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Cooperstown indeed feels like the
most special place in the world. The pristine, glimmering nine-mile
long Otsego Lake, the refreshing old-fashioned turn-of-the century
appeal of Main Street, the well-maintained older Victorian and Colonial
homes on picture-perfect leafy streets and the wonderful green rolling
hills masterfully framing the magic of the area create a special sense
of place. The warm summer days, cool summer nights, crisp chill of fall
and all the foliage colors, the blanket of snow gracing the charming
village and surrounding farmland, and the laundry-fresh smell of a
warmer, rural spring only add to those wonderful feelings of being in
Additionally, landmarks like the esteemed National Baseball Hall of
Fame and Museum, The Farmers' Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, Glimmerglass
Opera and Doubleday Field help make this friendly central New York
state location in the heart of peaceful and pure Leatherstocking
Country a truly memorable travel destination. We personally return to
Cooperstown quite frequently as the four seasons bring optimal meaning
to our travel experiences here.
So to no surprise, our family-oriented Web Site
is a loving tribute to experiencing a Cooperstown vacation with a
mission to create a visit that is "the next best thing to being there"
-- that is, a detailed mix of text and photos that brings you into the
village from the perspective of visiting travelers.
When building this site, I prioritized writing straight from the heart.
There's really no other way, is there? If I don't believe in my own
stories, why should the reader? No need to worry about phony writing
here, though, folks -- Cooperstown is always on my mind (sounds like a
Willie Nelson song!) and I absolutely love to share my stories with you
here. It is our happy place where special friendships have been formed
and incredible memories made virtually every step of the way.
Everything and everyone (with a few exceptions) seems so much more
gentler, kinder and slower-paced here.
Cooperstown really hasn't changed much since I first visited in 1972,
and that's a good thing. How many cities and towns look anything like
they did many years ago? Most feel comprised of strip malls, chain
stores, cold and sterile architeture, and too many other generic
elements. Not Cooperstown, as the beauty of the land and the
steadfast template of a classic, quaint Upstate New York village
largely remain intact.
So relax, take in the breathtaking imagery of our vacation and travel
photo essays, and ultimately picture yourself in this truly remarkable
New York state village. Cooperstown's old-fashioned charm, family
values, high fun quotient, and, also, a commitment to locally-owned
businesses make the community a model place to vacation in grand style,
raise a family or start a business. It is simply a wonderful place to
be. Enjoy your visit to Cooperstown!
Eric, Joan, Emily and Katie at Otsego Lake.
Please share this story with family and
friends. Thank-you so much!
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Grand, historic hotel in the Village of
Cooperstown. Scenic Otsego Lake Views. Fabulous lakeside resort
amenities. Memorable dining options. Easy walk to to National Baseball
Hall of Fame and Museum and
quaint, charming downtown. Reserve A Room At The Otesaga Resort Hotel
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