FAQ


Q: How do I place a HOLD on a Rental Property?

A: Call us at 607-547-6260 and we will be happy to HOLD any two (2) rental properties for two (2) days, while you are finalizing your plans. No payment needed. The HOLD will expire in 2 days if you do not call to confirm a reservation.


Q: Is Central Air Conditioning needed in Cooperstown, NY?


A: Window A/C units are  quite sufficient  in our area. Please note average temps below.


Q: What is the average summer temperature in Cooperstown?


A: Average temps, but Mother Nature can change her mind:
June: 76 high, 50 low
July: 79.8 high, 54 low
August: 78.2 high, 54 low


Q: What is the weather like?


A: It gets cool at night – be sure to pack some long sleeves. Yes, rains can come and go. Bring some rain gear. They sell umbrellas and ponchos at the baseball tournament complexes.


Q: Where are the youth baseball tournament games played?


A: There are three (3) youth baseball tournament locations: 

  • Cooperstown Dreams Park
    Located 5 miles south of Main Street, Cooperstown
  • All Star Village
    Located in Oneonta – half hour south of Cooperstown
  • Baseball World
    Located in Oneonta – half hour south of Cooperstown

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Q: Do I need to bring sheets and towels?


A: All of Cooperstown Stay rentals provide bed linens and towels.

 


Q: Can I ship items to my rental choice ahead of my stay?

A: If your team is playing at the Cooperstown Dreams Park, the Dreams Park folks have a department set up to accept shipments. Please call them directly at 607-547-4061. There will be other guests staying at your rental before you and we cannot be responsible for any parcels shipped to your rental address.


Q: Is the well water safe to drink?

A: YES, every well has been tested and is safe to drink. Brewery Ommegang came to Cooperstown because of the excellent water quality in our area, FYI.


Q: Can we have a team party?

A: If any given rental can support the number of people for a team party, it will be listed in the description. Otherwise so sorry, team parties or large gatherings are not permitted. This is because the homes all have a private septic system and well and the infrastructure cannot support large groups week after week. We want you to have a comfortable and safe stay, so we protect the systems for you.


Q: Where can we have a team party?


A: Barnyard Swing, Glimmerglass State Park, Gilbert Lake State Park, Cooper’s Barn, Creekside Station and many local restaurants.


Q: If we have more people than beds, can we bring an air mattress?

A: Because of local Health Department regulations, each home has been granted a permit to offer rentals based a MAXIMUM Stated Capacity. This does not include your players who stay at the tournament complex. But YES, it does include coaches who will rotate between the tournament complex and your lodging. Sorry, no extras.


Q: When is check-in? And check-out?

A: Cooperstown Stay is your rental agent. Each property is privately owned and the owner is your host. Upon reserving you will receive a complete reservation confirmation with check in/out information. 


Q: Can we swim in the lakes?


A: Yes, you sure can!


Q: How warm is the lake water?


A: It is very weather dependent. Average: high 60s to low 70s.


Q: Is the Dreams Park near the Baseball Hall of Fame?


A: The Dreams Park is 5 miles south of the Baseball Hall of Fame which is on Main Street in the village of Cooperstown. The Dreams Park is out in the country, less than a 10 minute drive.

 


Q: Are there grocery stores and other services nearby?


A: Grocery stores in Cooperstown very close to Cooperstown Dreams Park:

  • Price Chopper Supermarket
  • Grand Union Supermarket


Grocery stores in Oneonta near All Star Village:

  • Hannaford’s Supermarket
  • Aldi’s
  • Super Walmart
  • BJ’s Wholesale Buying Club


Q: Are there restaurants nearby?


A: We only have 1850 people, and one traffic light, but we have 40 restaurants in the immediate area – from diners and coffee shops to fine dining by the lake.


Q: How big is Cooperstown?


A: Cooperstown is a small village of only 1850 people. We have just one – that’s right – just one traffic light. Our whole town is only 8 blocks wide.


Q: Is Cooperstown, NY a safe area?


A: Golly, they don’t even measure the crime rate here. Locals would be inclined to help you, not hurt you.

 


Q: Is there wildlife?


A: Here in the foothills, you will see white tail deer, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons, woodchucks, wild turkeys, Canada Geese, ducks and more. You may see all kinds of birds – including Bald Eagles.


Q: Are there insects?


A: Yes. Many are nocturnal and are drawn to lights at nights. Just make sure to keep doors closed. You may consider them a nuisance, but they are not harmful.


Q: Are there spiders?


A: Yes, the spiders come in search of those insects. So, if a light is left on all night outside, the insects will fly toward the light, the spiders will go in search of an insect dinner, and voila - cobwebs are formed overnight. Cycle of life – a little science lesson here. The poisonous spiders native to warmer climates don’t like our cold winter climate.


Q: Is it true that the roads are dark there?


A: There are street lights in our towns and villages, but not on the roads in between. But our headlights work pretty well at night! If there were street lights everywhere, we wouldn’t be able to see the beauty of the stars at night!


Q: Are there alligators or poisonous snakes in the water?


A: No. Our lakes are safe for swimming.


Q: Is there an airport shuttle?


A: Sorry, no regular scheduled shuttles. Some private taxis will provide a ride. The closest airport is 1 ½ hours away.


Q: Which airport should I use?


A: Albany NY and Syracuse NY airports are most commonly used.FYI, here are distances to Cooperstown, NY from various Northeast cities:

  • Albany – 73 miles
  • Syracuse – 85 miles
  • New York City – (Geo Washington Bridge) – 200 miles
  • Boston – 244 miles
  • Niagara Falls – 256 miles
  • Philadelphia – 268 miles
  • Washington D.C. – 395 miles
  • Chicago – 760 miles


Q: Do I need a car?


A: Yes, you will need a car.


Q: Where is the nearest electric car or Tesla charging station for electric cars?

A: In Cooperstown: 

  • a Tesla charging station is located at The Inn at Cooperstown at 16 Chestnut Street.
  • Electric vehicle charging station at 2 Doubleday Court
  • Electric vehicle charging station at Ommegang Brewery at 656 County Highway 33

A: In Oneonta:

  • Tesla and a J1772 hookup (for all other electric cars)  at the
    Hampton Inn at 225 River Street.
  • Electric vehicle and Tesla charging stations at 4968 NYS 23


Q: Can I make multiple payments? 


A: YES, half is requested when you make the reservation and the second half is due 21 days before arrival.


Q: What is there to do in the area?

A: In addition to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, you can visit the Farmer’s Museum, the Fenimore Fine Art Museum or the Glimmerglass Opera. Take ride on the Rail Explorers.
The folks who live here spend a lot of time on the lakes and rivers. Paddle sports, including kayaking, canoeing and paddling on Stand-up Paddleboards have all become very popular. Great fishing here!

For a complete listing of WHAT TO DO IN THE AREA , visit www.cooperstownchamber.org or www.thisiscooperstown.com


Q: Is there a gym or workout center?

A: Yes, check out the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, and there are multiple options in Oneonta.


Q: Where is the closest hospital?


A: Bassett Healthcare is in the village of Cooperstown and Fox Hospital is in Oneonta.


Q: Can I walk to Cooperstown Dreams Park?


A: Sorry, but there is no pedestrian traffic allowed to walk into the Dreams Park. This is a safety issue because there are no sidewalks. Cooperstown Dreams Park is in a country setting.

There is plenty of FREE parking at the Dreams Park and Admission is FREE.