Secret Caverns

Secret Caverns, Cobleskill: Hours, Address, Secret Caverns Reviews: 4/5

Secret Caverns
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Caverns & Caves • Geologic Formations
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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63impala
Boston803 contributions
Unexpected visit and it was good!
Sep 2021
He stumbles upon these caverns as Howes was sold out. We were not disappointed. The tour guide made things fun and seeing the waterfall in the caverns was pretty cool. I am glad that the other cavern was sold out as we had a good time at the Secret caverns
Written October 6, 2021
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Sue M
Howard Beach31 contributions
A Pleasant Surprise!
Aug 2021
We went to Howes Cavern many years ago and heard Secret Caverns was much smaller but that it did have a waterfall, so we thought we'd check it out. It's 103 uneven steps down and then back up again, so it might be difficult for some people to climb. Also some spaces were a bit narrow with low ceilings. But if you're able to do it, it's worth it to see the formations and crystal clear pools and the 100-foot waterfall at the end! Also during a hot, humid day, it was great to feel the 50-degree underground temps. And our guide had a great sense of humor! We;re in our 60s in reasonably good shape and had no problem managing these caverns. Just wear good footwear as steps and walkways are wet and can be slippery.
Written September 3, 2021
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Matt Josephson
New York City, NY31 contributions
The Cure for the Common Cave
Oct 2019
There's a well-known spot down the road from here that you may have heard of, but if you go there instead, you're missing the forest through the trees brother. Think of that spot as like, Target. Yeah it's big, it's well know, they got frills and parade out all the gimmicks, but are you getting quality products? This spot here, this is your boutique shop. This is you quality product curated by the experts.

What's great about this cavern is that one can get some pretty dope pics down there, touch the various formations, and really take their time with all that there is to see. It's a very chill environment. The hosts are mad cool, they know their history (or maybe I fell for it) and seem to enjoy showing off the goods. The waterfall at the end of the cavern is a great climax to the tour.

The gift shop also has a wide variety of knickknacks and gimmicks, along with coffee, which one might need after a lengthy drive to this place from (possibly) a ways away.
Written September 5, 2020
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Govindu C
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions
good walk down an ex mine!
Aug 2019
good walk down an ex mine! some excitement especially for the kids! some areas are man made and the guide tries to make a big fuss
Written November 16, 2019
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lucylou521
long island12 contributions
Best Kept Secret
Oct 2019
After experiencing a very enjoyable Howe Caverns tour, we decided to give Secret Caverns a try. We absolutely loved it!!! Much more exciting and fun. Small group and much more laid back. Although we loved our Howe tour, Secret Caverns was our favorite, it felt more adventurous and our guide Mike, was so knowledgeble and funny. You cannot be in the area and not experience this! Highly recommend Secret Caverns
Written October 26, 2019
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DDS2000
Boylston, MA16 contributions
Spelunking
Aug 2019 • Family
My third cave visit , with Mammoth in Kentucky and Luray in Virginia being the other 2. It’s unfair to compare Mammoth, because it’s not Mammoth.
This is a very nice short stop if you want to burn up an hour. It is a private enterprise, very laid back, very informal. I’m pretty sure our very nice , very informative guide was a part time local, bored with his real job.
The whole show, A to Z is offbeat, and that’s a positive, not a negative. It took just shy of 1 hour. Cave temperature was 48°, but felt warmer. I did it in a T shirt and shorts and was fine and I hate being cold. 103 steps down, I slipped slightly a couple times from from the ambient water all caves have, and the same 103 back up. You will see slightly different formations going the opposite directions. There are no bats and no eyeless , clearskin fish or frogs like Mammoth has. I told the guide that at Mammoth they turn off the lights in the Great Dome to let you experience abject dark , and he did the same about half way back. Ask to see if they will do it for you. It’s quite an experience; it’s not just turning off the lights in your bedroom and closing your eyes. Waterfall is nice. Bathroom and picnic facilities on site.
This was a nice introductory cave for my kids, they loved it. The kid at the front desk and our guide welcomed my pooch on the trip. Pooch enjoyed it too.
Written August 20, 2019
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GrandTour661217
11 contributions
Best cave
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is the most natural and beautiful cave in schoharie county the guides are awesome and very informative about the cavern
Written August 20, 2019
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Jessica C
Jackson, NJ35 contributions
Cool Caves!!!
Jul 2019
What an exciting adventure! From the extremely knowledgeable guides, to the tongue and cheek stories of the mine, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This place is worth the trip!!
Written July 8, 2019
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GaryGeorgia
Bainbridge, GA288 contributions
Nice exercise
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you are looking for cave formations you will be disappointed. There are only a few formations and these will not continue to grow as you are allowed to touch everything in the cave. The highlight of the tour was the 100 ft waterfall. You will get good exercise climbing down and up the 103 uneven steps. Be careful of the walkways and steps as everything was very wet and slippery. Worth a one time visit.
Written June 25, 2019
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Loouis S
Monroe Township550 contributions
1st time
May 2019 • Business
I enjoyed the visit and glad that I did. good spot to go with kids, interesting place and well worth the stop.
Written June 6, 2019
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