Greek Peak Mountain Resort encompasses all kinds of fun including a stunning lodge for families.
Hope Lake Lodge
Hope Lake Lodge at Greek Peak Mountain Resort is a hotel and indoor water park, located in Cortland, NY part of the Finger Lakes. It’s near the NY Jets training camp and offers the perfect place for a family retreat.
Hope Lake Lodge is not only an award-winning beautiful hotel, it’s also the home of Cascades Indoor Waterpark. The entire area around Hope Lake Lodge is a recreation area. In the summer they offer zip lining, ropes courses, hiking, fishing, and all kinds of other fun activities. In the winter they offer skiing, tubing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more.
On top of all that the rooms and suites are huge and have full kitchens! Here is a picture tour of our suite at Hope Lake Lodge.
In this living room photo is a full-size couch that can be unfolded into a bed.
You can not see the ski storage area from this picture, but along the wall facing the dining table is a ski storage nook. Having somewhere to put your skis is a must when picking out a place to stay near a ski area.
It was nice having the sink area separate from the shower area. It made getting ready quicker and anything that helps a family with three kids get faster quicker is a big deal.
I loved the fitness room. They provided towels and water. There were 2 or 3 tv’s in the room.
Cascade Indoor Waterpark
We stayed two nights at the hotel and all hotel guests get complimentary passes to the water park. Day passes are also available on certain days.
The water is kept at 84 degrees year-round. They have a wave pool, two body slides, two tube slides, an interactive play structure, and a kiddie pool with swings and a slide. They also have my favorite, an indoor/outdoor hot tub. Along with a regular pool inside and another outside. The outside pool is also kept at 84 degrees and can be entered from inside the water park.
Our kids had so much fun. They played in the wave pool for hours. I was glad there were no restrictions on who could use the wave pool. If your kid is under 42 inches they are required to wear a life jacket. My five year old wore a life jacket and the waves were fine for him. I also liked how compact everything is. I was able to easily keep an eye on all three kids at once.
Cortland, NY is near the Finger Lakes not far from Ithaca, NY.
Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.