Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Inn of Cobleskill
Best Western Plus Inn of Cobleskill is set in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, with views of mountainsides and streams. It’s primed for outdoorsy activities, and the nearby Howe Caverns Adventure Park offers many of these, including cave tours, obstacle courses, and seasonal zipline rides. The hotel is also conveniently situated within driving distance of several museums, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the Arkell Museum of art in Canajoharie.
Dine with a view of the Catskill Mountains at BW Delaney’s, which opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast and also serves lunch and dinner.
The onsite bowling alley offers 16 lanes and discounts for hotel guests. This Groupon includes an optional bowling package with shoe rentals and two games.
Heated indoor pool open year-round and set beneath a knotted-pine ceiling; seasonal outdoor pool
Keurig coffeemakers in king rooms; free HBO and high-speed Internet in all rooms<p>
Cobleskill, New York: Quiet College Town in Catskill Mountain Foothills
It’s hard to separate Cobleskill from its larger-than-life setting—the quiet town is sandwiched between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains and roughly equidistant from Albany and Cooperstown.
The rolling countryside of upstate New York is nicknamed the Leatherstocking Area, a reference to the leather legwear donned by pioneers described by James Fenimore Cooper in The Leatherstocking Tales (you might be familiar with The Last of the Mohicans, which is part of this series). Today, tourists visit this countryside to hike and mountain bike along its wooded mountain trails, see rushing streams, and explore prehistoric limestone caves at Howe Caverns.
Cobleskill itself is a relatively peaceful college town. It’s home to the State University of New York Cobleskill and dotted with farmhouses and centuries-old Victorian architecture in the historic district. You’ll also find several easy-to-reach museums in the neighboring towns: The Iroquois Indian Museum chronicles the local tribe’s arts and customs, whereas The Old Stone Fort Museum pays homage to New York’s colonial heritage. It’s worth it to venture about 30 miles west to Cooperstown’s National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It has more than 30,000 collectible items, including a baseball from the first World Series and Babe Ruth’s legendary bat filled with nougat.
What You Get
Stay for two in a king room or up to four in a two-double room
Option 1: $69 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $110 value; not valid for Friday- to Saturday-night stays)
Option 2: $139 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $220 value; not valid for Sunday- to Thursday-night stays)
Stay for two in a king room or up to four in a two-double room with two games of bowling with shoe rental for up to four and a $15 dining credit at BW Delaney’s Restaurant
Option 3: $89 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $139 value; not valid for Friday- to Saturday-night stays)
Option 4: $99 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday (up to a $139 value; not valid for Sunday- to Thursday-night stays)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 1/10/14
Travel by: 3/31/14
Blackout dates: no blackout dates
Cancellation policy and fees: 24-hour cancellation notice is required or fee up to Groupon price applies