The Otesaga Hotel

This Historic Grand Dame Resort was opened in 1909. A majestic, Federal-style structure with an imposing front portico supported by massive 30-foot columns, The Otesaga was designed by Architect Percy Griffin and was named for the Iroquois word for “ A Place of Meetings.” This magnificent hotel occupies 700 feet of lakefront on the southern shore of Lake Otsego (also known as the “Glimmerglass” lake of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales) in Cooperstown, New York. Avid golfers, vacationers and others have been drawn to the resort for its beautiful scenic surroundings, elegant accommodations, and enjoyable resort atmosphere since it first opened its doors. Some believe it has also drawn the attention of a few ghosts.

Guests have reported hearing children playing and/or giggling in the third floor hallway (From 1920 until 1954, the hotel was a private girl’s school known as the Knox School for Girls.). Voices have been heard in the Glimmerglass Room. Apparitions have been seen walking hand-in-hand in period clothing. Staff have heard their names being called from unseen sources. A security officer has heard people walking above him on the second and third floors. He says he also hears a music box between the second and third floors. Beds made on the 3rd floor are found messed up shortly after. Of all the experiences reported, nothing seems malevolent in any way. Just long time guests enjoying their stay at The Otesaga Resort Hotel.


Rita Ricciuto said…
Hi: I just finished watching TAPS, paranormal investigators. Everything you wrote is true. There have been voices recorded, apparitions, and some playful childre; even a name being called out "Amy" which was one of the investigator. I found it very interesting. I am glad that this group TAPS brings these activities to life for everyone of interest.
Thank-you. Rita
Anonymous said…
I just also watched and I thought I could hear Bobby not Amy...i dont know pretty interesting!Now I want to go for a stay there!!!
Anonymous said…
I have stayed at this hotel and yes it is true, you do hear the voices of little girls and their foot steps as they run up and down the 3rd floor hallways.
Anonymous said…
Wow,Im sitting in Sweden and I just finished watching TAPS
too and landed here...Isnt internet great!
Friendship and sharing...
Good things :)
Anonymous said…
My family was staying at a lodge near the hotel and we went there one day for dinner and knowing the place was haunted I took my little sister up there and said let's play hide and seek. She was hiding first and when I found her she told me that she made a friend even though there was nobody else on the floor

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