Schneider attributed some of this to the previous owners having moved to Arizona, saying that she felt it was important for the success of a bed and breakfast for its owners to be on site. Still, she did have some praise for the previous ownership.
“The previous owners did some great things here,” said Schneider. “I am always giving compliments to the previous owners.”
Schneider also expressed satisfaction with herself and her husband having waited until later in life to purchase a bed and breakfast in Cooperstown, noting how they had traveled quite extensively in the years between their first visit to Cooperstown and their purchase of the Landmark Inn.
“We have a better perspective of what our expectations are for a place to stay,” said Schneider.
One of the ways this experience has informed the way the Landmark Inn is now run is in how breakfast is arranged.
“A lot of bed and breakfasts still do one common breakfast table,” said Schneider,
At the Landmark Inn, however, there are ten separate tables in the dining space. Schneider said that because the dining area isn’t very large, guests still have the option of conversing in-between tables, and enjoying an experience like a common breakfast table. However, the separate tables ensure that guests also have the option of keeping to themselves.
“People have a choice that way,” said Schneider.
Another major development underway at the Landmark Inn is the construction of a residence out back for Schneider and her husband. She said that construction began in December, and that the house is scheduled to be finished in June. At present, the Schneiders live in a room in the Landmark Inn. When they move into their new residence, Schneider said that a tenth room would become available to guests of the inn.