recreation opportunities in cooperstownIn addition to our main attractions, there are other indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities in Cooperstown and nearby places.  Perhaps you are visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum or attending a performance or two of the Glimmerglass Festival or your family is here to cheer on a family member during one of the area’s popular Youth Baseball Tournaments. If you are fortunate enough to spend a few days or more in the Cooperstown area, you will undoubtedly look for ways to explore more of our beautiful region.

One of the best gifts Cooperstown has to offer it’s community and visitors is the great Clark Sports Center! Recently renovated, this incredible building contains a swimming pool, racket ball courts, indoor track, bowling, universal room, sauna’s and so much more.  Only here for a week? No problem. Clark Sports Center offers daily rates starting at $10 and weekly rates at $50! With so many class options to choose from, one can never become bored! Check out the site: http://www.clarksportscenter.com/

Rather be outdoors? Cooperstown has an abundance of hiking trails for all levels.  A few options are:

Glimmerglass State Park , Moe Pond Hiking Trail, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park, Natty Bumppo and so much more.  Here’s a site that will help you decide: https://www.alltrails.com/us/new-york/cooperstown

Rather go fishing? Fishing is a popular sport in the Cooperstown and surrounding areas. Our pristine lakes and waterways offer incredible fishing. Bass, Brown Trout, Wall Eye, Salmon, Trout, Steelhead, Pike and so much more! Some of the best waterways to fish at is: Canadarago Lake, Oneida Lake, Whitney Point Reservoir, the world famous Salmon River, Oswego River, Tioughnioga River and Chittenango Creek.

 

Summer Events in CooperstownCooperstown isn’t just about baseball, folks!

Summertime is meant for swimming at Glimmerglass Lake,  taking a leisurely ride around the lake on the Glimmerglass Queen, Kayaking, Hiking and of course enjoying one of the many spectacular shows and events that Cooperstown has to offer.

Upcoming Summer Events In Cooperstown

June is the beginning of “What’s Happening” in Cooperstown! The Summer Concert Series will start off  at Brewery Ommengang on June 5th presenting: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Gates will open at 5Pm show starts at 7pm. All ages Welcome.  Ommegang Concert Tickets are available here – with more shows that will be added through the spring.  

On June 9th, Clark Sport Center will present the 5th Annual Race the Lake Marathon and Half Marathon. So if you are an avid racer, you will not want to miss out on this!  Click here for more information about the 2018 Race the Lake Event.

In July the Glimmerglass Opera Festival opens its fabulous music festival series with the West Side Story, followed by some spectacular shows such as; The Cunning Little Vixen, the Barber of Seville and so much more!  Be sure not to miss out! Visit the Glimmerglass Festival online now to purchase tickets for future shows today!

To learn about additional Summer Events in Cooperstown, visit our area’s official tourism site at ThisisCooperstown.com.

 

The Cooperstown 2018 Induction Weekend for the National Baseball Hall of Fame is just around the corner!

Cooperstown 2018 Induction WeekendCooperstown 2018 Induction Weekend Vacation rentals within a 75 mile radius are all filled by April!  Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 will be held July 27-30 in Cooperstown, with the annual Induction Ceremony to be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at the Clark Sports Center.

Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, elected by the Modern Baseball Era Committee on Dec. 10, will be joined on stage by Baseball Writers’ Association of America electees Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome.

Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 will also feature the Saturday, July 28 Awards Presentation, when Ford C. Frick Award winner Bob Costas and J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Sheldon Ocker will each be honored. The Weekend will include many family programs, including the July 28 Parade of Legends and the July 30 Legends of the Game Roundtable discussion event with the inductees.

More than 50 Hall of Famers are expected to return for Hall of Fame Weekend, with the full list of returnees to be announced in early July, to honor the Class of 2018 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  

Thousands of people will be attending all the fabulous events the entire weekend. If you are planning on attending, be sure to book your vacation rental now!

For more information about the Cooperstown 2018 Induction Weekend, visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame Website.

Why Book Your Cooperstown NY Vacation Rental Now?

