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!
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The Leatherstocking region is slowly waking from a long, winter slumber and the areas noteworthy rolling hills will soon be adorned in an emerald blanket. After a winter that tested our commitment to Upstate New York, we could not be happier to welcome spring! As the crocuses begin to peek out from beneath the snow, a quiet bustle brings Cooperstown back to life. The song birds are back in town, beckoning spring with each tune, and it’s only a matter of time before the local children crowd the streets in a pick-up game of baseball.
This week marks the official end of winter here in Cooperstown, as the museums put the finishing touches on their new exhibits and get ready to welcome history buffs, art critics and baseball fanatics alike. Don’t be fooled by the lingering snow in town, spring is here to stay!
Another benefit of visiting beautiful Cooperstown before the season starts? All the local attractions are in full swing! Have a picnic at the new amphitheater behind the Fenimore Art Museum overlooking magnificent Lake Otsego (my favorite view in Cooperstown!). Drop in at Doubleday Field and watch a baseball game or sit out on one of our private porches and listen to the crowds cheer at Doubleday as the batter hits it out of the park. The area is overflowing with special events to welcome guests before the summer begins. Each museum features a Spring Gala or limited time exhibits to start the new season and here are the ones we think you should know about:
1. The Fenimore Art Museum’s NYSHA Members Spring Reception: Friday, April 10th
Join those who support the wide variety of fine arts and culture in Cooperstown for an evening of Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live jazz music and yes, of course, art. What better way to begin the season?
2. Hank Aaron Day at the Hall of Fame: Wednesday, April 8th
Visitors to the museum can celebrate the anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Home Run by attending a special guided tour of Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream on the 3rd floor of the museum.
3. “Our American Cousin” at the Fenimore Art Museum: Tuesday, April 14th
Watch the play President Lincoln was watching before he was murdered. The first act is the actual play itself, and the second act will portray the events following Lincoln’s assassination. This special event adds depth to the Fenimore’s exhibit on Lincoln’s autopsy.
4. Jackie Robinson Day at the Hall of Fame: Wednesday, April 15th
Celebrate the courage and legacy of Jack Roosevelt Robinson at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. We will honor the great Brooklyn Dodger with guided tours of our Pride and Passion exhibit, a screening of the movie “42″ in the Bullpen Theater, as well as story time programs for young children.
5. Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Spring Preview: Sunday, April 26th
Join us in the great artistic voyage of Romanticism, an exploration of revolution and evolution from the groundbreaking imagination of Beethoven in the early 19th century to Reinecke’s poetic depiction of the water sprite Undine to the 20th-century culmination of Romanticism in the lush music of Rachmaninoff. The concert will be held at The Otesaga Resort.
6. Hyde Hall Garden Party: Saturday, May 9th
This Victorian Era Garden Party is sure to please! Hosted at Hyde Hall, a 200-year old English-style country mansion with sweeping vistas of Lake Otesgo, the Garden Party is complete with tea and sweets in the drawing room, live music, maypole dancing and croquet on the lawn. This event is free and open to the public.
If this isn’t enough to get you excited about spring in Cooperstown, visit our website and take a look at our event calendar which features something for everyone. As summer approaches, now is also the time to line up your tickets for the Hall of Fame’s Classic Weekend, the summer concerts at Brewery Ommegang, Belgium Comes to Cooperstown (the ULTIMATE Belgian Beer Fest at Ommegang in August), The Glimmerglass Opera and the Cooperstown Summer Concert Series.
Need help deciding what to see and do? Let our expert concierge help you plan an unforgettable trip to Cooperstown! Just call us at 607.547.7225 and we’ll take care of the rest!
Visit www.landmarkinncooperstown.com for more information on the Landmark Inn, rooms & rates, and upcoming events!
We’re in the thick of winter now, and if you’re anything like me, you are probably suffering from cabin fever. Personally, this means an overwhelming craving to see and do something different, whether that means traveling to a new country or attending a gala at the Fenimore Art Museum right here in Cooperstown. We offer the perfect solution – Upstate New York winter getaways.
I moved to Cooperstown this past May and have been blessed by the bounty of events occurring here throughout the Summer and Fall. These events sated my never-ending desire for new experiences and ultimately made me fall in love with Cooperstown. Admittedly, I had no idea what to expect of winter in Cooperstown. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Cooperstown embraces the peace and quiet that comes with the off-season. Museum exhibits that I dared not visit during the summer due to the crowds are suddenly mine to ponder for an afternoon. Local bands and organizations have collaborated to provide locals and visitors alike with a variety of entertainment from concerts at the Fenimore to Moonlight Snowshoeing at Glimmerglass State Park. Cooperstown, it seems, is New York’s best kept winter secret!
So you want to get away for a night or two but don’t know where to go or what to do? Not to worry, we’ll help you plan the perfect escape! We’ve already scoped out all the best off-season spots and events to make your weekend getaway the much needed vacation you deserve. Whether an afterhours viewing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame or a quiet night in front of your private fireplace at our Cooperstown bed and breakfast, we’ve got you covered. Not sure where to start? Check out our event calendar to see what’s going on in Cooperstown and book your stay at the Landmark Inn today!
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The Landmark Inn hosted the 2012 World Series trophy! On June 21st, Landmark guests were treated to an exclusive viewing of the 2012 World Series Trophy and World Series ring won in thrilling fashion by the San Francisco Giants! Representatives of the World Champions, who stayed at the Inn, hosted an upfront and personal experience.
Guests were actually encouraged to hold the trophy and wear the ring for their personal pictures. Can you imagine… holding the World Series Trophy? Both the ring and the trophy are crafted by Tiffany’s, and even more beautiful in life than pictures. The trophy arrived in a large Tiffany blue pouch, which drew a loud “ohhh!” from a number of the ladies in attendance.
Owner and Innkeeper Robin Schneider wants to believe the Landmark was chosen for this exclusive event because of the new shine she and the staff have put on the Inn. Fred’s convinced it’s because he’s worshiped Willie Mays for the better part of 50 years and finally, somebody important noticed. Either way…we were thrilled to see our Cooperstown bed and breakfast guests so excited, and to give them the memory of a lifetime!
After many years of wowing guests to Cooperstown, “The Landmark” is now under the ownership and detailed management of Robin Schneider. A long-time visitor of B&Bs herself, Robin is tuning the beautiful Landmark for the discerning traveller. Quiet is being enhanced. Electronics are being replaced. And breakfast now features daily surprises from the local market.
While you are here, experience our custom blend of coffee, hand-selected by Inn Keeper, Hannah from the finest offerings of local roaster Stagecoach Coffee. It eases you into your day.
Enjoy a “better way to stay” at our Cooperstown bed and breakfast.
The holiday season is a wonderful time of year in Cooperstown, New York! From the most impressive holiday decorations adorning main street, the local churches and historic buildings to the magical Farmer’s Museum Candlelight Evening in December. A visit to Cooperstown, NY and the Landmark Inn for the Holidays is a true Yuletide treat! Plus, did you know that Santa and Mrs. Claus actually call Cooperstown, NY home?!
You can also enjoy smaller crowds at The National Baseball Hall of Fame. Antiques, baseball memorabilia, and unique New York made products. Consider a getaway today. Relax and enjoy.
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Find your perfect room in our Cooperstown Inn and plan a holiday getaway to remember.