Summer is starting to slowly wind down, and it's time to look at the calendar to plan one last getaway before the fall. Since 1909, The Otesaga has welcomed visitors looking for that perfect summer experience, the one you can dream about during the short days and long nights of winter. Looking to say goodbye to summer in style? Here are some fun facts about The Otesaga to keep in mind!
A Beautiful Design
Built in 1909, The Otesaga was designed by Percy Griffin, noted architect of The Dakota building in New York City. With more than 400 windows around the hotel, the design provides plenty of opportunity to take in the beautiful view of Otsego Lake.
Home to the 18-hole Leatherstocking Golf Course, The Otesaga was voted one of the "Top 50 U.S. Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler. Designed by Devereaux Emmet, this challenging course provides incredible views of Otsego Lake and the surrounding landscape, so if your round goes sideways, you can always let your mind wander!
A huge draw for visitors to Cooperstown, particularly in summer and early fall, is getting out on the water and enjoying Otsego Lake. Unable to bring your kayak or canoe with you? No problem! Guests of The Otesaga can rent these items and paddle away for adventure on the serene waters. Want to stick to the shore? Ask our concierge about renting a bike, instead!
Baseball fans know that Cooperstown is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; but visitors to this quaint village can also find world-class museums like Fenimore Art Museum and family-friendly destinations like The Farmers' Museum. The best part? The Otesaga is within walking distance of all three of these fantastic institutions! Leave your car and set off on foot to explore the fascinating exhibits found there.
With 110 years of gracious hospitality and serene lakeside views, there's a long tradition of satisfied guests visiting The Otesaga. There's still time to experience relaxation at its finest and discover why visitors return year after year to our historic resort.