The Inn at Cooperstown.  A small country inn located within Cooperstown's Historic District.  Open all year.

A Warm Welcome Awaits You

Built in 1874 as the annex to Cooperstown's posh Hotel Fenimore and fully restored in 1985, The Inn at Cooperstown continues a long tradition of providing genuine hospitality and distinctive accommodations.

The Inn offers the privacy of a hotel with the comfort and warmth of a home. Our spotless guest rooms are individually decorated with quality furnishings and charming touches.




For Reservations contact:

The Inn at Cooperstown
16 Chestnut Street TCN ˇ Cooperstown, NY 13326-1041

Innkeeper: Michael Jerome



Escape The Hectic Pace of the 20th Century

In our relaxed atmosphere, you will find that your stay at The Inn at Cooperstown is a special treat. Unwind in a rocking chair on the sweeping veranda, enjoy one of our cozy sitting rooms or linger over your complimentary Continental breakfast before discovering Cooperstown. Our friendly staff offers personalized attention in a setting with historic ambience and clean, comfortable rooms.

"The Inn at Cooperstown nicest place to stay on earth."
-- Hoot Gibson
Commander of the space shuttle Atlantis

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Surround Yourself With Comfort in the Heart of Cooperstown

The Inn at Cooperstown is in the center of Cooperstown's Historic District. Along charming village streets lined with well preserved buildings you will find interesting shops and restaurants. With many attractions nearby, there's more to do and see than a day's visit allows. Most noted, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is located just one and a half blocks from The Inn.

A short ride away are two other popular museumsThe Farmers' Museum where crafts people work at weaving, blacksmithing and printing. The museum's exhibits and buildings represent rural life in the 19th century. For art enthusiasts, Fenimore House Museum displays one of the country's finest collections of American Indian art, American paintings and folk art. You'll also see memorabilia relating to the town's founder, William Cooper, and his son, author James Fenimore Cooper.

"A top-notch inn in a quiet, comfortable, friendly atmosphere that fits well in Cooperstown."
-- Cleveland Plain Dealer Traveler

Relax in one of our cozy sitting rooms.
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Culture and Beauty at Our Doorstep

Cooperstown is rich with many cultural offerings ranging from the world renowned Glimmerglass Opera to theater performances and concerts. There are art galleries, antique shops and craft festivals.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there is probably not a single place more picturesque than Cooper's Leatherstocking region. With unchanged natural beauty, Otsego Lake is ideal for boating or fishing. Along its shores are several fine golf courses and Glimmerglass State Park. The area's country roads and fields provide a magnificent setting for biking and cross country skiing. Year-round, you can enjoy a work-out, swimming or indoor track at the Clark Sports Center. Cooperstown has much to offer in every season.

The Inn at Cooperstown is open all year. Whether you are seeking a weekend getaway or a quiet atmosphere for a business meeting, our professional staff is happy to assist you in planning your visit.

"The perfect elixer for the stress-ridden urbanite. The tidy rooms are without telephone and television (though each can be found in the sitting rooms)."
-- Travel Holiday

Reasonable rates year-round...



Some Things You Should Know

Check-in begins at 2:00 P.M. Our front door is locked at 11:00 PM. but arrangements can be made if we know that you will be arriving late.

Check-out is 11:00 A.M.

Pets cannot be accommodated. Please talk to us about where your pet can be boarded locally.

Continental breakfast, served between 7:30 A.M. and 9:30 A.M., includes fresh-baked muffins and bread, juice, fruit, coffee or tea. With advance notification, we will try to accommodate special dietary needs.

Guest's vehicles may be left in our parking lot prior to checking-in or after checking-out should you wish to continue to enjoy all that Cooperstown has to offer.

"A top-notch inn in a quiet, comfortable, friendly atmosphere that fits well in Cooperstown."
-- Cleveland Plain Dealer Traveler

A Brief History of The Inn at Cooperstown...



Cooperstown is located in Central New York State, 70 miles west of Albany and 30 miles south of the New York State Thruway (Rt. 1-90).

Highway Map to Cooperstown

The Inn at Cooperstown is centrally located in the Village of Cooperstown, on Chestnut Street (Rt. 80), three buildings north of the only traffic light in town.

