When my family decided to take an excursion to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, I was looking for a place to stay that would be close and friendly to young kids. The Baseball Bed and Breakfast were those things and many more.
Suzanne and John welcomed the six of us (my husband, my two sons -- eight and five --, and my parents) when we pulled in and showed us up to our rooms. The rooms (Johnson and Cobb) were spacious, bright, clean, and absolutely charming. Each room had an attached bathroom which was also large. The Johnson room had plenty of space for the two rollaways my boys slept on and still left plenty of room to get around.
We thoroughly enjoyed the big backyard. My dad, husband, and boys had several baseball games in our short stay and John and Suzanne had all the gear -- bats, bases, balls. Plus great rockers on the porch for the spectators and a hammock for the man on-deck.
We had a delicious and huge breakfast of blueberry pancakes, sausage, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice and chatted with our hosts for a bit in the morning. John suggested a scenic route for us as we went on our way to Niagara Falls, which we followed and loved.
The Baseball Bed and Breakfast was a perfect compliment to our first Cooperstown experience.
- 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 air conditioning and 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