Book Your Cooperstown NY Vacation Rental - Doubleday FieldIt may seem a bit early to start thinking about booking your vacation rental , however before you know it, summer will be upon us. Many Cooperstown area baseball camp teams get their dates almost a year in advance and therefore have a jump-start on securing a weekly rental property.  Here are 5 reasons to book your Cooperstown NY Vacation Rental Now :

1. Take Advantage of Early Booking Specials.

If you are travelling during the peak time of year, i.e when the kids are off school for the summer, the earlier you book for your Cooperstown NY Vacation, the better. Special offers for lodging are very limited during these periods so you may be able to find better values if you secure your dates earlier.  A lot of people don’t look for their vacation lodging until they are only a few months out from their trip, so the closer you get to your dates, the more competition there will be for available lodging.

2.  Find a Property that Meets your Specific Requirements.

Are you looking for something particular for your vacation lodging? i.e. a 3 bedroom apartment, a good hotel on the beach or one of the top family properties with excellent facilities for children? The farther in advance you book your lodging, the better chance you will find options that meet your requirements.  Many properties are booked well in advance so the longer you wait, the harder it will be to meet your specific requirements.

3. Save Money on Air Fare.

Take advantage of the best travel options available. Most airlines offer flights as early as eleven months in advance.  You may find that you can secure a trip for ten days for the same price as a seven day trip or you might be able to find better flight times without paying large supplements.

4. Make it Easier on Your Budget.

Use your holiday as a savings plan. When booking your lodging, just pay an initial deposit and then pay the balance off monthly. It will be easier to budget throughout the year and avoids one large payment eight weeks before departure.

5. Give Yourself Something to Look Forward To!

A vacation is a treat for your whole family.  It’s nice to have your Cooperstown NY vacation rental booked in advance and have something to look forward to. It also makes it easier to plan other things and takes away the stress of worrying that you might not find a holiday rental that meets your needs at the last minute.

If you would like to book your Cooperstown NY vacation rental now, please search our site for properties that are available on the dates you desire or use any of our search functions to see a list of properties that we offer to meet your lodging needs.

Cooperstown Lodging Wishes you and yours a very Blessed Holiday Season and a Healthy, Happy, Productive New Year!

In this world of “must haves”, “spontaneous necessities”  and “disconnect” this poem speaks to me.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Donna

Looking Back, by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I’d wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I’ve made.
I might have had fame if I’d sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I’m standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I’m just looking backward to see
What I’ve done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven’t built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I’ve done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I’ve loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I’ve lived with the birds and the trees;
I’ve turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I’ve given my time to the children who came;
together we’ve romped and we’ve played,
And I wouldn’t exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I’d make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I’ve lived with my friends and I’ve shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I’ve squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I’m nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Things to Do in Wintertime in Upstate NY - Hunter Mountain Ski Area wikicommonsI am often  asked, “What are some things to do in wintertime in Upstate NY“?  I love this question, because most people associate “Cooperstown” with Baseball, which is affiliated with summertime.  

Winter time in Central NY is awesome.

We are only a hop away (in either direction) from both the Adirondacks and the Catskills. There are some  amazing ski resorts; Windham, Labrador, Plattekill, Hunter Mountain and Lake Placid, just to name a few.  Many of the ski locations also have condominiums, lodges or resorts where you can stay for a night, a weekend or a full week. 

My favorite resort is in the Catskills Region, 1 mile from Hunter Mountain.  This is the “Villa Vosilla” which is on Main Street in Tannersville! This family-owned business has been in operation for over 54 years. 

And so it is written: “In May of 1964, with the expertise of Executive Chef John Vosilla Sr. and his wife Katina, the European tradition of serving guests as family began. The Villa Vosilla  ” home “ is located in the heart of the Catskill Park, in the most beautiful Great Northern Catskill Mountains of the Upper Hudson Valley”.

National Geographic Traveler named our region in Upstate NY “ONE OF THE TOP 20 WORLD-CLASS BEST TRAVEL VACATION DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD”.   This unique gem of a property is surrounded by mesmerizing views and clean fresh mountaintop air.  It is situated on pristine Scenic Byway Route 23A, a historic path, in the picturesque village of Tannersville, New York.  The Villa Vosilla is a true vacation destination year round. Although I started this blog about winter, I need to mention Villa Vosilla is positioned in the heart of the Catskills where both hiking and skiing is a must! The Villa Vosilla is ready to greet guest year round with contemporary Italian Decco Rooms, 5 Star Restaurant (with farm to table fresh food), amazing pastries by Lady D., discothèque, indoor pool, outdoor pool, full size gym, hot tubs, saunas and so much more!  

