Culture; The Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO); Hanford Mills Museum and the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith; the Village of Cooperstown; the Fenimore Art Museum; the Farmers' Museum; the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Brewery Ommegang; excursions on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad in Milford; local farmers' markets (Oneonta and Cooperstown on Saturday;  Franklin on Sunday); and of course the scenery, trails and natural attractions of New York State's Catskill Region.  Ask our staff about other attractions.

For more information, or to reserve a cabin, please contact us:



Mailing address:
Pine Lake Environmental Campus
1894 Charlotte Creek Road
Oneonta, NY 13820  

GPS Address:  (do not use "Pine Lake")
1894 Charlotte Creek Road
Oneonta, NY 13820

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