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Family Travel Beyond Cooperstown

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Howe Caverns in Cobleskill, NY, features an 80-minute tour of a living, limestone cave, carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years, located 156-feet below the earth's surface!

Cooperstown is truly a great American travel destination, but did you know that many of the surrounding towns offer endless scenic beauty and many family-oriented attractions? Read all about visiting "Otsego County and just beyond!"

Cooperstown For Your Parents' Special Getaway

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Parents need their own special time together, too. read about why Cooperstown can be a special getaway for Mom and Dad!

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 From kid-friendly village bed and breakfasts to quality chains with indoor pools
, there's always a great, affordable place to stay in Cooperstown. We also feature vacation rentals!
Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast, Cooperstown, NY
John and Linda Smirk, innkeepers of the Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast, make it fun for families to stay at their charming bed and breakfast in the Village of Cooperstown.

One of the best things about staying in Cooperstown, NY, is the family-friendly lodging that makes you feel right at home.

Reflecting the friendliness of the area, innkeepers and hotel and motel owners appreciate your business, but more so, just enjoy being with people.  Sometimes the "main attraction" of Cooperstown is getting to spend time with some of the wonderful innkeepers who love their area and almost seem like your favorite relatives.

Those preferring a chain hotel, however, near Cooperstown Dreams Park on Route 28 and yet close to the village would do well with 
Best Western Inn and Suites at the Commons or the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Cooperstown. Both have indoor pools, are situated beautifully amongst the rolling hills of the Susquehanna Valley but with proximity to all Cooperstown attractions. Although we have not stayed at either hotel, we have heard nothing but great things about these lodging establishments, even with the overflow of Cooperstown Dream Parks families and Hall of Fame weekend. They may have the standardized feel you'd expect in a hotel chain, but the Cooperstown graciousness makes already reputable lodging places even that much better!

For those preferring the village, our first choice is the Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast (88 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, Tel., 607-547-2532). Innkeepers Linda and John Smirk are incredibly friendly people and offer a quaint but kid-friendly 1902 Victorian home with a family-friendly atmosphere and wonderfully unique rooms filled with charm and amenities such as private bathrooms, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Two room suites are also available, one with bunk beds for the kids -- perfect for your Cooperstown family vacation! Linda and John offer an amazing breakfast, including includes homemade scones, cinnamon buns, waffles, sausage, bacon, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit and juices. Afternoon and evening refreshments include fresh baked cookies and other baked goods, as well as fruit and cheese. The Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast is easily walkable to the downtown, including all shops, restaurants and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Cooperstown Trolley also stops in front of the Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast to take you to your Cooperstown destination.   Wow, the Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast is one cool place!

Many Cooperstown visitors prefer a lake vacation with motels offering swimming, sunning and room water views at Otsego Lake. A lake vacation is perhaps the most relaxing type of Cooperstown lodging experience, given its more isolated, rural feel.  The great thing, is however, that you're only minutes from all Cooperstown attractions.  We particularly like the Bayside Inn and Marina (Route 80, Cooperstown, Tel. 1-866-547-2371)., which features clean motel rooms and cabins views of the lake, and a professional staff that is very attentive to families. Nestled in a pleasant wooded setting, the Bayside Inn features a beach, picnic areas, gazebos, canoes and kayaks available free of charge, an arcade, fitness room and great room with large screen cable television.  All these amenities make the Bayside a fine family lodging choice in the Cooperstown area.  

Vacation Rentals in the Cooperstown Area:

4br - A Comfort Woods Guesthouse

4br - A Comfort Woods GuesthouseOur Cooperstown guesthouse, with its large sheltered patio is a relaxing place on the side of Panther Mt. with great views to the west. Sunsets are fantastic!

You may see hawks, ravens, eagles and foxes. It's on a quiet road half a mile from Rte 28, only 8 minutes from Cooperstown and from the historic 'Cherry Valley" Turnpike. The interior has 4 bedrooms, plus library, dining, large bathroom, kitchen and laundry area. You can lay in the gazebo on one of the hammocks or barbecue and eat outside. The tiles and decor complete the space with a Mexican flair! There are even some canoes/kayaks you can use and a bunch of bikes in the games area below the patio

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Camping in Cooperstown:
Named in 2005 by as one of the top 100 campgrounds in America, Glimmerglass State Park is beautifully situated on nine-mile long Otsego Lake and framed by gentle, rolling hills. With an absolutely beautiful swimming beach, scenic hiking trails, picnic areas, pleasant lush green open spaces, and a covered bridge, Glimmerglass State Park is one of the most spectacular - and well maintained parks we've ever seen. The campground area is open from May to September, and is about a 15 minute ride to downtown Cooperstown.

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Experience a Memorable Cooperstown Lake Vacation at the Bayside Inn and Marina

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Bay Side Inn & Marina, located on Otsego Lake just 7 miles from

Cooperstown, NY, offers 31 rooms & 10 fully equipped cottages.  Our
pleasant, comfortable accommodations in a wooded setting with picnic BBQ areas, swimming beach (safe for small children) and free kayaks & canoes is the perfect restful retreat after a busy day at the Hall of Fame or other museums & activities available to you in America's Baseball Town.  Our game room & fitness room will keep your mind & body in shape too!  Our friendly & professional staff, always onsite, will do everything they  can to make your "Cooperstown Lake Vacation" a memorable one.

Bayside Inn and Marina
7090 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Toll Free: 1-866-547-2371
Fax: (607) 547-5856
Email: info@bayside

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