Welcoming Comfort Outside of Cooperstown
Posted Aug 19, 2015 on Hotels
Armed with a free night from Hotels.com Rewards and looking for a place to stay for a concert at the Ommegang Brewery outside of Cooperstown, I found the Brookside Inn at Laurens, and my friends and I are very happy I did! Located in a sleepy town an easy (and scenic) 20 minute drive to Ommegang, co-proprietor Lori was welcoming from the start, calling to confirm that she received the reservation from the website and to converse about our plans. When we arrived, she had kept a note that we were going to Ommegang, and offered to help with directions. Our first floor room, the Red Room, was perfect for three people, and while it shares a bathroom with one other room, the bathroom was kept spotless and we had no issues with sharing. Several thoughtful and complimentary items made the stay extra comfortable, including wine coolers in the room, a wide assortment of options for midnight snackers (perfect after the concert), and homemade breakfast (blueberry pancakes, sausage and bacon) the next morning. Even as we prepared to depart, Lori gave my friend tips on how to achieve the look of Lori and Dave's kitchen. In sum, while there may be options closer to Cooperstown, the many personal touches of Brookside Inn would definitely lead us stay there again.