The BEST part of our family vacations to Cooperstown includes staying at The Cooper Inn and using the amenities at The Otesaga Hotel and Resort. We had the most spectacular family time enjoying swimming in the pool and attending all of the events and activities of the July 4th weekend. The chocolate covered strawberries in our room was such a sweet way to start off the weekend. There were all sorts of contests including Scavenger Hunt, July 4th Trivia Contest, Sommelier's Challenge, Candy Guess, and Coloring Contest. As always, the late afternoon tea time with a pianist playing the grand piano was delightful. Although the cookies have always been good, the new French pastry chef bakes with such talent. His unique way of baking blew us away beginning at this fun event and continuing as a wonderful ending to every meal. This brings dessert to a new and exciting level of enthusiasm. While some enjoyed Story Telling with Coco the Clown and others danced the night away at the Templeton Lounge, our family waited until 9:30pm to enjoy local historian and author Bruce Markusen tell Ghost Stories at the hotel dock. Amazing! Other options of the weekend included: a Welcoming Reception in the Iroquois Room, a Hotel History Tour of the Otesaga, Face painting time with Coco, Patriotic Crafts for Kids, Pie Eating Contest, Water Toss, and other lawn games, Animal Balloons, Cooking demonstration and cocktail tasting, red, white and blue Make Your Own Ice cream Sundaes, Fishing Derby, and ice cream and pool party social event, Fire work exhibition over the Otsego Lake, and many buffet and sit down meals which are all prepared by a five star chef and the NEW French pastry chef I mentioned earlier. When you are at the Otesaga ad or Cooper Inn, everyone in your family is treated like a professional baseball player. Oh, and I forgot to mention that these two hotels close down to the public for Induction Weekend when the Baseball Hall of Fame players come and stay with their families for the same kind of treatment you get while it is your turn there. Every detail of every day reveals dedication and enthusiasm by each manager and staff member including General Manager Jim Miles, Ken Wayman, and Lance Gardner. There are a million reasons why you need to get to Cooperstown, but staying at The Cooper Inn allows you to truly enjoy your family vacation in the most spectacular environment ever. This vacation keeps getting better...!!!
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We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your recent stay at The Cooper Inn as well as all the amenities of The Otesaga Resort Hotel. Thank you for your review and the kind comments, we are so happy to have made your visit so memorable, especially as it relates to our activities and events as we aim to make them a fun experience for every member of the family. Please come see us again soon.
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