Set back on two manicured acres in the heart of Cooperstown Village, the elegance of this beautiful boutique hotel beckons discerning guests: for sale

Set back on two manicured acres in the heart of Cooperstown Village, the elegance of this beautiful boutique hotel beckons discerning guests

Cooperstown, New York, United States of America


2 299 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
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Type: Boutique Hotel
Bedrooms: 11
Bathrooms: 11
Showers: 11
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed
TGCSA Rating: 5 Star

Cooperstown is a village in and county seat of Otsego County, New York, United States. Most of the village lies within the town of Otsego, but some of the eastern parts is in the town of Middlefield. It is located at the southern end of the historic Otsego Lake and is in the Central New York Region of New York.

Cooperstown is best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  The Farmers' Museum, opened in 1944 on farmland that had once belonged to James Fenimore Cooper, the Fenimore Art Museum, Glimmerglass Opera, and the New York State Historical Association are also based here. Most of the historic pre-1900 core of the village is included in the Cooperstown Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980; its boundaries were increased in 1997 and more contributing properties were identified.

The population of the village was 1,852 as of the 2010 census.


The village was developed within part of the Cooper Patent, which William Cooper – who later became a county judge – purchased in 1785 from Colonel George Croghan, former Deputy to Sir William Johnson, British Superintendent of Indian Affairs of the Northern District. The land amounted to 10,000 acres (40 km2). William Cooper founded a village on Otsego Lake. His son James Fenimore Cooper grew up in the frontier town. He later became a noted American author with The Leatherstocking Tales, a series of historical novels that includes The Last of the Mohicans.

Cooper established the village of Cooperstown in 1786, laid out by surveyor William Ellison. At the time, the area was part of Montgomery County. It was incorporated as the "Village of Otsego" on April 3, 1807. The name was changed to "Village of Cooperstown" on June 12, 1812, after the founder. William Cooper was appointed as a county judge in the late 18th century and was elected to the state assembly from Otsego County.

Cooperstown is one of only twelve villages in New York still incorporated under a charter, the other villages having incorporated or re-incorporated under the provisions of Village Law.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (2.53%) is water.

The source of the Susquehanna River is in Cooperstown at the outlet of Otsego Lake. Blackbird Bay of Otsego Lake is north of the village.

The junction of New York State Route 28 and New York State Route 80 was constructed at Cooperstown. The village is also served by County Routes 31 and 33.


Cooperstown has a humid continental climate, with cold, very snowy winters, warm summers, and abundant precipitation year-round. Freezing temperatures have been observed in every month of the year, except for July. The record low temperature is −34 °F (−37 °C), set on February 9, 1934, and the record high temperature is 99 °F (37 °C), set on July 9 and 10, 1936.

Cooperstown writers

Aside from James Fenimore Cooper, noted Cooperstown's authors include his daughter Susan Fenimore Cooper, the author of Rural Hours, and his great-great-grandson Paul Fenimore Cooper, author of Tal: His Marvelous Adventures with Noon-Zor-Noom (1929, 1957, 2001).

Other writers include the prolific poet W. W. Lord, who captured Cooperstown in many of his poems, as well as modern author Lauren Groff, who has written extensively about her hometown, notably in The Monsters of Templeton, a story that brings several Cooperstown legends to life.

The work of Cooperstown-based novelist and poet Marly Youmans has referred to the area, notably, in her epic poem Thaliad (2012), in which a group of child survivors of an apocalypse travel north and make their new home in an abandoned village on the shore of Glimmerglass Lake.

The Clark family

The Clark Estates building, originally the Otsego County Bank, was built in 1831 in the Greek Revival style.

The Clark family, whose fortune originated with a half-ownership of the patent for Signer Sewing Machine, has lived in Cooperstown since the mid-19th century. The family's holdings include interests assembled over a century and a half, which are now held through trusts and foundations. Their dominance is reflected in Clark ownership of more than 10,000 acres (40 km2) of largely undeveloped land in and around greater Cooperstown.

In the village, the Otesaga, the Cooper Inn, Clark Estates, and the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home are all Clark properties. In addition, the Clarks were founding partners of, and retain an interest in, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital.

