Discover Upstate New York This Summer at The Cove at Sylvan Beach

By Miles Blundell, Director of Golf and Recreation - PGA Master Professional at Turning Stone Resort Casino

What makes the perfect family getaway? For many, it’s about taking a break from the daily grind and spending time together at a slower pace with a week or two of boating, fishing, hiking and evenings around the campfire. That’s why it’s no surprise that Upstate New York is becoming a top family vacation destination in the Northeast. Visitors from New York City, Boston, Hartford, New Haven, Manchester and beyond have realized that Upstate New York is the perfect place for families seeking active outdoor vacations with plenty of fun for kids and adults alike. This is why Oneida Nation Enterprises, the parent company of the award-winning Turning Stone Resort Casino, knew it was time to bring a new lakeside vacation rental destination to Upstate with The Cove at Sylvan Beach.

Upstate New York visitors are catching on to what residents have long known – the area’s unrivaled natural beauty is just the beginning of what it has to offer. Oneida Lake, the state’s largest inland lake, welcomes boaters for relaxing days on the water and provides opportunities for swimming, paddling and tournament-worthy fishing. State and local parks offer trails for all ability levels to enjoy hiking and biking with inviting picnic spots and other activities.

The Cove at Sylvan Beach offers a new way to experience it all, blending a family-friendly lakeside vacation destination with the entertainment and dining options of a world-class resort casino just a short drive away. Located on the shores of Oneida Lake, The Cove is a $35 million vacation community that will welcome guests for the first time at its May 21, 2022 grand opening. It was created with a simple goal in mind: to offer visitors all the best of Upstate New York with the one-of-a-kind, award-winning amenities and experiences ONE has become known for within the region, across the country and around the world.


As The Cove was developed, we knew it presented a great opportunity to leverage all of our experience in creating unparalleled guest experiences and offer something truly unique for families. Guests at The Cove can choose from 70 two- and three-bedroom lakeside cottages, all perfect for week-long escapes with family and friends. Each weekly rental includes use of a pontoon boat and a dedicated boat slip, making it easy to enjoy carefree days on Oneida Lake casting out for bass, walleye and perch or simply soaking up the sun. Sylvan Beach Supply Co., The Cove’s flagship store, will provide rentals for paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, water skis and tubing on-site, so it’s easy start having fun on the water right away. Guests will also find grab-and-go sandwiches, ice cream, beverages and sundries to keep their cottages – and their picnic baskets – stocked throughout their stay. Families can also toast s’mores around a fire pit, take a dip in a heated pool and take advantage of countless other amenities.


Yet it’s not just the unique amenities, world-class service ONE properties are known for or The Cove’s premier location that make it so appealing for Upstate New York lake vacations. Guests can also access all the award-winning amenities found at Turning Stone Resort Casino during their stay. For those seeking fine dining, Wildflowers, located at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence-winning Lodge, has been recognized with AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star Awards, while TS Steakhouse has also been honored with the Forbes Four Sta r Award. 

Ska:ná:, a relaxing retreat for self-care, was recently named #1 among Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas and has been awarded the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award. Golf Channel’s Golf Advisor has rated Atunyote, Kaluhyat and Shenendoah the top three golf courses in New York, and our courses have earned Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Resorts in the Northeast, Casino Player Magazine’s #1 Best Golf Course in New York and 3 Golf Magazine Best in Golf Awards.

Every year, more families discover all that Upstate New York has to offer. This summer, we couldn’t be more excited to introduce them to our region or help returning visitors find even more to love at The Cove. We’ve drawn on our long history of providing award-winning experiences and partnered with a host of local vendors to create a new vision for recreation that offers more choices, more amenities and more ways to relax, reconnect and enjoy. No matter what defines your family’s best-ever summer vacation, you’re sure to find it at The Cove and make memories to cherish.

The Cove at Sylvan Beach is currently accepting bookings for May to September 2022. Make your reservations now to share Upstate New York’s top attractions with your family this summer and get to know a region you’ll want to revisit for years to come. 


We use cookies for best experience on website. By using our site you agree to Cookies Policy