Cooperstown, NY

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Immerse yourself in the history and present of America’s favorite pastime in the museums and outdoor spaces of Cooperstown, New York.

According to local legend, baseball was invented in a Cooperstown, New York, cow pasture by Abner Doubleday in 1839. Cooperstown is certainly the spiritual homeland of baseball, especially since it is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bring baseball fans young and old to see this testament to the Great American Pastime. For more baseball, visit the Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum. Pose for pictures with contemporary and historic legends of the sport. In the summer, Doubleday Field, named for the game’s inventor, hosts baseball tournaments as well as concerts and performances.

Lovers of culture will find much to appreciate, too. Attend the Glimmerglass Festival during the summer. The festival’s world-renowned opera company performs in the stunning April Busch Opera Theater, a beautiful modern American opera house. Enjoy the pastoral setting, especially pretty surrounded by fall foliage.

Explore the Fenimore Art Museum, whose American and Native American art collections will broaden and contextualize your knowledge of the great artists that have shaped the country’s history. Walk on the grounds alongside the glittering Otsego Lake. The Farmers’ Museum, a living museum recreating the life of a 19th-century farming village, was opened in 1944 on farmland formerly owned by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Workshops, lectures, films and interactive exhibits provide fun and educational activities for young and old.

Walk or drive around the village to view the beautiful and varied architecture, largely constructed by the Clark family, which invested in the village and still lives here today. Their many family homes, as well as those of other prominent families, span diverse architectural ages.

Cooperstown is a 90-minute drive from Albany, which has an international airport as well as rail service. Though you’ll need a car to get here, park it and pay a day use fee to ride the local trolley.

Whether baseball is your passion or not, find many things to do in the idyllic Catskills destination of Cooperstown.

Bayside Inn & Marina
Bayside Inn & Marina
2.5 out of 5
7090 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY
The price is $92 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
This Cooperstown motel is on the beach, 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Glimmerglass Festival, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fenimore Art Museum and Hyde Hall. Farmers' Museum ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (186 reviews)
"Absolutely amazing. I enjoyed the beach, lounge chairs, deck. It was so relaxing, and the staff was friendly. Excellent customer service. Place was spotless and well taken care of. Had a great stay."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2021

Bayside Inn & Marina
Best Western Cooperstown Inn & Suites
Best Western Cooperstown Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
50 Commons Drive, Cooperstown, NY
The price is $110 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bassett Hospital and Cooperstown Dreams Park. Susquehanna River and Bassett Healthcare ...
4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Best Western Cooperstown Inn & Suites
Holiday Express Hotel & Suites Cooperstown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Express Hotel & Suites Cooperstown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4758 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY
The price is $149 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Cooperstown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown Fun Park, and Susquehanna River. Barnyard Swing Miniature Golf ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Comfy beds, clean room and common areas, breakfast was just ok. A bit pricey but I knew I was getting quality sercice for that price."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Holiday Express Hotel & Suites Cooperstown, an IHG Hotel
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Tentrr Signature Site - Mount Sibley
Tentrr Signature Site - Mount Sibley
Cooperstown, NY
The price is $133 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated in the mountains, this campground is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Susquehanna River and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bassett Medical Center ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Idyllic sylvan setting! Beautifully sited and designed. This was our first experience glamping and we will be back next year. Immediate perimeter is on a base of clean gravel so there is no mud under picnic table and fire pit. Thoughtful addition of bunches of dried lavender in the tent corners for ..."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Tentrr Signature Site - Mount Sibley
StarField Cottage...The Perfect Cooperstown Getaway!
StarField Cottage...The Perfect Cooperstown Getaway!
Cooperstown, NY
This family-friendly Cooperstown cottage is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Susquehanna River and National Baseball Hall of Fame. Heroes of ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Excellent experience
"A farmhouse feel, no cell service, internet available if you desire to stay connected, vacation away from the rat race of life. Staying here was an excellent experience for our family. We how you enjoy it as well."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

StarField Cottage...The Perfect Cooperstown Getaway!
Luxury Victorian in the Heart of Cooperstown
Luxury Victorian in the Heart of Cooperstown
Cooperstown, NY
Situated in Cooperstown, this historic vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Leatherstocking Golf Course, Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum, and National Baseball ...
5/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Beyond expectations
"We have been brining a group of guys to Cooperstown for years to play in a baseball tournament every September. This year we had to find a new place to say and this exceeded our expectations. Brenda was so accommodating and gracious. The house is in a PERFECT location and came as advertised. It is ..."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Luxury Victorian in the Heart of Cooperstown
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