Cooperstown still receives support from the Clark Foundation, which has donated to a variety of causes including various scholarships, non-profit organizations, and village services. The family has also donated land for the Cooperstown Central School District's new high school location − formerly horse stables − as well as for parks such as Fairy Springs and Council Rock, and recently, for a new Little League baseball field.

Jane Forbes Clark II, the primary family heir today, has continued this commitment. She has purchased strategic land to ensure the preservation of village entry points, as well as overseeing the expansion of the various Clark holdings.

In late November 2013, Clark discussed her family's continued support for the community during a meeting of The Women’s Club of Cooperstown. The Clark Foundation supports a variety of Cooperstown and Otsego County organizations and causes with donations of $7.5 million to charitable organizations every year. The family's Scriven Foundation, formed in 1975, donates to only Otsego County nonprofit organizations, such as the Cooperstown Village Library. The Scriven Foundation donates $1.5 million every year. According to Clark's presentation, the family's businesses employ 4,198 people, with 3,100 of those positions being full-time jobs.

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Key features
Cosy, Warm and Comfortable Rooms
Each of the 11 bedrooms in our Cooperstown inn provides a retreat worthy of the end of your day. They feature luxurious beds, designer linens, flat-screen TV’s, complimentary Wi-Fi, hardwood floors and private en suite bathrooms.

Yet each bedroom also vaunts its own personality.

