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Rose & Thistle B&B

132 Chestnut Street , Cooperstown, NY 13326-1424 USA (Show map)

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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 adirodack chair or rocker on the wraparound porch or in the front parlor. A hearty country breakfast including home-made breads is served at 8:30 each morning in the dining room. After a long day experience in the village, come and relax on the porch. Whatever the season, whatever your pleasure, enjoy the magic that is Cooperstown.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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First B & B experience is a home run!

5 on November 03, 2014

We could not have asked for a better experience with our first time at a B & B. Had a great time with Patti and Steve. Patti made us very comfortable. The room was lovely and breakfast was great. She recommended a wonderful restaurant for dinner Couldn't be happier. Thanks again from Jim and Debby

Outstanding Stay

5 on October 06, 2014

We stayed 2 nights with Patti and Steve. We are frequent B&B users around the Northeast and this was one of the best we've seen. Great room, well attended, with obvious care and nice touches, all combining to make the room pleasant and comfortable. We got great advice on the local scene-restaurants, sites, etc. But the best part was the food!!! Outstanding breakfast, well-prepared, nourishing and tasty. You could not ask for a better experience. Mike and Lou Ann

Innkeeper Response
Dear Lou Ann and Mike, thanks so much for the wonderful review. If we ever get to the Albany area and need to re-fuel, we will be sure to give you a call. I found out that I am a match for a kidney donor to Steve....Will keep you posted on the progress. Stay well, be safe Fondly Patti and Steve

Gluten and Dairy Free Friendly in Cooperstown

5 on September 15, 2014

Lovely, homey atmosphere just at the edge of town. The owners, Patti and Steve, are friendly, welcoming and full of info about the area. We had a wonderful time at breakfast getting to know the other guests. Best of all, they were wonderfully accommodating with our dietary restrictions. We are both gluten and dairy free and still had a wonderful breakfast both mornings.


5 on September 14, 2014

Thank you to Patti and Steve for making your home our home during our visit to Cooperstown.Your hospitality, enthusiasm for your town and seeing that we experience its many facets was much appreciated, as well as your dining recommendations which were spot on! Your quaint inn and your scrumptous breakfasts were just what we needed and we were not disappointed! We felt we were part of your family by the end of our stay.

Cooperstown fun

4.4 on July 14, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. Our room was very comfortable and our hosts were very accommodating. (They were even tolerant of STL Cardinals fans!) This was a great location for the goals of our trip: good beer and baseball.

why stay anywhere else?

5 on April 02, 2014

We have been coming to Cooperstown for quite a few years.When we discovered Rose & Thistle we never thought that it would be our "forever" place to stay for the Glimmerglass Opera marathons we enjoy. Patti & Steve are the most gracious, friendly and accommodating people we have met in the B&B industry. They treat their to an atmosphere of comfort and ease.

Felt at home

5 on December 30, 2013

I felt at home. Steve and Patti are very welcoming. I'm happy for choosing Rose and Thistle as a place while visiting Cooperstown.

Great food and service. Not so great value on the room.

4.0 on November 15, 2013

Very attractive and comfortable room, although a bit cramped, with windows directly facing a very noisy road.

Charming Victorian

4.0 on November 09, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending two nights at the Rose and Thistle B & B run by Steve and Patti D'Esposito. Steve spent time sharing the history of Cooperstown, attractions in addition to the Baseball Hall of Fame and places to eat and shop. All of his recommendations were spot on! We were the only two guests for our entire stay so we had an opportunity to sit down with our hosts and get to know them on a personal basis. My recommendation woutd be to visit Cooperstown in the first few weeks of October to take advantage of the beautiful fall colors as well as the shopping and museums as not all are open past October. We arrived the 1st week of November and by then, the colors had pretty much dissipated and many of the trees had lost their leaves. The only negative was how small the shower and toilet area was. It wouldn't have been that much of a problem if there was room for a sink but the sink had to be located in the bedroom. We would definitely return to the Rose and Thistle the next time we visit Cooperstown.

A comfortable and pampered place to stay

5 on October 28, 2013

Patti and Steve, the owner/operators, have come up with a way to make guests feel both spoiled and completely at home at the same time. The rooms are thoughtfully decorated, comfortable, and pleasing to the eye. But it's really the sense of hospitality which shines through. From the amazing breakfasts to their great suggestions about places to see which they customized to our interests, we felt totally pampered. I can see why people keep visiting year after year!

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Rooms & Rates

Mary's Room

Queen size bed with a tin headboard, private bath,robes, bottled water, candy, cable tv, central air, ceiling fans and wireless internet access and down comforters for those chilly nights

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nicki's Room

Queen size bes, cale tv, central air, ceiling fan, private bath, wireless internet access, bottled water, candy, down comforter for those chilly nights

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Desiree's Room

Queen size bed, private bath, candy, bottled water, wireless internet, cable tv, down comforters for those chilly nights

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 70 miles

Directions to property:

From Albany 90 west to 80 south to Cooperstown.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Baseball Hall of Fame, Doubleday field, Farmers Museum, Glimmerglass opera, Golf course, Soccer Hall of Fame, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, National Baseball Hall of Fame, National Soccer Hall of Fame, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM-7:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved over Eight years of age
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Days June thru Sept. Weekends in April, May, Oct. and Nov.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one nights stay required.
  • Cancellations: Reservations To confirm your reservation, an advanced deposit of your lodging is required. We will gladly refund a deposit on four 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 five 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



Steve and Patti D'Esposito

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About the innkeepers

Arts and crafts, Cooking, Music, Gardening and antique restoration.

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  • Time Served: 8:30AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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132 Chestnut Street , Cooperstown, NY 13326-1424 USA (Show map)

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