132 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607)547-5345

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The Rose and Thistle Bed and Breakfast in Cooperstown, New York is a perfect home base for exploring the Baseball Hall of Fame, FarmersMuseum, Fenimore Art Museum, Glimmerglass State Park and many  more attractions.

An enchanting experience awaits you at this turn-of-the-century Victorian Bed and Breakfast. The Rose and Thistle combines Old World charm and new world luxury to let you experience the bed and breakfast in an elegant tradition. 

Our cozy Bed and Breakfast offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Relax in a wicker glider on the wraparound porch reading a book/newspaper or enjoy a game in the parlor.

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Upcoming Events

  • HOF Fall Classic World Series Gala

    Celebrate the Fall Classic with the
    World Series Gala Oct. 29 at Hall of Fame
    -- Broadcast of Game 2 of World Series Screened
    in Museum’s Grandstand Theater --

    (COOPERSTOWN, NY) – As baseball’s brightest lights shine on its biggest stars, one of Cooperstown’s most beloved events returns to the Hall of Fame.
    After a two-year absence due to pandemic protocols, the World Series Gala will be held at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the spectacular Grandstand Theater. The World Series Gala features a family-friendly evening packed with complimentary ballpark food and soft drinks, trivia, raffles, prizes and screening of FOX’s live broadcast of Game 2 of the 118th World Series.
    Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., with Game 2 expected to begin at 8 p.m. ET.
    A ticket is required for the World Series Gala and costs $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Tickets are now available to participants in the Museum’s Membership program by calling 607-547-0397 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Oct. 24.
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  • Fall Foliage Getaway

    fall foliage bassettA 2 night stay, 2 country breakfast, a bottle of wine as well as a sample box of homemade fudge Tin Bin Alley for $395.00 plus tax. Valid Sunday thru Saturday, September and October of 2022. No other discounts apply. Mention promotion at time of booking. Read More
  • Glimmerglass Opera for 2023

    There's no place like the Glimmerglass Opera. Come and experience the world class operas and musical performances in a beautiful and relaxing lakeside setting!  The 2023 Festival will feature productions of Puccini’s La bohème, Bernstein’s Candide, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Handel’s Rinaldo and a world premiere youth opera, The Rip van Winkles by Ben Morris and Laura Fuentes.  La bohème |  Puccini Young Parisians with big dreams encounter love, laughter, heartbreak and loss in one of opera’s most unforgettable scores. Candide | Bernstein Based on Voltaire’s novel, Candide considers the absurdity of life with a mix of wit, satire and heart in this fast-paced story of youthful idealism. Romeo and Juliet | Gounod This classic tale of feuding families and fateful love glows with Gounod’s radiant melodies. Rinaldo | Handel Rinaldo’s fantastical story of love, magic and heroism features some of Handel’s greatest hits. The Rip Van Winkles | Morris/Fuentes In an idyllic rural valley, parents conspire to keep the youth oblivious to the modern world in this world-premiere youth opera. This production is not included in a Ticket Package.   Read More
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Rose and Thistle B&B Packages

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for information on New and Current Packages.

Apartments are Available

at American Story Book House for weekly baseball park rentals adjacent to the Rose and Thistle Bed and Breakfast.

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132 Chestnut Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Your Hosts: Patti D'Esposito Gelhaus & Tom Gelhaus

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