The Best Breweries in Cooperstown to Try

When visiting Cooperstown, you have unique craft beer flavors to sip on throughout the historic town. Award-winning microbrews surround the area, all waiting for you to try after a long day visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame or Glimmerglass State Park. You don’t want to miss out; try these incredible beer-tasting experiences at the breweries in Cooperstown during your next stay!

Council Rock Brewery

Good food and brews go hand in hand at Council Rock Brewery. Located right down the road from Baseball Village, you can experience their expansive beer list and even dessert after dinner. Tastings of their brews from the taproom are also available and are a terrific way to learn about their crafting process!

Red Shed Brewery

Red Shed Brewery strives to heighten the Cooperstown experience for all who visit. Enjoy one of their twenty taps out on the patio and take in the beautiful views of the country in the distance. Beer is also available to buy to-go. Grab some growlers and enjoy a cozy night in your hotel room!

Cooperstown Brewing Company

Cooperstown Brewing Company is the brewery to visit for baseball lovers! This microbrewery specializes in crafting beers perfect for satisfying your thirst in the atmosphere of America’s Favorite Pastime. Head over to their brewpub and sample their excellent ales and lagers.

Brewery Ommegang

Utilizing real ingredients, Brewery Ommegang stands out against other craft brewers in Cooperstown. The crafting team brings flavors from Belgium into each beer from their farmhouse brewery. Their brewery is a family and pet-friendly spot providing a great day filled with exploring their production location and trying out their many flavors.

The Inn at Cooperstown is collaborating with Brewery Ommegang for the ultimate beer enthusiasts’ getaway! Our Bed and Brew Package includes two nights at the inn, transportation to Brewery Ommegang, a multi-course, gourmet beer and food pairing dinner, and more!

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Cooperstown, only 1 ½ blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame and minutes away from downtown and Otsego Lake.

Outside, our front porch is the idyllic place to enjoy a glass of delicious wine or beer while you relax on one of our rocking chairs. Inside, retreat to your well-appointed room for the night and enjoy the luxurious amenities and comfortable surroundings that await you.

We look forward to having you here at The Inn at Cooperstown! Book now for your next getaway.

6 Date Night Ideas in Cooperstown

Planning a romantic getaway? Consider the quaint town of Cooperstown in upstate New York. Known as the home of baseball, Cooperstown is also a beautiful destination for couples looking for a little romance. But if you don’t know where to start, let us help you create the perfect vacation with these date night ideas in Cooperstown.

Fine dining in Cooperstown

One of the best date night ideas in Cooperstown is dining out at one of the restaurants in town. Cooperstown offers a great selection of fine dining options that appeal to all tastes. Check out Toscana Italian Grill for a great dinner atmosphere offering fine Italian cuisine with a twist.

If you are looking for something a bit more casual, try Nicolette’s Italian Café. Located on Main Street, Nicolette’s serves up tasteful Italian cuisine in a casual setting. Receive 5% off the price of dinner when you purchase The Inn at Cooperstown Bed and Brew packages.

Visit Schneider’s Bakery

Treat your significant other to some sweet-tasting baked goods from Schneider’s Bakery. Open year-round, Schneider’s Bakery has been baking for Cooperstown residents and visitors since 1887. Find everything from moon pies and cupcakes to chocolate chip cookies and homemade donuts. Their sweets are the perfect way to say I love you!

Watch the sunset

What could be more romantic than to watch a sunset in Cooperstown? End your day with a gorgeous sunset in the Catskills Mountains. Coupled with quiet streets and charming homes, all set amongst the beauty of Otsego County, beautiful sunsets are easy to come by in Cooperstown.

Our number one favorite spot to see the sunset is at Otsego Lake in Glimmerglass State Park. With tremendous views and crystal clear waters, perfect for colorful reflections, you’ll want to stay from sunrise to sundown.

Explore the Sleeping Lion Trail

Take a leisurely walk hand in hand along the Sleeping Lion Trail inside Glimmerglass State Park. The two-mile loop features views of Otsego Lake and is accessible year-round. This is a great activity if you are planning to watch the sunset at Otsego Lake.

