Rose & Thistle B&B

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


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
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Very nice place

5 on February 17, 2017

We arrived at the bed and breakfast and checked in. We were the only guests for the night so we were given the option of choosing any room we wanted. We took a nap before heading out to get dinner. Patti gave us directions to a bunch of different restaurants. We were given keys to the bed and breakfast to come and go as we pleased. About two hours later we came back and were in for the night. We slept great. The bed was very comfortable and clean. There were plenty of blankets on the bed as well. In the morning we had a wonderful breakfast of fruit, omelette, bacon, sausage, homemade biscuits, and hash browns. Patti joined us and we talked for over 2 hours! It was a wonderful experience, and my girlfriends first time at a bed and breakfast and she now knows why a bed and breakfast is so much better than a hotel!

November2016- Great stay

4.4 on November 09, 2016

This was my first time staying in a B&B. I was very nervous that it would ruin my travel experience but it actually did the opposite! We were greeted as soon as we got out of the car and PattI made use feel at home right away. Patti was warm and friendly and helped us with ideas for dinner and things to do. The room was exactly what we needed, not huge but enough room to be comfortable and clean! Patti made us a wonderful breakfast both mornings that we were there, way better than a breakfast you would get at a hotel. The B&B was in a perfect location, we were able to drive places, but also walk into town, which was only about a 5-10 minute walk. I will be looking into more B&B's in the future when we travel and can only hope that they are as good as the Rose & Thistle!

Excellent choice for a Cooperstown stay

4.6 on October 14, 2016

We only had a couple of days to stay in Cooperstown on our recent wander around Upstate NY and VT. The Rose and Thistle was an excellent choice at which to stay. It was on the edge of town (Cooperstown isn't that big), so it wasn't too far from anything we wanted to see or do. Patti, our proprietor, was a wealth of information, and we were given lists of restaurants, local maps and brochures upon arrival. Our bed was VERY comfortable, and the B&B was quiet. The front porch is a wonderful spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or to just sit and relax after a day of sightseeing. We were very comfortable, and really enjoyed spending time with Patti, sharing stories.

Columbus Day Weekend

5 on October 13, 2016

Patti is an excellent hostess. She gave us tremendous advice on places to eat and places to visit. Breakfast each morning was delicious and the rooms were very comfortable. The place is in a perfect location with a grocery store and restaurant very close by. It is a 10 minute walk to the downtown area, very convenient. I highly recommend it

Home away from home

4.8 on October 12, 2016

Love the family style breakfast arrangement - one big table - got to meet-and-greet w/ everyone - like being at a comedy club at no additional charge. Gracious host. Comfortable and convenient accomodations. Would definitely come back / recommend. Thanks, Patti!

Rose & Thistle B&B

3.8 on September 13, 2016

Great Place for a weekend, or anytime getaway. Great host. Brian and Linda

A Wonderful Stay

5 on May 23, 2016

We had such a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Rose and Thistle that we didn't want to leave. Our only regret was that we hadn't planned to stay longer. Patti is a warm and genuine hostess, and her wee dog Morgan will melt your heart. Delicious breakfast, with very good near-by dining options. We will definitely be returning!

Loved it

5 on April 24, 2016

My husband and I went to Cooperstown for a weekend getaway from NYC. We loved this b&b. The house is beautifully decorated and very charming. The owner, Patti, couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. Her breakfasts each morning were delicious and beautifully presented. Patti has a great sense of humor and nearly had us rolling on the floor with laughter. We were treated like cherished family for the weekend. I look forward to going back!

Rose and Thistle - Great place in Cooperstown

4.8 on October 31, 2015

Mark & Julie M.

A Rose By Any Other Name

5 on October 14, 2015

Great visit.......wonderful breakfasts, excellent dining tips, good advice on local site seeing including the Hall of Fame. Best of all Patti entertained us all with her stories. She is a gem!

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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

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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

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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
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Steve and Patti D'Esposito

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

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

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Hearty Country Breakfast

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

Special meal options


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