Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark

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Why We Love It

  • Sprawling, 1,600-acre resort in New York's Finger Lakes region
  • Direct access to the year-round Cascades Indoor Waterpark
  • Greek Peak Mountain Resort offers skiing, snowboarding, and the Outdoor Adventure Center with zip lines and Mountain Coaster
  • Cozy, rustic decor incorporates the work of local vendors

95% (38 Member Ratings)

"Size of room, comfort of having full kitchen and 2 beds so we can stretch out. The decor is really cool. "
Oct 13, 2015
Norwalk, CT, United States


Map & Directions

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. 

Rooms & Rates

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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
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities Full Kitchen in all rooms

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: 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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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38 Member Reviews
(95% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Size of room, comfort of having full kitchen and 2 beds so we can stretch out. The decor is really cool.
Other Comments: Water park was fun for the kids but a little small. Area is nice if you are willing to travel 30-45 minutes. Nothing really in Cortland except for the highly recommended Hollenbeck Cider Mill.
Deborah Oct 13, 2015 Norwalk, CT, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful, well-equipped room.
Sarah Jul 17, 2015 Irving, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The rooms were clean and beautiful. I wasnt expecting a room w a kitchen. I probably would have brought some food. Waterfall spa was a very nice experience. The view was breathtaking. The indoor waterpark was big. Alot of fun.
Other Comments: I wasnt super impressed w the food at acorn grill. The blackbean burger and sweet potato fries were very good through the bar. The pizza was not good. My daughter enjoyed her burger. It was expensive. The staff was great. Very friendly. The breakfast sandwiches in the gift shop were not good.
Janae Jun 20, 2015 Rochester, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: The water park
Rebecca Jun 15, 2015 Lancaster, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great experience overall. Warm water at water park is great! Rooms are nicely decorated too.
Other Comments: Sofa bed is not too comfy. Otherwise it's a great hotel.
Sean Jun 15, 2015 Rochester, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: Quiet, clean room.
bill Jun 01, 2015 canaan, NH, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very enjoyable stay. Water Park lots of fun. Relaxing lodge.
Other Comments: Do not stay in any rooms #16 on any floor. Next to electrical room. Very, very disruptive in PM.
Gail May 27, 2015 Rochester, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: The
Aniska May 26, 2015 liverpool, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: It was very clean and nice. The staff was accommodating.
Other Comments: It was nice and the lifeguards took their jobs very seriously and really made sure all of the kids were safe.
Lisa May 26, 2015 Budd Lake, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most: I loved the friendliness of the staff, waterpark facilities and the rooms.
Other Comments: Couple of tips to make the experience truly perfect... 1. Have a scrubber/sponge to do the dishes manually (you provide the dish soup just nothing to wash with). 2. The shower head is very week, would be nice to change that 3. We stayed two nights, the housekeeping staff came after our first night and clean up a little bit but didn't make our beds or refresh our soups, etc.
Divyesh May 26, 2015 EDISON, NJ, United States

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