The Phoenix Inn on River Road

1270 County Highway 33 , Cooperstown, NY 13326 USA (Show map)


The Phoenix Inn on River Road is located just 5 minutes from the heart of Cooperstown. We offer three guest rooms with private baths and air conditioning and a two room family suite which also has a private bath and air. A full breakfast is included and we offer wireless internet access. Special extended stay rates are available for stays of four nights or longer. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail for our guests and our immaculate rooms. Whether you plan to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown Dreams Park, Fenimore Art Museum or Farmer's Museum, we can help make your visit a memorable one.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful stay

5 on December 13, 2011

I stayed a week with Vicki and Jim and I felt very safe as I was alone while my son stayed at the ball park. All week the breakfasts were wonderful, the room was spacious, and everything was very clean. Jim and Vicki are very hospitable and friendly. The Inn is off the beaten path and very quiet, yet close enough to the ball park (5 minutes or so) and town.

Perfect in every way.

5 on October 15, 2011

The Phoenix Inn was a perfect combination of the following: pristine, charming, tasteful, spotless, lovingly cared for, roomy, quiet, beautiful surroundings, lovely Innkeepers, talented cooks/bakers. There was something about this place that just allowed one to feel right at home. There was seriously good energy in this quaint and elegant little B&B.

We would return again.

3.4 on August 08, 2011

Friendly and helpful hosts combined with warm and comfortable accommodations.

Quiet and Comfy

5 on August 04, 2011

Quiet, comfortable inn just outside town, away from the crowds. Generous breakfast buffet in dining room: fresh fruit, pastries/spreads, quiche, ham and eggs, coffee/muffins available all day. Will certainly return when next in Cooperstown.

Great Service, Friendly Hosts, Scenic Location

5 on August 03, 2011

We spent 3 nights at the Phoenix Inn and loved it. Jim and Vicki made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. Vicki goes out of her way to make us feel pampered and at ease. The B&B is well depicted in the website. Our room was the Adirondak Suite and it provided more than enough space for our family of 4, plus it gave Mom & Dad some privacy since our room had a door to divide our 2 areas. We loved having a full-sized table where the kids could play games or we could all share a meal after a long day sight-seeing. Vicki makes a lovely hot breakfast with high quality ingredients and locally made products. She is a great resource for local information. Her husband, Jim, hosts lively conversations in the evenings with guests in the common room. The B&B is close to many area attractions: Dreams Park, Baseball Hall of Fame, public beaches on large lakes, wineries, breweries, historic farms, art museums, and lots of baseball themed shops.

Come for the Rooms, Stay for the Food

4.8 on March 29, 2011

The Phoenix Inn provides everything you could want in a B&B: quiet, cozy rooms and great service. The rooms are clean, well-sized, and have great amenities. I have never had a better breakfast in my life. Vicki, a wonderful hostess, goes above and beyond the simple continental breakfast providing delicious hot dishes and home baked breads and scones. When I visit Cooperstown again, this Inn will be my first choice.

Warm & Friendly

4.8 on November 17, 2010

The Phoenix Inn on River Road is a very cozy and convenient place to stay when visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame and other attractions around Cooperstown. Accomodations are very comfortable, breakfast is great, and Vicki Gates is a delightful host. We've been there twice with friends, and have been very satisfied with our stay on each occasion.

Perfect Place

4.8 on November 04, 2010

We stayed at Jim and Vicki's Inn this past August while our son was playing in the national tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park. From the moment we walked in we knew we picked the perfect place. Not only was the location ideal to Dreams Park, the Inn was clean, bright and relaxing. Vicki's hospitality was warm and her breakfests were hot (and delicious). Hopefully, we'll have another reason to visit in the years to come!

Hidden Gem in Cooperstown

4.8 on October 18, 2010

What a beautiful inn! The suite was perfect for our family of 5. The rooms were spotless!! The breakfasts were fabulous - a different hot entree daily along with freshly baked goods plus fresh fruits, yogurt, cereals. The 24 hour coffee/tea/hot chocolate were a nice touch. Vicki and Jim are wonderful hosts - couldn't be more pleasant! It's about a 5 minute drive out of downtown Cooperstown which is probably what makes the room rates so much more affordable than the inns in the center of town. There are no TV's in the guestrooms, but there is one in the central living room which is shared by the guests. Also, wifi is available in the inn. Will certainly stay there again when we return to Cooperstown.


5 on September 09, 2010

An old building where everything looked new, and functioned flawlessly. Very comfortable, clean, felt right at home. Breakfast always had variety. Definitely would stay there again.

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Location Type



Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , Guest refrigerator and microwave in Inn kitchen.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 8:00 .m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes No crib on site; guest must supply
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A half stay deposit required within 7 days of making reservation.
  • Cancellations: Full refund with cancellation notice of 30 or more days. Refund less $20.00 if notice of cancellation is less than 30 days. No refund of deposit with less than 7 days notice unless we are able to re-book the room with another guest.



Jim & Vicki Gates

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Jim is the Librarian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. Vicki enjoys baking, gardening, singing and pampering the guests!

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian