We just returned from a night at Baseball B&B. John and Suzanne greeted us upon our late arrival and it was nice to have their friendly faces welcoming us. From the moment we arrived, they extended themselves to help us settle in. They made several restaurant recommendations and after being turned away from the most desirable choice (Alex & Ika), we settled in for an Italian restaurant, which was pretty good, too. We stayed in the Cobb room with our son. The room was well-appointed and comfortable. The bathroom was functional, if a bit dated. I couldn't shake the feeling of being in their house, which was almost entirely a good thing. They were cooking dinner for themselves when we arrived and when we went for dinner, they were watching TV in the family room by the rear exit. They do seem somewhat particular and while this was not a problem for us (we are well-behaved), I didn't feel fancy-free. Breakfast was well-prepared, white-bread french toast, supermarket sausages, fresh fruit, cereal, coffee cake, and orange juice. We may have been spoiled by another recent stay where breakfast was exceptional - this was good, but nothing to write home about.
All and all, this is a very good choice in Cooperstown. The city is not bustling and is virtually deserted by 10 PM, save two local, gritty bars. Suzanne and John are very committed to their inn and it shows.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Cooperstown, Baseball Bed and Breakfast can be easily found at the 1883 Italianate "sunny yellow house with white trim" on Chestnut Street. The 2/3-acre property has a lush green lawn in the rear (suitable for a game of catch) and a deck rimming the rear of the house where breakfast is served (weather permitting) and guests can sit on rockers to spend some quiet time reading or simply enjoying the scenery before they leave for the Glimmerglass Festival or other attractions in Cooperstown. Inside, the house is decorated with baseball memorabilia (except the music room, where the Hostess, Suzanne Rudy, can be found playing her harp at times during the day and early evening). Each of the bedrooms has a private bath and is appointed in honor of one of the original five inductees to the Hall of Fame: Cobb, Ruth, Mathewson, Johnson and Wagner. ... more less