5 Reasons to Visit Cooperstown in the Winter

Discover the magic and wonder of the season with a visit to Cooperstown in the winter. Cooperstown, no matter what time of year, is a great place to visit. But winter brings about fewer crowds, a winter wonderland landscape, and a truly special holiday season. Start planning your perfect getaway winter getaway in Cooperstown, NY with these fun things to do!

Ice skate at Otsego Lake

Otsego Lake is certainly the centerpiece of Cooperstown with its beautiful scenery and abundance of outdoor activities available. During the winter months, the lake freezes over, providing the opportunity for visitors to ice skate on the lake. Enjoy a skate around the lake with the entire family or a romantic outing for just the two of you!

Go snow tubing at Glimmerglass State Park

Bring the kids and relive your youth while snow tubing at Glimmerglass State Park. Tubing will open from January 4th – February 23rd. Admission is $5 with tubes provided. Warm up and refuel at the warming hut on-site and enjoy hot cocoa and snack.

Visit a brewery

Warm up with a tasty brew from one of the local breweries in Cooperstown. As the once former hops-growing capital of the country, Otsego County has laid the foundation for a number of breweries, distilleries, and wineries that have made a home for themselves in upstate New York.

Experience the best of Brewery Ommegang with our Bed and Brew Package. The Inn at Cooperstown, in cooperation with Brewery Ommegang, features an exclusive, limited two-night stay at our historic inn, plus VIP treatment at the brewery with a private tasting hosted by one of their brewers. Call 607.547.5756 to book or view here for more details.

Or ring in the new year with the January Bed and Brew Special Edition Package. With this unique package, it’s all about “Innovation at Ommegang.” Similar to our other bed and brew specials, but this one offers guests the chance to taste new brews that have not yet been released to the public!

Romantic Weekend

For Valentine’s Day, surprise your special someone with a romantic weekend getaway to Cooperstown. Walk the streets, hand in hand, in our quaint village and enjoy historic buildings, unique shops, and elegant details only found in Cooperstown. Make the weekend even more special with our Valentine Special with Brewery Ommegang. Similar to our bed and brew package but with a Valentine’s Day theme. It’s truly a special way to say I love you!

Holidays in Cooperstown

Savor the smell of hot apple cider, admire the colorful lights that adorn the streets, visit with the best Santa Claus around, and celebrate the holidays in Cooperstown! Come see as our quaint village transforms into a Christmas wonderland and celebrate with us this most wonderful time of the year!

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

image of inn at cooperstown in the winter

Whether or not you book one of our special packages, a stay at our historic bed and breakfast is the perfect way to complete your visit to Cooperstown in the winter. Our charming bed and breakfast offers individually decorated rooms with elegant, yet casual furnishings and luxurious amenities. Choose from our Classic or Standard rooms, or elevate your experience with a stay in one of our Premium or Luxury suites.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cooperstown!