Policies

Check-in:

Check-in begins at 3:00 pm. If you arrive early, you are welcome to park your car and wander around Cooperstown or hang out in our living room, or on the porch. If you will be arriving after 10:00 PM or in the early, early morning hours, please let us know so we can worry about you.

When you arrive, please use the free, off-street, parking area behind the building and enter through the front door that faces Chestnut Street. You may park in the driveway to unload your bags, but please don’t leave your car parked there in the event other guests are coming or going.

In the event that a staff member is not available (highly unlikely), there will be a Welcome Package for you at the check-in desk with directions to your room. The Welcome Package will also have a Breakfast Menu attached which you need to fill out and leave on the front desk before you go out for dinner or head for bed. Should you have any questions or need assistance in some unavoidable circumstance that our small staff is not present, please call cell number 240-549-4333.

Check-Out:

Check-out is at 11:00 am.

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel or reduce the duration of your reservation, please do so 15 days prior to check-in. Deposits are returned less a $25.00 service fee. If you cancel or reduce your stay less than two weeks prior to your reservation, you will be responsible for the cost of the reservation minus any nights that we are able to fill during your confirmed reservation.

Payment:

We require a 50% deposit that will be automatically be deducted upon booking. The balance is due upon departure. There is an 8% New York State Sales Tax and a 4% Otsego County Bed Tax which is in addition to our room rates. Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit cards. Upon departure, cash, travelers’ checks or personal/corporate checks can be accepted as well.

Additional Information:

The Cooperstown Bed and Breakfast is open for as much of the year as we have interest from guests. We normally require a two-night minimum stay on weekends and that is programmed into our website and reservation system. We can make exceptions, so be sure to check with us if you can only stay one weekend night. Children five years and older are welcome but we currently do not have the facilities to accommodate infants.

Smoking:

Smoking is not permitted inside the inn. Guests may smoke on the porches or in the back yard where there are chairs, and tables with ash trays.

Breakfast:

We provide a menu upon your arrival and after breakfast for the following morning(s). A full, hot breakfast is served to our guests each morning between 8:00 and 9:30 AM in our dining room. For early risers (Dreams Park or business travelers, or just plain early risers) we can accommodate your needs with a simpler hot meal and we always have cold cereal, yogurt, and fresh fruit available, along with either homemade biscuits or bakery donuts. Please let us know asap if/when you need breakfast prior to our dining room hours so we can accommodate your needs.

Quiet Time:

In order to keep the peace with the neighborhood and be respectful of other guests, we ask that any porch or yard gatherings be turned down to a quiet conversational level after 10:30 pm. You're welcome to hang out in the front parlor any time you like as well.