Otesaga Resort Hotel to remain open this winter

It’s the first time since historic building first opened in 1909

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COOPERSTOWN — The Otesaga Resort Hotel, which has closed after the Thanksgiving holiday for the past 111 years, will remain open this winter. The hotel made the announcement Tuesday.

“Typically, the resort closes to leisure travelers after Thanksgiving weekend, then reopens in April,” according to the hotel’s press release. “But since 2020 has been anything but typical and travelers will be looking for winter getaways where they can remain healthy and safe, cozy and warm, this seems the perfect time for the legendary resort to try something completely new … and write a new page into its 111-year history.”

The hotel, at the south end of Otsego Lake, offers a golf course, swimming pool and boating on the lake in warmer months.

And in winter? The Otesaga is touting the golf course as a place to snowshoe or cross-country ski. The National Baseball Hall of Fame remains open through the winter. The Otesaga also suggests guests might want to pack some books, “and prepare to hunker down and enjoy being in a place that feels very homey but that – thank goodness! – isn’t those same four walls they’ve been staring at since March.

“In short, winter in Cooperstown is about peace and tranquility, and we can all use plenty of that right now.”

The hotel said it will offer a number of different winter packages, with rates starting at $149.

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