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Laid Back or Action Packed The Ultimate Vacation Showdown

By: The Otesaga Resort Hotel / 03 Jun 2019
Laid Back or Action Packed The Ultimate Vacation Showdown

Vacationers have different opinions on what makes the perfect itinerary for a summer getaway. Some make plans for a "put your feet up and relax" style of vacation, while others choose to stay active. No matter what side you land on, The Otesaga is the ideal place to serve all of your vacation needs, with plenty of ways to get you out and about, or kicking back in style.


The pool at The Otesaga provides the perfect opportunity for both fun and relaxation. Whether you're starting off your morning with a swim or taking a refreshing dip at the end of a long day of sightseeing, the outdoor heated pool is the ideal spot for staying active. Of course, lounging poolside with sunscreen, shades, and your favorite book is also a great way to pass the time and with food and drink service, you might never leave!


While the pool is enticing, Otsego Lake offers a variety of ways to have fun on the water. Guests at The Otesaga can rent kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes, giving you plenty of options for exploring the picturesque landscape. Fishing the lake is a four season activity, but summer provides the perfect weather for spending the day trying to catch walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and more. For some, the lake is best enjoyed from the veranda of The Otesaga, or the Fire Bar, where sunsets with a glass of wine or cocktail make for the quintessential summer night.

Pedal Power

The Otesaga is perfectly situated in the heart of the village of Cooperstown, making it easy to explore Main Street's shops, restaurants, and of course the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Guests can rent a bike from The Otesaga, and see the sights, or venture out for a longer excursion around the lake. If a peaceful stroll is more your speed, the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum are also within walking distance of the resort.

Tee Time vs. Me Time

For avid golfers, a visit to The Otesaga means the chance to play a round on the award-winning Leatherstocking Golf Course. The challenging course will keep you on your toes, while you take in the beautiful landscape of Otsego Lake. If indoor relaxation is what you seek, the Hawkeye Spa can help you revitalize your senses with several options of facials and massages tailored to what you need.

With ample opportunities to enjoy activities on the lake as well as on the grounds of the resort, your vacation itinerary can be filled quickly. If you prefer a slower pace to your summer getaway, there are plenty of spaces to kick back and relax, with your favorite book and an ice cold drink in hand. No matter what your vacation speed is, The Otesaga has you covered.

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