Two brothers who have been playing and singing together since they were kids, composing and writing harmony-driven guitar songs about events in our lives. They're famous for their Simon and Garfunkel tribute, singing all their major sonings including the ever popular Scarborough fair.
Piano Playing in the lobby
Enjoy chatting with family and friends with the sounds of live ambient background music, with piano playing in the lobby.
Glimmerglass State Park
Glimmerglass State Park overlooks beautiful Otsego Lake, nicknamed "Glimmerglass" by James Fenimore Cooper in his Leatherstocking Tails. Open year-round, each season brings a multitude of outdoor recreational activities for visitors to the park, including hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and tubing. Seen from the south, Mount Wellington, on the eastern shore of Otsego Lake, is said to resemble a sleeping lion. The loop trail that climbs it from Glimmerglass State Park offers a lovely forested walk through majestic white pines, hemlocks, and hardwoods. In addition to this trail, the park offers cross-country ski trails and other recreational facilities.
Our guests can enjoy pontoon boating on the crystal clear waters of Lake Otsego.
Chazzan/Menagen Sherwood Goffin
Senior Chazzan of the famed Lincoln Square Synagogue on Manhattan’s West Side since its founding in 1965, for almost four decades, Chazzan Goffin has been one of America’s first and foremost artists in the world of contemporary Jewish music at concert venues throughout the USA and Canada, producing six successful popular record albums , including the No.2 best-selling recording of the year - Neshomo - in 1973.
National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum & Doubleday Field
Explore the History of Baseball, experience the myth of Doubleday Field, your 'field of dreams', and the incredible Home of Baseball, America's favorite pastime. Foster a deeper appreciation of baseball and its place in history through interactive exhibits and special events, with more than 38,000 artifacts honoring the game's epic past spread out over several exhibits on three floors.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's crowning jewel is the Plaque Gallery, where visitors will discover all 295 Hall of Fame members' bronze plaques honoring their achievement.
Fall under the spell of historic Hyde Hall during your 50 minute guided tour. Learn about the construction, decline and resurrection of this majestic 50 room country house which has overlooked James Fenimore Cooper's fabled "Glimmerglass" for over 175 years. In the mansion see "the finest two rooms built in a private home in America prior to 1840." Marvel at the many original furnishings. Hear the stories of how 5 generations lived on the Hyde Hall estate from 1819 until 1963.
Clark's Sports Center
Our new Indoor High Rock Wall opened in September of 2011! The new wall provides year-round climbing opportunities for the Cooperstown community.We offer indoor rock climbing for both members and non-members (guests must for a Day Guest Pass)Our 120' long Indoor Ropes Challenge Course is suspended 30' above the lap and diving pools. It has the advantage of being able to be used year-round. Working together with other participants, climbers traverse the 4 elements to the end at which point you may be lowered into the diving pool or dry lowered to the deck. It is suitable for participants of all abilities levels over the age of 12.
Ride the Train
Ride into history amidst beautiful scenery. Built in 1869, visitors can experience what was once the primary form of transportation throughout the country - rail travel. A special train ride for our Passover guests, on a restored Locomotive Train Ride
Eight lane Brunswick bowling at the nearby Clark Sports Center with balls supplied, and shoes available for rent. Bumper rails are available, so you can bring the little ones too.
Howe Caverns Tour
Your journey begins in Lester Howe's above ground study where Howe himself will regale you with the story on how he discovered this great cave.
Each tour of Howe Caverns starts with a 156 ft descent below the earth's surface. our experienced tour guide will then lead you down in an elevator to The Vestibule where your journey through the enormous main cavern, immense galleries and under huge boulders which hang precariously overhead, will begin. Your journey winds through limestone corridors, cavernous galleries, under massive boulders, to a subterranean riverbed carved over countless millennia. Deep in the cave, solid rock appears fluid: creating strange formations, flowing sheets and dripping stalactites. Mysterious grottos lead off into distant, unexplored passages. Shadows hide secrets in every crack and crevice. The path twists and turns ever downward to the glassy surface of an underground lake that trails off into the absolute darkness of the cave’s Eastern Terminus.
America's history comes alive-daily chores are carried out at the working farm while commerce flourishes at the Village Crossroad. Visitors experience the interplay among trades, village life and agriculture in New York State circa 1845. The museum, one of the oldest living history museums, features exhibits, craft demonstrations and hand-on activities that bring history to life, and the famous Empire State Carousel.
Fishing on Lake Oswego
The Cooperstown area offers all-season opportunities for fishermen, with fishing right outside your doorstep on Lake Otsego, and local boat rentals available. One of the finest deep water fisheries in Central New York, Lake Otsego is a habitat for lake salmon, trout, and small and large mouth bass.
You will find a variety of fish species throughout the waterways of the Cooperstown & Oneonta area, including: yellow perch, brown bullhead, rock bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, brown trout, rainbow trout, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed, bluegill, and walleye.
A valid New York State fishing license is required for all fishermen 16 and older.
Leatherstocking Golf Course, "One of the best courses to play." - Golfweek
The 18-hole championship Otesaga's Leatherstocking Golf Course will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Featuring natural contour terrain that sweeps along the western shoreline of Lake Otsego with views from various elevations, guests are assured of a great golfing experience. Designed in 1909 by Devereux Emmet, it is considered by many to be one of the East's most scenic and challenging resort golf courses. With two great finishing holes, #17 Par 3 playing up to 195 yards over water and #18 Par 5 with an island tee and the fairway along the lake, how the golfer plays these holes often determines whether the match is won or lost. Upon completion of your round, enjoy a snack, cold beverage and conversation on the Pro Shop Patio or the Otesaga's Veranda. "Second highest rating in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut" - Zagat Golf Course Survey
Hazzan Nachman Shneider
Cantor Nachman Schneider currently serves as the cantor of Congregation Beth Israel of Brooklyn. Having assumed his first cantorial position at the age of seventeen, he has also held cantorial posts at prestigious congregations such as Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, and Shomrei Emunah of Brooklyn. In addition to his regular position, he routinely accepts engagements as a cantor-in-residence in a wide variety of settings including Park East Synagogue, Synagogue for the Arts, and Mendy Vim’s Holidays. Cantor Schneider will be leading the Seder and the davening for us in a stirring recital of his own memorable syle.
Fenimore Art Museum
One of the nation's premier art institutions; home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art, as well as important holdings in American decorative arts, photography, and 20th century art.
The formal gardens overlook Otsego Lake. Visitors can get a glimpse of American Indian lives at the circa 1750 Bark House on the shores of the lake.
Trolley and Walking Tours
CooperstownWalks! leads daily guided tours throughout the famous village highlighting its many charms, people and folklore.
Each tour will lead you on a fun and fact-filled 2-mile leisurely stroll down the footpaths of history of Americana.
Road Biking and Mountain Biking
Otsego County is home to arguably the best biking in New York State. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery offered by our location in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, filled with rolling hills, more challenging climbs, and thrilling descents. Bikers of all ages and ability levels will be able to enjoy the the multitude of trails available, from cycling routes along our rural, scenic roadways to mountain biking on "off-the-beaten path" trails. Whether you are riding to see how far you can push yourself, or traveling between the many attractions in Cooperstown, cycling in Coooperstown is not to be missed!
Don't believe us? Cooperstown and Oneonta were recently featured in Adirondack Sports and Fitness as a premier biking destination.