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Hit a Home Run with a Baseball-Themed Getaway

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Baseball is a time-honored American pastime with a rich and colorful history, especially in New York. And here at Landmark Inn, we honor that legacy in everything we do. Looking to get away and experience everything the area has to offer? Look no further than Cooperstown for a wonderful vacation destination. Read on and discover what makes Cooperstown so special.

a baseball glove, bat, and ball

Baseball’s Past and Present

While baseball season may be over, the sport is celebrated all year round in Cooperstown and winter is no exception. One of Cooperstown’s premier attractions, the venerable National Baseball Hall of Fame, is a must-visit for any fans of the sport. Only a 9-minute walk from the Inn, it is a dedication to all things baseball that showcases its distinct influence on American culture. The centerpiece of this exhibit, the museum, celebrates baseball’s storied past and features artifacts and pieces of history from the earliest days of the sport all the way to modern day.

For those guests seeking a truly catered and personal experience, the Hall of Fame also offers both VIP and custom tour options with unique and exclusive events available throughout the season. In addition, Landmark Inn has partnered with the museum to offer a special 2-day VIP experience for our guests on select dates, so book now and claim your spot! For the true baseball aficionado or anyone with a love for the sport, the Hall of Fame is an absolutely essential visit while in Cooperstown. If you’re looking to fill your time with something other than baseball though, there’s plenty to do in Cooperstown this winter.

hot drinks in front of a fireplace

Amazing Accommodations

Venturing into town or visiting the Hall of Fame? You’ll be needing a comfy home base to rest up after a long and active day. The air outside is getting colder, so warm up at our fireplace and enjoy a nice hot drink in our beautiful main room. Purchase some of our signature baseball cookies made in-house or, if visiting with a significant other, make it a vacation they’ll never forget with one of our romance packages and receive a complimentary bottle of champagne, wine or sparkling water! Each one of our warm and cozy rooms has its own distinct personality and boast luxurious amenities, with the Chance Suite and Hemingway Room both featuring Jacuzzi tubs, perfect for warming up on those cold winter New York nights. However you decide to stay with us, you’re bound to have a truly unforgettable experience.

Landmark Inn Hemingway Room

The Experience of a Lifetime

At Landmark Inn baseball is a part of our DNA. From our location in Cooperstown, a city steeped in baseball history, to our décor, which honors the sport and its distinct aesthetic, everything we do here is influenced by the great American game. Owners Robin and Fred Schneider have thoughtfully infused their love of the sport into their Inn, so much so in fact that Fred has even written a book on it! We sincerely hope that guests who come and visit our Inn will feel that same passion that we put into everything we do here at Landmark. “We hope to see you here soon!”

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See the Amazing Fall Colors in Upstate NY

Friday, July 27th, 2018
Fal color trees on a lake
Warm, cozy, and beautiful are all words that describe the fall foliage in Upstate New York. Those words also happen to describe our luxury inn located in Cooperstown, NY… which is the best place to see the vibrant colors and experience all of the fun activities this fall.


Fresh baked scones on baking trays

Wake to Autumn Inspired Breakfasts

After your restful night’s sleep in one of our romantic guest rooms, we will welcome you to our elegant yet comfortable dining room for a delicious gourmet breakfast, prepared by our chef daily. Sit at a private table next to our cozy fireplace or choose to gaze out at the manicured garden through historic leaded glass windows as you enjoy the flavors of fall. The smell of warm spices, apples, pumpkin and maple will fill the air as you sip your Landmark Blend Coffee, roasted right here in Cooperstown. Our area offers great beauty and agricultural abundance which allows us to use the freshest seasonal ingredients from our local purveyors. We work closely with farms nearby to offer you the best that each season has to offer – straight from the field to your table. Join us at our cozy bed and breakfast inn for an experience to remember this fall. Can’t you just taste it?


Chess set in front of a fireplace

There is So Much to Do in Cooperstown!

Even though summer is coming to an end, there’s still time to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun – all without the summer crowds! Whether you’re looking for an easy getaway from New York City or are planning a dream trip to see the incredible natural phenomena of the leaves changing color, the Landmark Inn will serve as a wonderful home base (baseball pun intended). We are happy to help you create your perfect itinerary and make all of the necessary arrangements for you.


couple out to dinner with beer and champagne

Culture & Dining

In addition to Cooperstown’s main attraction, the MLB Hall of Fame, the area offers other interesting museums and several fine theaters. Stroll through our historic downtown with unique shops and boutiques. Stop into one of the wonderful restaurants for a bite to eat, or just ask us to make a recommendation or reservation for you.


