Turning Stone Resort And Casino
What We Love
- Rate includes entrance for two to Lava nightclub (limited to Friday and Saturday nights only)
- The on-site activities — golf, tennis, an indoor swimming pool and spa
- Wildflowers, the upscale in-house restaurant
- Take advantage of the special events during the month-long 20th Anniversary
What To Know
- Better for singles or couples; there is no kids club
- Removed from the hustle and bustle of Turning Stone's famed casino
- Good for younger, active travelers
- No pets
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- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
Amid the farmlands of central New York State, the Lodge at Turning Stone is a gem in an improbable landscape. On 3,400 acres of Oneida Indian Nation land, the 95-room all-suite lodge is built in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style and has a surprising sophistication that sets it apart from its party-loving Turning Stone cohorts. You don’t have to set foot in the casino to have a winning experience here. In fact, a benefit of staying in the Lodge is its seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the casino — Lodge accommodations attract a younger, more active crowd focused on just escaping it all.
Bed and Bath
The spacious accommodations really stand out. All 95 suites have large bedrooms, separate living areas, European bed linens and huge bathrooms. It’s worth upgrading to a Lodge VIP Suite, where visiting celebrities stay when they play the 800-seat cabaret-style theater in the casino, for the private hot tub and terrace overlooking the golf course. The dual dining room/living room, with its wide-screen TV, wet bar and gas fireplace will make you want to throw a party.
Golf is as big a game as Texas Hold’em here. The longest course of the five at Turning Stone is the Tom Fazio–designed Atunyote, which has hosted championship games on the PGA Tour. The huge Golf Dome means players can stay in top form even in winter. Skaná Spa, which connects to the Lodge, focuses on ancient American Indian healing traditions and has posh VIP suites with side-by-side soaking tubs, private steam and sauna areas and a shower for two. On the dining front, save one night for a special meal at the upscale Wildflowers restaurant and don’t miss the specialty steak Diane, which is flambéed tableside.
In the Area
Turning Stone’s month-long 20th anniversary celebrations kicked off on June 29th, offering exclusive golf tournaments, live entertainment, million-dollar bingo and more. For a more low-key excursion, Cooperstown’s National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an hour’s drive away, down sylvan country roads. Memorializing the greatest stars in the history of the game, this attraction is a mecca for fans. Or head about an hour east of the Lodge to Glimmerglass for a raft operas, cabarets, concerts, discussions and more in a picnic-friendly setting.
How to Get There
If your goal is to have a magical experience come to Turning Stone and stay at The Lodge. They made our 21st Anniversay very special all services provided with attention to the smallest details from Natalie at check (Thank you for your recommendations) the complimentary champagne to the awesome turn down service. The Lodge was immaculate and to experience the opulents, I felt like royalty. We enjoyed all what Turning Stone has to offer: the spa, the melt in your mouth dinning experience at TS Steak House, dancing at the multiple clubs, and ending our evening with scrumptious cocktails at one of the lounges. But, if you want to gamble they have that in spades. Truly a wonderful experience. We will be back!
Skanda is the Spa at The Lodge. It is amazing! I highly recommend the pedicure experience - it was so well done by Kimberly. After the pedicure, I was able to use the other spa amenities. I also recommend ordering lunch while utilizing the spa - it was healthful and delicious. Everything was perfect.
Stayed at The Lodge suites! From arrival, to attention to detail and customer satisfaction, I can not say enough. 5*! Rooms spacious, comfortable and soft tones make you feel relaxed when you enter. Pool and spa extraordinary. We dined at Wildflowers restaurant, Devine! We will definitely be returning!
Every year we spend a winter weekend at the Turning Stone casino, and stay at their first class all suite hotel called The Lodge. The hotel is like a sanctuary escape from the real world, It has a 4 star spa and a first rate restaurant called Wild Flowers. The staff could not be nicer or more accommodating. The Lodge is attached to the main casino via walk over ramp. You are part of the action, but far enough away. It is the perfect combination. I strongly suggest you go there for a couples weekend.
If you are looking for quiet comfort and a reprieve from the concrete jungle, try a few nights with people dedicated to helping you do just that. The environment promotes relaxation and tranquility, but if you want stimulation, just walk to the casino next door.