Valentine’s Day Special with Brewery Ommegang

Treat your loved one with the entire package by booking the February Bed & Brew package at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our hotel, in cooperation with Brewery Ommegang, now offers a very special spin on our extremely popular Bed & Brew package.

In this special edition, available in February only, we’re bringing the event to an entirely new level as the gourmet multi-course beer and food pairing dinner will be done with a Valentine’s Day theme. Expect special Ommegang beers and delicious food that reflect this special day!

This package isn’t available at any of the other hotels in town, so you know you’ll be enjoying a truly unique experience! Combine your love of Belgian-style beer with a delightful stay at The Inn at Cooperstown, for a date night in Cooperstown they will never forget.

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

Whether you sign up for one of our special packages or just visit for a romantic weekend in Cooperstown, The Inn at Cooperstown is the place to stay! Our beautifully restored 1874 historic hotel is located in the heart of town and provides a peaceful setting for couples to enjoy each other’s company.

Enjoy a quiet evening cozying up by the fire with a glass of wine and recounting the events of the day in our delightful lounge area. It features a warming fireplace and comfortable seating to enjoy a romantic evening together.

Choose from our luxury and premium suites, plus standard and classic rooms. The Luxury Suite features two bedrooms, a private entrance, a living area with a warming fireplace, and a spa hydro-massage tub for two. Of course, if you purchased our Valentine Bed and Brew package you are already booked for a two-night stay!

Our award-winning hotel is conveniently located near The Baseball Hall of Fame, Otsego Lake, and downtown – making it easy to enjoy all these date night ideas in Cooperstown.

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

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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!

Visit These Breweries in Cooperstown

Once the former hops-growing capital of North America, Otsego County offers a deep-rooted history in the making and consumption of beers and ciders. This foundation has carried forward into the modern world with a variety of local breweries, ciders, wineries, and even distilleries. And at the heart of all is Cooperstown with its local breweries and the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. Uncover the best of our quaint hamlet with a visit to one or all these breweries in Cooperstown.  

Brewery Ommegang

With a focus on brewing fine Belgian-style ales, Brewery Ommegang got started in Cooperstown in 1997 and hasn’t looked back since. The brewery brews eight beers year-round with mixed in special releases and seasonal flavors, including one of its most popular one, the Game of Thrones beer series. They also have a calendar stocked full of events, including its most popular one, Snommegang. The brewery and tasting room are open year-round except major holidays.

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Bed & Brew with Brewery Ommegang

In partnership with Brewery Ommegang, The Inn at Cooperstown has teamed up with one of the top breweries in Cooperstown to bring guests our highly popular Bed & Brew packages, as featured on Wanderlust on a Budget travel blog. Enjoy the VIP treatment at Brewery Ommegang while you tour their award-winning brewery and later indulge in a multi-course meal and beer pairing. Take home with you, special memories plus a souvenir beer glass, growler, and branded clothing. Plus enjoy a two-night stay in one of our luxurious rooms at The Inn at Cooperstown.

Red Shed Brewery

While the main brewery is located in Cherry Valley, NY, Red Shed Brewery offers a taproom that is open year-round in Cooperstown. Red Shed Brewery is a craft farm brewery that focuses on using local NY hops and grains in each of their beers. This taproom features 20 beer taps from Red Shed and a selection of other local and regional craft beers, ciders, and even wines. And if you are hungry, they offer a moderate-sized menu with tasty bar food choices including sandwiches, burgers, and nachos, plus be sure to try one of their homemade sauces for a unique twist to old classics. Enjoy indoor seating year-round and the outdoor beer garden in the summer months is the best place to grab a beer with your friends and family.

Fly Creek Mill & Orchard

If ciders are more to your liking, then don’t miss out on a visit to Fly Creek Mill & Orchard. As a historic water-powered mill, it sits on the banks of Fly Creek, and for over 150 years has produced fresh, sweet cider for locals and visitors alike. Sample the traditional ciders or try one of their apple wines. Don’t forget to shop their market that features over 40 different food products, all made right there at the mill.

