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28
Sep

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Otesaga

Sep
28
 2018
About 3 week(s) ago by The Otesaga Resort Hotel No Comments
Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Otesaga
Start a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. Forgo the stress of hosting - and the preparation that comes with it - and celebrate Thanksgiving at The Otesaga. Read More
14
Sep

Meeting Planner's Checklist

Sep
14
 2018
About 1 month(s) ago by The Otesaga Resort Hotel No Comments
Meeting Planners Checklist
Whether you're a seasoned pro at meeting planning or the responsibility to plan an event fell under the "other duties as assigned" caveat in your job description, it pays to have an organized method for planning a meeting. A to-do list is an essential part of the process. To ensure you cross all of your T's and dot your I's, we've created this meeting planning checklist to help get you on your way. Read More
14
Sep

Taste of New York: Apples

Sep
14
 2018
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Taste of New York: Apples
Earlier this year we introduced you to our new Taste of New York series. This feature is dedicated to highlighting some of the wonderful ingredients we source from local growers and producers from around the region to use in our dishes here at The Otesaga. For this installment, we've selected delectable New York State-grown apples, the main ingredient in our Otesaga Apple Cake. While it's just one of a few apple-inspired dishes created by our chef, we can't think of a better autumn treat to celebrate apple season. Read More
07
Aug

5 Things We Love About The Farmers' Museum

Aug
07
 2018
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5 Things We Love About The Farmers Museum
The endless attractions that can be found in Cooperstown make it the perfect family-friendly destination. Historians, baseball fans, art lovers, outdoor adventure seekers, foodies, and water sports enthusiasts will find that America's Most Perfect Village truly offers something for everyone!
The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown is just one of many outstanding attractions that make the trek to America's Most Perfect Village worth the trip. The museum is one of the oldest rural life museums in the country and offers a unique look at the heritage of the region. Interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and collections allow visitors an experience like no other. Read More
15
Jul

Why Destination Meetings are More Effective

Jul
15
 2018
About 3 month(s) ago by The Otesaga Resort Hotel No Comments
Why Destination Meetings are More Effective
A productive workplace meeting should provide a platform to communicate what's happening within the business and industry to the members of the team, brainstorm ideas and formulate new concepts, make decisions about projects and tasks, and address management issues. Read More
01
Jul

Lakefront Life in Cooperstown

Jul
01
 2018
About 3 month(s) ago by The Otesaga Resort Hotel No Comments
Lakefront Life in Cooperstown
Otsego Lake is known as one of the prettiest lakes in New York State. The eight-mile-long lake provides dozens of activities and recreational opportunities year-round for residents and visitors to The Village of Cooperstown. The locals know lakefront life in Cooperstown cannot be beat and we invite you to experience it for yourself! Read More
15
Jun

Meetings on a Budget

Jun
15
 2018
About 4 month(s) ago by The Otesaga Resort Hotel No Comments
Meetings on a Budget
Meeting costs can skyrocket quickly! Even when a business sees the value of a meeting or conference away from the office, there isn't always an unlimited amount of funds to make it happen. Experienced meeting planners agree that there are a few key areas where spending seems to spiral out of control and that's where we can help. Here are some ideas on how you can save money but still make your company meetings something special. Read More
01
Jun

A Day on the Cooperstown Beverage Trail

Jun
01
 2018
About 4 month(s) ago by The Otesaga Resort Hotel No Comments
A trip to Cooperstown would not be complete without planning some time to explore the breweries, wineries, and distilleries in the region with a day on the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. The 37-mile Cooperstown Beverage Trail was established after a resurgence in specialty beverage production in and around Cooperstown. The participating establishments showcase the wide array of craft beers, wines, and spirits they make paired with tasting opportunities and facility tours. Here are a few of our favorite stops on the tour plus some tips to ensure a fun outing for everyone hitting the trail. We'll drink to that! Read More
16
May

