Hope Lake Lodge in Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge in Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge

Hope Lake Lodge is a hotel and water park, located in Cortland, NY (not far from the NY Jets training camp) 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. Here is a picture tour of our suite at Hope Lake Lodge.
Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY
Not shown in this living room photo is a full size coach that folds into a bed.
Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY
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.
Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY
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.
Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY
I loved the fitness room. They provided towels and water. There were 2 or 3 tv’s in the room.
Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge, Greek Peak Resort, Cascade Indoor Water Park, Cortland, NY

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 where 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 part of the Finger Lakes not far from Ithaca, NY.

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By | 2019-01-16T20:39:54-07:00 January 9th, 2013|Finger Lakes, Luxury Hotel, New York, skiing, water park|0 Comments

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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.

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