The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Otesaga  (31)
60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326


A magnificent, Federal-style structure with an imposing front portico supported by massive 30-foot columns, The Otesaga occupies 700 feet of lakefront on the southern shore of Lake Otsego, the famed “Glimmerglass” of James Fenimore Cooper’s novels.

Employees are terrified by swinging doors and voices calling their names. Guests hear non-existent children running the halls and furniture being dragged across the floor upstairs—when they’re actually ON the top floor! Shadows, orbs, moaning; this massive hotel has it all!
Selected as a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Otesaga is reminiscent of a more genteel era when a gracious welcome was the standard. The Otesaga continues to receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award, for providing exceptional accommodations, excellent service, and an elegant atmosphere. It blends perfectly with the Village of Cooperstown, New York, a culturally rich repository of Americana, where the country’s past is traced and preserved by its hometown cultural institutions – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum – and the town itself.

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Opportunities for visitors:

Overnight stays in a haunted resort. Investigations by paranormal teams with management approval. Ghost tours during a limited season.

Days/times of operation:

Call to book.


Call for current rates.

Handicap Accessible:

Yes; downstairs only.

TV shows aired on:

Ghost Hunters – Season 6, Episode 11

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