Among the vast state forests of upstate New York's Finger Lakes, a region described by Frommer's as "one of mesmerizing beauty, like a dream marriage of Scotland and Napa Valley," lies the sprawling Hope Lake Lodge and Cascades Indoor Waterpark. Directly across the road from Greek Peak Mountain Resort, this massive property was awarded top honors by TripAdvisor travelers as one of the best U.S. resorts for families. Within driving distance of the Northeast's major cities, the resort provides year-round activities to keep both adults and children entertained.
Taking a cue from the neighboring Great North Woods, Hope Lake Lodge's decor envelops visitors with the aura of a cozy ski chalet, outfitted with furnishings from locally sourced materials and vendors. In the striking "Great Room" lobby, guests are greeted with a massive stone fireplace and soaring wooden ceilings above. Upstairs, each suite comes complete with a full kitchen, gas fireplace, dining area, spa-quality mattresses and pull-out couches that create extra sleeping space for larger families.
Within the lobby, the Acorn Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring traditional American fare alongside specialities like local game for more adventurous palates. In the evening, the adjacent Bobcat Lounge is favored among visitors and local residents alike for their specialty cocktails, locally brewed draft beers on tap, and wines from nearby Finger Lakes wineries.
From directly inside the lodge, guests can access the Cascades Indoor Waterpark, the only indoor water park in Central New York with over 500 feet of slides, a wave pool, activity tower and heated pool -- all maintained at a pleasant 84 degrees year-round. While water park passes are available for an additional fee, the outdoor heated pool and hot tub are complimentary with any stay.
During the winter, take a free shuttle to Greek Peak Mountain Resort for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and an adventure center complete with zip-lining, a mountain coaster and the High Peaks Challenge Ropes Course. Those looking for more relaxed recreation can enjoy canoe, rowboat, paddleboat, and fishing pole rentals at Hope Lake Park, as well as a walking and jogging trail and 24-hour fitness center.
Infant cots / cribs
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
No pets allowed
Extra beds (fees apply)
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Full Kitchen in all rooms
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Complimentary valet service
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Children welcome. Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child under age 3. Extra beds available (in rooms that sleep 6 or 8 occupants) on request: $20 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
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Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is approximately a 30-minute drive from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, a 40-minute drive from Greater Binghamton Airport, and about a 50-minute drive from Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Alternatively, it's about a three-and-a-half-hour drive from New York City and a four-hour drive from Montreal.
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