Historic 1835 Grist Mill



1835 Stone Flour Grist Mill Site with it's own private Waterfalls and Gorge.



Located in the

Adirondack Foothills above Cooperstown in Upstate Central NY


Location, location, location – Your own Gorge, Waterfalls and Grist Mill Complex. Unique Historic Stone Grist Mill in New York’s Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor. Located just above Cooperstown, close to the famous Mohawk River Marina . Was a station of the Underground Railroad in the 1840's!


This quintessential stone grist mill is unlike any other property in upstate New York. The Mill is an important, historic architectural masterpiece which stands as a true testament to the rich history of New York’s Mohawk Valley. Feel yourself relax immediately as you leave the modern world and step back in time with this significant historic property.


The charm and technology of the 1800’s with the amenities of the 21st century. The museum-quality restoration having been completed over the past 15 years and now ready for someone new to enjoy. This property is only for the most discerning buyer.


Set on a beautifully manicured property with extensive water and flower gardens, this home exemplifies the rich history and beauty of the Central Mohawk Valley region of NY State located along the Mohawk River Erie Canal Corridor.


The Grist Mill and surrounding buildings have been meticulously restored to their original glory. The extent to which the property has been restored and maintained is simply astounding. The Mill is constructed entirely of three foot thick stone and is perched majestically along the waterfalls of the Timmerman Creek. (The creek itself meanders through a natural gorge with a breath taking view of the cascading waterfalls all located completely within the boundaries of this magnificent property) Total interior space of the Mill comprises nearly 6000 square feet. The grounds boast a pristine stream, carriage house, Dutch barn, a cliff-side cabin overlooking the waterfalls and a circa 1894 Victorian Home with potential as a guest house.


The Mill Complex has been listed on the state and National Register of Historical Places (Essential for obtaining government loans and grants)and includes all the original equipment.. Diaries are available depicting the life and times of the miller that worked here from the late 1800’s to early 1920’s

View and hear the soothing sound of Cascading waterfalls rushing through the Natural Stone gorge cradled by a forest of trees and wildlife all the while you're living in the romantic grist mill.

This property is suited for many varied uses such as a Corporate Conference Center, Bed & Breakfast, Retreat Center (yoga, religious, professional), Multi-unit Residential Development, Upscale Restaurant or Country Inn, Art Center, Historic Museum, Professional Offices or simply Unique Private Waterfront Estate.

Much room for expansion. Barn and Carriage House have been recently updated to include water, sanitation and electrical utilities for future expansion. Additional acreage is also available.

1830 Stone Grist Mill

The Stone Grist Mill construction started around 1830 and was completed in 1835. The Mill opened for business on February 20, 1835 and produced Flour & Animal Feed. The Stone Grist Mill building was also used as a Station of the Underground Railroad. Escaping slaves traveled to and from the Mill through an underground tunnel that runs along the creek to another Mill, (foundation still remains) that was located downstream. Rooms below the basement floor provided a secure and safe place to rest while waiting for the next barge traveling up the Mohawk River towards Canada and freedom.

Outdoor Hot Tub Spa located alongside the Grist Mill

Hot Tub Next to Mill Building

The 1835 Stone Grist Mill, 1894 Mill House, 1888 Water-Side Cottage is located in a tranquil park-like setting along cascading waterfalls, herb and perennial gardens.

Waterfalls Alongside Grist Mill 



Cascading Waterfalls





The gardens have been planted with over 20,000 flower bulbs as well as thousands of herbs and perennials. There is always an inviting place to stroll or pause in this peaceful haven.


Miller's House Front 



The Mill House was built in 1894 and has been completely updated.





Located in Upstate Central New York, "Leatherstocking area" of the Mohawk River Valley, in the Town of (West) Saint Johnsville. Situated just North of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal near the Saint Johnsville Municipal Marina and just North of Cooperstown Hall of Fame and the Glimmerglass Opera. The location is said to be the Geographic Center of New York State The area is sometimes called Crystal Valley because of the abundance of clear doubly-terminated Quartz crystals scattered about the area ( AKA Herkimer Diamonds).

The Falls Alongside the Stone Mill  

Timmerman Creek Just Behind the Mill

Historical 1830's stone gristmill open spacious three fantastic levels of lofted living space. Possibilities are endless in this unique home. Adjacent to the Gristmill is a natural gorge with a beautiful set of waterfalls. Romantic views to die for! This is a NY State Class A stocked stream on your property. Own a piece of history with this gristmill turned residence. Totally upgraded and updated in recent years with pride of ownership and great craftsmanship. Once a working mill, this property has been totally remodeled into a wonderful unique primary residence and has preserved it’s Historical significance. Home boasts some of the original working machinery existing from the original mill. Explore the underground RR tunnels from the trap door leading from the full basement. Refinished wide plank floors, exposed wood beams & stone exist throughout the original gristmill home. Over 1,500 sq. ft. of living space on each of the three levels all open and lofted. First level is a wide open and spacious family game room. Second level has huge gourmet kitchen, center island for cooking, granite, counter space, large dining area and sitting areas, plus indoor two story atrium with working fountains. Third level open and lofted with Jacuzzi tub, bedrooms and living room, office and walk-in closets. Located on the same property as the gristmill residence is a beautiful cottage with full bathroom and the same waterfall views. A three car garage plus separate barn and storage building included on the 4.7 acre property. Also included is a 2620 sq. ft. Victorian home. Full front porch, large eat in kitchen, living room, dining room plus 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Presently used as part of the B&B, this house is fully functional alone.

Motivated Seller says bring all reasonable offers! The Mill Building Complex  may be purchased excluding the Miller's House for a cost reduction.
( Includes Stone Mill, Dutch Barn, Carriage House and Waterside Cottage)


1835 Stone Grist Mill

Additional Elements

Grist Mill History

Miller's House

Underground Railroad & History

 Waterside Cottage


or call 518.568.6060 for more information