Main Street Bed and Breakfast

202 Main Street, Cooperstown, New York, 13326, United States
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by dph40

Is it better to stay in-town Cooperstown or book an accommodation further outside of Cooperstown? I'm torn on what would make the better accommodations. Any tips would be most helpful and appreciated. My son is playing at Cooperstown and as this is a once in a lifetime, I want to make the best choice. Pros and cons from someone who has experienced this would be great!


by mydreamquest

Well, you can stay in Utica for a more affordable price, but I think if you go their off-season, the deals should be there.

Because it's a long windy road drive to get to Cooperstown from Utica (and from anywhere outside of Cooperstown), I'd recommend staying in Cooperstown.

It's a very charming, romantic town that will make you feel the ghosts of baseball history. For some reason Norman Rockwell's art comes to mind as well. One of my regrets was that I only visited Cooperstown and then drove away without appreciating the city more. If you're there in the autumn, that's like a dream come true, but I really feel that any season there is worth the visit.


by EstherM

There are basically three areas to choose from when staying in Coopertown.
First off, there are the newer motel/hotels near the Dreamspark. These are the the Best Western, Holiday Inn Express and Howard Johnsons. These are several miles outside the town, walking distance to nothing. They are close to the dreamspark (within 2 minutes drive)

Then there are the motels along the lake. These are on the lake and you have options of boating, fishing and swimming from them. They also have a view. They are walking distance to nothing and about a 8 minute drive to the village.

Then there are B and B's scattered all around, many right in the village. Some are really nice.

Then there is the fancy hotel, The Otesaga, on the lake and in the village. Pricey but special.

Then there are two biggish inns right in the village, one is called "The Cooper Inn" and one is called "the Inn at Cooperstown". Right in the village and charming.

Unique Qualities: Pick what suits you. In the summer plan well in advance. Most place that are seasonal open up in May.

Travel Tips for Cooperstown

Doubleday Field

by nicolettart

How awesome would it be to catch a game being played by local kids? It's the best deal going here, as it's FREE! I have to admit it was serendipitous, as we were just exploring the neighborhood and happened upon it.

Howe Caverns

by Bwana_Brown

In reading tips by VT member 'Kazander' on this upstate New York tourist attraction, my interest was piqued! As it happened, Howe Caverns are located almost exactly half-way between Albany and Cooperstown, so I decided to take a look for myself.

Pulling off onto some back highways just east of Cobleskill, I wound my way through the rolling hills of upstate New York until I finaly came upon this scene perched on the hillside. I had not realized that the Caverns had been developed so extensively for tourism, with it's adjoining motel, but I guess I should have realized it given their location in NY state!

In 1843, local farmer Lester Howe was puzzled why some of his cattle did not take shelter from the sun on a hot summer day. Instead, they were standing beside some bushes in a field. On closer examination, he found that a cool breeze was blowing out of a hidden hole in the ground! This led to the discovery and exploitation of this large complex of limestone caverns, complete with an underground lake. As they say, the rest is history!

In my case, I arrived minutes too late to catch the guided tour, which takes you 156 feet (48 m) underground into the constantly cool 52 degF caves for an adult fee of US$16. The next tour was not due to leave for about an hour and it takes more than a hour to complete, so I had to give it a miss. Instead, I enjoyed viewing their many photos of the caverns and displays of minerals in the lobby. Then it was onward to Cooperstown.

The Baseball Hall Of Fame

by PetraG

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year-round, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Off-Season Hours (Current)
Daily, 9 AM to 5 PM
From the day after Labor Day through the Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend.

Summer Hours
Daily, 9 AM to 9 PM
From Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Monday.

Adults $14.50
Senior Citizens and members of veterans organizations $9.50
Children (ages 7-12) $5.00
Children (under 7) Free

The Hall of Fame and Museum contains a 4,000-square foot Museum Store operated by the Hall of Fame. The store carries official Museum merchandise, collectibles, and souvenirs, and is open during regular Museum hours. The Museum Store accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, as well money orders. The Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational institution, and sales in the Museum Store help support the Museum's mission.

National Baseball Museum

by davecallahan

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is for baseball history and heroes that lived and played in USA. There is also a Canadian baseball museum (in Canada).

This is the main focus item for most people coming to Cooperstown area.
I have been there with each of our generations (parents, kids, grandkids) and it hasn't changed much over time.
The building houses plaques and photos and memorabilia of all the great baseball players that were inducted in the hall of fame. It also includes items from famous financers and referees and coaches who were important to the growth of the game in becoming the national pasttime. Recently they have added a section about the baseball parks and the fans that attend the game. There are three floors of exhibits, so be prepared for a bit of walking.
Besides the artifacts, there is a movie about the construction of the hall of fame and the early inductees. There is a gift shop where you can get your souvenier teeshirt or mug

Every year (in June I think) more players are inducted, so the museum is forever growing in number of items

The self-guided tour takes about two hours (including wife-time at the gift shop).
The cost is about $15 for adults and $5 for kids.

The Farmers' Museum

by PetraG

The Farmers' Museum will take you back in time to the rural life of the mid-1800s, when blacksmiths, printers, broom makers, weavers, and other craftspeople plied their trades. See rare, heritage breeds of farm animals, try your hand at traditional crafts and listen to music as it sounded one hundred years ago. Children will enjoy the hands-on activities and special events. Start at the Main Barn for a view of current exhibitions and weaving demonstrations. Then stroll the Village—a collection of authentic buildings that recreate a rural hamlet, circa 1845—and visit the Seneca Log House for a unique look at Native American Life. Stop at the American Paper-Staining Manufactory to watch wallpaper being made by hand on the only block press of its kind in North America.Shop at Todd's General Store and The Farmers' Museum Shop for unique crafts, books and more. Stop at The Herder's Cottage Restaurant for a tasty meal or snack.


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