5 Reasons Cooperstown Stands Out as a Great Destination Meeting Location

May
16
 2018
About 5 month(s) ago by The Otesaga Resort Hotel No Comments
There are many things to consider when planning corporate meetings, retreats or conferences. Between the budget, the food, room requirements and more, there is a lot to think about. However, there is a place that can make it all a one-stop shop in upstate New York - The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. Planning a destination meeting doesn't have to be scary and often, destination meetings are simpler as the meetings' facility can help with a lot of the ancillary planning that goes into making a meeting or event worthwhile, fun and memorable. There's no place like Cooperstown, and today, we'll share all some of the reasons why it makes sense to plan your next destination meeting right here. Read More
30
Apr

Reasons Why Travelers Love The Otesaga - Nostalgia

Apr
30
 2018
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The grandeur and charm of The Otesaga Resort Hotel are among the top reasons why travelers love to visit. Guests are immediately transported to a bygone era where elegance and a warm, gracious welcome was customary. The carefully curated decor and furnishings, as well as the hospitality of the staff, are reminiscent of the genteel ways prior to World War 1. We are always setting our sights on ways to make the experience of staying with us more hospitable, and here are just a few of the things that create lasting impressions with our guests. Read More
01
Apr

Breakfast at The Otesaga

Apr
01
 2018
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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And, when you are on a getaway, why not indulge in breakfast, making sure you store enough calorie reserves for whatever the day may bring. At The Otesaga, guests love our breakfast, and not only because it is included with your stay. Our team of culinary experts serves up enticing, hot food each morning, with freshly baked pastries, seasonal fruit, and of course, bottomless coffee and tea. There's something for everyone, no matter what your favorite breakfast food is - even the kids. Read More
12
Mar

10 Things Not to Miss in Cooperstown in 2018

Mar
12
 2018
About 7 month(s) ago by The Otesaga No Comments
After twelve long weeks of winter, we'd bet that you're itching to start planning some fun-filled getaways to fill up the remainder of the year. To help you strategize the best time to plan a visit to Cooperstown, we've outlined the top 10 things not to miss in 2018. Whether you're a baseball fanatic, art lover, history buff, nature seeker, or connoisseur of fine dining and spirits, there is something for everyone to experience in America's Most Perfect Village. Read More
08
Jan

Taste of New York Series: Painted Farm Goat Cheese

Jan
08
 2018
About 9 month(s) ago by The Otesaga No Comments
For 2018 , we are resolute in telling you a bit more about the wonderful farm fresh ingredients used by the chefs at The Otesaga. This is the first post in a series that will showcase an individual ingredient (that is made locally in New York state) and highlight how we incorporate it on our menus at Glimmerglass, Hawkeye Bar and Grill and more. First up? Read More
20
Dec

Event Catering Ideas

Dec
20
 2017
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You want your event to be spectacular, and food is naturally on your guests' minds. Read More
12
Dec

Winter Events in Cooperstown

Dec
12
 2017
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What do you love about winter? We love waking up to a fresh blanket of snow (so pretty over Otsego Lake!) and the opportunity to bring friends and family together with fun, food-centered events for all ages. Around here, winters are for hunkering down with a good glass of wine and exploring new foods from near and afar. This year, our event list is packed - we hope you'll join us for something! Read More
16
Nov

Holiday Itinerary in Cooperstown

Nov
16
 2017
About 11 month(s) ago by The Otesaga Resort Hotel No Comments
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is here and Cooperstown is a great place for a little together time with family this season. Whether you love food, the theatre, sports or smiling kids - there are opportunities everywhere to spend time with those you love. Read More
14
Nov

How A Corporate Retreat Can Rejuvenate Your Employees

Nov
14
 2017
About 11 month(s) ago by The Otesaga No Comments
We live in a results-driven world. This can contribute to the kind of stress that is often a part of life at home or on the job. One of the best ways to support employees and give them an added boost is to plan an energizing corporate retreat. Read More
23
Oct

Hosting A Company Holiday Party Your Employees Won't Want To Miss!

Oct
23
 2017
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Everybody loves a party, right? While this may be generally the case, it may not always hold true for company parties. A recent study showed that over half of employees did not look forward to their company holiday party. Yet, the opportunity to unwind and relax with co-workers is a great way to boost morale and encourage employee engagement. Read More
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