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The Top Restaurants in Cooperstown

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Are you one of those people who talk about what’s for lunch, before you’re even finished with breakfast? Do you recall memories based on what you were eating at the time? Do you dream of farm-fresh food with flavors from near and far? Then you’re in luck! With the variety of wonderful restaurants in Cooperstown, finding excellent eats on your getaway to Upstate New York is as easy as pie! Read on for our exclusive guide to some of the area’s best places to grab a bite and find your next great adventure with food in Cooperstown, NY.

Couple at romanitc dinner in a dark reastaurant

Toscana Italian Fusion & Grill

For delicious and authentic Northern Italian cuisine, there’s no better place in Cooperstown than Toscana’s. Not only is it a personal favorite of Inn owners Robin & Fred Schneider, but it is popular with locals and visitors alike – and for good reason. Their warm ambiance, friendly staff, and generous portions keep people coming back time and time again. You can go from baseballs to meatballs in just a few steps, as it’s just down the street from the infamous Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s the perfect place to grab lunch or dinner in town, but feel like you’re a world away.

Origins Café

Featuring organic seasonal food, sourced from local purveyors and their own garden, Origins is a perfect place to eat for a fresh and delicious meal that you can feel good about. Based out of a food truck at Carefree Gardens, their distinct philosophy of positivity shines through everything they do. The food, while delightful on its own, is greatly enhanced by the unique dining experience. You’ll sit at a cozy table, surrounded by lush plants and serene fountains, in an open-air greenhouse filled with life and light. Mark your calendars for early April, when they open for the season, to be part of this truly unique culinary experience from the outside-in!

Close up of chef in a white coat adding herbs to a steak salad

Alex’s World Bistro

From the mind of Chef Alex Webster comes a menu featuring cuisine from all around the globe, from super-creamy Serious Mac and Cheese to exotic Japanese Pork Belly Ramen. With flavors derived from south of the border to the far east, you’re bound to find something you like at the Bistro. In a town where we celebrate something so classically American as baseball, their selection of cuisines from around the world offers a wonderfully welcome contrast. Save room for dessert, you’ll be glad you did!

Hawkeye Bar & Grill

Located at The Otesaga Resort, this charming restaurant represents true comfort in Cooperstown – from the food to the atmosphere. Overlooking beautiful Lake Otesaga, it’s a great place to enjoy a signature drink on the seasonal patio or dive into one of the best burgers in town. You’ll find some of the tastiest seasonal fare, created from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients with a view that can’t be beat!

Beautiful plate with salmon spinach and grilled lemons

Nicoletta’s Italian Café

Elegant but casual, Nicoletta’s serves delicious Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere. The extensive wine list and approachable menu make it a great spot for date nights. It is centrally located on Cooperstown’s historic Main Street, near many of the area’s attractions, and has been a proud host to many of the celebrities and athletes who have visited our quaint town.

Blue Mingo Grill

Not opening for the season until the end of May, Blue Mingo Grill is worth the wait, and worth the visit if you’re planning to be in Cooperstown then. It’s tucked into a boatyard on the water, which makes the setting as unique and special as the food they serve. Their menu offers fresh seafood and other American favorites along with fun cocktails. You don’t go there just for a meal, you go for the entertainment of the whole dining experience. Lobster rolls and crab cakes just taste better with a view of the water – even if it Lake Otsego, and not the Atlantic ocean!

Couple with glasses of beer smiling and doing cheers

Ommegang Brewery & Café

Check out one of the most unique breweries in all of New York, Ommegang Brewery. With a line of beer inspired by Game of Thrones along with classics like the Nirvana IPA and refreshing Rare Vos Amber Ale, you’re bound to find something to quench your thirst. Their belief that “great beer deserves great food,” was the reason behind their delightful café. You’ll find pub-style favorites like Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Poutine (aka fries with gravy and cheese curds), along with more modern health conscience dishes like Alaskan Salmon and Crispy Brussels Sprouts. All of their artfully prepared menu items pair perfectly with their award-winning beer and are served in a warm and welcoming dining room. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, this Belgian-themed brewery not only provides satisfying beer and food, they also offer daily tours and tastings, along with fun special events like concerts and Brunch Bingo!

