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Plan Your Trip to the Crystal City & Surrounding Area!

Plan Your Trip to the Crystal City & Surrounding Area!

Corning NY is located in upstate New York's Southern Tier / Finger Lakes region. Corning, well known for glass, is home of Corning Glass. Corning & the surrounding area offers a vast array of attractions in addition to Crystal Glass and Gaffer Art.

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Lodging at the Gaffer Inn, is a charming 4-room Inn offering boutique accommodations featuring Corningís history of glass creation and design. Located on historic Market Street in Corning, NY, it was a concept that was dreamed, created and first opened its doors to guests in 2010. At this time it was known as the Inn at the Gaffer Grille as is was situated above the restaurant the Gaffer Grille & Tap Room.

At the end of 2017, the decision was made to close the Gaffer Grille & Tap Room and make way for a new business concept, a casual quick serve restaurant, Burgers & Beer of Corning. While the restaurant space was being renovated, it was the perfect opportunity to rebrand and completely renovate the Inn located directly upstairs.

Lodging at the Gaffer Inn is located within walking distance to many shops, restaurants, the widely known Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum. It is also within close proximity to the multitude of Finger Lakes Regionís attractions and activities such as Watkins Glen Race Track and State Park, the Windmill, over 100 wineries/breweries/distilleries, area orchards, and outlet shopping.

The Inn rooms include many features and amenities to maximize relaxation and comfort during your stay. In each room you will find new wall to wall carpet throughout, pillow-top mattress, plush leather couch in front of a fireplace, desk, free WiFi, smart TV's, wet bar and small dining area.

During your stay at Lodging at the Gaffer Inn, you will want to check out the new Burgers & Beer of Corning for a quick, delicious meal. This restaurant is a sister-store to Burgers & Beer of Hammondsport which opened in 2016. Both restaurants serve fresh (never frozen) gourmet burgers made with Kansas, USA sourced Angus ground beef from Creekstone Farms. They boast a huge variety of local craft beers on tap (24 in Hammondsport, 30 in Corning), which are updated frequently. Beer and technology savvy patrons who are interested in following which tasty suds are currently on tap in Corning, can check out the Untappd App.

Burgers & Beer is more that just Burgers. They serve delicious Mahi Mahi sandwiches, Thai Tuna salad, hotdog, wings, and Friday Fish Fry at both locations. It is a family friendly atmosphere with a kids menu available. There are even gluten-free and vegan options upon request.

Reservations for Lodging at the Gaffer Inn may be made by going to or speaking directly with the bartenders at Burgers & Beer of Corning.

Experience the Cooperstown Area

Dictionary Definition: Experience - an event or occurrence that leaves an impression on someone. Cooperstown NY is a place that will leave an impression on you.

Cooperstown New York is most certainly best noted for it's very strong association with baseball. And indeed, Cooperstown is incredibly inspirational to the baseball enthusiast. For anyone with some baseball in their blood, the Dreams Park for kids, Doubleday Field (The historic stadium of Baseball in America), the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the many other baseball related stores, shops and activities will bring back and will add to your baseball related memories. However, Cooperstown is much...much more! and maybe... this is why baseball got its start in Cooperstown. You can be the judge... after your Cooperstown Experience!

James Fenimore Cooper, the popular American writer of the early 19th century and son of Elizabeth Fenimore and William Cooper who Cooperstown was named after, often depicted the beauty of the region in his Leatherstocking Tales series. Agriculture has always been a key component to the the region and is well portrayed at the interactive Farmer's Museum. Otsego Lake and the surrounding hills serve as a picturesque backdrop to this rich historic region.

In the rural area of Cooperstown, one will find a wide selection of outside activities including water recreation, hiking, fishing, golfing, tennis, and other outdoor fun. Also very strong is the Arts, ranging from the fine arts at the Fenimore Art Museum to the musical arts of the Glimmerglass Opera. One should not forget the quaint shops, casual dining, elegant restaurants and the historical and unique architecture in the region.

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