Petite Provence I

Sacrifice nothing in the petite yet beautifully appointed Provence room at our Inn in Cooperstown. A private outside entry, luxurious carpeting, soothing colors and a hint of French Country decor compliment the beautiful queen bed, beautifully tiled walk-in shower, and sliding doors that gather the breeze and lead you to a semi-private sitting porch with designated Adirondack chairs overlooking two acres of private lawn.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Finger Lakes Chardonnay and read the paper, or curl up with a book and a cup of our custom blend locally roasted coffee.
Casey’s Room
If you are looking for Cooperstown, New York hotels with luxury, service and location you have found something even better. Our beautiful inn features beautifully appointed Cooperstown inn rooms. Casey’s Room is sun-filled by its large windows, this fabulously upgraded room with brass queen bed is decorated in warm sage and blue and complemented by leather and print accents.
Features include a magnificent maple floor with cherry inlay, overstuffed “finally finish that novel” reading chair, and 19th-century writing desk, all reflected by a stunning antique floor-to-ceiling mirror. But perhaps the most memorable part of this room is the “Dream Shower” – enclosed in glass block, this double shower (yes, room for two!) features eleven jets, including a 12-inch showerhead extended from the ceiling.
The Cooper Room
Are you looking for a Cooperstown, NY hotel? Try something extraordinary in our beautiful Cooperstown inn. Across the Hall of Literary Offenses, a custom reproduction of James Fenimore Cooper’s portrait by Chappel peers back at Twain and marks the entrance to this spacious and airy room.
Relax in the plush wingback chair and enjoy the bird’s eye view of 160-year old maples right outside your window. The beckoning king bed, newly restored wood floors, a spacious private bath with walk-in shower, and flat-screen TV call you back after a day on the town.
The Twain Room
Guests enjoy exceptional and luxurious lodging in our Coopertown, NY inn. Situated in our Hall of Literary Offenses, this room is named for Mark Twain, who, while writing at Quarry Farm, umpired baseball games in near-by Elmira, NY. Twain also had quite a bit to say about Cooperstown’s favorite son and one of America’s early premier novelists, James Fenimore Cooper, famous for The Last of the Mohicans.
The entrance to this second-floor room is marked by a museum-commissioned portrait of Twain and a retelling of his essay on Cooper. It features original hardwood flooring, a private walk-in shower, a double sink converted from an antique dresser, flat-screen TV, a king bed finished in designer linens, a bust of Mark Twain, antique baseball photos and some of the best breezes that blow through the Inn.
The Hemingway Room
Named for “Papa”, a fanatical baseball fan and not a bad novelist who, while living in Cuba, built a baseball diamond that helped fuel that nation’s love of the game. This second-story room in our Cooperstown, NY bed and breakfast, is a Movable Feast for your senses. Decorated with rich coffee walls, crown ceilings and a beautifully restored herringbone floor. Join us in our Cooperstown inn.
The room’s décor hints of safari, but rewards with a sumptuous brass queen bed, basecamp leather reading chair, flat-screen TV and features wildlife art reminiscent of a savannah. Its private bath is among the more spoken-about rooms in the Inn, where an alluring Jacuzzi tub and shower rests against the exposed brick of the mansion’s original chimney, creating a space unlike any other.
Petite Provence II
French Country elements in calming blue and grey tones instantly transport you to the lavender fields of Provence, while a private outside entry, luxurious carpeting, walk-in shower (ADA) and sumptuous king bed will make you feel like royalty. Sliding glass doors open up to a semi-private porch with Adirondack chairs overlooking two acres of lush green lawn- perfect for a late-spring picnic. This petite yet beautifully appointed French Country room at our Inn in Cooperstown is designed for maximum relaxation.
Get into a new book, or spend hours reading an old favorite with a glass of Finger Lakes wine and enjoy a little late afternoon sunshine on your face. This room is wheelchair accessible. 
St. Somewhere
This is not like any other room in the Inn, or in Cooperstown. Got a mild wild side? St. Somewhere might be your perfect Cooperstown accommodation. Welcome to Duval Street, Key West, where luxury meets whimsy. Your lush king bed is topped with designer linens of terracotta. The walls are adorned with art collected from KW and the Islands.
The magnificent Dream Shower (yes, room for two!) features six body jets. Two plush reading chairs invite you to curl up with the Innkeeper’s tattered copy of Jimmy Buffet’s, A Pirate Looks at Fifty or the morning’s paper. Take a walk on the wild side in our luxurious Cooperstown inn.
The Wyeth Suite
This spacious suite is named for one of America’s premier artistic families and features limited edition reproductions of Andrew Wyeth. Among the Inn’s more generous rooms this second story suite offers new ash floors, limited edition prints, and a queen bed draped in designer linens. Enjoy the private sitting area with a beautiful convertible leather love seat and large flat-screen TV, a perfect place to pass a rain delay, or just unwind before dinner.
The bathroom is large and bright. Outsized windows offer a view of the Inn’s two-acre back lawn. View our many other Cooperstown inn rooms & suites and plan your Cooperstown getaway.
Campanella Suite
Among the finest suites in Cooperstown, the newly remodeled Campanella Suite is our largest suite and part of the original mansion in our Cooperstown, NY inn. Sitting on the first floor, off the lobby, it contains 11-foot ceilings and original ‘summer’ doors. A grand cherry king-sized bed assures a pleasant sleep. Not tired? Wrap yourself in a cozy Landmark Inn robe, sit before the marble fireplace (seasonal) and read that book you’ve been meaning to.
Relax in Adirondack chairs on your private sitting porch. And when you’re ready, the new luxurious bath awaits. It features marble, double vanity and a magnificent “Dream Shower” for two. The “Dream Shower” (a Landmark Inn exclusive) has three showerheads, four body jets and a handheld shower wand. Absolutely Stunning.
The Chance Suite
Whether this premier room in our hotel in Cooperstown, NY took its name from Frank Chance – he of “Tinker to Evers to Chance” Hall of Fame renown –  or because it’s considered by many to be our most romantic room, we will leave to you to decide. This sumptuous room is located on the first floor with a private entrance. The king bed is adorned with splendid designer linens. The herringbone hardwood floors – original to the house – lead to our signature bathroom which features both a double Dream Shower with nine body jets (yes, room for two!) as well as a separate soul-soothing Jacuzzi tub. Guests in this room will enjoy a private covered porch overlooking one of the herb gardens, a large circa 1860 sunlit bay window, flat-screen TV, central air, and his-and-her reading chairs. A romantic getaway in our Cooperstown inn awaits.
Spa Suite
Have your cake and eat it too in this regal suite designed for maximum relaxation. Grand twelve-foot chandeliered ceilings, a romantic fireplace, personal Infrared sauna for two, luxury tiled Dream Shower with body jets, large flat-screen TV, and a stunning upholstered king bed adorned in luxurious pastel linens all await you in the Spa Suite, perhaps the finest accommodation in Cooperstown.
Elopements & Intimate Weddings

Happy couple on wedding day. Bride and Groom.
Intimate Wedding and Elopement Ceremony in Upstate New York
Looking to elope in Upstate New York? Well, what better place than Cooperstown? Hundreds of people come to Cooperstown to be married each year.

