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More than a Meeting: Offsite Events to Impress Attendees

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 16 Oct 2023
More than a Meeting: Offsite Events to Impress Attendees

When it comes to hosting successful meetings and events, the choice of location can make all the difference. At The Otesaga, we are lucky to have historic Cooperstown as a backdrop for many offsite activities. Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of upstate New York, Cooperstown offers an array of offsite venues that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your attendees. Elevate your event by incorporating some of Cooperstown's cultural and recreational gems into your schedule. Here are four must-visit offsite locations for your next gathering at The Otesaga.

Inspiration on Display

A short distance from The Otesaga, the Fenimore Art Museum is a haven for art enthusiasts and a unique venue for meetings and events. The museum's collection boasts American folk art, American Indian art, and American decorative arts, providing a rich backdrop for creative thinking and inspiration. Meeting planners can arrange private gallery tours or cocktail receptions on the museum's terrace overlooking the lake. The blend of art and nature at Fenimore Art Museum is sure to spark fresh ideas and invigorate your attendees.

Crafting Memorable Experiences

For a more relaxed offsite event, look no further than Brewery Ommegang. This award-winning Belgian-style brewery offers an exceptional setting for team-bonding and networking events. Meeting planners can organize beer tastings, and culinary experiences that pair perfectly with Ommegang's craft brews. The rustic charm of the brewery and its beautiful outdoor spaces make it an ideal location for fostering connections among attendees while savoring exquisite beers.

Grand Slam Meetings

Cooperstown is synonymous with baseball, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a must-visit destination for sports and history enthusiasts alike. Meeting planners can infuse a sense of awe and nostalgia into their events at this iconic museum. Organize private tours of the Hall of Fame's exhibits, or host themed receptions in the museum's famed plaque gallery. No matter the approach, the Baseball Hall of Fame offers a unique blend of history and entertainment that is sure to make your event unforgettable.

Fun for the Team

The nearby Clark Sports Center provides an excellent venue for team bonding activities, with bowling, indoor rock climbing, a golf simulator, group fitness classes, and an outdoor ropes course that is open seasonally. Make time in your meeting schedule for your attendees to have fun and some friendly competition!

In Cooperstown, meeting planners have the opportunity to infuse their events with culture, history, and the natural beauty of upstate New York. Each of these offsite venues offers a distinctive backdrop for creating lasting memories and fostering meaningful connections among your attendees. Cooperstown's charm and versatility make it an ideal destination for meetings and events that leave a lasting impact. Contact us today to plan your next meeting or conference!


The Otesaga Resort Hotel remains steadfast in our efforts to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests. We continue to adhere to our strict cleaning and safety guidelines. Please visit our website for more information on Otesaga CARE - our commitment to a Clean And Responsible Environment.

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