Council Rock Brewery

Council Rock Brewery in Cooperstown serves up a nice selection of handcrafted brews and a plentiful food menu all within a casual tasting room. In the summer, patrons enjoy the outdoor patio and a weekly Friday Fish Fry.

Bed and Brew Package

One of the best ways to experience these breweries in Cooperstown is with the Bed and Brew Package with Brewery Ommegang and The Inn at Cooperstown. Together we offer an exclusive, limited availability two-night Bed & Brew package for the ultimate beer enthusiast. The package features a two-night stay at The Inn at Cooperstown, a brewer-led seated tasting of Ommegang beers with a complimentary charcuterie board, a multi-course, gourmet food and beer pairing, a commemorative growler, and more. Call 607.547.5756 to make your reservation!

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

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Whether you booked one of our brewery packages or not, complete your visit to these breweries in Cooperstown with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Where comfort and luxury meet, our historic award-winning bed and breakfast offers an excellent location for exploring downtown Cooperstown and main attractions like the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rest and relax in one of our rooms or suites, plus enjoy a complimentary to-go breakfast every morning, served with a side of excellent hospitality. Start planning your getaway today and book your stay with The Inn at Cooperstown.

The Inn At Cooperstown Vacation Packages

Discover the best of Cooperstown with our Cooperstown vacation packages. We have partnered with some of the most notable local attractions in town such as Brewery Ommegang, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Bobby Sharp Glassworks to offer our guests a unique and personalized experiences during their stay. Every year we introduce new packages, different from the year before in addition to our customary Cooperstown vacation packages that we offer every year.

Our packages also make great gifts for those on your list who love to travel! Whether you are planning a vacation yourself or giving as a gift, take a look below at our packages we offer for things to do in Cooperstown, NY and purchase yours today!


We have recently added a few workshops to our line-up of vacation packages. Partnering with Bobby Sharp Glassworks, The Inn at Cooperstown brings our guests glass blowing workshops in Bobby’s studio in Oneonta, NY.

Introduction to glassblowing

Learn the basics of glassblowing with the professionals at Bobby Sharp Glassworks. Only available to guests of The Inn at Cooperstown, this exclusive offer offers a full day at Bobby’s studio to learn a range of techniques and the ins and outs of the glassblowing shop. Plus enjoy a catered lunch from Autumn Café and more!

View here for more details.

Make Your Own Christmas Ornament

Get into the spirit of the holiday season and sign up for our Make Your Own Christmas Ornament workshop. Offered only to our guests, you’ll learn how to make your own Christmas ornament you can hang on your tree at home. Start by choosing your glass color and let the professional glassblowers guide you through the process, from beginning to end. Plus receive discount coupons from local restaurants.

View here for more detail.

Bed & Brew Cooperstown Vacation Packages

December Special Edition Bed and Brew Package

Available in December only, enjoy one of Brewery Ommegang’s limited releases with a gourmet multi-course beer and food pairing dinner. This is a holiday favorite amongst our guests, so be sure to book yours today!

View full itinerary here.

January Special Edition Bed & Brew Package

This January it’s all about innovation! The Ommegang Brewmaster and Innovation Manager will share four beers from Ommegang’s pilot system. The new brews will be paired with delicious food courses at the gourmet beer and food pairing. The best part about this event is guests will be tasting brews that have not yet been released to the public!

You won’t find this exclusive package anywhere else! So, if you are looking for a truly unique experience, this is it!

View full itinerary here.

February Special Edition Bed & Brew Package

February’s special edition brew package offers new and unique components from our other brew packages and can only be enjoyed in February! This special edition package offers our regular gourmet multi-course food menu, but the beer pairings will include Brewery Ommegang’s Limited Edition Beers, no longer available to the public, plus, soon-to-be-released special edition beers. Really, does it get any better than this?

This package is not offered at any other hotel in Cooperstown! So, stay with The Inn at Cooperstown and sign up for our bed and brew package for an unforgettable experience in Cooperstown!

View package details and full itinerary here.

