Stay: Otesaga Resort Hotel
Cooperstown, a small town of around 2,000 inhabitants, is a natural seat of Yankee Americana; it's got the National Baseball Hall of Fame, James Fenimore Cooper, and a rich patron family to thank for that. The Otesaga Resort Hotel has been a part of that identity since its opening in 1909. It's as much a part of Cooperstown's mystique as Cooper's Deerslayer or the Hall of Fame's sacred plaques. For the modern guest, that translates to old-school luxury that treasures heritage more than almost anything else.