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Caverns in Cobleskill, NY, features an 80-minute tour of a living,
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is truly a great American travel destination, but did you know that
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LONG LIVE THE COOPERSTOWN MOTEL LAKE VACATION!
simple pleasures of staying at an Otsego Lake motel from
yesteryear can bring unparalleled simple lodging joys
View from the Bayside Inn and
Marina, located on beautiful Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, N.Y .(photo by
Article by Eric H.
nothing quite like a traditional, family-oriented lake motel vacation,
especially when it's in Cooperstown, N.Y.
a child growing up in the 1960s and 70s, taking a family
vacation to a Cooperstown motel located on a lake with a private beach
definitely on the "A" list of my childhood joys along with the local
ice cream stand, playing baseball with friends at the park and having
family barbecue chicken dinners on the charcoal grill in the backyard. What special memories, the
type that you wish there was some way to return to in our more
faster-paced modern world.
the lakeside memories from yesteryear still exist today at places like the Bayside
Inn and Marina in Cooperstown, a clean, updated, pleasant,
reasonably-priced family-oriented motel that has all the earmarks of a
classic motel lake vacation destination from the past.
It's real testimony to the
magic of the Bayside when you get goosebumps by just pulling your car
into the parking lot. For starters, hanging flower baskets and colorful
rockers outside the sunny-looking, white wooden house-like main lobby
building sets a most welcoming tone. Inside,
the classic carpeted, dimly-lit lobby with friendly desk help provides
a warm greeting, while the adjoining family room with board games like
Twister and a television with cartoons playing leads out to a fabulous,
large wooden deck
where one can see the timeless beauty of nine-mile long Otsego Lake.
The deck features tables and chairs under umbrellas and offers
of an inviting BBQ pavilion, the updated, renovated 1950s-style motel
complex, pleasant-looking family-style cottages (that can accommodate
up to 10 people) and in the near distance -- beyond the majestic pine
trees -- the small beach with its crystal clear waters. Here,
throw away their carry-along technologies to get out to run, swim and
play, while parents breathe in deeply the special Cooperstown mountain
air to rid themselves of suburban and urban stresses.
added fun, the Bayside offers kayaks and canoes, free of
There’s also a gazebo at the beach, a perfect place to bring your own
breakfast or just kick back and relax and revel in the lost art of
doing nothing. Add a game room and fitness complex back at the main
lobby building, and you really have an all-inclusive lodging
destination. This is a different all-inclusive lodging destination,
however -- it’s not forced to you through marketing hype and big
advertising budgets. Rather, you generate the special memories on your own the
minute you arrive to find your instant friends behind the desk and in
the form of one of New York State’s most beautiful lakes.
in your cozy motel room with the laundry-fresh smell, there's a great
of old-time and modern day amenities: cable TV, HBO, in-room phones,
high-speed wireless Internet access, room-controlled heat, air
conditioning, small refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron and
ironing boards, and private baths. Nothing fancy, but truly a great
foundation to enhance your stay by the lake and all that Cooperstown
has to offer (we recommend you browse the entire site for vacation
ideas in this special central Upstate New York region).
Bayside Inn and Marina is ultimately a lodging destination with
character and personality and where pride of ownership and a
one-of-a-kind location help create memories for a lifetime. In
our modern world of society striving to find the best things in life --
often carrying a certain social status and hefty price tag -- it's
nice to know that the family motel on the lake is still alive and well.
These places might not make the "front cover" in our "I want
now" world, but for those who have taken the time to slow down, connect
with each other and enjoy the simple things in life, the lake motel
vacation remains a most remarkable tradition.
The Bayside Inn and Marina captures this very special
essence, to the highest degree possible.
Inn and Marina
7090 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Weekly Rates - 2009
- 2200 (No Housekeeping)
- Nightly Rates, 2009
- 450 (Includes Housekeeping)