Customary Bed & Brew Packages

In addition to our special edition brew packages, we offer several other Cooperstown vacation packages with Brewery Ommegang every year. Enjoy VIP treatment as you tour the award-winning Belgian-style brewery before indulging in a multi-course gourmet food and beer pairing dinner.  To remember this experience, the package also includes keepsake memorabilia such as a custom growler, etched beer glass, and a Brewery Ommegang t-shirt!

As one of our most popular packages, spots fill up fast! These packages are offered every year but be sure to always check back as dates will vary.

“Wonderful Winter Wonderland Weekend – We had the best time at the Inn at Cooperstown’s Bed and Brew and on the Ommegang dinner tour. The food was absolutely delish and perfectly paired with Ommegang’s delightful selection of beers. Cooperstown is a lovely step back in time.” – Annapolis, Maryland

View package details and full itinerary here.

Be sure to also check out the latest review about our Bed and Brew packages at Wanderlust on a Budget travel blog for a complete play-by-play experience.

Snommegang with Brewery Ommegang

Every year The Inn at Cooperstown partners with Brewery Ommegang’s popular event, Snommegang, to bring guests a one-of-a-kind experience! As one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, guests of the package can take advantage of a private bus that will take them to and from the festival where they can enjoy live music, local food, and of course tastings from over 30 different breweries from the United States.

View package details and full itinerary here.

Baseball Hall of Fame Vacation Packages

National Baseball Hall of Fame: Custom Tour Experience

During the months of January and February, baseball fans have the opportunity to join in on a unique experience at the Baseball Hall of Fame with a custom VIP tour. This program features a private viewing of artifacts from your favorite teams (that’s right you get to select what items you see!) that aren’t on display in the museum. Really, does it get any better than this?

The package must be booked at least five business days prior to desired arrival date, so call today! 607-547-5756

“The package with the Hall of Fame is a once in a lifetime opportunity and the staff at the Hall of Fame was amazing!! Would highly recommend the Inn and this package.” – Yorktown Heights, New York

View package details and full itinerary here.

Ultimate Baseball Hall of Fame Getaway Package

For the ultimate baseball fan, or really any baseball fan, this exclusive package is for you! Explore the Baseball Hall of Fame as a VIP with an exclusive tour, membership for one year, personalized commemorative bat, and so much more!

Available four times a year, the package is only accessible to guests at Inn at Cooperstown. You won’t find it anywhere else!

“We booked the “Ultimate Baseball Experience” with the Inn at Cooperstown for our 35th Anniversary. Our engraved baseball bat & other mementos we waiting for us on the bed. What a nice “Welcome”! – North Ridgeville, Ohio

View package details and full itinerary here.

National Baseball Hall of Fame Care and Conservation Workshop

This once a year event offers a unique look inside how the museum cares for their collections during this behind-the-scenes workshop. Combined with exclusive learning opportunities and museum tours, this package offers the best for any baseball fan! One of the highlights includes a private catered dinner within the iconic Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery.

There is limited availability and is only offered once a year, so be sure to call 607-547-5756 to book your spot today!

“The whole experience was top-notch. I would gladly recommend this vacation to any of our friends. It was one trip we will never forget.” – Wolfboro, NH

View package details and full itinerary here.

Hotels in Cooperstown, NY

One of the best ways to have a truly unique and unforgettable experience during your trip to Cooperstown is with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown and signing up for one of our packages! Our quaint and charming bed and breakfast is within walking distance to the Baseball Hall of Fame and other area attractions, perfect for exploring all that Cooperstown has to offer. So, start browsing our accommodations today and remember to call 607-547-5756 to reserve your spot with one of our exclusive Cooperstown vacation packages.

Cheers! Your Guide to the Cooperstown Beverage Trail

Discover the history of Cooperstown with the area’s many breweries, distilleries, and wineries along the Cooperstown Beverage Trail! Well before baseball became America’s favorite pastime, Cooperstown was once the hop-growing capital of North America. The Cooperstown Beverage Trail offers 37 miles of a chance to sample local brews, wines, and spirits that help make Cooperstown a unique stopover for enjoying a tasty libation.