Mel’s at 22

Serving up American cuisine with an upscale feel, Mel’s has some seriously good food that is always fresh and cooked to order. The menu has some truly fantastic dishes, from Gourmet Burgers with a twist and pressed Paninis to juicy Steaks and Lobster Risotto. You’re guaranteed to find an interesting drink to pair with your meal from their large list of wine, beer and specialty cocktails! There’s nowhere else like it in town and is worth visiting if you’re in the mood for a high-end and friendly dining experience.

Luxurious Chance Room at Landmark Inn

Book Your Foodie Getaway Today!

After reading about all the fantastic restaurants in Cooperstown, hopefully we’ve sparked your appetite enough to warrant a visit to our wonderful town. Even though there are so many mouth-watering dishes available nearby, we think that the best meal in town is our very own homemade breakfast. It’s served each and every morning and made with locally-sourced ingredients, but it’s just for guests of Landmark Inn – so book your room now to start your ultimate foodie getaway! At our Cooperstown bed and breakfast, you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations in an ideal location near tons of fun activities – it’s the best way to stay and play in the baseball capital of America. We’re even happy to help secure reservations at any of our local restaurants, so you don’t miss out on a meal. We hope to see you soon, but until then, bon appétit!

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Love is in the Air at Landmark Inn for a Romantic Getaway to Cooperstown, NY

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, setting the stage for the most romantic time of year! However, our everyday lives have a nasty habit of getting in the way of romance and taking up time that could be far better spent connecting with those we love. Here at Landmark Inn, we understand that there’s nothing better than an escape from the day to day to rekindle the romance in your life. Read on for our exclusive guide to the ultimate romantic getaway in Cooperstown, New York.

Couple having a romantic dinner with Champagne and a red rose

Premier Dining Awaits in Cooperstown

There’s something wonderfully romantic about Italian cuisine. The music, the wine, and the delicious food all combine to create an unmatched ambiance – anyone who’s seen the classic spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp can attest to that! Our recommendation and personal favorite for Italian food goes to Toscana Cucina Italiana. It has Landmark Inn’s seal of approval and we’re sure that you will love its distinctive take on northern Italian cuisine.

Other excellent restaurants in the area include Alex’s World Bistro, serving up a wide variety of international dishes from the mind of Chef Alex Webster. Or for a more casual feel, Ommegang Brewery and Café is a wonderful choice for lovers of good food, good beer and good times. We are always happy to recommended other restaurants in Cooperstown and assist with reservations when needed.

Couple on golf course wearing casual clothes

Spend a Romantic Day Together in Cooperstown

There’s nothing quite like spending the day together doing things you love to spark your connection. Cooperstown has plenty of fun activities to fill your days, and all sorts of things to see and experience. Do you or your partner love sports? Well, you’re in luck! Cooperstown is home to the famous Baseball Hall of Fame which is a must-visit for any fan of the sport. Landmark Inn has partnered with them to offer an exclusive Hall of Fame VIP Experience on select dates, so you can have the ultimate behind-the-scenes tour. For golf lovers, the Leatherstocking Golf Course provides a beautiful backdrop while you spend the day together soaking up the fresh air. It’s ranked as one of the best courses in the country by Condé Nast and is the perfect way to get outdoors and have some fun.

If you would rather celebrate your love with a toast, the surrounding area hosts wonderful wineries featuring world-class Rieslings and Chardonnays made with grapes from the nearby Finger Lakes region. Spend the day wine tasting as you take in the beautiful scenery in Upstate New York. Make sure and check out our list of top activities near Cooperstown for more information on everything there is to do and see, including museums, theater, art and more!

