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.
The hotel has been praised for the long-standing customs that evoke a sense of nostalgia in guests. Whether it's taking part in afternoon tea or savoring sweeping views of the lake while rocking in a chair on the veranda, guests are captivated by the classicism and simplicity of the surroundings.
"The hotel is beautiful and stays true to its history." Wrote a guest on Google who visited the resort. Another TripAdvisor reviewer commented that "this hotel is a very pleasant reminder of the luxury hotels from days past."
The architecture of the building is original to its construction prior to opening in 1909. Updates and modernization over the years have had little effect on the ambiance which is one of the draws that has visitors returning time and time again. In fact, the resort is among an elite group of historic hotels that have been recognized by the Historic Hotels of America.
Accompanying a five-star rating on Yelp, one visitor remarked that "the hotel is old world elegance personified."
Dining at the hotel is another example of the timeless, thoughtful service we offer. We host a number of special events, such as Mother's Day and Easter brunch, featuring world-class fare as well traditional selections served in a casual atmosphere at Hawkeye Bar and Grill or the upscale ambiance of Glimmerglass, both where the service is unmatched. Our menus feature made-from-scratch breads, charcuterie, burgers, wood-fired pizzas and more.
During the holidays, families love the sentimental feel of spending Thanksgiving Weekend at the resort with activities for the whole family; arts for adults, crafts for kids, football watching, and of course, Santa's arrival to Cooperstown. During the holidays, nostalgia is sprinkled throughout every corner of the hotel, every event and decoration, helping families make lasting memories.
Travelers love The Otesaga Resort. Whether stopping in for a meal at one of our restaurants, an overnight stay while on a weekend getaway or to attend a conference or wedding, a visit is guaranteed to generate warm feelings of nostalgia and comfort. Which is just what we set out to do. We hope to see you soon.