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Bayside Inn and Marina
7090 State Hwy 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Bayside Home Page

June 2000

Welcome to www.weloveourlife.com. This is our page dedicated to our experiences while staying at Bayside Inn and Marina in Cooperstown, New York.

Accommodations Amenities Food Bar/Lounge Service Attractions Dining Nightlife Weather Tips


The accommodations were what we expected for a moderately priced inn. The Inn sits on the shore of Otsego Lake and offers three types of accomodations. There are rooms in the main inn, there are motel units in an adjacent section that was rebuilt in 1999, and there are cottages. We opted for a room in the main building. Our room consisted of two double beds since it was Keith and his father travelling. There was a compartmented bathroom, with the vanity separated from the tub/shower and toilet.

Inn Amenities

The Inn offers free use of canoes and paddle boats for guests to go on the lake. There is also a picnic area, an outdoor recreation area, and a swimming beach. We did not do any of the available water activities as we were visiting Cooperstown to see the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Inn Food

The Inn had no restaurant. There were vending machines located in the game room.

Inn Bar/Lounge

There was no lounge at the Inn.

Inn People/Service

The people Keith spoke to on the phone were pleasant and very helpful. The people we met during the check-in and check-out process were friendly.


Of course, the main attraction in Cooperstown is the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bayside is seven short miles from downtown Cooperstown. It has been quite a few years since Keith or his father have been there, so they decided to spend a day and visit it again. The Hall of Fame has grown since either of them last visisted. A wing has been attached that houses a lot more baseball memorabilia. Both Keith and his father enjoyed walking through the Hall of Fame Gallery, taking pictures of their favorite players' plaques. There are a lot of exhibits to see, and they keep changing. Check out the Hall of Fame's website for current exhibits, events, and schedules. We went in June and neither the Hall of Fame nor the town was over-crowded. We easily found a parking spot in town. Expect more crowds in July and August.


TJ's Place - The Home Plate - 124 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY, 1-800-860-5670 or 607-547-4040. TJ's Home Page.
TJ's is a block away from the Baseball Hall of Fame. It combines a souvenier shop with the restaurant. There are also a few rooms available for rent above the restaurant, which the wait staff can give more information. Keith had a Filet Mignon, and his dad had the special which was Meatloaf. The portions were generous, and the food was tasty.


We didn't experience any of the nightlife in Cooperstown. After a long day of driving and walking through the Hall of Fame and the town, we were exhausted.


We visited Cooperstown in mid-June. The weather could not have been better for walking through the town. We had low humidity, and the temperature was around 75F.


Take a good pair of walking shoes. While the town is not very large, you will be walking a lot through the exhibits at the Hall of Fame.

There are parking areas on the outskirts of town, and a trolley that will shuttle people to and from these areas. The parking areas did not look very large, so we can imagine that on popular days, they would fill up quickly.