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 : 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:

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!