boasts any number of excellent inns and bed-and-breakfasts. The
White House stands out as one of the best. The house, listed in
the National Historic Registry, was built in 1835. Marjorie and
Ed Landers have converted it into a place where anyone from business
folks to families can comfortably abide within walking distance
to downtown and the Base-ball Hall of Fame. The rear carriage
house can be rented out as a family suite, and the regular rooms
all have private baths. There's off-street parking and a pool
with a patio in the back yard. The Landers treat you like family
(as good hosts should), and the breakfasts they create are seriously
Kaplan, The Unofficial Guide to New England & New York
1st Edition by Laurie Bain Wilson
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Times; Oswego, NY
As I See It
The White House Inn of Cooperstown:
Home Sweet Home with Century-old
By Ed Fayette
and Marjorie Landers have created the perfect retreat for those
visiting historic Cooperstown. Their White House Inn Bed & Breakfast
sits just one block from the town’s MaiApril 29, 2012ional Historic Registry, circa
1835, The White House Inn provides a warm feel of home, while
the Landers serve up friendly hospitality and a very impressive
White House Inn contains five guest rooms and a newly-refurbished
Carriage House, along with an elegant dining room, commercial
style kitchen, and gorgeous living room complete with a stone
fireplace. During my Christmas week stay, my wife and I enjoyed
the accommodations of the Green Room at the Inn. With a décor
reminiscent of the 19th century, our room was quite large and
comfortable. The room’s four-post queen size bed was draped
with a white sheer canopy and was covered in wonderful down comforter.
The room also had its own wood stove, seating area, writing desk,
and television cabinet.
room at The White House Inn has its own full bathroom, and
we found ours to be quite clean and convenient. From the warm,
original hardwood floors to the Landers’ commitment
to detail, The White House Inn was a pleasant surprise.
a restful sleep on the incredibly comfortable pillow-top bed,
we were served a wonderful breakfast by Ed and Marjorie Landers.
The breakfast for the morning began with a quarter of fresh
pineapple and apple cinnamon muffins. Fresh squeezed orange
juice and hot coffee accompanied the morning’s entrée
of lemon pancakes and crispy bacon. All were prepared to perfection
and tasted great. Quite simply, I can’t imagine a better
way to start a day of museum hopping in Cooperstown.
the summer months, visitors to The White House Inn can enjoy
the 20 x 40 foot outdoor pool and sit in comfort in their air-conditioned
rooms. I especially enjoyed the holiday decorations that adorned
the Bed & Breakfast so tastefully. As you pull
up to The White House Inn, you get the feeling you are about
to step into a postcard of bygone days. Then upon settling in
you realize that it may not be a dream. The Landers have done
a magnificent job at preserving the history of the former pirate-owned
home, while providing visitors with all the modern conveniences
one has grown to expect when traveling.
a short walk from Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of
Fame and Doubleday Field; and mere minutes from The Farmers’ Museum,
Fenimore Art Museum, and the Leatherstocking golf course, The
White House Inn is a must-stay when next visiting the region.
For more information call for reservations at 607-547-5054.