Listen to what one critic has to say:

Cooperstown 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 good.

     Mitch Kaplan, The Unofficial Guide to New England & New York with Kids     1st Edition by Laurie Bain Wilson

Saturday, January 14, 2006
The Palladium Times; Oswego, NY

As I See It
The White House Inn of Cooperstown:
Home Sweet Home with Century-old Charm

By Ed Fayette

Ed 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 breakfast.

The 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.

Each 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.

After 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.

During 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.

Only 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.

 

THE WHITE HOUSE INN BED & BREAKFAST
46 Chestnut Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326
Phone: (607) 547-5054 Fax: (607) 547-1100
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Marjorie & Edward Landers, Innkeepers


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2012, The White House Inn.   last update: April 29, 2012