Romantic room at bed and breakfast

Cozy Up Together in Luxurious Accommodations

Enjoy privacy and romance with your partner in one of the luxurious rooms or suites at our Cooperstown bed and breakfast. All of our accommodations boast their own unique personality, include our daily homemade breakfast, and feature top-notch amenities for a comfortable stay. The Chance Suite is considered by many to be the most romantic room of all. It features beautiful hardwood floors, a comfortable King Bed, a Double Dream Shower and a Jacuzzi tub with nine jets with room for two – perfect for a relaxing end to your day! Whichever room you decide to stay in for your romantic getaway in Cooperstown, you’re guaranteed an unparalleled experience and maximum comfort.

Couple smiling holding pink roses

Create Memories That Will Last a Lifetime

Time with those we love is precious. Sometimes with the demands of the modern world, it can feel like time is more fleeting than we would like it to be. That’s why we invite you and your significant other to escape the stresses of life and stay with us at our quaint small town Inn. Get away from it all, relax, and give your partner the attention he or she deserves with one of our specially curated Landmark Inn Romance Packages. Not only do our packages offer you an instant upgrade to the finest room we have available, but they also treat you to chocolate covered strawberries, Champagne, beautiful roses, and so much more. Our romantic additions are available all year, so you can celebrate your love any time you choose to visit. Our attentive staff is here and happy to help you plan an amazing stay in Cooperstown that is special and memorable. We hope to see you soon, but until then, “arrivederci!”

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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.

The Perfect Honeymoon in Upstate NY

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

 

Your Happily Ever After Starts Here

Whether you tie the knot at our charming Cooperstown bed and breakfast and don’t want to leave, or are looking for a unique and romantic destination to start your newlywed chapter, let us be your guide to the Upstate New York honeymoon of your dreams. Read on to learn about some of our guests’ favorite things to do while celebrating their love in Cooperstown.

Romantic Dinner Cruise on your Upstate NY Honeymoon

Otsego Lake Cruises

If you’re honeymooning between Memorial Day Weekend and Columbus Day, set sail on a romantic sunset cruise on the historic Otsego Lake. Celebrate your union with a delicious catered dinner, brought to you by a carefully curated group of the finest chefs and caterers in the area. Enhance your dining experience with a selection of fine wines and the best local craft beers. The Cooperstown Cruise Company provides an intimate and memorable experience on their vessel, which seats up to 10 guests. They can accommodate special dietary requests with 24 hour notice and we would be happy to help with your reservation.

Romantic dining during Cooperstown honeymoon

Date Night at Toscana

In addition to dinner cruising, there are fantastic dining options on land in Cooperstown, and a favorite of ours and our guests is Toscana Northern Italian Grill. It’s especially perfect for a romantic celebration as it checks all the boxes of menu, ambiance, and service. This is a meal that won’t soon be forgotten. The menu and reviews speak for themselves. Be sure to check out our full list of favorite Cooperstown restaurants and don’t hesitate to ask us for more recommendations throughout your stay.

Exploring Cooperstown's art scene during Upstate NY honeymoon

Cooperstown Art & Beverage Trail

Baseball may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cooperstown, but what you may not know is that there is a vibrant music and art scene here. We encourage our guests to visit The Smithy, a nearby gallery showcasing a variety of seasonal artwork by renowned regional artists. During the summer season, The Smithy boasts 12 shows featuring about 75 artists. Learn more about Cooperstown’s arts and culture, and attend some upcoming events and concerts with your love. Craft beer lovers are also in for a treat here. The famous Ommegang Brewery is a short (and beautiful) drive away and a great spot to enjoy an afternoon adult beverage, or sample a few.

