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

  • Glimmerglass Festival 2024

    The Glimmerglass Festival is proud to announce programming for the 2024 season, running July 22 through August 20, 2024. The Festival invites you to immerse yourself in myth, mystery, and adventure as the repertory for the 2024 season explores the connection between identity and illusion. 

    The 2024 Glimmerglass Festival’s mainstage productions will include Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Cavalli’s La Calisto, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Elizabeth Cree. Whether through comedy, tragedy, absurdity, or mystery, each work probes the dynamic between authenticity and artifice, leading to questions about the true nature of self and the masks worn to align with societal expectations or personal desires.

    The Festival will also feature the world premiere of the youth opera Rumpelstiltskin and the Unlovable Children by Jens Ibsen and Cecelia Raker and an exciting new works initiative called Project Pipeline. Curated by Artistic & General Director Rob Ainsley, Project Pipeline will give voice to rising artists while giving patrons an inside glimpse at the creative process.

    Glimmerglass welcomes international star Tara Erraught as Artist-in-Residence for the 2024 season. The mezzo-soprano, extolled by The New York Times as having “a beautifully formed mezzo-soprano voice” and by The Independent of Ireland for her “high wattage charisma,” will star in Elizabeth Cree, as well as provide mentorship for the Young Artists Program.  

    Complete artistic teams, casting, events, concerts, and guest appearances for 2024 will be announced in the coming months. All dates are subject to change. For more information, visit

    Current subscribers can renew for the 2024 season beginning tomorrow July 19, 2023, at 10 am. New subscriptions go on sale Oct 2, 2023, and single tickets will be available on January 22, 2024. 

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  • 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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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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