About the Inn

Impeccably restored to its original splendor, guests have long appreciated the Landmark’s architectural grace and unique sense of space. Guests enjoy exceptional Cooperstown lodging with luxurious rooms and the ideal location. Many of Cooperstown’s attractions and restaurants are within an eight-minute walk. Providing the energy, Chef Vita’s signature Orange Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies and citrus spa water are available 24 hours a day in the main dining room.

Fresh cookies baked daily

Fresh cookies baked daily

patio

Relax on the welcoming patio!

Set deeply back from Chestnut Street, the Cooperstown inn’s two acres afford a serenity not easily duplicated in the village. A popular gathering place for friends – new and old – is the Inn’s patio. Surrounded by lush gardens, the patio provides a tropical ambiance to an afternoon glass of chardonnay, catching up on email, bemoaning your inability to hit the curve ball, or debating the greatest libretto.

A History of the Inn

Situated on the largest village lot drafted by William Cooper (founder of Cooperstown and father of James Fenimore Cooper, novelist) this private residence built by J.P. Sill in 1856 was known as “The Maples” for the many newly planted maple trees that lined the circular drive. Today those trees are nearing 160 years old.

They are stately and towering and tell their own stories about the days the cabriolets pulled up to the hitching post and carriage steps located on the Inn’s north side. They tell of summertime gatherings in the magnificent formal Victorian garden located on the back lawn.

And if you listen carefully, they tell of benevolence, and how each May, the Sills would host the children from the local orphanage for a day of family, food, fun, and yes, always stories.

Stately 160 year old maple trees...

Stately 160 year old maple trees…

Innkeepers Robin & Fred Schneider
Only a 9 minute walk to the Baseball Hall of Fame!