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Baseball Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 29 Cooperstown B&B and Inns
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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“totally charming and kid friendly”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Johnson room fit two rollaways and still plenty of room to get around.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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High Springs, Florida, United States
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Baseball is a personal experience, and staying at a Bed and Breakfast should be personal. Suzanne and John are just plain good people... good baseball loving people. It made the whole trip feel right. We shared wine and spoke late into the evening with other guests about every topic you can imagine. It was as personal and enjoyable as a being at a baseball game with friends. A great place to stay. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

My wife and I recently spent an evening at an enchanting bed and breakfast in Cooperstown, New York. John and Suzanne Rudy were the perfect hosts, assisting us with local directions, suggesting fine restaurants, and sharing a most delightful evening over a bottle of fine wine. We were thrilled with the accommodations (Ty Cobb room) and breakfast was delicious. There is no finer place to stay in Cooperstown when visiting the Baseball Hall of Fine. We highly recommend Baseball Bed and Breakfast and will definitely stay there on our next visit.

Room Tip: Ask for the Ty Cobb room overlooking Chestnut Street..
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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lebanon ct
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

Roger and I finally made our long delayed trip to the BHOF. We had a great experience staying at the Baseball Bed and Breakfast hosted by John Rudy. Nice house, excellent room, quiet area, and easy walk to downtown and the BHOF. John was a great host and we enjoyed bantering with him about the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry among other baseball stories. If you are taking a trip to Cooperstown we would highly recommend staying at the Baseball Bed and breakfast.

Mary G.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

This was a fabulous way to end our two week trip through New England. John and Suzanne are amazing hosts. The house is fully decorated with baseball memorabilia, with themed guest rooms (named after the Hall of Fame's original inductees). It also includes a beautiful harp which can be expertly played by Suzanne. Both of our hosts were very interesting to talk to - both endowed with amazing general knowledge and great conversational skills. On the morning we left, I asked for directions to neighbouring Cherry Valley and not only received the necessary instructions from John but also historical info and some inside suggestions on who to contact while conducting my research. The breakfast was terrific and served on the deck of a spectacularly beautiful landscaped yard. We will definitely return to the Baseball Hall of Fame and we will definitely be staying in this wonderful bed and breakfast!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

Proprietors John and Suzanne Rudy are two of the friendliest hosts you’ll ever meet, and their charming, in-town Baseball B&B is a home-run hit from its cheery exterior to its welcoming interior. Inside, you’ll find John’s enviable collection of historic baseball photos, posters, news clippings, books and other memorabilia; it’s guaranteed to set your imagination swinging for the fences regardless of your age or interest. Inside, you’ll also find Suzanne’s dining room where every morning she loads the bases with her scrumptious big-league breakfasts (pancakes, waffles, frittatas, sausages, fresh-fruit compotes and more), accompanied by the calming hand of quiet classical music. In good weather, you can eat on the flower-boxed back porch. Upstairs, you’ll find the country-style sleeping rooms, named for the first five inductees in the Baseball Hall of Fame (you’ll have to look them up so you won’t miss the import of their achievements). We stayed in the Cobb Room where Ty’s irascible spirit is alive and well in the photos on the walls and the books on the tables and dressers. In the hall outside is a pictorial homage to black legend Satchel Paige and the so-called “Negro” leagues. What’s nicest about staying in this B&B is you feel like you’re part of the Rudy family; you experience it from the moment you enter until the moment you leave. John is a retired attorney and Suzanne a retired teacher. He still plays baseball and she plays harp. Both share engaging smiles, easy dispositions, and an eager willingness to listen to and talk about whatever’s on your mind. For sure, you can trust their judgments on where to eat: e.g., don’t miss the big league, deal-and-a-half lunch at the Otesaga Hotel, seated on the edge of 10-mile long Otsego Lake, which “Last of the Mohicans” novelist James Fenimore Cooper (his family founded Cooperstown) called “Glimmerglass” in his “Leatherstocking Tales.” There may be lots of nice places to stay in this bucolic east-coast corner of the “field of dreams,” but we’ll go to bat anytime for the Baseball B&B as one of the best.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Marlton, NJ
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

This is a MUST STAY location! We loved it! The location of this B&B is perfect for those who want to visit the hall of fame. The hosts, John and Suzanne are incredible when it comes to local information and cooking! The sound of Suzanne playing the harp fills the house in the early evening and provides a calming sense. Breakfast in the morning is wonderful and very filling! The house is very clean, super well decorated with BaseBall memorabilia, and has a great deck and garden. We would very highly recommend this to others - and plan to return!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Baseball Bed and Breakfast
Address: 54 Chestnut St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1114
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Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #5 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Cooperstown
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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