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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
A beautiful, elegant hotel conveniently located to the Casino and event location. The food at the Lodge was also very good. There is a spa and I wish I was there long enough to experience it. The rooms are very comfortable, with robes, slippers, Keurig in the room, amazing shower, BTW. Can't wait to go again!
Spent two nights of daughter's fall break (Ithaca College) at The Lodge at Turning Stone. Thoroughly gorgeous property and luxurious visit. You truly feel more like you're staying at someone's grand home rather than at a hotel. One small but lovely detail is that housekeeping doesn't leave carts in the hallways, rather they bring them into the rooms for cleaning and they are stealth about it. Upon check-in you are asked what time is most convenient for you to get refresh service in the AM and turn-down in the PM, so no knocking on doors. Actually we never heard a door slam during our two night stay - engineering must be brilliant. Grounds are beautiful - there was a walking path around the whole property which took 20 - 25 minutes at brisk pace. The lobby of the lodge is someplace you will want to spend lots of time with a book and glass of wine. Spa services at Skana (massage and facial) were amazing - be sure to arrive early and plan to stay late, and bring bathing suit for fantastic mineral pool and hot tubs. Enjoyed dinners at TS Steak House and Pino, had gourmet breakfast at Wildflowers and lunch/football viewing at Upstate Tavern. A manager from Steak House recognized us Night 2 at Pino and sent complementary appetizers. High class property - if budget allows it's well worth the visit to central New York.
Great couples Anniversary weekend getaway. The staff at the lodge always go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and special. From the valet parking, to the high end dining options and everything in between, the lodge is always our go to when staying at the turning stone.