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All in the Details: Exploring Our Historic Charm

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 28 Feb 2022

Guests at The Otesaga are treated to spectacular lakeside views at our resort, but keen eyes will find delightful views inside the hotel, as well. If you're looking to surround yourself with beauty during your getaway, read on for some of the can't-miss historic charm found throughout The Otesaga .

First Impressions

When it opened in 1909 The Otesaga was a stunning example of Federalist architecture. Brothers Stephen and Edward Clark constructed the hotel, tapping famed architect Percy Griffin to design the new resort. Many of the stately adornments that captured guests' attention remain today, including the grand portico that greets arriving visitors with its eight 30-foot columns. With over 400 windows throughout the resort, there's no way to miss the spectacular views, especially of Lake Otsego. Of course, one of the most recognizable details of The Otesaga's exterior is its dome-capped cupola sitting high atop the resort like a beacon for new and returning guests.

Inner Beauty

Walking the halls of The Otesaga is a veritable feast for the eyes. Greeting guests in the lobby is a famous local, Alice the Hershell Horse from the Empire State Carousel. On loan from The Farmers' Museum, just down the road from the resort, the wood-carved carousel horse is just one piece of an incredible representation of New York history. As guests stroll the hotel, sharp observers will note the federal style eagle convex mirrors throughout the resort. Much of the striking artwork that adorns the walls are prints of pieces found in the collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, also just steps away from The Otesaga.

A getaway at The Otesaga is filled with spectacular views, both inside and out. Whether you're soaking in the beauty of the natural landscape from the veranda, or appreciating the intricate details throughout the hotel during your stay, historic charm is around every corner at our upstate New York hotel. Plan an unforgettable getaway of your own today!

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