To see more information about this amazing vacation destination visit their website at : http://villavosilla.com/summer/index.html or view their video below.

 

If skiing is not your thing, then we have plenty of indoor activities in Central NY to keep you happy!

One of which is the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. The Trail covers an area of about 22 miles in length. One of my most favorite destinations is Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY.  “Brewery Ommegang was  founded in 1997 on a 140-acre former hop farm it was with a simple goal in mind – brew beautiful, imaginative Belgian-style ales blended with a touch of American innovation.” Twenty years later, their dream is still coming true as beer such as: Abby Ale, Hennepin, Rare Vos and Three Philosphers, (to name a few) have become Americans’ favorite ‘pass-time’ beverages!  However, aside from tours and beer tastings, Ommegang (as us locals like to call it) have events all year round. Festivals and Fire pit Fridays, are just some more reasons that Ommegang is one of my favorite places on this planet. So, whether you are snowshoeing or here on a summer vacation, Brewery Ommegang will wet your whistle and make you feel right at home! To see more info on Brewery Ommegang click on this link: http://www.ommegang.com/

You can also watch this overview video put together by a fan from TheQueensCabinet!

Well, I hope I have convinced you (on some level) how incredible this region is and how much it has to offer. Check out the links I provided you with. At the end of the day, if you are only a summer visitor, or coming in for travel baseball, than be sure to find all your accommodation needs with us at Cooperstown Lodging!

 We have be assisting baseball families with their lodging needs for Cooperstown Dreams Park, Cooperstown All Star Village and Cooperstown Baseball World for over 21 years! When you call you will reach me, Donna Schulz, the owner (not a salesperson)! I will personally assist you with all  your travel needs!

www.cooperstownlodging.com

Autumn Sunrise in CooperstownThe Autumn Sunrise in Cooperstown is always amazing! I personally make sure to watch a sunrise or sunset every day as this is a  wonderful way to improve your mental and physical health. The act of finding a beautiful spot from which to watch the day begin or end, and enjoy the light at it’s most colorful and varying, is the perfect opportunity to slow down, center your mind, and de-stress. Lucky for me, I am blessed with some of the most beautiful views in Central NY!

Each time I watch a sunrise, I am reminded that “today is a new beginning”.  Sunsets allow me to inhale all the events of the day and exhale in Glory. It’s important to take time to  put your life on pause and simply breathe, make your mind quiet, and enjoy the moment…this is a positive thing.

We spend so much time rushing, worrying, ticking off items on the to-do list, that it is easy to get wrapped into a dangerous spiral of stress. So… next time you are running to the kitchen to grab your first cup of Java… instead look at the sun rise. It’s the best “lift me up” around!

I invite all to come up to Cooperstown in the Fall, as it is the most amazing time of year – the hills come alive with the most amazing spectrum of colors!

If it’s your first time visiting the area and you don’t know where to stay, browse our properties and call me, Donna Schulz at Cooperstown Lodging Company to assist you with your lodging needs – for summer and off-season rentals as well!  You can reach me at (877) 965-2040 or by email at info@cooperstownlodging.com.

Cooperstown Lodging Company has been serving visitors to the Cooperstown Area since 1999.  We offer quality vacation rentals to area visitors and families of Youth Baseball Teams visiting Cooperstown Dreams Park, Cooperstown All Star Village, Cooperstown Baseball World and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

 

Frosty Mornings - October 2017 Special OffersBook Two or More Homes this Month and Save $50!

Mention CODE: “FrostyMornings” when submitting a form or speaking with Donna to receive this discount!
Expires October 31, 2017

October 2017 Special Offers

Additional offers from specific property owners will be added to this page as they are received.

Each month, Cooperstown Lodging Company will provide a new Special Offer.  Follow our Blog Pages here and our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/cooperstownlodging/ to be aware of our offers and discounts as they change!

 

Paradise Island: $10 gift card for Dollar General upon arrival.

Garden Room at Arnold Lake/High View Suite at Arnold Lake:  Book both suites and receive $50 off total.

Catskills Escape: $20 coupon for either Tulip and the Rose Restaurant or for Wise Guys Pizza.

Now Booking for 2018We are Now Booking for Summer 2018 – September marks the official end of the 2017 Summer Season in Cooperstown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not busy! Here at Cooperstown Lodging Company, this month marks the start of our booking season for 2018 Weekly Lodging.

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