Yyour car? No way. a tv? uh-uh. Grandma? maybe. these days, it’s hard to imagine anything lasting 100 years (although Grandma is still as spry as she was in her 80s). But the otesaga resort Hotel has done just that. in fact, the hotel in cooperstown in upstate New york has urvived—and thrived—since opening its doors in 1909.
to celebrate its centennial, the otesaga is
hosting a variety of special events, offering
celebratory room packages and serving early-
1900s–inspired menu items and beverages
through the end of the year. your significant
other will appreciate the fact that the hotel has
“character” and “history,” but you’ll know the
real reason you came: baseball.
cooperstown, also known as “america’s
perfect village,” is home to the National Baseball
Hall of fame. so it’s no wonder that the otesaga
has hosted more than 100 Hall of famers, includ-
ing ty cobb, yogi Berra, Jackie robinson, Joe
Dimaggio, Hank aaron and Babe ruth.
if that doesn’t keep you busy from sunup to
sundown (and how could it not?), never fear.
Condé Nast Traveler rated the
otesaga one of its top 50 Golf
resorts. so book a tee time at
the 18-hole Leatherstocking
Golf course. if you still have
time to spare, there is an array
of other sports and recreational
facilities on the property, includ-
ing a heated pool, a fitness room,
a lake for canoeing and swim-
ming, croquet and tennis courts,
and a video game room—which
totally counts as a sports facility,
we think. otesaga.com
Early 1900s rear view of
hotel; female staff; arrival!
Second row: today’s pool.
Third row: view from
Bottom: bellmen in the
’60s; the construction of
the front facade, more
than 100 years ago.