Romance Packages at Landmark Inn for your Upstate NY honeymoon

Romance Packages at Landmark Inn

Of course, you don’t even have to leave our romantic property to celebrate your honeymoon. We offer several romance packages to enhance your special stay. For just $75, for example, you can indulge in our Simply Romance Package. Enjoy an automatic upgrade to our finest room available at check-in, as well as chocolate-covered strawberries or truffles, and either a bottle of Champagne, wine, or sparkling water to set the mood upon your arrival, or mimosas at breakfast to start your day on a celebratory note. See our Simply Romance, Romance Plus, and Ultimate Romance package details here.

Start your happily ever after with a home run honeymoon at Landmark Inn!

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Summer Fun with Otsego Lake Boat Tours

Monday, April 9th, 2018

What could be more romantic than sailing off into the sunset with the one you love? If you’re looking for ideas for a special date, a way to celebrate a special occasion or a superb idea to surprise your significant other, Otsego Lake bout tours are sure to impress. Make our boutique hotel in Cooperstown, NY  your elegant home away from home for your romantic getaway, and set the stage for romance.

Couple on Otsego Lake Cruise - Cheers
Book one of our Lake Otsego cruise packages and enjoy the beautiful lake in a small, intimate boat accompanied by a wonderful history guide from Cooperstown Cruise Company. This sunset cocktail cruise includes appetizers, with fine wine and beer available for purchase.

Beautiful and intimate sunset cruise!
This was my first trip to Cooperstown. I was wondering what to do while in town and found Cooperstown Cruise online and was able to book the cruise online well in advance of my trip. Not knowing what to expect, it was the perfect addition to the trip. I was able to meet new people and enjoy the beautiful lake in a very intimate setting. I highly recommend adding this is to your “things to do list”!!
– July 8, 2017

Cooperstown, NY B&B Suite - Lovely Room

After that perfect date, come back to your romantic suite at our Cooperstown, NY boutique hotel and enjoy luxurious beds with designer linens, flat screen TV’s and complimentary Wi-Fi, hardwood floors and private en suite bathrooms.

Looking for that special touch? Add one of our romance packages, we have everything  from chocolates and champagne to roses and plush robes – the perfect way to end the perfect day.

Plan your stay and book your summer sunset cocktail cruise today!

The only way to experience an Otsego Lake sunset!
We had the most memorable experience with Captain Michele and the Cooperstown Cruise Company on Otsego Lake. The service was impeccable, amazing food, great beer and wine selections and a perfect evening with friends.
June 26, 2017

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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.

Elope in Upstate New York: An Intimate Ceremony in Cooperstown

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

An intimate Upstate NY elopement is the perfect alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly, smaller-scale celebration. What better way to start your new lives together than a romantic secluded getaway? Here’s a peek at what you can expect when you elope to our boutique hotel in Upstate New York.

Upstate NY Elopements at our Chestertown B&B

The Setting

Located in the village of Cooperstown, our boutique hotel effortlessly balances modern luxury and historic charm. Set on the largest lot drafted by the town founder, William Cooper, Landmark Inn is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and stunning 160 year old maple trees which the mansion was originally named after (The Maples).

Upstate NY Elopements - Bride and groom

The Ceremony

Elopements at Landmark Inn are intimate and stress-free. Get ready for your big day in your own private suite, then venture downstairs for photos and find the perfect spot for the ceremony. Choose from a beautiful garden setting surrounded by fresh blooms, or say your “I Do’s” beneath one of the historic maple trees. In the colder months, the fireplace inside our historic mansion creates the perfect ambiance to complete a warm romantic setting for your ceremony.

Upstate NY Elopements - Champagne toast

The Celebration

After you say your “I Do’s”, celebrate with a Champagne toast and specialty cupcakes from our local bakery. Share a meal at one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions, then spend the evening in one of our romantic suites. For a little added luxury, request chocolate covered strawberries and plush robes to enjoy by the fireplace.

The next morning, you will wake up as husband and wife to a full gourmet breakfast. As our gift to you to commemorate your special day, you will also take home a keepsake Landmark Inn Christmas ornament.

