This is an excellent place to stay for anyone visiting, or in the case of dedicated fans making a pilgrimage to, the Baseball Hall of Fame. It's just a few minutes walk from the hall but in its own residential neighborhood. Even a roundabout walk to the hall takes only a few minutes. Host John will talk baseball to your heart's content while serving a breakfast that almost makes lunch dispensable. Guests like me who were also visiting the Glimmerglass Opera Festival stand a good chance of finding other guests who will talk opera as well as baseball -- a true multicultural 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