From the west, use Thruway Exit 30 at Herkimer (Rt. 28); from the east, Thruway Exit 25A at Rt. 1-88 (to Rts. 20 and 80). From the south, use Rts. 1-88 and 28 (Binghamton - Oneonta - Cooperstown); from the southeast, Thruway (Rt. 1-87) Exit 21 at Catskill, (use Rts. 145, 20 and 80). Other scenic drives are possible along Rt. 20 east or west and Rt. 28 through the Catskill Mountains.

Pine Hill Trailways provides seasonal bus service between Cooperstown and New York City.

Some Things You Should Know...


 "An unpretentious country inn with 17 rooms, spotless on the inside and stunning on the outside."
-- Condé-Nast Traveler


Rates include Continental Breakfast. Guest rooms have one queen or two twin beds. Every guest room has a private bathroom.

January - April 1** $89
April 2 - May 13 $98 / $115
May 14 - October 30

$105 / $138

Mid-week discount (May/Sept/Oct)** $98 / $115
October 31 - December 31**


**Mid-week discount: May, Sept & Oct $95 / $105

** Rates for holiday weekends are higher

  • Rates quoted are based on two persons per room, unless otherwise noted.

  • The rate for single occupancy is less. For a third person in a room, there is an additional charge. Only a limited number of rooms may accommodate three people.

  • Rates are subject to 7% sales tax plus 2% lodging tax.

  • Reduced seasonal rates are offered at various times of the year. Rates are subject to change without notice.

  • Reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card or an advance deposit of one nights lodging. Cash deposits must be received within one week of making the reservation. Charges are not processed to your credit card until your departure.

  • Full refunds are made if notice of cancellation is received three days prior to your scheduled arrival. In the event of a last-minute cancellation, if we are not able to resell the accommodations, your deposit is forfeited or your credit card is charged.

  • Guests with confirmed reservations who do not arrive or who do not call to cancel are responsible for one night's lodging.

  • Group reservation policies differ.

  • Rooms designated as non-smoking are available.

  • One room is wheelchair accessible.

  • Free off-street parking is available behind The Inn.



A Brief History

This excellent example of Second Empire architecture, built as a triplex in 1874, was an annex to the posh Fenimore Hotel which was located across the street on the corner of Main and Chestnut. The building's architect, Henry J. Hardenbergh was most noted for his designs of the Dakota Apartments and the Plaza Hotel in New York City. From 1874 until 1893 the building was known as The Fenimore Cottages.

The "cottages'' were purchased by the Cooke family in 1893. Each of three sons in the family: a doctor, lawyer and a constable, owned one section and used it as their family residence. The doctors daughter, Lucy Cooke, familiar to many Cooperstown residents as the piano teacher, lived here until her death in 1974. She had the third section of the building (now a small apartment) torn down in 1958 to satisfy her desire for a two car garage. After Lucys death, the building became offices and apartments.

Michael Jerome, innkeeper, purchased the deteriorating structure in February 1985. The Inn at Cooperstown opened in May after an extensive restoration. The Inn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and received the New York State Historic Preservation Certificate of Achievement. In 1992, the Preservation League of New York presented their prestigious Tourism Award to The Inn, stating "Mr. Jerome has maintained the integrity of an important historic structure while meeting the ever-growing demands of tourists in search of the quiet mysteries of old Cooperstown."

Since 1985, The Inn has hosted over 60,000 visitors from around the world. Guests have included former baseball players of the Womens and Negro Leagues, noted artists including composer William Schuman and performers Frederica van Stade, Tom Chapin and Queen Ida, plus many lovely families who continue to visit Cooperstown annually. The Inn has been featured in major travel publications including articles in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Town and Country, Adventure Road, Travel Holiday, Condé-Nast Traveler, The Atlanta Journal and the Los Angeles Times.



Special Occasions

Gift Certificates may be purchased for a specific cash amount or for any number of nights. Ask us to help plan the ideal remembrance for any special occasion. Gift card supplied.

Flowers, champagne or dinner reservations can add the special touch to your visit. We would be pleased to help arrange for any requests to make your visit more memorable.

The Inn has the facilities to host your group. A conference room ideal for small meetings or retreats is available by reservation. Call today to discuss how we can help you plan a successful business gathering.

For reservations contact:

16 Chestnut Street -- TCN
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1041

Innkeeper: Michael Jerome

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