Golf course with fall colors

Explore the Outdoors

Get in a round of golf on the Leatherstocking Golf Course, awarded as one of the most beautiful and interesting golf courses in the country. Take in a different view of the fall colors from the water during a dinner cruise on Otsego Lake – it’s magnificent! Or get an up-close look at the leaves while hiking at Glimmerglass State Park or along the many creeks and rivers. Visit a nearby farm or orchard to have some fall fun picking your own apples, pumpkins and more!


Two plastic cups from Ommegang Brewery filled with beer - cheers

Beer, Wine & Fun!

Create your own mini Octoberfest at Ommegang Brewery, which serves great food and beer. Check out their facebook page to see their calendar full of fun concerts & events. If beer isn’t your thing, then maybe you would like to explore the local wineries featuring Rieslings and Chardonnays from the nearby Finger Lakes region, or taste some hard cider from Fly Creek Cider Mill.


basket of peanuts and cracker jacks

Be a VIP at the Baseball Hall of Fame

When you stay at our luxury bed and breakfast in Cooperstown, you’re always treated as a VIP with high quality amenities, delicious breakfasts and excellent service. And now we have partnered with the MLB Hall of Fame to offer you a remarkable two-day program, which allows you to experience the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as a VIP too! On select dates throughout this fall, you can take part in this special two-day behind the scenes Hall of Fame VIP Experience, designed to give you special access not available to the museum’s general visitors. Plus you’ll also receive a Sustaining Membership in the HOF, which come with more special perks and benefits!

We know that you’ll be sad as the major league baseball season comes to an end in October. Let us help you extend your enjoyment of baseball for just a bit longer by booking your getaway to Cooperstown, NY this fall.

Top 10 Cooperstown Winter Activities

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Ever been to Cooperstown? This charming town in Upstate New York is known as the birthplace for baseball, but what you may not know is that it actually a great spot to visit during the quieter winter months. It offers the perfect winter getaway from NYC or wherever you reside!

Come explore before the summer rush and check out some of these exciting Cooperstown, NY winter activities:

winter getaway in Cooperstown, NY1. Go on a Brewery Tour & Tasting. Ommegang Brewery is the place to go if you love craft beer! Set up a tasting and try 6 different beers, or take a tour for a more immersive experience.

2. Book a Custom Tour at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Available only in the winter, the Custom Tour Experience connects fans to their favorite team with a tour of the museum focused on the team’s very best memories and moments. This experience even takes guests behind the scenes with a look at private artifacts that aren’t currently on display.

winter activities in Cooperstown, NY3. Go Ice Skating on Otsego Lake. Get outside and have a little fun! Otsego Lake in Glimmerglass State Park has some of the best ice skating this time of year.

4. Try Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing. Try something new and go snowshoeing or cross country skiing. After you work up a sweat, head into town for Belgian bites at The Cafe at Brewery Ommegang or opt for a healthier option at Origin’s Cafe.

5. Go Snow Tubing. Head over to Glimmerglass State Park and partake in this childhood favorite. Tubes are available for only $5 per person and the Tubing Hill is open through February 25th. Warm up afterwards with a cup of hot chocolate and a chili dog from the snack bar.

winter activities in Cooperstown, NY6. Shop the Boutiques and Pick up a Custom Engraved Bat. Stroll Main Street and pop in and out of the many shops and boutiques. Stop into Cooperstown Bat Company  and have them custom-engrave a bat to commemorate your trip.

7. Visit The Fenimore Art Museum. Explore a rich collection of American folk, 20th Century, and American Indian art. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum routinely offers a series of new workshops and features. See the latest here.

8. Share a Romantic Meal at a Local Favorite. Toscana is easily one of the best spots in town for a romantic evening. Savor exceptional Italian cuisine with the perfect ambiance.

9. Visit Fly Creek Cider Mill. Sip on cider and see how it’s made! You can also pick up homemade treats like creamy fudge, sharp cheddar cheese, apples grown on site and more. They also hold monthly events, check them out here.

romantic winter getaway in Cooperstown, NY

10. Unwind by the Fire: Top off your experience with a romantic evening in and enjoy chocolate covered strawberries or chocolate truffles by the fire as you cuddle up by your in-room fireplace. It’s all part of our Cooperstown B&B Romance Package, which pairs perfectly with our romantic Campanella Suite.

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