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Otesaga Resort Hotel

Built in 1909, The Otesaga Resort Hotel exudes the charm and gracious hospitality of a bygone era. A magnificent Federal-style edifice with an imposing front portico supported by massive 30-foot columns, The Otesaga occupies 700 feet of lakefront on the southern shore of pastoral Otsego Lake, the famed "Glimmerglass" of James Fenimore Cooper's novels.

In its origin, The Hotel was the vision of Edward Severin Clark and Stephen Carlton Clark, two grandsons of Cooperstown's prominent benefactor, Edward Clark. The family's other building projects included the famed Dakota apartment house on Central Park West.

Realizing its wealthy guests would also want to play golf, a relatively new American pastime in 1909, the Clark family tapped one of the country's preeminent golf course designers, Devereux Emmet, to design the Leatherstocking Golf Course adjacent to The Hotel. Recently named one of Golfweek's "Best Courses You Can Play", Leatherstocking is still one of The Otesaga's top attractions.

The Otesaga, a 132-room resort, and still owned by the Clark family, has appealed to travelers visiting Cooperstown's historic attractions for more than a century. The Otesaga was voted one of the "Top 50 U.S. Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler readers because it combines gracious hospitality, first-rate accommodations and fine dining. The Otesaga offers first-class dining options as well as an array of sports and recreational facilities, including a heated outdoor pool, fitness room, bicycle rentals, canoeing, boating and paddleboarding, lake swimming, tennis courts, and a spa. A member of the Historic Hotels of America and a AAA Four-Diamond hotel, it is open from mid-April through October. The Hotel is available to groups for meetings or weddings during the off-season (December – mid-April) who book at least 60 rooms per night.

The Hotel affords guests relaxing overnight accommodations for exploring Cooperstown's cultural institutions by day – the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum, and the Glimmerglass Festival – as well as a multitude of challenging area recreational opportunities.

Air Conditioning
Health Club
Outdoor Pool
Conference Facilities
Wireless Internet
  • $199.00 - $670.00
Total Rooms:
  • 132
  • Mar - Nov
Cooperstown Concert Series Presents The Young Novelists
Cooperstown Concert Series Presents The Young Novelists
January 21, 2017

Through their rich but rustic sound, Toronto roots-rock outfit The Young Novelists deliver a dose of honesty in audible form. Ripe with raw but elegant instrumentation and stacked multi-layered harmonies, their pure take on folk-tinged rock translates...

Time: 7:30pm
Cooperstown Concert Series Presents Annie & The Hedonists
Cooperstown Concert Series Presents Annie & The Hedonists
February 4, 2017

It is indeed rare when we have returning performers, but this band just stunned our crowd during their 2013 show. The band has a great lead singer and tight harmonies, covering an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz and swing, and folk roots...

Time: 7:30pm
Friends of Bassett Valentine's Soiree
February 11, 2017

A Celebration of Love & Friendship!

Proceeds from the soiree will support the John May Farm Safety Fund, a joint program of Bassett Healthcare Network and NYCAMH that helps local farms become safer places to work and live.


Time: 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Cooperstown Concert Series Presents Willie Nile
Cooperstown Concert Series Presents Willie Nile
March 11, 2017

The Concert Series closes their season with the great rock genius, Willie Nile. From The Who to Bruce Springsteen, Nile's rock fans are legion, and why not? Nile has produced classic work since his 1980 debut. His recent albums sit at the top of...

Time: 7:30pm
Otesaga Resort Hotel
General Information:
60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-9931
(800) 348-6222

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