Our Inn sits on two of the most romantic acres in the village of Cooperstown, perfect for intimate Upstate New York weddings. With a whole house rental, our beautiful kitchen and grounds are yours to use as you see fit. Why not hire a local chef to come on site and prepare your rehearsal or wedding dinner?

Why not honeymoon in our most romantic room, The Campanella Suite? A beautiful private porch, Dream Shower for two, and fireplace included! View all of our stunning Cooperstown inn rooms. 

Whether it’s baseball that brings you to Cooperstown, or opera, or romance, or the museums, or just the desire to slow it down for a while, one of our distinctive bedrooms is sure to please. Overstuffed chairs and sitting areas are located throughout our Cooperstown bed and breakfast for your relaxation.

A Perfectly Home-Made Start to Each Day - Breakfast at our Inn!

After enjoying top rated Cooperstown, NY lodging, guests each morning will be greeted by their hosts and seated at a private table in our chandeliered dining room. Your table will be dressed in white and topped with china and fine stemware. It will overlook one of the Cooperstown bed and breakfast's original fireplaces or the garden, seen through historic leaded glass windows.

Elegant? Yes. But stuffy?  Never. You will find the room filled with laughter, and stories being told.

Where Breakfast is Always Memorable!

Join Chef Vita each morning in our stunning dining room for a memorable, gourmet, farm-to-table breakfast served at your private/reserved table on lovely china. Be sure to enjoy our custom blend locally roasted coffee or selection of fine teas in our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Cooperstown.

Locally Sourced!

We are blessed to be in Upstate New York, an area of great beauty and agricultural abundance; and our gourmet breakfasts – prepared by Chef daily, on-premises – celebrate that blessing by including the freshest of ingredients purveyed locally. We work closely with neighbor farms to offer you strawberries delivered the day of picking. Peaches and apples and raspberries all served straight from the field to your table. Our delicious lofty artisan breads are baked here in Otsego County, and our signature Landmark Blend Coffee is roasted right in Cooperstown, weekly. Exceptional Cooperstown, NY lodging awaits! Find your perfect room in our Cooperstown inn and book a getaway to remember.

Specials & Packages

Take advantage of our limited-time VIP Cooperstown, New York vacation packages. Make sure to sign up for our email list to the right to be the first to know about our upcoming special offers! Enjoy Cooperstown lodging at its best in our beautiful inn.

Our Romance Packages

Simply Romance

  • Chocolate covered strawberries or chocolate truffles.
  • Automatically upgrade to our finest room available upon check-in.
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne, wine or sparkling water OR mimosas at breakfast.
  • $75 in addition to the room rate.

Romance Plus

  • Everything from “Simply Romance”.
  • A $50 dining certificate at one of our favorite restaurants: Toscana or Mel’s at 22.
  • $125 in addition to the room rate.

Ultimate Romance

  • Everything from “Romance Plus”.
  • 2 Landmark Inn Robes.
  • 12 Roses from our Local Florist.
  • $395 in addition to the room rate.The Baseball Hall of Fame.
The beautiful Landmark Inn sits within an easy ten-minute walk to the Cooperstown National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Was Cooperstown the birthplace of baseball? Well… yes… it… was. Didn’t Abner Doubleday live here? Didn’t a local farmer unearth the original baseball with his plow? And didn’t the Mills Commission determine in 1907 – after a lunchtime of exhaustive and unbiased study – that Cooperstown was indeed THE birthplace of baseball? You’re darn right they did! Oh, sure, we hear the naysayers, but let’s be honest… wouldn’t you rather be celebrating baseball in beautiful Cooperstown than … ahem…Hoboken? Yes, you absolutely would. See, like we keep saying… it’s all about the stories! We welcome you to our Cooperstown bed and breakfast.
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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

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