Sip and savor your way through central New York by visiting these local establishments along the Cooperstown Beverage Trail:

Brewery Ommegang

Located in Cooperstown, Brewery Ommegang is local favorite farmstead brewery featuring tours and tastings of its Belgian-style beers and bite-size eats. Be sure to also ask about the final release of their 2018 Game of Thrones-inspired Royal Reserve Collection, King in the North.

656 Co Hwy 33

Cooperstown Distillery

As the only distillery on the Cooperstown Beverage Trail, the Cooperstown Distillery is micro-distillery serving a small-batch line of spirits. Using almost entirely New York State grains, you can enjoy the “grain to bottle” experience. Join a VIP tour and witness the entire process, from the mash to distillation.

11 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown, NY

Pail Shop Vineyards

Pail Shop Vineyards highlights the spirit of Cooperstown’s early settlers who grew cold climate grape varietals and crafted wines of the region. Enjoy wine tastings and a variety of events throughout the year including Painting at Pail Shop.

126 Goose St, Fly Creek, NY

Cooperstown Brewing Company

Located in Milford, the Cooperstown Brewing Company is a small-batch brewery that produces ales, porters, and stouts. Enjoy tastings at their on-site tasting room.

110 River Street, Milford, NY

Fly Creek Cider Mill

The Fly Creek Cider Mill is a historic water-powered cider mill located in Cooperstown on the banks of Fly Creek. Choose from over 40 different daily tastings, including apple wines, hard ciders, mill-aged cheddar cheese, and fresh mill fudge. With their winery, restaurant, and various on-site activities it is a perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon.

288 Goose Street, Fly Creek, NY

Bear Pond Winery

Located in Oneonta, Bear Pond Winery offers a wide variety of blends at their petite winery. Their one-acre vineyard produces varietals ranging from Riesling, Concord, Niagara, and others.

2515 NY-28, Oneonta, NY

Butternuts Beer & Ale

Noted for their fine balanced composition and excellent taste, Butternuts Beer and Ale is a small-batch brewery located in Garratsville, NY. Claiming, “a beer even your mom will love”, their creatively named brews offer a good laugh and a craft beer taste you will love right out of the can.

4021 NY-51, Garratsville, NY

Rustic Ridge Winery

Located on a local farm in Burlington Flats, NY, Rustic Ridge Winery is a family-run winery that works with a small vineyard in the Finger Lakes region. Please your palette with their diverse selection of New York state wines, such as their two New York State Rieslings. The farm also offers local Amish cheeses and jams to complete your experience.

2805 St. Hwy 80, Burlington Flats, NY

The Inn at Cooperstown bed and brew packages

Another great way to enjoy the brewery scene here in Cooperstown is to purchase one of our bed and brew packages and experience the VIP treatment! We have partnered with a local favorite, Brewery Ommegang, to offer guests a unique way to take their Cooperstown getaway to the next level. Upgrade your getaway by experiencing what makes Cooperstown unique while enjoying a cozy stay in one of our beautiful rooms.

Special Edition Bed and Brew Package

Join Brewery Ommegang’s Brewmaster and Innovation Manager for a tasting of four different beers from Ommegang’s pilot system. As a guest of The Inn at Cooperstown and part of this package, you will be tasting beers that have not yet been released to the public! The brews will be paired with delicious food at the gourmet beer and food pairing.

We are offering this package in both January and February only.

See here for more details. Be sure to call 607-547-5756 to book the January Special Edition Bed and Brew Package.

Bed and Brew with Brewery Ommegang

Who wouldn’t want to stay at a cozy inn and sample some tasty beer during their next weekend getaway? Well, you can do just that with The Inn at Cooperstown Bed and Brew package with Brewery Ommegang. Enjoy a two-night stay at The Inn at Cooperstown, transportation to and from Brewery Ommegang, VIP brewery tours, food and beer pairings, and so much more!

See here for further details. Be sure to call 607-547-5756 to book the January Special Edition Bed and Brew Package.

Cooperstown, NY Hotels

Discover genuine hospitality at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our distinct character and charm can be seen in every detail, from our luxurious amenities to our comfortable and cozy rooms and suites. Complete your visit with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown and be sure to inquire about one of our bed and brew packages, a truly unique way to discover the best of Cooperstown.