Spring in Cooperstown
The Year Begins Anew
Make one of our luxurious lodges your home base this spring; have some family fun, dine, shop and explore the riches of Cooperstown. Plan a few days in one of our cozy homes for a romantic getaway to reconnect, rejuvenate and re-energize for the year ahead!
With cold weather gone for another year, the grass turns green and flowers are sprouting everywhere. The sap is running and farmers catch all that they can to boil and turn into maple syrup and candy.
Visit The Farmer's Museum and watch historic and modern maple-sugaring demonstrations; take your first-ever taste of jack wax.. freshly made, piping hot maple syrup poured over snow... mmm! Enjoy a full pancake breakfast at the museum with real maple syrup! Lots of activities are scheduled for the children during the morning and afternoon hours.
Then, ride the handmade Empire Carousal; crafted by New York artisans, these figures tell a tale of the people, places and animals of New York State and they go up and down and round and round offering the young and not-so-young a taste of ole' fashioned fun!
The Cooperstown area is a great golf destination and there are a number of excellent courses at which to get in your early rounds! Leatherstocking Golf is one of the Top 50 most beautiful and challenging in the state. Located along the southern edge of the lake, players find the layout demanding and interesting as it rises and falls, all the while providing spectacular views of Otsego Lake and surrounding mountains. The 18th tee is on an island.. what a spectacular way to come home!
And at the northern end of the lake, you have an opportunity to play one of America's 10 oldest courses. Created in the 1800's, a number of landowners combined their acreage to found The Otsego Golf Club, what was then the only golf course anywhere in the region. Today, the decedents of those originators still retain ownership! And you can enjoy the original clubhouse and the vistas of the lake from its wide, welcoming porches.
The Fenimore Art Museum opens its doors April 1st and never disappoints with its permanent collection; paintings include selections from Hudson River School artists such as Thomas Cole, genre painters like William Sidney Mount and an interesting folk art collection from Edward Hicks and Ralph Fasanella. Five special exhibits during the spring and summer months feature artists such as Homer Winslow, presenting an outstanding opportunity to view and appreciate great works in such a beautiful and intimate setting such as The Fenimore. And The Fenimore is home to the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, perhaps the finest in America, it encompasses its own wing of the museum and features almost one thousand artifacts.
Call us today and let us help you put a little Spring in your life!
Liz and Bill