Upstate NY Elopements - Kissing bride and groom

Sweet, simple, and romantic! Learn more about our convenient New York elopement packages or call us at 607-547-7225 to start planning your special day! Have something bigger in mind? We also offer packages for small weddings and whole house rentals.

Hall of Fame Classic :: Memorial Day Weekend in Cooperstown, NY

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

hall of fame classic in cooperstown nyWhat’s as American as apple pie and baseball? Enjoying the legendary baseball Hall of Fame Classic and honoring those who gave their lives for our country by celebrating Memorial Day. You can do both when you stay at our boutique hotel in Cooperstown, NY.

Memorial Day has been celebrated since 1868 to honor those who have died serving our nation. Visit Cooperstown on this special weekend, pay your respects, and celebrate the freedoms they fought for.

Hall of Fame

The 2018 Hall of Fame Classic will be held on Saturday, May 26, at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. We have outlined some of the day’s activities, so you don’t miss a single beat.

annual race at hall of fame classic

The 7th Annual “Be A Superior Example” (BASE) Race

SATURDAY, May 26, 2018 – 8:00AM
Looking to be part of the action? This extended run is the newest hit and the lead-off event for the Hall of Fame Classic. Get involved and help the Hall of Fame Museum celebrate the longstanding relationship between baseball and the military.

The 7th Annual “Be A Superior Example” (BASE) Race charity 5k fun run and competitive 10k run are presented by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center. These scenic runs start and end at the historic Doubleday Field and feature courses that wind through scenic Cooperstown and the warning track of the historic ballpark. This event benefits the Museum’s “Be A Superior Example” program, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices for people of all ages. Select former major league players will be a part of the race activities – don’t miss this opportunity to support your favorite major league team!

Get the details and register here or call the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at 607-547-0329. Registration is $25 per person or $55 for families. The first 300 runners to register will receive a participation medal, and everyone who registers will receive a goodie bag, and a free general admission ticket to the Hall of Fame Classic on May 26.

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HALL OF FAME CLASSIC

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018 – 12:00PM
The start of the 2018 summer season will be saluted by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum during the Hall of Fame Classic on Memorial Day weekend! The Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, is a seven-inning legends game featuring Hall of Famers and former major leaguers. The Hall of Fame Classic is fueled by assistance from MLB and features a pre-game Home Run Contest at noon, followed by the first pitch at 1:05 pm. Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith will return as team captains and managers, and will be joined by other Hall of Famers who will serve as coaches. Full Classic players rosters will be announced later this spring.
hall of fame museum at hall of fame classic

A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018 – 6:00PM
Fans will be greeted by Hall of Fame legends and former players for A Night at the Museum Saturday evening starting at 6 pm. Part of the Hall of Fame Classic, this two-hour event will bring the Museum to life with special programs and interactions with Legends participants. This is not an autograph session, but fans should remember to bring their cameras to capture these special memories. For tickets, contact the membership department: (607) 547-0397.

landmark inn cooperstown getaway for hall of fame classic on memorial day weekend

Each of the rooms in our Cooperstown inn are individually decorated, and all provide a relaxing retreat at the end of your day. Enjoy a private ensuite bathroom, luxurious bed, designer linens, a flat screen TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi, if you really need to get some work done.

Whether it’s the baseball Hall of Fame Classic or another event that brings you to Cooperstown, one of our distinctive suites is sure to please. Book your getaway today!

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Landmark Inn Upgrades for 2016

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

2016 rolled in full steam here at the Landmark Inn! The winter season provided the perfect opportunity to schedule a facelift for two of our most popular rooms. The Chance suite now offers a luxurious king size bed with gorgeous plush bedding, large screen TV, and spacious bathroom with double dream shower and Jacuzzi tub. Hemingway Room received a comfortable, new queen bed, crisp white bed linens, leather side chair, and new artwork to more accurately depict the nature of its namesake, Ernest Hemingway.  A number of bathroom upgrades were also added to further enhance our guest’s experience. New photos of these two rooms will be posted on our website soon, so stay tuned!

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