Rose and Thistle

Bed and Breakfast

Cooperstown, New York
132 Chestnut Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326
(607) 547-5345
Steve and Patti D'Esposito, Inn Keeper



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 "Bed and Breakfast in an elegant tradition."

The Rose and Thistle Bed and Breakfast offers its guests a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Relax in an Adirondack chair or rocker on the wraparound porch, or enjoy a book or a game in the front parlor. For the energetic, climb the backyard stairs to wander among the tall pines and tranquil brook.

In the evening, after dining in one of the many fine local restaurants, enjoy a night of opera, theater or music. The Glimmerglass Opera House presents several operas each summer season. The local theater company offers two or three plays while the Cooperstown Concert Series provides outdoor musical entertainment weekly.

After a long day of sightseeing, relax
in your room or our Parlor.

Guest Rooms

Mary's Room

Desiree Room

Nikis Room

The Parlor

Most attractions are within a short walking distance, a trolley car ride or a short drive. Whatever the season, whatever your pleasure, enjoy the magic that is Cooperstown. Attractions include:
  • Main Street Shops
  • The Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Doubleday Field
  • Antique Shops
  • The National Soccer Hall of
  • Fame
  • Otsego Lake
  • Glimmerglass State Park
  • Classic Car Museum
  • Otsego Golf Club
  • Local Art Galleries
  • Leatherstocking Golf Course
  • The Farmer's Museum
  • Hyde Hall-National Landmark Mansion
  • Clark Sports Center
  • Fenimore Art Museum
  • Self-Guided Walking Tour of Cooperstown
  • Glimmerglass Opera
  • The Fly Creek Cider Mill
  • Lolly Pop Farm and Petting Zoo
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Cooperstown Brewing Company
  • Cooperstown Dreams Park
  • Howe Caverns

Guest Information
Rates: $125.00 - $225.00. Our affordable rates are based on double occupancy plus applicable sales tax. 


We will gladly refund a deposit on three nights or less if cancellation notice is received at least 2 weeks before your scheduled arrival, less a $25.00 service fee per room. On a four or more night stay, a 1/3 non-refundable deposit is required. If you cancel your reservation two (2) days or less prior to your arrival you will be charged for the entire stay. Please remember that we do not allow pets.  Disruptive Guests will be asked to leave without receiving a refund. There will be no refund if you decide to terminate your stay early.

Check-in Time

Check-in time is after 3:00 pm - 7pm. If you arrive earlier, feel free to drop off your bags, have a cup of tea, and then go off to explore the village. Check-out time is 11:00 am.

Special notes

We are open Year Round. Regrettably, no pets are allowed. Smoking is permitted on the porch only. Two night minimum on weekends is in April, May, September, October and November.

Cooperstown is located in central New York State, 70 miles west of Albany and 30 miles south of the New York Thruway.

From the west:
Use Thruway Exit 30 at Herkimer (Rt.28);

From the East:
Use Thruway Exit 25A at Rt. I-88 ( to Rts 20 and 80).

From the South:
Use Rts. I-88 and 28 (Binghamton-Oneonta-Cooperstown)

From the Southeast:
Use Thruway Exit 21 (Catskill) and use Rts. 145, 20 and 80

Other scenic drives are possible along Rt.20 east or west and Rt. 28 through the Catskill Mountains.