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
Cooperstown was a way point on a longer journey. The online reviews for the Cooper Inn were very good and they lived up to the expectation. Accessing the 2nd floor room was manageable, despite the absence of an elevator. The room was large and comfortable, as was the king bed. The very old inn was charming despite the noisy air-conditioning unit and the musty smell one expects from a facility that is hundreds of years old.
A good continental breakfast was included but the real pleasant surprise was the manager's wine offering in the late afternoon, which we enjoyed on their large outdoor porch. Discount coupons to the golf course dining room for dinner or a full breakfast were a plus. Be sure to make your reservation right away.
The location was a mere block from the action and two short blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Perfect location, comfortable inn, excellent staff. Breakfast is modest although there is now a chef available to make omelets, etc. Extremely quiet, lots of places to park. If only there were more and better places to dine in Cooperstown.
We try and stay here one night every summer on our way up to Old Forge. Staying at the Cooper gets you access to the pool and grounds of the Otesaga which the kids love. Service in every way in impeccable. Cooper is only a very short two block walk to the Otesaga. Cooper has a complementary continental breakfast included (bagels, yogurt, fruit, juices, coffee, waffels) and they give you a coupon for 50% off breakfast the Otesaga which is amazing and includes almost anything you can think of. Very short one block walk to Main St Cooperstown. Great walking village.