If you are looking for peaceful solitude, away from noise and foot traffic, yet being super convenient to Cooperstown attractions, look no further. Whisperin' Pines Chalet is a delightful, peaceful retreat, about 10 minutes from downtown Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, with good restaurants for lunch and dinner closeby. We have specific requirements when we stay at a B&B and W.P. has them all: large suite, jacuzzi tub for 2, a/c, fireplace, tv and a private outdoor space. We stayed in the VIP suite, which has all of the above, and more. Was it clean? No...it was IMMACULATE, with a large bathroom with skylights and modern fixtures. The suite boasts a HUGE sitting area surrounding a large fireplace and hearth, a flat screen tv with satellite, and comfy L-shaped sofa and convenient little frig for our beverages and leftover meals. The first morning, upon opening up the blinds, there was a doe and her fawn across the stream on the pristine wooded hill...beautiful. We had a private porch with comfy wicker furniture to read and relax, looking out at what we love best...nature! By far, though, the best that Whisperin' Pines has to offer is the Doucas family. Aside from the satisfying, hot breakfasts with fresh fruit, eggs, sausage, wheat toast, coffee & juice served on one morning, we had delightful conversations with one of the most hard working and family/community devoted couples we have ever met. Logan is a terrific young guy! If we lived closer, we would certainly call them friends. As it is, we look forward to our next visit. A side note: a prior posting gave this b&b a poor rating, and we have to say how unfair that rating was. Yes, W.P. is rustic in setting, with a lodgelike ambiance, as indicated on their website. If someone wishes more posh accommodations, they can spend $600+ per night in Saratoga Springs, as there are those who need exclusivity. If you're one of the "99%", you'll adore this place. Yes, some of the decor needs updating (but not the gorgeous antique beds, lamps and rugs), but this hard working family has future plans to update and renovate, and those renovations take time. It was not, and will never be, a deal breaker for us. We had the most delightful stay, and would highly recommend Whisperin' Pines Chalet!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whisperin' Pines Chalet invites you to enjoy European charm in a country setting. A large Swiss style Chalet, Whisperin' Pines has grown from a small summer camp to a luxurious bed & breakfast. 2 miles North from Dreams Park and 3 South from downtown Cooperstown. We accept VISA, MC, Discover, checks and cash. ... more less