The Cooper Inn
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes a hearty continental breakfast
- The proximity to noteworthy local attractions like the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
- The cozy country inn charm of the decor
- The bucolic location, close to Lake Otsego, is quintessential upstate New York
What To Know
- Free WiFi and parking
- The hotel serves breakfast but not dinner
- There’s no gym, but guests have access to the pool and fitness facilities of nearby Otesaga Resort Hotel
- A 12.0 percent tax will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Step back in time at this elegant manor house, situated in downtown Cooperstown, one of New York State’s most historic and charming villages. The picturesque facade of the Federal-style mansion is swathed in ivy and features 15 guest rooms that pay homage to the building’s 19th century history with touches like antique fireplaces, toile wallpaper and comfy overstuffed armchairs. The public spaces sport original period details like a stunning wooden staircase and show-stopping chandelier, and the walls are lined with artworks from the Fenimore Art Museum. Room rates include a hearty continental breakfast that might feature home-made waffles and pastries, and while there’s no on-site restaurant, the hotel is just strolling-distance from Cooperstown’s best restaurants. Also nearby: the Otesaga Resort Hotel, where guests of the Cooper Inn can work out, swim in the heated pool or play a spot of tennis.
In the Area
Baseball aficionados won’t want to miss the The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a shrine to the nation’s favorite sport that has been entertaining and illuminating fans since 1939. Art buffs, on the other hand, can get their fix at the excellent Fenimore Art Museum, housing a formidable collection of American folk art and Native American artworks, along with exhibits dedicated to Cooperstown’s most famous native son, writer James Fenimore Cooper. Mosey down to the Otesaga Resort to drink in gorgeous views of Lake Otsego while noshing on New York steak at the convivial Hawkeye Bar & Grill. For a more down-home dining experience, head to the Cooperstown Diner, a classic small-town joint slinging rib-sticking dishes like homemade corned beef hash and tuna melts.
How to Get There
I read all of the good reviews before visiting this hotel and was happy to find that they were all true. The hotel is beautiful and quaint. The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. The town is right around the corner with many shops, restaurants and the Baseball Hall of Fame all within walking distance. It was perfect for our purposes and we were very pleased.
April is still the off season in Cooperstown and a great time to visit. The Cooper Inn is a lovely historic property literally on the corner of Main St, so most of the tourist destinations and restaurants are a short walk or a few blocks to drive. The Otesaga and lakefront park are also just a short walk. The complementary wine from 4 to 7 is nice for enjoying some down time before dinner. And the breakfast offers enough variety to meet most needs (we did go out to get some non-Keurig coffee.) Highly recommended!
You'll need to be able-bodied to enjoy this lovely old inn -- lots of stairs and no elevators. I thought the registration clerk might offer to carry my bags up the two flights of stairs, but no, I had to haul them up myself. (I am a 60 year old woman and had heavy luggage).
The rooms are nicely decorated, but electrical outlets are sparse. The continental breakfast offered a good assortment of food, but didn't open until 7:30AM.
The location is terrific and an easy walk to all Cooperstown has to offer.
This was my first visit to Cooperstown and staying at the Cooper Inn was a main reason why it was such a wonderful visit. First, it is in a great location - just a couple of blocks and few minutes away from a walk to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but more importantly steps away from the many restaurants and shops located on Main Street. Second, the outside of the Inn was as elegant as it is inside. Surrounded by trees with a large gated park leads straight to Main Street, and a deck in the back which oversees a large lawn split by a soothing stream. Upon entering the lobby, the historic hotel is immaculate. Everything is well cared-for and clean, from the carpets to the elegant furniture. The staff were some of the most polite I've ever had at a stay, whether it be unsolicited tips for my stay or courteous greetings when passing by. But most importantly, the rooms were spectacular. Certainly historic as the hotel, but beautifully kept and extremely clean. Hardware in the bathroom was upgraded, floors and furniture were spotless, the bed was super comfy. As far as eating, there is a dining room and restaurant off the lobby, at which I didn't eat but saw several parties at during breakfast. It smelled great, but we opted to dine at one of the local restaurants instead. I couldn't help but compliment the hotel at every opportunity, whether to the staff or to my family. I can't wait to visit Cooperstown again, a large part thanks to my wonderful experience at the Cooper Inn!
Once again, a wonderful all around stay at the Coop!!! Complimentary wine, with a take home bottle, uber comfortable, cosy rooms, great atmosphere, late 19th century hotel. What more can you ask??? Oh....in a setting that can't be beat. Cute, historic town with best sports museum in the world!!! Come and enjoy. Can't be beat. Best place to stay. Live like a hall of farmer!!! Oh....and Lance at the front desk, is simply the best. His name is synonymous with service!!!! He rocks!